Homoeopathy is based on the principle of similars curing similars. That is if you overdose on a substance, a diluted form of that substance will relieve you of the symptoms.
Take for example overdosing or reacting to a Jasmine plant, symptoms of sneezing, runny eyes and nose, headache, aching joints, urinating a lot but not thirsty, chills up and down the back and a mental state of wanting the world to go away. These symptoms can be likened to a bout of influenza so you may present to a homoeopath with these symptoms but not have been in contact with a Jasmine plant and be given Gelsemium (Jasmine) as the remedy.
Homoeopathics are given in 4 different forms, 1/ liquid drops, 2/ pillules, 3/ powder, 4/mouth spray.
All food, tobacco and drink except water are to be avoided for at least 20 mins before or after ingesting the remedy. The further away from food and drink the better. Strong smelling substances are to be avoided along with coffee, which is antidotal to a lot of remedies. In cases of emergency or having to take the remedy at a 1/2 or hourly rate it is still best to follow these rules however it is not always practical. The remedies will still work but not as well.
Homoeopathic remedies are not to be touched by anything and should be placed in the mouth by the container lid or by dropping directly into the mouth from the container. When taking pills or drops 1 pill is just as effective as taking 20 or 30 as long as they are taken together. Some people can get a reaction if taking more but this is more the exception than the rule. Drops are the same that is 1 drop is the same as 30 drops. Homoeopathic remedies are best taken (sublingual) orally - the drops or pills should be placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve and mix in with the saliva.
Homoeopathics can be very fast reacting, within minutes of taking it in acute cases and can aid and help many disease states many of which modern medicine struggle. In India Homoeopathy is used within the medical system and in the U.K the Queen and Prince Charles are great advocates of Homoeopathy
A homoeopathic remedy is an energetic medicine it stimulates your body to do the work, it does not put a chemical in the body to do the work for the body, it does not contain any physical chemicals of the original substance hence if it stimulates the body without a chemical an addiction can not be obtained from these remedies.
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