I talk to people about homeopathy practically every day. I find that, if they’ve heard of homeopathy at all, most folks have some vague idea of homeopathy as maybe similar to herbal medicine, but attempting to comprehend the system is more often than not, like putting a square peg in a round hole for many. So I thought this is a good time as any to do this introductory class. If the idea is providing health care options that allow the possibility of resilience and sustainability, Transition Albany Health must cover homeopathy. At the very least, the use of homeopathy in first aid. But before we could offer the Homeopathy in First Aid series, we need to properly introduce you to homeopathy.
So what do you know about homeopathy?
Are you like my sister who, even after listening to me talk about homeopathy for almost two decades still refer to homeopathy as herbal medicine? (No, it isn’t.) Or are you one of those who have heard/are convinced that homeopathy is just placebo? (Nope, but it’s OK if you think so.) Have you heard of Arnica? Traumeel? Similasan eye drops? Yes, they are homeopathically prepared medicines, but do you know what that means? How is it different from conventional medicine? Herbal medicine? If you’re curious and want to know more, then …
In this class, we will cover the following:
- Briefly explore and discuss how homeopathy is similar to and different from conventional medicine, herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda & Folk medicine, among others.
- Why homeopathy boggles the mind. (Boggle meaning: confuse, alarm, baffle, bewilder, puzzle)
- Brief overview of homeopathy, including:
- History (Hear the fascinating story!)
- The healing principles guiding the practice (the science)
- The medicines (What and how they’re prepared)
- The Art (Why your homeopath asks some strange sounding questions!)
- Classical homeopathy (what does that mean?)
- Safe, Affordable, Sustainable
So, are you in?
If so, we’ll see you in class!
The class is free. Donations appreciated. And I’m presenting!
Lourdes Gonzaga, MA, C. Hom, PCH, C. HP, received her Foundations in Classical Homeopathy Certificate from Pacific Academy of Homeopathic Medicine in 1996, a Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy certificate from The School for Advanced Homeopathic Studies in 1999, and a Certificate in Homeoprophylaxis from Free and Healthy Children International in 2013. Over the years, she has attended seminars taught by homeopathic teachers from all over the planet. In 1998-1999, she successfully treated epidemic disease (Dengue Fever) in her hometown in the Philippines in between commutes to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to complete her Practitioner program. She is particularly interested in the medicine-making part of homeopathy.