Homeopathy is an effective and scientific system of healing which assists the body’s natural tendency to heal. The science of homeopathy recognizes that any and all symptoms of ill health are the individual’s expression of imbalance, or disharmony, and that the recovery of one’s health is arrived at by treating the person holistically. When receiving individualized homeopathic therapy, the focus is placed on understanding the individual’s specific and unique collection of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.
The word ‘homeopathy’ originates from the Greek language and means “like a disease”. When treating someone with homeopathic medicine, the single best remedy must be chosen. The remedy given to the individual must be similar to the whole person’s expression of their collective imbalances. The remedy given must match the totality of the unique physical, mental and emotional symptoms of the individual.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and wholly natural system of healing that works with one’s body to relieve symptoms of imbalance, restore energy and vitality, and improve one’s overall health.
Homeopathy is a practice of medicine that embodies a holistic and natural approach to treat suffering and disease. Homeopathic treatment addresses the person as a whole, rather than focusing on an isolated complaint, symptom, or a single diagnosis.
All homeopathic remedies are natural, being acquired from natural sources, such as plants, minerals, or animals, and are produced according to the United States FDA recognized preparation as outlined in Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. Remedies are created without additives, chemicals, dyes, or preservatives.
Homeopathic medicines have none of the concerning side effects known to be associated with many modern medications. The science of homeopathy and the treatment of individuals with homeopathic remedies carries a two-hundred-year record of safe use among patients of all ages, from babies to seniors, including pregnant and nursing mothers. The use of homeopathy has been successfully used by holistic veterinarians to foster health in farm animals and pets.
Homeopathic medicines are FDA regulated. Officially recognized under the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the 1965 Medicare Act, and the 1987 FDA Compliance Policy Guidelines, these safe, gentle, and deep-acting medicines can be used to treat persons experiencing many medical conditions.
The History of Homeopathy
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a respected German physician and toxicologist, developed the science of homeopathy based on the principle of “like cures like.”
Hahnemann found that minute concentrations of a particularly toxic substance could treat and cure the very same symptoms caused when that same toxic substance was administered in standard conventional doses used in allopathic medicine during that time period.
It is from this discovery that Hahnemann developed and perfected the treatment of illness using homeopathic medicine, a science that is now used around the world in every continent.
Dr. Frodermann uses homeopathic medicines as one of the treatment options for her clients. A homeopathic consult is a comprehensive interview in which all physical, psychological, and emotional issues challenging the client are gathered. Dr. Frodermann will then research your list of symptoms in order to find the single best remedy, the one which is most similar to the ‘totality’ of your symptoms. That homeopathic prescription will be given to initiating your body to rebalance and assist in your healing journey. The health changes that are initiated will be followed closely over several months, and even years, to evaluate and continue to promote this healing change. You may need one or a succession of remedies for sustained health improvements and increased vitality.
There are two main categories of treatment with homeopathy; one is for acute illness and the other being for chronic conditions. Acute treatment is for the illness of recent onset, which the body might otherwise overcome on its own, but without support. The appropriate homeopathic remedy will gently stimulate the body to recover more quickly and efficiently and minimize suffering.
Chronic, or constitutional, treatment is of a chronic disease, which might be of long-standing nature or a recurrent health problem of the physical, mental or emotional plane. The goal of the doctor is always to help the individual to return to a state of well-being via individualized homeopathic treatment, and may or may not be, complemented by other naturopathic support. Healing is commonly a process or a journey, which can be made all the more successful with a correct homeopathic prescription.
Dr. Frodermann achieved her board certification in classical homeopathy from the Counsel of Homeopathic Certification (CHC) and was honored as a diplomat of Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP) ensuing an eleven-year post-graduate intensive study of classical homeopathy via the New England School of Homeopathy, with mentors Drs. Paul Herscu and Amy Rothenberg. www.nesh.com/sheilafrodermann