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Are you wondering, “Is homeopathy safe?” Well, you obviously can’t disregard the increasingly deliberate and speculative media about homeopathy’s safety. Even those experienced in homeopathy, either as patients or those having treated themselves and their families, often for generations, will not be discouraged.
Are you uninformed or on the hedge about homeopathy? A couple of years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an in-depth study on the safety of over-the-counter (OTC) remedies over months. The homeopathic community banded together in a comprehensible, intelligent, practical manner and the FDA was content.
Yet, there are some worrying, groundless articles cautioning that homeopathy is toxic or unsafe, which could not be further from the truth. Those who are somehow convinced that teething pills, for instance, might harm their children might be discouraged from ever using this wonderfully safe form of medicine in the future. They would end up using conventional pharmaceutical medications. These could be much more likely to harm their children or, at least to suppress their symptoms.
Those of you who are homeopathy patients, practitioners, or enthusiasts might find the rest of this blog to be something you already know. But it is our effort to present precise information about homeopathy.
Are homeopathy medicines diluted?
Let us compare the contents of homeopathic remedies as opposed to pharmaceuticals or even herbs. First, a substance is taken from nature. Then it is diluted to the point of entire nontoxicity. Let us take Apis (honeybee), for instance. One honeybee is immersed in alcohol for months. Then a mother tincture is prepared as a source for future dilutions. The dilutions are made on either X potencies or a centesimal (C) basis. The likelihood of harmfulness from such a nonmaterial substance is small, if not non-existent. Don’t you remember the oath that all doctors take? First, do no harm – this is the motto of homeopathy.
Should you take homeopathy medicines one at a time?
It would be best if you did not use numerous homeopathic remedies at the same time. It does not matter whether they are administered as pills, liquids, injections, or via machines. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, taught that homeopathic medicine fits the whole person. So, whether or not the individual takes a right or wrong homeopathic remedy, the risk of harm is negligible compared to taking, say, five or ten pharmaceutical drugs in combination. Most homeopathic doctors tell their patients not to change anything else at the same time as beginning a homeopathic remedy, so the effect is clear and not confused. With self-care for acute problems, other natural therapies are encouraged. These natural therapies can work very well in tandem with homeopathic remedies.
What should be the minimum dose of homeopathy medicine?
Homeopathy is not a sledgehammer. Have you ever heard of that story about the refrigeration specialist? It was a scorching summer day and an extravagant hotel wedding was about to take place when the AC blew. Panic! Moreover, it was a Sunday afternoon! Against all odds, there happened to be one refrigeration wizard available to save the day. (S)he zipped over to the hotel, made a split-second diagnosis, tapped on just the right spot, and bingo, the AC vibrated like a kitten. When the bill came, it was INR 10,000. How could that be? The expert charged INR 100 for tapping and INR 9900 for knowing where to tap. That is the same as homeopathy. Knowing where to tap is the acquaintance of the homeopathic doctor, or the self-prescriber, to understand where to tap. The correct homeopathic remedy gives a gentle push to the vital force to stimulate the healing process. But with conventional medicine, the tendency, more and more, is to provide more potent drugs, in combination, even for minor, acute problems. If you take your three-year-old son to the ER for a cough, he might be left with steroids, inhalers, and antibiotics, and a diagnosis of pre-asthma. This is the opposite of the gentle, customized approach of homeopathy rather than one-size-fits-all.
Is homeopathy the same as herbs?
One of the articles claimed that the teething remedy contained toxic Belladonna (Deadly nightshade). Homeopathic remedies are made from substances in nature. And remember that these substances are diluted to the extent that there is nothing toxic in them.
Those trying to scare the public are either sincerely ignorant or are well aware that there is no real potential danger, neither to babies, pregnant mothers, the elderly, are those who are immune-compromised, from homeopathic remedies. It might be a scare tactic to direct those folks back to conventional medicine, which might be far riskier.
What is the safety of homeopathy treatment?
Aggravations are a temporary and short-lasting deteriorating of already existing symptoms after the correct homeopathic remedy. When they occur, they characteristically last 2-5 days (generally ten maximum) and are followed by an overall improvement in the aggravated symptoms and the patient’s overall health. These occur much less frequently. Rather than prescribing a single dose of a 200C or 1M potency of a remedy, homeopathic doctors might use 6C, 12C, or 30C potencies or LM remedies in cases of sensitive patients. Multi-glass methods of administration can even further reduce any reaction to the homeopathic remedy.
One of the important reasons to work with an experienced homeopathic doctor rather than to treat oneself is to decrease any risk of aggravation or reaction, even though the medicines are relatively safe and gentle.
Are you looking for professional homeopathic care? Well, do your homework. Find someone who:
- Is very experienced
- Has good communication skills
- Follows the principles of homeopathy
- Is easily accessible
Give the homeopathic doctor at least a year to help you, particularly if you have longstanding or severe health concerns. Not that it will take a year to find your remedy (that is extremely rare), but to allow the effectiveness of homeopathy to unfold over time.
Is homeopathy safe in pregnancy?
Homeopathic medicines are usually safe for pregnant women. They are derived from plants and minerals and diluted several times. Also, homeopathic medicines are non-addictive and contain negligible amounts of artificial substances. They help relieve everyday problems like morning sickness, constipation, insomnia, heartburn, and back pain. Nevertheless, you should not self-prescribe the medications but visit your nearest homeopathy clinic and see a qualified homeopathic doctor.
Homeopathic remedies for first-trimester complaints
Homeopathic experts recommend some medications to help with morning sickness. The general prescriptions include the following:
- Arsenic Album: Are you wondering, “Is homeopathic medicine Arsenic Album prescribed for pregnant women?” Well, if you have excessive vomiting, then a homeopathic doctor will prescribe this homeopathy medicine.
- Cocculus Indicus: Homeopathy medicine Cocculus Indicus is prescribed for nausea soon after getting off the bed.
- Ipecac. Homeopathy medicine Ipecac is prescribed for nausea or vomiting when eating or smelling food.
- Pulsatilla: Homeopathy medicine Pulsatilla is prescribed for vomiting, heartburn, acidic or bitter belching, or nausea after having food.
- Sepia: Homeopathy medicine Sepia is prescribed when strong smells of food trigger nausea. When morning sickness is accompanied by lower abdominal pain, sepia is recommended.
Homeopathic experts recommend some medications to help with constipation. Homeopathic recommendations include the following:
- Lycopodium: Homeopathy medicine Lycopodium is prescribed if passing hard stools.
- Nux Vomica, Opium, or Alumina: Homeopathy medicines Nux Vomica, Opium, or Alumina will be prescribed for frequent constipation, a futile urge to pass stool, and a dull headache.
- Nux Vomica and Sulfur: Homeopathy medicines Nux Vomica and Sulfur are prescribed for constipation, leading to hemorrhoids.
- Sepia: Homeopathy medicine Sepia is prescribed for pain as a result of hard stools.
- Bryonia: Homeopathy medicine Bryonia is recommended with a feeling of dryness in the rectum.
- Causticum: Homeopathy medicine Causticum is useful during painful defecation.
Homeopathic experts recommend some medications to help with breast tenderness. Here are some recommended homeopathy medicines:
- Pulsatilla: Homeopathy medicine Pulsatilla might soothe breast soreness and discomfort.
- Phytolacca: Homeopathy medicine Phytolacca is prescribed when the breast feels hard, swollen, and tender.
- Cancer Carb: Homeopathy medicine Cancer Carb is recommended when there is breast tenderness in obese women.
Homeopathic remedies for second-trimester complaints
Homeopathic experts recommend some medications to help with backache. General homeopathic recommendations include the following:
- BellaDonna: Homeopathy medicine BellaDonna is recommended for relieving pain that comes fast and resolves soon but touch aggravates the pain.
- Kali Carbonicum: Homeopathy medicine Kali Carbonicum is prescribed for relieving a weak and tired back.
- Natrum Muriaticum: Homeopathy medicine Natrum Muriaticum is recommended for moderate back pain.
- Rhus Toxicodendron: Homeopathy medicine Rhus Toxicodendron is prescribed when your back hurts from a strain or injury.
- Sepia: Homeopathy medicine Sepia is recommended when your back feels tired with an aching dragging pain in the lower back.
Homeopathic experts recommend some medications to help with varicose veins. Here are some common homeopathic medicines:
- Pulsatilla: Homeopathy medicine Pulsatilla might help the discomfort in the rectum (where varicose veins lead to piles).
- Carbo Vegetabilis: Homeopathy medicine Carbo Vegetabilis is prescribed for piles that cause burning pain before a bowel movement.
- Hamamelis: Homeopathy medicine Hamamelis might help soothe swollen, inflamed, and painful veins that get worse if you exert pressure.
- Zincum Metallic: Homeopathy medicine Zincum Metallic resolves large varicose veins that develop causing pain and soreness that are worsened from touch.
Homeopathic remedies for third-trimester complaints
Homeopathic experts recommend some medications to help with heartburn. Homeopathy medicines for this problem include the following:
- Apis Mellifica: Homeopathy medicine Apis Mellifica is recommended if you belch every time you eat or drink.
- Capsicum: Homeopathy medicine Capsicum is prescribed when there is a severe burning sensation behind the breastbone.
- Carbo Vegetabilis: Homeopathy medicine Carbo Vegetabilis is recommended if you experience heaviness, belching, and fullness even after consuming a small quantity of food.
- Lycopodium: Homeopathy medicine Lycopodium might help when you feel bloated after having food.
- Sulfur: Homeopathy medicine Sulfur is prescribed if heartburn worsens mid-morning and when dairy products aggravate the symptoms.
- Arsenic Album: Homeopathy medicine Arsenic Album relieves burning pains but warm drinks make the patient feel better.
Homeopathic experts recommend some medications to help with itching. Here are some of the common homeopathic medicines:
- Dolichos: Homeopathy medicine Dolichos might be helpful when there is itching all over the body and it worsens at night.
- Sepia: Homeopathy medicine sepia is recommended when itching is severe due to exposure to air.
- Mercurius Vivus: Homeopathy medicine Mercurius Vivus works on itchy pustular eruptions filled with pus or fluid.
- Tabacum: Homeopathy medicine Tabacum is prescribed if you experience unbearable itching.
Homeopathic experts recommend some medications to help with urinary problems. Homeopathic recommendations include the following:
- Cantharis: Homeopathy medicine Cantharis is recommended if you experience a constant burning sensation in the bladder and discomfort while urinating.
- Phosphoricum Acidum: In cloudy urine and a burning sensation, homeopathy medicine Phosphoricum Acidum is prescribed.
- Nux Vomica: Homeopathy medicine Nux Vomica is recommended if you have difficulty in passing urine or irritation and itching in the bladder.
Homeopathy for labor
Homeopathic experts recommend some medications to help with labor. Common recommendations include:
- Aconite: Homeopathy medicine Aconite is prescribed to quicken labor when you have extreme pain associated with fear and anxiety.
- Arnica: Homeopathy medicine Arnica is recommended for preventing bruises and controlling bleeding in normal labor.
- Chamomilla: Homeopathy medicine Chamomilla is prescribed for relieving unbearable and violent labor pain.
- Cocculus: Homeopathy medicine Cocculus is recommended for relieving exhaustion associated with dizziness and mild headache.
- Kali Carbonicum: Homeopathy medicine Kali Carbonicum is prescribed for severe pain in the back, radiating down to the buttocks and thighs.
- Kali Phosphoricum: Homeopathy medicine Kali Phosphoricum is given in-between contractions to relieve exhaustion.
- Pulsatilla: Homeopathy medicine Pulsatilla is given when the woman turns weepy or clingy during labor. It may also help restore hormonal levels after birth.
- Sulfur: Homeopathy medicine Sulfur is recommended when contractions turn weak or stop and when the woman feels restless and irritable
- Caulophyllum: Homeopathy medicine Caulophyllum is prescribed when there are weak contractions with no dilatation.
We strongly believe that you will find homeopathy not only to be remarkably safe but highly effective for all of your health concerns. If you would like to find out how we can help you at OHO Homeopathy, get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you.