There is no concrete information to tell how homeopathy works. Many theories based on sub atomic vibration, the memory of water, etc try to explain the procedure, yet merely remain as theories. Research on this tries to prove or disprove these theories which can be a good thing.
Conclusions made from the research really prove that the particular theory of how the homeopathy might work is incorrect, though it does not prove or disprove homeopathy at all. If you are on medication, you would be advised to consult your doctor prior to stopping the intake of the prescribed medicine.
The potency to be taken depends on the sensitivity of the patient and the exact remedy that is being taken. As a general rule homeopaths administer chronic illness (which has been in the system for a long while) with high numbers like 30C - 200C. Acute illnesses (diseases that are relatively new) are treated with low numbers like 6C.
It is advised that Homeopathic medicine be taken on a clean pallet. While undergoing treatment, you should avoid strong flavors like mint (including toothpaste), coffee or camphor. The medicine, normally taken as pills, is placed under the tongue. Pills are stopped once the symptoms disappear. If the problem persists, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Types of Homeopathy Treatments:
A sturdy person, who remains out in the cold dry air of mid-winter, with thin clothing would be susceptible to coming down with violent symtoms of cold/fever, even before night. This is the category of patients who are vigorous and have an active brain, vigorous circulation and a strong heart. They usually come down suddenly from violent exposure. Such people can be treated with Aconite.
This is a short –acting remedy and its symptoms do not last long. It is a violent poison in large doses. This either destroys life or transfers its effects quite soon. So, if the patient recovers, the recovery is not delayed and no chronic diseases follow.
Used for sudden onset of infection, inflammatory fevers restlessness and numbness. This remedy is usually recommended for those who exhibit fear and anxiety, especially after acute emotional trauma. Aconitum napellus is often used for the common cold, croup, fever, eye injuries and earache.