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What is homeopathy?





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 or years.

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.

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How to take homeopathic medicines:

  • The medicine is usually taken away from food or drink, or as directed by your practitioner.

  • Avoid taking the medicine immediately after such substances as tobacco, coffee, or toothpaste.

  • Store the medicine away from heat, direct sunlight, electrical (radiation) devices and strong smelling substances such as perfumes, mentholated liniments, and products containing camphor.