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.
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 bean 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 Homeopathic 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.