Homeopathy looks for the thread that connects our
mental, emotional & physical body.
Homeopathy looks to examine the individual “ness” of each of us. Two individuals may experience headaches; however the location, sensation and modalities of each headache may all be incredibly different, and therefore will require a completely different remedy to treat them successfully. Any symptom that a person experiences is therefore looked at in relation to the “individual” experiencing the symptom.
Homeopathy is based off the principles that “Likes Treat Likes”. This can further be explained that anything that has the ability to cause a symptom in your body, has the ability to take the same symptom picture away. When someone displays a particular set of symptoms, (whether they be focused on the physical, mental or emotional sphere or any combination of), a natural substance that entails that symptom picture, will in fact (when homeopathically prepared and prescribed correctly) take them away. Homeopathic remedies are natural, non-toxic, non-invasive, are safe for pregnant women, mothers who are breast feeding, infants and children.
What can homeopathic medicine treat?
What can homeopathic medicine treat?
Homeopathy is able to treat anything from long standing chronic diseases to acute ankle sprains.
Below is a list of just a few ailments successfully treated by homeopathy.
Colds and Flu’s
Ailments after Pregnancy
Ailments during Pregnancy
Auto Immune diseases
Children experiencing Developmental Delays
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
High blood pressure
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Sprains and Strains
Teething in Infants
Tics and Twitches (chronic and Acute)
Torn Ligaments and Tendons
How did the practice of Homeopathy originate?
History of Homeopathy
Like cures Like
Homeopathy is based on the principle that ‘like cures like’ – in other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it was taken in large amounts.
This idea dates back to Hippocrates (460-377BC), who also thought that symptoms specific to an individual should be taken into account before making a diagnosis. This is also an important principle of homeopathy, where an individual’s unique symptoms are important in distinguishing the correct medicine. We are all different, and accordingly, so should the medicine that treats us.
The idea of like curing like was not to re-emerge in any great way until a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), came to devise the system of medicine that we know as homeopathy. Hahnemann trained doctor in medicine and chemistry.
Working as a doctor in the late 18th century, he was dissatisfied with the conventional medical practices of his day. Blood-letting, purging and giving patients large doses of toxic materials such as arsenic and lead, were commonplace of his time. Hahnemann disagreed with these harsh methods.
He was investigating the effects of various medicinal substances on himself and other healthy volunteers when he deduced that an illness could be treated with a very small amount of a substance that, in larger quantities, could cause that illness.
To avoid harmful effects from normal doses of the substances, he diluted each medicine until he reached the greatest dilution that would still produce a response. These experiments were called provings and led him to observe and describe the basic principles of homeopathic medicine.
What is Constitutional Treatment & how can it help me?
What is Constitutional Treatment
& how can it help me?
Discovering the thread that connects our entire person
A homeopath, for example, would see a correlation between the Hay fever that a patient experiences every spring, to the asthma they have experienced since childhood. The “cause” of both of these ailments being the same; a weakened vitality. When one experiences a weakened vitality, over time, a “state of disease” results. A homeopath’s task then, is to find a substance that very effectively raises the body’s own natural immunity. In doing so the symptoms then disappear.
In order to obtain this we take into account the whole person vs. just the individual parts or pathology that may be present. We believe that the person does not function as various parts put together, but rather as one organism functioning simultaneously. If a person endures stress of any kind; whether mental stress from work, emotional stress from a relationship, or physical stress– each person’s body will respond in their own individual way.
When one’s general constitution is made stronger, ailments that used to be present disappear more permanently; and susceptibility to illness becomes dramatically less.
“I went to Natalie for physical problems and as these problems disappeared I also experienced and amazing sense of complete healing. I now feel more balanced and at peace than I ever have.”
– J. Starling
“Homeopathy has been of tremendous value in reversing diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, bronchial asthma, epilepsy, skin eruptions, allergic conditions, mental or emotional disorders, especially if applied at the onset of the disease.”
– George Vithoulkas,
Director, Athenian School of Homeopathic Medicine