Frequently Asked Questions
Who can use homeopathy and is it safe?
Homeopathy can be used by everyone, and has established a remarkable safety record over that time. Homeopathic medicines are ideal for use during pregnancy and with babies & children, especially due to their inherent safety, but this is a special time in your life when you will want a professional’s judgment regarding what you expose you and your little one to. A properly chosen homeopathic remedy will not lose its effectiveness with frequent usage. You also need not worry because they are non-habit forming.
What is the evidence of efficacy for homeopathic medicines?
The efficacy of homeopathic medicines is supported by 200 years of clinical observation. An increasing number of scientific studies on homeopathy are being conducted and, in recent years, more than 150 of these studies have been published in medical journals. Clinical research is providing evidence of the efficacy of homeopathic medicines, and basic laboratory research is confirming the biological activity of highly diluted substances and helping the scientific community better understand their mechanism of action.
Can I use prescription medication or other therapies while using homeopathy?
Unless the product label provides any warnings to the contrary, it is safe to use your homeopathic medicine while taking other drugs, herbs or supplements, as there are generally are no known drug-to-drug interactions or contraindications. Homeopathic remedies are also sometimes recommended to complement other treatments.
How long does homeopathy take to work?
This will depend on the specific condition and the severity of symptoms. Emotional and acute conditions often respond within minutes to the correctly chosen medicine, as do certain acute well-defined physical problems. Chronic conditions like arthritis may take longer or more frequent doses to return to the desired state of well being. During periods of acute stress, more frequent dosing may be necessary to support and rebalance your body on both a physical and emotional level. Diet, lifestyle and medical history may also play a role in how quickly a patient will respond.