01. Are homeopathic remedies considered prescription medicines?
02. What is an ‘aggravation’ or ‘proving’?
03. What is an ‘antidote’?
04. How careful should I be in locating my remedies near electrical outlets and TVs?
05. Are homeopathic remedies poisonous if accidentally consumed by a child?
06. Can someone else take my remedy if they have a similar physical condition?
07. How often do I need to be checked?
08. What is a ‘Miasm’?
09. When should I take my remedies?
10. How long do I have to keep the remedies in my mouth?
11. Do they have to be placed beneath the tongue?
12. What about babies? They can’t hold the remedies in the mouth for 2 minutes!
13. Can I take my homeopathic remedies together if I have more than one?
14. Can homeopathics be prepared in water for individuals ‘allergic’ to alcohol and sugar?
15. May I drink COFFEE, regular TEA or herb TEAS while taking my homeopathic remedies?
16. Some tinctures, called ‘drainage remedies’, are also prescribed. Can they be taken with the remedies?
17. What should I do with the amount remaining in the containers when I finish taking the remedy for the time prescribed?
18. How long will remedies keep?
19. How do I store them properly?
20. Is it necessary to place the drops of the tincture (drainage remedies) in water before taking it?
21. May I take vitamin and mineral supplements while taking homeopathics?
22. Is it okay to take the ALLERGY drops with the homeopathic remedies?
23. Are the allergy drops a type of homeopathic remedy?
24. Why don’t more doctors use homeopathy?


1. Q. Are homeopathic remedies considered prescription medicines?

A. Some homeopathic remedies can be bought ‘over the counter’ and require no prescription, just as some drugs can be bought the same way. Non-prescription homeopathics are usually combination of several remedies in LOW potency (1x to 12x). Generally, any remedy that is greater than 12x potency will require a prescription and some remedies in lower potencies require the same. In homeopathy, the higher the dilution, the greater the potency, and the frequency of dosage must become less and less. This requires an exact prescription to reduce the likelihood of an unpleasant reaction, called an ‘aggravation’ or ‘proving’.    

2. Q. What is an ‘aggravation’ or ‘proving’?

A. Unlike drugs prescribed by allopathic physicians which are tested on laboratory animals, homeopathic remedies have been tested or ‘proven’ on healthy people. A proving occurs when a homeopathic remedy is taken frequently, causing symptoms to develop which are peculiar to each remedy. An ‘aggravation’ is an accidental proving that sometimes occurs when a patient takes a remedy more often than needed. Symptoms become worse (aggravated), although standard laboratory tests usually do not confirm an actual worsening of the condition. Stopping the remedy or taking an ‘antidote’ will result in elimination of the symptoms and improvement beyond the pre-treatment condition. With elimination of the remedy, improvement will be noted in 2 to 24 hours.    

3. Q. What is an ‘antidote’?

A. Most homeopathic remedies have other remedies which have an opposite effect when taken at the same time. These are listed in the ‘Materia Medica’ used by the homeopathic physician. CAMPHOR and COFFEE are antidotes for many homeopathic remedies. Homeopathic coffee* can be prepared by the patient at home, if needed. ANTIDOTES DO NOT TOTALLY STOP THE REACTION OF REMEDIES, BUT REDUCE THE UNPLEASANT REACTIONS.

*Make one cup of coffee using regular ground coffee. Take one teaspoon of the prepared coffee and mix thoroughly in 8 ounces of water. Shake the contents 100 times. Take one teaspoon of the diluted coffee, just as you would a homeopathic medicine. Hold in the mouth for two minutes before swallowing. Repeat this every fifteen to thirty minutes for 4 doses. Take as needed thereafter to control symptoms of the aggravation if they return. Do not take the homeopathic remedy that caused the reaction for 5 days.    

4. Q. How careful should I be in locating my remedies near electrical outlets and TVs?

A. NEVER allow your remedies to be X-rayed (airport entries). NEVER place your remedies on or within 3 feet of equipment that radiates a strong magnetic field (TV, microwave, magnets). Any electrical wiring, outlet or switch will have a weak magnetic field and remedies should be safely located 6 inches or more away. Homeopathic remedies possess dynamic electromagnetic fields of varying amplitude, depending on their potencies. These fields become distorted and unpredictable when strongly affected by other magnetic fields.    

5. Q. Are homeopathic remedies poisonous if accidentally consumed by a child?

A. NO. The frequency of dosage is much more important in treatment than the amount consumed at one time. The consumption of an entire bottle of pills, tablets, or liquid is only as dangerous as its sugar (sucrose, lactose) or alcohol content and has nothing to do with the homeopathic remedy.    

6. Q. Can someone else take my remedy if they have a similar physical condition?

A. YES. But they should not be discouraged if the remedy doesn’t help them. Each person is different. The same remedy needed to treat arthritis in one individual may not help another with the same condition. Electrodiagnosis enables the physician to prescribe the exact potency (strength) of the correct remedy to help the body overcome a disease or disorder.    

7. Q. How often do I need to be checked?

A. Local residents are generally checked more frequently and improve more rapidly. The FIRST follow-up evaluation needs to be done in 3 to 6 weeks, allowing time for completion of the prescribed remedies. The second follow-up examination is usually 6 weeks to 2 months. You will improve with homeopathic and nutritional remedies as your body eliminates disturbing influences. As you become stronger, remedies will be selected that stimulate the body from the surface or superficial to the deeper levels of the cells. Different homeopathic remedies are needed to root out the deep seated miasms.    

8. Q. What is a ‘Miasm’?

A. All of us are the sum total of our inheritance. Our ancestors had many diseases and some of those diseases have weakened us through their adverse effects on the complex magnetic fields in the DNA molecules of our cells. Almost everyone had ancestors who suffered with tuberculosis, gonorrhea, syphilis, scabies, and viral disease. Since the early 1800’s, the first 3 have been recognized by homeopathic physicians as the underlying weaknesses of many individual types. These are sometimes referred to as ‘psoric (tubercular inheritance), sycotic (gonorrheal inheritance), or syphilitic (syphilitic inheritance).’ Of course, there may be mixtures of these ‘miasmatic’ types in individuals. Patients who develop cancer have inherited weaknesses to their ‘Vital force’ from ancestors who had all 3:– syphilis, gonorrhea and tuberculosis (or leprosy). The cancer patient does not have these 3 diseases, but rather a combined inherited miasmatic condition: tuberculosis interferes with the body’s ability to absorb and ASSIMILATE nutrients; syphilis DESTROYS organs and tissues; and gonorrhea stimulates tissue GROWTH. Thus, the cancer victim does NOT ABSORB or assimilate nutrients well, and has a DESTRUCTIVE GROWTH present. All of us have inherited weaknesses from our ancestors extending over several hundred years. The need to take a remedy to eliminate a psoric, sycotic or syphilitic miasm is in no way a reflection on the individual or his immediate ancestors.    

9. Q. When should I take my remedies?

A. It is best to take the remedies at a time when you have had nothing in your mouth for 20 minutes (water is okay). Some foods possess homeopathic activity and may ‘antidote’ your remedies (peppermint, garlic, onion and coffee for example). Also, remember not to eat or drink anything, other than water, for 20 minutes after taking the homeopathic remedies.    

10. Q. How long do I have to keep the remedies in my mouth?

A. 1 to 2 minutes.    

11. Q. Do they have to be placed beneath the tongue?

A. This is preferred, but not essential. A heavy collection of lymph and blood vessels are present beneath the tongue for quick absorption. If swallowed, the acids in the stomach may alter the remedies.    

12. Q. What about babies? They can’t hold the remedies in the mouth for 2 minutes!

A. True. But babies do not generally have the acid production in their stomach as do adults. Babies and children usually respond more dramatically to homeopathic remedies because their vital force is more dynamic and powerful.    

13. Q. Can I take my homeopathic remedies together if I have more than one?

A. Using electrodiagnosis, the physician can determine if the remedies are ‘compatible’. Usually, they are. Unless given other instructions, the remedies can be taken at the same time.    

14. Q. Can homeopathics be prepared in water for individuals ‘allergic’ to alcohol and sugar?

A. Yes, but remedies homeopathically prepared in water have a very short duration of action---4 to 5 hours best. Alcohol traps the energy of a remedy for an indefinite period of time. For those sensitive to alcohol, some relief can be obtained by placing the opened homeopathic drops container (remove the lid) in warm water for 15 to 30 minutes. This reduces the alcohol content through evaporation. Very few patients have experienced any difficulty in taking the homeopathics, regardless of their allergic state.    

15. Q. May I drink COFFEE, regular TEA or herb TEAS while taking my homeopathic remedies?

A. Drinking coffee or teas of any kind on a daily or frequent basis may modify the action of some homeopathics. When consumed regularly, such drinks will act like weak homeopathic remedies and occasionally will act as antidotes (see question 4). Eliminating coffee and regular tea, while drinking a variety of herbal teas is best. Regardless, do not consume any food or drink for 20 minutes before or after taking your remedies.    

16. Q. Some tinctures, called ‘drainage remedies’, are also prescribed. Can they be taken with the remedies?

A. Yes, unless you are told not to do so.    

17. Q. What should I do with the amount remaining in the containers when I finish taking the remedy for the time prescribed?

A. Discard it---or save it ‘just in case’ you need it in the future. Sometimes symptoms will recur several months later. When you call your doctor, he may suggest you take another ‘dose or two’ of a remedy prescribed earlier.    

18. Q. How long will remedies keep?

A. Indefinitely, if you store them properly.    

19. Q. How do I store them properly?

A. Place in a safe area, away from magnetic influences, out of direct sunlight at room temperature.    

20. Q. Is it necessary to place the drops of the tincture (drainage remedies) in water before taking it?

A. Tinctures are NOT homeopathic remedies. They are taken to stimulate organs of elimination to clear toxins generated as a result of the action of homeopathic remedies. They are a concentrated form in a strong (150 proof) alcohol solution. NOT only do they present an unpleasant taste, but also result in stinging and burning of the mouth and tongue when taken directly. Diluting with water reduces the unpleasantries.    

21. Q. May I take vitamin and mineral supplements while taking homeopathics?

A. Yes, they do not interfere with the remedies, but may not be doing you any good. Have them checked by the doctor or nutritionist to determine whether you need them or not and how much to take.    

22. Q. Is it okay to take the ALLERGY drops with the homeopathic remedies?

A. Yes, unless you are told differently.    

23. Q. Are the allergy drops a type of homeopathic remedy?

A. Yes, but it is considered a very weak (low potency) remedy. As you become stronger, your allergy end points will change and you will need more dilute serums which are stronger homeopathically.    

24. Q. Why don’t more doctors use homeopathy?

A. No schools in the U.S. teach homeopathy today, although there were more than 20 medical schools doing so at the beginning of the 20th century. American physicians develop cerebral obstipation early in their medical careers and the condition becomes worse with age and the number of years in practice.