What to know about Homoeopathy in UAE
Homoeopathy treatment has always been a second choice or an alternative to traditional medical treatment. However, in recent years, more people are turning to it and looking at is as a first instead of the second choice in terms of medicinal treatment.
The UAE is no stranger to homoeopathy and is quickly embracing it as more and more homoeopathic treatment clinics are popping up all over the city. But the real question at hand is, does homoeopathic treatment work? And how effective is it?
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In theory, homoeopathy aims to stimulate healing responses to diseases by administering substances that mimic the symptoms of those diseases in healthy people. These substances are often plant-based rely on natural properties.
Founder and chairman of Positive Health Clinic, Dr. Mukesh Batra says that “close to 93% of the UAE population suffer from diseases that are caused as a result of bad lifestyle choices”, and that homoeopathic treatment may be able to reverse and improve those conditions.
Poor lifestyle choices that homoeopathic treatment is suited for include:
- Common colds and flu
- Migraines and headaches
- Stress as well as Mental health disorders: depression and anxiety
- Being overweight or obese
- Hair fall, alopecia or baldness
- Eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, neuro and atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions
- Tonsillitis, asthma, cold, cough, earache
- Digestive issues such as food allergies, heartburns acidity, irritable bowel syndrome
- Gynaecological issues and menstruation complications, e.g. excessive bleeding or discomfort
Benefits of Homeopathic Treatments
- Can be a more affordable alternative to antibiotics and possible surgery
- Can be less harsh than the allopathic medications due to its natural properties
- Can have fewer side effects than traditional medications or operations
- May have a better or faster result compared to allopathic treatment in terms of healing
Lack of Evidence Behind Homoeopathic Treatment
Although homoeopathic treatments have become more and more popular in recent years as well as being widely available, homoeopathic treatment should not be seen as a feasible direct alternative to traditional medical treatment. The main reason being is that because there is still an insufficient amount of scientific backing behind it.
In theory, homoeopathy treatment may add up, but it does not have the credibility nor sufficient testing that goes into traditional medicine and medical procedures.
Possible side effects of homoeopathic treatment include insufficient or excessive amounts of certain properties or substances. In turn, your condition can get worse over time when you could be using traditional medical treatment from the beginning.
What to Consider Before Considering Homoeopathic Treatments
1. Do your research
Before you make a decision regarding what medical procedures you’d like to go for, it’s good to educate yourself on what each treatment entails if it fits you and if it’s credible enough for you to choose confidently.
It’s also good to go online and find the most credible and suitable medical facility for you. Of course, the final verdict should be made between you and your doctor; it’s still good to have an idea of what to expect and possibly learn from other people’s experiences.
2. Always speak with your doctor first
Though the choice of what type of treatment you take is entirely up to you, it would be very foolish to not consult with your doctor. If you don’t have a main go-to doctor, you can speak with one from a registered homoeopathic medical centre.
That way, you can learn what homoeopathic treatment is all about, and find out whether its something that suitors your personal information.
3. Assess your health from your previous experience
When it comes to health, it may be a good idea to stick with what works. If you commonly get flu or sicknesses and have a proper treatment that works well, it may be best to stick with that.
If previous treatments you’ve tried before don’t seem to work for you, then it may be a good idea to try something new.
Now that you have a better understanding of homoeopathic treatment, it is up to preference on what type of medical treatment you want to seek for your condition. With many registered homoeopathic treatment facilities in the UAE, you can always keep your options open.
The most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to health is that prevention is the key to a happy and healthy life. If you improve your lifestyle and wellbeing, a healthy mind and body will follow, and good health always beats any medical treatment.
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