Deborah Holmes is a licensed registered nurse with years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from The Pacific Academy of Homeopathic Medicine in 1996. She went back to nursing school after homeopathy school so she could understand all aspects of medicine. Now she has an educated perspective on allopathic and complementary medical practices. Homeopathy is her life's work and passion.
Homeopathy is a system of therapy in which very small, non-toxic doses of natural solutions are given to stimulate a healing reaction in a person. German physician Samuel Hahnemann discovered this form of medicine 250 years ago. The practice of homeopathy is based on the "law of similars. Stated more simply, what a substance can cause, it can cure. For example, a cut raw onion may cause running of the nose and burning, itching, and lacrimation (tearing) of the eyes. Homeopathically, Allium cepa, a remedy made from the onion, may be used for hay fever, watery eyes, and nasal discharge.
The homeopath decides a person's remedy from a consultation that takes from 1 to 2 hours. Choosing a remedy is very individual because each person experiences symptoms in their own unique way. For instance, one person's migraine could be exacerbated by certain foods, be worse at night, causing nausea, while another person's headache symptoms could be brought on by a lack of sleep and worse in the morning. All facets of the person are discussed: physical, mental, and emotional characteristics.
Deborah Holmes is a classical homeopath. This means she operates according to the discoveries of Dr. Hahnemann. This form of medicine is very safe and is capable of curing all expressions of illness.