Homeopathy is a gentle, holistic system of medicine which uses natural remedies in minute dosage.
Homeopathic remedies are prepared from natural substances
Homeopathic remedies are medicines, prepared from natural substances, mostly plants, minerals and animals, under US FDA guidelines. However, Homeopathy is not herbal medicine. Homeopathic medicines of herbal origins are precisely manufactured to potentized substance far beyond herbal origin, according to the standards set forth in the homeopathic pharmacopoeia of United States.
In homeopathy, the treatment is based on totality and uniqueness of the person, along with the specific condition or the disease.
The Initial consultation is between an hour to an hour and half. It involves detailed intake of the mental and physical symptoms, including the patient past and family history. All the symptoms of the patient are recorded and analyzed. The practitioner selects the specific medicine and the potency /dosage after considering the symptoms and the constitution of the patient.
Follow up visits are after a month of the initial consultation and last 30-45 minutes. The medicine dosage and potency are adjusted and optimized at the follow up visits for a better healing process.
Homeopathic medicines are available in pellets, globules, and liquid form. The medicines work sublingually, so it is advised not to take anything by mouth 15 minutes before or after the medicine to avoid any interference with the action of the medicine. Substances like mint, gum or mint toothpaste may affect the efficacy of these medicines, so talk to your practitioner about it.