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HOMEOPATHY – What is it?

Homeopathy is a system of medicine developed in the eighteenth century by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann. It is one of the main modalities of Naturopathic Medicine.

Homeopathy is based on laws observed in nature. One of these laws is the Law of Similars. The Law of Similars states, “the totality of symptoms produced by a substance in a healthy person will cure the same totality of symptoms in an ill person”. In other words a homeopathic substance that will cause a cough in a healthy person can cure a similar cough and restore health in an ill person.

Homeopathic medicines can be made from plant, animal or mineral products, which are diluted, to a very minute, non-toxic level and then succussed. Succussion is a special process of agitating the remedy to increase its therapeutic value. These remedies are then used to influence the body’s innate power of healing.

The effects of homeopathic remedies are studied through ‘provings’ on healthy individuals. A chosen substance is given to healthy volunteers in homeopathic doses over a period of time. The resulting symptoms are recorded and compiled for that substance. The same substance is then used to cure people who show a symptom picture similar to the symptom picture produced in the proving.

There are two basic ways for treating disease in medicine:

The way of opposites (antipathic or conventional)
The way of similars (homeopathic)

In homeopathy the patient’s uniqueness is very important. Using the cough example, conventional medicine treats all coughs alike. In homeopathy, how you express the cough and the symptoms associated with the cough are important in determining the correct homeopathic remedy. Therefore each case of cough in homeopathy is unique and may require a different remedy to cure the patient.

In order to help your naturopathic clinician identify the appropriate homeopathic medicine, accurate observation and reporting of your symptoms is essential. Therefore detail in describing your symptoms is very important.

The Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that is revolutionizing health care worldwide. For more than 40 years it has been used to treat thousands of people suffering from a variety of illnesses. Developed by the late Tom Bowen in Australia. It is a unique system that has amazed therapists of all disciplines. The gentle moves on soft tissue stimulate physiological changes & energy flow, empowering the body’s own resources to heal itself. The Bowen Technique is safe to use on anyone from neonates to the aged and produces lasting relief from pain or discomfort. Orthodox and alternative therapists have been generous in their praise for this technique.

The Bowen Technique balances the body to allow it to heal itself. The work consists of a series of precise moves on specific points of the body. These moves are light and can be done through clothing. There are frequent and important pauses between each series of moves giving the body time to benefit from each.

A Bowen move is itself a study in delicacy. The structure (muscle, tendon, or nerve sheath) is identified with the thumb or the fingers. The skin slack is gently tractioned in the opposite direction to the intended move. Then the muscle is challenged with gentle pressure in the direction of the intended move. Finally the skin is allowed to move across the structure to the limit of the available skin slack.

Although individual moves used alone may produce a positive effect, the full benefit of the technique is gained through a complementary series of moves. Only a limited number of sequences are needed each session so the technique is simple to do and is easy on the patient.

The Bowen Technique allows the body to heal itself with minimal intervention in contrast to other hands-on disciplines where the therapist imposes the healing mechanism on the patient through the technique performed.

Other forms of manipulative or energetic therapy performed four days before and up to five days after the Bowen technique session may interfere with its effectiveness, but the Bowen technique does not interfere with the effectiveness of other disciplines.

(for pain and restoration of health)

Understanding Pain:
The body consists of channels, which contain a continuous flow of Qi and blood. Pain is created when the channels Qi and blood become blocked. The quality and character of pain a person suffers depends on the body part affected-the channels, specific organs, etc.

Understanding Acupuncture:
In order to differentiate pain, Chinese medicine uses four methods of investigation: 1) inquiry, 2) observation, 3) palpation and 4) listening. After identifying a diagnosis, acupuncture points are selected based on the point’s action and the indicated channels of the body. Acupuncture works by activating energy in channels of the body.

Points are stimulated by rotating needles until the patient feels a tight twisting sensation. Individual points have specific therapeutic effects on the body’s organs, channels and vital energy. General sessions may last fifteen to thirty minutes. Being relaxed, calm, quiet and positive helps patients maximize the benefits of acupuncture treatments.

How can acupuncture improve health?

According to the Traditional Medical Theory, there are three functions:
1) Balance Yin and Yang 2) Smooth and unblock the Meridians and Collaterals 3) Promote The healthy Qi and release the evil Qi.

According to the Western Medical theory, there are also three functions:
1) Hormonal balance 2) Analgesia by releasing endorphins (the bodies own painkiller)
3) Immune support by enhancing the production of white blood cells.

Qi is the energy which is both physical and spiritual-the essential life force or vital energy that animates all forms of life in the universe

Healthy Nutrition

The role of Nutrition is to provide our body with:

-all the nutrients that are needed for optimal health and growth
-every reaction that occurs in the body requires sufficient amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fats, as well as specific macro and micronutrients, fibre, enzymes, vitamins and minerals
-Individualized nutritional protocols are important, as every person is very unique and special
-following optimal nutrition with the help of supplementation needed at the time is able to bring a person from illness to vital health
-through proper nutritional guidelines the body is able to not only nourish, but also detoxify on daily basis, therefore decreasing the toxic burden that leads to chronic conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a unique primary Health care that focuses on disease prevention, patient education, health maintenance, diagnosis of diseases and treatment, using natural substances and therapies. NDs address the cause of the disease, rather than the symptoms, to balance and restore optimal health.
What type of training does a ND receive?
Naturopathic Doctors are very well trained, registered practitioners. Their education includes at least three years of premedical studies at the university, followed by four years of intensive training at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Does OHIP cover visits to a ND?
In Ontario, NDs fees are not covered by OHIP. However, many private health plans do cover portion of naturopathic care. If your employer or union does not include naturopathic medicine as a benefit, request coverage.
What kind of health problems can be treated by NDs?
All chronic and most acute conditions may benefit from naturopathic care. People of all ages can be treated. The most common conditions brought to NDs include:

Allergies and Environmental Sensitivities
Menopausal Symptoms
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Premenstrual Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Migraine Headaches

Are NDs licensed or regulated in Ontario?
Yes. Graduates of Naturopathic College must write and pass North American Standardized Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examination. ND’s are regulated by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. This is a government appointed body that decides who can be registered as a ND.
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