Homeopathy, also referred to as Homeopathic Medicine, is an alternative form of medicine which was discovered and developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1796 in Germany. Homeopathy is based on two theories - “like cures like” - the idea that a disease can be cured by a substance that would produce similar symptoms in a healthy individual, and - “the law of minimum dose” - where the lower dose of a remedy might be more effective.
Homeopathic remedies are derived from plants, animals and minerals. An example of a homeopathic remedy is Arnica Montana which is a remedy widely used worldwide for trauma, to prevent bruising, and for pain relief. These remedies are diluted several times in liquid to create a remedy of the desired potency. The end result might be a product in pellet or tablet form. A 2007 study by the National Health Interview Survey estimated that over 3 million adults and almost one million children had used homeopathy the previous year.
In order to choose the “right” remedy the Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine will first do a thorough intake which consists of listing all the symptoms which could be physical, emotional, caused by environment, unusual symptoms or idiosyncrasies and so on. Once all symptoms are gathered, the practitioner needs to cross reference with a remedy in the Homeopathic Materia Medica. Most often, however, a repertory (which is the index of symptoms associated with all the remedies) will have to be consulted. This is time consuming but will allow for a better picture to be formed. Once research has been narrowed to a few remedies, the practitioner will study these remedies to choose the ones which best match the individual.
Dr. Olga has a Doctorate of Homeopathic medicine and in her clinical practice, she uses the remedies for trauma, with children, for emotional imbalances and for challenging cases. When the right remedy is administered, the results are brilliant.