The debate between allopathy and homeopathy has been going on for centuries. The conflict has since aggravated when allopathic treatment under the persistence of American Medical Association which also influences international health decisions has declared homeopathic practice as fraud through different public broadcasts. With AMA grading various medical colleges, homeopathic practice was considered quackery and has since been redefined as an alternative medicine. Despite this, homeopathy continues to fight its battles.
At the start of the year 2016, allopathy finally accepts that the demise of a certain disease starts from the mind, a realization which has been believed at by homeopathy for decades. Complaints have since been thrown at conventional practices and many are convinced that the only reason why it took allopaths a long time to consider the idea is because of its existing conflict with homeopathy. AMA does not want its greatest rival to be a step higher than they are.
Homeopathy believes that treating the patient varies depending on their reaction to the environment and vice versa, hence no two treatments for the same symptoms are the same.
"The basis of our science is that all long-standing, unresolved emotions lead to physical reactions. The intensity of these reactions is directly proportional to the intensity of the emotions themselves," said Dr. Haley Joel, member of board of directors of Orange City Homeopaths Association (OCHA) in Jakarta, Indonesia. She also believes that the widespread lifestyle disorders these days are related more to the increased stress in everyday life than to wrong dietary habits or lack of physical activities.
The number of people choosing homeopathy in the first line of treatment rather than being the last resort is because more and more people are realizing the efficacy of the treatment. In a review of a survey, the respondents having tried both systems said allopathy is a very good science, as is homeopathy.
A plea for fair decision is now being pushed through by supporters of homeopathy.
“If only they would let people decide the practice they want to avail to heal their health issues. Let us all have a fair competition here.” Alexis Cain, chiropractor for ten years told The Peterson Group, one of the leading sources of information on complementary, alternative and integrative medicines.
Cain continues, “Both work on very different principles. Rather than stopping people from using the other, doctors must let patients make their own choice.”