can homeopathic medicines can be taken parallel to Allopathy also. Is there any harm
Hello Mr. Jain,
Homeopaths usually do not allow their patients to use allopathic drugs simultaneously, esp. for the same complaint. And basically the idea behind this is correct. For homeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of signs and symptoms, and the efficacy of a medicine is also judged by its effect on the quality, quantity and nature of the symptoms. The progression of the disease towards the positive or negative end is judged by that. And only with this knowledge in hand can a homeopath decide what medicine to give, what potency to give, when and how to repeat etc. since allopathic medicines distort the true picture of the disease/patient by suppressing isolated symptoms, providing partial reliefs, and due to their side-effects, it becomes difficult to judge the condition of the patient for a homeopath. So u can see the justification behind not allowing the use of allopathic drugs simultaneously with homeopathic medicines.
But this is the ideal, not a rule. There are many exceptions like:
1. When a patient has been taking some allopathic medication for a very long period, it is not possible to withdraw the drug immediately. Sudden withdrawal of drugs used in diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, arrhythmias, hormonal disorders etc can sometime prove disastrous for the patient. In such cases usually the homeopathic treatment is started along with the allopathic medicines, and as the condition of the patient starts improving, the allopathic drugs are tapered slowly.
But in such cases obtaining a cure becomes very difficult as the homeopath has to prescribe on the mixed symptomatic state due to disease and the drugs.
2. When a patient is unwilling to get proper homeopathic treatment for his/her chronic complaints but wants to get her isolated acute conditions treated homeopathically, then homeopaths usually do not deny treatment to such patients.
3. In pre-surgery, post-surgery, and trauma cases homeopathic medicines are often given along with allopathic medicines.
4. Pioneers like George Vithoulkas and some practitioners like myself have come to this conclusion that during the course of a proper homeopathic treatment for chronic ailments, if a patient suffers from an acute isolated condition (unrelated to his chronic tendencies)(like sick headache due to night watching, or vomiting due to too much wine etc (indisposition)) then allopathic medicine for such condition(if is required) can be used. The reason behind this thought is that often homeopathic medicines can interfere with each others action or can change the disease picture enough to make the follow-up prescribing difficult. This is not good for the long term treatment of such patients.
These are some of the conditions when homeopathic medicines are given along with the allopathic medicines.