When we take homeopathic medicines, there are a few requirements that we need to bear in mind in order to maximise their effectiveness.
Below, we have listed 8 useful tips for the correct use of homeopathic medicines:
- Do not touch the homeopathic medicine with your fingers, as you may compromise its therapeutic effect. Place the granules in the measuring cap and transfer them directly into your mouth.
- Homeopathic medicines are absorbed through the area beneath the tongue, so you should place them under your tongue until they are completely dissolved.
- Avoid excessive intake of alcohol, coffee, tobacco and aromatic plants for the duration of your homeopathic treatment. You should always ensure that you wait at least 20 minutes before drinking any herbal teas (tea, mint, camomile infusions…) after you have taken your homeopathic medicine.
- Do not chew mentholated gum and avoid using mentholated toothpaste and mouthwash.
- Never self-medicate before consulting your homeopathic physician, especially where corticosteroid creams and lotions are concerned. Aspirins and contraceptive pills are also medicines.
- Pharmaceutical forms (dosage) may be prescribed in granule, globule, drop, comminution or suppository form, amongst others. These should always be taken in specific dilutions that, in principle, we cannot modify. Conversions between the various homeopathic dilution scales (Hahnemannian, Korsakovian and 50 millesimal) will never be accepted except in case of extreme urgency or need.
- During the first few days of treatment, you may notice a slight worsening of your symptoms. Although this is part of the natural healing process, you should always notify your physician.
- If in doubt, you should always ask your homeopathic physician or pharmacist for advice.
This page does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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