Last Updated on October 3rd, 2019
Millions of individuals all over the world suffer from acne. I experienced it firsthand and know how disruptive and embarrassing it could be. I felt like I could not be myself in social situations simply because I was usually attempting to hide my acne.
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Homeopathic remedies are almost always dispensed in the form of tablets. The principle of homeopathy1 involves dilution, each time providing a smaller and smaller physical concentration of the active ingredient. A 1C homeopathic treatment has been diluted one time and contains 1/10 of the original active ingredient. A 2C homeopathic treatment has been diluted ten times and contains 1/100 of the original active ingredient.
By the time a homeopathic treatment has been diluted 6 times it is usually thought to be mildly effective, and a 30C dilution, containing just 0.00000000000000000000000000001% of the original active ingredient, is usually reserved for the most severe cases. But there is another side to homeopathic treatments that most users of homeopathy (and most critics of homeopathy) don’t know anything about.
The ingredient that is selected for the treatment of an illness reflects the needs of the whole person. A homeopathic doctor attempts to identify the “miasm2,” or primary derangement of the life force, that keeps a person from being well. Every miasm can be the root cause of several different diseases. The miasm that causes frequent infections and irritability might manifest itself as acne, or it might manifest itself as asthma, or chest colds that leave a rattling cough, or chicken pox. These symptoms might be worse when the individual is under stress, or angry, or cooped up indoors.
Then the homeopath chooses a substance that would cause all these symptoms if given to the patient. Antimony poisoning3, for example, causes skin inflammation and trouble breathing and mood swings. The homeopath imprints the energy of antimony over and over again to make a 12 C or even 30C homeopathic remedy that contains almost nothing of the original substance, but that carries the energy of the toxin. Taking the homeopathic remedy then teaches the body that the energy of the substance does not belong to the body, and neither do the symptoms associated with it.
Does this sound like a crazy theory? Well, maybe it does. But homeopathy often works.
Seeing a professionally trained homeopathic physician is always the best way to get the right homeopathic remedy. A homeopath won’t just take a look at your symptoms for 30 seconds and send you off to the pharmacy. A homeopath will ask you dozens or even hundreds of questions to get to know you, and then prescribe a single substance that matches you “miasma.”
Most of us don’t live where it’s easy to call on a homeopath. That’s why most of us have to choose homeopathic remedies on our own. But instead of taking a “homeopathic acne remedy,” it is always best to choose the homeopathic remedy that most closely matches the full range of symptoms. That is the remedy that is mostly likely to work—over the period of a month or so. Here are some options for homeopathic remedies:
The best way to use homeopathic acne tablets is to choose one of these remedies that seems to match your whole-body symptoms. Take one pill and wait a day. Take another pill and wait another day. Then start taking two pills a day and see if any of your symptoms improve. You may experience improvement in symptoms that are not related to your skin health before you experience improvement in acne. And you will still need to do twice daily cleansing of your skin5 and regular toning and exfoliation.
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