Below is a glossary of commonly used terms in homeopathic medicine:
Allopathy: term for conventional medicine that uses opposing substances to suppress symptoms in the body.
Antidote: to cancel or counter the action of a homeopathic remedy or nosode.
Antibodies: a blood protein produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen. Antibodies combine chemically with substances that the body recognizes as alien, such as bacteria, viruses, and foreign substances in the blood.
Antigen: the substance used to produce an antibody; a toxin or other foreign substance that induces an immune response in the body, especially the production of antibodies.
Attenuation: means to weaken; this is the process by which vaccine manufacturers produce conventional vaccines. A reduction in the strength of a original substance.
Cell Salts: homeopathic potentized minerals used by cells. Can be used regularly for general maintenance or for specific health problems. Often used in conjunction with a single remedy or combination product to provide basic support to the cells.
CHP: Certified Homeoprophylaxis Practitioner: a professional homeopath who has been trained and certified in providing Homeoprophylaxis (HP) services by Dr. Isaac Golden, the world expert in HP from Australia or another such organization that is set up to do so.
Classical Homeopathy: the practice of finding the Simillimum for a person and giving one remedy at a time.
Dry Dosing: to administer homeopathic remedies in their dry form, by dissolving in the mouth.
Homeopathy: a complete medical system based on the Law Of Similarsthat cures naturally, using the body’s energy to overcome a disease.
Homeoprophylaxis (also known as Homeopathic Immunization): the use of potentized substances in a systematic manner to prevent the development of the characteristic symptoms of disease. HP is a natural, safe method of instilling immunity by stimulating the immune system with the highly diluted substances using a homeopathic nosode that is an energy equivalent of a given disease.
Immunization: the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a homeopathic nosode.
Isopathic Nosode: the homeopathic substance made from disease discharges of a person for use in themselves that is produced in a approved homeopathic laboratory under strict USA Pharmacopeia guidelines. All homeopathic nosodes are sold under FDA approval.
Law of Similars: a natural law based on the scientific law that “like cures like”.
Mother Tincture: the original standardized preparation of a substance from which homeopathic potencies are made.
Nosode: the homeopathic substance made from disease substances or discharges that is produced in a approved homeopathic laboratory under strict USA Pharmacopeia guidelines. All homeopathic nosodes are sold under FDA approval.
Potency: the strength of a homeopathic remedy. Potency is shown after the remedy name. Decimal designation is X. Centesimal is C. Millesimal is M. Commonly in home kits and used for children, in treating sudden illness and for first aid treatment. Medium potencies C are used for first aid, seasonal ailments and chronic health concerns. 30C is a very common potency found in health food stores and or online. M potencies are a high potency and are normally prescribed by homeopaths.
Reaction: a response from the immune system showing the nosode or remedy has created a secondary response to the initial action of various types including mild fever, rash, mucus production, need for additional sleep, changes in bowels movements, etc.
Remedy: the homeopathic substance made from a substance occurring in nature (plant, mineral, animal by product, etc.) that is produced in a homeopathic laboratory under strict USA Pharmacopeia guidelines. Homeopathic remedies are regulated as drugs under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).
Simillimum: the remedy that most closely matches to a person’s set of unique symptoms.
Succussion: vigorous shaking to a homeopathic substance in water which enhances the healing properties of substances.
Titers: the amount of antibodies found in a patient’s blood. Titers are not an indication of immunity, they are only a measurement of antibodies to a certain substance.
Vaccines: injected substances that are used to stimulate the production of antibodies against one or several diseases; prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute but without inducing the disease. Vaccines also include toxic adjuvants as well as heavy metals.
Vaccination: a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.
Vaccine Injury: to be harmed by vaccines including disability, death or disfigurement from the substances in the vaccines. Also known as “vaccinosis”.
Vital Force: the energy or spirit that animates living creatures; the soul.
Water Dosing: to administer homeopathic remedies dissolved in water, by mouth, using various methods.
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