Homeopathic medicines are derived from plant, animal,
mineral and microbiological sources. They are prepared following
strict homeopathic pharmaceutical guidelines and can be given as
liquid or pills. Since the medicines are very dilute, they are safe
and non-toxic when taken as prescribed by a registered homeopath.
A single dose or repeated doses of medicine may be given. These
small amounts of medicine are sufficient to stimulate the body's
healing process. Where illness has developed over a long time, several
successive medicines may be needed during the course of weeks, months
Are there any side effects?
Healing takes place in different ways and reactions to a medicine
vary. Sometimes there is an immediate improvement. Sometimes healing
begins with an increased feeling of well being even though symptoms
initially remain. In some cases old symptoms recur as part of the
healing process. Occasionally there is a temporary worsening of
the symptoms prior to an improvement. However, there are no toxic
side effects from homeopathic medicines.
Can Homeopathic medicines be taken with conventional medicines?
Homeopathic medicines may be taken in conjunction with conventional
drugs without any adverse effects; however, it is recommended that
the advice of a registered homeopath be sought regarding this matter.