Q: How does homoeopathy work?
A: This remains a mystery and a source of frustration to all involved in homoeopathy. We do not know exactly how homoeopathy works. It is thought that homoeopathy works on a submolecular level. Part of preparing a homeopathic remedy is sucussion which is shaking the remedy with impact on a surface like a leather clad book and it is thought that some form of a energy is impregnated into the molecules of the next potency by doing this.
Q: Is homoeopathy only a placebo?
A: Most certainly not. The fact that millions and millions a people all over the world use homoeopathy must certainly give some indication of its effectiveness. It is well known that homoeopathy works extremely well in both babies and animals. Animals will in most cases accept homeopathic treatment without problem which must be a indication of them experiencing an improvement in their symptoms.
Q: Is homoeopathy tested on animals?
A: The good news is that homeopathic remedies are not tested on animals. Remedies are "proved" on humans. This means that remedies are given to healthy humans, normally already in its potentised form. Each person in this proving then keeps a record of symptoms that they experience. This will eventually be the symptoms that this remedy will be used for. There will always be a group of people that receives the remedy and a group receiving a placebo. Only the person in control of the proving knows who actually receives the remedy and who receives the placebo. This ensures that the results will be analysed correctly.
Q: Are homeopathic remedies safe?
A: Homeopathic remedies are safe to use and can be used during pregnancy, for babies and elderly people.
Q; How long before I can expect a result?
A: When we treat acute symptoms the reaction is normally fast, sometimes after the first dose. We would normally expect an improvement within two to three days. It there is no improvement within the first few days it normally means that the correct remedy may not have been selected and need to be looked at again. If symptoms do not improve or get worse always consult you homeopath, pharmacist or doctor. If a chronic problem is treated, and this must always be done under the supervision of a qualified homeopath, the healing time can be much slower.
Q: Can I easily select my own remedies?
A: Although homoeopathy is quite involved and certainly not easy, by following a few simple steps most people can quite easily select their own remedies. A basic understanding of homoeopathy helps but as long as you remember to try and match your symptoms with the symptoms indicated by the remedy as close as possible, you should get results.
Q: What is a polycrest remedy?
A: If a remedy is referred to as a 'polycrest remedy' it means that it is a large remedy with many uses (indications). This will normally be the older classic remedies which have been used over many years and had much information gathered.
Q: What are tablets, pillules (globule) and drops made of?
A: Tablets contain lactose and sucrose; pillules and granules contain sucrose only and drops contain about 22% alcohol in purified water. Drops can be made up in purified water only but this will affect the expiry date.
Tablets contain: Lactose, Icing sugar, Acacia gum, Distilled water, Starch and Magnesium stearate
Lactose and sucrose free tablets are made from Isomalts, which is a low calorie sugar alcohol and contain the following ingredients: Isomalt, Acacia gum, Distilled water, Starch and Magnesium stearate
Q: What is the dose of my remedy?
A: We do not put a dose in the label because dose can vary so much. In acute cases the dose is two or three tablets or pillules every hour for four to six doses and then two to three times daily. When the symptoms improve stop the remedy only to start again if the symptoms come back. In chronic cases the dosage is normally once to twice daily but this should always be checked with your homeopath.
Q What is the dose of tissue salts?
A: Dose is as follows:
AGE: 0 to 1 year: One tablet crushed between two clean teaspoons.
1 to 6 years: Two tablets
7 to 10 years: Three tablets
11 and over: Four tablets
In Chronic cases: Two to three times daily
In Acute cases: Every 15 minutes then tapering down to two hourly.
Q: What is your packaging, delivery and postage charges?
A: Our packaging and postage charges start at £3.50 for U.K., £5.00 for Europe and £8.00 for the U.S.A. and the rest of the world
Q. Why are my remedies still wet?
A: We medicate all remedies when the order is placed. Drying out the pillules, tablets and granules can take a few days and rather than doing this we send them out as soon as possible. There is no reason why you cannot use them when they are wet but if this is a concern, leave the cap off for a day or two and the remedies will dry out. Just make sure you replace the same caps on the correct bottle.
Q: How many tables or pillules are there in the bottles?
A: The 7 gram, 8 gram and 14 gram containers refer to the size of the container and not the weight of the contents.
The 40 gram, 80 gram and 160 gram containers refer to the actual weight of the contents and contains about 240 pillules per 10 gram and 100 tablets per 10 gram.
The 7 gram container contains about 130 pillules and about 50 tablets.
The 8 gram container contains about 180 pillules and about 60 tablets.
The 14 gram container contains about 350 pillules and about 105 tablets
Q: What alcohol and water do you use?
A: We use only organically manufactured Ethanol and we distill our own water.