What’s Up With Homeopathy Anyhow?
by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, CCH, QME
Q. Why is Homepathy so Unpopular Despite It’s Effectiveness?
A. The easiest explanation is probably that Homeopathy is confused with Naturopathy
Q. What is Naturopathy?
A. Naturopathy is any form of natural medicine, such as acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy, supplements, chiropractic, or nutrition, for example.
Q. So then, what is Homeopathy?
A. Homepathaty is the use of the little blue tubes you will see at any health food store, which contain the little white pills, that you tap into the bottle cap, and then let dissolve under your tongue. The pills will stimulate your body to heal itself.
Q. So homeopathy is not the same as nutritional supplements or herbs?
A. No. Homeopathy is only the little white pills. Nutritional supplements and herbs are completely different and consumed by swallowing the capsules or tablets. Homeopathic medicines must dissolve under the tongue. The two are completely different.
Q. What are the other differences between herbs, supplements, and homeopathy?
A. Herbs are more like drugs, but safe, and without side effects. Supplements refer to your vitamins and minerals, and are used to fortify and strengthen your body, and prescribed based on your blood testing and hair analysis, to supplement the vitamin and mineral deficiencies in your body.
Q. What are the main things you would use homeopathy for?
A. Homeopathy is used for all problems, from heart conditions, to diabetes, migraines, back pain, anxiety, insomnia, eye sight, , neck pain, PMS, menopause, infertility, ADHD, and so on.
Q. Does homeopathy treat kids also?
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A. Yes, in fact homeopathy works really well on kids and also animals! Kids love the taste of the little white pills. Even infants can take the homeopathic medicines by dissolving them in water first.
Q. Why doesn’t homeopathy have wider acceptance among mainstream doctors?
A. In Europe, Canada, India, and South America, homeopathy is widely respected and used right alongside conventional medicine. In fact, the government of Sweden just made homeopathy an officially accepted form of medicine, equal to Western medicine. In Europe, many MD’s also prescribe homeopathy in conjunction with Western medicine.
Q. What makes homeopathy so unique among all the other healing methods.
A. Because it’s very cheap, it’s much more practical to use on a daily basis. The homeopathic medicines only cost about $10 each. But the big drug companies can’t get rich from them. This means that homeopathy isn’t taught in medical schools because there is not enough money to be made compared to high-priced drugs.
The other reason is that homeopathy only uses a very small amount of either plant, mineral or animal substances, so this makes it very controversial among mainstream doctors. But in fact, it’s very similar to vaccinations, insofar as it uses a small amount of a substance to stimulate the body to heal itself.
Finally, homeopathy also treats the emotional aspects of illness, and even reaches to the spiritual and energetic aspects of why we are out of balance and have a disease. This is obviously controversial, since mainstream medicine doesn’t generally see a connection between the physical and the emotional aspects of disease. Homeopathy sees and treats the interconnectedness between the mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of illness and disease.
Q. What is the cost of a homeopathic consultation?
A. Because the homeopath must assess what is going on emotionally as well as physically, the consultation takes longer and is more in depth than a typical ten minute medical consultation. I charge between $150 – $295 for the initial homeopathic consultation in order to give enough time to discuss childhood trauma and illness, as well as the entire history. Pediatric consults are $195. Some homeopaths charge as much as $1500 for an initial homeopathic consultation!
Q. What is the training for a homeopath?
A. There is no standard training for a homeopath. I am certified by the Council for Homeopathic Certification. This is the only current certification board in the US. I have received training from the most well-known homeopaths throughout the world, and I have experience for over 30 years. I am one of the longest practicing homeopaths in the U.S.
Q. How long do you have to do homeopathic treatment for?
A. Most people after experiencing the incredible effects of homeopathy want to incorporate it into their life from that point on. I enjoy teaching people how to use it to treat themselves, family and friends for minor illnesses and emergencies. Similar to Acupuncture, the longer you do homeopathy, the healthier you will become. This includes the immune system, hormones, and overall energy and sleep.
In conclusion, I hope this answers your questions about homeopathy and I look forward to being of service to you, your friends, and family. Please feel free to call my office or email to schedule a homeopathic consult.
If you have already been a patient, then feel free to set up a shorter follow-up consultation. Acupuncture is included free with the cost of a homeopathic consultation as well as the Cold Laser Purple Light Therapy device at no extra charge. The Laser Therapy Purple Light is very healing, both emotionally, and physically.
Insurance will usually cover the cost of your acupuncture, which means that your overall consultation cost will be reduced by the amount your insurance pays for the acupuncture portion of your visit.