Homeopathic medicine was first introduced by Samuel Hahnemann in the 1700’s and is based upon the principal that “ like cures like”. Appalled by the poisonings, bloodlettings and surgical practices of his day, Hahnemann began experimenting with toxic substances in order to discover their primary and secondary actions. It was during one of these experiments that he noticed that toxic doses of quinine produced symptoms of malaria, the disease it was being used to treat. Eventually he discovered that minute amounts of quinine, diluted and potentized, affected the body at a deeper level and restored normal homeostasis.
Today there are many different homeopathic medicines available for the physician to use and their selection is based upon the presenting symptoms. Thus, the fiery, burning, and red sore throat in a patient with a high fever and little perspiration will respond to homeopathic belladonna because these are the symptoms encountered when someone takes too much of the material substance.
Homeopathic medicines can be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and works well with other therapies to affect healing. Many of our patients have experienced lasting changes from homeopathy, allowing them to discontinue use of prescription medications.
Additionally, many of our patients have home remedy kits in order to treat every day routine medical emergencies that do not require trips to the emergency room or physician’s office. If additional help is needed, a phone consultation with one of our physicians often corrects the situation.