Frequently Asked Questions
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a branch of natural medicine that has been used worldwide for over 200 years. It is a safe, natural and holistic practice that uses micro-doses of remedies to gently stimulate the system, working with the bodies innate mechanisms rather than against it. Homeopathy roots itself in the theory of "like cures like", which states a substance that can stimulate symptoms in a healthy person can heal them in a sick person- for example: Homeopathic Coffee (Coffee Cruda) can be used for insomnia.
How does Homeopathy work?
Homeopathy capitalizes on the theory of homeostasis which states: the body has a natural tendency to strive for general equilibrium, to find balance in the face of environmental shifts and incoming stressors.
Homeopathic remedies are given to gently stimulate various feedback loops and initiate organ communication. By doing so, the remedy simply initiates the healing process while the the body completes the repair of cells, tissues, and functions, relieving symptoms in the process. Homeopathy heals the root causes of illnesses, bringing about more permanent relief and less reliance on medication.
What is a Homeopathic remedy?
What is a Homeopathic remedy?
Homeopathically prepared remedies are different from botanical medicines (ie.: supplements, tinctures, herbs). While they are originally sourced from animals/plants/minerals, they are then potentized through a process of sequential dilution and succussion (agitation), which results in a micro-dilution of the original substance.
The process of potentization produces a substance capable of stimulating innate processes, without interfering with other medications/therapies or producing negative side-effects on patients.
Is Homeopathy the same as Naturopathy?
No, Naturopaths may practice many different forms of natural medicine (herbal, TCM, Acupuncture, supplements, nutrition) and may even practice Homeopathy, but a Homeopath is a practitioner who has taken a certified 3 year program specializing in Homeopathy, exclusively.
Can Homeopathy cure my...
Because of the way Homeopathy stimulates healing, it is capable of healing many different ailments. The nature of Homeopathy is that it heals the root cause rather than just the symptoms: the symptoms are just how the body communicates with us there is an imbalance. How quickly and how well Homeopathy works can depend on many factors, including but not limited to: the extent of pathological changes, how the ailments were treated in the past, lifestyle blocks, extent of the disease, and openness of the patient to heal. Some ailments respond especially well to Homeopathy and are listed here.
What happens in a Homeopathic consultation?
Once you have discussed everything you need to discuss, I will go back and ask more specific questions about your various ailments. These will be more specific questions about sensations you feel, things that make you feel better or worse, where certain ailments are felt.
We will then start to look at what patterns show up in other areas of your life. These questions may be about appetite, food preferences, temperature, emotions...what makes you, you?
At the end, I will either give you a remedy with instructions or I may need some extra time to look over your case and will get your remedy to you in a couple of days.