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This is a little preamble to familiarize you with what I think is interesting in my homeopathic world.  At the bottom of this are some articles that I have written, and some space for other media that I would like to add.  Please let me know if you have taken the time to read some of my ramblings, or articles, and even some of my blogs.  I try to keep things interesting, or short, because I know that most of us no longer read.  We skip through. We skim. We speed up and click out. Quick.

A little about homeopathy and being a patient of it…..

There is no other medical profession in which the term “doctor” , which means ‘teacher’, is most apropos than for homeopaths. This is because homeopathy is a therapeutic healing modality which is so different than all other medical sciences, in philosophy, treatment, and in its consultive approach.

When homeopathy was in its heyday in Ontario (1800s through 1920s) there existed, side by side, Homeopathic Doctors and Homeopathic lay practitioners. The practitioners were valued in the rural areas. Women and men were also equal in homeopathy before the emancipation of women.

Emily Stowe, a Homeopath, was Canada’s first female doctor (1831 – 1903). Stowe was an advocate for women’s rights. She could not get into medical school in Canada but was successful in being accepted to the New York Medical College for Women Homeopathic, graduating in 1867.

Dr. Emily Stowe was the founder of Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

Homeopathy is being regulated in Ontario again after a hiatus of approximately 38 years. Although we have not managed to get the title of Homeopathic “Doctor,” those that graduate from many other countries are.

I have an extensive collection of books on homeopathy. Homeopaths are called “doctors of the books” because we are always consulting books to find the right remedies, study homeopathic philosophy, or study materia medicas. Homeopathy is quite complicated and I am always trying to learn more. This transfers to my clinic life:

In my practice much of the time spent in the consultation is about you learning to see the symptoms of disease, recognizing and watching for changes, understanding the healing course, and being aware of the interconnections in illness and health.

Unlike patients in other medical practices, homeopathic patients become educated consumers and very active in recovering and maintaining their health.

Most people with chronic illness who come to my practice arrive here as a last resort. They are disappointed, disillusioned, sometimes desperate, skeptical, and yet – still hopeful. By the time they reach my door they are looking for a magic bullet. They do not know what the practice of homeopathic medicine entails. They only know where they have come from, not where they are going to. Those that say, “I’ll try it” without conviction, drop off quickly because the gift of homeopathy does not strike as a gust of wind, but rather as a gentle breeze. Those that are fixed on perceiving their health in the way of conventional medicine may not have the desire to become a homeopathic patient because it means that the doctor-patient relationship is really that – a relationship, a partnership, so to speak. Those that do commit become ardent homeopathic patients and in time get comfortable enough that when they get an acute illness self prescribe, and prescribe for their families and friends. This is a complete system of medicine, unique and different from conventional standards.

Articles that I have written:

3 Ancient Forms of Healing
Healthy Recipes
Homeopathic Celebrity Arnica
Flu Season
Natural no nos
Staying at the gym
Homeopathyways
Natural Treatment For Pets
Natural Treatment for Bed Bugs
Natural Treatment for Head Lice
How Our Little Plastic
Invisible Danger