Observe the symptoms. Pay attention to any symptoms that are unusual or strong. Notice whether there has been a change in mood and what behaviors or environmental factors seem to make symptoms better or worse. It is a good idea to write your observations down. Remember that you are treating the whole person, not just the disease or injury.
Take your list of symptoms and compare it to the descriptions of the remedies. Choose the remedy that most closely fits the symptoms.
Homeopathic remedies come in various strengths or potencies. The 6C, 12C, and 30C strengths are gentle and perfect for home use. For more acute conditions treated at home, a 30C potency or higher is ideal.
Once you have selected a remedy, give one dose under the tongue and then wait and observe. If there is no improvement at all within a few hours, give another dose.
Don’t give up if your symptoms don’t improve with the first remedy. It sometimes takes a couple of tries to find the right remedy for your symptoms.
How to Use Homeopathy
How to Take a Remedy
Homeopathic remedies should be taken on a clean palette. Strong flavors, such as coffee or toothpaste can disrupt the working of a remedy.
Whenever possible take a remedy at bedtime, as the body is at rest. During the day try to take the remedy away from meals, at least 1/2 hour before eating, and at least one hour after eating.
Try not touch the pellets as they can be antidoted by something you’ve touched earlier. First pour them into the cap or the extra cap found inside the tube. Then pour these into your mouth and under your tongue and allow them to slowly dissolve there.
Once relief from the symptoms is felt, stop taking the remedy. Only take it again if exactly the same symptoms come back.
Which Potency to Take
Potencies of 30C or lower are called low-potency remedies, and potencies of 200C or higher are considered high-potency remedies.
The idea that a remedy is stronger the higher its dilution is confusing but here are some guidelines to follow:
General: Start with a low potency so you can go higher, clearing symptoms as potency increases.
Selection: Lower potencies cover a wider range of symptoms, so are ideal if you are not certain that you have chosen the best remedy. Higher potencies need more accurate selection to stimulate cure.
Severity: The more severe or sudden the symptoms, the higher the potency you might want to use.
Exceptions: Mental emotional symptoms are often said to respond better to 30x or higher.
Frequency: The higher the potency, the less often you need to dose.
It is always best to stop or reduce dosing when symptoms improve. If improvement slows or stops, you can re-dose with the same or next potency. If symptoms worsen or persist, consult your doctor.
How Often to Take a Remedy
High-potency remedies are normally taken in very low doses (typically once per week) whereas lower potencies are taken every few hours for a few days. It is generally considered to be a bad idea to take high potencies often.
Examples: A mildly sprained ankle, or a nuisance-value sore throat.
Dose: Every 4 hours until symptoms start to improve. With improvement, space the doses further apart, taking a dose only when symptoms start to return. If there is no improvement at all by 4 doses (after 16 hours) choose a more suitable remedy.
Examples: A painful and swollen sprained ankle that can tolerate some weight, or a troublesome sore throat.
Dose: Every 2 hours until symptoms start to improve. With improvement, space the doses further apart, taking a dose only when symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by 4 doses (after 8 hours) choose a more suitable remedy.
Examples: A painful and swollen ankle that you cannot place any weight on at all, or a sore and red throat that makes eating or drinking difficult.
Dose: Every ½ hour until symptoms start to improve. With improvement, space the doses further apart, taking a dose only when symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by 4 doses (after 2 hours) choose a more suitable remedy.
As long as the symptoms persist the remedy should be taken providing that some changes are beginning to happen. If symptoms worsen or persist, consult your doctor.
When to Consult a Doctor:
Not all illnesses should be treated at home. If you are having difficulties finding the right remedy for an illness, it is a good idea to consult with a professional homeopath to help identify the right remedy. Chronic illnesses or ailments should always be treated by a trained professional.
If symptoms worsen or persist, consult your doctor.
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