Why should there be a gap before and after the intake of the medicine ?
You have to keep the medicine on the tongue so that it comes in contact with the nerves. That is the reason why we say not to eat anything half an hour before or after. So that the tongue has nothing else that will interfere with the absorption of the medicine.
What is the life of homoeopathic medicine ?
Homoeopathic remedies have no expiry date. It can be preserved for years, if well kept away from moisture and strong smelling substances.
My medicines in globules seem to get dry after opening them. Does this affect their efficacy?
No. The Clinic usually puts generous amounts of the liquid with the globules. The globules are moist and some free liquid is also seen in the vials in the beginning. The liquid gets absorbed by the globules and some of it evaporates. This does not effect the efficacy of the medicines
My medicines are globules, how many do I take?
If the medicines that you have got from the Clinic are globules (spherical white pills), then TAKES 8 PILLS OR AS PER ADVISED GIVEN OVER ENVELOPE
My medicine is in a vial with a dropper on top. How do I take it?
If the medicine that you have got from the Clinic are fitted with a dropper on the top and is a CLEAR liquid then 4 drops of the liquid in the vials mixed with 2 teaspoons of water or 1 table spoon of water is considered as one dose. The water may be potable water at room temperature.
If the liquid inside the vials with droppers is colored (is a mother tincture) then 8 drops of the liquid mixed with 2 teaspoons of water or 1 table spoon of water makes one dose. The water may be potable water at room temperature.
Alternatively the medicines may be taken directly on the tongue. The number of drops stay 4 (for clear liquids) and 8 for colored liquids (mother tinctures).
My medicines are in liquid form and have no droppers on the top. How do I take these medicines?
These medicines are already prepared for usage. Take one cap full at a time, as one dose.
How long can I store my homeopathic medicines?
The medicines in globules and in the droppers, when stored in a cool, dry place, away from strong odours and direct sunlight, have an expiration date of one years after the date of dispensation, as per the regulatory recommendations. If you are medicines are in liquid form and do not have a dropper on top, then it is recommended that they be used or discarded within 15 days of dispensation from the Clinic.
How and where do I store my homeopathic medicines?
The medicines are to be stored in a cool, dry place, away from strong odors and direct sunlight. The refrigerator may not be the best place to store them as a lot of strong odors from the food may be trapped inside.The patient is under parenteral nutrition or is unable to take any solid or liquid food through the mouth.
How do I administer the medicines to this patient?
In such cases the medicines are given in droppers from the Clinic. Mix 4 drops of the medicine with 2 teaspoons of water or one table spoon of water and administer it through the Ryle’s Tube or Naso Gastric Tube or Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) Tube.
If there is no such tube or this isn’t possible, then administer two drops of the medicine (whether the liquid is clear or colored) directly onto the tongue or the inside of the lower lip of the patient.
Occasionally it is recommended that BOTH these things be done, that is, administer two drops of the liquid medicine on tongue or lower lip AND administer the liquid medicines with water through the tube used for nutrition. Confirm with the Clinic if this is recommended in the case of the patient that you are caring for.
What kind of time gap should there be between eating or drinking anything and my medicine?
Ideally a gap of half an hour between consuming the homeopathic medicine and eating or drinking anything is recommended. However, a gap of 15-20 minutes is adequate. Brushing your teeth is also to be done at least 20 minutes after (preferred) or before consuming your medicine. Do not drink water immediately after consuming the homeopathic medicine.
Do I chew the globules or let them dissolve in my mouth?
Let them dissolve in your mouth.
What should I avoid eating or drinking when I am on homeopathic treatment?
Avoid consuming excessively sour food or beverages. Moderate sour flavor is alright. Also avoid the consumption of raw onions and garlic. Very strong flavors of any kind that linger in your mouth interfere with the action of homeopathic medicines. Two-three cups of coffee are allowed. Constant or repeated consumption of any food or beverage which results in lasting flavors in your mouth will interfere with the action of the homeopathic medicine.
Do strong odors interfere with homeopathic medicines?
Yes. Strong odors in the room, where the medicines are stored or the application of strong perfumes etc. while consuming homeopathic medicines decrease the efficacy of homeopathic medicines and on occasion render them completely useless. Similarly the application of strong smelling oils and ointments for pain relief and other purposes can significantly reduce the efficacy of the homeopathic medicines.
I have been given a number of medicines in different vials. Do I take them all together?
No. In almost all cases, the medicines are to be taken separately, in a specific order and at specific intervals. Please confirm how to take the medicines with the Clinic, if you have any doubts. They are almost never to be taken all together.
How and where do I store my homeopathic medicines?
The medicines are to be stored in a cool, dry place, away from strong odors and direct sunlight. The refrigerator may not be the best place to store them as a lot of strong odors from the food may be trapped inside.
Doctor, its getting worse!
Homeopathy has been shouldering the responsibility of treating extremely chronic conditions, particularly related to the skin. As patients stay on the treatment, they may see apparent exacerbations of the symptoms. This is not a result of the medicines. The phasic nature of your illness may continue to manifest, even as you improve, before they completely disappear for good. There is no reason to panic.
Can I take homeopathic medicines on an empty stomach?
Yes. In fact homeopathic medicines work best when taken 20 minutes before meals. The first dose of the day may be on a completely empty stomach.