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Homeopathy

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a form of medicine that emerged in Germany in the late 1700s when Samuel Hahnemann, a trained physician, became disillusioned with the medicine of his day and created a safer and more effective way to treat illness. Homeopathy is based on the law of similars which was also well known to Hippocrates himself. Hippocrates is the Greek physician who was known for saying "first do no harm." Homeopathy is used in many countries including France, Holland, India, Great Britain and many more. In fact, around 3 million people in more than 70 countries are now using homeopathy around the world. This highly effective and quite affordable healing modality is becoming increasingly popular and more available in the United States because more and more people like me are training as homeopaths.

What Can Homeopathy Help With?

  • Homeopathy can help with a variety of physical and emotional issues such as but not limited to:

  • Acute and chronic infections

  • Digestive problems

  • Arthritis and chronic pain

  • High blood pressure

  • Hormone imbalances

  • High cholesterol and heart disease

  • Allergies, asthma and environmental sensitivity syndromes

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Chronic fatigue and thyroid disorders

  • Menstrual problems, infertility and menopausal symptoms

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • ADHD, autism and behavioral problems

  • Anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD

  • Schizophrenia and Multiple Personality Disorder

  • Epilepsy

Law of Similars:

The law of similars is based on the idea that all things in nature have energy and illness has its own energy. When you treat illness with a similar energy it stimulates the body to get well. An example is the arnica plant. Arnica is a member of the daisy family which grows in the mountains. It grows where trees have been felled and amongst debris where the soil is torn apart. Arnica is a hardy plant that knows how to rebound from being battered about by life. When a person has been bruised or injured, Arnica in homeopathic preparation is very helpful. This energy of being able to rebound is imparted to the person who takes the remedy and they can recover more easily from bruises, surgery and injuries. This is what we mean by like cures like. Arnica is readily available over the counter and many people use homeopathic arnica for bruising. I have used it myself after having surgery and was able to avoid traditional pain killers all together. It is most effective if you have been told exactly how and when to use it by a trained homeopath and what potency to select.

Classical Homeopathy:

There are many approaches to homeopathy and they are not all the same. The approach I use is called Classical Homeopathy. It is based on the original teachings of Samuel Hahnemann and modern homeopathic teachers who have risen to prominence in the world of homeopathy; people like Dr. Rajan Sankaran, George Vithoulkas, Misha Norland, Miranda Castro, Jan Scholten and many others. Classical homeopathy requires dedicated study. I went to the School of Homeopathy in the United Kingdom and studied a 4 year program with an 18 month internship where I treated people under the supervision of an experienced homeopath. The essential teaching in classical homeopathy is to find the smallest possible effective dose of just the right remedy. 

What is a remedy?

A remedy is a preparation, usually given in the form of tiny pills or pellets or a liquid tincture. The preparations are made from anything in nature including plants, minerals, animals. Remedies are prepared for homeopathic use in a special way which includes dilution and succussion - a special way of shaking the remedy. The easiest way to understand this method of preparation is that it extracts the energy of the material being used. Therefore homeopathic arnica is a bit different from preparations that use herbal arnica because it is the extracted energy of the arnica and not the arnica itself that you are using although real arnica is used in the beginning of the process. This way of preparing remedies makes them safe to use and allows us to use a wide variety of natural substances. 

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The Homeopathic Consult

A homeopathic consult takes about 90-120 minutes (about 2 hours). It takes the form of a question and answer session. I want to get to know everything I can about you so that I can make a sound decision about what remedy to give you. It's quite informal, we only talk. You never have to undress and I don't run any tests or use any instruments on you. This means that it is completely possible to do entirely remotely. I want to find out everything I can about what you are dealing with and then I want to know what makes you tick; what your fears and worries are, what makes you happy, what makes you sad and how you feel about your illness - what effect it's having on your life. Then I will make a decision for your remedy. I purchase the remedies on line and send those directly to your home so you never have to worry about filling a prescription and there are no additional costs. Please see my services page for fees. I will check in on you about two weeks after taking your remedy. Then I will see you for a follow on appointment about one month after our first appointment together. Follow on appointments take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on what we need to discuss. At that time I might adjust your remedy or tell you to take it again. Sometimes you only need one dose of a remedy and sometimes you might need to take it for longer. Chronic conditions that you have suffered from for some time may need unravelling carefully and can take time. To give you the best possible outcome I might also make other recommendations to you such as changes to your diet or changes to your lifestyle. Those who have the best outcomes are those who are willing to do all that it takes to get healthy.