What is the difference between Homeopathic and Allopathic (modern) medicine?

Allopathic Medicine has achieved significant leaps in preserving both the quality and longevity of life, and it is important to recognize this contribution. While in most cases symptoms are relieved, allopathic medicines generally work by suppressing the body’s natural reaction to the pathogens. For example:

  • A cough is usually the result of foreign bodies in the lungs, the muscles spasm in an attempt to remove it. Cough syrups simply stop this reflex.
  • Many headaches are due to dehydration. Painkillers simply suppress the pain. Once the headache isn’t felt the patient no longer feels the need to rest, possibly working up a sweat and dehydrating further.
  • There are many types of beneficial bacteria, which naturally inhabit the human body. The modern approach to treating infection is through antibiotics, which simply destroy the infecting bacteria. But whilst doing so the antibiotics also destroy the beneficial bacteria. In addition there is widespread concern that today’s bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics.

In the eyes of the Homeopath, the symptoms of a disease are the body’s attempt to cure itself. Homeopathy treats all the symptoms as one, which in practical terms means that it addresses the cause not the symptoms, and in the process assists the body to build up its natural immunity. This often means that the symptoms tackled by Homeopathy do not recur.