Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health. It has been used successfully for the last 200 years by over 250 million people worldwide. Homeopathy is growing in popularity in North America, where homeopathic over the counter (OTC) medicines are regulated by the FDA and have been so for decades.
Homeopathy is a natural and effective system of mind, body and spirit integrative healing. It is the second largest form of medicine in the world and suitable for everyone including babies. Homeopathy was developed by the German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann during the 18th century and is based on the principle “like cures like” – “Similia Similibus Curentur”. Each homeopathic remedy has a specific symptom picture which a homeopathic practitioner is trained to identify and match to the patient. Each patient is treated individually because no two symptom pictures are alike. The remedy provides the body with the stimulation it needs to complete the healing naturally and without side effects. The smallest possible dose is given with the understanding that the medicine works with the patient’s energy.
Homeopathic remedies are made through a series of dilutions and succussions of substances from either animal, mineral or plant. Dr. Hahnemann discovered that by using infinitesimally small doses common symptoms could be alleviated without any adverse reactions and actually worked better than large doses.
The homeopathic consultation involves an interview during which physical, mental and emotional symptoms and medical history is collected, the Practitioner will look at the ‘whole picture’. This means that in addition to helping with the primary concern, the Practitioner will also examine the physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors contributing to one’s health. Information is then analyzed to determine the specific remedy which best suits the individual’s total state. A single, carefully chosen remedy offers the help needed for the body to restore itself to a state of balance and well being.
Do I need a Referral from my doctor to book an appointment?
No, we do not require a referral for assessment or treatment, as Homeopaths are primary health care givers. However, if you have extended health benefits, you should consult your insurance provider for details regarding your plan, as some companies require that you have a referral from you Doctor dated prior to your initial assessment.
What does the first visit entail?
For most people, their first visit to a homeopath is a surprising experience. The consultation is lengthier (approx 2 hours) than that required for a doctor, and the questions asked extend well beyond those of the immediate problem. The information provided by you during your first consult will be used by your homeopath to choose the best matching remedy so it’s important your answers are as accurate and complete as possible – the better the information, the better the prescription, and, the better the results. Your homeopath will help with this process by asking lots of questions and encouraging you to tell your story as fully as possible.
What your homeopath needs to know?
For the purpose of explaining these points, let’s imagine you have a headache. Before it can be treated homeopathically your practitioner will need the following information:
• Location: where does it hurt – right side, left side, top, temples, forehead, base of skull, or …?
• Sensation: What does it feel like – throbbing, aching, burning, stabbing, boring, bandlike, or …?
• Cause: was it triggered by anything – fever, shock, a blow, heat, grief, anxiety, a particular food, or …?
• Modalities (things that make it better or worse): heat, cold, bending, lying, sitting, moving, eating, drinking, rubbing, light, noise, or …?
• Accompanying symptoms: are there other symptoms that occur with the headache – food cravings, changes in thirst, itchy skin, cramps, burning eyes, chilliness, or …?
As you can see, a headache is not just a headache! Your homeopath needs this detailed information if they are to make a helpful prescription.
Your homeopath may ask about your family medical history.
Tendency to diseases such as cancer, heart disease, lung problems, strokes, and mental disorders in other family members may indicate remedies that could help you.
Your homeopath will also check for things that are the cause of your health problem or acting as a barrier to healing.
A person with respiratory problems, for example, will not improve in a moldy house. Likewise, constant exposure to harsh chemicals will not only cause dermatitis but also stop it from healing even though the correct remedy may be prescribed.
In both these instances the best solution is to remove the maintaining cause.
Finally, your homeopath will refer you to your doctor for pathology or diagnostic tests should your symptoms indicate the possibility of a more serious disorder that has not yet been diagnosed.
Initial Consultation 1 hr $150 Adults over 18 years old
Initial Consultation 2 hrs $250 Adults over 18 years old
Initial Consultation 1.5- 2 hours $200 Kids
(includes remedy and 1st follow up)
Subsequent follow ups $125-$100/per hour
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