Both Epidemic and Pandemic refer to the spread of infectious diseases among a population. The term pandemic indicates a far higher number of people affected in much larger geographical area than the epidemic. A mortality rate is a number of deaths per 1000 individuals per year. Genus epidemicus means that the treatment protocol of an epidemic disease is designed based on the collected signs and symptoms of a large group of patients in the same geographical area…Read More
Treating children with psychiatric problems can be a very rewarding part of homeopathic practice, especially when we are able to help them without the use of toxic drugs. It can be particularly poignant when, prior to treatment, the child wants very much to behave differently but can’t seem to do that no matter how hard he tries. Such was the case of an 11-year-old boy, Michael, who came to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine’s student-teaching clinic (Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center) in Scottsdale, Arizona, last May 2002. Read More >
If your child exhibits delays in reading, math, spelling, or writing, has dyslexia or difficulty with comprehension and retention of material, or is simply a slow learner…Read More >
Thanksgiving … Christmas … Hanukkah … New Year’s. ……But what should be a time of happiness and relaxation often turns into a swamp of despair, mental exhaustion, and physical breakdown. This article shows you how homeopathy, your year-around friend, can help you enjoy your well-earned vacation.
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Fatigue is the single most common complaint of patients who come to my office. Patients under age 30 rarely mention fatigue, while those over 30 list it among their top 3 to 4 complaints about 90% of the time. When I began practice, I just assumed that people began to “wear out” around 30 years of age. Over time, however, I have come to believe that there is actually something more insidious occurring. Read More >
How this quadriplegic man got off the merry-go-round … you can, too
Antibiotic-resistance presents a serious challenge to our healthcare system. To what extent can homeopathy provide effective options for both the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-resistant infections? I was given an opportunity to put homeopathy to the test in this arena when a patient of mine referred Mark to me. Read More >
One morning in December of 1991 while I was having my morning tea and reading the paper, an interesting headline caught my eye: “Scientists Say Killer Flu Chances High.” The first paragraph read, “Today, 73 years after the infamous ‘Spanish flu’ of 1918 swept the world, leaving 22 million dead, scientists say there is no reason it cannot happen again.” Read More >
Influenza is a respiratory infection that produces fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches, and cough that lasts a week or more.
The only way to get natural and permanent immunity to a strain of flu is to recover naturally from the flu. Natural immunity can be protective if that strain or closely related strains come around again in the future. Read More>
I will never forget the first time I treated an older patient. I was a mere 26 years old, fresh out of naturopathic medical school, and before me sat a woman of 98 with long, flowing white hair and bright eyes that lit up her face. The fine wrinkles around her mouth broke into an easy smile when I walked into the room. Perhaps she was amused at how young they were letting people practice medicine, and a woman to boot! Read More >
Lyme Disease is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium (identified in the 1940s) and is passed to humans and animals via infected deer ticks. Like the bacterium that causes Syphilis, Borrelia burgdorferi is a spirochete (spiral-shaped bacterium), and like Syphilis, Lyme Disease can be difficult to diagnose, difficult to treat, and extremely invasive. Read More >