Dr. Geeta Pawar is a homeopath at Viman Nagar in Pune. She practices at Dr. Geeta’s Homeopathy Health Restoration Centre and has an experience of 16 years.
HappyAging talked to Dr. Pawar about the benefits of homeopathy for older adults.
History of Homeopathy
Homeopathy was created by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, in 1796. In 1835, Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore invited Dr. John Martin Honigberg to cure his vocal cord paralysis and swelling of feet. Although he had been trying various treatments for quite a long time, none had been effective. In the end, he turned to homeopathy and got cured. Dr. Honigberger also cured several cases of cholera during that period, earning him the name of “Cholera Doctor.” Dr. Mahendralal Sircar then carried forward the tradition of homeopathy, eventually leading to the establishment of Calcutta Homeopathy Medical College, the first college for homeopathy in India.
With such deep roots, homeopathy flourished in India.
Homeopathy for Older Adults
Homeopathy is based on the principle of Similia Similibus Curentur which means “Like Cures Like.” Dr. Pawar says that homeopathy is a holistic approach to medicine where the person seeking treatment is seen as a whole and not in parts. For example, if 10 people have the same disease, a homeopath will prescribe different medicines to different people based on their personalities, she adds.
Homeopathy for Treatment for Diseases in Older Adults
Dr. Pawar says that homeopathy is very effective in treating all diseases in older adults, even chronic ones. Problems that most older adults face like osteoarthritis, back pain, neck pain, diabetes, and hypertension can be taken care of by homeopathy. Autoimmune diseases and surgical cases can be addressed by homeopathy as well. In fact, the dependence on allopathic medicines can be reduced or even stopped completely by the use of homeopathic medicines.
Dr. Pawar also says that homeopathy can be used to treat every disease from cold and cough to later stages of cancer effectively.
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Side Effects of Homeopathic Medicines
The greatest issue many older adults face due to allopathic medicines is their side effects. Sometimes, the side effects of these medicines are so strong that they shadow the original disease and create more problems.
For older adults suffering from such issues, homeopathy can be a good option. Dr. Pawar says that homeopathic medicines have no side effects whatsoever because they are administered in the form of ultra-dilutions. These “medicines” stimulate our body’s vital force to take care of the disease by activating the body’s natural healing system.
Dr. Pawar says that homeopathy is being accepted more all over the world.
Watch the video to hear what Dr. Geeta Pawar says about homeopathy in India.
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