Homoeopathy is an alternative method of treatment, based on the nature’s Law of Cure, namely ‘Like Cures Like‘. The truth of this law was discovered by a German scientist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. Homoeopathy is a revolutionary, natural medical science. It is a gentle and effective system of medicine. The remedies are prepared from natural substances to precise standards and work by stimulating the body’s own healing power.
It is more than a century and a half now that Homoeopathy is being practised in India. It has blended so well into the roots and traditions of the country that it has been recognised as one of the National Systems of Medicine and plays an important role in providing health care to a large number of people. Its strength lies evidently in its effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through the promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels.
The concept of disease in homoeopathy is that disease is a total affection of mind and body, the disturbance of the whole organism. Individual organs are not the cause of illness but disturbance at the inner level (disturbance of the life force, the vital energy of the body) is the cause of illness. Therefore homoeopathy does not believe in giving different medicines for different afflicted parts of the body but rather give one single constitutional remedy, which will cover the disturbance of the whole person. Homoeopathy treats the patient as a whole and not just the disease. Medical philosophy is coming more and more to the conclusion that the mere treatment of symptoms and organs can only help temporarily and that it is the healing power of the body as a whole that has to be enhanced. Homoeopathy believes in holistic, totalistic and individualistic approach.
Department has run a special OPD for chronic cases, where the patients are seen by the faculty of the department.