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VISITING A HOMEOPATH

Individualized treatment requires extensive examination and observation on the part of the practitioner. A good homeopath may spend an hour or more with you during the initial interview. The interview includes detailed information about your health history. In addition, there are unexpected questions. These might include inquiries about your attitudes, whether you prefer hot or cold, what kinds of thing cause you to feel irritated, what position you take when you sleep. No symptom is treated as inconsequential because each provides clues to the selection of the correct remedy.

The correct remedy can restore health on all levels. It can be used to address an immediate health problem like hay fever, a chronic problem like menstrual cramps, or a pattern indicating a propensity to certain afflictions. (This is the constitutional remedy, the most complex of the homeopathic cures.) Although the homeopath doesn't treat for disease, there are case histories of patients recovering from problems such as asthma, diabetes, eczema, bronchial conditions, sinus problems, migraine, fatigue, and even prolonged grief. (The ability of the remedies to alleviate mental symptoms is remarkable.) Typically, symptoms will subside within a few days, often sooner, and sometimes relief is immediate. This is especially true with children.

To locate a homeopath in your area, contact the North American Society of Homeopaths, 10700 Old County Road, 15 Plymouth, MN 55441. http://www.homeopathy.org

To learn about training courses, contact the Homeopathic Education Services, 2124B Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 649-0294 . http://www.homeopathy.org

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