History of Homeopathy

‘Disease is born of like things, and by the attack of like things people are healed’- Hippocrates

These principles were re-discovered over 200 years ago by German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). He developed them into the science called Homeopathy.

Homeopathy is a two hundred year old specific, scientific system of health care that is based on the law of “Similia Similibus Curantur” (let the likes be cured by likes). The word Homeopathy was derived from the Greek word “Homeos” meaning similar and “Pathos” means suffering.

Homeopathy was introduced to North America in 1826 and quickly gained popularity in Canada and the United States. Homeopathy was regulated in Upper Canada from 1859 to 1970 where one out of every six physicians was a homeopath. Homeopathy is safe, gentle and complementary with many other alternative therapies. It is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world and is available in most countries.

Homeopathic remedies

Homeopathic remedies are derived from plants, minerals and animal origin. They are manufactured under strict guidelines of Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia in North America and Europe. These remedies are non-toxic and do not cause dependency, withdrawal or addictions. The selection of the remedy is based on the person’s history, condition and its unique characteristic symptoms.

Homeopathic remedies do not suppress symptoms nor palliate but remove blockages that inhibit the vital force. They strengthen the immune system to help in bringing balance to the body. The goal of Homeopathy is the attainment of health at a holistic level – physical, emotional and mental. Individualization is one of the basic and most important principles in Homeopathy.

What can be treated with Homeopathy

Homeopathy can be beneficial in all stages of life from infancy to senior years. Homeopathy treats both acute and chronic conditions (deep seated chronic concerns that have developed over a long period of time) including but not limited to the following:

Nervous Disorders: Anxiety, Addictions, Fears, Headaches, Migraines, Insomnia, Depressions and stress related ailments, sleep disorder.

Children ailments: Teething, Ear and Throat infections, Colds, Coughs, Bronchitis, Bedwetting, Asthma, Allergies, Eczema, Conjunctivitis, ADD, ADHD, Autism and other Behavioral disorders.

Female conditions: Symptoms associated with Puberty, Pregnancy, Menopause, Breastfeeding, Premenstrual syndrome, Infertility, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Polycystic Ovarian syndrome

Metabolic disorders: Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Obesity.

Cardio vascular disorders and High and low blood pressure

Digestive complaints: IBS, constipation, Food intolerance, etc.

Other Ailments: Arthritis, Back pain, Sciatica, Alzheimer’s, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Cancer, Gout, Hemorrhoids, Post-surgical healing, Parkinson’s, Immune Disorders, Rheumatoid arthritis, Seasonal allergies & Food allergies, Skin conditions, Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis, Throat infections, Urinary problems, Varicose veins etc.

Meet your practitioners Jessica Liu and Jen Newell


Dr. Jessica Liu, BSc (Hon), ND

Jessica Liu ND is a Board-certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, practicing general family naturopathic medicine since 2006 with a clinical focus in fertility, women’s health, children’s medicine, pregnancy, and mental-emotional wellness… learn more

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Dr. Jen Newell, Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Jen Newell is passionate about helping people embrace health, feel amazing and easily incorporate “real” food into their busy lives. Her mission is to make health accessible and achievable, and to inspire patients to live an active, vibrant and healthy life… learn more