Fatima K., Mississauga ((M.D. Dubai)
I received my M.D. from Dubai Medical college, UAE in 2010. I thoroughly enjoyed studying medicine and wanted to go further and specialize in Internal Medicine. But with time and through life experiences I learned that there is more to being a doctor and there is more to health than just being alive and having normal lab results.
There is no denying the crucial role that conventional medicine plays in helping people and saving lives. But there are areas where it does fall short. In 2011 my nephew fell ill and despite several conventional attempts, his condition did not improve. He then recovered only with the help of homeopathic medicines.
During my daughter's birth, there were obstetric complications that resulted in the entire process becoming very traumatic for me. My health deteriorated drastically and I suffered immensely for a long time. I finally turned to homeopathic medicines and started a holistic diet and that is when I finally found relief.
Very recently, my older sister was cured of her uterine fibroids and my younger sister overcame her infertility and is now pregnant with twins! Both of them were using homeopathic medicines.
These events have had a great impact on me and have also inspired me. I have started to view the process of healing from a completely different perspective. I have realized that there is not just 'one way' of healing. And that it CAN be done in a naturalistic and holistic fashion, without having to take strong medicines that have strong side effects or having to go through aggressive and invasive procedures.
I learned that the human body must be treated as a whole and not as separate systems and that healing must be done for the body as a whole and not just for the ailments. Every individual heals differently and medicines shouldn't be prescribed in a 'one size fits all ' fashion.