Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homeopathy is the latest and refined method of treating patients economically and non-violently.

Mahatma Gandhi

Sometimes homeopathy can help prevent problems and complications in ways that conventional medicine cannot match.

Judy Norsigian

Homeopathy is wholly capable of satisfying the therapeutic demands of this age better than any other system or school of medicine.

Charles Frederick Menninger, M.D.

There have been two great revelations in my life: The first was bepop, the second was homeopathy.

Dizzy Gillespie

Homeopathy is the safest and more reliable approach to ailments and has withstood the assaults of established medical practice for over 100 years.

Yehudi Menuhin

Homeopathy is the true and very advanced healing science much beyond the scope of current methods of chemical analysis and interpretation.

Aditya Sardana, Ayahuasca

Homeopathy is the only non-violent health care system

Ron Harris

The Homeopath comes and gives his medicines and cures perhaps more than the allopath does because the homeopath does not disturb the patients but allows the nature to deal with them.

Swami Vivekananda

It is not merely a collection of few medecines but a new science with a rational philosophy as its base.

Dr. Rabindranath Tagore

Homeopathy did not merely seek to cure a disease but treated a disease as a sign of disorder of the whole human organism.

Dr. S. RadhaKrishnan

I believe Homeopathy as a system of cure has great scope in a poor country like India and deserves encouragement.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Holistic Healthcare remains a very big attraction. Best of doctors are moving towards homeopathy. There's a mood to go forward stress-free life from a stressful life.

Narendra Modi

While Homeopathy itself is a perfect science, its truth is only partially known. The truth itself relates to the divine, the knowledge relatesto man.

James Tyler Kent

Homeopathy is supposed to work miracles.

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

If I was not an actress, I would be a homeopathic doctor.

Lindsay Wagner

I can’t manage without homeopathy. In fact, I never go anywhere without homeopathic remedies. I often make use of them.

Paul McCartney

Homeopathic remedies can be effective in both major and minor ailments during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.

Judy Norsigian
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Homeopathic Practice in view of Covid-19 Crisis: Time to be Wise

Sep 04, 2020 | Editorial, | by Dr. Punit Srivastava,


The year 2020 will forever be etched in the minds of all of us- for the Crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. I doubt anyone of us may have witnessed such mayhem in his entire life. As put in the words of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) *“COVID19 has robbed us of people we love; It’s robbed us of lives and livelihoods; It’s shaken the foundations of our world; It threatens to tear at the fabric of international cooperation”. The pandemic has turned the world upside down, the health sector, education, socio-economic -everything has been impacted. Every aspect of our lives has been affected and it is bound to affect us for years to come.

In spite of the technical advances made we are striving for survival of mankind. The health sector is the most affected of all. As I write this more than 264 doctors have succumbed to COVID-19 and around 1,953 doctors have been infected in India accounting for 0.5 per cent of the total deaths in India due to Covid-19. In India, the mortality rate in doctors seems to be higher than that in the general population.

The statistics are pretty disturbing but they also act as a wake-up call for all doctors. There is a need for all doctors to think over about our attitude and behavioral trends while we practice during the pandemic. Why do we think the doctors are having a high mortality rate? Is it because we are treating patients? If you think so then there is a need to change your outlook. It is because of our attitude towards Health and Disease. The major causes of high infection rate include:

  1. Our Easy-going attitude towards the disease: We doctors have trained ourselves to be apathetic to the patient and disease. Since the days of our education we have developed this detachment with the disease process that our mind is always busy in going through observations, symptoms, medicine selection, prognosis that we hardly stop to think that we too can be affected. This develops the attitude of carelessness and we serve as easy bait for the virus. Firstly because we are in first hand contact with the patient and secondly because we are careless with protection measures. While practicing in our clinics we soon get the hang of treating patients and then we forget about sanitizing our stethoscope or how often we have touched our face or removed our mask. This can have a deep impact if the patient is COVID positive. So we should admit that this "invincible attitude" can cost us. Better safe than sorry should be our motto.
  2. Even if you do not work in COVID hospital you are susceptible: As the disease spreads to community with mixed states of presentation getting an asymptomatic patient in your clinic is not a nightmare. So we should not ignore the power of protection. All doctors must think about appropriate protective gear, sanitization methods, and testing strategies.
  3. Associated Comorbidity: Most of the doctors continue to practice beyond their retirement age. Also most of us suffer from Type II Diabetes, obesity, Hypertension due to our hectic and stressful lifestyle and we have wayback accepted these as part of our body. So we fail to realize that these comorbidities play a role in causing higher risk for infection. They would have been lesser evils if we would have had the blessing of "work from home" but being around the hospital setup makes us susceptible to infection.
  4. Beneath the Apron we are all Mortals: I have heard of doctors who relished the feeling of being sought by Critical patients and rejoiced to see the rush of patients at their clinic. But we should accept that we are not immortals. We may be great practitioners but we still have to take care of us.
  5. Smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old: Inspite of taking all the care if you feel a bit low, don’t ignore it. We are in the habit of overlooking the trivial symptoms and realize only when we have high grade fever or prostration. Take some time to observe and check your vitals; you can even pay visit to a colleague for consultation. It will not hurt you but ignoring the early signs can affect you and those around. So be on a look out. And most importantly don’t delay hospital admission if there is a need.
  6. How often have we adopted preventive measures? This is for real but most of us give counseling on using Preventive Homeopathic medicines, doing Yoga, eating healthy balanced diet, adopting immunity booster life style. But we ourselves ignore its importance. Our body is our only house so by taking care of it we can remain in "Safe Zone". So practice what you preach.

We may be COVID WARRIORS but for the SARS-COV-2 virus we are just another host. We may have queued up patients but we are indispensable only for our family and children.

So it may seem selfish but it is wise decision to Look before you Leap; practice but remain in Safe zone. By adopting simple measures such as healthy life style, preventive medicines, proper sanitization and protection measures and just a little awareness can help us to protect ourselves from COVID-19. Proper Preparedness Prevents Poor Performance.

Good Luck to all. Take Care.

Posted in COVID-19 and Homeopathy, Dr. Punit Srivastava, Editorial on Sep 04, 2020

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Dr. Punit Srivastava, Homeopathic Practice in view of Covid-19 Crisis: Time to be Wise. Homeopathic Horizon [Journal on the Internet]. 4th September 2020; 1(4) :homhorizon_1097_20 Available from:https://homeorizon.com/covid-19-and-homeopathy/homeopathic-practice-view-covid-19-crisis-time-be-wise. [Accessed 2024 Feb 29]

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