There is so much misunderstanding of what homeopathy actually is. It is not home remedies. It
is not herbal remedies. It is not the same thing as Naturopathy.
Homeopathy is a 200 year old medicine that heals from the inside out. It gets to the root cause
of the problem. When the body is out of balance we feel symptoms. Homeopathy addresses this
underlying cause of the imbalance. Homeopathy gently stimulates the body to heal itself. We
have an innate ability to heal and this is supported and strengthened. It does not mask or
suppress symptoms. It up roots them. Our body is designed to heal itself. This simply assists it.
In homeopathy it is the whole person who is treated not the symptoms. Homeopathy is the only
medicine that encompasses the mind + body + heart + soul. Together. Because we are so
much more than our physical body it is imperative to assess the whole being. Connecting all
the symptoms together with who the person is and viewing them as a whole rather than
separate parts and issues. Homeopathy is very successful because of this. When the whole is
being treated a sense of overall well being is achieved. Which extends into everyday life.
Homeopathy was founded over 200 years ago by a German Physician Samuel Hahnemann.
He was tired of not seeing positive results and didn’t agree with how medicine was moving
forward. He stopped practicing traditional medicine and went to discover the “Law of Similars”.
This law is the foundation for the workings of homeopathic remedy within the body. The ﬁrst
remedy was cinchona. The bark from the Peruvian tree. When ingested in a healthy person it
created a set of symptoms. When this was diluted many times over and potentized and given to
an ill person who was experiencing similar symptoms their condition improved. Thus
homeopathy was born. So homeopathy is based on ‘like cures like”. The book that holds all of
the remedies as they were discovered is called the Materia Medica. He discovered even though
some people had similar symptoms they also differed in many other aspects. So he learned to
fully understand everything about the person and match the symptoms of everything-the totality-
to the correct remedy. Improvement would always occur.
Homeopathy works based on the “Law of Similars”. This is when a healthy person takes a
remedy and experiences symptoms the similar or same symptoms felt in an ill person can be
healed. Like cures like. The body is out of alignment or mistuned and you feel symptoms. The
goal is to stimulate your vital force or life force once again to create harmony and the body can
heal. The remedy doesn’t act directly on the body but rather stimulates your own energy within
to do the work. Because we are all so different in our energetic make up we may require
different remedies to address similar symptoms.
Remedies are created from substances we ﬁnd on our earth. This may be minerals, plants,
animals or insects to name a few. The substances are then diluted many times over to create a
potenized form which resonates with our life force to push the body in the direction of healing.
They are small little white pellets but homeopathy can also be in a liquid form.
Many times the two terms are used interchangeably or homeopathy is used to describe anything
natural. Or it is equated with ‘home’ remedies. Or assumptions are made that is herbs or
supplements. It is none of these. While it is natural substance it is very different in how it works
within our body compared to the other modalities. While anything homeopathic is indeed
natural, not anything natural is homeopathic. The remedies are not herbs. A natural substance
in its crude form is a herb. When it is diluted many times over it becomes homeopathic. So for
anything to be truly homeopathic it must be diluted from its original state. Naturopathy is an
umbrella term that covers all natural modalities. Homeopathy is one of these modalities. A
naturopath has many areas of study, homeopathy being one of them. I have specialize only in
one of these areas which is homeopathy.
Your body and vital force are doing the work. The remedy is assisting the process. It is a boost
or a nudge to get the healing process going. Sometimes we all need a little guidance. The
most important thing is awareness, communication and followups. Please feel free to email any
questions or drastic changes even before our scheduled followup time. Followups are critical as
the healing process takes time and each case is so unique with how it will unfold. Followups let
me see how you are responding to the remedy and to see if any adjustments need to be made.
You are constantly changing and evolving. Layers may be peeling away so the information and
your experience of life, emotions and symptoms also may change.
Everyone! Homeopathy is extremely gentle, has no side effects and can not interact with other
medications. It is gentle enough to use during pregnancy and for new borns. It differs from
traditional drugs in that works with your body supporting your own innate ability to heal. The
age or size of the person doesn’t affect the efﬁcacy.