My Own Testimonial
I will briefly walk you through the story – how I started and how I got to where I am:
I had tried for years to get relief from chronic bladder infections. I was on and off antibiotics for years. The most frustrating part was that I would have a lot of pain and discomfort but when I went to the doctor they couldn’t find anything wrong with me. So they’d give me antibiotics and send me on my way. In addition to bladder issues, I had self-diagnosed candida and hadn’t had my period in over a year. I mentioned to my friend Cheryl that I needed to find a homeopath. (I don’t even know how I knew that word or what I thought I meant). She knew one and the rest is history.
That experience happened more than 16 years ago and I’m excited to report that not only do I not suffer from bladder infections, candida or hormonal issues anymore, my entire health has improved due to homeopathy. The symptoms are gone and have been replaced with a holistic approach to healing. I used homeopathy before, during and after both of my pregnancies. I give it to my children when they need support. I had such a profound experience with homeopathy, that I went back to school for homeopathy in 2003 and have been seeing clients since 2008.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges I’ve had to overcome?
I love homeopathy. I’d love to do homeopathy all day 24/7. Well, maybe not 24/7, but a lot of my time. I love to help people feel better. My challenge is that to be a successful business owner, I have to be more than a homeopath. I need to market myself, get out there and let people know what I do.
For someone who is rather introverted, it’s tough. Like I said, I much rather do homeopathy than market myself. I have a lot of great support with this. I have an excellent mentor and guide, a life coach and other business owners that I meet with to help cheer me on to get out there. My aim this year is to enjoy my marketing, have fun with it and have it truly reflect who I am.
The other challenge is that in the US, homeopathy is rather a niche area even among the integrative healthcare field. It hasn’t gained the recognition or popularity that I think is coming. Homeopathy is not a quick fix and people want to feel better yesterday. I get that and I think sometimes people leave before the miracle happens. It is subtle, but long-lasting, and can be life transforming.
Sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate homeopathy from other forms of natural medicine. It’s an energy medicine like acupuncture. It works with the body and stimulates the body’s immune or regulatory response. Finding THE remedy can sometimes take a bit especially for chronic issues. Part of my challenge is to educate people about what homeopathy really is and how it can be a part of their healthcare regiment.
Alright – so let’s talk about Practical Homeopathy – what should you know?
I am a board certified classical homeopath (CCH) with San Diego Homeopathy. I specialize in classical homeopath which treats the whole person, one remedy at a time. I offer constitutional care which means we talk about everything health related (and more) at the initial 2-hour consult.
From that intake, I recommend a homeopathic remedy and then we meet again in a month to assess how the remedy is working. For chronic issues, follow-ups are monthly for 4-6 months depending on the condition. I also help people with shorter-term concerns, likes colds and flu. I give talks at Jimbo’s about homeopathic remedies for all kinds of issues ranging from a thyroid imbalance, hormonal imbalance to allergies and digestive health. Homeopathy is a whole systems medicine. Whether someone has allergies or insomnia, we have a remedy for that!
I love working with families and equipping moms with homeopathy so they can help their kiddos when they are sick. Nothing is better than having a natural remedy on hand at 2:00 am when the flu hits. I work with other practitioners and doctors to provide the best overall care for my clients. Sometimes people feel better just being heard and a lot of times people are blown away by the power of the little white pill.
We cannot put a price on good health. We can go anywhere and do anything when we feel good, full of life and are vibrant. Being healthy doesn’t mean you have to be perfect. I think it means you need to pay attention to the cues your body is sending you and act accordingly. We all know little sleep, junk food and being stressed all the time takes a toll on our physical as well as emotional/mental health eventually. Homeopathy in its subtle, gentle way can veer you back on course. Don’t wait until the wheels have fallen off the bus, so to speak, pay attention now and give your body and your health the attention it deserves. As we feel better, we can do more for ourselves and others.
What sets me apart? I’ve been in chronic pain with a condition that was written off. I know how it feels to endure and be discouraged and feel hopeless. I’m a mom and know the challenges of raising healthy, well-rounded children. I also know the delicate balance between straddling the world of business ownership, motherhood and having a life outside of all of that. I feel it’s my calling to help people heal and end their suffering, for them to know they are not alone and there is a solution to your pain.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I think not doing it alone is what has contributed most to my success. My husband supports me in what I do even if he isn’t quite sure what it is I do. My teachers and mentors ahead of me show me what’s possible. My coach, kids, friends, and family all cheer me on especially when I feel may feel like giving up.