Homeopathy is one of the most common complementary therapies used by cancer patients. It was found in the late 1700s in Germany. The basic principle of Homeopathy is – like cures like. Hence, in homeopathy, the homeopath uses tiny doses of the substance which, if used in large doses can cause the symptoms of the illness. It is believed that these small doses provide a molecular blueprint which triggers healing mechanisms in the body.
Founded in the late 1700s in Germany, homeopathy has been widely practised throughout Europe. Homeopathy is based on the theory that “like cures like”—a very small dose of a substance that causes a symptom in a healthy person may cure the illness. In theory, a homeopathic dose enhances the body’s normal healing and self-regulatory processes.
Homeopathy and Cancer
Homeopaths use different approaches to treat cancer patients as described below:
- In one approach, they use homeopathic remedies to target the tumours directly. Therefore, the homeopath chooses remedies matching the symptom of the tumor. The primary focus is on reversing the growth of the tumor.
- In another approach, they use remedies to strengthen cell detoxification and heal the eliminative channels like kidneys, urinary tract, liver, etc. In this approach, the homeopath attempts to detoxify particular substances.
- A homeopath can also try to address the overall constitution of the patient. The patient’s physical, emotional, and mental symptoms are recorded and a constitutional remedy is provided. This addresses and resolves the energy underlying the tumour which can result in the elimination of the tumor itself.
Apart from these approaches, many patients use homeopathy as a complementary therapy offering the following benefits:
- It helps relax the mind and body.
- Patients feel better equipped to handle stress, anxiety, and/or depression.
- It reduces symptoms and side-effects of other treatments like pain, fatigue, etc.
Over the years, many studies have been conducted to assess the clinical efficacy of homeopathic remedies in cancer treatment/ care. While most studies have reported insufficient evidence to arrive at any conclusion, some studies have found preliminary data in support of the effectiveness of homeopathy in cancer care.
Some Homeopathic Centers in India for Cancer Care
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