Boiron is a manufacturer of homeopathic remedies. Homeopathic remedies are made from minerals, plants and animal substances that are then diluted. The first dilution made with one part substance and 100 parts of water is called 1c or 1 to 100. This is then diluted even further: 2c is 1 part to 10,000 parts water. Common over-the-counter dilutions are even more dilute, for example, 30c is 1 part to 100 to the power of 60. Boiron manufactures hundreds of homeopathic remedies to treat various medical conditions.
Boiron is known for the remedies it stocks in many health food stores, known as Blue tubes, because of the round, blue plastic containers used to store the remedies. The remedies are listed for medical indications, such as "sore throat" or "headaches" and usually are available in 6c or 30c potencies. Some retailers stock remedies in the much weaker 200c dilutions that are used in constitutional prescribing by homeopathic practitioners. Constitutional prescribing looks at the whole person, whereas acute prescribing looks at few disease symptoms, such as a cold or flu.
Boiron began in the city of Lyon, France in 1932. The founders were the twin brothers, Jean and Henri Boiron. After purchasing the American homeopathic manufacturer, John A. Borneman and Sons, Inc, the company established an American presence in Philadelphia.
Boiron offers online training for medical professionals, so that they will be qualified to prescribe homeopathic remedies for acute medical conditions. Homeopathy is practiced by a diverse group of medical professionals. Depending on the state requirements, homeopathy can be practiced by professionals such as doctors, naturopaths, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists and midwives. The classes offered by Boiron provide information on the numerous remedies manufactured by their company.
Oscillococcinum is a flu remedy made by Boiron. It is made of the liver and heart of a goose. This remedy is sold around the world in mainstream pharmacies as well as homeopathic pharmacies and is one of the best selling homeopathic flu medicines internationally.
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