Both Keren Levy and Dr Eisenberg offer consultations for the entire family.
What is Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a natural system of medicine that treats ailments with carefully measured doses of substances derived from the natural world. Discovered more than 200 years ago by Dr. Samuel Hahnemman, homeopathy’s guiding principle is: “Like cures like.” Hahnemman believed that every symptom could be treated with the same substances that cause those same symptoms to appear in healthy people. Instead of suppressing symptoms, homeopathy — derived from the Greek words meaning “similar” and “disease” — uses substances that support those symptoms in an effort to encourage the body to cure itself over time. By the 20th century, homeopathy had become an integral part of European mainstream medicine and is extremely popular throughout the world, including the prefered medical treatment of Great Britain’s royal family.
What is a homeopathic remedy?
Homeopathic remedies are always all-natural and are made from plants, minerals, or animal origin. The process of transforming the original substance to a prescribable remedy is called potentization and succussion. This process consists of repeatedly diluting the original substance until it becomes safe to use and its potency is powerful enough to spur effective healing. Homeopathic remedies are individually prescribed and given in small, safe doses to treat and prevent acute and chronic diseases. Homeopathic remedies, unlike drugs, have no harmful side effects and are not addictive. Prepared according to the American Homeopathic Pharmacopocia and regulated by the FDA, the remedies are safe for adults, the elderly, babies, children, and pregnant women.
What should I expect when visiting a homeopath?
Homeopathic practitioners are trained to view and understand their patients holistically. During the initial intake session, patients are encouraged to talk about anything in their lives that might be related to the illness they are experiencing. The success of your homeopathic treatment depends on the practitioner’s ability to prescribe the right remedy for your unique constellation of symptoms. It also depends on the skill of the homeopathic practitioner, the severity and duration of the illness, and the extent of prior suppressive treatment. While homeopathic treatment is not always able to cure every ailment, it can most often help improve a patient’s physical, mental, and emotional overall well-being.
Homeopathy also has advantages that other treatments don’t. Unlike many modern prescription medications, homeopathic remedies are always natural and safe for all ages — including children, pregnant women, and the elderly. And while modern medicine tends to address very specific symptoms, the homeopathic remedy is always prescribed with the whole person — not just his or her symptoms — in mind. Homeopathy is designed not only to target specific symptoms, but to restore a place of balance or homeostasis to the entire body.
Homeopathy can be a safe, powerful, and extremely effective way to address the root of one’s symptoms — whether your ailment is stubborn and has not responded to other interventions, or whether you are experiencing symptoms for the first time. Miami Beach Pediatrics is available to discuss our homeopathic approach with you in person or over the phone in order to help you decide if homeopathy is the right approach for you.
What can Homeopathy Help With?
Among others, homeopathy can help with the following acute cases:
- Ear infections
- Upper respiratory infections
Homeopathy can also assist with chronic conditions; among others we have had success in treating the following:
- PDD, ADD, ADHD
- Behavioral Issues such as fear, anxieties, OCD, etc.
- Acid reflux & Colic in babies
- Skin eruptions
- Sleep Disorders
- Pre & Post natal care
- Chronic Bedwetting
Taking Homeopathic Remedies
What to Avoid:
- Strong mints, such as Altoids
- Beverages containing caffeine, like Coca Cola
- Aromatics, like eucalyptus, menthol (Tiger balm) and camphor, whether in creams or cosmetics (These substances may antidote the medication and render it ineffective)
- Aromatherapy oils: tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus
- Dental work, requiring anesthetics, x-rays (Although dental work is fine, I recommend that my patients have all dental work sorted out before coming to see me.)
How to Take Homeopathic Remedies:
The recommended dosage varies and should be followed according to the instructions for taking the product and its potency.
The remedies should be taken between meals and drinks and should also be taken away from tobacco or any strongly flavored food or toothpaste which taints the mouth.
The remedies should be tipped directly into the mouth without being handled (this may hinder the effectiveness of the remedy) and they should be allowed to dissolve in the mouth – do not swallow them whole.