Homeopathic Medicine Specialist in Surrey, BC
Homeopathic remedies are prepared through a process called potentization, which involves potentization, which involves serial dilution and vigorous shaking to enhance their healing properties. Homeopathic medicine is available at White Rock Naturopathic Clinic in Surrey, BC. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at #208 – 1676 Martin Dr., Surrey, BC V4A 6E7. We serve patients from Surrey BC, White Rock BC, Grandview Heights BC, Campbell Heights BC, Newton BC, Morgan Heights BC, and surrounding areas.
“Homeopathy…cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment, and is beyond all doubt safer and more economical, and the most complete medical science.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Did You Know?
- More than 11,000 doctors (or 42%) in France utilise homoeopathy regularly in their practises, and 70% back it as a kind of treatment.
- After conventional medicine, it is the second most popular kind of medicine worldwide.
- The British Royal Family has a homoeopathic doctor on staff and has been using homoeopathy since 1830.
A great teacher and friend of mine, Chris Sowton ND, describes homeopathic practice as follows:
“it’s like trying to find a disturbance in an electrical field. You can’t see the disturbance directly, so you have to try to find it by examining all the characteristic patterns that appear in all aspects of the person’s life, many of which are related to these subtle but powerful disturbances.
Some of the patterns are physiological, like sleep position, body temperature regulation, and food cravings. Others are directly expressed in the body as symptoms. These are all important, but we are seeking for the disturbance itself, rather than chasing after all the peripheral symptoms and trying to relieve them.
Once the disturbance is “seen” (which can take a while) the remedy is given which matches that pattern of disturbance most closely, ie: can both create it and cure it…this is homeopathy.
These disturbances cannot always be completely eliminated, but they can be diluted and weakened over time. As they are weakened the person starts to feel better on all levels. It’s not so much about giving a person tools to cope better, it’s more about freeing them up to use the tools that are already within reach.
[One approach that allows individuals] to get a felt sense of the disturbance they are saddled with is by watching themselves on videotape, particularly when they are talking about dreams, obsessions, addictions, or fears. It is as if they can sense something operating there that is “not them”. Once they start to sense how it is operating, they are already moving towards their truer selves. Typically I will make a DVD of particular parts of a session so people can watch themselves in action.”
I have followed Dr. Sowton’s example in this approach, and have found it equally insightful, and transformative, not to mention a healing in its own right.
Homoeopathy is a cutting-edge branch of natural medicine whose immense worth has been established across all continents for approximately two centuries. Both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) ailments in adults, children, and animals can be successfully treated by homoeopathy. Homoeopathic medications have no adverse effects and are non-toxic. By enhancing your general state of health, they have both therapeutic and preventative effects. According to a therapeutic concept known as The Law of Similars, very tiny amounts of plant, mineral, and animal compounds are chosen in homoeopathy. According to this law, any chemical that may cause symptoms in a healthy person can also treat those same symptoms in a sick person.
The German physician Samuel Hahnemann unearthed this antiquated therapeutic method around the year 1800 and realised it was a basic rule of nature. The Law of Similars was established by Hahnemann and included into the homoeopathic medical system.
Homoeopathy is now widely accepted around the world, and the Royal family in England has endorsed the practise there. Worldwide, modern homoeopathy has seen extraordinary expansion, with fascinating new advances in methodology and cures.
A fully comprehensive approach to health is homoeopathy, which places more emphasis on individuals than on illnesses. Homoeopathy acknowledges that every individual reacts differently to the pressures of their environment and genetics. The symptoms of mental, emotional, and physical illnesses are the body’s attempts to protect and repair itself. The unseen defence system is represented by symptoms.
The homoeopathic doctor will try to get as complete an image of your overall pattern of symptoms as possible in order to understand the specific workings of your defence system. A single homoeopathic drug is then selected from a lengthy list of more than 3500 homeopathically manufactured treatments for its capacity to produce a very similar symptom pattern. Although this is a significant undertaking, current methods, historical testing, and sophisticated computer data bases greatly improve the task’s accuracy.
When the treatment is chosen properly, the entire defence system is activated. A person’s health is improved on all fronts when they recover through homoeopathy. A balance is achieved for the entire individual.
If the prescribed therapy is ineffective, almost nothing occurs; the patient, despite slight alterations, neither gets worse nor gets better overall. In that instance, a different treatment is chosen.
At six to eight weekly intervals, or as frequently as necessary, progress is closely reviewed. The duration of the follow-up interviews is less than the first interview, and the period between follow-ups increases noticeably with time.
THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HOMEOPATHY
- Like cures like: The most effective medicine is one that may produce symptoms that are strikingly similar to those of the patient being treated.
- Symptoms of recovery: The body tries to mend itself through symptoms. They are therefore motivated to finish the healing process.
- The basis for homoeopathic medicines is proof: Small dosages of medications are administered to healthy individuals to gauge their physiological and psychological effects. These “provings” continue up until the drug’s therapeutic potential is discovered and symptoms are incited.
- Clinical application helps to refine knowledge about medications: Clinically treated symptoms that may not have been seen in the provings increase our understanding of the treatment.
- The full range of symptoms is taken into account: Each individual exhibits imbalance via their thoughts as well as their body, therefore mental, emotional, and physical patterns are all taken into consideration.
- One treatment is given: The totality of the patient’s symptoms are taken into account while selecting a homoeopathic remedy.
- Minimum dosages are administered: The least quantity of medicine required to trigger a therapeutic reaction promotes the body’s natural healing abilities.
Homoeopathic remedies—homeopathic medications—are created using a special process. Licenced homoeopathic pharmaceutical enterprises produce the medications in accordance with rigorous guidelines. The source materials are more than 2500 different things.
Although it may do so, knowledge regarding each treatment may be gleaned from sources other than biochemical tests or folklore. Human tests known as provings are the primary source of knowledge regarding homoeopathic treatments. In provings, a group of people are given the chemical being tested in incredibly tiny amounts over the course of a few days or weeks. The test substance’s effects on the individuals’ minds, hearts, and bodies are meticulously documented. A complete picture of the whole spectrum of action of each drug is revealed when this information is supplemented with data from other knowledge sources, particularly the study of effective clinical application of the medicine.
Samuel Hahnemann also discovered a method to increase the therapeutic efficacy of the treatments while removing their harmful side effects. A liquid version of the therapeutic ingredient is produced. Dilution and succussion are the next two main phases in the creation of a homoeopathic medicine. The chemist dilutes the liquid tincture in the first stage by mixing it with a certain volume of distilled water. This diluted solution is repeatedly pounded against a solid surface in the second phase, which is referred to as succussion. After that, the fluid is thrown away and new liquid is added. To achieve the necessary dilution, these two stages will be repeatedly performed.
For the smaller dilutions, the remedies are made by hand, and for the larger dilutions, different sorts of machines are used. These types of medications are referred to as potencies. When we talk about a high potency cure, we mean one that has undergone several rounds of succussion and dilution. Although sometimes treatments may be given in liquid form, special sugar grains are moistened with the liquid potency for simple administration.
The impressive therapeutic efficacy of the high homoeopathic dilutions has been consistently demonstrated in the clinical practise of thousands of homoeopathic doctors for nearly two centuries. It is typically noticed that medicines with a high potency (more diluted) operate more quickly and deeply than those with a low potency (less diluted). Throughout the history of homoeopathy, there has been much debate on the fineness of the dilutions. High dilution homoeopathic medications have a long history of therapeutic success, and there is a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating their powerful biological impact. Independent study has more recently revealed that homoeopathic dilutions have distinct, quantifiable physical features.
The next question will be, “How do they act,” now that science has answered the initial query, “do they act?” Modern physics gives some answers for how the cures work, despite the fact that there are various hypotheses on how they work. Since 1995, a number of studies have been conducted all over the world, elucidating the apparent paradox of remedies acting beyond the point where any actual molecules remain after diluting them. These studies have revealed unique Quantum Electrodynamic processes that only occur in diluted solutions of water or other dipolar solvents. In essence, some believe that shaking and dilution produce clusters of water molecules that are aligned with related electromagnetic fields. All chemical reactions involved in body processes alter and improve when there is resonance between the remedy’s “vibration” and the patient’s symptoms. Homoeopathy: Science or Myth? by Bill Grey, M.D. (2000) North Atlantic Books, Berkeley
Homoeopaths have noted that almost all compounds, whether they be plant-based, mineral-based, or animal-based, have the potential to cause symptoms whether administered cautiously to the sensitive or in greater doses to the less sensitive. To correlate the symptom qualities of drugs to symptom images of patients, these symptoms are meticulously collected in Materia Medicas and then intricately analysed (in contemporary times, by computer).
The fundamental idea is that signs and symptoms represent the body’s attempt to repair itself. Fever, malaise, discomfort, diarrhoea, or other symptoms are attempts to kill the offending organism and eliminate the poisons from the body while also urging the patient to slow down and rest in cases of acute sickness. In chronic illness, the symptoms are an attempt to recover that is failing, making them persistent.
According to the homoeopathic view, symptoms are any physical, mental, or emotional restrictions on freedom.
Is homeopathy just placebo effect?
There certainly is considerable placebo effect arising from the holistic nature and thoroughness of a well-taken homeopathic interview. However, homeopathy is very effective in babies and animals who are not swayed under this effect. And over 89 carefully designed double-blind clinical and laboratory studies have been published proving its effectiveness. Tissue and cell cultures also respond quantitatively to exposure to remedies. ( Bill Gray, MD, Homeopathy: Science or Myth? North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, 2000)
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How does one consume homoeopathic medicine?
The goal of the homeopath and patient is to provide a complete picture of the patient’s condition, the disease, and how the disease is progressing. An effort is made to understand all the ways in which the vital force is already attempting to mend by taking into account mental, emotional, and physical elements together.
The conversation will center on how you as a person are expressing this in a way that is distinctly your own. The solution is tailored to the distinct patterns and symptoms and, in an ideal world, works to strengthen that effort, enabling the cure of even long-term chronic sickness.
How can I take part?
Homeopathic treatments don’t require you to ‘believe’ in them for them to be effective (they are equally helpful for infants and animals). Your participation and dedication are required nevertheless in order to find the right solution and for the therapy to keep working. The following are some ways you may assist:
Clarity – Describe your symptoms completely and clearly on all fronts.
After taking the cure, take note of any changes. Keeping a weekly notebook and bringing it to your follow-up appointments might be beneficial. Take note of both broad and particular changes.
Avoiding Antidotes – For certain people, some substances may interfere with, dilute, or just counteract the effects of a homeopathic cure. You might conceive of antidotes as anything that has a strong scent, such as coffee, essential oils, camphor, moth balls, perfumes, or certain spices, to condense a list of such remedies. It is important to stay as far away from anything with a strong aroma as you can when receiving homeopathic treatment.
Patience and commitment – Your long-term well-being is ultimately dependent on your dedication to a lengthy process with patience. The effects of homeopathic treatments and medications differ from those of conventional pharmaceuticals. You may need to wait a while after taking a homeopathic cure to notice a favorable impact, therefore patience is a must.
Above all, convey any worries or inquiries you may have.
What if more investigation or advice on my case is required?
The cure could not be administered the same day if more investigation is required once the homeopathic consultation is complete. All of this is a result of the caution used in effective homeopathy.
If the cure is suggested during the interview, it signifies that the doctor has been fortunate enough to identify the right one clearly and is comfortable prescribing it at this time.
What happens if the wrong treatment is administered?
In general, absolutely nothing. The remedies are safe. The individual must connect with the cure for it to work. Sometimes little changes in symptoms occur without significant overall advancement. This indicates that a solution is close but not exact. This might help to define the more suitable treatment because we are seeking a more substantial transformation.
What constitutes the main homeopathic therapy approach?
True constitutional homeopathy addresses people, not particular illnesses. Therefore, in order to write a proper prescription, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of the patient. In a short amount of time, the homeopath must have a very thorough understanding of the patient. The practice of asking questions is fundamental to creating and growing this understanding.
The homeopath’s mission is essentially to understand your symptom picture and match it to a remedy, thus they must be keen observers and listeners. We just want to hear your experience, empathize without passing any judgements, and match this knowledge with the appropriate treatment.
The homeopath must be fully aware of all of the patient’s limits in order to match a “remedy” to them. This includes their mental, emotional, and physical states as well as their overall energy levels, environmental influences, underlying causes, etc.
How is a curative response assessed?
Through more than 200 years of practice, homeopaths have created very complex methods for assessing therapeutic effects and have established “laws and principles of cure.”
You expect the issues you’ve encountered to disappear, and they ought to. Never forget that you are seen from our perspective as a whole. Additionally, you must see progress in relation to the number of tensions and other factors in your life. Physical, emotional, mental, and overall energy levels will all improve. Both these broad modifications and more particular ones should be noted and reported.
How long does the homeopathic procedure take in instances that are more complicated or chronic?
Homeopathic therapy is similar to peeling back “layers of an onion” in more complicated instances. This basically implies that as a reaction to specific pressures and influences we experience in life, layers of symptoms or illness accumulate. Homeopathic treatments work well to “peel” away the “layers” that have been set down.
Older sets of symptoms may return during therapy, but as you get better with each subsequent cure, the symptoms won’t be as bad as they were before. The need for a new treatment will be indicated by a fresh occurrence of an old set of symptoms.
Therefore, the healing process may be more sluggish and long-term engagement may be more essential for long-term deep or complicated chronic conditions. Many years of homeopathic treatment (with considerable breaks in between) may be required for certain conditions, especially in those who have had their restrictions for a long time.
What number of appointments are required?
The number of visits may increase in the beginning (i.e., the first six months to two years) then decline as you get healthy. In order to successfully work with you and, more crucially, assess your progress, we believe we must first engage with you more regularly. However, we are not indifferent to the expense of therapy and do not want to place an undue burden on patients. There is a satisfactory middle ground.
Even in severe and complicated instances, if a cure has shown therapeutic results after the initial follow-up, we might not need to see you again for another three to six months. This is due to the fact that the treatment has restored equilibrium to your system, which, in our experience, may endure for a very long time (perhaps years). We must also wait till the following “layer” is clearly visible. Now is the time to reaffirm your trust in your body’s capacity for recovery.
How can one little dose endure for such a long time?
The medicines are extremely potentized; to make consumption simpler, they are produced in what is known as a potentized dilution and sprinkled atop microscopic lactose granules. More significantly, rather of causing a chemical change, they catalyse, or start an energy reaction by the body. After taking the treatment, your body’s natural regulating and healing mechanism is ultimately activated. The treatment aids the body in creating a strong, natural healing momentum that eventually eradicates sickness. Please consult any of the beginning books on the reading list if you desire a deeper grasp of this interesting and powerful energy process.
What happens if, after I feel better, my symptoms seem to return?
We often advise waiting another two to three weeks to see if your system doesn’t balance itself if you get a significant therapeutic response to a cure at first and then appear to relapse. Notify the office if any symptoms suddenly worsen. After these two to three weeks, if the rebalancing has not happened, it can be required to repeat the cure. A meeting or phone conversation would be suitable in the situation.
This is merely a brief, and frequently anticipated, period of bringing you to a constant level of excellent health, so don’t get disheartened or disappointed and think that homoeopathy isn’t working for you at this stage. This circumstance may also point to the necessity for a new treatment since a fresh ‘layer’ of old symptoms has emerged and has to be addressed.
What further reading on this subject can I do?
Homeopathy is time-honored, highly effective system of healing. There are excellent books available on this subject. We have listed the more introductory books; however, if you would like further information on advanced studies ask us. We welcome your continued interest.
Introductory Books on Homeopathy
-Impossible Cure, The Promise Of Homeopathy by Amy L. Lansky, PhD
-Homeopathy: Science or Myth by Bill Gray MD
-Ritalin Free Kids by Reichenberg-Ullman ND, MSW and Ullman ND
-Prozac Free by Reichenberg-Ullman ND, MSW and Ullman ND