The main principle of Homeopathy is stated as “let likes cure likes,” similia similibus curentur. While the concept of “like curing like” dates back to the Greek Father of Medicine, Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.), it was German physician Dr. C. F. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) who first codified this principle into a system of medicine.
The second principle is that of “minimal dose”. Typically, a homeopathic remedy, if taken to a biochemistry laboratory, would show no traces of the particular component in the remedy. Homeopathic remedies are thought to contain only the frequency of the component that then stimulate the body to make an appropriate response to such a frequency. This is where homeopathy has received the greatest amount of backlash from the medical community.
For the most part, homeopathic remedies are given in a liquid dropper or pellet form that are administered orally, by drop/pellet, under the tongue. There are some general rules for best practices outlined below.
General Homeopathic Drop Instructions
– Dosage and Time: See the dosage on your bottle and note that is listed in number of DROPS taken X number of times per day.
__X___drops __X___times per day (see your bottle for specific dosage)
It is usually best to take the drops either immediately in the morning or before bed on an empty stomach – 15 minutes from food, 60 minutes from that listed below.
– Homeopathic Remedy Antidotes – Homeopathic remedies are essentially vibrational medicine, and other strong material vibrations can easily overwhelm them.
– Try to avoid anything with coffee flavor, mint, camphor, menthol, large quantities of caffeine, or chamomile externally or internally for about an hour before/after taking your homeopath. For example: avoid mint flavored toothpastes, chewing gums, and mouthwashes (mint and menthol); menthol lozenges and candies; coffee, even decaffeinated or coffee flavored ice cream or candies. If you drink alcohol, avoid extremes. Do not place your remedies in close contact with magnets.