Dr Akshay Batra, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Dr Batra’s Healthcare, has started gene-targeted homeopathic therapy that is scientific, precise, safe and uniquely planned for individuals for the first time in India.
“Genes of every person are as unique as his finger print or iris. Therefore, unlike the conventional treatments currently in practice, which are one size-fits-all, with our treatment, no two patients with even the same medical condition will be given same medicines. Medicines will be given based on their genetic make-up, and will be as unique as every individual, so that the medicines work more effectively for every patient,” said Dr Batra.
He said that research studies have indicated that homeopathic medicines have the ability to correct any underlying illnesses without side-effects. Batra said, “We go to the root of the problem; right to the patient’s genes and treats it with precise and unique homeopathic medicines. As the root cause of the medical problem is treated, the patients not only get relief from unpleasant symptoms but a long-lasting cure for their medical condition.”
GenoHomeopathy tests are designed by Dr Batra’s team of medical experts in conjunction with specialists in genomics and specialist consultants in the field of medicine. These tests are designed based on the vast experience of treating 15 lakh patients at Dr Batra’s for the varied disorders.
He also said that GenoHomeopathy test will also help patients know if they are at risk of getting a medical disorder in future, which means it can assess the hidden risk of a medical problem even before the symptoms appear or the blood tests reveal an underlying illness. It therefore gives patients an opportunity to prevent and treat lifestyle diseases.
Dr Batra said, “We will also create a bank of patients’ genomic data called GenoHomeopathy Bank. This genomic data will be used to predict which treatment option is likely to be most effective for patients or how they are likely to respond to any treatment in the future. It will also help derive better treatment results for other patients, as the test will help the doctors treat the associated complaints of a particular disorder.”
He added, “It will help them analyse which homeopathic medicines best suit a particular genetic make-up or how patients with a particular disorder are prone to any other health complication (for example, a patient with a skin problem called psoriasis, is prone to have diabetes). With this every patient will have a chance for better and faster healing.”
Dr Manish Nikam, Director of Aditya Homeopathic hospital in Pune, said, “Treatment of homeopathy is done by examining a person’s nature, his or her habits and many such factors. Experiments on gene targeted medicines are not done at large scale. Therefore we do not have the benefit analysis of this therapy.”