Homeopathy stimulates your vitality to help invigorate your body’s self-healing mechanisms. It is one of the most individualistic medicines as it takes into account the totality of your constitution, as well as your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual symptoms. The philosophy behind homeopathy is the understanding that “like cures like”. For example, a substance capable of creating a set of symptoms in a healthy person is the same substance that can cure a sick person when they have that same set of symptoms. Homeopathy is such a safe and powerful medicine that many elder Naturopathic Doctors say that if they were able to use only one modality, they would choose homeopathy.
Our bodies are exposed to environmental toxins regularly with the water we drink, the foods we eat, the homes we live in, the cleaning products we use, the energy sources we have, and the list goes on. Our health is a huge reflection of the environment our bodies are living in. Thankfully, there is a lot we can do to support the body in reducing the amount of toxins it is exposed to and to support and speed up the elimination pathways our wise bodies have in place to eliminate these toxins.
Our mind and body are intimately connected; each effecting the other in a constant dance. For example, when your mind becomes anxious, your body may change by breathing shallower or your heart beating faster. Or when your mind sees someone you like early on in a relationship, your stomach may instantly feel like it is filled with butterflies fluttering about. Or when you physically smile, your mind may become happier. Mind body medicine helps us to create a deeper awareness of how our mind and body interact with one another and respond to the environment around us. This awareness is typically achieved through breath work, visualization exercises, therapeutic exercises and stretching, autogenic training, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness.