Homeopathy

by Kristy Fassler, NDDHANP

What is Classical Homeopathy?

Classical homeopathy is the art and science of prescribing a specific homeopathic remedy that best matches your expression of symptoms and stimulates healing mentally, emotionally and physically.  
 

What are Homeopathic Remedies?

Homeopathic remedies are derived typically from plant, animal or mineral sources and are prepared according to the US Homeopathic Pharmocopeia which involves repeated dilutions and succussions to release the potential energy of the source substance into kinetic energy.
 
There are numerous potencies or strengths of remedies and your homeopath will prescribe the potency that is indicated for your particular level of disease. 
 

What is the Training of a Classical Homeopath?

A classical homeopath can be a licensed healthcare provider, like Dr. Fassler, or a lay person who is board certified in homeopathy having passed the CCH exam.
 
Dr. Fassler was board certified as a classical homeopath when she passed the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians exam in 1993.  Dr. Quinn also serves patients with classical homeopathic prescriptions at North Coast Family Health.
 

What is Involved when you are treated by a Classical Homeopath?

Your homeopath will need to learn all about your symptoms and especially about how you feel when you experience your symptoms.  You are typically asked to describe a sensation or a feeling as they come up in your interview.  This often takes several hours and on occasion even several visits to fully elicit the feelings and inner pattern of disease within you.
 
Once your homeopath is fully informed about your expression of symptoms, you will be prescribed the remedy that best matches them.  

Healing with Homeopathy

A very important part of your healing involves staying in relationship with your homeopathic doctor to make sure you are healing with deep rest and repair and that you are taking the remedy that best matches you.  A metaphor would be if you could be a specific color and shade of yellow, the doctor needs to make sure he selects the remedy that matches your color and shade of yellow as closely as possible to stimulate healing.  Sometimes after a few visits, another remedy is indicated that more closely matches your state of disease.  
 
Often symptoms you haven’t had for months or years may recur when you take a homeopathic remedy and rather than suppress these symptoms with an antibiotic or steroid your homeopath will give other supportive therapies for healing like nutritional supplements or plant medicines.  
 

What conditions does Homeopathy treat?

Homeopathy can be used to treat most any health conditions.  Your homeopathic doctor will seek to prescribe the remedy which has the same wavelength and frequency pattern as your disease state.
 
When the remedy resonates with your pattern of disease, healing is initiated at a very deep level.  Typically sleep, rest and a sense of wellbeing ensue and bring about a healing response that heals other symptoms over time.
 
Your disease may heal relatively quickly - i.e., within months to a year - or it may take up to 3 or more years to heal.  Very advanced disease states may only be relieved and not necessarily healed.