Getting Started with Homeopathy

It’s Easy to Get Started with Homeopathy!

Use the downloadable resources on this page to learn how to use homeopathy for your family’s minor illnesses and injuries.

Don’t give up if symptoms don’t improve with the first remedy. It often takes a couple of tries to find the “best match” remedy for the symptoms-especially if you are new to homeopathy.

Remember, not all illness should be addressed in the home. If you experience difficulty finding the right remedy or have a long-standing illness, contact a professional homeopathic practitioner.

What is Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a gentle and natural healing system that works with the body to relieve symptoms, restore vitality, and improve overall health. It is a federally recognized form of medicine regulated by the FDA.

Homeopathy can help strengthen the body to fight short-term illness such as colds, flus, earache, sore throats, and more. For chronic conditions like asthma, depression, autism, or arthritis, find a professional homeopathic practitioner.

Homeopathic remedies are environmentally friendly, cruelty free, and derived from natural sources. Affordable, over-the-counter remedies are available at natural food stores, homeopathic pharmacies, online retailers, and even some traditional grocery stores and pharmacies.

How to Use Homeopathy

First, observe the symptoms. Pay special attention to any that are unusual or exceptionally strong. Notice whether there has been a change in mood and what behaviors or environmental factors seem to make symptoms better or worse. You may want to write down your observations.

Second, choose the remedy. Take the list of symptoms and compare it to the descriptions of the recommended remedies for the short-term illness. Choose the remedy that most closely fits the symptoms, keeping in mind that not every symptom has to match.

Third, wait and observe. Once you select a remedy, give one dose (3-5 pellets) under the tongue and then WAIT and OBSERVE. If there is no improvement at all within a few hours, give another dose. If after three doses there is no change, it is time to try a different remedy or contact a healthcare professional.

How Homeopathic Remedies Are Made

Homeopathic remedies are derived from plant, mineral, and animal products. Remedies are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and they are made by homeopathic pharmacies according to HPUS guidelines.

Homeopathic remedies are non-drowsy, non-habit-forming, and non-toxic. The remedies have no known side effects and no known drug interactions.

Step 1: Make a tincture. Clean and prepare the substance and mix it with alcohol and water. 

Step 2: Dilute and succuss. Add more alcohol and vigorously shake.

Step 3: Medicate the pellets. Dropper the remedy mixture onto remedy pellets. 

How to Choose a Remedy Potency

Homeopathic remedies come in various strengths, also known as potencies. The 6c, 12c, and 30c potencies are gentle and perfect for home use. A 30c potency is ideal for most short-term illness or injury.

The goal is to find the lowest dose of a remedy that works. Start with the lowest potency and move up only if the remedy stops working.