How To Take Homeopathic Remedies

Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:34
Posted in category Alternative Medicine

Most homeopathic remedies come in liquid or pill form. There are a few simple rules that will increase their therapeutic effect.

For pills, do not swallow; place on or under the tongue instead. They should not be touched by hand as the chemical residue remaining from soap and hand cream will contaminate them. Instead, they can be placed in a clean container (such as the lid from the bottle they’re stored in) and then tipped directly into the mouth.

Products containing caffeine such as tea, coffee, chocolate and cola drinks, as well as peppermint and anything containing codeine shouldn’t be taken during a course of homeopathic treatment as they diminish the effect of the remedies. Drink plain water and herbal teas instead, and substitute a painkiller such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

Prednisolone (a steroid used to control skin diseases, arthritis and allergies) also has an extremely negative effect on homeopathy, but instead of discontinuing its use (which could be of risk to the patient), the homeopathic dosage can be increased by using a higher potency and doubling the duration of the treatment.

Nothing should be eaten and no liquids taken for at least 30 minutes before and after taking a remedy. Babies and young children can be treated with a liquid remedy where one or two drops can be placed on the tongue depending on the age of the patient.

Homeopathic remedies are best kept in airtight containers such small bottles with tight fitting caps. When storing these, keep them in a cool place under 30 degrees Celsius and ensure they are not in direct sunlight. Keep them away from items with strong smelling odors, such as cleaning products and perfumes. Never pollute your remedies by putting pills you’ve handled back in the bottle with the uncontaminated stock. By taking these precautions you will ensure that your homeopathic medicine is always in prime condition.

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