A homeopathic drug used to relieve muscle cramps. Homeopathic drug strength is indicated by a number followed by an “X” which stands for a dilution strength of the active ingredient.
What is Homeopathy?
The term “homeopathy” is derived from the Greek word homeo (similar) and pathos (suffering or disease). The first basic principles of homeopathy were formulated by Samuel Hahnemann in the late 1700’s. The practice of homeopathy is based on the belief that disease symptoms can be cured by small doses of substances which produce similar symptoms in healthy people.
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act officially recognizes the drugs and standards in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS) and its supplements.
Homeopathy uses the therapeutic effects of substances by attenuating their toxicity through the use of very small doses right until the “infinitesimal” level. Experience has shown that, in spite of the very high dilution of the active ingredient, the therapeutic effects remains. Although progress is made every day, the state of science still does not allow us to account for the mode of action of infinitesimal dilutions.
Homeopathy confirms that substances diluted beyond the known limits of matter* possess the detectable, measurable, reproducible and specific biological or physical activity of the diluted substance even when there is no trace of the substance. A great many hypotheses have been put forward to check this postulate. However, the infinitesimal remains a scientific challenge.
I selected Copper Sulfate and Magnesium Sulfate for their muscle relaxant properties on skeletal muscle. The result is a rapid relief of muscle cramps and muscle spasms. Cramp911, a topical homeopathic drug, was selected specially to not interact with a persons medication.
Keith DelPrete, RPh