Dr. Neil Tessler, White Rock Homeopathic Clinic

Introduction to Homeopathy


Homeopathy is an advanced natural healing science whose tremendous value has been proven for almost two hundred years and on every continent.  Homeopathy can be effective in chronic (long-term) conditions, as well as acute (short-term) illnesses of adults, children and animals.  Homeopathic medicines are non-toxic and have no side effects.  They act curatively and preventively by raising your general level of health.  In homeopathy, very small doses of plant, mineral and animal substances are chosen based on a healing principle called The Law of Similars.  This law states that any substance that can produce symptoms on a healthy person can cure those same symptoms in someone who is sick.

Around the year 1800, the German physician Samuel Hahnemann, rediscovered this ancient healing principle and recognized that it was a fundamental law of nature.  Hahnemann verified and developed the Law of Similars into the homeopathic system of medicine.

Today, homeopathy has achieved widespread acceptance in many parts of the world and in England enjoys the patronage of the Royal family.  Modern homeopathy has seen unprecedented growth world wide, with exciting new developments in remedies and techniques.

Homeopathy is a truly holistic approach to health; one that emphasizes people rather than diseases.  Homeopathy recognizes that each person reponds uniquely to the forces of their heredity and environment.  Mental, emotional and physical symptoms are the indications of the body's effort to defend and heal itself.  Symptoms present a visible image of the invisible defense system.

In order to discover the unique workings of your defense mechanism, the homeopathic physician will seek to obtain as full an image as possible of your total pattern of symptoms.  A single homeopathic medicine is then chosen for its ability to cause a very similar symptom pattern.  If the remedy is correctly selected, it works to activate the defense mechanism as a whole.  When a person becomes well through homeopathy they find improvements on all levels of their health.