Traditional Homeopathy is a form of medicine that has been practiced for nearly two hundred years all over the world. A great amount of research and documented clinical cases have shown that Homeopathy is exceptionally safe, effective and useful for most everyone. It is a naturopathic form of medicine, meaning it works with the body’s own systems and energies; its natural way of operating and functioning. It does not override or divert the body, instead it assists the body’s own healing energies to triumph over dis-ease and illness. The science of Homeopathy applies the Law of Similars, potentization and uses active substances diluted to weak or infinitesimal doses, provoking the body’s own healing response.
The Law of Similars is the basic principle that “like cures like.” This law states that for every substance there is a toxic potential and a therapeutic potential. When a healthy person is exposed to a toxic level of a substance this causes specific symptoms. When a person has these same symptoms during illness, they can take the same substance as a homeopathic remedy (therapeutic level) which stimulates the body’s healing process. Such substances are usually linked to a vegetable or mineral and sometimes an animal.
Potentization is a process that involves a series of dilutions. Between each series the diluted substance is succussed (shaken in a vigorous manner). This repeated process “activates” the curative properties of the original substance. The repeated dilutions remove any harmful or scientifically detectable level of the original substance.
Infinitesimal doses are important because they support and encourage the body’s own defenses, gently and efficiently, to heal without toxicity or side effects. Anything more than an infinitesimal dose can over stimulate the body and aggravate a person’s condition or create further imbalances.
The lower potencies are generally the most appropriate for self-care situations and can more efficiently address the underlying source of a condition. Higher potency remedies usually address very specific symptoms. They must be very precisely chosen and should be prescribed by someone with formal homeopathic training or knowledge. Potencies are marked by a number and a letter, such as 6X, 6C, 12X etc. The number indicates how many series of dilutions the solution has undergone within the preparation of the tincture. The letter is actually a Roman numeral which refers to the number of equal proportions used in each dilution and the number of succussions within each stage. For example: A homeopathic tincture that has a potency of 6X has one part of the mother tincture (original substance) combined with nine parts of the carrier liquid (usually water & alcohol), which is succussed ten times. This procedure is repeated 4 times. A homeopathic tincture that has a potency of 12C would be one part mother tincture combined with ninety-nine parts of the carrier liquid and succussed 100 times. This procedure is repeated 10 times, further and further diluting the solution. The more stages of dilution and succussion a homeopathic solution has undergone, the higher the potency of that remedy.
How to take homeopathic remedies
Homeopathic remedies usually come in pellets or liquids. They should be taken under the tongue and aloud to dissolve completely. They should be taken as suggested on the bottle unless otherwise directed by a practitioner. Most homeopathic pellets should not be touched by hands. Because the hands have their own vibration, they can change the vibration of the remedy or rub off the active substance. When taking several homeopathics or combining them with other supplements, be sure to swallow completely and wait at least 5-10 minutes before taking the next one. 20 minutes is ideal, but can be time consuming when taking many remedies.
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What is a Vibropathic™ remedy? Hanna’s remarkable understanding of subtle energies which is based on the ancient art of radiesthesia, or dowsing has been the unique feature of her formulas for over 55 years. Hanna’s Herb Shop still makes each remedy by hand, carefully monitoring every batch. These remedies can now be identified by the Vibropathic™ trademark synonymous with Hanna’s quality and customer satisfaction. The Vibropathic™ name identifies Hanna’s special and effective Homeopathic products from others.
There are three types of Vibropathic™ remedies available in Hanna’s Herb Shop line: Classical, Vibrational and a Combination of both types. The remedies are in liquid form (distilled water with 10% USP alcohol) or may be special ordered in lactose pellet form.
Classical Vibropathic™remedies are the most commonly recognized and contain minute amounts of the base substance that is actually causing a particular health issue. Theoretically, the smaller the amount, the more powerful the Vibropath’s™ properties will be.
Vibrational Vibropathic™ remedies are made with highly accurate instruments providing a stable system of clinically tested “rates.” These rates simulate vibrational energy patterns existing outside of the normal electromagnetic spectrum, and attune each remedy with a specific frequency. In essence it is a form of Homeopathy. They are just as effective if not more so than Classical Vibropathic™ remedies. There is no risk of contamination from a base substance and a wide range of health concerns can be addressed.
Combination Vibropathic™remedies are produced jointly by using both Classical and Vibrational methods.
Please note: This is general information designed to introduce persons to the very complex science of Homeopathy. If you need more information please refer to the provided list of books on the subject. We also have books on homeopathy for purchase in our store. There are also many web sites that are devoted to the subject. We do not make any claims that Homeopathy will cure or prevent any symptom or disease and should not be taken in place of the medical advice of your physician. What works for one person, may not work for another as each of us has a unique body chemistry. At Hanna’s Herb Shop, we encourage you to explore and discover your own personal means of achieving optimum health through traditional and alternative therapies. << read less