IF THE MEDICINES ARE SO EFFECTIVE, WHY ISN'T HOMEOPATHY MORE POPULAR TODAY?
Actually, Homeopathy is quite popular in many countries in the world. As for Homeopathy in the U.S., it was also very popular there. At the turn of the century, 15% of physicians were Homeopathic physicians. As distinct from other unorthodox practitioners, Homeopaths graduated from respected medical schools. The then conventional system of medicine was very much threatened by Homeopathy from 1860 to the early 1900. A conventional physician would lose their membership in the A.M.A if they simply consulted with a Homeopath. There was also pressure on various funding sources so that the Homeopathic schools had difficulty staying alive. Despite the strong pressure from drug companies and others, Homeopathy has survived and has flourished throughout the world.
ARE HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES SAFE?
The small doses used in Homeopathic medicines make them extremely safe. Of course, it is important to know how to prescribe the medicines. The Homeopathic medicines are officially recognized by the F.D.A. Because they are recognized as drugs, their manufacturing is regulated by the F.D.A. to assure consumers of their quality.
IF A PERSON IS USING HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES, IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO USE CONVENTIONAL DRUGS AT THE SAME TIME?
It is possible to take them together, though the Homeopathic medicines often work fast and well enough that the person does not need to take conventional drugs. Some conventional medicines, however, are so strong that they inhibit any action of the Homeopathic medicine. In such situations the individual must decide if he or she wishes to use the conventional or Homeopathic medicine.
HOW IS HOMOEOPATHIC POTENCY DIFFERENT FROM POTENCIES OF THE OTHER SYSTEMS OF MEDICINE?
Potency is the strength of a Homeopathic remedy. Homeopathy makes substances
into healing remedies by diluting and succussion (shaking).
Diluting negates any problems with substances that may be harmful in their raw state.
Succussion enhances the healing properties of substances.
The Potency strength is shown after the remedy name as a Roman Numeral
along with a number that indicates the repetitions of dilutions and succussing.
1) Decimal designation is X.
2) Centesimal designation is C.
3) Millesimal designation is M.
MOTHER TINCTURE- the original standardized preparation
HOW SOON WILL I BE CURED?
Homoeopathic remedies cure the whole as opposed to the symptoms. The time it takes to cure symptoms is directly dependant on the complexity of the ailment. Since the remedy works from inside out, internal disorders are the first to be cured as opposed to superficial outer symptoms. Be patient, for it is more beneficial to cure the cause of the illness as well as the symptoms, rather than simply relieve the symptoms. Two patients with a cold may look similar but may have completely different remedies prescribed to them. In Homoeopathy 'One man's meat is another man's poison'.