Signature Homeopathy
Classical and modern homeopathy in Victoria BC with Allison Douglas-Tourner
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I’m already taking other medication. Can I take a homeopathic medication along with my other meds?

A. Yes, homeopathic remedies can be taken with prescription drugs without danger of interaction. It may be, as treatment progresses, that your need for conventional medication will lessen. However, you should not attempt to cut down on your meds without the supervision of your GP.

Q. How does homeopathy differ from conventional medicine?

A. Homeopathy is holistic in the truest sense of the word as its focus is on the whole person. Spiritual, mental and physical factors are not only regarded as interconnected but as an indivisible unity. No single factor is considered in isolation.

Similarly a single constitutional remedy is given for the totality of the person’s symptoms, rather than giving one remedy for each isolated problem. Conventional medicine, on the other hand, often prescribes a different specific remedy for each specific condition. A person would have a specific medication for a skin condition and another for anxiety, for example. A homeopath would give a single remedy for the whole person. For this reason it is often said that homeopathy treats the person and not the disease. With the right remedy the person will improve physically and emotionally.

Homeopathy sees symptoms as the body’s intelligent attempt to bring itself back to balance. In contrast to conventional (allopathic) medicine, homeopathy works by stimulating the body’s inherent healing ability allowing the symptoms to resolve rather than battling against them.

Q. Is homeopathy safe?

A. Yes, homeopathy is widely regarded as safe. Homeopathic pharmacies have the highest manufacturing standards. Homeopathic remedies are given in extremely minute doses to avoid unwanted side effects. For this reason homeopathy can be used when conventional drug therapy is not advisable: i.e. during pregnancy. Many midwives recommend homeopathy for morning sickness and infant colic to give just two examples.

Q. How does it work?

A. It stimulates the body’s own healing power, allowing your system to bring itself back into balance. Having said that, no one knows exactly how this comes about. Sceptics doubt that medicines given in such minute amounts can be effective and suggest that it must work by placebo effect. This seems very unlikely as it works so well with animals and young children. The answer to the mystery will most likely be found in quantum physics and electromagnetism. Although we cannot say exactly how homeopathy works we can definitely say that it does work. Over 200 years of clinical results as well as numerous studies show that it works very well.

See About Homeopathy to learn more.

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Q. What happens at an appointment?

A. Each person is treated as an individual requiring an individualized remedy. In order to find the right remedy for you I will need to get to know you. Of course I will want to know about your major complaint. I will make note of any symptoms you have and how you experience them. But, anything you can tell me about you as a person is equally as important since Homeopathy’s focus is on the whole person with no single factor viewed in isolation. I’ll want to know about your health history, sleep patterns and diet etc. I will also be interested in such things as recurring dreams, likes and dislikes, fears and ambitions. We’ll talk for about two hours.

Signature Homeopathy
Allison Douglas-Tourner
Victoria BC Canada
Phone: 250.381.5013
allison@signaturehomeopathy.com


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