A German scientist first
demonstrated that homeopathy could be used as a natural method of therapy in 1806. It was
found that a substance that produced symptoms of illness in a healthy individual could
also produce curative effects in a sick person. He stated that what a substance can cause,
it can cure.
He found that the closer
the similarity between the physical symptoms of the remedy and the drug picture (the
symptoms that the drug produces in a healthy person), the better the healing effect.
When given the right
remedy, the vital force within the person was restored. When sick, this vital force
becomes temporarily unsound by the illness, by introducing a similar affliction to the
body, it is able to return to a normal healthy state.
This German scientist
experimented with many substances to try to remove their patients symptoms. When
experimenting, he diluted the substance and found the effect was more potent and helped
the body restore its vital force more efficiently. If it doesnt, then a new
substance or remedy is tried.
The homeopath will examine
the patient thoroughly by discussing all the persons symptoms until the right remedy
Homeopathic remedies are
generally side-effect free.
How are homoeopathic
Homoeopathic remedies are
generally made on natural substances - common plants and seeds, common metals and their
All homoeopathic remedies
are dissolved into an alcoholic solution called a "mother tincture". By being
diluted, the toxic side effects are destroyed. They are diluted until there is only one
drop of the active ingredient in every 100 parts of the remedy. The remedy is then shaken
to distribute the therapeutic effect.
The typical potency
strength is 6c and 30c. This means that the original mother tincture has been diluted by a
factor f one part in 100 and this process of dilution s then repeated 6 or 30 separate
How should these
remedies be taken?
The remedies should be
sucked around in the mouth, not swallowed and gulped down. The remedies can be placed
under or on top of the tongue. It is wise not to take any caffeine drinks or food,
codeine, peppermint are avoided while taking homoeopathic remedies.
You can take herbal teas
that have no peppermint in them and plain filtered water at this time. These substances
disturb the effectiveness of the homoeopathic remedies. Ideally, you should not have
anything to drink or eat 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after a remedy is taken.
But couldnt these
remedies be dangerous?
It is vital to point out
that although some remedies originally come from a poisonous plant, the homoeopathic
remedy, prepared by extreme dilution methods, has no molecules of the original substance
left in the final preparation. The remedy still has a therapeutic effect and is totally
safe to take.
is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.