Homeopathy

Cherri Schleicher, Certified in Homeopathy

What is Homeopathy?
With my specialization in clinical homeopathy; I offer unique, powerful and cost-effective homeopathic solutions as part of my Integrative Medical approach.  This gives you  highly effective, gentle, non-drug options for many common conditions.


Benefits of Homeopathics:

* All natural
* Derived from plant, animal, mineral sources
* Highly effective
* Inexpensive
* Safe for adults, children, and pregnant women
* Have no side effects
* Can be used with other natural supplements or prescription medication

Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing.   It was founded by physician Dr. Samual Hahnemann back in the 1700’s. The word Homeo means (similar) and pathy means (suffering),  So Homeopathy means similar suffering.  The use of Homeopathic medicines is given on the basis of clinical observation, symptoms and experimentation.

The principle is “like treats like’; that is a substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms.    For Example drinking a cup of coffee can cause sleeplessness.  The homeopathic medicine coffea cruda is made from  coffee beans and when diluted over and made into small quantities, is used for the treatment of insomnia and helps to alleviate sleep disturbances.

Homeopathic medicines (also called remedies)  are derived from plant, animal and mineral compound sources.  They are prepared in special pharmacies using a careful process of dilution and succussion (vigorous shaking).  Homeopathic medicines are safe and inexpensive medications that are used to help to alleviate symptoms and to reduce toxicity of other medicines.  The medicines have no side effects and either produce the desired effect or have no effect at all. They can be given to infants, children and adults.  

Homeopathic medicines are very effective for many conditions including;

 a) given alone for the treatment of symptoms, such as runny nose for allergies, cough during colds. rashes, headaches, insominia and pain during menses to name a few.

b) used along with other medicines either prescription, over the counter or herbal preparations.  Such as adding a homeopaathic for cardiac protection while the individual is on a perscription medication for elevated blood pressure. Or adding a homeopathic for sleep along with an herbal or prescription medication for insomnia.

 c) given with other medical interventions such as procedures and surgery. For example using a  homeopathic for faster bone healing after a fracture that has been either surgically pinned or casted.

Success Stories 

I have used homeopathic medicines for many conditions but had an amazing outcome in a young girl with persistent allergies. She had been given perscription medications including inhalers, anti-histamines and steriods on a regular basis.  She would every winter have worsening symptoms requiring another round of steroids and being placed on antibiotics.  Through a combination of homeopathics and food elimination for the first time during the winter she went without her steroids and antibiotics.  She continues on homeopathics for prevention and symptom managment and continues to do well.

I also used homeopathics in a women who had a long history of insomnia.  She had tried herbal preparations, accupuncture and prescription medications with little to no success.  After beginning homeopathics within three weeks she was sleeping at longer intervals up to 6-7 hours without waking as opposed to waking every three hours.  This same women has now used homeopathics to help her decrease her anxiety with flying as opposed to using a prescription medication

So why use Homeopathy?

It is a natural alternative to perscription medications.  It has no side effects and can be given to infants, children and adults.  It is cost-effective and safe.  It is the Ultimate Natural Medicine.