Homeopathic medicines


The homeopathic medicines are basically pharmacy only. Prescription is required for homeopathic medicines up to D3.

Homeopathic medicines are called:

  • drops
  • Triturations
  • Tablets
  • Granules and
  • also as injection solutions

The most common potencies are D3, D6 and D12.
High potencies such as Q and LM potencies as well as injection solutions are dem experienced practitioner reserved and not suitable for self-treatment.

Dosage guidelines

The dosage recommendation is always based on the patient's condition.

At acute illnesses (for example suddenly occurring feverish cold) the potency is selected as low and the dose (for example 5 drops, 1 tablet, 5 globules) is repeated at short intervals.
At highly acute conditions every 5 minutes, in acute conditions every 30 to 60 minutes. If the stage is less acute administration every two hours. If the symptoms improve, the intervals are gradually lengthened and the drug is finally discontinued.

At chronic diseases remedies with a higher power are usually chosen. The dosage is 2 to 3 times a day and less often.

The reaction to ingestion must be observed. As soon as a distinct If improvement sets in, the remedy is to be discontinued because otherwise the good effect suffers. The intake is only repeated if the improvement does not progress or the symptoms recur.

If the symptoms worsen ("Initial aggravation“) The remedy is to be withdrawn. The remedy was chosen correctly, but was given in the wrong potency. It is advisable to take a break in therapy and then give the same remedy in a different potentiation.

If after hours neither improvement nor deterioration can be seen, the remedy is discontinued, it was wrongly chosen.

Of the Homeopathic Doctor will prescribe a break in therapy after several weeks of medication as part of long-term therapy (for chronic diseases). The remedy is then given or changed in a different potency.

General instructions for use

One's drugs Plastic or porcelain spoons take in.

Let the medicine melt under your tongue. The active ingredient is via the Oral mucosa recorded.

Do not eat or drink anything for 15 minutes before or after taking the medicine. Mostly no coffee, caffeine-containing drinks, mint tea and preparations containing camphor, menthol or other strong essential oils (Mouthwash, toothpaste, Chewing gum).

All other prescribed medication can still be taken. Their effect is determined by the Homeopathics unaffected.

Applied potencies

The potency levels specified below for the individual homeopathic remedies described are listed in the order of their most frequent occurrence in prescriptions.
Normally one comes with the under "Common“Designated potency levels. However, it must be said that it is in the homeopathy there is no binding rule for the power level to be used. The dosage is based on individual adaptation from patient to patient and adapted to the individual case.
In general, lower potencies are preferred in the recommendation, but this does not rule out that one or the other case responds better to higher potencies.
If you want to go beyond the D 6, it is advisable to take a bigger step in the exponentiation. The transition from the D 6 to the D 12 has proven its worth.

Combination of single remedies with other homeopathic remedies

According to the principles of homeopathy Each treatment is done with an individual to the patient and be respective clinical picture coordinated single remedy. The various individual remedies can certainly be used for different diseases.If, as an exception, two remedies have been prescribed, the intake is alternated from day to day.

However, there are also so-called Complex remedies. These are combinations of individual homeopathic remedies with a similar and complementary direction of action and usually low potency.
They develop a symptom-oriented, organ-related effect and influence the disease in a targeted manner. They are particularly suitable for Diseases without individual symptoms.
They have a broad spectrum of activity and can therefore be used for a variety of common diseases. This also enables therapists with less homeopathic experience to treat their patients with a tried and tested homeopathic medicine in accordance with their illness.
Homeopathic complex remedies are Finished medicinal products provided with a trade name and recommendations for use. They can be found in large numbers in the pharmaceutical market.
Example: The complex remedy "Aconitum Pentarkan" consists of the individual remedies:

  • Aconite
  • Belladonna
  • Bryonia
  • Ferrum phosphoricum

The field of application of this finished drug is derived from the drug pictures of the various individual drugs.
The combination works for:

  • acute, flu-like infections (dry fever, no sweat, sore throat, restlessness)
  • Otitis media.

Drug forms

Homeopathic medicines are basically in the form of:

  • drops (Dilutio, Dil.)
  • Triturations (Trituratio, Trit.)
  • Tablets (Tabl.)
  • Scatter beads (Globules, glob.)
    or as
  • Solution for injection.

All these dosage forms are available in different potentiations (common: D3, D6, D12).

Usually be drops or Tablets applied. Globules have themselves in the Paediatrics proven. Injection solutions (are available under the skin or in the muscle injected) and their use is reserved for the doctor.

In the following text, the most advantageous dosage form is given under the keyword “Common”, it comes first.
Parenthesized is the less advantageous but still possible drug form.

The homeopathic medicines are administered in single doses. These "homeopathic gifts" refer to the following amounts, which correspond to each other regardless of the dosage form in terms of effectiveness:

  • Drops (dil.) -> 5 drops
  • Tablets (tab.) -> 1 tablet
  • Trituration (Trit.) -> 1 knife point
  • Scatter balls (Glob.) -> 5 scatter balls
  • Injection solutions (amp.) -> 1 ampoule

Limits of homeopathic medicinal products for self-treatment

You should only treat the everyday, acute ailments yourself. If the symptoms are severe or persistent, you should get one See a doctor. Here homeopathy should only be seen as a supportive or accompanying therapy.

Attention should exercise control in the treatment of children and the elderly and frail.
Also in the pregnancy and one should be careful with chronic and mental illnesses.

Please also read our topic: Homeopathy During Pregnancy

In case of doubt and if the symptoms do not improve or keep coming back, you always have to contact an experienced homeopath or, if necessary, consult a doctor.