Sources for preparing homeopathic
medicines are mainly plants, minerals,
some substances of animal origin, tissues,
and chemical substances, including poisons.
medicines are taken under the form of
small white granules, single powders and
drops put under the tongue. In particular
cases they can be rubbed into the skin
in appropriate places.
In the 4th century BC the Greek healer
Hippocrates discovers the availability
of two different approaches to the disease
â€“ by the â€śoppositeâ€ť and by the similarâ€ť.
Orthodox medicine â€“ â€śallopathyâ€ť cures
o n the principle of the opposite, while
the homeopathy â€“ o n the similar.
â€śProvingâ€ť is a term used in the homeopathic
pharmacy. The potentized homeopathic product
is accepted as a medicine after testing
o n healthy volunteers, never o n animals.
It is given in repeated doses to a group
of people until appearance of symptoms.
A detailed record of the sensations of
every prover is made and this information
is the picture which the remedy cures.
This picture is recorded in the homeopathic
Materia Medica, and in the homeopathic
Pharmacopoeia an article is written about
the source, obtaining and proving.
Homeopathic remedies are applied for first
aid and for treatment of chronic diseases.
When giving first aid, the physical symptoms
in human are the nearest possible to the
information of the physical symptoms of
medicine. When curing chronic complaints
the most appropriate medicine must be
found, taking into consideration the totality
of symptoms in the ill person /on mental,
emotional and physical level/.
â€žAll medicines without exception cure
those diseases whose symptoms most closely
resemble their own, and leave none of
them uncured.â€ť S. Hahnemann, Organon of
Medicine â€“ sixth edition.
Homeopathic medicines have a powerful
effect o n the immune system of the organism.
The first step in preparing a homeopathic
medicine is to make a tincture /infusion/.
The second step is according to the method
of S. Hahnemann â€“ multiple potentization
/dynamization, succussion/ of an alcohol
solution, in which o ne drop of the tincture
is put. Different quantity of alcohol
in which a single drop of tincture is
diluted and dynamized, determines different
types of potencies /dilutions/ of the
C or CH /H - after Hahnemann/ potency
is called also centesimal dilution: 1+99=100,
or o ne drop of the tincture is mixed
with ninety nine drops of alcohol and
D or X potency is a decimal dilution:
1 + 9 = 10 or o ne drop of tincture is
mixed with nine drops of alcohol and dynamization
LM potency is the so called soft potency
and represents dilution 1:50 000.
K potency is prepared after the Korsakovâ€™s
method, in which the dilutions are effected
as in the C potency but at all stages
is used o nly o ne vessel, while with
the other dilutions the vessels are for
There are other types of dilutions but
in practice the above-mentioned are mainly
There are two types of homeopathic medicines:
monopreparations â€“ from o ne substance
o nly, and combined â€“ from several substances.