The Relief Products FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a system of complementary medicine, based on observations of natural healing over thousands of years. It was formalized into a scientific treatment modality in 1796 by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Dr. Hahnemann documented that the underlying cause of disease was solved by preparing all-natural remedies. These remedies are made by repeatedly diluting and potentizing active homeopathic ingredients.

What is the Like Cures Like Principle?

The “like cures like” principle says that a sick person can be cured by taking very small amounts of ingredients that cause their pain. As an example, Nux Vomica is an ingredient in a few of our products (most notably TRP’s Fibromyalgia Relief®). Nux Vomica is a poisonous flower in larger quantities, but with a small amount that has been diluted, it may help symptoms such as sleeplessness or irritable bowels (TRP’s Irritable Bowel Syndrome Therapy™). Another example is salicylic acid, which causes ringing of the ears in a toxic overdose and in a microdilution, triggers relief of the same symptoms (TRP’s Ring Relief®).

Understanding Homeopathic Drug Potency

A principle tenet of homeopathy is the observation that the medicine is more effective as the active ingredient(s) are diluted and potentiated. Because many homeopathic ingredients are potent, volatile, and sometimes even harmful in their most natural form, we dilute the substance enough to maintain their healing properties while still making them safe for human consumption. On a drug ingredient panel, the active ingredient will be followed by a number, then a “C” or an “X”. This number (“12X”) represents how many times the ingredient has been diluted and potentiated.

What’s the Difference Between Homeopathic & Conventional Medicine?

It is generally accepted that there are three types of treatments available:
Manipulative, that is to directly impose change on tissue or function, usually via drugs or surgery;
Replacement, that is to replace necessary elements such as tears, hormones, or insulin;
Regulatory, that is to prompt that body’s immune/self-regulating (mechanism of homeostasis) system as with immunizations, allergy desensitization, acupuncture, and homeopathy.
Conventional medicine traditionally utilizes the first two options, while homeopathy, the third – attempting to trigger the body’s self-regulating (immune) system to perform. For example:
Lubricant eye drops replace tears, while homeopathic drops stimulate tears.
Antibiotics kill bacteria, while homeopathic medicines trigger a stronger immune response.
Surgery removes the offending tissue but does not address the underlying chronic deficiency, while homeopathy stimulates the body to reverse the deficiency.

What’s the Difference Between Homeopathic & Herbal Medicine?

First, the targeted therapeutic mode of action of the two is completely opposite. Herbs provide a natural pharmacologic and/or nutritional effect. Homeopathic medicines attempt to trigger the body’s self-regulating mechanisms to respond with its own capabilities to heal itself or regain balance.
Second, the methods of preparing the remedies are very different. Herbalists utilize the actual plant in material doses. Homeopaths utilize micro-dilutions.
Third, in prescribing the remedies Herbalists utilize a rich history (even thousands of years) of experience, pharmacologic data (alkaloid x vasoconstricts, etc.), and established formulas to achieve the desired effect. Homeopathy uses a strict scientific set of rules to determine which remedy is indicated for which symptom/condition utilizing the “Law of Similars”, or “Like Cures Like” as the guideline. Its remedies are processed and regulated (in the U.S.) by the FDA according to the strict guidelines of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).

Is Homeopathy Regulated by the FDA?

All homeopathic remedies are regulated in the United States by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), according to the strict guidelines of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. All active homeopathic ingredients listed in the required “drug facts panel” which are appended with the acronym “HPUS” must be manufactured according to the strict guidelines of the homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the United States, the guiding reference for the FDA’s regulating of homeopathic medicines. Homeopathy has a 200 year history of being safe and effective, and the FDA has not changed or reversed its regulation policies in place since 1938.

Are the Products Safe?

Homeopathy has a 200 year history of being safe and effective for a wide variety of symptoms. Our products do not have side effects, do not interact with other medications, nor have any contraindications. Many of our customers use homeopathic treatments in a complementary fashion with other medications. Every case is different, but we always recommend consulting with your doctor or health care provider before starting use of any of our products.

Can I Use Homeopathic Medicines by Myself, Without A Doctor’s Permission?

We recommend seeking the advice of a doctor before undergoing any type of treatment. However, our homeopathic products are available over the counter, without a prescription. They are very safe, and are clearly labeled with warnings and directions for proper use. Please read carefully, and follow the directions.

Are Homeopathic Medicines Safe To Use While Pregnant?

Like any other treatment or medication, pregnant women should seek their physician’s advice before using our products.

Can I Treat My Child With Homeopathic Medicines?

For treating children that are older than 12 years old, please follow the directions clearly printed on all product labels. For children under the age of 12, consult a physician.

Is The Product Safe For My Pets?

Homeopathic medicines have been used to treat pets, farm animals, competitive animals, and even wild animals. For further information, please contact your veterinarian or homeopathic veterinary reference book. In fact, there is even a Homeopathic Veterinary Trade Association.

Are Your Products Gluten and Lactose Free?

All of our products are gluten free. Any product that comes in Fast Dissolving Tablet form does contain a very small amount of lactose. The lactose is an inactive ingredient, and used to hold the tablet together. It is a very small amount of lactose, and does not affect most of our lactose-intolerant customers.

Can I Take This Product If I Am Diabetic?

Always consult with your physician before taking any of our products. Each Fast Dissolving Tablet contains as much sugar as a slice of bread, which is generally not enough to affect diabetic customers.

What Is The Expiration Date of Your Product?

Any product that is in the Fast Dissolving Tablet™ form does not have an expiration date, while still sealed. Once the seal has been broken and the product is being used, they last roughly 30 days. For all products not in the Fast Dissolving Tablet™ form, the expiration date is printed on the bottom of the their respective boxes.

What Are The Inactive Ingredients?

Our Fast Dissolving Tablet technology contains a few inactive ingredients. All products in the Fast Dissolving Tablet form contain the same inactive ingredients:
• Advantol® 300 – this is the main carrying agent and delivery system for the FDT technology
• Lactose – used in the creation of the FDT. Trace amounts, and does not affect lactose-intolerant sufferers.
• Magnesium Stearate – Helps to bind tablet together
• Mannitol – sweetener
• Microcrystalline Cellulose – helps to bind tablet together

Where Can I Buy Your Products?

The Relief Products line of homeopathic products are available at a number of fine retailers, including Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid, and others. Please see our Retailers page for further information. Not all products are available at all stores. In case you cannot find the product near you, we can fulfill orders directly, either at our online store or over the phone on our Help Line. All orders are shipped USPS. We do recommend looking in the local stores first, so you can avoid a shipping fee and having to wait for your package to arrive in the mail. Our products are only carried by retailers in the United States. Please contact us for international orders.

I’m Interested In Selling Your Products At My Store.

We work with a number of distributors that you may be able to order from. Please contact us for more information.

How long will it take before I see results?

While some people report improvement after only a few days, it can take longer than that. Homeopathic products act gently and naturally, so it can take up to 60 days for full effect. Every individual is different, and the results from the homeopathic active ingredients will vary from person to person. Based on feedback we receive from customers, about 70% of our customers receive a reduction of either the frequency or severity of their symptoms. Unfortunately, the products do not work for everyone, although we wish they did! If you’ve tried the product for 60 days and are not satisfied, you are eligible for our Money-Back Guarantee.

How does the Money-Back Guarantee Work?

Every individual is different, and the results from the homeopathic active ingredients will vary from person to person. Based on feedback we receive from customers, about 70% of our customers receive a reduction of either the frequency or severity of their symptoms. Unfortunately, the products do not work for everyone, although we wish they did! We do stand by all of our products, and if you’ve tried our product for 60 days and are unsatisfied with the results, we’d be glad to offer a refund. Please contact us for instructions if you’re looking to receive a refund on your purchase.

Where Are Your Products Made?

All of The Relief Products are manufactured in the United States.