Whereas homeopathy medication is natural and has proven to have many advantages to patients, it’s also prudent for us to mention some of the major risk of homeopathy as an alternative form of treatment. These risks are based on well documented and very practical scenarios which need to be given due consideration.
We take a look at 3 major risks of homeopathy.
Homeopathy is not a solution for all medical conditions
Proponents of using natural solutions such as homeopathy to address their health problems need to keep in mind that natural solutions such as homeopathic medicines don’t work in all medical situations. For instance, a patient may be in need of surgery, or may require a treatment that offers immediate relief, or may simply need lifestyle changes in order to restore their health. It would therefore be ill-advised to try and use homeopathy for all types of illnesses without taking into consideration other conventional medicine alternatives that may be more effective.
Homeopathy is not a solution for emergency situations
When it comes to emergency medical situations, there is no data to support the use of homeopathy medication therefore it’s advisable to stick to conventional medication during such times. Emergency medical situations are those that are life-threatening and require immediate treatment such as asthma, meningitis, and other emergency situations that will require fast acting conventional medication to prevent death of the patient.
Lack of patient’s response to homeopathic treatment
Just like any other form of medicine, there is always a likelihood that a patient will not respond to treatment for one reason or another. In a situation where it involves a homeopath, they are likely to assume that they are not giving the right medication therefore they will take their time to try and figure out what the right medication is and this treatment could end up taking months. This will likely result in the illness getting worse or even another additional illness developing thereby making it more difficult to treat the patient.
Having looked at and analyzed the above major risks, it’s safe to say that though homeopathy is very good for your health, it’s not a 100 per cent replacement to conventional medication and it’s therefore important to consider it on a case by case basis. You must always ensure to consult a professional health practitioner to advice you on when you can and can’t turn to homeopathy. And most importantly know when the correct choice is turning to conventional medicine.