Which accomplishment/event/moment are you most proud of in your career as a Homeopath?

This year, 5 years after graduation, I moved into my own clinical practice: Homeopathy Kingston.  I have a multidisciplinary group of holistic practitioners working in my space and the group dynamic is wonderful.  It has been a dream of mine to have my own office that highlights homeopathic medicine and I am so grateful to have been able to accomplish this so quickly.

What 3 aspects of your Homeopathic education contributed the most to your success?

Hahnemannian Fundamentals – the focus on The Organon in understanding homeopathic principles and practices is paramount, not only to the foundational knowledge of homeopathy but the functional knowledge in case evaluation and critical thinking.

Program Schedule – I commuted from Kingston for the entire 3 years (plus a 4th year for the post-graduate program).  Classes/clinics being held Friday-Sunday is the only way this distance was manageable.

The Faculty – from administration to professors, the depth of knowledge and experience with homeopathy at the CCHM is invaluable.  Dr. Joe Kellerstein, Monica Frohmann and Kim Elia were so inspirational in their case work and philosophy they made learning fun and engaging.

Share with us a recent and successful case treated with Homeopathic Medicine. 

A women who had been suffering chronic yeast infections most of her adult life (over 20 years) and trouble sleeping all of her life contacted me for consultation as her family doctor was only able to palliate the symptoms.  Through consultation she revealed the most wonderful prescribing symptoms of, only being able to catnap (3 hour stretches were the longest she could sleep in a row), waking every morning by 5am due to urging for a bowel movement, insatiable itching with the yeast infection and aggravation of it by swimming, headaches every Sunday, more specifically ANY day she DOESN’T work, and eczema following her hairline.  I prescribed Sulphur 30C, dry, triple dose.  A minor aggravation with the itch was experienced the first 3 days and then all her symptoms began to subside.  At our follow up in 3 weeks time, her eczema was gone and she was sleeping for 5 hours in a row, while still napping on the weekends.  She had not experienced a headache in the interim and the itching was 50% better.  I prescribed a weekly dose of Sulphur 30C and at our next visit, she still had no headaches, sleep was improving to 6 hours, although still waking early with bowel movements, there has been no recurrence with the eczema and her itchiness was 80% improved.  ”.  I prescribed a single dose of Sulphur 200C after this consultation.  She told me during our next consultation that she had been swimming at the cottage and didn’t get a yeast infection.  The first time in her life!

Do you have anything else you would like to share?

Practicing homeopathic medicine is a commitment to life-long learning.  There is something to be learned from each new patient and with each remedy you prescribe (no matter how familiar the remedy is).  It is also important to stay connected to peers through conferences, webinars and discussion forums.  One of the best ways to grow our profession is to support each other.