The advances in surgical techniques and procedures over the last century have been stupendous. That which was considered fatal till a generation ago is now treatable through surgery. However, surgery is not a silver bullet that promises to cure every medical problem. It contains both, the best and worst of traditional medicine. The advances made in the field have saved countless lives, but they have also given doctors an escape route when they cannot diagnose or treat a medical condition. Not all doctors subscribe to the theory of “when in doubt, cut’” but a frighteningly large number do.
The Problem with Surgery
There is a common misconception that homeopathic medicine is anti-surgery. Homeopaths acknowledge that there are some conditions that can only be treated through surgery, but it must be the last resort. The problem with traditional medicine is that surgery is often used even when the body is still able to heal itself without invasive treatment. It is also used when other treatments that are safer with fewer side effects and shorter recovery periods are still available.
Another issue is that even a “successful” operation does not always mean a cure. Removing an organ like a kidney or a tumor may resolve the immediate problem, but the underlying cause of the issue may still remain. Complications for a surgical procedure may appear years after the “successful” operation was done.
Homeopathy and Surgery
It must be understood that homeopathy is not against surgery when it is used judiciously; it is the one-size-fits-all solution to medical problems that homeopathy is against. A homeopathic doctor will try to use a homeopathic remedy or a combination of them to try to cure a medical condition. The results may be surprisingly good to those who do not know this branch of medicine. In the few instances where the results of homeopathic treatments are not what is desired, then the surgical option can be explored.
If the need for surgery is confirmed, homeopathy can be used to reduce possible complications and to improve the quality and pace of the healing process. Patients are told not to eat, drink or consume any non-prescribed medication before the surgery. This is sensible but there has never been any reported instances of problems arising from taking homeopathic medicines prior to the procedure. There are medicines to:
Reduce hemorrhage and infections
Reduce pre and post-surgical anxiety
Reduce post-surgery pain and agitation
Reduce the inflammation caused by extended use of intravenous (IV) therapy
Help restore balance to the system and promote recovery
And much more
Homeopathic medication can be taken along with traditional medication to hasten cure and speed up recovery.
Consult a Homeopathic Doctor
While the effectiveness and safety of homeopathy are well established and beyond question, self-medication is never a good idea. If you have been told that you require surgery, consult a homeopathic doctor to see if there are alternatives and if not, how homeopathy can help in both the procedure itself and the recovery. The doctor will discuss the matter with the surgeon to develop a combined treatment protocol that will maximize the surgical results and will help in a speedy recovery.