Homeopathic medicines are not made using only dilution. Dilution alone would do nothing whatsoever. Many homeopaths get very frustrated when the media and homeopath critics report highly inaccurate information about how homeopathic remedies are used.
Remedies are created by a process of dilution and succussion (potentization through vigorous shaking). Succussion was originally done by hand, but nowadays it is done by machines. Succussion brings out the formative intelligence of the substance, and imprints it upon the 60% distilled water + 40% alcohol medium used to make homeopathic medicines, alcohol acting as a preservative.
Similar to other drugs out there, homeopathic remedies must undergo scientific proving. This is when there is a control group of 50+ healthy people, and they are instructed to keep taking a remedy under trail until they develop symptoms. These symptoms are recorded in detail, so that testers are able to see exactly what each volunteer experienced during their time using the remedy. Almost every substance on the periodic table has been tested in this manner. These volunteers keep taking remedies until they begin experiencing symptoms that are caused by the remedy. One example of how this works is poisoning by Arsenic, which causes vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, anxiety and extreme chill. You might get a patient in this state (possibly after food poisoning), and Arsenicum in a homeopathic tablet will quickly alleviate them.
According to a number of studies, homeopathic treatments are safe before, during, and after menopause, and are an excellent alternative to other harmful hormone replacement therapy drugs. Homeopathic treatments can help balance hormones, and fight against painful and frustrating menopausal symptoms. The basis of homeopathic remedies is about treating the individual, not just the illness, and as menopause affects each woman differently, homeopathic remedies are an appropriate alternative treatment.
If you are thinking about trying homeopathic remedies to combat your menopausal symptoms, you should speak with your doctor before you do. Although adverse effects are not usually reported, it is important that your physician gives you the information you need to make an informed, safe decision.
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