Here we answer some frequently asked questions about homeopathy. For questions such as, what does C mean, how does homeopathy act, can I take homeopathy while pregnant among others, and we will give brief answers.
What is the prescription for a homeopathic medication?
The prescription of a homeopathic medication consists of administering to the patient low or infinitesimal doses of a substance that, when given to a healthy person in larger doses, cause symptoms identical to those of the patient.
What is a homeopathic doctor?
A homeopathic doctor is a doctor who, in addition to his studies in medicine, decided to complete his training studying homeopathic medicines, the recommendations and therapeutic possibilities.
Homeopathy can solve many diseases that can be found every day.
Allergic diseases, ENT repeat disorders, flu and stress and anxiety are some pathologies where homeopathy finds its recommendation.
The scope of homeopathy is large and the homeopath knows its possibilities and limitations perfectly.
Can I follow a homeopathic treatment and another allopathic at the same time?
There is no contraindication to follow a set treatment. Your doctor is the most qualified person to advise you if you should continue the two treatments simultaneously.
Can pregnant women be treated with homeopathy?
Homeopathic medicines have no known side effects or contraindications. Everyone can take them, even infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly.
Where I can buy homeopathic medicines?
Like any medicine, homeopathic medicines are sold exclusively in pharmacies. Feel free to ask your pharmacist for advice.
How is a homeopathic medicine given?
It occurs mainly by two pharmaceutical forms: a tube of granules and a dose of globules. Granules and globules are spheres that are composed of sucrose and lactose.
The content of the dose of globules is taken at once. The granules are usually administered five granules at a time.
Homeopathic medications are also presented in tablets, drops, ointments, ampoules, and suppositories…
How are homeopathic medicines are taken?
Homeopathic medicines for oral administration are usually absorbed sublingually, in the case of granules, pellets and tablets; they are left to dissolve under the tongue.
The syrups and drops remain in the mouth for one minute before swallowing.
What is C?
C means Centesimal. It indicates that the active medicinal substance has been prepared according to the method of preparation by successive dilutions to the hundredth, invented by the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann.
Homeopathic medicines are not placebos! Little “pellets” of sugar cannot have an effect!
Of course, the sugar in homeopathic pellets doesn’t have any effect. This is why we also have tablets and drops that contain homeopathic active substances.
Sugar is simply a medium for these active substances. The important element is what has been added to the sugar – the active ingredient!
As homeopathic remedies have very slow action, they cannot be used to treat acute illnesses!
This is incorrect. You can successfully use homeopathy in acute circumstances such as infections, fevers and colds.
Homeopathy seems to be a kind of magic!
Homeopathy is not magic! Homeopathy is a field of medicine that has the capacity to heal, but if course, it has its limits, just like any other medicine, including conventional medicine.
To give you a clear example – it’s unlikely that homoeopathy will replace a surgical intervention.
During homeopathic treatment, you have to follow a strict diet!
Well, it’s not such a bad thing…but of course, you need to eat healthily and avoid smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee.
In some cases, you can’t eat onion or garlic as they contain sulphur, which is a homeopathic remedy in itself. All of these things have little to do with a strict diet.
Diabetes sufferers can’t use homeopathic remedies!
This is not true. The amount of sugar in the pellets is negligible. These homeopathic pellets could even be taken on a daily basis. The foods we eat contain much more sugar, even those that are especially for diabetics.