February 27, 2013


What are essential fatty acids?

Essential fats, or essential fatty acids (EFAs) are essential nutrients just like other vitamins and minerals. EFAs are polyunsaturated fats, which are considered “good” fats. EFAs contribute to the healthy functioning of cell membranes, and are also critical for the synthesis of eicosanoids, a family of hormone-like substances that help in cell maintenance on a minute-to-minute basis. Just like other essential vitamins and minerals, EFAs are necessary for the maintenance of good health. Research with EFA supplementation has shown promise in a number of areas including: rheumatoid arthritis, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, high blood cholesterol, coronary heart disease, diabetic neuropathy, high blood pressure, high blood triglycerides, and cancer. For more information about EFA’s please visit our ailments section.

Why is case taking so involved?

Consultations require enough time for the physician to accurately gain a complete health picture of the patient including physical presentations, mental and emotional states, lifestyle, nutrition and overall wellbeing. Since homeopathic remedies are highly specific, a good physician requires the time to gather key information in forming an effect treatment plan. Therefore even minute and otherwise unimportant details such as sleep patterns, stress, prescription medication and even bowel habits are analyzed.

What about buying homeopathic medicines directly from health food stores and big name retailers?

Growing numbers of people are beginning to understand the need for natural healing however; they fail to understand their own imbalances in an accurate fashion. In homeopathy there are over 5000 different remedies that are highly specific to various symptomolgy and not just disease presentation alone. Health food stores and big name retailers try to cash in on homeopathy by selling commonly used and improperly marketed homeopathic remedies. The danger lies when such medication does not adequately alleviate the problem at hand and people are driven away with frustration.

Are there any diet restrictions?

When the body is healthy, it is more naturally able to utilize the nutrients it requires to function optimally. However, eating properly (timing and quantity) along with a good balance is strongly advised. Depending on the individual case, your doctor will inform you of various diet suggestions taking into account any allergies or intolerances.

Are vaccinations safe? What about the flu shot?

Vaccinations are often likened by the medical profession to homeopathic remedies but it is important to understand they are very different. Vaccinations are crude substances containing toxins in large doses that once injected have immediate access to the immune system to create antibodies. Taking a homeopathic version of a vaccine will not produce antibodies, and will not affect the person at all unless there is a similar pattern in the recipient. In general however, the numerous contraindications and adverse side effects of vaccines make them dangerous and unnecessary. For more information please visit www.vran.org

I am currently on other medication; will this affect my homeopathic treatment?

No. Often many that seek homeopathic care are already being administered conventional medication, however if you are on medication you should inform your homeopathic physician immediately. In tandem, a good homeopathic physician will enable a patient to continue with a homeopathic treatment plan while reducing or even eliminating the need for prescription medication. Again it is important to consult your homeopathic physician before any such decision is reached.

What is the difference between homeopathy and naturopathy?

Although these healing modalities are often mistaken and misunderstood, homeopathy and naturopathy differ in many ways. While they both do not utilize drugs or other conventional procedures, each one is unique on their own.

Naturopathy is a more general term encompassing multiple natural healing arts including Chinese medicine, nutrition, acupuncture, western herbalism and homeopathy for treatment. However, their scope is limited in each art as per their training and education. Homeopathy is a system of medicine on its own and its scope is far more viable than those of all other natural healing arts combined.

Are there any side effects?

The genius of homeopathy is that all remedies are from natural sources and do not have adverse side effects most commonly associated with conventional prescription medication. Yet they are a potent class of medications that must be used under the supervised care of a homeopathic physician. Often as part of the treatment, patients will experience a temporary intensification of symptoms.

Is homeopathy effective for infants and children?

Homeopathic remedies are safe and effective for children. It is ideal to start homeopathic treatment as early as possible thereby being a valuable preventative for future long term ailments. Homeopathy is also effective in behavioral problems and temperament seen commonly in children like irritability, obstinacy, temper-tantrums, fears, phobias, thumb-sucking, nail biting, destructiveness, bed-wetting; including ADD/ADHD/ODD. Most of the children’s ailments like cold, cough, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, colic, tonsillitis, bronchitis and asthma can be treated very effectively with homeopathic remedies without any side effects. Homeopathy removes allergic tendencies in kids to most food items including dairy and nut allergies.

Is homeopathy safe for everyone?

Homeopathy is the ideal form of treatment for everyone including babies, infants, children, adults, nursing & pregnant mothers and seniors. It is even safe for pets and animals. Homeopathic remedies are derived from a variety of plant, animal and mineral substances. Treatment plans chosen by your physician entail remedies that closely match the individual characteristics of the patient. Over the course of the treatment, we are able to sustain and effectively reduce a patient’s dependence on prescription medication.

What can homeopathy treat?

Homeopathy is applicable to a broad range of ailments including acute inflammations, systemic imbalances, chronic degenerative diseases and mental/emotional disturbances.

Homeopathic treatment is effective in addressing the underlying state of a patient suffering from a particular illness by addressing the unique findings on a patient to patient basis. For a complete list of treatment plans please visit our ailments section or email us if you have further questions.

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a unique healing art that stimulates the body’s immune system. As a patient orientated system of medicine, homeopathy addresses the causes of acute and chronic conditions. It takes into account the symptoms of the disease as well as a patient’s individual physical, mental and emotional symptoms including, lifestyle and nutrition.