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Homeopathy is a system of medicine developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann about 200 years ago. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanisms.

While you will likely gain relief of symptoms when using homeopathic remedies, the remedies will not fight fever or cough. They support the body’s efforts in self healing.

Remedies reveal the truth.
— Ian Watson, homeopath

Remedies are prescribed in a highly individualized manner to build health.

Homeopathy works on the basis of the principle “like cures like.”

Hahnemann discovered that a  substance that is capable of producing symptoms in a healthy person has the ability to cure similar symptoms in an individual whose health has been unbalanced.

Homeopathic remedies are prepared from small amounts of  plant, mineral, animal and other substances.  They are diluted and potentized to maximize healing power.

Homeopathic remedies stimulate the vital force to restore health and equilibrium.

You cannot get what is not there.
— M. L. Tyler, homeopath

FAQ

What can I expect during my homeopathic consultation?

The Interview: A homeopath will speak to you at length, inquiring about:

Psychological Symptoms:

  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Behavioral

Physical Symptoms:

  • Disease tendencies
  • Physical issues

What makes the symptoms better or worse:

  • Environment: effects of heat, cold, weather changes, damp, open air
  • Spatial: effects of position, posture, motion, rest, specific activities
  • Time: effect on symptoms of time of day or night, cycle of recurrence
  • Sensory: effects of sound, light, touch, pressure

Finding the Perfect Remedy Match:

  • The homeopath will consider all of your symptoms and find a remedy which best covers the your or your child’s expressed symptoms — mental, emotional and physical.

What are homeopathic remedies?

Homeopathic medicines are derived from animal, vegetable and mineral products. The substance is highly diluted and vigorously shaken to develop its curative properties. Herbal medicines and other supplements are not homeopathic remedies.

Are homeopathic remedies safe?

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic and regulated by the FDA.

Are there any side effects to these remedies?

Homeopathic remedies are extremely dilute and are not known to create side effects.

Where I can I buy homeopathic remedies?

You can purchase almost any remedy from 1-800-Homeopathy.

Is it possible to overdose with homeopathic remedies?

Cases of overdose have not been reported.  till, it is important to take a homeopathic medicine only when the person is experiencing the symptoms for which the medicine is indicated. When these symptoms disappear, do not take the medicine any longer.

Can homeopathic remedies be used at the same time as conventional medicines?

Homeopathic remedies are not known to interfere with the action of conventional drugs. Some conventional drugs may interfere with the homeopathic medicines.

How is homeopathy different from conventional medicine?

Homeopathy treats individuals while conventional medicine treats diseases. Symptoms that are peculiar or characteristic to the individual are especially important in remedy selection.

What kind of changes can I expect to see from homeopathic treatment and how long will it take to see changes?

Within a week of starting to take a remedy, you should notice something. Just as prescriptions are highly individualized, so is response. Often, the first signs of a remedies action are improved disposition, sleep and appetite. Sometimes, the remedy stimulates the body to get rid of something and you may experience some type of release (skin eruptions, diarrhea, nasal discharge). This type of reaction should be brief in duration and should be followed by better health.

Ultimately, you should experience:

  • better sleep
  • expanded diet and more comfortable eating
  • improved digestion and elimination
  • moderation or elimination of destructive behaviors
  • improved speech, language and attention
  • healthier emotional state

While you should expect some changes within a week, commitment to ongoing treatment will yield the optimal results.

If homeopathy is so great, why don’t more people use it?

Hundreds of millions of people do use homeopathy. In Britain, France, The Netherlands, Norway and Greece, homeopathy has been incorporated into their respective national healthcare systems. In India, government councils for the regulation and administration of homeopathy have been in effect for the last 75 years. All over the globe, homeopathy is rapidly gaining recognition as a major force in health care. In the United States, sales of homeopathic medicines have grown at a rate of 10-20% per year during the past ten years.

Many famous people and cultural heroes of the past 200 years have been known to use and/or advocate for homeopathy, including 11 U.S. Presidents and dozens of world leaders, 7 popes and numerous other spiritual leaders, literary greats, sports superstars, world-class musicians and articles, and corporate leaders. For details and stories about these famous people, see Dana Ullman’s Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy.

Homeopathy has been endorsed by:

  • The World Health Organization
  • The Red Cross
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH – USA)
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • International Medical Volunteers Association

In matters of health and healing, be fanatical about self-responsibility. Cell Salts and homeopathic remedies enable you to participate actively in your own healing. At the same time, you should continue to see your doctor for examinations, advice and treatment. Nothing on this site is intended as a substitute for medical advice.

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