To best understand the different approaches to healing it is useful to have different approaches to compare to. Both the Eastern (Herbal) and Western (Modern Western Medicine) approaches are allopathic. These approaches use medicine to change the physiology of the body by either a chemical reaction (drugs, herbs, etc.) or by surgery or radiation. The intent is to do battle with the disease and overcome it; killing cells, bacteria and viruses' with the hopes of eliminating the disease. All too often the effect of the therapy causes side effects and an overall diminishment in general health. The drug usually masks the original problem and the side effects usually call for another drug to treat them; then the cycle continues.
Acupuncture being of the eastern approach is different in that it helps a person to release the blockages of energy that are creating disease and suffering. By the correct application of needles or pressure (Acupressure) to specific spots on the body associated with the meridians or energy channels, the Acupuncturist is able to help a person heal. The stimulation releases the energy blockage and allows the body energy to flow again. This creates a healing response. It is usually very safe and requires an experienced practitioner to understand the body's energy and where the proper placement of the needles will have the best effect.
The Hahnemannian, Classical, or Spiritual Homeopathic approach to healing is what is taught at Resonance School of Homeopathy. This approach was first discovered and shared by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician in the late 1700's. He found that the substances that had the greatest therapeutic effect were those that could cause the most similar symptoms if taken by a healthy person. Homeo means similar. Pathy means suffering. Similar Suffering. The basic principle in Homeopathy is to find a substance that has the ability to cause suffering in a healthy person and then use that substance energetically to help a person who is suffering in a similar fashion to heal.
The concept of Vital Force is necessary to understand the body's ability to heal. The Vital Force is the spirit-like energy that animates the being; mentally, emotionally, physically. It is through the vital force that consciousness and all of our senses, as well as our thoughts and emotions, can be experienced. Without a vital force, the person is dead. It is only through the vital force that any dis-ease could ever be experienced and expressed through our being. This is true for all levels of our being.
Dis-ease can only affect us through our susceptibility. This happens first at the level of the Vital Force. When there is a disturbance in the vital force it will be experienced on one or more levels of our being. These disturbances are usually accompanied by some sort of suffering. When the suffering becomes too much, we usually take a trip to the doctor. If the western or allopathic approach is taken the cause of the disease is never addressed. If the symptoms do indeed disappear then the vital force's ability to heal the cause never occurred and the disease has now been effectively suppressed. It usually is only a matter of time before the Vital-Force can express itself again and the next round of symptoms appear. If the western allopathic approach continues then the Vital-Force's ability to express itself and heal becomes compromised and chronic disease is the result.
With the homeopathic approach, a remedy can be given that is energetic; dynamically potentized and diluted without any molecules left of the original substance. This potentization process releases the spiritual essence of that substance. It is this spiritual, vibrational essence when applied homeopathically that is recognized by the vital force. It is the response to this energy, which is the healing response, that will shift the expression of dis-ease and health is restored. This is the purest and only true form of healing. Then people heal themselves.
The job of the homeopath is to accurately perceive what is asking to be healed and to apply good homeopathic principles and the correct homeopathic remedy to inspire that healing response. This is what we teach at Resonance School of Homeopathy.
You will learn all of this through experience. You will learn by doing and participating in live cases and follow-ups. This cannot be learned from a book. Only first-hand experience can offer this experience to the student. There is no better way to learn than through experience.
Please come join us and get the experience you need to be the best Homeopath you can be.
North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)
PO Box 115, Troy ME 04987
(206) 248-1942 fax
NASH is the professional association representing homeopaths. They board certify homeopaths, RSHom(NA), who meet their qualifications. The title RSHom is the oldest and most recognized title worldwide. They work to gain acceptance of homeopathy and to raise the level of practice in North America.
Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)
PO Box 73, Lewisville, AR 71845
(866) 242-3399 (toll free in USA and Canada) PT
(415) 869-2867 fax
The CHC has established the largest professional certification standard in North America and is open to all professional homeopaths, including both licensed and non-licensed practitioners.
State of Nevada Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners
1301 Cordone Ave, Reno, NV 89502
The regulating board for homeopathy and alternative and integrative medicine in Nevada, licensing Homeopathic Medical Doctors (HMD), and certifying Advanced Practitioner of Homeopathy (APH) and Homeopathic Assistants (HA).
National Center for Homeopathy
1120 Route 73 Suite 200,
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Promoting homeopathy and organizing a network of homeopathic information; how to find a homeopath, study groups, education, conferences and more.