Is homeopathy safe?
Homeopathic remedies are completely safe with no unwanted side effects and they are non-addictive. Homeopathy is a true holistic modality and is safe for the elderly, babies, children, and during pregnancy. It is excellent in first aid situations. It can reduce the duration and severity of acute and chronic illness. Homeopathy can safely be used together with conventional drugs. There is no risk of homeopathic remedies interfering with, or disrupting the effects of prescription drugs.
What can I expect on a typical naturopathic/homeopathic appointment?
The initial visit usually takes about one hour. During this hour Dr. Rodak will ask you questions about your current and past medical history, a review of organ systems and possibly some general physical exam work will take place. Dr. Rodak will then analyze the information collected and provide treatment options, one of which might be a homeopathic remedy. Having over 20 years of clinical experience Dr. Rodak uses his extensive knowledge and a computer program called RADAR to repertorize your symptoms. Having RADAR greatly reduces the amount of time and increases the efficiency that a naturopathic doctor needs to find the correct homeopathic remedy. Depending upon the complexity of your case, follow up visits can be anywhere from thirty to sixty minutes. Regular follow up visits are important since it allows your naturopathic doctor the opportunity to evaluate the progress of your case and to decide whether to repeat, change the potency (strength), or move on to another remedy or treatment plan. In chronic cases this would allow for a well-managed case with a great reduction in negative symptoms and in a healthy individual the benefits would be a preventive lifestyle approach. Being a naturopathic doctor with extensive knowledge of various treatment modalities, Dr. Rodak might choose a multi factorial treatment approach which might include other modalities such as acupuncture, the Bowen technique, cleansing and detoxification of the body, or he might choose to prescribe only a homeopathic remedy.
Good health derives from a balance between the mind and body, which is maintained by a “vital force” that regulates the body’s self healing capabilities. The great advantage of having a naturopathic doctor prescribe a homeopathic remedy is that it stimulates the body to heal itself without suppressing symptoms. Just as the treatment with other natural medicine is unique to the individual, the progress of a case will depend on the person’s individual vitality.