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Allopathy, Homeopathy and Ayurveda: A Comparison

Diseases, illness, sickness, we would have been so fortunate if these words have never existed, but unfortunately, these are part of our life and with this, we also have to be in sync with the different treatment options available and in any case, how to pick the best one. Choosing the best treatment option for a particular disease can get really confusing considering the merits and demerits of the available treatment methodologies, i.e.allopathy, homeopathy and Ayurveda.

Though Ayurveda is the oldest system of medicine, originated and used in India since ages and homeopathy slowly is making a mark amongst the different medicine systems available, but when it comes to the most preferred choice of medication, allopathy has the lion’s share of the market.

With the rising confusion and myths associated with these medications, it becomes important to compare all these medicine systems (allopathy, homeopathy and Ayurveda) to find out the major differences between them and to get an idea which one is ideal or best suited for different diseases at different times.

Allopathy

Allopathy is derived from the Greek word állos (other or different) + pathos (disease or suffering), which means “other than the disease.” Allopathy is essentially a piece of the western therapeutic framework and is spread everywhere throughout the world. It is received by the majority of the nations around the globe and commonly called as drug therapy. Allopathy is basically a drug oriented methodology and relies on three things, hypothesis, experimentation, and the result of the experiment.

In this methodology, allopathic doctors are restricted by what they can do on the grounds that they just have to concentrate on the symptoms of a disease and not on the causes of those symptoms. It appears that there is a pill for each evil and then, a pill for all their side effects. It is known that allopathy offers only partial cure, as the drugs are made to only cure the reaction and not the root cause. The effectiveness of allopathic medicines during an emergency is the fundamental reason why it is adopted by most of the people all around the world.

The main disadvantage of allopathy is that most of the medicines are associated with some side effects. The pill given to treat a disease cures that particular disease but might give birth to another disease in the body. These side effects can be internal or external. Once the disease is cured, a person needs to take medicines to adverse the side effects caused due to that medicine.

For example, if a person takes allopathic medicines such as a Paracetamol tablet to cure fever. The tablet brings down the high body temperature to normal but the tablet also has a harmful effect on the liver.

#Fact: It is important to note that there is no place for individuality in allopathy as the same pill is given to the patients suffering from the same disease.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy, the name is derived from two Greek words (hómoios + pathos) meaning “like disease.” It means that a substance which causes the symptoms of a disease in a healthy person will cure the same disease in a sick person. (We bet you will read that again). According to this methodology, substances that produce symptoms of a disease will have a curative effect on a sick person exhibiting the same symptoms, when given in very dilute quantities.

Homeopathy is a holistic system of treatment that originated in the 18th century and has been proven to be safe, effective and curative. It has been in use since last 200 years, by hundreds of millions of people. It embraces the body’s natural response system by attacking the root cause of illness or by encouraging the symptoms of healing. This is why it is meant to completely cure a disease. The homeopathic medicines are non-toxic and do not have any side effects. It works by using very small doses of potential substances to stimulate the immune system which helps in healing the patient naturally.

Homeopathic treatment is effective in treating many medical conditions such as cold, flu, influenza, infections, circulatory problems, nervous and respiratory disorder, heart disease, depression, headache, allergies, diabetes, arthritis etc. when these are found at early stages.

Homeopathic doctors seek to cure their patients not only on the physical levels but also on the mental and emotional levels. The treatment is aimed to cure each patient as per their individual needs.

Homeopathy is generally known for its non-toxic nature as it uses medicines in very small quantities, have minimal chances of any side effects which makes it a good treatment option for children also.

#Note: Homeopathy does not encourage both the use of homeopathy and allopathy simultaneously for the same disease (allopathy suppresses the symptoms of a disease which makes it difficult for a homeopathy practitioner to judge the condition of the patient and decide what medicine to give or what the potency of medicine should be). 

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word which is formed from two words, “Ayus” meaning life and “Veda” meaning knowledge or science. So the term Ayurveda resembles, “The Knowledge of Life.

Ayurveda is also known as the science of natural healing because it derives its medicines purely from nature. Ayurveda is originated in India and is 5000 years old medical knowledge system. According to Ayurveda, body, mind and spirit are connected with each other.

The most part of Ayurveda is connected with the cures accessible from nature. It also deals with the root cause of the problem and is a permanent cure in most of the cases. In most of the cases, a patient treated with Ayurveda not only gets cured but also gets the permanent immunity. The main advantage that Ayurveda has over homeopathy is that the former just uses the natural means to cure a disease and is the most eco-accommodating approach to get cured. It has been proved that –

AYURVEDA IS THE MOTHER OF ALL THE MEDICATION

and every other type of medication is derived from the science of Ayurveda.

Most of the people believe that ayurvedic medicines do not have any side effects, which is not true. Ayurvedic medicines can cause adverse effects if not used properly as the methodology follows individualistic approach. Body’s response to ayurvedic medicines might depend on various factors including age, selection of drug and chronicity of disease.

It is believed that Ayurveda follows the “Five Great Elements” theory, which insists that the “fault,” “tissue,” and the “impurity” should be in harmony with all the five elements used to form this human body, i.e. Prithvi (Earth), Jal (water), Agni (Fire), Vayu (air) and Akash (space). According to this methodology, there should be a balance in the three elemental energies, Vayu (air+space=”wind”), pitta (fire+water-“bile”) and Kapha (water+Earth=”phlegm”). Ayurveda explains that, when these three energies are in a balanced state or exist in equal proportion, the body will remain healthy and if they are not balanced, the body will become unhealthy in many ways.

#Myth – Ayurveda takes longer to cure – Time taken to cure a disease in Ayurveda depends on how much imbalance the patient is carrying and from how long. Generally, time taken by the medicine to act in the body is between 20-25 minutes.

How is Ayurveda different from Homeopathy?

  • Ayurveda believes in preventing a disease, on the other hand, homeopathy believes in curing it.
  • Ayurvedic medicines compliment the allopathic medicines while homeopathy is against it.
  • According to Ayurveda, the health and well-being of a person depend on the balance of three key components, the wind, bile, and phlegm, whereas homeopathy believes in the “vitalist” philosophy which says that some internal or external factors disturb the vital force of the body which affects the health of a person.
  • Ayurveda uses some surgical procedures such as “Kshar sutra” or purification techniques like “Panchkarma” for treating diseases, which is not in the case of homeopathic treatment.
  • Ayurvedic medicines use herbs, minerals like sulfur, copper, lead, arsenic, gold, vegetable drugs, and animal products such as milk, gallstones, and bones to make the medicines. Homeopathic medicines use various plants, synthetic materials, mineral substances which are diluted in alcohol or distilled water. The final medicine contains only a small percentage of the substance.
  • Safety Issues: Ayurvedic medicines may incorporate a small amount of toxic materials such as lead, mercury, arsenic while homeopathic medicines contain water and alcohol, and the use of toxic materials are very rare.

How is Homeopathy different from Allopathy?

  • Homeopathy seeks to embrace the body’s natural response system by either attacking the root cause of the illness or by encouraging the symptoms of healing, whereas, allopathy fights the body’s natural response system by attacking the symptoms of healing.
  • Homeopathy is a method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects similar to those caused by the disease itself. Allopathy is a method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects different from those caused by the disease.
  • Homeopathic treatment generally takes time to show results as it focuses on hitting the root cause of the disease, whereas allopathy can show results very quickly, as it immediately suppresses the symptoms of a disease, leaving out with another problem in the form of a side-effect.
  • Most of the homeopathic medicines show permanent results, i.e. once a disease is completely treated over a course of time, it will not occur again. Allopathy, on the other hand, provides a partial and quick relief from a disease which may not be permanent.

How is Allopathy different from Ayurveda?

  • Allopathy takes the body in pieces, is objective and incomplete in nature while Ayurveda takes the body as a whole and the physician has knowledge of all the systems of medicines.
  • Allopathy is a system of physical health and it believes in the replacing/changing of the organs or systems for treatment and not much worried about the cure. Ayurveda, on the other hand focuses on the wellness as a complete package, be it physical, psychological, spiritual or social wellness.
  • Allopathy is a system of side effects (internal or external) whereas, Ayurveda is a natural cure in which scope of side effects is very less or mild.
  • Allopathy focuses on suppressing the signs and symptoms of a disease and never appreciates to remove the disease causing factors completely. Ayurveda considers that until a body have the disease-causing factors, diseases will keep hitting again and again. It considers the detoxification as a primary part of the treatment.
  • Allopathic medicines partially cleanse the body while ayurvedic medicines decontaminate the whole body.

Side Effects of Allopathy, Homeopathy, and Ayurveda

Allopathy: It is associated with a chain of side effects connected with every medicine, which can be internal or external.

Homeopathy: Generally homeopathic medicine does not have any side effects when taken in adequate amount and proper guidance of a practitioner.

Ayurveda: Ayurveda is merely associated with a few side effects which are very mild in nature.

Which treatment one should follow:

preference-of-medicine-system

All the medicine systems, allopathy, homeopathy and Ayurveda have their own merits and demerits and your choice should depend on the disease, cause of illness, possible ways of treatment etc. Homeopathy is really effective in treating both acute and chronic illness as it treats the root cause of the illness which is not in the case of allopathy. Allopathy has a good investigation, testing, and practicing system. It relies on many tests, techniques, scans, surgery etc. and has been widely used all over the world, but it alleviates the symptoms of the disease rather than going deeper into the cause. Apart from this, allopathy is also associated with side effects and allergies.

Ayurveda and homeopathy believe in individualistic approach and treat patients accordingly. Apart from the medicine, these types of treatments focus on the whole lifestyle such as diet, attitude, exercise etc. But these methodologies also have some loopholes. There is a shortage of practitioners, lack of proper scientific research & investigations and proper boards to manage practitioners or standardise the medications.

It is important to know that one form of medication system may be effective for a particular person or a particular disease at a particular time, but may not at another point.

 

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Intelligence – Why It Is Not Understood and What Is It Really?

Like me, you’ve surely heard it at some time in your life how somebody has been regarded as intelligent with comments like: “He she must have a high IQ…” However, to describe intelligence as IQ (intelligence quotient) is like telling a troglodyte i.e. someone who’s never seen a house before that a house is a kitchen! Granted, a kitchen is of course included in the makeup of a house, but as IQ is to intelligence it is only part of the whole picture.

Since IQ is an inadequate way of describing intelligence it’s no wonder that the IQ test has been criticised. It is biased towards middle/upper class westernised left-brained individuals while greatly lacking consideration to creativity, assessment of well-rounded character and practical everyday handling of things. In light of this it may not come as a surprise that IQ doesn’t always reflect how successful someone will be in life.

The reason for IQ and its test (American school SAT no different) getting so many acceptances has much to do with the global ruling elite controlling the planet and their education agenda for the masses. As I have explained in message #5 “The Education System Deception” the ruling elite only want you to fit into their corporate based compulsory standardised education system which serves to indoctrinate and control. This is the reason for this purposely limited intelligence paradigm, IQ, and it has served them well.

IQ and the ego trip

For some, IQ is a kind of status symbol. Those scoring quite significantly over 100 are considered incredibly bright, which is why some people spend so much time and money on intelligence questions to boost their IQ score. There are websites that will train you to boost your IQ to a high score for a fee with a certificate at the end of it. It’s done by memory, methodology and technique: “Look at me everybody I’ve got an IQ of 148…”.Yes, folks, intelligence can be bought. –Yet another example of ego, pea-brained behaviour.

Anyone who focuses their attention and intention on something will inevitably develop, no matter what it is, but it would be quite stupid to think that in the above circumstance a person has become more ‘intelligent.’ Secondly, any IQ over 145 is untrustworthy due to the nature of the test scoring and the higher it gets the more speculative it becomes. Don’t fall for the IQ intelligence myth, hype and speculation. For example, when famous chess players and scientists are said to have IQ’s of 180 or over…

The warehouse analogy

Another myth about intelligence, which amuses me, is the false belief that intelligence is related to how many facts a person knows. Just because someone is a hot contender for winning a quiz with a head bulging full of facts doesn’t necessarily mean that he she is incredibly intelligent. How come? It cannot be said that someone like this has a great capacity for learning because this person may have just spent endless hours cramming and storing these meaningless facts into their small warehouse brain…

Intelligence – The Big picture and the 4 bodies

So what is intelligence? To answer this it is necessary to look at the 4 bodies that make up our existence as living beings, which are the: 1) Physical, 2) Mental, 3) Emotional and  4) Soul bodies. Intelligence comes from the effects of 1 or a combination of these 4 bodies that interplay during response to everyday life handling. The following describes the 4 bodies and their respective intelligences. 1 and 2 are well known, but the 3 and 4 are not familiar with many people and may be regarded by some as the most interesting.

1. Physical body and flow of cognitive intelligence

For a normal physical body to function well and be beneficial to cognitive intelligence, good diet, exercise and avoidance of toxins is essential.

2. Mental body and IQ

As already disused IQ is a valid construct but needs to be approached from a much broader perspective. Frankly, the idea of giving intelligence an arbitrary figure is rather silly: The IQ test is biased. In effect, it is designed by academia for academia. For example, a Professor may have a high IQ like other affluent middle class University academics, but what would these guys be like in areas outside of their intellectual bents? How would they respond to intelligence tests designed not by academia, but say, handymen, farmers or Amazonian tribesmen..?   Might some be ranked as idiots?

IQ needs to have greater resilience, ableness to measure adaptability, be both cultural and class fair. Howard Gardener’s theory of multiple intelligences certainly has much practical value and is regarded by some as a step in the right direction. If these changes were made, IQ, in spite of its validity, would still fall short of truly assessing intelligence because with this alone the big picture is incomplete; there are 2 other greatly influencing factors needed to be taken into consideration:

3. Emotional body and emotional intelligence

The emotional body is the emotions we carry from the effects of all our conscious and unconscious memories and experiences. Emotional intelligence focuses on how we respond to things in everyday life through our emotions and other people’s emotions. How would you do in certain circumstances? Would your emotions help you to develop flair, deal effectively with things, nurture relationships find solutions etc… or would they shrink you into fear, a lack of confidence or self-judgement…? –You can see how our emotional body is such an important factor in the big picture related to intelligence.

Another area or offshoot of this is social intelligence. For example, a doctor may be great at making diagnoses and say calculating drug doses (rational left brain IQ, mental body intelligence), but greatly lack social skills and etiquette when dealing with patients (lacking social intelligence)…

4. Soul body and spiritual intelligence

This is who we are in spirit not physical form. The soul body has an awareness of self. This is not from the point of view of ego self with all those superficial or largely false identities such as position in society, financial status, clothes worn, race, gender and colour… which could lead to the creation of insecurity, unhappiness and anger… but an awareness of a spiritual self which emanates enthusiasm, joy, peace and love…

Spiritual intelligence therefore operates on this level with a sense of appropriateness, respect for others and ethical behaviour. The soul body ‘thinks and sees from the heart.’ Unlike the ego regarding others in the way of ‘what’s in it for me?’ the soul body focuses instead on ‘how may I help you?’ The soul body also reflects spiritual intelligence in terms of playfulness and creativity.

Finally

Still wondering what intelligence really is? At least the 4 bodies and their implications help to explain intelligence far better than IQ alone.

It could be said that intelligence is an ‘adjective.’ This means that there are no such people as stupid or brilliant people: People are only momentarily brilliant or, in contrast, only momentarily stupid. As individuals we’ve all had our moments of brilliance and stupidity but for most part we exist somewhere in between: No one is either one of these 2 extremes all the time.

There are those who have what’s called an ‘imbalance of intelligence.’ The psychopath for instance has an ‘imbalance of intelligence.’ He may be clever, calculating and rational (high on rational left brain IQ, mental body intelligence) but seriously lacking in spiritual intelligence (without ethics and a conscience…).

Perhaps the goal for our own personal development would be to achieve an all-rounded balance with the 4 bodies and their respective intelligence’s.

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What About the Illusion of Time?

What Do We Know about the Time Illusion?

From esoteric teachings, we know that time is simply an illusion which is necessary for evolution. There is a universal time that manifests throughout the universe. However, it connects with the periods. It has nothing in common with the earthly understanding of time. There is also inner time, characteristic of solar systems, planets, humans, etc.

The past, present, and future are the framework within which a human being comprehends the world. Causes create the future, proceeding from the past to the future. The past cannot change, while the future is changeable, because we may create other causes in the present which influence it. The three times exist inseparably in space. So, therefore, people with a developed consciousness are able to penetrate in the present time into both the past and the future for millennia to come.

Do We Have an Inkling of Future Events?

If it were not for the intervention of free will, the future, existing in space as a projection of past causes, would be fixed and immovable. But a human introduces its own corrections, which results in so many unfulfilled prophecies. Nevertheless, the Law of Cause and Effect, or karma, makes the plasticity of the future conditional on the causes which generate it, and determines the framework for the development of events.

Today, many people around the world feel as if time is accelerating. For example, the elders at the Athos monastery in Greece notice that a night is no longer enough for them to read the prayers they used to read during the same amount of time. Meanwhile, monks in Jerusalem observe that there always seems to be oil remaining for the lamps in the Holy Sepulcher lately, whereas earlier the same amount of oil was enough for only exactly one year. According to various estimates, despite the fact that days still formally contain 24 hours, a day now actually consists of 16 to 18 hours. Some scientists have attempted to explain this phenomenon by the expansion of the universe.

Is There a Cosmic Influence on Us?

However, something else is at work here. The thing is that time is directly proportional to the density of matter. That is, the more attenuated matter and the higher its vibrations, the blurrier the concept of time becomes. In the higher worlds, time loses its ordinary meaning. But there is still a sequence of things, events, and perceptions of consciousness. Dreams are one experience of this, when, in a few earthly hours or minutes, one can experience a mass of events in a dream.

As many predicted, the planet Earth has been under the influence of energies coming from the cosmos since 1999. This has resulted in the matter of our physical world and of everyone who populates it gradually and slowly attenuating. Although this is not yet visible to the earthly eye, we can feel it. This is because time does not pass at the same pace as it did in the 20th century. It has accelerated noticeably.

Future Acceleration of Time

It is interesting to note one saying of the Prophet Muhammad.  It states that the acceleration of time, when it seems that “a year will be like a month, and a month will be like a week,” is a harbinger of the approaching last judgment. Likewise, in the Bible, we find the words of Jesus Christ that the “days shall be shortened” as a sign of His coming.

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