Homeopathy is a fantastic adjunct to use with any of the programs we offer at TIMC. I have studied and practiced homeopathy for over 25 years, and am certified as a Homeopathic Master Clinician, having completed advanced coursework over a decade ago.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that assists the body in healing on not only the physical level, but on the mental, emotional, and spiritual levels as well. It fits in perfectly at TIMC, because it enhances the positive effects of any other therapies we use. Homeopathy has no adverse interactions, and at the same time is very deep acting. It is gentle enough to give to infants and children, to use during pregnancy and nursing, and it is safe for elders. It is appropriate for both acute and chronic health problems.
Homeopathy is based on several principles:
1. Principle of Similars: The founder of homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, discovered that a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person can cure those same symptoms when they occur in a sick person. A modern-day example of this principle from conventional medicine is the use of amphetamines, which are stimulants, to treat overly-active children with ADHD. The homeopathic method involves treating people with substances that have an affinity for their condition and that are individualized to the person. The necessary substance is determined during an extensive interview with the homeopathic practitioner. As is sometimes done with supplements we advise, the recommended remedy may be confirmed with kinesiology.
2. Principle of the Minimum Dose: Homeopathic medicines are prepared using a series of dilutions, and a shaking or agitation procedure called succussion. The dilution insures that all toxicity of the original medicinal substance is removed. This is very different from conventional pharmaceuticals, most of which carry substantial potential toxicity. Succussion transfers the energy of the substance into the medicinal solution, the Principle of Dynamism, so it can act on the dynamic plane or energy body. In this manner, homeopathy assists the body in correcting and balancing itself instead of directly treating symptoms or diseases.
3. Principle of Holism: Homeopathy treats on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. The homeopathic interview and analysis touches on all of these areas, and homeopathic medicines have the potential to bring holistic healing and balance to all of these areas.
At TIMC, we encourage all patients of every age to consider a homeopathic evaluation for balancing one’s overall energy. In many cases, the correct homeopathic remedy will assist the body in healing more deeply and sometimes even more quickly (especially in acute cases). If you have questions about homeopathy and how it might benefit you, please schedule a free, 15-minute consult with Dr. Janet for more details.