Frequently Asked Questions
What Exactly Is Homeopathy?
These remedies are prepared from substances found in nature. Nevertheless, homeopathy should not be confused with herbal medicine.
These two systems of medicine are very different. Herbal medicine uses tinctures of botanical substances, whereas homeopaths use ultradilute “micro”doses made from not only plants, but minerals, animals or other substance found in nature.
The homeopathic practitioner chooses the proper remedy by following a special rule of nature called the Law of Similars. This law states “like cures like,” or that a medicine can cure a sick person if it can cause similar sickness in a healthy person.
For instance, if you peel an onion, your eyes burn, itch and water. You might also have a runny nose and begin to sneeze. If you had similar symptoms during a cold or allergy attack, such as a runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing, a homeopathic micro-dose of the remedy Allium cepa (red onion) would help your body heal itself.
Is Homeopathy New?
By 1900, about twenty percent of doctors in the United States were homeopaths, but due to various political and social changes, homeopathy became relatively unknown in the USA until recently. There is wider acceptance of homeopathy in such countries as France, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, India and Great Britain. In fact, the family doctor to England’s Queen Elizabeth is a homeopathic physician.
What are Homeopathic Remedies?
Unusual as it sounds, these very small amounts of remedies can act very strongly when used properly. Also, because the remedies are very diluted, they are extremely safe.
The clinical experience of homeopathy shows that the micro-dose is effective: In fact, it works upon comatose people, infants and animals.
Why Do I Need A Homeopath?
For example, there are many emotional and mental issues, that contribute to physcial illnesses; and in fact, most physical issues have a big emotional component.
If this energy is changed, then the physical illness will heal.
Unfortunately, many people wait to see someone until they have actual tissue changes in the body, and this becomes harder to treat when it gets to the physical level.
What is it like and what does it cost?
This appt takes 1 to 2 hours, and the homeopath will go over your history, and ask a lot of questions about how YOU experience your life.
This personal understanding of you, is critical to prescribing the correct match of medicine. The homeopath then studies the information you have given and a remedy is selected.
You take your remedy and then begin noting the changes, and report back to your homeopath, (usually in 2-4 weeks) depending on your condition.
Follow-ups are usually monthly, more often if desired; and the fee for a follow-up, is more like that of a therapy session. We go over how the remedy is working, and decide what to do next. (Let it ride another month, change the remedy, increase the potency, etc.) We also discuss the changes that are occurring inside you and work toward your goals and vision for your life.
Karen Davis, LISW