Why Homoeopathy is termed as a wholistic medicine

The concept of disease in homoeopathy is that disease is a total affection of mind and body, the disturbance of the whole organism. The parts of the body do not independently get sick. It is the whole person who gets sick. Individual organs are not the cause of illness but disturbance at the inner level (disturbance of the life force/ vital force/energy of the body) is the cause of illness. It is the whole person who is affected by the disease and it is the whole person who responds to the medicine. Therefore homoeopathy does not believe in giving different medicines for different afflicted parts of body (head, nose, ears, throat, etc ) but rather give one single constitutional remedy, which will cover the disturbance (different complaints) of the whole (same) person.To this day, allopathic medicines are still classified according to disease: anti-inflammatory to contain inflammation, antibiotics to kill bacteria, anti-pyretic to contain fever, etc. 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 whole that has to be enhanced.Homeopathy evaluates the whole person (synthesis); allopathy its sum parts (analytical). So homeopathy encompasses allopathy as spherical earth encompasses the flat earth view. Thus homeopathy is a super set of allopathy. Homoeopathy believes in wholistic, totalistic and individualistic approach.

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