Though the government has started giving more importance to alternative therapies, practitioners of these therapies believe efforts leave much to be desired. One such medico is Dr Manoj Patel, a homoeopath from Mumbai who was the chief co-ordinator in implementation of Government of India's department of AYUSH ( Ayurveda, Yog and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) project at Vadodara district of Gujarat. He has also been awarded as the best homoeopathic doctor in 2005-06.
Dr Patel was in the city recently for a seminar organized by city unit of Homoeopathic Medical Association of India. He also delivered a public lecture during the seminar that spoke about homoeopathy's dynamic method of treatment. Excerpts from a discussion he had with TOI.
This is a 250-year-old science based on enhancing nature's healing power and takes into consideration the living pattern and environmental conditioning of patients. It believes in making the body so strong that there arises no adverse condition. So, we have several preventive medications, too.