FAQ Homeopathy Remedies

Some Answers for Better Understanding of Homeopathy

On this page, ‘Homeopathy Remedies’ we answer some frequent asked questions in order to clarify what homeopathy is and how it works at strengthening your body’s inmune system.

When looking for remedies to treat an acute sickness with homeopathy, remedies should be chosen explicitly trying to match the specific symptoms.

1. What is homeopathy?

The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances.

2. What are the origins of the remedies?

Homeopathy remedies are made from plant, animal, and mineral extracts, diluted in varying degrees in order to avoid unpleasant side effects.

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3. What is in a homeopathic remedy?

A homeopathic remedy can come in different forms, such as granules, powder, pillules, globulis or drops. If you see the name Arnica on the bottle, those globulins contain the diluted form of the Arnica tincture.

4. How do homeopathy remedies work?

Homeopathic remedies help to enhance your body’s recovery by stimulating its vital force, which although has been temporarily weakend is more than capable of getting back.

5. What is vital force?

Vital force is the force or energy responsible for the healthy functioning of the body, coordinating its defenses against diseases. If this force is disturbed by stress, a poor diet, lack of exercise, genetic problems, or environmental changes, sickness results.

6. Are there any side effects involved taking homeopathic remedies?

There is no side effect if you stick to the potencies suggested in this site (C6, C12, CH15, C30) . High potencies (C200 and above) that an expert homeopath might suggest could initiate a strong reaction in your body but if you are under his supervision there is no need to worry, he will indicate you how to proceed.

7. Can I take homeopathic remedies along with conventional medicine?

Yes, except with corticosteroids because they supress the system and homeopathy basically wouldn’t have a place to activate the vital force.

8. How fast do homeopathic remedies work?

It varies from person to person, sometimes very quickly, sometimes up to 10 doses of a remedy are needed. We do not recommend more than 10 doses in acute cases.

9. How do I find the right remedy for my problem?

You must choose the remedy that matches as accurately as possible your symptoms.

10. Are there any food restrictions while taking a homeopathic remedy?

One needs to avoid aromatic food like mint (chewing gums, toothpaste) and coffee with which the taste stays in the mouth for a while. If your mouth is neutral in taste you can take the remedy. Alcohol consumption is better avoided.

11. What does C, CH or X mean?

C means Centesimal, the dilution factor 1:100, and X means Decimal, the dilution factor 1:10.

12. Is it safe for children, pregnant women and elderly people to use homeopathy?

yes. There are some precautions to be taken with pregnant women. For pregnant women it is always safe to take the remedies with potencies above C12 and C15. Specially remedies like Belladona, Apis and Arsenicum Album.

13. What kind of sicknesses can homeopathy treat?

Homeopathy can treat acute and chronic diseases. For acute problems (cold, acute diarrhea etc) you can use your homeopathic kit at home, but for chronic illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol etc, consult directly with a homeopath doctor.

14. What is the difference between a single remedy and combined homeopathy remedies?

Single remedies contain one type of remedy, like Arnica. A Combined remedy is a combination of several remedies that have been proved to heal certain illnesses. They come in tablest, drop or even ointment forms.

15. Where do I find homeopathic remedies?

In pharmacies and healthy food and drug stores.

We hope these answers have helped you in clarifying what homeopathy is and that the use of its remedies can assist you to enhance your health and your family’s.

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