Homeopathy – What is it?

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a therapeutic method using natural substances in micro doses to simulate the body’s natural resources. The remedies are extremely dilute, usually 1 part remedy to 1,000,000,000,000 parts water. The theory behind homeopathy is that like treats like.

How long have homeopathic medicines been around for?

Homeopathy emerged in the late 18th century!

How do you take homeopathic remedies?

Homeopathic remedies are typically given sublingually (dissolved under the tongue). This is a very efficient method of administration. For better absorption, homeopathic medicines should be taken apart from meals and in a mouth free of strong flavors.

What ailments can homeopathy be used for?

Homeopathic medicines can be effective in treating many minor acute conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, teething in babies and many more. It can also be effective in treating more chronic conditions such as arthritis.

Are these remedies safe?

Yes, because of the dilution of the active ingredient, there are no side effects and no drug interactions.

Who can use homeopathic remedies?

Anyone! Homeopathic medicines do not carry a risk of toxicity. They can be used by babies, pregnant women and everyone else!

Do I need to see a doctor first?

If you are experiencing symptoms of a potentially serious condition you should always see your physician BEFORE using any self treatment with over the counter medications, herbals, or homeopathic remedies.

Once serious conditions have been ruled out, ask your pharmacist about self treatment options. You may also consider seeing a naturopath if you would like to be treated with homeopathic and/or other natural therapies.

Pharmacist’s Product Recommendations

  • Oscillococcinum—taken at the first sign of flu will decrease symptom severity and duration
  • Teething tablets—decrease the pain experienced by teething babies

 

Ask your pharmacist about Homeopathy today!!

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