Anwers to the quiz on homeopathic medicines

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1-    Homeopathic medicines are regulated by the FDA as:

  1. Drugs
  2. Foods
  3. Dietary supplements
  4. Herbal supplements
  5. Vitamins

Homeopathic medicines have been regulated as drugs by the FDA since 1938

2-    Can you take homeopathic medicines along with other drugs, supplements or herbs?

  1. Yes
  2. Yes, but you have to wait 2 hours between each one
  3. No, because of possible interferences

Homeopathic medicines do not interact with any other drugs, nor supplements, vitamins and herbs

3-    Can you apply a arnica gel or cream on open wounds?

  1. Yes, because they speed up wound healing
  2. No

 No because it could cause irritation. always apply Arnica gel on unbroken skin (if there is an open wound, apply the gel around it or take the sublingual arnica pellets instead)

4-    According to the Principle of Similars, which of these homeopathic medicines is most likely to relieve nausea and vertigo?

  1. Allium cepa (homeopathic medicine from the onion)
  2. Belladonna (homeopathic medicine from the Deadly nightshade)
  3. Histaminum (homeopathic medicine from Histamine)
  4. Tabacum (homeopathic medicine from Tobacco)

 THE PRINCIPAL OF SIMILAR: Homeopathic medicines are made from highly diluted natural substances to relieve symptoms. When diluted, these substances relieve the same symptoms they cause at full strength. when you first smoke tobacco, you usually experience nausea and/or vertigo. That is why Tabacum, which is a dilution of tobacco, is used in individuals presenting those same symptoms ( for example, Tabacum is used in motion sickness)

5-    Low dilutions (such as 6C) are more appropriate for:

  1. Local symptoms
  2. General symptoms
  3. Symptoms affecting behavior
  4. Children and elderly

 Homeopathy is not body mass related, so you give the same amounts to children and adults

6-    High dilutions (such as 30C) are more appropriate for:

  1. Chronic conditions
  2. Acute conditions

7-    According to the Principle of Similars, which of these homeopathic medicines is most likely to relieve sleeplessness:

  1. Arnica montana
  2. Coffea (homeopathic medicine from the coffee bean)
  3. Belladonna (homeopathic medicine from the Deadly nightshade)
  4. Apis mellifica (homeopathic medicine from the honey bee)

8-     Which one is NOT an advantage of homeopathic medicines?

  1.  Safe
  2.  Do not interact with other drugs, herbs or supplements
  3.  Mask symptoms
  4.  No contra-indications

9-    The more acute the condition the more frequently you take the homeopathic medicine

  1. True
  2. False

10-     What is the English name for the plant Arnica Montana originates from?

  1.  The Mountain Daisy
  2.  The Garden Marigold
  3.  Ragweed
  4. The Bitter Apple

11-     All homeopathic medicines are made from herbs

  1. True
  2. False

The active ingredients in homeopathic medicines are diluted plants, animals and minerals.

12-     Homeopathic medicines are used in how many countries :

  1.  <12
  2.  20
  3.  45
  4. >75

13-     As for any other medicine, you should give smaller doses of homeopathic medicines to children  :

  1. True
  2. False

Homeopathy is not body mass related, so you give the same amounts to children and adults. There is no risk of over dosage.

14-     Jerry Lewis is more popular in France than in the US

  1. True
  2. False

We love him so much that most of our politicians try to imitate him, poorly…