What is homeopathy?
Homeopathic remedies are made from highly-diluted tinctures from plants, animals, and minerals and prescribed to stimulate and strengthen the body’s own healing response or immune system. Remedies are safe to take with conventional medications, while pregnant or nursing, and can be highly-effective in the treatment of common ailments that affect babies, children, and adolescents.
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History of Homeopathy
Contemporary homeopathy has its roots in 17th Century Germany when Dr. Samuel Hahnemann observed that symptoms from an overdose of Peruvian bark or Cinchona (the derivative of quinine) were similar to that of the malaria symptoms of his patients. He administered a small dose of Cinchona to a few select patients and observed that they recovered, and at a faster rate, than those malaria patients who did not receive the medicine. This observation began Dr. Hahnemann’s lifetime commitment to further the theory of Hippocrates, ‘in similia similibus curentur’ or ‘let likes be cured with like’, and to apply the principle of curing with similars. In 1810 he published The Organon of Healing Art, which would become the first comprehensive work explaining homeopathic theory, philosophy, and included information of clinical observations of more than 100 homeopathic remedies. The term Homeopathy arose from the Greek work homoios (similar) with pathos (suffering or disease). According to the World Health Organization, Homeopathy is now recognized as Europe’s leading form of complementary medicine.
Jennifer Gordon is a licensed, registered homeopath with the Irish Society of Homeopaths and the North American Society of Homeopaths, having over 15 years’ experience in homeopathy, nutrition, lactation counseling, and herbal medicine.
Originally from Los Angeles, Jennifer trained at the Irish School of Homeopathy, Dublin in the four-year professional training program and then continued with another year of post-graduate training. During her years of practice in Ireland, Jennifer has helped many individuals to improve their health and quality of life.