Classical Homeopathy & Naturopathy

How do they differ?

 

Montreal Naturopath Homeopath

 

Classical Homeopathy is my favourite healing modality of all. I have personally experienced persistent chronic illness where no supplements or drugs worked long term. After starting constitutional homeopathic treatment, my struggles cleared (and I don't have to take a drug or supplement for the rest of my life!).

Many people think that Homeopathy and Naturopathy are the same thing. They are not (although Naturopaths use Homeopathy and some Homeopaths work with naturopathic principles).

Homeopathy is an incredible system of medicine.

​Homeopathy has been around for more than 200 years and is used by millions of people all over the world. It is the only natural supplement that is approved by the FDA in the U.S. And, actually, the only non-military monument in Washington D.C. is of Sammuel Hahnemann - the founder of Homeopathy! It is also considered one of the fastest growing forms of health care (despite the many campaigns against it).

Homeopathy works on the principle that "like cures like". This means that disease can be cured by a medicine/remedy that creates similar symptoms to those that a person may be experiencing. Homeopathy is a holistic medicine and takes into account your physical sphere as well as your mental & emotional realms. In classical homeopathy, one remedy is selected - one that matches the totality of your symptoms.

Homeopathy is also the most successful medicine for epidemics, colds/flus and many other acute illnesses.

Who can use Homeopathy?

Everyone! That's the beauty of this medicine. It's safe for babies, elderly people, pregnancy and has no known toxic effects or interactions with medications.

 

Montreal Naturopath Homeopath

 

Naturopathy is an umbrella of many different healing modalities. Every naturopath is different in the modalities that they use and how they help people. Some of the most common naturopathic modalitlies include: nutritional guidance, botanical medicine (herbalism), lifestyle modifications, and cleansing & detoxing. Homeopathy can also fall beneath the umbrella of naturopathy, although it is entirely its own model of treatment.

The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body by using natural therapies and to treat the underlying cause of the disease.

The guiding principles of Naturopathy are:

  • First, Do No Harm - we use only gentle healing modalities
  • Use the healing power of nature - We help stimulate the healing power of the body so it can heal itself
  • Identify and heal the cause - We explore every aspect of a persons' life to get down to the root of where their suffering lies
  • Treat the whole person - this includes mental, emotional, physical and spiritual healing
  • Doctor as Teacher
  • & Physician Heal Thyself (introduced by Moshe Daniel, ND) - in order to help people become healthy, the healer must be healthy (or they will only be able to help you go so far).