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What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a therapeutic method that uses highly diluted natural substances to relieve symptoms.
Principles of Homeopathy
Homeopathy derives from the Greek words homeo, meaning "similar" and pathos, meaning "suffering" (such as the pathology of a disease). Homeopathy operates on a "like cures like" principle that has been used empirically for more than 200 years, and is now confirmed by an increasing number of research publications. Translated, this means that a patient suffering from symptoms can be treated by micro-doses of a substance capable of producing similar symptoms in a healthy person. Homeopathic medicines stimulate the body's physiological reactions that restore health, with a very low risk of side effects due to the use of micro-doses.
An example of how homeopathic medicines work is the similarly of symptoms between a bee sting and a rash. A bee sting swells and itches. If similar symptoms appear from perhaps hives, a rash or even another insect bite, the homeopathic medicine most appropriate to treat these symptoms is actually made from a tiny amount of a bee. Instead of making symptoms, the medicine sends the body a signal to help it rebalance and heal.
Benefits of Homeopathic Medicines
- Natural - The active ingredients in homeopathic medicines are diluted plants, animals and minerals that relieve the same symptoms they cause at full strength (i.e. a micro-dose of coffee beans helps nervousness)
- Scope of Use - Similar to other over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, homeopathic medicines can be used to relieve symptoms of a wide range of acute health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, arthritis pain, muscle pain, and teething.
- Efficacy - Homeopathy has been used for more than 200 years, building a remarkable safety record and generating a great body of knowledge
- Quality Controlled - Homeopathic medicines are manufactured according to the highest standards, complying with specifications of the Homeopathy Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and Drug Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
- Safe - Homeopathic medicines are one of the safest choices for self-treatment
- No known side effects such as drowsiness
- No interactions with conventional medications or herbal remedies
- No contraindications with pre-existing conditions
- No masking of symptoms
- Forms - Like other OTCs, homeopathic medicines are available in a variety of dosage forms such as gels, ointments, creams, syrups, eye drops, and suppositories
Boiron Questions & Answers
How popular are homeopathic medicines in the U.S. and throughout the world?
Thousands of healthcare professionals in the U.S. use homeopathic medicines, including family physicians, pediatricians, plastic surgeons, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, veterinarians, and osteopathic and naturopathic doctors. Today, homeopathy is used by millions of patients in more than 80 countries and is recommended by more than 400,000 healthcare providers.
Is there any scientific research on homeopathic medicines?
An increasing number of scientific studies on homeopathy are being conducted and published in peer-reviewed journals. In recent years, clinical research is providing evidence of the efficacy of homeopathic medicines, and basic laboratory research is confirming the biological activity of highly diluted substances and helping the scientific community better understand their mechanism of action.
The indication on the label of the multi-dose tube does not match the symptom for which my physician prescribed it. Why?
The same single medicine may be useful for several different conditions. For example, Gelsemium 30C can be indicated for stress or fever; Sepia 30C can be indicated for mood swings or symptoms of hot flashes. Due to the small size of the container, they print the most common indication for each medicine on the label. Therefore, the condition for which your doctor prescribed the medicine may not be listed on the label.
Can homeopathic medicines be taken in conjunction with other medications?
Micro-dosed homeopathic medicines above 4C are safe and have no known side effects or contraindications. They can be safely taken with other conventional medicines and are sometimes recommended to complement other treatments.
Can I give homeopathic medicines to my children?
Homeopathic medicines are generally safe for children. The dosage is usually the same for adults and children since the activity of homeopathic medicines does not depend on weight. However, please see package labeling for specific drug facts and dosage recommendations. If you are considering giving any type of medicine to a child under the age specified on the label, please check with a doctor or pharmacist first.
How frequently can I or should I take homeopathic medicines?
Follow the instructions provided by your healthcare professional or on the product label. When it comes to single medicines packaged in multi-dose tubes, general dosage instructions are five pellets, three times a day. As a general rule in a self-medicating situation, you can increase the frequency when the symptom is sudden and acute, and then decrease frequency with improvement. For example, upon twisting your ankle, you can take Arnica montana every 10 minutes three to four times, and then three times a day as needed.
How do I know I've selected the right homeopathic medicines?
Improvements are usually seen quite rapidly, particularly in acute conditions and when treatment is started at the onset of symptoms. Individual product labels will provide you with more specific information and directions for use. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a doctor. Chronic conditions will require the attention of a healthcare provider knowledgeable in homeopathy and may require more time for improvement.
Do homeopathic medicines act quickly?
Yes. When used for acute, occasional conditions, homeopathic medicines can take effect very quickly, especially if they are taken as soon as symptoms appear. For chronic disorders such as asthma, migraines and allergies, longer treatments are needed for sustained relief.
Can homeopathic medicines be used to treat recurring illnesses?
For patients with chronic illnesses, homeopathic treatment aims to reduce the intensity and frequency of episodes or outbreaks, as with allergies or herpes.
Can homeopathic medicines prevent certain diseases?
Homeopathic medicines are indicated for the relief of symptoms - not for prevention
Can homeopathic medicines by taken in conjunction with other medicines?
Micro-dosed homeopathic medicines above 4C are safe and have no known side effects or contraindications. They can be safely taken with conventional medicines and are sometimes recommended to complement other treatments.
Can I use homeopathic medicines by myself, without a doctor's supervision?
Homeopathic medicines may be used for self-diagnosable conditions that do not require a doctor's supervision. Homeopathic medicines are clearly, labeled with warnings and directions for use. Always read and follow label directions.
How are homeopathic medicines prescribed?
A homeopathic physician recommends a homeopathic medicine after considering the patient's symptoms, medical history and constitution.
Are homeopathic medicines safe to use when pregnant?
As with any medicine, pregnant women should seek their physician's or pharmacist's advice before use.
How can I treat my baby using homeopathic medicines?
For treating children older than 2 years of age, follow label direction. For children younger than 2 years of age, consult a physician. Homeopathic medicines may be dissolved in water for easier administration to small children.
Should I try not to touch the pellets with my hands?
It is recommended that you use the pellet dispenser to avoid touching the pellets.
How much sugar is in homeopathic medicines?
Pellets contain sugar and lactose (milk sugar). 5 pellets taken 4 times a day (20 pellets) contain 1 gram of sugar (or 1/5 of a teaspoon). One unit-dose contains 1 gram of sugar (or 1/5 of a teaspoon).
How much alcohol is in homeopathic medicines?
Mother tinctures contain alcohol, as do the orally administration drops prepared in an alcohol solution. One hundred drops of 65 percent mother tincture contain 1.026 grams of pure ethanol. In comparison, one glass of 12 percent wine contains 9.5 grams of pure ethanol.
Do homeopathic medicines have an expiration date?
Most homeopathic medicines have an expiration date between three and five years
Can animals be treated with homeopathic medicines?
For more than 150 years, homeopathic medicines have been used to treat pets, farm animals, competitive animals and even wild animals. More and more breeders and animal lovers use it every day. For more information, consult a veterinarian or a homeopathic veterinary reference book.
Bioron was founded in 1932 in Lyon, France, by twin brothers and pharmacists Jean and Henri Boiron. In 1983, Bioron established a presence in the United States by acquiring John A. Borneman & Sons, Inc., in a suburban Philadelphia. Borneman was a family business with four generations of homeopathic expertise focused on supplying medicines directly to physicians and the public throughout the U.S. Today, Bioron USA has evolved into a leading U.S. homeopathic medicine supplier, fulfilling up to 1,000 orders per day during the busy flu season. The company partners with brokers, distributers and retail chains to make homeopathic medicines available to a wide variety of consumers and physicians.