Answers to frequently asked questions about Homeopathy and Manual Medicine
Let’s see some more frequently asked questions regarding homeopathy and manual medicine
Is it ultimately a healing massage?
Surely the massage can have therapeutic effects, but the Manual Homeopath, while using mainly the hands, does not practice massages.
What do those who work in Homeopathic Manual Medicine do in practice?
In addition to following the principles of Homeopathy (which involves in-depth anamnestic and semeiological investigations) he uses his own hands as a diagnostic and therapeutic means by stimulating certain points, usually cutaneous or in any case on the surface of the patient’s body.
Does anyone who works in Manual Homeopathy have to be a doctor?
Surely yes: manipulating a person’s body with the hands for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes is by definition a medical act.
But if it is simply a matter of stimulating the person’s skin with their hands, anyone can do it!
Even threading a needle, cutting with a scalpel, or palpating the belly can be done by anyone. Diversity is to do these things with good reason. Thus stimulating certain points on the surface of the patient’s body, provides, in addition to knowing how to dutifully use the hands, also the precise identification of what to stimulate. For all this, a preliminary study is needed (made of medical examination, understanding of the symptoms, etc.) that only a doctor is able to do.
There are many professionals who manipulate patients, for example physiotherapists, and they also do it for therapeutic purposes.
Professionals who manipulate patients (nurses, rescuers, massophysiotherapists, reflexologists, etc.) can do so legally only after medical indication and under the strict supervision of a doctor. Collaboration with non-medical professionals is however important and beneficial for everyone, especially for patients.
What does Homeopathy have to do with Manual Medicine? The Homeopath administers medication, while the Manual Physician manipulates.
Homeopathy does not necessarily involve the use of medications. It is basically a method that guides the doctor in his choices, allows you to understand the patient and interpret the symptoms. From the therapeutic point of view, the Homeopath must act on the basis of the Principle of Similars, which has as its purpose the full and definitive healing. The pharmacological therapeutic medium is certainly powerful, but the manual one has equally effective and often faster effects.
How is it possible to do homeopathy with your hands?
The ultimate purpose of Homeopathy is to act on the vital capacity for healing of the sick person. Manual stimulation of certain points of the patient’s superficial connective tissue, carried out with the principles of Homeopathy, is able to bring him to healing.
What pathologies can be cured with Manual Homeopathy?
As with classical Homeopathy, in general there are no theoretical limits to its therapeutic capabilities, unless they are pathologies in an advanced degenerative state, or, of course, surgical competence.