Homeopathy

What is homeopathy?

The goal of homeopathy is to initiate or strengthen the body's own defense mechanisms and self-healing. Homeopathy can be used on humans as well as on animals. As a pioneer of homeopathy, the German doctor Dr. med. Samuel Hahnemann, who first used the term "homeopathic" or "homeopathy". In contrast to allopathic medicines, homeopathy does not work because of the intake of a certain amount of drug, but because of the immaterial stimuli. This brings the following advantages
  • no harmful side effects or interactions with other medicines
  • good compatibility
  • No risk of overdose
  • Symptoms are not suppressed
  • No addictive potential
These benefits make homeopathic medicines suitable for the treatment of infants, children, pregnant women and drug-sensitive individuals.

Symptoms

From the point of view of homeopathy, the symptoms are not considered the actual disease. Rather, the body's healing efforts and defense mechanisms are seen in the disorder. The aim of the homeopathic cure is now to strengthen the existing symptoms by means of a drug stimulus, so that this leads to (faster) recovery, because the body's own healing measures are strengthened.

Causa

The complaints are often due to a clear causa (cause). A clear allocation of a causa to a complaint is very important in homeopathy as an indicator for drug choice.

Basics

The homeopathic healing method is based on: a) similarity principle b) potentiation c) Remedy picture

Similars

"Similia similibus curantur" ("Something similar may be cured") is the core principle of homeopathy's cure. The same remedy that triggers or enhances certain symptoms helps to heal the same or similar symptoms.

Potentiating

The founder of homeopathy "Dr. Samuel Hahnemann "has in his early days taken large amounts of medicated substances and observed how these affect his organism. He quickly discovered that many substances are too aggressive for humans and therefore need to be diluted. He noticed that by mere dilution the effect diminished as the degree of dilution increased, until it completely disappeared. This fact brought him to the very meaningful idea: a) gradually dilute the drug bases b) vigorously shake or triturate the diluent at each dilution stage He called this process Dynamization, which today is known as "potentiation". The potentiation of a drug base enhances the healing power. The potentation process in the production of homeopathic medicines thus at the same time includes the dilution of the drug and the strengthening of the healing effect.

Remedy picture

The remedy pictures describe how the organism can react to homeopathic medicines. The drug pictures serve the homoeopath as working basis for the prescription or composition of a homeopathic remedy.

 

Which dosage forms are available?

Dilutions

Dilutions are the liquid, potentiated dilutions of mother tinctures or triturations. The dilution is strictly according to the specifications of the respective manufacturing paragraph in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia by hand.

Triturations

Triturations are the firm triturations of medicated or mother tinctures on lactose. Traditionally, according to the homeopathic pharmacopoeia, trituration with lactose takes place in a mortar. The Herbamed are various options available, from the small trituration by hand to large-scale industrial production with appropriate equipment. Of course, deviating excipients may also be used on customer request.

Globules

In globules, dilutions are applied to sugar globules and then dried. Alternatively, globules can be used with the sugar substitute xylitol. In principle, all homepathic remedies can also be ordered in the form of globules.

 

What potencies are available

Since all homeopathic remedies are produced individually, every potency level of our mother tinctures or drug bases can be shaken or rubbed. Both D-potencies, C-potencies or Q-potencies are produced.

D-potencies

For the dilutions, the decimal powers are available in levels D1 to D200 and triturations from D1 to D30. The dilution step takes place in the ratio 1:10.

C-potencies

Dilutions are made by hand in centesimal potencies from C1 to C1000. Higher potencies are mechanically enhanced by means of Korsakoff methods in stages 10M, 50M, CM. The dilution step takes place in the ratio 1: 100.

Q or LM-potencies

For the quinquagintamillesimal potencies, the dilution step is carried out in the ratio 1: 50,000. Production takes place via the production of globules and subsequent dissolution in an ethanolic solution.