homeopathy st clair west torontoClassical homeopathy is an in-depth approach to the treatment of a wide variety of physical and psychological conditions. It is especially useful for patients with chronic complaints that are not well addressed by other conventional or alternative therapies. Such patients have typically tried multiple therapies with partial results, feel stuck or frustrated with their progress, or are debilitated and dysfunctional in life. They are willing to consider the possibility that there is an underlying problem that needs to be addressed before their complaint will resolve. It is precisely these underlying issues that classical homeopathy addresses best, and this approach accounts for its success in helping patients change the course of their illness and break through chronic patterns of dysfunction.

Every symptom that we experience uniquely reflects a core imbalance that relates as much to our individual makeup as to the symptom itself. Of three people with an identical symptom – say, back pain – one may be concerned with her ability to go dancing with her friends, another with his ability to work and feed his family, while a third patient may most be bothered by the sensation of pain itself (such as being stabbed by a knife). So while on the surface all three have the same complaint, each of them requires a different homeopathic treatment precisely matched to the distinctive expression of their problem.

The homeopathic diagnosis involves a thorough understanding of this underlying issue as well as the nature (temperament, physical constitution, food preferences and other likes and dislikes) of each individual. A personalized homeopathic remedy is then prescribed to re-establish balance on all levels of the organism (body, mind, and spirit). This brings about an improvement both in the main complaint and in general well-being: sleep becomes deeper, energy improves, mood stabilizes, relationships with others are improved, and more.

The homeopathic approach can be applied universally to any complaint, addressing the entire range of acute and chronic illnesses, from simple allergies and digestive concerns to lifelong mental and physical issues. Under the right treatment, even conditions considered medically incurable can be resolved in the long term, especially if treated early on, and even serious degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis can be healed over time, or at the very least stopped in their progression. Children respond remarkably well to classical homeopathy, and treatment of childhood developmental problems (including ADD/ADHD, autism, failure to thrive, and more) can transform the fate of a child and secure a lifetime of vitality and joy.

Because homeopathic remedies do not interact with any medications, herbs, or supplements, homeopathy can be used concurrently with most naturopathic and medical therapies, and is safe for all ages from the newborn to the elderly, and for pregnant women. In some cases homeopathic treatment needs to be supplemented with other naturopathic modalities including nutrition, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, or with other approaches such as psychotherapy, osteopathy, or chiropractics.

The following is a partial list of treatable conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma, hay fever, and allergies
  • Autoimmune disorders (multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, ALS, Menière’s disease, ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Bowel disorders (constipation, diarrhea, IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease)
  • Cancer
  • Childhood behavioural issues (ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain, recovery from injury
  • Chronic skin eruptions (eczema, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, recurrent hives)
  • Developmental abnormalities (developmental disabilities, failure to thrive and other growth disorders)
  • Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD
  • Diabetes
  • Female reproductive issues (infertility, PMS and other menstrual complaints, fibroids, endometriosis)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Hormonal (endocrine) disorders (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, menopausal complaints)
  • Lifelong constitutional concerns (tendency to obesity, fatigue, weakness, etc.)
  • Multiple sclerosis and neuromyopathies
  • Non-medical psychological issues (maladaptive thoughts or behaviours)
  • Psychological trauma
  • Weak immunity (recurrent infections)

Meet our doctor of naturopathic medicine, Elena Erhan