Faq – homeopathy and thereabouts

faq-homeopathy-and-thereabouts

1 – Does homeopathy work?

Yes it does, and there are numerous scientific studies proving it which have been published also in over 30 international indexed scientific journals as The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Cancer, etc. In order to offer to a vast audience information about the scientific proofs of low dose medicine,  Guna has published a reference book (2012) containing a collection of some of these important studies.

2 – Briefly, what is the difference between homeopathy and allopathic chemical drugs?

Allopathic preparations focus on the “symptom” and they are clearly useful, for instance, in emergency medicine, even if they do have potential side effects. On the other hand, homeopathy works on the whole body, “educating” it to react to the disease, with obvious advantages, for instance, in terms of prevention. In addition, homeopathic preparations have virtually no side effects. The ideal solution is to combine the two, i.e. to use homeopathic preparations every time we need, especially for proper disease prevention, and to use the allopathic preparations every time it is unavoidable, due to the particular severity of a disease, but making sure to avoid any abuse. Physicians will decide when to use one or the other.

3 – Can homeopathic preparations be used for children too?

Yes, definitely. This is a way to avoid pointlessly intoxicating children with chemical substances. Homeopathic preparations are particularly suitable for treating children, right from early infancy. This type of preparations reinforces the body’s “self-healing” capacity and it is certainly better to begin this prevention process as soon as possible.

4 – Is there a homeopathic “flu vaccine”? 

No. There are homeopathic medicines that protect against the flu by increasing the body’s immune defenses without injecting pathogenic agents into the body, which can sometimes give rise to complications.

5 – Can homeopathic preparations be used to prevent the common cold?

Yes. Preventive measures based on homeopathic preparations increase the body’s immune defenses, so preventing the common cold.

6 – Can homeopathic preparations be used instead of the classic anti-pain drugs, for conditions such as back pain?

Yes. They rapidly provide relief and they do not intoxicate the body. People who suffer regularly from severe back pain often tend to use particularly invasive medicines, that can subsequently be a cause of gastric diseases. Moreover, that also demands increasingly high doses as time goes on. Homeopathic medicines help overcoming the pain without such effects.

7 – Are there any homeopathic preparations for treating animals?

Yes, and they work very well as in humans. They are always well tolerated and they have no side effects. People who ignore the usefulness of homeopathic medicines often tend to administer large doses of cortisone and other preparations that risk to intoxicate the animal, whereas homeopathic medicines can solve even severe problems without creating new ones.

8 – Can physicians prescribe homeopathic preparations against insomnia? 

Yes. Thesepreparations are a valid solution because they are not addictive and they do not leave you feeling “drowsy” when you wake up.

9 – Can I ask the pharmacist for advice as to which over-the-counter homeopathic preparations to use for common diseases?

Yes. Patients often ask their pharmacist for advice, as they know how to recommend a homeopathic medicine for the milder diseases.

10 – Do Bach flowers remedies work? 

They are valid remedies on an emotional level. They help to restore a person’s psychophysical balance, providing protection against panic attacks and anxiety, for instance. Guna recommends that everyone always carry a bottle of Resource Remedy for use in the event of an emergency.

11 – Are there any homeopathic ointments to use for treating bruises?

Yes, there are several options, mainly Arnica-based, that have proved more effective than various allopathic ointments available on the market and it can make the bruise become reabsorbed within a few hours.

12 – Is homeopathy helpful in the prevention of allergies?

Yes, and many patients are now finally succeeding in enjoying the spring, using natural medicines that have the extra advantage of not causing drowsiness.  

13 – Are homeopathy and plant therapy the same thing?

No, phytotherapy uses plant extracts in high doses, whereas homeopathy uses various substances (not only plants) in low doses  (which are indeed called “homeopathic doses”).

14 – Does Guna manufacture only homeopathic medicines or some other kind of medicaments too?

Guna’s origins are strongly linked to homeopathy. Its most important core business is still the production of homeopathic medicines, although updated to the most recent scientific findings. Furthermore, thanks to the expertise and knowledge developed in this field, the company has extended its range of production to several other domains. Today Guna is authorized by the Italian Health Ministry to manufacture homeopathic medicines, medical devices, cosmetics, food supplements and injectable medicines. Please visit our website for a detailed description of our full range of medicaments.