can homeopathic medicines can be taken parallel to Allopathy also. Is there any harm



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can homeopathic medicines can be taken parallel to Allopathy also. Is there any harm

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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.

Dr. B

Manish Bhatia

- CEO, Hpathy Medical Pvt. Ltd.
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- Lecturer of Organon & Homeopathic Philosophy.
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Comments

  1. Satish

    April 24, 2012

    Hello Dr,

    I am suffering from chronic sinusitis and completely addicted to histamines for the last couple of years. I have recently swithched on to homeopathy, however the doc has advised me to completely stop my antihistamines. I am finding it extremely difficult to cope with my flared up cold and cough which aggravates during the morning. Can I switch on to my night dosage of antihistamine and slowly stop the the intake as my homeopathy treatment progresses.

  2. Rehana Issat

    November 19, 2012

    Dr Bhatia
    Firstly, may I congratulate you on your website
    I am currently in my final year on the MSc homeopathy course at UCLAN and my dissertation is based on the above topic
    I would like to ask your permission to use the above in my thesis and also to forward the above in the form of a personal communication for comment to Mr Vithoulkas so I am able to reference it if a response is received
    Many Thanks
    Rehana Issat

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    veeraragavan narayanan

    November 19, 2012

    dearsir
    In connection with your topic , as far as iam conccerned homeopathi should not administered with allopathic.homeopathic medicines cure mildly,there is certainity and permanant.but in allopathic medicine over rule the system and become antidote for entire homeomedicine.Allopathic medicines sometim,e misguided the indication ,leads to dangrous condition.

  4. Santanu Sarkar

    February 15, 2013

    I am a serious steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome(SDNS) patient for the last 15yrs. My age is now 19yrs. I am taking traccolimus(allopathic medicine) for my treatment but cannot get well completely. Now I want to know if there is any homeopathic medicine which I can take along with the traccolimus as I cannot stop my allopathy treatment. Thanking you!

  5. Summer

    February 15, 2013

    Hello, I am 7 weeks pregnant. Two weeks ago I started a homeopathic treatment for a heart condition. I have a serious UTI infection and want to treat it with antibiotics with my OBGYN. I wonder if it is ok to take this (and possibly other medication my OBGYN might send) while still following my homeopathic treatment for my heart condition. Can there be any dangerous interaction? might one treatment stop working due to the other?

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      Manish Bhatia

      February 16, 2013

      There is unlikely to be any serious interaction. Whether you can take both together will depend upon what kind of homeopathic treatment you are taking. if you are consulting a classical homeopath then he is likely to take care of your other complaints too. if you are taking complex homeopathy, then you can take any other treatment you prefer.

  6. Anonymous

    February 15, 2013

    There should be no harm in taking homeopathic and “allopathic” medicines concurrently. In fact, the objectively measurable improvement brought about the latter may be co-opted by the homeopathic “practitioner” and credited to the homeopathic intervention instead, in order to continue to dupe both him/herself and his/her patients as to the homeopathic intervention’s efficacy.

    But there should be no worry about an interaction between water that at some point had contact with snake oil, and actual medicine.

  7. tamhom

    R.C.TAMILSELVAN

    July 18, 2013

    Sir,Taking medicine of homoeopathy and that of allopathy concurrently depends upon the interactions of the medicines.However I should say that homoeomedicine would lose its efficacy in such ineraction.

  8. vishavinder

    August 16, 2013

    sir,i am taking the motair-lc and deriphyliin syurp from 10 days but i am getting much relief from these simultaneously a started the the homeopathic treatment and they gave me the NAT.SULPH 6X i want to know the can take both the medicines simultaneously..

  9. Kakali

    September 19, 2013

    Hello,
    Can homeopathic medicine be given along with allopathy in case of cold? Usually how much time it takes to cure throat infection for a baby of about a year. Redness is there in eyes as well as watering also. Chest appeared to be clear. Coughing throughout the day. Refusing to eat anything.
    Please suggest.

    Thanks

  10. beula

    November 24, 2013

    Im using allopathy creams amd homeomedicine for rosacea, can I go forward?
    While taking homeo medicine will it increase in the beggining

  11. anu

    January 4, 2014

    Sir my mother is a heart patient and is taking allopathic medicines, and now along with yhem she is taking homeopathic medicines for hair problem and obesity.
    Can u please suggest if theres any harm in that or it is okay.

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