Entries by David Johnson

The Language of Symptoms

Each and every approach to health care carries assumptions related to health and disease. In conventional medicine, for example, uncomfortable symptoms are generally regarded as “bad,” and the disappearance of those symptoms is generally regarded as “good.” In the 1970’s and 80’s, however, the well-known stress researcher Hans Selye, MD, PhD demonstrated how uncomfortable symptoms […]

Homeopathic Remedies for Flu

Whether we’re experiencing a short-term illness or a longer term issue, in homeopathic treatment we always look for what is characteristic, unique, and specific to the individual. This is true of any type of illness, including the flu. Let’s take a look at and compare three common homeopathic remedies for the flu.    Gelsemium – […]

Bruising and Arnica

Many people are familiar with the important role homeopathic remedies play in acute illness and injuries. But homeopathy can also help with longer standing problems, including mental and emotional distress. Arnica Montana is known as the mountain daisy and is the most commonly used homeopathic medicine in the world. It is typically used for physical […]

Homeopathic Home Use Remedies-Second in a Series

Homeopathic remedies for home use are easiest to use with injuries and first aid. They’re more difficult to use with acute (short-term, self-limited) illnesses. Their use in chronic, long-standing conditions requires formal training and experience. So most homeopathic remedy displays in health-related stores supply remedies related to the first two situations. Last month we talked […]

Homeopathic Home Use Remedies

  The original idea of homeopathy, which is curing with similars, dates back to Hippocrates in the fourth century B.C. He believed there were two possible ways to cure people, by contraries or by similars. “Allopathy” has followed the way of the contraries through the centuries, while “homeopathy” has championed treating with similars. Homeopathic remedies […]

Dynamic Medicine-A Book Review

“This book is my attempt to convey to you, the reader, an understanding of the world as seen from a homeopathic perspective. My intention is to help you wrap your mind around the science, art, and mystery that is homeopathy. And believe me, while homeopathic methodology is indisputably scientific, and its practice requires an artful […]

Homeopathy Defined & Explained

One of the biggest challenges for homeopaths is to describe the practice to others. On the one hand, remedies for short-term injuries and acute illnesses are relatively easy to use, and on the other, remedies for longer-term problems require a great deal of training and experience.  To complicate matters, there are different approaches to the […]

Understanding the Depth of the Homeopathic Approach

During the week of August 22, 2016 I was privileged to speak about Homeopathic Medicine to members of the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Family Practice Clinic in Madison, WI. This was my second invitation, having spoken to a previous group 2 years ago. Each time we spent 2.5 hours together and, […]

Hahnemann and Homeopathy

A discussion of the philosophical roots of homeopathy which Dr. Samuel Hahnemann expressed through various aphorisms in his “Organon of the Medical Art”. Hahnemann and Homeopathy Homeopathy is a 200 year old system of healing developed by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). Although the concept of “like curing like” had been recognized for thousands […]