Naturopathic Medicine & Homeopathy Articles
Wed, 11/20/2013 - 20:34
Sexual compatibility – it’s an elusive concept which, over the centuries, has attempted to be solved through astrological, psychological, and – recently – even immunological models.
Yet - in my years of treating singles and couples, as well as in my own personal life - nothing has proven more fundamental to the nature of sexual compatibility than homeopathy.
Each person has a core constitutional homeopathic energy which is reflected in everything you do, say, and are.
All that you express in the world or have potential to become is informed by this energy.
As are your greatest strengths, weaknesses, and even the forms of disease to which you are susceptible.
Treatment at this deep homeopathic level allows you to achieve freedom from disease.
Ultimately, this freedom from disease grants you the ability to express your greatest gifts in the world.
There is a spectrum of homeopathic energies to which each person is susceptible.
However, you are particularly sensitive – both positively and negatively - to those energies which are most similar to your own core essence.
This sensitivity is manifest in every part of your life.
In your food cravings and aversions, for instance.
I mean, there are some foods you could just take or leave.
Those which - if pressed - you would be OK eating.
But the meal would be forgettable, and would have no significant, lasting impact – positive or negative - on either your health or your life.
And then there are those foods which you crave so deeply, so fundamentally, that you would choose to eat them over all others.
Such cravings are often the very things to which your health is most sensitive.
Most often, the very things you crave simultaneously make you sicker.
On the other hand, when you are treated at this core homeopathic level, your cravings will come into alignment with what your body, mind and soul actually need, and serve to nuture your health, rather than harm it.
The same homeopathic principle applies to relationships.
To sexual attraction or repulsion.
Or, as is often the case, sexual attraction and repulsion.
Simultaneous desire and disgust.
It is the reason why so many are attracted, at a deep energetic level, to partners who ultimately make them sicker.
Until your core is treated and made healthy at an intrinsic homeopathic level, you will continue to attract partners who, while satisfying a sexual craving or energetic desire, will actually worsen your health on a deeper level.
By the same token, once that homeopathic healing has taken place, you will attract partners who satisfy both your superficial and deeper needs.
At this place of homeopathic wellness, you can trust that your intuitive desires and cravings – both gastronomically and sexually – will be for only those foods and partners which will ultimately enrich your life.
And, at this place of homeopathic wellness, you become more and more certain that the things manifesting in your life are in alignment with the highest good - for yourself, your partner, and the universe.
Dr. Andy Somody, B.Eng, C.B.H.T., C.C.H., N.D.
Certified Bowen Therapist
Certified Classical Homeopath
Sun, 10/06/2013 - 14:51
Surprisingly, those unfamiliar with homeopathic & naturopathic medicine often assume that the efficacy of homeopathy & naturopathy is limited to chronic conditions, rather than acute bacterial, viral or fungal infections.
The truth is that I successfully treat chronic conditions – including dry and itching skin, insomnia, ADHD, autoimmune or genetic disease – as well as acute conditions – including bacterial, viral & fungal infections – using naturopathic & homeopathic medicine.
Such bacterial, viral & fungal infections – including the commonly symptoms of fever, cough, congestion, and aching muscles – are reflective of a deeper underlying dysregulation.
Strengthening the underlying unconscious systems with naturopathy & homeopathy not only permits quick, complete recovery from the existing bacterial, viral or fungal infection, but helps prevent future infections as well!
Sun, 04/03/2011 - 23:01
As the profile of Naturopathic Medicine in North America has been on the rise in recent years, I have increasingly been contacted by prospective Naturopathic Medical students who are interested frank feedback on my education and career as a Naturopathic Doctor in Vancouver & Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
gave me a plethora of useful skills that I still regularly use in my daily practice.
would no doubt attest to, there's no shortage of clinical work involved in getting the ND degree!
So, despite their seeming differences, there are a great many similarities between the depth, direction and focus of study in naturopathic and conventional (allopathic) medical schools alike.
Sat, 06/19/2010 - 05:07
If I told you that you can get the same relief from your pain with either:
a). an invasive, potentially fatal surgery, or
b). a risk-free sham procedure,
which would you pick?
That's the question being prompted by the results of a multi-center, double blind, placebo controlled trial, entitled "A Randomized Trial of Vertebroplasty for Painful Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures", and published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009.
This study compared the efficacy of vertebroplasty - a common surgical procedure involving the injection of bone cement into fractured vertebra - to a sham procedure.
In all outcomes measured - overall pain, pain at night, pain at rest, physical functioning, quality of life, and perceived improvement - there was no significant difference between the two groups at any time following the intervention.
Does this mean vertebroplasty is ineffective in relieving pain?
Not at all - it's very effective!
After all, there were significant improvements in all of the measured outcomes at each of the scheduled follow-ups.
But the improvements in the placebo group were just as great!
In fact, the only statistically significant difference between the two groups at all - the total QUALEFFO score at 1 week - favored the placebo group!
This, for me, is another beautiful affirmation of a common theme that is seen throughout many, if not all, aspects of medicine.
After all, it implies that the ultimate power to heal ourselves lies within each of us - something that I have been increasingly convinced of throughout my time in practice, and which I wholeheartedly utilize with my patients.
Most patients do possess this capacity for self-healing within themselves, and simply need the proper healing trigger from a well-chosen external source of information.
While I clearly believe that the homeopathic remedy is one of the best such triggers (if you don't know what I'm talking about, look at ... well, pretty much anything else on this site! :) ), a surgical intervention - or mock surgical intervention, as it turns out - can be just as healing.
That is - provided it's matched to the patient who needs it.
IMHO, all forms of medicine have at least some potential for healing inherent within them.
The only question which remains is WHICH medicine will be most healing for THIS given patient.
This is the place where individualization must occur, and where we doctors (IMHO) must set aside our alleged "expertise", and realize that no cookbook protocol can offer the same deeply curative results as a well-matched individualized prescription.
But, if this is true, why is it that the patients in this study improved?
After all, how could they have been well-matched? This was a multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial, a form of evidence which - in evidence-based medicine circles - is considered to be of higher quality than any other!
But do the subjects in the study really represent a random cross-section of people with osteoporotic spine fractures?
After all, by self-selection, only those who were willing to undergo the invasive vertebral injection would have signed up for this study in the first place!
This suggests that the patients in the study were those who, on some level, found the idea of this invasive treatment to beat least tolerable, if not somewhat appealing.
Thus, IMHO, these study subjects instinctively selected for themselves the treatment that, of all their alternatives, was the most well-matched to them!
Individualization at its finest :)
Interestingly, I also find that this is true in my practice.
I can't count the number of times that I have just discovered a way to treat a certain, very specific condition ... and, for the next few days, I'll be barraged by people with just that condition needing just that treatment!
A strange phenomenon, indeed, and one which I had a tendency to dismiss "short-term memory bias" in the past - until I experienced it so often that I could no longer deny there was something greater going on.
As has been my experience with homeopathy and energetic medicine in general - when I experience something again and again, no matter how inexplicable it may superficially seem, I cannot help but to simply know a deeper truth must lie somewhere therein.
This, IMHO, is the highest form of evidence available.
It is more than evidence - it is simply evident.
It is the kind of truth that you don't need a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to confirm.
And this is the level at which I prefer to work with my patients.
Although I have nothing against testing, and believe it to be valuable in supporting diagnosis and treatment decisions, I'm not fixated on what your test results suggest that you should or must be suffering from - after all, if you have Fibromyalgia or IBS, this is apparently is nothing!.
No, I'm more interested in what is your actual experience.
Your completely subjective, completely unobservable experience. For you, this is truth.
And your own personal truth is, IMHO, to be respected even more highly than the most well-designed placebo-controlled study.
This is the key to deeply individualized treatment. Which is the key to permanent cure. Which is the key to health.
That cream is wonderful! I put it on last night and this morning and my fingers feel great!
I have given my sister some of the cream that you gave me for my nephew and we think that it is helping and in fact their naturopath wants them to use it exclusively!
-Julie V., North Vancouver (Delbrook), BC
I had a constrictive sensation in throat – like someone was pushing on it with a nail – and stabbing pain where the jaw meets the ear.
The left side of my head went numb and I had a really really loud & tinny sound in my ear.
Then I started having bursts of vertigo. Andy's homeopathic and naturopathic treatments, and all the neuro-emotional work we did, made all these things much less, and after a couple of months, they went away totally.
-A.P., Richmond, BC
I didn't think alternative medicine, naturopathy or homeopathy could make my eyes better, but they are!
Not perfect yet, but getting better with every treatment.
My back pain is also much less with the Bowen Therapy.
And the homeopathy, neuroemotional releases and biofeedback have also helped me lose 35 pounds and keep it off.
-Dave Smith, Maple Ridge, BC