Homeopathic Doctor in Houston Texas

Do Homeopaths Use Vitamins, Minerals or Herbs?

Though not a nutritionist, I do recommend a few vitamins and minerals. Massive doses can be a problem, however. If you are on, say, megadoses of vitamin C daily, and it is keeping you from getting colds, you may very well find that you get colds again when you stop it. (In such a case vitamin C is simply suppressing your tendency to get colds.) With correct homeopathic prescribing your tendency to catch colds can be eliminated. Then you can take a multivitamin (with a little vitamin C) for general health maintenance. In general, I discourage megadose vitamin therapy.

As for herbs, I am not an herbalist but I am most respectful of herbs, and use them myself in special situations when I prefer not to interfere with the constitutional homeopathic medicine.

Should you become ill with a cold, sore throat, or flu, for example, I would recommend you take the herb Echinacea in liquid or tablet form plus extra vitamin C.

How To Treat Colds and the Flu:

Take Echinacea & vitamin C at the onset of a cold, sore throat, or flu.
Liquid Echinacea: Take 120 drops in water or juice per day, either 20 drops 6 times a day or 30 drops 4 times a day.
Echinacea Tablets: Take 1 tablet every 4 hours.

Vitamin C: Take as much as 1,000 mg. of vitamin C every 2 to 4 hours.

Follow this regimen for 2 to 3 days.
For children, these dosages should be reduced considerably based on weight. (Contact your homeopath for exact dosage instructions.)