How to Take Your Homeopathic Remedy
It's important to take nothing by mouth one hour before and one hour after taking your remedy. Purified water is OK to drink if you get thirsty. What to avoid during this two-hour period of time: food, beverages, toothpaste, mouthwash, breath mints, chewing gum, supplements and medications. Recreational drugs and alcoholic beverages are best avoided for several days after taking your remedy.
Pour the pellets directly from the vial or the packet into your mouth and suck on them until they dissolve completely. The pellets taste like sugar. If some of the pellets in the vial get stuck to the vial, you can use a non-mentholated toothpick to loosen them up. If a pellet or two gets away from you and falls on the floor you don't have to get more of them from me in order for your treatment to be effective. Homeopathy is vibrational medicine, not molecular medicine. You are not getting more of the remedy by taking more pellets. What matters is that you get at least some of the pellets into your mouth.
Unless otherwise specified by me, take your remedy one time only. This means that you'll take all the pellets at the same time. High potency homeopathic remedies (200C, 1M, 10M) work over time, even if you take them only once. Repeated doses are usually unnecessary, unless you are taking very low potencies such as 6X or 30C, for example.
Please do not take any other homeopathic medicines (pellets, tablets or topical preparations) while you are under homeopathic care by me. Remedies can take anywhere from a day to eight or more weeks to complete their healing work. If a person takes another remedy during that time, it could potentially antidote (make ineffective) the healing action of the prescribed remedy. You can tell if a medicine is a homeopathic preparation on a label because it will list the name of a substance, followed by a number. For example: Chamomila 6X, or Arnica 30C. Herbs (tinctures, capsules, teas, salves) are fine to take throughout the time you're on a homeopathic remedy. Vitamins, minerals and other supplements are also generally fine, unless I tell you otherwise. If you are receiving acupuncture treatments, try to allow for four acupuncture-free days after you take your remedy.
It is generally best while a high potency homeopathic remedy is actively working for you (during the three to six weeks after taking it) to completely avoid exposure to strong-smelling volatile oils such as tiger balm, Vic's Vap-O-Rub, eucalyptus and peppermint oils. This includes strong-smelling lip balms, and breath mints such as Altoids, Tic-Tacs and Certs. It is also generally best to avoid strong mind-altering drugs during this period of time.
If you are planning on having dental work done soon after taking your remedy, please don't take your remedy until you check in with me by phone first. Sometimes dental work is perceived by the body as a significant stress, and occasionally this can antidote a remedy.
If you come down with an illness (a rash or a cold, for example) after taking a remedy and are tempted to use an over-the-counter or prescription medication to treat it, please try to reach me first by phone. Certain drugs and creams (those that contain cortisone or prednisone, for example) can nullify the healing effects of remedies. If you can't reach me in a timely manner, and must use a drug to treat a condition, please go ahead and do so, but contact me so we can assess whether the remedy is still working or not. This precaution extends to dental work as well.
Homeopathic remedies sometimes work very quickly, within hours or days, but often it can take weeks or several months for their healing effects to be manifested on the physical level. If you don't notice an improvement quickly after taking a remedy, don't worry. Please feel free to call me if you have questions or concerns about this or other issues related to taking homeopathic medicines.