One of the greatest disadvantages of orthodox medicine is its strength. It is certainly too powerful. Not only does it treat the illness for which it has been prescribed, but may also produce alarming side effects. E.g. many people get a sore mouth and possibly diarrhoea after taking an antibiotic while antihistamines can cause drowsiness – such side effects are common enough to be accepted as inevitable. In addition, much of modern orthodox medicine is suppressive rather than curative, so once treatment is stepped, the ailment recurs.
So what are advantages of homeopathic medicine and how does it mix with orthodox treatment? First it must be said that there is no clash between the two systems of treatment. Indeed, practitioners prefer to think homeopathic medicines as complementary, not alternative to orthodox medicine. Although there are some drugs which slow down the homeopathic response, none appear to stop it Homeopathic medicine are easy to administer, usually in the form of powers,, granules, tablets or pills.