HOMEOPATHY....Are You Serious??? Part 3
What is a remedy???
The medicines used in homeopathy are called remedies. There are over 2,500 remedies. A lot of information on remedies has been collected over 200 years and can be accessed in our materia medicas. These are the sources of information on homeopathic remedies. This is where homeopaths go to, to choose which remedy to give a person. They are monumental pieces of work, and we stand on the shoulders of some amazingly dedicated homeopaths of the past and present.
What are remedies made from? The sources of homeopathic remedies are mainly from the plant, mineral and animal kingdom. Those remedies that come from the animal kingdom are mainly sourced from the milk or poison or sting of the animal. No animal is harmed. The sources of the plants can vary from the roots, leaves or stems to the full plant. Arnica is a well known remedy from the plant kingdom. The mineral kingdom is vast, and we are still finding new sources for our remedies, but some old favourites are remedies like Sulphur or Phosphorous, which have been around for a long time.
Homeopathic pharmacies make the remedies to high specifications, and most homeopaths buy in the remedies in order to supply their clients. You can also buy remedies in Boots and health shops as well as order your own remedies from the pharmacies. Homeopathic remedies are diluted and succussed before they are ready for consumption, following the maxim, a little goes a long way. They are easy to take, small pillules that are sucked in a clean mouth. Anyone of any age can take them, and if you are on medication, you can still benefit from homeopathy.
I trained as a homeopath in Edinburgh, and it took 4 years to gain a license to practise. It then took another few years to register with the Society of Homeopaths, the largest registering body in the UK for professional homeopaths. I have been practising homeopathy now for over 20 years, and have recently taken to practising online. This means that distance is not an issue. As long as you have access to the internet, then we can have a dialogue. Remedies can be posted out to you or a local pharmacy/ dispenser found.
To be continued……