What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a holistic healing system that uses remedies to stimulate natural healing. It is not naturopathy, does not use supplements, and focuses on the bodies ability to heal itself.


Homeopathy is deeply individualized. Your homeopath will use the unique map of symptoms that your body and mind produce in order to find a remedy most suitable.


  • "How do you treat XYZ?": I don't. I treat YOU. I take in all the important information about how your body creates dis-ease: mind, body, and soul. Then, using the principle of like cures like (below), I find a remedy that best matches your unique symptom picture. I do not treat diseases, I treat people. There is no remedy for IBS or Arthritis, but there is a remedy for the person who has symptoms of IBS or Arthritis. Here's a case of a patient with IBS, Arthritis and Grief or check out this case about a grief induced cold.


Homeopathy is based on the theory of like cures like: a substance that can cause symptoms in a healthy person can heal those symptoms in a sick person. For example: Coffea Cruda, made from coffee, is often used for insomnia due to an overactive mind. Allium Cepa, made from onion, is used for colds and allergies with watery burning eyes.


Homeopathic remedies are made from plants, minerals, and animals through a process called potentization. This process has two main steps:

  • Dilution: The original substance is sequentially diluted in order to reduce the occurrence of side effects and create a gentle healing remedy.. Ex: 1 drop tincture in 99 drops water/alcohol.

  • Succussion: After each dilution, the remedy is shaken against a hard surface (succussed) in order to maintain and increase the healing potential of the substance.

Each dilution & succussion is a new, higher potency. This is repeated as many times as needed until the desired potency is reached.


For the visual learners:


Homeopathy works in ways we don't yet fully understand - but it continues to stand the test of time and is used by over 200 million people around the world every day. The Homeopathic Research Institute is a driving force behind the mission to understand the science behind homeopathy. Their website is an incredible resource for studies, FAQ's and staying up to date on everything new Homeopathy.


Homeopathy is safe for all walks of life, will not contraindicate your existing treatments/medications (except for maybe not needing them anymore), and is extremely cost effective. Patients of Homeopathy report:

  • Less pain

  • More balance & resiliency

  • Better sleep

  • More regulated emotions

  • Easy periods

  • Forgotten symptoms ("Headaches? What headaches?)

For a more detailed look at what happens when you see a homeopath, click here.


If you are ready to feel better and live the life you love, click here to book a free meet and greet. I can't wait to connect!


Paula


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