is an alternative Western medical system that is based
on the principle that "like cures like," for example,
that a substance which, in large doses, produces the
symptoms of an illness, will cure the illness when given
in extremely small doses. In homeopathy, the more dilute
the medicine or "remedy," the greater its potency. Therefore,
small doses of specially prepared plant and animal extracts
and minerals are used to stimulate the body's defense
mechanisms and its own ability to heal.
Some people experience dramatic results using homeopathy
within a short period of time. Others experience a subtle
shift in their physical and emotional symptoms over
a longer period of time.
The homeopath will spend about an hour with you
at your initial visit. He or she will ask you a series
of questions about your medical condition as well as
your past and present likes, dislikes, fears and tendencies
in order to determine the best remedy for you. The homeopath
will likely use a computer program to help him or her
organize and prioritize your information. Based on what
you tell him, he or she will prescribe a remedy, infused
into a small pellet of sugar, which you will take orally.
The homeopath will then follow up with you at an appropriate
Please call the Falmouth Family Practice Center at
781-1500 for more information.