What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a unique system of medicine based on the principle of like-cures-like, originally proposed by Hippocrates. Homeopathic medicines are made from single substances found in nature that have been studied and are available for use. To be effective in using this unique medicine a doctor must be highly skilled in medical diagnosis, assessment of obstacles to cure, and homeopathic application. When this match is made with precision and the appropriate remedy is given, the body is able to begin the process of healing.
WHY DO YOU USE HOMEOPATHY WITH MOST OF YOUR PATIENTS?
Homeopathy is vital to my success in treatment of a wide array of health conditions. There is no other treatment that is as effective, safe, and side-effect free as homeopathy. It is the core of my treatment plan, and the reason why many of my patients surpass their health goals. All other therapies that I use work in conjunction with and support the healing power of homeopathy.
WHY IS HOMEOPATHY IMPORTANT?
Homeopathic medicines stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal and work at your underlying susceptibility to a condition. It is your underlying susceptibility, or internal imbalance, that creates the outward symptoms of health conditions. Other treatment methods, including some natural medicines, focus on symptom suppression rather than healing your susceptibility. Homeopathy is a healing medicine as opposed to a suppressive medicine, and this is why I use it. This is also why my patients routinely tell me that not only do they feel better but they are more stable, more confident, and have greater focus and energy.
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, spent years understanding and documenting the results of the medicines before using them and then outlining their methods of use. He did this through controlled tests on healthy subjects who recorded the symptoms they experienced. He confirmed his theories by treating sick individuals who experienced the symptoms the individual substances had been shown to cause. It was also through this rigorous testing that he learned that smaller, potentized doses of individual substances were more effective. This was not his intention, but the observable phenomenon could not be ignored. It is in these dilute doses that we find the power of the substance without harmful side effects that are often found in full strength medicines.
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES ARE AVAILABLE OVER THE COUNTER. CAN'T I JUST TREAT MYSELF?
In theory, yes. However, you would be unlikely to get the most optimal response or cure. Being a licensed naturopathic doctor, I am familiar with what is common or uncommon for specific medical conditions. This knowledge, coupled with homeopathic case taking and analysis allows me to identify the unique, rare, and individualized symptoms that you have which indicate the medicine that will stimulate your body and mind to heal.
In regards to combination homeopathic medicine, some people find these products help them, but often only for a short time. That is because these products take a “shotgun approach.” They combine several homeopathic remedies that might be indicated for your condition with the hopes that you will react to one of them. Occasionally people do respond to one for a period of time, but eventually that stimulus to heal wears off. With many remedies combined, it is impossible to know which remedy you were responding to, and therefore which one to change to continue the healing process. With the use of combination products, people often find that they stop working after a fairly short period of time and are left with the symptoms just as bad as they were before. The only way to continue the healing process and have full resolution of symptoms is with exact prescribing based on the current presentation of symptoms.