How to Take a Homeopathic Remedy
Once you have selected the correct remedy the next question is, how often should I take it and what strength should I take. The following instructions are suitable for acute (short-lived) ailments only. Chronic or recurring conditions usually require a different approach and I would often prescribe in LM Potency which is a liquid Remedy which would be taken daily. For best results, recurring or chronic problems should be treated as a Constitutional Case with the assistance of a professional, registered homeopath.
For first time users and for ease of explanation I suggest you take 30c strength of the selected remedy for treatment of first-aid and acute conditions. Again, for the purpose of these instructions 1 dose = 1 pill.
How Often Should I Take a Dose of My Remedy?
For a mild complaint such as a tickly cough or sprained ankle you should take one dose of the remedy every 4 hours. As your symptoms start to improve take the remedy less, for example one dose every 6 hours or once in the morning and once at night. If your symptoms are almost gone or have gone completely then stop the remedy and only take it if the symptoms start to return. If there is no improvement after 4 doses (approximately 16 hours) select a better indicated remedy or contact your Homeopath.
If your complaint is more severe, for example a head cold, sick stomach or headache take one dose every 2 hours. Again space out the time between doses as your symptoms improve and stop taking the remedy once your symptoms are resolved or almost gone. If there is no improvement after 4 doses (approximately 8 hours) select a better indicated remedy or contact your Homeopath.
For high intensity symptoms for example a high temperature or croupy cough take one dose every 1/2 hour until symptoms start to improve. With improvement extend the time between doses as explained above. If there is no improvement at all by 4 doses (after 2 hours) choose a more suitable remedy or contact your Homeopath.