ONTARIO COLLEGE OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Homeopathy new?

Homeopathy has been used successfully worldwide for over 200 years and is recognized as the second most therapeutic form of medicine in the world today. It is the fasted growing form of medicine and has had achieved acclaim over the years as it is able to treat patients on a very individual basis. 

What are Homeopathic Medicines made of?

Homeopathic medicines are prepared from very small doses of natural substances to stimulate the body’s self-healing abilities. 

How does Homeopathy work?

Many of the symptoms we experience are a result of an underlying cause or internal disharmony. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms to permanently heal the underlying cause without side effects and therefore address the pain at its source.

How fast do Homeopathic remedies act?

Homeopathic remedies start working immediately after they are taken. They work differently for each patient and therefore each course of treatment is unique. Depending on the condition of the individual, cure may be achieved quickly or may take more time.

What is the difference between acute and chronic conditions?

Acute conditions generally have a rapid onset with severe symptoms that last for a short duration (e.g. flu, malaria, acute renal infection) whereas chronic conditions exhibit symptoms that have a slow onset and long duration (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma).

By healing holistically, one will ensure cure on a mental, emotional and physical plane that is non-invasive, gentle, quick, safe and permanent.

Does Homeopathy work for problems caused by a virus?

Yes. Homeopathy is a good option for problems caused by a virus as they strengthen one’s ability to fight all signs of ill health.

Does Homeopathy work for infants and children? Is it safe?

Homeopathic remedies are safe and very effective for everyone. Homeopathic Medicine is not only helpful in treating physical conditions like colds, coughs, fevers, vomiting, diarrhoea, dysentery, colic, tonsillitis, bronchitis, asthma, chicken pox and mumps , it is also effective in the treatment of behavioural problems commonly seen in children like: irritability, obstinacy, temper-tantrums, fears, phobias, thumb-sucking, nail biting, destructiveness, bed-wetting, autism and ADD. You can rest assured that there are no side effects to using Homeopathic remedies nor do they interfere with conventional treatment protocols.

Will Homeopathic medicine interfere with other drugs or treatments that I am currently undertaking?

No, Homeopathic medicines will not interfere with other treatment protocols. Keep in mind however that Homeopathy is very effective and as such, it would be in your best interest to always keep communication open with your family doctor and monitor your progress so that they can adjust your therapies as required. Never change or stop using any medication that has been prescribed to you by your medical doctor unless you have spoken to them about it first.

How often do I have to keep coming to the clinic?

This is a question that cannot be answered broadly. Since each patient is treated individually, each treatment protocol is also individual. After the first prescription, it is recommended that the patient return within a month for their first follow up and after that, the frequency of follow ups depends on the progress of the patient and how they are feeling.

Do I need a referral from my physician to see a homeopath at your clinic?

No, a letter of referral is not required to book an appointment with student practitioners at the clinic. The Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine’s Teaching Clinic is open to the public. The clinic is located at 1245 Danforth Avenue, suite 209 (near the Greenwood Subway Station). Please call 416-535-5995 to book an appointment today.

Is Homeopathy covered by insurance companies?

There is an increasing numbers of third party insurers that provide coverage for homeopathic services. One of the benefits of Homeopathy being regulated as a regulated Health Profession in Ontario is that we can expect more insurance coverage as the public can be assured of the safety and training of all practicing Homeopaths.