Every science has its Scope and limitation when it comes to treatment of diseases, Homoeopathy is of no exception.

Scope of Homoeopathy

1) Curative aspect

  • Homoeopathy treats the patient as a whole.
  • It is based on fixed principle of treatment, .i.e., similia similibus currentur.
  • Cure doesn’t depend on the causative agent .i.e. even if the aetiological agent is not known even then disease is cured completely based on symptoms.
  • The medicines are given in minimum dose and do not produce side effects.

2) Preventive aspect

  • Prevention of epidemic diseases is possible by Genus Epidemicus
  • The sequelae of different acute diseases can be prevented by timely anti- psoric treatment.

3) Pharmaceutical aspect

  • With the help of dynamization, the latent dynamic curative power of drug substance can be awakened.
  • It is easy to administer.
  • Method of preparation of medicine is easy.
  • Drug proving is usually done on healthy human beings – so we can get both the physical and mental symptoms.

4) As it is economical, it can provide service to, almost, all people of the world.

Limitations of Homoeopathy

1)   Homoeopathy has limited role in congenital surgical conditions like imperforated anus, congenital pyloric stenosis, cleft lip, cleft palate etc. as well as surgical conditions resulting from external injuries.

2)   It is difficult to cure conditions where the cause is constantly present .i.e. which can be called as maintaining cause. Until and unless this cause is eliminated cure can’t be achieved.

3)   Cases with gross pathological changes are difficult to be cured.

4)   Cases which lack any of the vital organ.

5)   It has limited scope in emergency cases like accidents, drowning, poisoning etc.