What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a gentle form of alternative medicine that triggers the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
The homeopath uses highly dilute remedies which are prescribed on the basis of “like cures like”.
This means that a substance that produces symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in
minute doses to address similar symptoms. The remedies are highly diluted and potentized, which
makes them more therapeutically effective. Because of the dilute nature of the remedies,
homeopathy can be used in all stages of life, from the newborn to the elderly and during pregnancy.
How can Homeopathy help me?
Homeopathy can help support you through your physical, mental and emotional concerns. Each of us
has a vital force which works to maintain homeostasis within our bodies. When something disturbs our
vital force, be it through mental, environmental or lifestyle stressors, our balance is affected, and we
begin to feel unwell. Symptoms are often the cause of a deeper disturbance in our vital force, and if that
is not healed, the symptoms will persist, and if the symptoms are supressed, the disturbance may take
the form of different symptoms or “disease”. Homeopathy helps the vital force regain its equilibrium, so
the body can heal.
Homeopathy can help you with a variety of complaints including but not limited to:
- Sleep disorders
- Digestive disorders
- PMS, menopausal symptoms
- Chronic pain
- Headaches/ migraines
- Skin conditions
- Acute conditions such as cough, colds and ear infections
- Support for side-effects of medication
If you are unsure about how homeopathy can help you, book a 15 minute COMPLEMENTARY
consultation with Raluca here.
What are the benefits of homeopathy?
- Homeopathic remedies are gentle and safe for prolonged use
- Can be used in all stages of life
- Treats the person as a whole
- Does not interfere with prescription medication
- Remedies are inexpensive and can be stored for extended periods of time
- Can be used for chronic and acute conditions
- Has been shown to be highly effective when used correctly
I am already seeing a practitioner, why should I try homeopathy?
We are complex, dynamic beings that are continuously shifting and changing, and as such, we may
require more than one form of support. Homeopathy does not interfere with other forms of treatment
and works well alongside your current care plan, including but not limited to, conventional medicine,
naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic care and nutritional support. Taking care of your
mind, emotions and body with the help of multiple modalities can help you on your journey to optimal
What can I expect from a homeopathic visit?
The initial homeopathic visit is between 60 to 120 minutes. During the appointment, your
homeopathic practitioner will try to understand all your symptoms and how you experience them.
In addition to your mental, emotional and physical concerns, you may be asked about what makes
the symptoms better or worse, your sleep patterns and dreams, your food preferences and your
fears. All this information is taken into consideration when selecting your remedy.
After the visit, the homeopath will work on your case to find the homeopathic remedy best suited
for you. Your individualized care plan may also include suggestions for lifestyle and diet changes,
homeopathic and herbal combinations and supplements.
Is homeopathy covered by insurance?
Homeopathy is a regulated practice in Ontario and most major insurance companies provide
homeopathic coverage. Check your extended benefits today. If you do not see homeopathy on your
benefits, contact your HR department and ask if homeopathy can be added to your package