What is Homeopathic Medicine?

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What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is derived from the Greek word homoios, meaning like or similar. Known to the ancient Greeks, the modern system of homeopathy was introduced by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, in the nineteenth century.

Homeopathy is a natural system of medicine which is a therapy based on the practice of treating like with like. The homeopathic principle of treating like with like is based on treating an illness with a substance that produces in a healthy person similar symptoms to those experienced by the sick person. For example, Ipecacuanha (from the root of the plant) if taken by a healthy person will cause vomiting, but if taken in tiny homeopathic doses will cure vomiting. Homeopathy sees the symptoms as the body’s natural reaction in fighting the illness, and seeks to stimulate them rather than suppress them.

Homeopathy is a healing process in which the medicines stimulate and encourage the body’s natural healing forces of recovery. Homeopathic medicines are safe with no side effects. They are prepared from pure, natural animal, vegetable or mineral substances.

How to Take a Homeopathic Remedy

Do not consume anything 30 minutes before or after, when taking a remedy.

Shake the bottle before taking the remedy (15 seconds). This activates the medicine and prepares it for assimilation into the body.

When taking the drops, place drops under the tongue directly form dropper without touching dropper to mouth or lips. Your mouth should be free from tobacco or flavored substances.

Remedy Sensitivity

Homeopathic remedies may be sensitive to outside interference, in some individuals resulting in a relapse of symptoms or decreased therapeutic effects.

Coffee, essential oils, mint, perfumes, camphor (found in mothballs, deep rug products like Vicks, Ben Gay, Tiger Balm, cough lozenges), and nicotine will lessen the therapeutic effect.

Keep homeopathic remedies in a cool, dark place away from aromatics and anything with electromagnetics (computer, TV, microwave, electric blankets, and etc…)

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