Homoeopathy is an alternative method of treatment, based on the nature's Law of Cure, namely 'Like Cures Like'. The truth of this law was discovered by a German scientist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. Homoeopathy is a revolutionary, natural medical science. It is a gentle and effective system of medicine. The remedies are prepared from natural substances to precise standards and work by stimulating the body's own healing power.
It is more than a century and a half now that Homoeopathy is being practiced in India. It has blended so well into the roots and traditions of the country that it has been recognised as one of the National Systems of Medicine and plays an important role in providing health care to a large number of people. Its strength lies evident in its effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels.
The concept of disease in homoeopathy is that disease is a total affection of mind and body, the disturbance of the whole organism. Individual organs are not the cause of illness but disturbance at the inner level (disturbance of the life force, the vital energy of the body) is the cause of illness. Therefore homoeopathy does not believe in giving different medicines for different afflicted parts of body but rather give one single constitutional remedy, which will cover the disturbance of the whole person. Homoeopathy treats the patient as a whole and not just the disease. Medical philosophy is coming more and more to the conclusion that the mere treatment of symptoms and organs can only help temporarily and that it is the healing power of the body as whole that has to be enhanced. Homoeopathy believes in holistic, totalistic and individualistic approach.
Department of Homoeopathy at Sir Ganga Ram hospital started functioning on 13th April 1996. It is the first of its kind in a multispeciality hospital. It runs private and general OPD between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday – Saturday. Department of Homoeopathy at Sir Ganga Ram hospital provides personal care for every individual patient in a unique manner.
Approximately 18000 patients are being attended to, per year, directly as well as referred by the other departments of the hospital. The department is playing a very good role and is a part of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital’s effort to provide Holistic system of treatment along with other holistic special clinics. The department has been successful towards treating chronic cases and also towards the charitable treatment for the poor, which is a part of activities of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.