FAQs

Homeopathy FAQ’s

Here are answers to some of the FAQ’s practitioners get about homeopathy.

And here as a starting point is our Home Remedy Notes which may give you quick answers to doses, frequency, etc. This is a downloadable document so you can refer to at your leisure.

Download our Home Remedy Notes here

 

All our single remedies are made by specialist homeopathic pharmacies.

We generally buy from Australia (Martin & Pleasance) but may also purchase from New Zealand (Simillimum) or the UK (Helios), depending on what it is we need.

Pharmacies may have different remedy lists because sometimes they have a special interest or work with a homeopathic clinic with a special interest. They may make new remedies, which are unique to their pharmacy, and in turn these remedies may be shared with other pharmacies.

Many of our base remedies have been in existence for decades, and some may be as old as 200 years or more. This is because the pharmacies themselves may share their source material in a form known as a “back potency”, so that the source material becomes more widely available.

Sometimes the original source material of the remedy is unknown because remedies are often passed from pharmacy to pharmacy over time.

Remedies are made according to guidelines laid out in the British or United States Homeopathic Pharmacopoeias.

Due to the way remedies are made, a process known as dynamization (succussion and dilution), there is none of the original substance remaining and they are rendered non-toxic and, according to the TGA, “low risk” only because regulations now prohibit us from saying they are “safe and effective”!

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How long do homeopathic remedies last?

Our pilules are manufactured by the Pharmaceutical Plant Company (PPC).

Under TGA regulations, products of this nature require an expiry date to be included on each vial and to be stated on the outer package.

The expiry date relates to the pilule batch as manufactured by PPC, rather than the homeopathic medicine of which the pilules are the carrier only.

We suggest keeping your pilules in a stable environment as far as possible and, from our experience, they will remain effective for years beyond the stated expiration date.

Please do your own research on this topic as there are differing points of view.

Do however note that we always recommend updating your homeoprophylaxis (HP) and ImmSafe remedies once they are out of date, to ensure they work as they should when you need them to.

Remedies prepared as drops are subject to the influence of the rubber droppers. After a time the remedy becomes tainted by the dropper, becomes unpalatable and is likely contaminated. We recommend not keeping liquid remedies beyond the expiry date on the label for this reason.

How to store your homeopathics

  • Store remedies away from strong smells, especially camphor, eucalyptus and essential oils.
  • Avoid high heat where possible but do remember that homeopathics survive well in countries like India and Africa.
  • Do not store in a refrigerator, on top of your microwave or near your modem or mobile phone.
  • Keep remedies in a cool, dry, low light area and avoid leaving in direct sunlight.

A note on x-rays and EMFs

Many people ask about the x-rays which are part of travel and the postal system, and also EMFs which are part of life.

We now live in a web of these electromagnetic and low-level frequencies. It is impossible to avoid, especially during travel and if items are being sent through the mail.

Avoid having them go through the x-ray machine when you travel by all means. They can be hand inspected in many places without any issues, but this is becoming harder and harder to do.

We personally haven’t experienced or heard of any issues with remedies being exposed in this way, so feel you can rest assured that your remedies will still work when you need them.

There is a whole blog about homeopathic remedies and their vibrational (energetic) properties in this paragraph!

 


Any information provided does not replace advice from your doctor or homeopath and we advise you to seek medical help and diagnosis as appropriate.

Our kits and remedies contain homeopathic medicines selected for use in minor ailments and injuries only. They are recommended for use with immediate family only and our advice and information is not sufficient to treat extended family or friends.

Our combination remedies are prepared as a single vibrational remedy incorporating the remedies traditionally used for the situation described.

They are not suitable for home treatment of chronic, ongoing or serious conditions or diseases.

Homeopathy is deemed to be low risk by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

The remedies are effective when used in accordance with the homeopathic indications.

If in doubt as to their appropriateness to a particular situation, consult your health care practitioner.

Use only as directed.
Always read the label or information supplied.
If symptoms persist see your health care practitioner.