Questions answered by Dr Jayesh Shah PDF Print E-mail

Q – For how long should you wait while being treated with homoeopathy? Eg: In extreme loose motions, if you wait for a day or two you get dehydrated. Malaria- My daughter 13 years old had fever 101- 104 degrees which does not go down till you give her Crocin/ Metacin.
A – In acute situations the patient and the homoeopath needs to remain in touch and evaluate the progress of the case. In loose motions there is no harm waiting, as long as the child is taking as much fluids as he looses. As long as he passes urine there is no harm waiting till the diarrhoea subsides in a couple of days. Treatment of loose motions and related ailments is to replace the fluid. Most cases get well with homoeopathy and fluid replacement. The amount of fever does not matter. Fever is good for the system. It is a sign of good immune response. In some children who have tendency to febrile convulsions, to avoid it, one may need to give crocin, etc. In malaria cases one needs to evaluate every day and see if the general parameters are improving. If the intensity of the fevers and chills are getting better over a period of 2-3 days one can wait with homoeopathy.
– Dr. Jayesh Shah

Q – Please explain the dosage. We are told to put 8-10 drops of the medicine in ½ a cup of water, stir it, and then give 1-2 tsp every 3 hrs. I get little panicky and suspicious about the dose and then tend to give her more liquid than advised.
A –Homeopathic medicines are dilutions. More the dilution, more stronger is the medicine. It is exactly opposite of Allopathy. Sometimes, in acute situations dilutions in water act much faster then pills.
– Dr. Jayesh Shah

Q – Treatment/ cure for genetic or life-style disease e.g.: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Arthritis and length of treatment for the same?
A–There is good treatment for diabetes, arthritis, cholesterol in homoeopathy. One needs to understand that there are long term goals and short term goals. In the long run one wants to prevent or delay the complications of diabetes, cholesterol, etc. Long lasting and very chronic diseases need longer treatment obviously. Arthritis responds wonderfully to homoeopathy. However one needs to look into individual case to see if it is of autoimmune origin like rheumatoid arthritis or it is because of gout and uric acid or it is age related degeneration etc. One will need to remain under treatment till the person in general feels very good. Diet, regular exercise, yoga and meditation are a must to bring long lasting and permanent cure in chronic cases. In difficult cases of diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes one may need to continue some allopathic treatment. Slowly as the condition improves under the advice of a diabetes-specialist, those drugs can be reduced.
– Dr. Jayesh Shah

Q – I have Thyroid and I am taking Thyronorm 25 for last 1 ½ years. I am a staunch believer of homoeopathy. I take homoeopathic medicine regularly but I am unable to stop Thyronorm 25 and I am comfortable with it. Is it acceptable in homoeopathic treatment? Biplab.
A – Dear Mr. Biplab, Thyroid problems do respond to homoeopathy. I have generally experienced that medical doctors are too keen on putting a person on Thyronorm etc. In my observation patients treated only with homoeopathy have responded, even in cases with TSH between 30 and 75. Cases with TSH under 20 have a very good scope of recovering totally.  Once the Thyronorm tablets are started it is difficult to reverse the condition completely. However with homoeopathic treatment, the total need for Thyronorm reduces. Many of my patients have been able to reduce the doses to half tablet every day! I often take advice of Dr Anand Gokani, MD, Thyroid specialist in Bombay hospital. This is because he tends to help patients with diet, yoga and counseling first. This works very well with homoeopathy.
– Dr. Jayesh Shah

Q – Can you give us some names of books which can help us understand DREAMS? Does homoeopathy cure psychologically like converting a negative person to positive thinking person?
A –The book we recommend is ‘The Other Song’ by Dr Rajan Sankaran. Yes homoeopathic treatment can convert a negative thinking person into positive!
– Dr. Jayesh Shah

Q –Any medicine in Homoeopathy which can keep you hale and hearty- The ULTIMATE medicine to keep oneself healthy – constant energy booster?
A –There is no such medication that we want you to be dependent on or addicted to. Homoeopathic treatment is individualistic and wholistic. The constitutional remedy taken when in stress or physical ailment is enough to keep a person healthy and in good vigor.
– Dr. Jayesh Shah