There are more than 4,000 homeopathic medicines.
Every true homeopathic medicine is made using one substance -- whether plant, animal or mineral.
Remedies are commonly made by crushing a plant, animal or mineral substance then putting it into a solvent such as grain alcohol.
Insoluble solids, such as quartz and oyster shell, are diluted by grinding them with lactose.
The extract is then further diluted in a mixture of alcohol and water. The process is repeated many times to achieve a therapeutic dilution.
After each dilution the mixture is vigorously agitated in a machine or by hand that delivers a calibrated amount of shaking. This is called succussion.
The process of succussion is believed to leave an energetic imprint of the medicinal substance throughout the body of water.
Remedies can be administered in many forms, including tablets, ointments, liquid, or sprays.
Homeopathic remedies are non-drowsy and non-habit forming. They cause no side effects and no conflicts with other medicines.
Homeopathy is safe for women to take during pregnancy, and safe for children and old people.
Homeopathic remedies are cheap at around £6 per prescription.
When Taking Homeopathic Remedies
Remedies should be taken 15 to 20 minutes before or after eating or drinking (e.g. tea or coffee).
Remedies should not be handled directly but dropped on or under the tongue and allowed to dissolve.
Remedies should be stored in their original container and away from direct light, heat, electromagnetic fields, strong odours or chemicals.
Tony Fox DSH
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