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Finished homeopathic medicines must meet the quality requirements outlined in the accepted homeopathic pharmacopoeias, as they are amended from time to time, as well as the general quality requirements specified by the NNHPD in the Quality of Natural Health Products Guide For additional information on specific quality requirements for homeopathic medicines, please refer to Appendix 4.
The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution, family history, presenting symptoms, underlying pathology, possible causative factors etc.
Because the system of homeopathy bases its selection of the medicine on its ability to cause in overdose the similar symptoms that the sick person is experiencing, homeopathy’s principle of similars” is simply a practical method of finding the substance to which a person is hypersensitive.
It is no simple coincidence that species only sense pheromones from those in the same species who emit them (akin to the homeopathic principle of similars), as though they have developed exquisite and specific receptor sites for what they need to survive and to propagate their species.