• What does the word “homeopathy” mean ?

    • The word “homeopathy” is composed of two Greek words: homoios (“similar”) and pathos (“illness”). Homeopathic medicines treat by “what is similar to the illness”. Homeopathy is a therapeutic method using medicines that trigger the body’s natural defences.

  • What is a homeopathic medicine ?

    • It is a medicine prepared according to a special technique from a base substance of vegetable, animal, mineral or chemical origin.

  • What forms do homeopathic medicines take ?

    • They typically take the form of pellet tubes or doses, unbreakable easy to administer unit doses (neutral taste, sugar- and alcohol-free, without dyes or preservatives) or gels with quick application and penetration. Other forms can be: ointments, syrups, tablets, drops or suppositories.

  • When can homeopathy be used ?

    • Homeopathy provides a therapeutic response to many common illnesses such as, flu, cold, digestive isorders, muscle pain, allergies, stress, etc. Homeopathic treatment also often limits their recurrence.

  • Are homeopathic medicines used to treat recurring illnesses ?

    • When dealing with a chronic illness, homeopathic treatment aims to reduce the intensity of an attack and to decrease the frequency of relapses, as is the case with allergies and herpes.

  • Are homeopathic medicines safe ?

    • Homeopathic medicines are free of chemical toxins and have no known contraindications. Pregnant women, infants and elderly people can be treated using homeopathy.

  • Do homeopathic medicines act quickly ?

    • Yes. Used in the case of acute occasional illnesses (those that appear without warning), homeopathy can have very rapid action, especially if administered as soon as symptoms start. When treating for more chronic conditions (like asthma, migraines, allergies, rheumatisms), treatment will be longer.

  • When should homeopathic medicines be taken ?

    • Generally, homeopathic medicines should not be taken at meal times. Along the same lines, coffee, tobacco, alcohol and mint should not be taken with homeopathic medicines.

  • What does CH stand for ?

    • CH is the abbreviation for Centesimal Hahnemannian. It indicates that the medicine was prepared according to the dilution fabrication process invented by Doctor Christian Samuel Hahnemann. The number (one or two digits) preceding the CH indicates the number of dilutions the base substance went through.

  • What does K stand for?

    • K is the abbreviation for the Korsakovian dilution. It indicates that the medicine was prepared according to the dilution fabrication process invented by Korsakoff.

  • What do the dilutions correspond to ?

    • Physicians typically use: 4CH or 5CH dilutions for local symptoms or lesions, such as redness, light sunburn, or heartburn. 7CH or 9CH dilutions for general or functional symptoms, such as spasms, cramps, headaches or aches. 15CH or 30CH behavioural symptoms, like in the case of stress, and also for chronic illnesses.

  • Where can I find homeopathic medicines ?

    • Homeopathic medicines can be found in all drugstores, health food stores and some megastores. Find the closest store with the store

  • Can self-medication be enough ?

    • Yes, in some cases, self-medication will be sufficient to treat an acute illness seeing as the homeopathic medicine can be a quick and reliable solution adapted to the situation. However, if there is no visible improvement after a short time, you must seek consult with a healthcare professional to get a precise diagnostic and establish the right

  • Is it safe to take multiple homeopathic medicines at the same time ?

    • Yes, there are no contraindications to taking multiple homeopathic medicines at the same time.

  • Are homeopathic and allopathic medicines compatible ?

    • There are generally no contraindications to taking allopathic and homeopathic simultaneously. In case of doubt, your doctor and pharmacist are there to answer your questions. Even if homeopathy alone is capable of treating a variety of conditions, your healthcare professional may, depending on the case, prescribe medicine other than homeopathic medicines. These different medicines can be complimentary.

  • Can homeopathic medicines prevent certain conditions ?

    • Yes. It is possible to limit, through adapted homeopathic treatment, wintry conditions such flues, nasopharyngitis, etc. or summer-related ones such as seasonal allergies.

  • Can pregnant women be treated with homeopathy ?

    • As with all forms of medication, pregnant women must consult a healthcare professional before use

  • Can animals be treated with homeopathy ?

    • For more than 150 years, homeopathic medicines have been used to treat pets, livestock, competition animals and even wild animals. Breeders and animal lovers use these treatments more and more. Homeopathic medicines allow one to treat animals efficiently, with no toxic effects or risks of addiction.

  • How much alcohol is in homeopathic medicines ?

    • Mother Tinctures contain alcohol, as well as drinkable drops prepared in alcoholic solutions. 100 drops of 65% Mother Tincture contain 1.026 grams of pure ethanol (a glass of wine contains 9.5 grams at 12 degrees)

  • Do homeopathic medicines have an expiry date ?

    • Homeopathic medicines expire after 5 years.

  • Why are the names of homeopathic medicines in Latin ?

    • There are over 3000 base substances (stem substances) for homeopathic use. Vegetable bases (i.e. Arnica Montana) and animal bases (i.e. Apismellifica) are defined by their scientific name, in Latin. By extension, Latin naming is used for the other bases whose composition or preparation follows strict rules. This way, healthcare professionals around the world can precisely identify the medicines