Homeopathy - Guidelines, Dosage, Rules and Information
Guidelines, Dosage, Rules and Information
Classical Homeopathy is very different in approach from most medical care systems. Normally one goes to a doctor for a specific disease or problem. You are given a medicine to make that problem go away. But the symptoms are there for a reason, and if the reason still exists then the problem will return, either in the same form or as a different disease or problem. I'm sure you have had experiences, where despite treatment problems return again and again. At other times problems seem to disappear after treatment, but not long afterwards new problems come out to take their place. The reason for this is that the core problem wasn't dealt with. This is called suppression. Homeopathy has a clear understanding of the difference between suppression and real cure. With cure, the root of the problem is dealt with first, and as a result the symptoms are no longer needed and fade away.
In most cases homeopaths look at everything that is going on in a the patients life, not just a few symptoms in isolation. The same patient that comes in complaining of headaches, may also have depression, insecurities, low energy and a long list of other problems. All of these problems stem from the same root cause and by dealing with it, all of the problems will fade away. During a very lengthy initial appointment all of the problems will be explored. Then a single homeopathic remedy, matching the whole picture is chosen.
These natural remedies are made from plants, minerals and other natural substances. They are prepared by a process of step by step repeated dilution and shaking, which makes them capable of stimulating the body's own defense system. The remedy is usually given one time only, and then allowed to work for a long time. Homeopaths recognize the importance of intervening as little as possible. They know the body is intelligent and produces symptoms for a reason. Rather than giving a medicine which ignores the intelligence of the body, homeopaths choose the one homeopathic remedy which can strengthen the body and allow it to heal itself.
After the correct homeopathic remedy, most patients feel greater well being and happiness. Homeopathic care goes much deeper than most types of treatment. Changes in life long problems, both physical and emotional are reported.
Homeopathy is not well known in the United States yet, though it is growing fast due to its high success rate in helping people, especially those that cannot be helped by conventional medicine. Homeopathy is very common and accepted in England, France, Switzerland, Germany, India and many other countries.
Homeopathy is often extremely effective with people who have chronic diseases. This includes any long-term physical or emotional problems, as well as illnesses which return time and time again. Whether conventional medicine considers the condition curable or not is not the major factor in determining whether homeopathy can help. Homeopathy is also appropriate for those who have problems that bother them, even though no disease has been diagnosed.
Homeopathic remedies are chosen based upon the "Law of Similars." This says that a medicine which produces a set of symptoms in a healthy person will cure the same set of symptoms. Each homeopathic remedy has been carefully tested on large numbers of healthy people and we have discovered what symptoms produced in these people and thus we also know what symptoms it is capable of curing in you. We are not matching single symptoms but the whole pattern of symptoms, the gestalt. Homeopathic remedies are all natural medicines. Some are herbs, some minerals or other natural substances. They are prepared by a special process of step by step dilution and succussion (shaking) which makes them capable of effecting your health in a much deeper way than the remedy could without this process.
Adults: Use recommended dosage or as determined by Doc to best fit your specific needs.
Children: If a child is going to be taking a product, first determine the adult dosage and then use the following formula to determine the approximate dosage for the child.
Example: Weight of Child (lbs) divided by 150 (average adult weight) = Fraction of adult dose to be used. Sample: child weighing 50 lbs divided by 150 (average adult weight) = 1/3 of adult dose.
Acute: When symptoms are immediate or severe, take under tongue 10-15 drops, or as dosage is listed, every 15 minutes not to exceed 3 hours total.
Subacute: When symptoms improve or are mild to moderate, take under tongue 10-15 drops, or as dosage is listed, every hour not to exceed 8 hours total.
Chronic: When symptoms last longer than 48 to 72 hours, take under tongue 10-15 drops as listed on the bottle.
preventative: For maintenance of occasional symptoms or for a tendency toward the condition, take 10-15 drops once weekly or monthly as needed.
Note: To determine the level that you will be working at seed: Detoxification Treatment Goals.
GENERAL RulES FOR TAKING REMEDIES:
Avoid Mint and Camphor as some remedies may be rendered less- or in-active.
Do not take within 10-15 minutes of ingesting anything else orally.
Coffee or tea should be avoided when they antidote.
Store in a cool, dark, environment away from exposure to sunlight, microwave or other electro-magnetic frequencies.
Take low potency "drainage" remedies separately from other homeopathics.
OTHER OpTIONS FOR TAKING HOMEOpATHICS:
Sensitive individuals may decrease the dose and/or put in a 1/2 tumbler of water and sip 1 teaspoon at a time. Beginning treatment by dosing 5 drops every 3 days and building to tolerance may be effective for some.
Another method is to imbricate (rub-in) the dose on a vascular area of the skin.
Others have attempted to dissipate the formula's alcohol by allowing it to sit in a small amount of tepid water for a period of time or by performing the following method: Boil water and pour into a tea cup. Allow cup to heat and then empty the hot water. put the homeopathic dose into the heated tea cup and allow it to sit for approximately 2 minutes. Add a small amount of purified water and take or sip the dose. This is warm enough to evaporate alcohol without destroying the homeopathic action.
Clinical Effects Based On Level of potency:
Use low doses (1X - !0X) for pharmacological support of acute problems and for stimulation of drainage.
Use medium doses (12X - 10X) for problems lasting longer than 10 days and symptom control.
Use high doses (60X and up_ for immediate effect on acute problems, constitutional or suppressed conditions.