What is Individualization in Homeopathy?

Individualization is a process in homeopathy where an individual is separated from other people (depending on his symptoms) suffering from the same pathology. Eg: In a family with three members suffering from malaria, their symptoms may vary. One may feel thirsty, another craves sour foods, and the third experiences fear. Homeopathy considers these uncommon symptoms in selecting the appropriate remedy


What are Homeopathic Remedies?

Homeopathic remedies are highly diluted substances derived from natural elements in the vegetable, mineral, and animal kingdoms. They are prepared in a special way called potentization.


How does a Homeopathic Remedy affect the organism?

Homeopathic remedies act by strengthening and enhancing the natural immunity of the organism.

other queries

No, Homeopathic Remedies are not dangerous because they are highly diluted.

No, Homeopathic Remedies are not addictive.

Homeopathic Remedies should be stored in a dry place away from the sun and strong perfumes. They should not be stored in refrigerators.

Yes, Homeopathic treatment can be combined with other forms of medical treatment that are free of drugs.

The small sugar pills (globules) used in homeopathy are simply vehicles for the medicine. There are over 2500 different medicines in homeopathy, and the homeopath selects the perfect remedy for each individual case and prescribes it on these pills.

Potentization is the method of preparation of serial dilutions in homeopathy. It involves a stepwise dilution of the medicine, where the quantity decreases but the quality increases. Different scales of potentization, such as centesimal, decimal, and 50 millesimal, are used.

Homeopathic medicines are selected based on symptom similarity. To find the right remedy, a homeopath requires an in-depth understanding of the patient’s personality traits and details of all symptoms.

Homeopathy treats the person in the disease, considering the organism as a whole. Mental state, along with physical problems, is taken into account during the selection of remedies. This holistic approach distinguishes homeopathic treatment.

Constitutional treatment in homeopathy considers the individual’s hereditary predispositions and the influence of the environment. It involves prescribing the remedy based on the person’s mental, emotional, social, and physical aspects.

Homeopathic medicines are not inherently slow in action. However, people often turn to homeopathy when diseases become chronic, which naturally requires more time to cure. In acute diseases, homeopathic medicines can lead to quick recovery, sometimes faster than contemporary medical treatments.

Homeopaths generally do not prescribe steroids because homeopathic medicines are sweet in taste, while steroids are bitter. Chemical testing can be done to check the presence of steroids in medicines.

Allopathy aims to treat specific parts/systems, while homeopathy considers the person as a whole. Allopathy gives little importance to mental symptoms when treating physical pathology, while homeopathy follows a holistic approach, considering all aspects of the individual.

In homeopathy, medicines are given in highly diluted form, whereas in Ayurveda, medicines are given in crude form. Homeopathy works on the energy level, while Ayurveda works on the organic level. Homeopathy prescribes medicines producing similar symptoms, while Ayurveda often prescribes medicines producing exactly opposite symptoms in crude form.

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