Homeopathy or homœopathy is the branch of medicine in which the symptoms are recorded on the basis of drug proving. Technological developments in homeopathy treatment.
Means each and every symptom of the medicines written in the book are proved on healthy human beings and well recorded in the book, which is now able to cure the sick who has the same symptoms.
The founder of Homoeopathy was Dr. Christian Fredrick Samuel Hahnemann. He founded homeopathy in the year 1796. Master Hahnemann during his time himself felt difficulty to summarize all the symptoms of medicines as proving and reproving of medicine was taken place and a large number of symptoms additions take place daily.
Due to which he requested his fellow friends to write a book that should contain all the symptoms in an index form that should be systematically arranged. This makes him felt for the need for indexing of this growing pool of information.
As remedies and provings multiplied, it became a problem to keep a track of all the symptoms. He also realized the limitations of the human mind to remember all the symptoms and felt the need for an aid to retrieving the facts.
During the time of Master Hahnemann, it was only 100 drugs which were proved but now it is more than 4500 remedies which are well proved, few are under proving.
For a Homoeopathic physician, it is not possible to remember every remedy and to summarize all the symptoms of the remedies. To fulfill that, a need for Repertory has been created.
Till now there are almost more than 300 books in repertories are present. In the 21st century, these repertories are now in software form which can be easily used anywhere and has made the work easier.
Homeopathy or homœopathy physician for curing the diseased patient must study the Homoeopathic principles which include:-
- What it is in sickness that guides to the curative remedy (Organon &Homoeopathic philosophy)
- What is needed to meet these demands (Materia Medica)
- How to use it, so that he can find what he wants and when he needs it (Repertory)
What Is Repertory In Homeopathy?
The Repertory is an index, symptoms of materia medica, neatly arranged in a practical form and also indicating the relative gradation of drugs, and it greatly facilities for quick selection of the indicated remedy.
A homeopathic repertory is advantageous for the Homoeopathic physician in choosing the correct medicine to heal the sick. In cases of difficulty, repertory is the only mean by which a Homoeopathic physician can be guided to select the correct medicine.
Sometimes patients are not able to explain their symptoms correctly or the physician feels difficulty to receive symptoms from them for the choice of the medicine. Under such circumstances, one can use repertory to his advantage and finally choose the medicine by asking questions guided by repertory.
Homeopathic Latest Technologies for Treatment
Before moving on in “Technological developments in homeopathy treatment.” Before using the latest technologies, it is the physician’s mind that is responsible for understanding and using it correctly.
A proper case taking is a first step in which every Homoeopathic physician should do it correctly according to Homoeopathic principles.
Case taking is the first step, and the outcome of treatment entirely depends upon the success of the first step. Any mistake committed here would certainly interfere in the selection of drugs and the planning of the treatment.
One of the latest and best technological advancements in the field of Homoeopathy is COMPUTER REPERTORY. After the spread of Homeopathy, all the–over the world Homoeopathic prescribers started searching easy and quick method for the selection of similimum for which they prepared paperless work of repertorization which is not much time consuming as well as not much laborious.
Computer repertory can be very useful to new Homoeopaths with limited knowledge of medicine and also guides old Homoeopaths to consider smaller remedies. Now with the advent of handy laptops and power books, it is easy to use them during an interview with more interaction and side by side analysis.
There is more than 50 Homoeopathic software are present now a day’s which physicians use according to their knowledge of the software.
Computer software’s are mainly divided into Three
- Organon 96
- Less database
- But learning and teaching
- Conceptual S.W
- Mac Repertory
- Easy maneuver
Today the latest software introduced in Homoeopathy, which most of the Homoeopathic physicians use are:-
- Hompath Zomeo
- Radar Opus
- Complete Dynamics
Today as the world is moving forward, the mode of treatment is also advance. Now Homoeopathic doctors have introduced the new method for providing a treatment which is known as TELE HOMOEOPATHY.
The patient can fix their appointment by going through their website and fix the date for the telecommunication, the patient can contact the doctor at that time for giving this full case taking.
Through this way, the patient and doctor can interact with each other in the given time. As most of the patients who prefer this method are working due to which they are not able to go to the doctor’s clinic. This method saves the time of the doctor as well as the patient also.
Today this method is adopted by many doctors and patients as well. Many diseases like arthritis, gynecological disorders, anemia, pregnancy-related problems, respiratory disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders, various skin disorders, and communicable diseases are well treated by this method.
With the increasing demand for this method, Tripura after adopting this method received the international award at the Health World Expo-2011 in New Delhi in THTM (Tele- Homoeopathy Treatment Method).
Today this method is also adopted by many patients. Patient for this method has to book an appointment for online consultation on their website. At that given time he can interact with the doctor through chatting options given on the website or even through Skype for video calling.
This method is adopted by those patients who stay very far from their consulting doctors or we can say those who stay in different countries can get in touch with their doctor with this method.
Electronic medical records are a digital version. This method is adopted for the paperless work for keeping the medical records of the patient.
This EMR (E-medical records) contains medical records within the single facility i.e., either a doctor’s clinic or office. Today different types of EMR used in hospitals and clinics by doctors, which contains the same type of information.
Like PHR (Personal health record) which is health documentation maintained by the patient itself and HER (Electronic health record) which is an official health record shared by multiple facilities and agencies. Today there are software for EMR:-
- eClinical Works
- GE Health care
- practice fusion
Advanced Homoeopathy Virology Lab
With the advancement in the study in Homoeopathy, there is also an advancement in the field of research which is reflected as the starting of Advanced Homoeopathic Virology lab which is running now in Kolkata India.
It was inaugurated by Dr.Anjali Chatterjee. This lab will help in the research for the virus study and will help to introduce new drugs and technologies to fight against the virus in Homoeopathy. This is the first lab in India and is located in the Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata.
Objectives of the lab:–
- For conducting basic and fundamental research in the field of Homoeopathy.
- The research will be done against virus-like influenza, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and H1N1 (swine flu).
- For the development of new drugs and technologies to fight against the challenges produced by viruses.
- Ph.D. students can also participate in the research field for the advancement and betterment in Homoeopathy.
Nanotechnology in Homoeopathy
Homeopathy is based on nano-pharmacy. Nanoparticles can be described as the particles whose sizes are between 1 to 100 nanometers and this nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. Or we can say that one single atom is one-tenth of a nanometer while subatomic particles are still much smaller than that.
When coming upon Homoeopathy, many objections were there on Homoeopathic remedies that they are highly diluted which does not contain any medicinal property rather it is a placebo. But IIT scientist has proved this wrong.
They proved that Homoeopathic medicines work on the principle of nanotechnology. Even after dilution to the nanometer, Homoeopathic pills still contains the particles of the medicines.
While preparing the homeopathic medicines nanoparticles are formed during the trituration process. And these nanoparticles are transferred from dilution to dilution in the succession process and carry nanoparticles in layered accumulations.
Clinical Research in Homoeopathy
Today with the advancement in Homoeopathy, Clinical research becomes the main part of Homoeopathy. Today new research is conducted in Homoeopathy which may be useful in:-
- Prevention of various diseases
2. Treatment of various diseases
Objectives of Clinical research:- The main emphasis is given on the clinical evaluations of Homoeopathic medicines in cases where there is no curative treatment is present in conventional medicines, in various endemic diseases and in surgical diseases where homeopathy is lacking.
Today many types of researches are been conducting for the proving of many other medicines that are new in Homoeopathy. Even the reproving of Homoeopathic medicines is also done to know the power of Homoeopathic medicine which is hidden in it.
Till now under CCRH (Central Council of Research in Homoeopathy) the council has conducted about 136 studies on various diseases, out of which 121 studies were concluded to date, while 15 studies were withdrawn.
Even till today in Homoeopathy an important achievement in Clinical studies is present in HIV/AIDS, and many more diseases. More advancement in the field of Homoeopathy is still upcoming.
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