Words of Wisdom

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

Albert Schweitzer

 

 

FAQs

logoWHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WITH THE REMEDY?

You may experience an immediate, and perhaps dramatic improvement. You may experience an aggravation of any symptom for a short period of time. This shows that the healing energy has been stirred up and is focusing on the area in need. You may experience a gradual improvement over time. While I strive to be as accurate as possible when prescribing a remedy, there may be a short period of trial and error until the optimum remedy is determined. In homeopathic medicine, side effects are uncommon. If the wrong remedy is given, nothing happens or the symptom picture becomes clearer and the correct remedy becomes more obvious.

HOW CAN I MEASURE IMPROVEMENT?

Homeopathic medicine has developed a sophisticated system for evaluating the success and progress of your case. This system is based on a 170 year old record of clinically proven cases and it has remained unchanged in its philosophy and results. The primary yardstick of measurement is how you feel. Have your symptoms cleared up? Has your energy level improved? What about your physical stamina, your mental and emotional health?

HOW LONG DOES TREATMENT TAKE?

In acute cases, one or two visits are usually sufficient. However in complex and chronic cases most people seem to need more than the one or two visits. The latter case is the result of deep ingrained problems and the process of cure is gradual. As old symptoms are removed, earlier symptom sets may emerge and are treated in turn. After a few visits I will usually be able to give you an idea of the length of treatment and frequency of visits.

ARE FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY?

Generally, the first follow-up visit is scheduled four to six weeks after having taken the remedy. In order to provide the best care possible, I would like to see you for regular check-ups at one, two, or three month intervals, depending on your condition. Follow-up visits are very important, because they give me an opportunity to monitor your progress and adjust treatment when necessary. Of course, should any problems arise in between scheduled appointments such as acute illnesses, relapse of symptoms, or new disturbing symptoms, please call me.

WHAT IF MY SYMPTOMS SEEM TO COME BACK?

If you have had a positive response to a remedy and a relapse seems to be occurring, please give me a call. I can determine if we should wait a short period of time to see if your body re-balances, or if you need an office visit. If at any time symptoms become strong or if the re-balancing does not occur we can schedule an appointment and get you moving in a healthy positive direction.

WHAT ABOUT ACUTE PROBLEMS DURING

CHRONIC TREATMENT?

Generally, for mild or moderate acute problems like colds or flus, it is best to use simple conservative methods, such as lots of liquids, fruits, vegetables, rest, vitamin C, and possibly herbs, for a couple of days to see if the problem resolves itself. If you do not start feeling better and the illness remains, then homeopathic remedies can be used. Homeopathy has great success when dealing with acute illness and mechanical injuries. Should these occur, please contact me.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT HOMEOPATHY?

Ask me for a catalog of books. I can recommend a reading list for you based on your particular interest. As always, I am available for your questions. Go to the "LINKS" page for more information on Homeopathy.

Acknowledgments with respect: Steven Messer, N.D., Charley Shapiro, Liesje Shapiro, Jana Shiloh, M.A. and Ananda Zaren, R.N.