As some of you may know, I’ve studied and practiced
homeopathic medicine for the past 25 years.
I treat my patients with homeopathy for a very simple
reason. It’s the
deepest healing modality available, it doesn’t just soothe or palliate symptoms,
and it actually triggers the body to
start to heal itself.
Much of the
frustration with conventional medicine today (aside from the unwelcome and
sometimes dangerous side effects) is that although the drugs can take away many
of the effects of a disease (pain, inflammation, etc.), they don’t affect the disease process itself. Frankly, this
can also be true in the ‘natural medicine’ world, where supplements and herbs
can help the symptoms but never seem to address the chronic susceptibility to a
As much as I
enjoy working with patients, I believe consumers should be empowered to use
homeopathy on themselves and with their families in cases of simple, non-life-threatening illness.
Can people with
no medical training learn to use homeopathy?
Absolutely! Here are some thoughts on how to go
- Build a small library of
homeopathic self-care books. There are
some really good ones. In fact,
Washington Homeopathic has a number of good
titles to consider, including:
published articles on the topic. As you
may know, I regularly publish articles on the Washington Homeopathic Products
website under Dr. Samet’s Insights.
helpful websites like the National Center for Homeopathy’s website. They have many articles on homeopathic
self-care as well.
Always remember (particularly if you are new to homeopathy) -
the key to choosing the correct/helpful remedy for your child is always the
same. One must match the “characteristic symptoms” (i.e., unusual or peculiar) of the person you
are caring for (not the common ones like a headache,
sore throat, cough, fever, etc.) to a remedy capable of producing similar characteristic symptoms to have success.
If you choose a remedy with characteristics most
similar to the characteristic symptoms of your family member, you should
have a happy outcome every time. If you don't - you or they will either feel no
effect or one that is mildly positive at
best, but there is never a bad effect from choosing the “incorrect” remedy.
As an aside, you will see that I have also listed a book on
homeopathy for your pets. Homeopathy is
vastly superior to ordinary medicine for them as well. Safe, gentle and effective.
About Dr. Lisa Samet:
Dr. Lisa Samet N.D. provides Washington Homeopathic Products with a weekly column on using homeopathy for the family. She's a naturopathic physician who specializes in homeopathic medicine and she's a partner with Dr. Andre Saine N.D. She is perhaps best known as a guest expert on homeopathy used by Dr. Mehmet Oz M.D. on the popular TV program - the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Samet graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and has been practicing in Montreal since then. She was born and raised in New York.
Dr. Samet has chosen to focus on homeopathy because in her experience it is the deepest healing modality available in that it does not just soothe or palliate symptoms but can actually stimulate the body to start to heal itself. Dr. Samet sees patients in her Montreal office as well as long distance using Skype. Learn more here: Dr. Lisa Samet. You can follow her on Facebook as well.