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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I take Homeopathy if I am pregnant or nursing?
    Yes, Homeopathy is gentle and safe for expecting mothers, nursing mothers and babies. It will not affect your baby just help you through the acute stages of pregnacy and help you prepare to welcome that bundle of joy into your life! Make sure that you are working with a Homeopath to help you with your aches and pains.
  • Is Homeopathy Safe for babies & Children?
    Absolutely! Homeopathic medicines are best applied during childhood and work very effectively with children. A child's self-defense or immunity gets stimulated naturally towards a healthier state without any kind of side effects. Homeopathic remedies are very safe, effective and mild. They are especially effective for children, on the grounds that the remedies work by stimulating vitality of a child's body. Children have a higher vitality naturally and thus, homeopathic medicines are extra effective during childhood. Moreover, homeopathic medicines are soft pellets, which dissolve in the mouth or it can be given on a liquid form. They are easy to take and have a sweet, pleasant taste as well.
  • Are Homeopathic Medicines Safe?
    Homeopathic medicines have been used for more than 200 years and have established a remarkable safety record over that time. Homeopathic medicines offer some of the safest choices for self-treatment.
  • What Conditions can Homeopathy treat?
    Homeopathic medicines can be used to relieve symptoms of a wide range of acute health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, arthritis pain, muscle pain, teething, Covid, UTI's, dental work, muscle pains etc. They can also be used by trained Homeopathic physicians to relieve symptoms of more serious conditions and many chronic diseases.
  • How can the correct Homeopathic Medicine be found?
    Finding the appropriate homeopathic remedy depends upon gaining a complete understanding of the patient as a whole person. This means that the homeopath must take note of the physical, mental and emotional levels of each person before deciding on a correct remedy. Homeopathic remedies are only given when the total continuum of physical and psychological symptoms has been identified.
  • What is the difference between Conventional Medicine and Homeopathy?
    Homeopathy is based on a "whole person" approach. In homeopathy, the remedy or treatment program is customized and individualized to the patient, with the intent of removing the underlying cause. Conventional (allopathic) medicine usually relies on treating a patient’s physical symptoms. This treatment might also assume a person’s symptoms need to be controlled, suppressed or eliminated.
  • What is the evidence of efficacy for Homeopathic Medicines?
    The efficacy of homeopathic medicines is supported by 200 years of clinical observation. An increasing number of scientific studies on homeopathy are being conducted and, in recent years, more than 1100 of these studies have been published in medical journals. Clinical research is providing evidence of the efficacy of homeopathic medicines, and basic laboratory research is confirming the biological activity of highly diluted substances and helping the scientific community better understand their mechanism of action.
  • How are Homeopathic Medicines made?
    Homeopathic medicines are manufactured according to the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and drug Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Beginning in a concentrated solution or solid each homeopathic medicine is subject to successive dilution steps. Between each dilution step the resulting product is vigorously shaken in a process known as succussion. The dilution/succussion process is carried out up to the desired level of dilution. The resulting product is the homeopathic active ingredient which is then incorporated into dosage forms for administration.
  • How should i store my Homeopathic Medicines?
    Extremes of temperature are never advised for homeopathic medicines. Refrigerating or freezing homeopathic remedies is not recommended, nor should they be kept anywhere they will be exposed to high temperatures, such as a closed vehicle on a hot sunny summer day. It’s best to keep containers tightly sealed and away from extreme heat or direct sunlight. Due to the high humidity often found in a bathroom, the common “medicine cabinet” is a bad place to keep any kind of medicine.
  • Are Homeopathic Medicines the same as Herbs?
    No, homeopathic medicines are not herbal products, which use a larger quantity of plant material per dose. Homeopathic medicines use a much smaller dose of plant or mineral substance to address symptoms. And, unlike herbal products, which are regulated as dietary supplements or foods, the law requires homeopathic products to be produced, tested and labeled as drugs. In other words, homeopathic products must be manufactured in compliance with the FDA’s pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) regulations for cleanliness, quality and testing.
  • How do I take Homeopathic Medicines?
    It is preferable to take homeopathic medicines apart from meals. The appropriate dosage is always shown on the labeling and should be followed unless differently directed by your Homeopath. It is recommended that you avoid touching the homeopathic pellets and tablets with your fingers or hands. The easiest way is to gently shake the required pellets or tablets into the cap of the container and use that as a ‘cup’ to gently place the medicine in your mouth. Since the homeopathic medicine is thinly adsorbed onto the surface of most pellets and tablets, any moisture on your fingers or hands may release the medicine at the point of contact rather than in your mouth. In addition, any oils on your skin may stick on the surface of the pellets or tablets and impede the proper absorption once the medicine is in your mouth.
  • Do Homeopathic Medicines have side effects?
    Homeopathic medicines above 4C or 8X have a low risk of side effects and no contraindications. They can be safely taken with other conventional medications and are sometimes recommended to complement other treatments.
  • Can I take more than one Homeopathic Medicine at a time?
    In Classical Homeopathy we take 1 remedy at a time to give your body the proper time for it to work up into bringing you back t health. it is advisable that if you want to take another remedy please contact your Homeopath for proper guidance. Homeopathic medicines can safely be taken together or with other conventional medications and are sometimes recommended to complement other treatments.
  • Can a person overdose on Homeopathic Medicines?
    Because of the extremely small amount of highly diluted active ingredients, you don't need to worry about suffering an overdose by taking more homeopathic medicine than the recommended dosage. In dilutions above 8X or 4C, any toxic properties of the original substance have disappeared; the medicine is safe and sold over-the-counter (OTC).
  • Why is there alcohol in liquid remedies and is it safe for Children?
    Alcohol is an excellent preservative and vehicle for homeopathic medicines, that is also present on many herbal tinctures as well, in fact this single substance serves multiple functions at one time. And the amount of alcohol in a usual dose is exceedingly small.
  • My child just ate an entire tube of Homeopathic Pellets what do I do!?
    Do not panic! Homeopathic medicines are very safe, non-toxic, and have a very wide margin of safety. It is unlikely that your child could become seriously ill just from taking an entire bottle at one time. However, if your child does develop symptoms that concern you, please consult your own Homeopath. physician or health care provider right away. Tablets, pellets and lozenges do contain sugar. If your child were diabetic or sensitive to sugar, the concern would be the consumption of the sugar, but not the active ingredient. See if the product label has a 24-hour emergency information number. You can also call your Regional Poison Control Center 1 (800) 222-1222.
  • Is Homeopathy safe for pets?
    Homeopathy is very safe to use with animals. In working with a veterinarian who is familiar with homeopathic medicines, animals (both large and small) can be greatly helped, especially if the owner has made a careful assessment of the symptoms to assist the vet in choosing the right medicine.
  • How fast can I expect for Homeopathic remedies to work?
    This will depend on the specific condition and the severity of symptoms. Emotional and acute conditions often respond within minutes to the correctly chosen medicine, as do certain acute well-defined physical problems. Chronic conditions may take longer or more frequent doses to return to the desired state of well being. During periods of acute illness , more frequent dosing may be necessary to support and rebalance your body on both a physical and emotional level. Diet, lifestyle and medical history may also play a role in how quickly a patient will respond.
  • Can I take Homeopathic Medicines with other medications or herbs?
    Unless the product label provides any warnings to the contrary, it is safe to use your homeopathic medicine while taking other drugs, herbs or supplements, as there are generally are no known drug-to-drug interactions or contraindications. However, because homeopathy works to support the body’s natural healing process, and many conventional drugs work to suppress the body’s healing mechanisms (like fever or skin rashes), a homeopathic physician should be consulted for an individualized treatment plan. Some Herbs can antidote your remedy so make sure to consult your Homeopath for further assistance.
  • Will drinking coffee, alcohol or eating and drinking will interfere with the effectiveness of my Homeopathic remedy?
    In general it is recommended that you should refrain from consuming foods or drinks that contain strong aromatics or stimulants such as coffee and peppermint at the same moment as you are taking your homeopathic medicine so the two do not interfere with each other. An easy to follow rule is to simply wait 15 minutes before or after eating, drinking or brushing your teeth.
  • Is taking the remedy on a daily basis make it less effective?
    A properly chosen homeopathic remedy will not lose its effectiveness with frequent usage. You also need not to worry because they are safe and non-habit forming. For chronic conditions that require daily administration, the same remedy can be taken for as long as the condition warrants; these are situations that are best dealt with under the care of a competent Homeopathic Practitioner.
  • I am lactose intolerant can I still take Homeopathic remedies?
    People who are lactose intolerant do not have enough of the enzymes in their digestive tract to digest lactose. Most small homeopathic tablets contain about 64 milligrams of lactose (the sugar from cow's milk - no protein is used) each, and larger homeopathic tablets contain about 250 mg of lactose each. While everyone is different, most lactose intolerant individuals would need to ingest 5000 mg of lactose before they experience symptoms of intolerance from the lack of enzymes. With this large margin of safety, there is rarely a problem with homeopathic products when used as directed on the label. Homeopathic liquid remedies do NOT contain any lactose in it.
  • Are Homeopathic remedies Kosher?
    Most small homeopathic tablets contain about 64 milligrams of lactose each, and larger homeopathic tablets contain about 250 mg of lactose each. Homeopathic remedies are kosher in general for numerous reasons. They are taken in an unusual way, they are highly diluted, and usually contain kosher inactive ingredients. Homeopathic remedies like conventional medicines all contain some kosher and non kosher ingredients. When it comes to Homeopathic remedies, the amount of lactose is so minute that by the time the remedy is made there is not much left to consider it kosher or non-kosher. Please have in mind that ONLY Homeopathic pellets are made with lactose. Water remedies do NOT contain any lactose.
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