Zettl Homeopathy’s Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifications do you have?
I have a science degree in homeopathy (BSc (Hons) Homeopathy) from the University of Westminster in London, UK (graduated 2008). I am a registered member in good standing with the North American Society of Homeopaths and the BC Association of Homeopaths.
Will my extended health care cover homeopathic treatment?
Some extended medical plans cover homeopathy under the paramedical catergory but levels of coverage vary and is dependent on what has been negotiated into your group plans. Please see this article, Am I Covered? 10 tips to find out if you have homeopathic coverage, to learn how to check your plan.
Be sure to quote my registration numbers when submitting a claim (#403 for NASH, #144 for BCAH).
Should I stop taking my other medications and will homeopathy interfere with any of my current medications?
You should never stop any conventional medication that has been prescribed by a doctor without consulting them first. Homeopathy can be taken alongside and in complement to any conventional medication and there are no known interactions. Homeopathy is free of side effects and may even help with the side effects of conventional medication.
What is homeopathy?
Although relatively unknown in Canada, homeopathy is the leading CAM medicine in Europe with over 40,000 practitioners and inclusion in many national health care schemes. Read about the prevalence of homeopathy in Europe here.
Classical homeopathy is a whole medical system that originated in Germany over two hundred years ago. The fundamental idea of homeopathy is the Similarity Principle, which implies that substances capable of causing disorder in healthy subjects are used as medicines to treat similar patterns of disorder experienced by ill people.
Homeopathic medicines are prescribed to direct and stimulate the body’s defense mechanism. Classical homeopathy is highly individualized while taking into account the symptoms and signs of the disease, the patient’s physical build, personality, temperament, and genetic predispositions. Apart from homeopathic medication, advice on change of lifestyle, diet and substance-abuse behaviors, acquisition of stress-reduction techniques and exercise are part of the package of care. [taken from CAM 2020 – The contribution of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to sustainable healthcare in Europe]
What have you prescribed?
Homeopathic medicines (a.k.a. remedies) are single source and are mostly plant or mineral based. The remedy is usually dispensed in a ‘dry’ dose which means you let a remedy dissolve on/under the tongue.
All stock is ordered from the esteemed English homeopathic pharmacy, Helios Homœopathy Ltd. The pillules are made from 100% organic sucrose.
What do the letters mean after the remedy name?
The name and the potency together are the composition of a remedy. The strength, dilution or also potency, is written behind the name. D or X are for potencies that are potentised by 1 part to 10 and C for potencies potentised by 1 part to 100.