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is homeopathy different from allopathy at all?

Allopathy looks for symptoms and then clubs similar symptoms to describe it as a disease. This disease is then cured through medicines to relive patients of those symptoms. Same disease has mostly the same symptoms.

Homeopathy looks at the symptoms, does not give them a collective name of a disease but gives medicines to relive patients of those uncomfortable symptoms. It is very likely that many persons have similar symptoms and are cured by similar or even same medicine.

Won't all patients of viral, heart problems, cancer, AIDS, malaria exhibit majority of similar symptoms? Only general characterstics of personality-like whether patient otherwise likes cold water or hot or sleeps with body covered with sheet etc may differ to add a few different combination medicines to the main medicine. Is not this what allopathy also does?
Only difference remains is in the way medicines are made.
Also, should ahomeopath be intersted in or get help by blood tests, ECG, EEG, blood pressure reading etc as many of these tests reveal and confirm wrongs in the body to an allopath. Does a homeopath identifies that something is wrong with the heart or he is not bothered at all whether symptoms indicate heart problem or malaria or whatever name it be given?
  i question on 2007-01-21
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If the problem is chronic, then homeopathy looks way past the localized symptoms that allopathy focuses on.

Then homeopathy seeks to introduce a similar disease. It is the vital force fighting that similar artificial disease that cures the underlying problem.

Allopathy seeks to introduce an opposite disease, to bludgeon the problem by suppression. That suppression may drive the problem deeper and make the patient sicker. But of course then, allopathically, it is considered a different disease.

Homeopathy recognizes that in a chronic state there maybe a number of seemingly different issues going on but that they are the same dis-ease. By addressing the totality it has the ability to cure and to make the patient overall more healthy.

Homeopathy also recognizes that the cause may appear to be entirely unrelated to the localized symptoms, but that the person will not improve until that underlying cause is countered. It may have been a vaccine. It may have been a severe emotional jolt. It may have been a previous acute illness that the person never really recovered from. These are not issues allopathy ever addresses.

Yes, they are very different.
Daisy43 last decade
'i-question'....you really need to take up a course in Homeopathy. You will do well....coz h'pathy needs people who can get to the bottom of things.

Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Your descriptions of modern medical diagnosis are quite incorrect, and nowhere near as simplistic as you would like to believe.

Please take the time to research this information - it is all there if you but look.
ZepOz last decade
Dear i question,

Homeopaths are definitely supposed to make all systematic investigations, inclusive of pathological tests, ECG, EEG, MRI etc etc & in fact all relevant tests, which are required in case of a particular patient , so as to arrive at a diagnosis, which is very much required for the purpose of prognosis. But unfortunately it is of little value for homeopaths for making a prescription, as homeopaths treat individual & not disease. While in conventional medical sciences, once they make diagnosis, they can immediately conclude & prescribe the medicine, or set of medicines or suggest surgery etc, as they got set of predetermined medicines for each of the diagnosis.
But for Homeopath, diagnosis carry only a limited value, one for making prognosis & the other to eliminate common symptoms, constituting that particular diagnosis. In order to arrive at a homeopathic medicine, Doctor has to individualise the case by eliminating all the common symptoms, which constitute the diagnosis, as these are very common symptoms, & carry no value in homeopathic prescriptions, instead homeopath has to look for the symptom , which are peculiar to that particular patient & therefore all homeopathic medicines are prescribed looking to each individual & not for the diagnosis
sbahl last decade
tks sbahl, it makes sense.
i question last decade
are we back to the sceptic thing under another title
alangail1 last decade
no. A debate is always helpful. perhaps some day we are able to work out success rate of homeopathy. For example, may be someone has documented of X cases of burning sensation, he could cure Y. Just attacking allopathy to defend homeopathy or refusing to answer queries doesnot help. I feel even the grid system developed on this forum, howsoever confusing it appears sometimes t seggregate one symptom from the other, is an attempt to bring science and logic into this system. Also, some persons here attack allopathy claiming many dying because of drugs. But then homeopathy also has side affects and I have seen it happening to deep believers in homeopathy who resorted to freelancing it themselves on their children. yes, I do feel frustrate when I find even some minor pain or problems do not get cured by any system-allopathy, homeopathy , ayurveda, accupressure. Wish there were more efforts and research in making a holistic system of cure.
i question last decade
MODERATOR,I feel I had used very decent language in a response but forum refused to accept it saying it contained wrds not permissble here. I went through it many times-a long post had worked out -before deciding to post a samll message only. What could be possible objectionable words?I am sure I did not use and obscene or abusive or racist words.
i question last decade

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