Friday, February 04, 2011


As you'd probably know, I'm all for natural remedy as opposed to the harsher western alternatives. I've been going to the Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor for a couple of months now and two weeks ago, while I went to Super Nature at Orchard Boulevard, I bought some homeopathic remedies.

I've always been a big fan of homeopathy since my 20s cos not only does it work (for minor, less acute conditions that is, otherwise, best to go back to the orthodox ways of GP), it's so much gentler on the body system. I've even considered taking a course in homeopathy but didn't go down to doing it and anyway, homeopathy is not big in Singapore and I can hardly find one homeopath and if I find one, he/she probably charges exorbitant prices (like $200 a visit) in order to survive. So I rely on organic shops to get my homeopathic stuff cos most of the items have got indications on the conditions they treat and also instructions on how to take them.

So 2 weeks ago, I got a couple of stuff:
  • Duchy Organic Herbals Detox Tincture (self explanatory)
  • Boiron Silicea pills (for fatigue)
  • Boiron Kali Phosphoricum (for tension headache)
  • Bach Flower Rescue Remedy pastilles (to calm, not shown in pictures)
I've always been using Boiron Homeopathy pills and Bach Flower Remedy (tincture) and they work pretty well and fairly effective. For homeopathic pills, you just need to melt them in your mouth 3 times a day but the important thing to note is that you should never touch the pills with your hands as you want to keep contamination to the minimum and Boiron's pills come with a unique dispensing mechanism that allows you to pop them into a little cap instead of your hand.

Bach Flower Remedy is great for calming nerves and anxiety during one of those stressful days and you can use it even for animals. I used to buy the tincture and for that you just have to just the dropper and put a couple of drops under your tongue or you can put it in your water too. I bought the pastilles this time cos I've never tried it and I think it works just as good though I think the tincture would last me longer cos the tin of pastilles doesn't contain too many of them in there. The Boiron pills are going at $18 a tube and they've got different types for different conditions like cough, flu, headache, back ache etc etc...check out their website for more info. The Bach Flower Rescue Remedy Pastilles is about $19 and the tincture is about $25 or's their website you can check out too.

For the Duchy Herbals Detox Tincture, I'm trying it out for the first time and I seriously love it and I've since gone back to buy another 3 more bottles. The Detox Tincture contains Artichoke and Dandelion extract and it eliminates toxins and aids digestion and they're traditionally good for cleansing the liver to give you more energy. It's really simple to use cos you just add 2.5ml with the dropper into a glass of water and drink it 2 times a day. I'm gonna do that regularly now and it's got a very nice faint herbal sweet taste to it. I'll probably take it on a regular basis anyway. It's about $28. I've been on it for about 2 weeks, and I do feel less lethargic. Then I find that it also helps soothe my asthma. My mom took some the other day when she was about to fall sick and the next day, she's better and totally avoided catching a cold. So she, too, swears by it and she's bought 3 bottles too. You might wanna try it after all the chinese new year binging.

But bottomline is, I LOVE homeopathy and if you have chronic health issues that isn't too serious, say headache, stress, muscle ache or something along the line, then you might want to give homeopathy a try instead of resorting to popping liver-harming western medicine like Panadol (yes it is bad for the liver) or even stronger painkillers. Looks like I'm gonna go back to Super Nature for more stuff!!


Christine said...

Homeopathy is proven to be an excellent system of medicine for treating all types of chronic diseases. An example is type 2 diabetes which can often be cured with homeopathy. Homeopathy can also be of great benefit to people with type 1 diabetes. Anyone wanting to see some of the studies proving homeopathic effectiveness can find them at the web site of the National Center for Homeopathy, look under "articles" and then "research". Also, googling "homeopathy cured cases" will bring up many case records.

B said...

Thanks for the tips. Yes, homeopathy is quite good for chronic diseases. Just wish there're more homeopaths here with reasonable prices.


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