Homeopathy is a system of medicine founded in the Late 18th century by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Dr. Hahnemann Left His Medical Practice Because He “No longer wanted to incur injury to patients”.
He began translating medical books, as he was fluent in several languages and worked as a chemist, his original career. He came upon a debate about chinchona bark, which at the time was a cure for malaria. The thought was that it cured malaria because of the astringent properties of the bark, that was not a suitable answer for dr. Hahnemann and he decided to take the herb. Over a period of days, he began to develop the symptoms of malaria and realized that he could create the symptoms in a well person that he was trying to heal in a sick patient. Hence, like cures like or the law of similars was confirmed.
Realizing he could not give a toxic amount to a sick patient he had to do something to make the herbless toxic. He began to dilute and success ( shake ) the herbs, thus creating an energetic medicine. He and his colleagues tested many substances ( plant, animal, and mineral ) over his lifetime and recorded the effect of them all, in books called materia medica. They realized that the energy of the immune system used the energy of the medicine to heal itself.
We understand today that everything is energy. Pain, whether emotional or mental or physical, is energy. You cannot touch pain or anger or anxiety. It is energy. It is a sensation. Each substance that was tested creates sensations in the body. As a Homeopathic physician, I match the sensation, with which the patient presents, with the sensation that can be created ( by a plant, animal or mineral substance ) in a well person.
The energy of the remedy removes the energy of the symptoms that the body has created, and provides healing for the patient not the suppression of symptoms.
Dr. Sullivan prescribed a homeopathic remedy for me and provided nutritional counseling as well. I had gone to another naturopathic doctor previously who had recommended that I practice a vegan diet. However, Dr. Sullivan identified me as “O” type blood and recommended that I have animal protein in my diet. After learning what my body’s unique dietary needs were, I noticed a remarkable difference in my state of well being. I had experienced an improvement in my health before, but had not experienced the state of vitality that I achieved under Dr. Sullivan’s care. I am grateful for her to take the time to learn about my body and my specific needs. I consider Dr. Sullivan a co-primary physician who partners with my internist to care for my health.
I would describe my experience at the Center for Natural Healing as transformational. I would recommend the Center to my family and friends I came to the Center for Natural Healing looking for different choices for improving my health and wanted the personal care of a practicing professional. I had been referred by a family member. Dr. Sullivan recommended a diet plan and my health has improved. I have lost weight, and I’m practicing preventive care. I have definitely recommended the Center for Natural Healing, Dr Sullivan, and her book (The Path to Healing) to my family and friends. In essence, I describe the services at the Center of Natural Healing as comprehensive.
My wife and I took our infant son to the Center for Natural Healing to treat his severe allergies. He had a milk allergy that would negatively affect his entire temperament. Literally after two weeks of treatment, he was a completely different kid!
Now we have two boys, ages eight and eleven. Over the years, Dr. Sullivan has impacted their health in a positive way. She has helped them to face how they feel. The Center for Natural Healing offered me a different approach to health by helping me heal holistically- mind, body and soul. I describe my experience at the Center as calming. I feel at home and trust Dr. Sullivan. Since the age of 9, I have been a patient at the Center for Natural Healing. My mother introduced me to the Center after my brother was successfully treated for epilepsy. After I entered college as a theatre and dance major, I chose to continue to go to the Center. I have wholeheartedly embraced a healthy lifestyle.
I am fond of Dr. Sullivan and have established a working relationship with her over the past eleven years. I highly regard her opinion and we both have a mutual respect and trust for each other. I first learned about the Center for Natural Healing through recommendations from friends. My two year old son had suffered from a seizure disorder and had been taking medications since he was eighteen months. Nothing seemed to work. He even slipped into a comma while in the hospital. I then turned to Dr. Sullivan at the Center for Natural Healing. She helped me to wean my son off of medication to a healthier life. I have not regretted my decision.
I have been a patient for the past fifteen years, and all three of my children have been patients at certain times in their lives. I have seen Dr. Sullivan for a variety of aliments and concerns including hypothyroidism (Hashimoto Disease), high cholesterol, stress, and peri-menopause. I have always preferred natural remedies over prescriptive drugs on an ongoing basis. The vitamins and remedies I receive from the Center have helped me a lot! I have referred hundreds and hundreds of people to the Center over the years. My older brother and sister-in-law had always been positive influencers regarding healthy living. When I moved to the area, I searched for a herbologist. I prefer natural medicine and have both an allopathic and naturopathic doctor.