We have broadly covered the topic of homeopathy over the past series of articles and we feel it’s about time we got into some more technical detail about this form of treatment therapy. After all, we promised to ensure that we give you sufficient health information to ensure you are better placed to make more informed decisions. We’ll do our best to keep it simple.
Here are 5 things you must know before using homeopathic therapies.
#1 Understand how homeopathy works
Homeopathy was discovered back in the 18thcentury and it works by introducing into the body microscopic concentrations of natural substances from plants, animals or minerals which are meant to help stimulate the self-healing of the body. It works by triggering the body’s natural responses for pain alleviation, relief of symptoms, self-restoration and overall improve health.
#2 Know whether there are any possible side effects
As things stand, there are no known side effects of homeopathic treatment remedies. This is mostly because they often use small concentrations of natural substances which by the time they are introduced into the body, have become so diluted only leaving behind the healing properties. Because of this, no substances are left behind that are enough to cause the body to react to them and this therefore eliminates the possibilities of side effects.
#3 Every label in a homeopathic remedy means something
Just like any other medication, homeopathic remedies have labels which represent a meaning. These labels will often constitute Latin names followed by numbers and letters. What they basically represent is the number of times a particular natural substance that makes up the treatment therapy has been diluted. These substances are often diluted in a solution which is a mixture of water and alcohol then it’s vigorously shaken.
#4The treatment is delivered in different ways
Depending on the ailment to be treated, homeopathic remedies will be in different forms not limited to tablets, liquid, sprays, ointments or drops. The different delivery systems are meant to increase the effectiveness of the treatment through increasing its ability to be absorbed into the body free of any contaminants. The delivery system will also depend on who is being treated for instance for children, it’s always preferential to use creams, sprays or syrups because they are much easier to administer.
#5You should only work with a brand you trust
Just like any other product, you must be able to ascertain quality before using it. This applies to homeopathic treatments as well. It’s important for you to only work with brands that you have done your due diligence on and verified to be legit. There are many people out there who will attempt to take advantage of the fact that many people don’t know how to identify real treatments from placebos, therefore it’s upon you to do your research and identify legit brands.
With this knowledge in mind, you are well on your way to making your entry into homeopathic treatment remedies like a pro.