By Papiya Bhattacharya
More and more people are taking to alternate systems of medicine. They say alternate systems of medicine seem to work better, have less side effects and keep them in better health.
Reena and Ravi, parents of a 12-year-old boy, who had wheezing problems since the age of two, took their son for homeopathic forms of treatment. Today, their son is able to lead a better life and is not dependent on inhalers. He swims and eats ice creams and does catch a cold, but his parents are able to manage it easily.
Cardiac surgeon and national research professor at Manipal University Dr M S Valiathan – “Given the increase in Ayurvedic doctors every year which is over 20,000, Ayurvedic hospitals and dispensaries all over India, along with the production of Ayurvedic drugs of over `6,000 crore per year, one can assume that more people are opting for ayurveda ,” .
Executive Member of Central Homeopathy Council Dr B T Rudresh says that patients with diseases like hernia, appendicitis and tonsils can be treated better with Homeopathy while those with skin disease, piles, fistula, asthma, diabetes, hypertension and arthritis can get better results through Ayurveda.
Dr Rudresh says, “Homeopathy drugs are viable to Indian social economical and cultural backgrounds and do not cause any untoward incident. Plus, these are all tested on healthy human beings. Whereas in allopathy, drugs are tested on animals and can go wrong.”
Dr Mukesh Batra, founder and chairman, Dr Batra’s Group of Companies says “ Ayurveda, raw herbs are used whereas in Homeopathy they are potentised and diluted for greater efficacy. [Source]