- 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
M: +44 (0)7949 520 542
*Tony Fox is a homeopath practising in Blackheath, South East London. He is available for appointments at his Blackheath practice or by easy arrangement via Skype, FaceTime and telephone.