Homeopathy

 Let me introduce what Homeopathy is.

All living beings have a natural ability to heal themselves, but sometimes the inner vital force is out of balance, causing illness on physical and mental levels. Homeopathic remedies aim to strength your vital force by triggering your body’s own ability to heal. The job of a homeopath is to find the specific remedy to kick-start this response and identify if there are any obstacles to cure, blocking or making healing difficult.

That’s why when you come for a homeopathic consultation, we talk extensively and in depth about all details you are willing to share, about your physical symptoms, your emotions, health history, and lifestyle, after all, they are all connected and in homeopathy all is relevant. As a homeopath, I want to understand you as a whole person, instead of look at isolated symptoms.

To trigger such response, the homeopathic remedy original substance is known to cause similar symptoms of what you aim to heal. This is one of the homeopathy pillars, like cures like, and although it sounds so different to what modern medicine does, we can find some examples of the same principle in conventional medicine too. For instance, physicians can treat ADHD by amphetamines, that are actually stimulants; or treat heart arrhythmia using digoxin, a drug that can also cause abnormal heart rate. The like cures like principle are very old, it was described for the first time by Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine in ancient Greece.

Let’s have a couple of practical examples so you can have a clearer picture. If you ever tried to peel and chop an onion, you probably experienced watery eyes, a runny nose, and even a raw sensation in the nostrils and bolts of sneezing, likely left you looking as if you had a cold for awhile, right? So, based on the like cures like principle, Allium Cepa, a homeopathic remedy made from onion, is one of the remedies used to help you to heal from colds. And how about coffee? If you drink too much, especially later in the day, you probably will feel agitated and have trouble to sleep. Coffea Cruda, the homeopathic preparation made from coffee, is one of the homeopathic remedies used to address insomnia and help you to sleep better.

But what exactly are these homeopathic remedies?

Homeopathic remedies are highly diluted, made out from different sources such as plants like Arnica Montana, minerals like salts, and some can be made from animal sources such as Apis Mellifica. So, if you are looking for something that:

  • the focus on strengthening your health, instead of just treating or suppressing symptoms
  • Support healing from inside out, in a natural way
  • use gentle and effective remedies with no side effects.
  • Understands you as a whole being, not just your symptoms

Then homeopathy is for you.

In my practice I see people looking for support about different issues, some people come with little kids that get colds and ear infections often, some other people come for pain and injuries, some people because of insomnia and depression, or perhaps skin issues and anxiety, PMS and menopause issues. It is a wide variety of complaints, some of them are acute, and some are chronic, some of the physicals, some of the emotional, and sometimes people just want to feel better generally, and they do indeed! As a homeopath, I do not treat symptoms – this is for physicians, which I am not. Instead, I help people to strength wellness by using homeopathic remedies.

Your Body Can Heal Naturally

I have so much to share with you about homeopathy, can’t wait to tell you more! I want to share how it all started in Germany during the 1700s, how I stepped into this field 20 years ago, initially as a veterinarian and scientific researcher, and much more such as the myths and facts behind homeopathy, what science shows in this subject today, and how to use homeopathy at home. Let’s stay connected!

 

Katia Martinho RSHom (NA)

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