PUNE: City-based homeopathy doctors have begun implementing safer homeopathic dispensing practices to standardise and popularise the traditional form of medicine. The new practices have been adopted following reports of loose medicines sold in the market being laced with allopathic medicines and even steroids, sometimes in high dosages.
For the first time, doctors have started prescribing pre-medicated homeopathic medicines to patients that offer more quality, safety and hygiene than conventional drugs. These pre-medicated medicines or Boiron Tubes as they are called, are high quality medicines packaged in a unique sealed tube and are considered gold standard in homeopathy.
Dr Rajiv Kotgire, Founder, ActivHomeo Clinic said the new smart packaging and presentation gives more confidence and assurance to patients to opt for homeopathy.
“In the traditional method of homeopathy medicine preparation there were chances of doctors accidentally adding more medicines to the globules than required. Contamination from air was another risk. With these sealed tubes, patients can be absolutely sure of the amount and reliability of medicines they are ingesting,” said Kotgire.
Dr Ashok Bongulwar, Senior Consultant, Shree Chandraprabha Homeo Clinic said modern packaging and new dispensing methods coupled with increased safety, quality and efficacy of homeopathic drugs is proving to be a great boon for patients.
“Homeopathy practice is getting standardised just like allopathy since patients are no longer solely dependent on the doctor for their medicines. They can easily get their prescription from the pharmacies now,” said Dr Bongulwar.
Dr Kotgire said that if the right diagnosis is made, homeopathy has the ability to cure illness very quickly.
“The safety and efficacy of homeopathic drugs, as compared to allopathy, is much greater as they root out the disease from the very core and not just the symptoms. They increase the effectiveness of the immune system and help the body fight off infection on its own,” said Dr Kotgire.
Homeopathy is a branch of alternative medicine. . In this medical practice,extremely diluted amounts of natural substances are used to treat various ailments. It was created in 1796 by German physicial Samuel Hahnemann.