Homeopathy vs. Ayurveda: Is there a difference?

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The modern world may be heading fast toward the advanced western medicine system but it cannot replace the herbal and natural healthcare systems. People worldwide continue to use them because of their proven benefits and lack of harmful side-effects. Two of the major alternative forms of medicines are homeopathy and Ayurveda. Despite being in the same category, both of them have vast difference...

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What is the cervix? The cervix is the group of tissues that connect the vagina and the uterus. The cervix produces cervical mucus that keeps changing in consistency during the menstrual cycle. It dilates during childbirth to allow the baby to pass through and opens a small amount during menstruation to let the blood flow through. What causes cervical cancer? When the cells...

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What is Mother Tincture? Before we delve deeper into the topic, let’s understand the simple definition of Mother Tincture first. Tincture is a medicine that is made by dissolving a drug in alcohol. A mother tincture, on the other hand, is the base of a homeopathic remedy. It is basically the mother of a homeopathic remedy on which further dilutions are done. It is a simple combin...

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Homeopathy was first introduced in India by Dr Johann Martin Honigberger in 1839. After that, it was difficult to stop the wide-spread awareness of this alternative treatment. But Homeopathy is the system of alternative medicine that was formed by German Physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. His theory was based on the principle of ‘Like Cures Like’ which claims that a substance that...

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Steroids and the immune systemWhen a child suffers from an allergy and shows several symptoms, they are given anti-allergy drugs. These drugs suppress the symptoms but the disease keeps on increasing with time. As the disease increases, the doctors are forced to prescribe steroids. Steroids weaken the immune system by slowing it down in order to bring down the inflammation. In the...

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