Frequently Asked Questions about Homeopathy
What is a concrete definition of Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a 200 year old system of medicine founded by Samuel Hahnemann M.D. in Germany. It is based on the idea that "like cures like." The word homeopathy itself means "similar suffering" meaning the treatment of disease by minute doses of substances that in a healthy person would produce symptoms of disease. Allopathy (our current conventional medicine) means "opposite suffering" or the treatment of disease with drugs having opposite effects to the symptoms being treated.
What types of issues can Homeopathy help?
What is your specialty?
I don't have a specialty. I will work with almost anyone who has any type of problem. Homeopathy can help with physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual issues.
What should I expect when I meet with you?
Before we meet I will ask you to fill out an intake form, which goes through all body systems and asks for some health history. Our initial consultation will last about 2 to 2 1/2 hours, where I will find out all about you as a person. From our meeting, I will choose a homeopathic remedy that seems to match you. Then you will purchase the remedy I suggest, and I will be in close touch with you. You can look at
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Do you include nutrition and mind/body/spirit health healing in your practice?
I believe that however one heals, as long as it is a way that works in tune with our body, is worth trying. I am not an expert in the other modalities, however I can give advice about some of those kinds of healing, whether it is my own experience with those modalities, or suggesting a practitioner who is an expert. I will be happy to do that.
What types of substances do you use to treat your clients? Are they herbal? Plant based? Animal based?
I suggest the homeopathic remedies that are made in homeopathic pharmacies. Those medicines are substances in nature that are diluted thousands of times. Some come from plants, some come from animals (feathers, venom, milk, etc.) and some from minerals.
Where can i get these medicines?
You can purchase the homeopathic remedies in your local health food store, or you can order them from one of a number of homeopathic pharmacies in the United States or in Europe.
How does the healing process work?
Healing is different for each individual. It depends on how long the person has had the illness or dis-ease. It depends on whether the person is on any conventional medications or not. It also depends on how much suppression there has been over the years.
can the remedy interfere with my regular medication?
A homeopathic remedy does not have any adverse drug interactions because the dose is made from a highly diluted substance.
How do you know if the healing process is working?
Sometimes you will know right away because you will feel the difference in the way you look at the world, or because you don't have pain where you felt it before. Sometimes the effects of homeopathy are much more subtle than that. That is why it is crucial that you make follow-up appointments so that your homeopath can assess what the remedy is doing. And sometimes the first remedy could be close, but not the one that will help you the most. It is important, if you want the real benefits of homeopathy, that you have patience, and that you let your homeopath know what is happening, good or bad.
are there any side effects when I take homeopathic remedies?
There are no side effects in the conventional medicine sense of side effects. The conventional "side effects" are really unwanted effects of the medicine. Because the medicine is mostly substance, there can be strong effects that a person feels or sees immediately, like a rash, or other effects that we don't see, but only find out after a long period, like failing kidneys or liver. With homeopathy, we see what we call "aggravations," which are noticed by the client and the homeopath. These "aggravations" are usually in the form of a former symptom that comes up a little after taking a homeopathic remedy, and they can determine that it is a good remedy, and is in the direction of cure. The same rash could come up as an "aggravation," and that is a good thing. The main thing is that the homeopath knows how to interpret what is coming up.
How do you find and match the correct remedy for your clients?
The initial consultation gives me a chance to get to know you as best as I can. You will also fill out an intake form, which asks questions about all of the systems that work together to form you as a person. From my years of training and attending current seminars, I have been exposed to and have practiced the art and science of homeopathy. I have had many successes, but not 100%. There are many roads that lead to your essence. We will work together to get there...
Do you usually find a perfect remedy match on the first try?
In homeopathy, there is no usual! Each person is a unique individual, and sometimes the first remedy works immediately. Sometimes it takes years to peel away the onion layers of a person's unique brand of dis-ease. The benefits of homeopathy can come right away, and sometimes it takes time to find the best remedy for the person.
Have you worked with and treated clients who have more than one ailment at the same time?
That is the beauty of homeopathy. Each person is made up of a totality of systems and symptoms. So, if you are having difficulty sleeping, and you have warts and pain in a certain part of your body, I take all of that into consideration when choosing the homeopathic remedy. I don't suggest a remedy based on one symptom, unless it is the only symptom! I base the remedy on the whole person.
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