Sarah discovered homeopathy and its wonderful results through her own journey of healing and keen interest in health care. Homeopathic medicine captured what she believes to be truisms of health and healing; Homeopathy is safe, effective, gentle and curative.
After attending the University of Western Ontario for Biochemistry, Sarah studied homeopathy at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine, where she received extensive training and clinical experience.
As part of her homeopathic training, she completed two years of supervised clinical training with experienced and renowned homeopathic doctors, and attended lectures with homeopathic practitioners from Canada, United States of America, and India. Sarah continued her education in Homeopathy through the Clinical Mastery program at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine, and is designated as a Fellow of the College. She is also a member of The Canadian Society of Homeopaths.
Sarah encourages patient education and believes that health is best reached through an optimal practitioner-patient relationship. She has a particular interest in pediatrics, pregnancy and post-partum care because treatment is so effective and profound during this time. She recognizes the importance of an integrated health care system and encourages patients to take charge of their health care and understand the different modalities and individualized methodologies of different forms of medicine.
Sarah’s roots are in the small town of Lynden, Ontario and she has made a home here in Kitchener-Waterloo for the past 7 years. Sarah is excited to be continuing her practice and introducing homeopathy to Vibrant Living and its patients.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathic medicine has been practiced worldwide for over 200 years and plays a significant role in healthcare systems around the world today. This effectual and valuable system of medicine provokes a healing response through the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Homeopathy is a holistic system of medical treatment that looks not only at the illness but also considers the person as a whole. Homeopathy recognizes the vital connection of the unique mental, emotional and physical characteristics of the individual and how they are related to illness. It acknowledges the connectedness of all symptoms of ill health as expressions of disharmony within the whole person. It is the patient’s disharmony that needs treatment in order to overcome the disease.
Homeopathy was founded as a systematic method of healing by a German physician,
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). It has since been further developed through clinical experience. The name Homeopathy comes from the Greek homoion and pathos, meaning similar suffering because it is based on the therapeutic principle of the ‘law of similars’. This ancient principle was first acknowledged by Hippocrates and further developed by Samuel Hahnemann. According to the law of similars, a substance that produces certain symptoms in a healthy person could be used to treat the same symptoms in a sick person. Hahnemann spent his life systematically applying and developing an effective system of medicine based on
His aim was rapid, gentle and permanent cure through the body’s own healing mechanisms in the shortest, surest and least harmful way. Hahnemann’s treatment goals are what set homeopathy apart from other forms of medicine. The minute doses used in homeopathic pharmacy, along with the mechanical energy imparted on the medicine, enables the
medicinal significance of the substance to be imparted while at the same time, quelling the toxic side effects.
Homeopathic medicines are all derived from natural sources with medicinal properties that provoke a powerful healing reaction in the individual’s system. The power of the bodies healing mechanism is vast and many complaints heal themselves unaided; but when the healing process is faulty, blocked or slow, the homeopathic remedy acts as a stimulus to the curative powers of the body. The remedy however, must match the individual’s disease state closely and therefore the homeopath must prescribe the correct remedy and the correct dosage for each patient. The well-chosen remedy acts as a catalyst for healing. Ultimately the patient can sustain health without provocation of the remedy.
A well chosen, individualized homeopathic medicine strengthens the vital system, encourages healing and lowers the susceptibility to future illness. Many health conditions can benefit from homeopathic care. It is particularly effective in the treatment of long-term chronic diseases. Homeopathy can play an important part in preventative medicine and the maintenance of health; reducing the incidence of acute conditions.
Since homeopathic remedies do not have any toxicity, homeopathy is safe for even the most sensitive patients such as pregnant women, infants and the elderly.
It was once said that “nature cures and homeopaths facilitate” and I believe this to be true. Homeopathy is a system of medicine that stimulates the body to heal itself. This is accomplished by addressing ‘imbalances’ in the body which lead the patient to their diseased state. In homeopathy, symptoms produced by an individual are not the disease but instead are an expression of the body’s attempt at cure and as such can be used as guides for homeopathic healing, curing “like with like”. After successful treatment, not only will the patient find themselves symptom free, with no side effects, they will also be healthier and more vital as a whole; because the body’s own attempt to cure, in terms of symptoms produced, was honored and not suppressed. It is a wonderfully unique and extremely effective means of healing.
Conditions that Benefit from Homeopathy
Homeopathy can be beneficial in all sorts of disease and in disease prevention. it is very effective in treating acute illness and is particularly beneficial when used consistently in cases of long term chronic disease.
Homeopathy is effective for a variety OF conditions including:
- Short term illness:
Colds, Flu, Trauma, Surgery, Headaches, injury
- Long term illness:
asthma, allergies, arthritis, digestive disorders, sciatica,
Auto-immune disorders (Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis), Diabetes,
thyroid conditions, migraines, Insomnia
- Skin conditions:
acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, warts
- Mental and Emotional concerns:
anxiety, fear, grief, depression, ADD/ADHD
- Women’s health:
fertility, PMS, menopause, yeast infections, urinary tract
or bladder infections
- Pregnancy and Childbirth:
Illness or complaints during pregnancy, labor support,
postpartum care, Breastfeeding concerns (milk supply, mastitis,
- Infant and Children’s Health:
Colic, Thrush, Eczema, Teething complaints, Ear infections,
Chicken pox, Measles, ill effects from vaccination, Autism
Spectrum Disorder, Enuresis (Bed-Wetting), tantrums, Night