Claudia P.Chica, P.T, A.P, D.O.M.
• Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Diplomat in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
• Physical Therapist (PT008788-PA)
• Acupuncture Physician with Certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM & FL Board)
Often conventional interventions such as antidepressants, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs cause side effects, without preventing the illness from deteriorating over the long term. Naturopaths regard symptoms as a reaction by the body to get rid of toxins and regain balance, and consider that symptom suppression is actually liable to accelerate disease progression.
In Germany a whole new approach to medicine, known as homotoxicology and based on modern concepts of natural medicine began to evolve about fifty years ago. Homotoxicology, which is now practised worldwide, means the study of the effects of toxic substances on human beings. Homotoxicologists endeavour to identify and treat the underlying toxic causes of ill health, rather than merely to suppress symptoms.
Developed in the 18th century by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, homeopathy is a scientific system of health care which activates the body's own healing process, allowing the body to heal naturally, gently and promptly. Homeopathy is a natural pharmaceutical science that uses very small or infinitesimal doses from plants, minerals and animals to activate the bodies healing system.
Homeopathy works under the premise of "like cures like" and the "Law of Similars". It sees symptoms as the body's natural reaction to fighting illness. Natural homeopathic remedies stimulate the body's own defenses thereby pushing through the symptoms rather than covering them up. For example, if a person drinks to much coffee, they are likely to experience anxiety, the mind races, the nervous system is on edge and insomnia may result. A specifically prepared dilution of coffee will gently and promptly reverse these types of symptoms.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural therapy that uses nano-doses of specially prepared remedies to stimulate the body to heal itself. It improves the body’s powers of recovery and strengthens resistance to illness. In addition, and just as important, effective homeopathic treatment increases energy and enhances the sense of well being and fulfillment.
Homeopathy has been used world wide by millions of people for over 200 years and it is currently the fastest growing complementary therapy in the USA.
Scientific studies have shown that homeopathy can help in a wide range of conditions—physical, mental and emotional. A recent review concluded that it was found to be effective in over 80% of well conducted studies, in conditions ranging from allergies to arthritis.
“Like cures like". Any substance which can produce a totality of symptoms in a healthy human being can cure that totality of symptoms in a sick human being.” — Samuel Hahneman
Homeopathy is based in principles of healing that originated even before Hippocrates. But in the late 1700s Samuel Hahneman (a physician who actually quit practicing medicine because he was horrified by such traditional treatments as blood-letting and violent purges) spent several years testing the theory of “like cures like.” His research and “provings” of several remedies during that time are the foundation for the system of Homeopathy practiced today.
Homeopaths believe that symptoms are the visible signs of the body’s attempt to heal itself and resume its natural healthy state of balance. Practitioners of homeopathy match each person with a remedy or remedies according to the individual’s unique situation and symptoms. The remedies reinforce the person’s natural healing capacity and strengthen the natural defenses of the body.
Homeopathy is truly “energy medicine.” Remedies are extremely diluted in preparation and work with a person’s vital force to heal. Contrary to what you might think, the dilution and succussion (vibration) of a remedy during preparation actually increases the potency of the remedy. An added benefit of such low dosages is a lack of side effects that make homeopathic remedies safe for children and pets. Today, over 2,000 remedies from plants, animals, minerals and even diseased tissue have been tested and are in current use.
Acupoint Injection Therapy
It is the Intramuscular or Intradermal administration via Injection of Sterile Medicinal Nutrients/Herbs, Vitamins or Homeopathic Medicine - Homotoxicology agents at specific Acupuncture points or Ashi points (Active-painful points) for the treatment of the symptoms and causes of disease patterns.