What is Homeopathy? 

  • Safe, Easy-to-Take Remedies
  • Fast-Acting…No Side Effects
  • Clinically Proven Effective
  • Complements Prescription Drugs
  • Ideal for Men, Women & Children

Homeopathy is a proven system of medicine based on the principle that like cures like. Simply put, a substance known to cause the symptoms of a disease in a healthy individual can cure a patient with similar symptoms. For example, the plant poison ivy can cause irritation, itching, and a vesicular rash.  In Homeopathy, the medicine Rhus Tox, which is an extremely diluted form of poison ivy, is often used to treat an itchy, irritating and vesicular rash. 

Inspired by a theory of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, Homeopathy was founded in 1796 by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, who sought a way to alleviate people’s health problems painlessly and without side effects. Homeopathy is often confused with a wide array of medical disciplines, among them natural medicine, Holistic (Integrative) Medicine and Herbal Medicine. Sometimes it is even mistaken for vitamins or nutritional supplements.

Homeopathy, however, is none of these. It is a highly specialized system by which a trained physician carefully evaluates a patient’s health issues — taking into account his/her unique nature, character and body type — and prescribes extremely small doses of medicine in the form of tiny, sweet-tasting pellets or liquid. These safe, gentle prescriptions stimulate the immune system and natural defenses, promoting healing and lasting relief from both short- and long-term health problems. Best of all, Homeopathic remedies can be used to complement conventional medicine, and can be taken along with any other medications with no side effects or interactive complications.

The “Law of Similars” in Conventional Medicine

If the Homeopathic principle of “like curing like” sounds strange or even suspect, consider that the very same concept has been used for decades in conventional medicine. In fact, chances are you’ve already benefited from it. Consider the following examples…

  • Immunizations — everything from flu shots to measles vaccinations — are based on the concept of like curing like
  • Modern allergy treatment uses the Homeopathic principle by administering small doses of allergens to create a similar, antibody response in the body
  • Digitalis and nitroglycerine, both of which can lead to heart problems, are widely used to treat the same conditions
  • Radiation can cause cancer and yet it is also a typical method of treatment

The list goes on and on. However, one major difference is that these conventional treatments fail to address a patient’s unique nature. And they are not given in small, safe and non-toxic doses. In short, although they are inspired by a similar principle, they are not Homeopathic remedies and can be dangerous.

Understanding Your Body: How & Why Homeopathy Works

According to Homeopathy, all of us have a vital life force within us that naturally maintains our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. When stress, injury, exposure to toxins and other factors upset this balance, it can result in health problems. What you experience are symptoms, which are the result of your body’s attempt to restore its natural balance. These symptoms are not the illness, and treating them will not restore health. Unlike conventional doctors who treat the symptom — and inhibit the body’s ability to heal itself — Homeopathic physicians directly address the root cause of the condition. In this way they help your body restore balance and health instead of weakening it.

The Safest, Easiest Medicine to Administer or Take

Homeopathic remedies couldn’t be easier or more pleasant to take. Simply pour the small, sweet-tasting pellets directly under your tongue and allow them to dissolve. It is important not to touch them as this can affect their potency, but the plastic vial they come in makes this easy to avoid. Homeopathic drops can be taken the same way or dissolved in a glass of purified water. It is an ideal form of treatment for people of all ages. Infants can easily receive Homeopathic Medicine in liquid form with the use of a dropper.

Why Professional Homeopathic Diagnosis is Essential

Every individual — likewise, every health problem — is unique. In Homeopathy, although some medicines are frequently prescribed for certain conditions, having a professional evaluation by a certified Homeopath is the best way to ensure true, lasting relief and recovery. It is the only way you can be evaluated and prescribed accurately on the basis of your personal nature.

Whether in person or by phone/Skype, Dr. Vicki begins every Homeopathic session by asking an extensive series of questions that cover your health history, body type, psychological disposition, family background and current symptoms. All of these are necessary to make an accurate diagnosis and determine the proper medicine.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Dr. Vicki today.

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