Taking Your Remedies
The ‘pills’ are little sucrose balls that have been impregnated with the remedy.
If ordered from www.sourcehomeopathy.com they are very small and 5 small pills is equal to 1 dose.
If ordered from www.helios.co.uk they are the standard #6 size pills and 1 pills is equal to 1 dose.
If you’ve been asked to use a homeopathic solution you can find out how here. A dose is equivalent to 1/2 tsp.
If you are asked to take ‘a single dose’ that means one dose for one day only. If you are meant to take it longer it will say ‘a single dose for X days’.
Homeopathic remedies stimulate the immune system to trigger healing. They often need to be taken only once.
If taken dry, they can be put directly under the tongue of the patient, by tipping one into the mouth from the bottle cap or from the small ziplock bag [unless being used to make a medical solution].
Remedies should be sucked until they dissolve.
You should, if possible, avoid eating, drinking or brushing your teeth for about 10-20 minutes either side of taking a pill.
What To Avoid If You Are Having Homeopathic Treatment.
Firstly, you came for treatment because you were suffering … so it is worth committing to avoid the the list of antidotes below wherever possible. If your problem relapses, look for which antidote you may have accidentally been exposed to and eliminate it. Then contact me for instructions.
Homeopathic remedies can be quickly antidoted by
- caffeinated drinks like cola,
- strong chemical odours,
- high stress (unavoidable sometimes),
- heavy alcohol consumption [more than 5 units in one 24 hour period],
- prescribed & recreational drugs, ie, steroids (you will be given more doses if you are on medications, in an attempt to overcome this problem).
- Some remedies (Nat mur in particular) can be antidoted by menthol.
- Most remedies are antidoted by camphor & should not be stored near camphor products [vapour rubs, chest rubs, etc.]
Storing Your Remedies
Homeopathic remedies need to be protected from bright light, heat and moisture. Keep all remedies away from camphor products.
If kept in this way they have an endless shelf life.
If you make them up into a homeopathic solution you can add 40% alcohol (vodka or brandy) as a preservative and they can be stored in a cool, dark place indefinitely.
They should not be touched but tipped into the lid before dosing the patient. A homeopathic potency dose is usually 1/2 teaspoon.
Be sure to avoid touching other people’s remedies.