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Homeopathy Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are homeopathic remedies?

Homeopathic remedies are FDA-approved medicines made from small amounts of natural substances, including plants, minerals, and animal substances. They are highly diluted and given in very small doses to eliminate adverse reactions. They are generally prepared in small pellets that dissolve under the tongue, but these pellets can also be added to water.

2. How popular is homeopathy?

Homeopathic remedies are widely used in primary care settings in many parts of the world, including Europe, India, and South America. It is utilized by family practice doctors in these countries. In fact, homeopathy is one of the top three treatment modalities practiced in 11 out of 14 surveyed European countries.

3. Are there side effects to homeopathic remedies?

Homeopathic remedies act on your body to increase well-being and healing. Each individual may respond to them differently. It is difficult to know which symptoms will improve first, or if any aggravations will occur along the path to healing. When patients have adopted our Basic Treatment Guidelines, we find side effects, if any, are minimized during the healing process.

4. Do I stop taking my prescribed medicines while on a homeopathic remedy?

Homeopathic remedies do not directly interfere with any medications. However, because they stimulate your body to heal, you may find that the dose of the medicine you are currently taking may become too much for you as your health improves. Working closely with any physician who prescribed drugs for your condition is therefore important.

5. Can homeopathy be used in children?

Due to the gentle nature of the treatment, homeopathy is frequently used on children worldwide. In the United States, homeopathy is becoming increasingly popular with doctors working with children with ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and autism.

6. How effective is homeopathic medicine?

Numerous studies have been done on the safety and efficacy of homeopathic medicines. Studies have shown that improvement was significant for conditions not limited to: female concerns, diarrhea in children, respiratory tract complaints,. musculoskeletal problems, hay fever, asthma, depression and pain management. Additionally, clinical experience has shown that it can be effective in a wide range of mental, emotional, and physical concerns.

7. How is seeing a Naturopath for Homeopathy different from purchasing remedies sold in health food stores?

Naturopathic doctors have hundreds of hours of training in homeopathy. Homeopathy is different from allopathic medicines. An allopathic medicine may temporarily relieve symptoms but does nothing to strengthen the body’s ability to heal itself from the condition. For a particular condition, your naturopath may prescribe any number of homeopathic remedies over the course of your healing, and these are based on your specific symptoms and on you as a whole person. This is why a well-prescribed remedy may result in the increased ability of a person to fully recover over the course of treatment.

8. Are homeopathy treatments expensive?

Homeopathy treatments are very low in cost. Depending on your present concerns, remedies are priced at approximately $10 or $20 and are given one remedy at a time, or in sets of 3. Other nutritional or botanical preparations will also be added depending on your condition.

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