Precautions before taking homeopathic medicines

Homeopathy is considered to be a very effective alternative medical therapy that is absolutely safe and natural. Unlike other medications, it does not have any side effects. It can be attributed to the fact that homeopathic treatment aims at stimulating the body's own defensive system, thereby enhancing the body's resistance to fight diseases. The reservoir of homeopathy benefits is very large. Read on to know more about homeopathy treatment effect

Benefits of Homeopathic Medicines:

1. It is beneficial in treating both acute and chronic health conditions. Infact, it has a solution for every chronic disease, even those that have been given the label of 'incurable' by other systems of medicine.

2. It is very easy to take homeopathic medicines. Usually, they are given to the patient in the form of sweet sugar pills that are tasty to eat. Thus, kids become ready to consume them.

3. These medicines are inexpensive, when compared to allopathic and ayurvedic drugs and thus are very much affordable.


4. The diagnostic procedure of homeopaths is hassle free and doesn't involve expensive time-consuming tests. They rely on the patient's symptoms and accordingly give them doses.
5. This treatment not just helps in healing the immediate problem but also leads to overall health improvement.
6. It is suitable for persons of all age groups.
7. It is non-toxic and produces absolutely no chemical side effects.
8. It can be used by pregnant and nursing women;
9. It does not interfere with medications taken by a person;
10. If an incorrect remedy is selected, it is completely safe and will not harm the person at all;
11. Other than occasional, mild, and short-lived symptom aggravations which pass quickly and tend to be followed by improvements in the symptoms of a person, there are no side-effects of homeopathic remedies. This symptom aggravation is actually regarded by homeopaths as a sign that the correct homeopathic remedy has been selected and usually results in symptom improvements;
12. Homeopathy is a holistic approach to healing: one that involves the body, mind, emotions, and spirit of the person being treated;
13. Homeopathic remedies can be stored for long periods of time;
14. Homeopathy improves general resistance while improving current condition.
15. Homeopathic remedies are natural, prepared from extremely small quantities of herbs, minerals and animal products.
16. Homeopathy gives a rapid, gentle and permanent results in most cases.
17. The use of homeopathy often avoids surgery.
18. In Homeopathy, very minimal doses are used with no side effects.
19. Homeopathic remedies are tested and proved on humans, not on animals.
20. Homeopathy considers the mind while addressing the physical problems.
21. Special consideration is given to the symptoms and feelings which may not be perceived by the physician. e.g. burning, stitching, pain, anxiety felt in the stomach.
22. Homeopathic remedies work on mind and body and also relieve tensions, worries and anxiety.
23. Homeopathy improves harmony in one's body, personal life and professional growth.
24. Homeopathy offers good alternative for diseases like hypertension, diabetes, ulcers, migraine etc...
25. Homeopathy can improve your mental outlook on life, increase your energy level, focus your thoughts to improve your quality of life, control your emotions and improve physical health.

Precautions before taking homeopathic medicines

As homeopathy cannot be generalized, the precautions taken while on the homeopathic regime cannot be generalized either. Every condition needs specific precautions to be taken that vary with the constitution of the patient, his/her physical / mental problems and the medicines taken at that time. That’s why along with our all prescriptions, we give certain auxiliary regimen to follow for different patients, which help them immensely along with the main course.

What to avoid with Homeopathic Medications

Coffee can neutralize the action of the remedy.

Avoid Aspirin, laxatives and sleeping pills.

Don not use nasal drops, antiseptics, liniments or preparations containing camphor


Guidelines that go with almost all the patients that seek homeopathic treatment.

1. Do not keep the homeopathic medicines out in the open.

2. Keep them in a cold place and always close the lid after taking out the pills or liquid.

3. Never put homeopathic medicines on your palm. Directly open the bottle and pop in the medicine (or use a dropper to take the liquid). Using hands can take off the spirit added to the medicine which is the most important ingredient of a homeopathic medicine.
4. Always follow half an hour rule. If you want to take homeopathic medicines, keep this precaution in mind. You should not eat 30 minutes before and after taking the medicine. Leave the addictions. This is one important precaution that you need to keep in mind.

5. If you are following homeopathy, leave bad addictions like smoking, drinking, chewing tobacco or taking drugs.

6. Look at what you are eating. Homeopathy is all about the spirit that gradually cures the health problem. If you eat foods that have strong odour like garlic, ginger or raw onions, it can cut down the effect of the medicine. So, ask your homeopathic doctor on what to eat and what to avoid.

7. Do not mix homeopathy with other medications. Allopathy and Ayurvedic medications should not mix up with homeopathy. If you are a heart patient or suffering from blood pressure, diabetes or epilepsy then consult your doctor before leaving any medication. Your doctor might advise you to take allopathic medicines with homeopathic ones. However, once you start accepting to the homeopathic treatment, your doctor can reduce the allopathic medication.

8. If you follow the half an hour rule strictly, you do not need to change your dietary supplements. Foods like garlic, ginger, onions and coffee can be consumed if you follow the strict rule of homeopathy.

9. If you forget to take the DOSE of the medicine suggested to be taken tonight for some chronic condition, you can take it the next day at the suggested time. But do not take it the in the morning the next day. The timing of the medicine is suggested depending upon the medicine’s miasmatic background and the ‘best time to administer’; so maintain the time.

10. NEVER give the entire bottle of the medicine in your kids’ hands. Most of the kids love the sweet homeopathic globules and have the habit of taking more globules than required, which is no doubt a very harmful practice

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