HOW HOMEOPATHY WORKS
Homeopathy is a safe, effective, inexpensive, and complete system of
medicine that is suitable for just about anyone – infants, children, teens,
adults and seniors alike. Using a variety if diluted substances from
minerals, plants, and animals a qualified homeopath can treat many acute and
chronic health concerns.
Even the novice user can learn to use homeopathy at home as a first aid
tool, and to treat common complaints, such as uncomplicated colds and flus,
aches and pains, fevers, rashes, bumps and bruises.
Homeopathy works by introducing a false set of symptoms that closely match
the symptoms already present. In this way, it might be compared to a
For example, someone with red, water eyes, runny nose, and stuffy sinus
might choose to take Allium Cepa (red onion) which as we all know can cause
those same symptoms to appear when you cut into one.
For more complicated and chronic issues, a qualified homeopath will take an
indepth case that includes all of your symptoms when they occur – taking
into account all your likes and dislikes, lifestyle choices, mental and
emotional state, and more. Case taking can last often a few hours.
After analyzing your case they will choose a remedy that best fits your
symptom picture. With over 3000 remedies to choose from, this can be a
Classical homeopathy is homeopathy at its simplest. Only one dose of a
single remedy is given at a time. Symptoms are monitored over the next
several weeks and the prescribing homeopath will determine from what changes
may or may not take place whether the remedy is to be repeated or possibly
Homeopathy does not replace your medications and your practitioner should
not suggest you discontinue any prescriptions. Homeopathy works well along
side any medication and will not interfere with the effectiveness of any
supplements, herbs or drugs.
Non-toxic and gentle, homeopathy offers healing without side effects.
The Power of Homeopathic Dilutions
Substances used in homeopathy can sometimes be poisonous, toxic, or harmful
in their natural state. But, by diluting and succussing (vigorously shaking)
the substance in a homeopathic way, the gentle healing energy of the
substance is increased and the potential harm is eliminated.
Generally, remedies are diluted on the 10 scale, indicated by a “D” or an
“X” after the number. The 100 scale is indicated by a “C” or a “CH” after a
number, and the 1000 scale by an “M” after a number. For each of these
potencies, the number indicates how many times the remedy has been diluted.
Higher potency remedies are the ones with the greater number of dilutions.
To achieve a 6x potency, for example, 1 drop of the crude substance is added
to 9 drops of alcohol or water. The solution is then succussed and we now
have a 1x potency. If one drop of this new solution is put into 9 drops of
fresh alcohol or water, and succussed, we then have a 2x potency. Continue
until you have the desired solution. It works the same for all scales,
except the number of drops differs. For the C (hundred) scale, 1 drop is
diluted in 99 drops and the M (1000) scale is one drop added to 999, and so
on. A 200 potency has been diluted 200 times on the hundred scale, each time
using a clean container.
Some very experienced homeopaths will actually make their own remedies in
this way, but fortunately there are expert homeopathic manufacturers who
will prepare remedies in the above way ready for you to buy off the store
How to Take Homeopathics
Remedies should be taken away from meals and not before or after brushing
your teeth with mint or strong tasting toothpaste. It is thought that some
remedies may be affected by strong odors, so these practices are recommended
as a precaution as a remedy’s effectiveness may be reduced or antidoted.
Your homeopath will tell you if there are any particular substances you need
to avoid with the remedy they have prescribed, as this can very from remedy
If pellets or globules are taken, they should be allowed to dissolve in the
mouth under the tongue. Liquids should be mixed with saliva in the mouth and
held for 10-15 seconds before swallowing. Some quick dissolve tablets are
available for infants, otherwise for babies globules can be dissolved in
water and then administered by a dropper or by spoon.
COMMON HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES AND THERE
- ARNICA: INJURY, JOINT PAIN, INFLAMMATION
- RHUS TOX: RASHES, ITCHINESS, SKIN ERUPTIONS
- EUPHRASIA: ALLERGIES, EYE CONDITIONS, PINK EYE
- HYPERICUM: NERVE PAIN, TOOTHACHE, STRESS
- CHAMOMILIA: RELAXTION, TEETHING, INSOMNIA
DID YOU KNOW?
- HOMEOPATHY IS CLINICALLY PROVEN TO RELIVE SYMPTOMS.
- QUEEN ELIZABETH AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY USE
- HOMEOPATHICS WORK WELL ON DOGS AND CATS.
Common Myths About Homeopathy
Myth #1: Homeopathy is herbal medicine
Homeopathy and herbal medicine are actually NOT the same thing. Herbal
medicine remedies are made from botanicals, which can sometimes be very
potent and may interact with other supplements and/or medicines. Homeopathic
remedies are made from "mirco doses" of substances making interactions less
of a concern.
Myth #2: Homeopathic medicines are slow to act and cannot be used in
Many people use homeopathic remedies to treat chronic problems such as:
arthritis, asthma, and skin conditions which take time to notice a
difference. In acute problems such as: fever, diarrhoea, and colds
homeopathic remedies act as fast as conventional medicines, in some cases
Myth #3: All homeopathic medicines are the same
Although many homeopathic remedies look the same, does not mean they are the
same. The basic ingredients in each remedy come from 3000 different sources
that are derived from minerals and plants. Their active ingredients are
extracted into various solvents.