Homeopathy - Frequently Asked Questions
Are these remedies herbal?
No, while many homeopathic remedies are derived from plants and even herbs, their processing and highly defined principles of application are unique to homeopathic medicines.
Who Can Take It? Everyone!
You’re never too old, young, weak, strong, sickly or healthy to benefit from homeopathy. For children under 2 years of age, professional guidance is recommended with every form of self care.
When dosing babies, do tablets need to be placed under the baby’s tongue?
Many parents have success putting the tablets on the baby’s tongue, just inside the baby’s cheek, or between the cheek and gum, where the soft tablets dissolve instantly. If giving them a remedy that comes in a harder tablet or pellet, you can crush the tablets between two spoons or dissolve them in a teaspoonful of water before giving them to your child.
Should I keep dosing until the bottle runs out?
Not unless your homeopath or program advises it. In general, it is best to stop dosing when you feel a marked improvement or change, even if after only one dose. Just assume the body has the message and does not need further doses to confuse its progress. If improvement ceases, you can always resume dosing. This approach is especially apt when using higher potency singles.
Is homeopathy safe to take with my other medications?
Yes, prescriptions, OTCs, supplements, etc.– homeopathy has no contrandications and because it works with the body’s own resources, it has no risk of habituation or ‘druggy’ side effects.
What role does the FDA have in homeopathy?
Two organizations are involved in the standardization and oversight of homeopathic production, the FDA and the HPUS. The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the US (HPUS) establishes the tests, standards, assays and production methods for each remedy included. The FDA uses HPUS monographs plus the same rules and regulations it applies to other forms of medicine to oversee and scrutinize homeopathic manufacturing, production and labeling. The claims for our homeopathic products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They are not reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. Homeopathic medicines are not herbs or supplements, they have been recognized by the FDA as drugs since 1938.
Do your products have an expiration date?
Homeopathic medicines are good indefinitely as they are very stable when stored under normal conditions (away from moisture and excessive heat or cold). For this reason the FDA has exempted homeopathic manufacturers from posting expiration dates.
What if I am lactose intolerant or am sensitive to milk?
All our tablets contain pure Lactose N.F. (National Formulary), which is without casein, whey or the other milk proteins that often trigger reactions to dairy products. Most people who are lactose intolerant are able to use our products as the amount of lactose is relatively small. But if still concerned, you can dilute a dose in water and take a sip of that as your dose.
Single Homeopathic Remedies - Stock Up & Save!
Having what you need when you need it is a great comfort. Our C kits let you carry the 27 singles you need for your family or your profession. For complete listings of all our kits, visit our website’s Homeopathic Kits page.
Order our singles individually for only $8.95 or get 27 remedies of your choice for the price of 16!
This kit is designed by You! Pick 27 vials and Save!
Just choose 27 single remedies from the list of remedies below in 30C and/or 200C potency vials. We will pack them in a kit that’s easy to take everywhere. CKIT $139.95
Please note: For accuracy, the Selected C-Kit remedy choices must be submitted via the special page on our website, by mail, or faxed to us as they require much detailed processing.
1-800 Homeopathy makes homeopathic remedies available in 5 potencies: 6X, 12X and 30X are packaged in 500 tablet bottles 30C and 200C in 160 pellet vials. Only $8.95 each! Click here to browse all the single homeopathic remedies we provide.
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How to Take Homeopathic Remedies?
Unless otherwise indicated on the label, the best way to take the small homeopathic tablets and pellets is to pour 3-4 into the lid, spill under your tongue and let them dissolve in a clean mouth (avoid eating for 15 minutes before and after a dose). If symptoms do not change, try avoiding contact with strong coffee, mints and chemical odors, as these can disrupt remedies if you are sensitive to them.
How often you dose is more important than the number of tablets you take. You can dose more frequently the more severe the symptoms, even every 5 or 15 minutes for a few doses. Otherwise, 1-3 doses per day, or as needed, is standard for lower potencies. When symptoms improve, you should stop dosing and trust that your system has the message, especially when working with single remedies. Combinations often call for more frequent dosing than single remedies and lower potency singles call for more dosing than higher potencies. See page 29 for an illustrated explanation of potency.
Lactose based tablets come in 6X, 12X and 30X. They dissolve under the tongue almost instantly.
Sucrose based pellets are available in 30C, and 200C. Note: Photos are shown at approximate size.
Welcome to Our Homeopathic Single Remedies
Single remedies are derived from a single source– primarily plant, mineral or chemical. They are the essence of homeopathy and therefore engage all the principles and concepts that make homeopathy a comprehensive system of medicine. Highly multifaceted, most single remedies address a wide array of health issues. We only sell single homeopathic remedies in potencies that make them absolutely safe!
Let Like Be Cured By Like
Coffee for jittery nerves? Homeopathy’s principle of similars makes it fascinating, highly consistent and essentially limitless. In essence it means that our bodies can respond to extremely safe versions of what otherwise could cause symptoms similar to those we may be experiencing.
So Many Symptoms
If taken in large quantities (not homeopathic doses) over time, coffee, irritating chemicals and even herbs have proven they will impact us mentally, emotionally and physically. When you apply the law of similars (described above), this is why most remedy descriptions involve so many symptoms and characteristics. The challenge can be in finding the remedy that fits your particular pattern of symptoms. If finding the right match takes a few tries, don't worry, when homeopathically processed, there's no chance of harm.
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July 27, 2011 6:53:31 PM EDT
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