Answers to your questions about homeopathic medicines

Some homeopathic medicines do not carry a therapeutic indication or dosage. The reason ? In homeopathy, the same medicine can treat different diseases (digestive disorders and insomnia for example) and the same condition (the common cold) can be treated with different drugs, chosen according to the patient. It is up to the health professional to determine who to take and how. These drugs without therapeutic indication are often in tubes and doses (traditional forms of homeopathy) and are designated by their Latin name. Here is a list of frequently asked questions about homeopathic medicines.

How to take my homeopathic medicine?

In general, taking the homeopathic medicine is recommended outside meals, in a clean mouth. For the granule tube, a plug usually consists of 5 granules. The content of a dose is to be taken entirely, in one go. Unlike allopathy, these amounts are independent of the age and weight of the person. What matters is not the quantity but the frequency of the catch.

What diseases can be treated with homeopathy?

Using homeopathy, we can treat any type of disease, old or recent (digestive, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, muscular, articulatory, gynecological, nervous, mental, contagious, skin, etc …)

Can you treat children and infants with homeopathic remedies or only adults?

As homeopaths, we treat patients of all ages: children, adults and the elderly. Children are the ones who can achieve the greatest benefits with homeopathic treatments since their effectiveness is faster due to the fact that children have greater vital energy; they are less addicted to drugs or conventional drugs and their diseases are less chronic.

Can pregnant women be treated with homeopathic medicines?

Homeopathic medicines have no chemical toxicity, no contraindications, no interaction with other drugs, and no adverse effects related to the amount of medication ingested. Pregnant women can be treated by homeopathy without risk known to them or their future child. However, it is best for them to talk to their doctor or pharmacist.

Can animals be treated by homeopathy?

For more than 150 years, homeopathy has been used to treat pets, breeding and competition animals, especially racehorses. More and more breeders are adopting it, especially for the absence of residues in the body, one of the criteria that allows them to obtain the “organic” label. Homeopathy can treat animals effectively without toxic effect or addiction.

How to give a homeopathic medicine to my baby?

Homeopathic medicines can be dissolved in a little water, in a glass or in a bottle without heating them. It is important to change the preparation every day. The dosage for a child is identical to that of an adult: 5 granules or 1 dose per dose.

Should you avoid touching the granules with your fingers?

As a hygiene measure, as with any other medication, it is best to avoid touching homeopathic medicines with your fingers. The granule counter is designed to make it easier to grip.

Homeopathic treatments on children

Can I vaccinate my child with homeopathy?

No, it is not possible to vaccinate your child with homeopathy. Vaccination, in the pasteurien sense of the term, supposes the production of antibodies after injection of antigen. On the other hand, there are preventive homeopathic treatments that avoid certain diseases such as recurrent ENT infections, which are very common in children.

Can homeopathy lose weight?

No, homeopathy does not lose weight. Only a diet or, more accurately, a change in eating habits and a serious medical follow-up can achieve a result. A personalized homeopathic treatment, treating the coexisting disorders to obesity, brings a better comfort to the child and has a beneficial effect on the weight reduction. For the infant, excess weight is still due, except in rare cases, to overeating parents who often confuse, for cultural reasons, “big baby” and “good health”. If you’re enjoying the chubby, chubby and buxom aspect of your baby, be aware that you risk damaging your future and creating more health problems than preventing them.

What is the sugar intake?

The granules and globules are made with sucrose (85%) and lactose (15%). 5 granules, 4 times a day, or 20 granules, contain about 1 gram of sugar, or the equivalent of 1/5 of a piece of sugar. 1 dose of globules also contains about 1 gram of sugar.

Regular use of homeopathic granules in children is not likely to cause cavities?

No, in acute cases that usually last less than 8 days, and in chronic diseases for which treatment is longer, pellets do not cause cavities. Generally, it is advisable to take the granules fifteen minutes before brushing your teeth, or before dinner if the patient is not taking other medications at this time.

How to explain the name of the homeopathic medicine?

Take an example: Arnica montana 9 CH, 1 tube or 1 dose. Arnica montana is the basic substance, itself defined by its international scientific denomination expressed in Latin. CH is the abbreviation for Hahnemannian Centésimale. The number corresponds to the number of dilutions successively carried out. Why are there no instructions, dosage, therapeutic indication on some homeopathic medicines? The same medicine may be indicated for different conditions. It is therefore not possible to put an indication and a single dosage per drug. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice. On the other hand, homeopathic specialties systematically carry a therapeutic indication and are mostly accompanied by a leaflet.

Are homeopathic medicines refundable?

Most homeopathic medicines are reimbursed up to 35% by the French Social Security. More and more health-care providers are offering support for non-refundable medicines prescribed by a doctor or used for self-medication. Homeopathic medicines are concerned. In order for this care to be effective, the consumer sends to his complementary a copy of his order and the invoice issued by the pharmacy proving the actual purchase. They are also more numerous to take care, on presentation of the original invoice, the non-refundable medicines recommended by your pharmacist.

Are homeopathic and allopathic medicines compatible?

There is no contraindication or drug interaction regarding simultaneous use of allopathic and homeopathic medicines. They are more and more often used in a complementary way. Are there any contraindicated foods with follow-up homeopathic treatment? No. Strong aromatic substances such as mint, coffee, tea, tobacco, chamomile, etc., are compatible with taking a homeopathic medicine but only need to be absorbed away from taking the homeopathic medicine. Homeopathic medicines must be absorbed “clean mouth”.

Is homeopathy a slow or fast action therapy?

The speed of action of homeopathy depends on the health problem considered. To treat an acute symptom (hump, ENT disorder, etc.) the action is fast, a few minutes to a few hours or a few days depending on the situation. The speed of the effect of the homeopathic medicine depends on the patient’s general condition of seniority, hereditary, family, environmental, work, healing and age factors. Usually, for chronic diseases, patients who consult a homeopath are already treated for years by traditional medicine (allopathic) without their health problem could be solved. When these patients turn to homeopathy, an improvement is gradually observed and in most cases a cure. In the case of a chronic illness, the treatment is longer and systematically involves a medical consultation.

Homeopathy, must we believe it for it to work?

More than 400 million people trust homeopathy around the world. In addition, the results of veterinary medicine have greatly contributed to the development of homeopathy. Is the animal able to tell the difference between allopathic treatment and homeopathic treatment? Is he able to develop a psychological reaction because he “believes” in the product he has been given? Certainly not!

Do homeopathic medicines produce side effects?

During the process of preparation of homeopathic remedies, with each dilution and dynamization, the amount of material is considerably reduced, increasing its energy and healing capacity and stimulating the vital force of that of the sick person. Homeopathic remedies are provided in very small quantities (infinitesimal) and they are free from any toxicity. They are safe and do not produce any undesirable side effects.

How are homeopathic medicines presented?

Homeopathic medicines can be in the form of units (containing a single active ingredient) packaged most often in the form of tubes of granules or doses of blood cells, or in the form of specialties (grouping several active ingredients in the same drug ). The existing pharmaceutical forms are: ointments, gels, syrups, tablets, eye drops, drops or suppositories.

Do homeopathic medicines have an expiry date?

Homeopathic medicines have an expiry date. It is mentioned and must be respected.

Can we be treated alone by homeopathy?

In some cases, self-medication, accompanied by your pharmacist’s advice, may be sufficient to treat acute symptoms. But if the symptoms persist, then it is imperative.

Are homeopaths doctors?

The training of homeopaths is different in all countries. In some countries, this requires 6 years of study, including the basic subjects of medicine, plus the subjects of homeopathy (philosophy, doctrine, semiology, clinical, medical, therapeutic, practical and homeopathic indexing). Once the training in homeopathic medicine has been completed, one can access the title of Doctor of Homoeopathic Medicine, this is the case of homeopaths graduated by the Homeopathic Institute of Colombia, (1837 – 1990), England, Russia, etc. . ; medical homeopathic surgeon in Mexico; Homoeopathic Physician, Homeopathic Therapist or Homoeopath in some countries. There is also a specialization in homeopathy of two or three years addressed to doctors (allopaths) who already have a title and wish to practice medicine through the homeopathic system by accessing the title of homeopath.


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