Lorna McFadden DCH
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How is homeopathy different from naturopathy?
A: Naturopathy uses a variety of natural treatments, including herbs, vitamins, detoxification, acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and some homeopathy. The tendency for the Naturopath is to mainly treat ailments on a physical level.
Homeopathy is based on a scientific and complete system of medicine, which recognises that no two people in this world are alike and thus treats each patient on the whole, on all interconnected levels - mental, emotional, and physical. When there is imbalance on any one of these levels, Homeopathy has the capacity to safely work deeper in an individual to treat the source of their problem, not just the symptoms.
Q:How is homeopathy different from herbal medicine?
A:Herbal medicines are prepared solely from botanical substances. Homeopathic medicines come from many different sources, including plants, minerals, metals and some animal products. No animals are harmed when making the remedies. Homeopathic remedies are prepared according to specific guidelines to minimize the actual content of the original material, while maximizing the remedy's effectiveness. This makes them safe, gentle, non-toxic and having no side effects.
Q:Is homeopathy just a new trend?
A:Homeopathy has been widely used for over 200 years. It is a respected form of medicine in many other parts of the world, especially in Europe and India where it is commonly used in clinics and hospitals. In England, the Royal Family has had a homeopathic physician on staff since 1834, and Prince Charles treats all of his animals homeopathically. The World Health Organization (WHO) states homeopathy as the 2nd largest therapeutic in the world!
Q:What kinds of problems can be treated with homeopathy?
A:All illnesses can be treated homoeopathically - from simple acute problems like minor injuries and common children's illnesses to more serious chronic conditions such as autoimmune diseases, behavioural and emotional conditions, bacterial, viral, or yeast infections. Homeopathy works gently and naturally, without side effects associated with other treatments. When used knowledgably, homeopathic treatment is capable of producing lasting results by strengthening the body's own healing mechanisms to improve your overall level of health.