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1 Introduction to Homeopathic Medicines For Healthcare Professionals A Boiron Online Presentation

2 Why Learn About Homeopathy? Homeopathic medicines are regulated as drugs by the FDA. Public interest increases. There is a need for reliable and trusted sources of information. Homeopathic medicines are safe and reliable.

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4 Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States: official compendium Chemicals, drugs, hormones… Raw materials: M inerals Vegetable Animal origin

5 Raw Materials Dilution Insoluble substances are first diluted in lactose Plants are macerated with alcohol and water Liquid form Finished Product

6 This well-defined, controlled and validated manufacturing process ensures the medicine’s reliability. Mother Tincture 1C 3C 2C 30C C scale X scale succussion 1% succussion 2X4X3X30X 1% 10% succussion

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8 Which of the following statements is correct? Homeopathic medicines are herbs Homeopathic medicines are dietary supplements Homeopathic medicines are regulated as drugs by the FDA Homeopathic medicines are made of concentrated plant extracts One incorrect answer will disappear after a short while.

9 Highly diluted homeopathic solutions have different physical properties than plain water. Study on thermo-luminescence of lithium chloride 15C ( dilution) Rey L.R. Thermoluminescence of ultra-high dilutions of LiCl and NaCl, Physica A, 2003; Study on nuclear magnetic resonance of silica 12C ( dilution) Demangeat J.L., et al. Low field NMR Water Proton longitudinal relaxation in ultra-highly diluted aqueous solutions of Silica-Lactose prepared in glass material for pharmaceutical use, Appl. Magn. Reson, 2004; 26,

10 Action of Aspirin in Ultra-low Doses Mesenteric arteriole of laparotomized rat 1/15 th second argon laser beam destroys 1 or 2 cells of the intima. Aspirin at ultra low dose (9C, 15C, 30C) increases platelet aggregation and increases thrombus area. Aspirin at high concentration (100 mg/kg) reduces platelet aggregation. Doutremepuich C., et al.: Thrombogenic properties of ultra low dose of acetylsalicylic acid in vessel model of laser induced thrombus formation Thrombosis Research 1994;76:

11 Homeopathic dilutions of histamine significantly inhibited basophile degranulation when compared to a H 2 O reference (p<0.0001). Belon P., et al. Inhibition of human basophile degranulation by successive histamine dilutions: results of a European multicentre trial. Inflammation Research 1999; 48:S17-S18. Inhibition of Basophile Degranulation Sensitized Basophile Antigens Histamine 15C Degranulation Less Degranulation

12 Diagnosis Patient’s Modalities Fever Red, painful throat Malaise Headaches Sudden onset of fever Red, hot face Profuse sweating Photophobia Dry throat, thirst General SignsSigns particular to the patient Treatment Belladonna 12C : Sore Throat

13 Diagnosis Treatment Patient’s Modalities Fever Red, painful throat Malaise Headaches Stinging, burning pain Pain relieved by cold No thirst Swollen throat General signsSigns particular to the patient Apis mellifica 12C : Sore Throat Sudden onset of fever Red, hot face Profuse sweating Photophobia Dry throat, thirst

14 Which statement is correct? The choice of a homeopathic medicine is based on the patient’s semiology. The homeopathic method doesn’t take in account the medical diagnosis. High concentrations of toxic substances can reverse the course of the disease. Modalities are signs that are common to all patients for a given syndrome. One incorrect answer will disappear after a short while.

15 Materia Medica Description - Origin Pharmacological Properties Toxicological Properties Experimental Action Modalities Indications - Dosage Active Substances (Strains)

16 Medium DilutionsLow DilutionsHigh Dilutions More diluted 6C30C12C9C Low similarity few local symptoms High similarity many symptoms: local, general, behavioral Similarity between Pharmaco- and toxicological signs, experimental action Patient’s semiology and modalities

17 Which statement is correct? A 30C dilution is stronger than a 6C. Low dilutions are more appropriate to relieve local signs. A 6X dilution is 10 times more diluted than a 7X. A 6X dilution is 100 times more diluted than a 7X. One incorrect answer will disappear after a short while.

18 Less intense Intense symptom 5 pellets every 15 minutes Intense pain Allergic rhinitis Insect sting 5 pellets every hour High fever Sore throat Dry cough 5 pellets 2 times a day Warts Acne PMS Decrease frequency with improvement Dosage More frequent Less frequent

19 Which statement is correct? One generally gives 5 pellets to adults and 2 to children. The homeopathic pellets must be chewed. Intense and acute symptoms must be treated with frequent doses of homeopathic medicines. The action of homeopathic medicines is body-mass dependant. One incorrect answer will disappear after a short while.

20 Possibilities of Homeopathic Medicines They can also be used to treat chronic and recurrent conditions. They are most effective when given at the onset of symptoms. They can be used alone or to complement allopathic medicines. They do not interfere with conventional therapy. They are very well-tolerated.

21 Limits of Homeopathic Medicines The condition must be reversible. The patient must be capable of reacting. There must exist a homeopathic medicine corresponding to the signs displayed by the patient.

22 Advantages of Homeopathic Medicines Very low risk of side effects or contraindications above 4C or 8X. No masking of symptoms or interference with tests. Stimulates the normal physiological response.

23 Which statement is correct? Homeopathic medicines cannot be taken along with conventional medicines. Above 4C or 8X, the risk of side effects is very low. Homeopathic medicines can heal irreversible lesions. One incorrect answer will disappear after a short while.

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