Frequently Asked Questions
What is Homoeopathy?
Answer: Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine created by Samuel Hahnemann based on his doctrine of 'like cures like'. The term Homoeopathy is derived from the Greek words 'hómoios' meaning LIKE and 'páthos' meaning SUFFERING - meaning a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure that disease in sick people. In other words, homoeopathy is a system of medical practice that treats a disease especially by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in larger amounts produce in healthy persons symptoms similar to those of the disease.
What are the two main principles in Homoeopathy?
The two main principles of Homoeopathy are:
1) The Law of Similars – in other words 'What can cause can also cure'.
2) Potentized remedies – the process of dilution which makes the medicine more effective and powerful.
What is Potency?
In homoeopathic remedies, the potency number indicates the repetitions of dilutions and succussions. For example, '6X' indicates that remedy was diluted and succussed 6 times on a decimal scale.
What do we mean by Modality?
Modality, in relation to homoeopathic remedies, refers to a factor which either makes the symptoms better or worse.
Modalities are therefore circumstances that modify a particular or general symptom, either appearing artificially induced during provings, or as experienced by the patient suffering from the natural disease. Modalities can make a symptom better or worse.
What is meant by Provings?
Proving is the traditional term for the testing of a substance on healthy human volunteers to find what symptoms it produces and therefore treats. In homeopathic provings, a homoeopathically prepared substance is tested on healthy volunteers - provers - in order to reveal, through recording the effects, the state of health-disturbance that the substance induces. These responses are temporary and vary from person to person but the total information has a pattern unique to that substance and is used as the basis of treatment.
Today, provings are often called pathogenetic trials.
What is the difference between Tablets , Globules and Granules sold on this site?
Most remedies on this sit are sold in liquid form or in Tablet / Globule / Granules form.
We use two different sized tables (5mm and 6mm diameter)
10 gms contains approximately 75 tablets of 5mm diameter.
10 gms contains approximately 90 tablets of 6mm diameter.
We use a standard sized globule with a diameter of approximately 4mm.
10 gms contains approximately 200 globules.
Granules are the size of Poppy Seeds (approximately 1mm diameter).