Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions. Click on a question to view its answer.

Do homeopathic remedies produce antibodies?

Current research is giving conflicting data on this issue. Some studies show that antibodies can be produced with highly diluted substances, others show that this is not the case. Since homeoprophylaxis does not rely on antibody formation for protection against infectious diseases, the answer to this question is not vital.

How do the homeopathic remedies give protection?

Basically, the homeopathic remedies reduce the patient’s sensitivity to the dynamic stimulus of the virus, bacterium or parasite, thus lessening the patient’s predisposition to being overcome by the stimulus.

We know from experience that homeopathic remedies can change a person’s sensitivity to certain substances, e.g. we know from considerable clinical experience that high potencies of the remedy Rhus Toxicodendron can desensitise a person against the toxic effects of the plant. Equally, we have seen that the employment of potentised house dust mite can lessen symptoms of asthma due to house dust mite.

How long does the protective effect last?

As with vaccines, the length of protection is uncertain. More research is needed. One study showed that protection of homeopathic immunisation was still present after 10 years, as measured by the Schick test.

If I have a break in the programme, does this lessen the effectiveness?

Generally no. However, if only one dose has been taken, protection is less certain than if a number of doses have been given. Once the first triple dose of a particular remedy is given, a significant level of protection is believed to be established.

Does it matter if I am late starting the programme?

The programme has been designed to be flexible. You can start at any time, even if your child is older than the recommended age of one month. Record when your child begins the programme. Using this age as a starting point, give the remedies at monthly intervals as indicated by the Status Sheet. Subsequent repetition of each remedy should be at least 12 months apart.

What degree of protection does my child receive from the programme?

It is important to be aware that no method of immunisation, whether homeopathic immunisation or conventional vaccination, will provide 100% immunity. Studies show that immunisation by homeopathy provides around 90% protection, a figure that is similar to, or even better than, the protection provided by vaccines. For more information, please visit The

Is the level of protection offered the same for all diseases?

Dr Golden gives data for individual diseases in Homeoprophylaxis – A Fifteen Year Clinical Study. This shows the following levels of efficacy for 3 diseases: whooping cough – 88.3%; measles – 91.0%; mumps – 94.1%. As can be seen, the levels of effectiveness are reasonably close.

Is homeoprophylaxis homeopathic vaccination?

No. We do not have homeopathic vaccines. The only time potencies of vaccines should be used is to assist in the treatment of the symptoms of vaccine damage. These remedies are not the most appropriate medicines for preventative purposes. Those people who suggest that the principles of vaccination and homeoprophylaxis are very similar are incorrect. They work very differently, and a re based on completely different principles.

Do the remedies in the programme have any side effects?

Homeopathy is a dynamic (energetic) system of medicine and so it can be confidently stated that there is no possibility of the remedies producing a crude chemical reaction, except in patients who have an extreme sensitivity to the diluting medium of the remedy (e.g. milk sugar, alcohol, water, etc.)

Are there long term health benefits from using this programme?

For the first time, recent Australian research has looked at the incidence of childhood chronic disease in relation to the immunisation methods chosen by parents. Statistical evidence gathered in a 15 year study and a General Health Survey of children between the ages of 4 – 12 years by Dr Isaac Golden, Swinburne University, showed that the group of children immunised homoeopathically was the healthiest of all groups. They had a relatively low incidence of asthma, eczema, ear infections, and behavioural problems compared to the vaccinated und unvaccinated groups. They were even healthier than the group that relied on ‘natural’ measures such as healthy lifestyle and organic food to strengthen innate vitality and resistance. Conversely the children with the worst health out come were those from the conventionally vaccinated group.

Can I still use the programme when my child has been partially vaccinated?

Yes. Regardless of your child’s age, just start the programme from the beginning and progress according to the Status Sheet. If your child has already received most of their vaccines you may choose to use only those parts of the programme dealing with diseases that are of the greatest concern for you. Homeopathic immunisation will not interfere with any immune effects that may have been generated by previous vaccines.

What can I do if there is a disease outbreak for which my child has not been yet given the preventative remedy?

Disease outbreaks: Short-term immunity can be increased during times of local outbreaks or epidemics by giving your child a 200C pilule of the appropriate remedy. This dose is to be repeated once a week for four weeks. If your child has already had the remedy as part of the homeoprophylaxis programme, you may wish to reinforce their protection in the same manner, i.e. giving them a 200C dose once a week for four weeks.

Tetanus protection: Short-term immunity can be increased or further reinforced against tetanus by giving your child a single pilule of Tetanus toxinum 200C following cuts or puncture wounds. Repetition of the dose is not necessary.