In pharmacies mixed homoeopathic remedies in combination are available - what to think of it?
In homoeopathy the remedies are prescribed according the symptoms of a patient. These combination remedies are prescribed according of the diagnosis, like normal medicine. Therefore these remedies are not homoeopathic in the strict sense (similarity of the symptoms of the patient with the symptoms of the drug in healthy persons) they only have the process of production in common (see Potency). In chronic diseases such complex remedies never can cure the disease. The remedy doesn't become homoeopathic because of potency or production, but because of a prescription according the law of similarity. This law means the similarity between the symptoms of the patient (not the diagnose!) and the symptoms produced by this drug in a healthy person. For example, if a patient has the diagnose tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils in the throat) he can have very different symptoms of the disease. Some patients are more affected on the right or left side and some patients prefer to drink warm or cold drinks during the disease. In normal medicine these symptoms don't matter, and every patient will get antibiotics, but in homoeopathy every patient will get a different remedy according the different, individual symptoms.