HOMEOPATHY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

§  1. CAN HOMEOPATHY HELP ME?

With very few exceptions, homeopathic treatment always helps to some degree. If you are committed to experiencing change and are ready to look at your health in a holistic way, homeopathy can absolutely transform your life!

Homeopathy time for change

I encourage people to spend 20 minutes with me in a free discovery session so that we can figure out whether homeopathic treatment is right for them.

§  2. WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?

Homeopathy is one of the most misunderstood modalities in natural medicine. It is often confused with naturopathy or herbal medicine. I have seen it used as a generic term to describe home remedies. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Homeopathy is a complete healing system based on unchanging principles. Principle number 1 is the Law of Similars that dates back to Hippocrates. The Law of Similars states that a substance that causes certain symptoms when given to a healthy person can cure those same symptoms in a sick person.

Homeopathy works by stimulating a person’s own innate healing ability. This is achieved using a remedy that acts as the trigger for healing. Homeopathic remedies are created from nature–plant, animal or mineral. They are all natural and unadulterated. Remedies are created using a very specific method that involves dilution and succussion. The remedy that is selected for an individual is based on that person’s unique characteristics.

Occasionally, only one remedy will be necessary but more than one remedy over time is the more likely scenario. After all, we’re talking about undoing a lifetime’s worth of imbalance and dis-ease!

§  3. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO SEE RESULTS FROM HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT?

This depends on how long you have been in a state of imbalance. The longer you’ve been experiencing your symptoms, the longer it will take. Also, lots of suppressive treatments taken in the past can slow down your response to the remedies.

Homeopathy is not a ‘quick fix’ approach. However, some significant changes should occur within six months if  suitable remedies have been chosen. For this reason I ask new clients to commit to a minimum of six months once treatment has commenced.

The process is not always smooth sailing. There can be ups and downs in your progress, particularly when you have used a lot of suppressive treatments over the years. Sometimes, old symptoms from the past can reappear, a sign that healing is underway. These are usually short lived and take on a much milder form.

§  4: WHAT MAKES JUDITH A SUCCESSFUL PRACTITIONER OF HOMEOPATHY?

As a homeopathic practitioner, I believe that I possess two qualities that enhance the healing experience of my clients. First, I am a very good listener. I have the right instincts to know when to sit back and let the spontaneous narrative flow from a client, and when to probe deeper with specific questions. I don’t let the clock determine when an interview is over. It ends when I am satisfied that I have all the information that I need.

Second, I place great emphasis on detail. In Homeopathy, the small details that individualize a person can be the most important clues to finding  a remedy with maximum healing potential.

As regards both of these qualities, one of my clients had this to say: “[Judith’s] ability to listen and filter the conversation amazed me. She had the ability to refer to statements that I had made months earlier that I no longer recalled.” (See more testimonials …)

§ 5: WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN MY HOMEOPATHY SESSIONS?

Before the initial consultation, I ask you to fill out a questionnaire that covers your health history and current complaints. It includes many other aspects about yourself that you may have never been asked about before by any health practitioner. The purpose of this information is for me to begin to know you as an individual.

The first visit lasts approximately two hours. In addition to your physical and/or mental-emotional complaints, I want to find out as much as I can about your nature, the way you experience your life, what makes you tick. Understanding you at this deeper level will enable me to find a homeopathic remedy that will jumpstart your healing process.

Follow up visits last approximately an hour. These are very important to help us determine your progress and decide what the next steps should be. Initially, follow ups are spaced about six weeks apart; as you experience improvement over time they are spaced further apart. I ask that you commit to at least six months of treatment after taking your first remedy.

I see clients in person in Chicago or online by Skype. The online arrangement works beautifully.