What is Classical Homeopathy?
Classical homeopathy is a 200 year old system of medicine that is based on the principal of “like cures like”. Homeopathy has been used for hundreds of years to cure disease, prevent the spread of disease during epidemics, heal acute illness and bring about both mental and emotional balance. (Relief from anxiety, depressions, compulsive disorders, grief and fear.) Homeopathic patients are prescribed homeopathic remedies. These are specially prepared medicines made from a specific substance in an exact process. Because of this process of dilutions and succussions we are able to create medicines that are safe for use by infants, the elderly and the very ill.
Classical homeopathy is distinct because it describes the practice of homeopathy as Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, laid out for us. Classical homeopaths do not use combination remedies and prescribe on the totality of symptoms. This means that we look at everything that is happening in the system at the current time and prescribe on its entirety.
How does Homeopathy work?
We are energetic beings with a physical presence (our bodies) and each of us has an energetic resonance. As this resonance changes, so does our physical, mental and emotional health. In homeopathy, we call this resonance the vital force. Homeopathic remedies are energetic in nature. They work somewhat like a tuning fork. If you activate a sharp C tuning fork across the room from another sharp C tuning fork, that second fork will also begin to vibrate and produce the identical tone.
It is in this same way that homeopathic remedies resonate with the vital force. They act as an indicator to the whole being as to what needs to be healed. In a sense, they initiate the body’s own healing power.
What is the process of Homeopathic care?
Homeopathic care begins with a longer initial visit. For adults, this visit takes two hours. During this time, my job as your practitioner is to listen deeply. Often my clients tell me that they feel truly heard for the first time after their initial visit. I listen, without judgement, offering guiding questions as needed and I take lengthy notes. During this period I am doing my best to learn all that I need to know about you, your physical, mental and emotional health as well as what healing and health means for you. Following your visit, I spend time studying my notes to determine the best homeopathic remedy for you at this time. This is not the end of your homeopathic journey. We will follow up every 4, 6 or 8 weeks for 12 months or longer.
If you have been dealing with limiting issues on any level, please expect to have patience with your own healing process. It may have taken months, years or even decades for you to get to the place you are at when we begin. We will begin the unravelling but please be gracious, curious and patient with yourself as you go through your healing process. So much is available to you but you must allow it to unfold. I encourage you to read my guide to getting the most out of your care.
Who is Homeopathy for?
Homeopathy is safe and effective for everyone. It has been proven to work in both infants and pets (disproving the idea of the placebo effect)
What can Homeopathy help with?
- Homeopathy can help to relieve the symptoms and pain of acute illness.
- Homeopathy can help to relieve and bring balance to symptoms experienced as a result of anxiety, depression, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, anger and despair.
- Homeopathy can work when symptoms include those experienced in fibromyalgia, chronic lung issues, insomnia, eczema and psoriasis, auto-immune disorders, acne, Lyme disease, food allergies, gout, tics, neuralgia, liver and kidney disease, seasonal allergies, PANDAS and the after effects of trauma.