A remedy is prepared
by diluting the substance in a series of steps as discussed
below. Homeopathy asserts that this process can maintain
a substance's healing properties regardless of how many
times it has been diluted.
A concept that became "potentization," which holds that
systematically diluting substance, with vigorous shaking
at each step of dilution, makes the remedy
more, not less, effective by extracting
the vital essence of the substance. If dilution continues
to a point where the substance's molecules are gone,
homeopathy holds that the "memory" of them--that is,
the effects they exerted on the surrounding water molecules--may
still be therapeutic.
A concept that treatment should be selected based upon
a total picture of an individual and his symptoms, not
solely upon symptoms of a disease. Homeopaths
evaluate not only a person's physical symptoms but her
emotions, mental states, lifestyle, nutrition, and other
aspects. In homeopathy, different people with
the same symptoms may receive different homeopathic
Homeopathy uses natural products --
usually plant or mineral substances. Homeopathy uses
natural substances, not chemical or synthetic. The vast
majority of remedies come from usually plants with other
remedies from minerals. Homeopathy remedy
that use organs, glands, or tissue are called Sarcodes
(organtherapy). Homeopathy remedy for allergies
can be from almost any allergenic substance and are
called Allergens. Homeopathy from inorganic minerals
found inside the cells of our bodies are called Cell
Salts. Homeopathy remedy from rock and minerals
form a branch of homeopathy called Lithotherapy.
Nosodes are from disease substances that are rendered
safe from homeopathic preparation of dilution. Remedies
can be from poisons such as arsenic.
Homeopathy remedy no longer
contain whole molecules of the substances are therefore
non-poisonous. The healing properties come
from succussion and potenization. Your remedy works
with your body based on 3 principles or laws used in
homeopathy: Law of Similars is based on certain characteristic
symptoms being the key to choosing a remedy. A substance,
which may in a large dose cause undesirable symptoms,
can in homeopathic potency repel these similar symptoms
out of your system and the body rebalances and heals.
Law of Potentization is sometimes called the magic of
the minimum dose; homeopathy uses the smallest dose
needed to get the body response. By extreme dilution
and Homeopathic potentization, curative properties are
enhanced and poisonous and undesirable side effects
removed. Holistic Principle is that the remedy or combination
is chosen to treat the person symptoms considering the
person's specific needs. Further discussion and information
on the Laws and Principles of Homeopathy.
- Note: As
with all medicinal products, a person taking a homeopathy
remedy is best advised to:
his health care provider if his symptoms continue
unimproved for more than 5 days.
the remedy out of the reach of children.
a health care provider before using the product if
the user is a woman who is pregnant or nursing a baby.