Homeopathy as a Therapy
HOMEOPATHY is a therapeutic medical system that aims to restore optimal functioning by stimulating the patient’s innate mechanism of repair and defence.
Homeopathy means ‘similar suffering’ or treatment by the same. It is based on the principle that a drug in small quantities will cure the same symptoms it causes in large quantities.
Dr. Samuel C. Hahnemann was the founder of Homeopathy 200 years ago and had discovered the principle of ‘like can cure like’. His life work resulted in the creation of a new system of medicine called Homeopathy.
Homeopathy follows a holistic approach to health and requires a practitioner to constantly investigate health from a multi-dimensional perspective. Patients are assessed from a mental, emotional and physical standpoint, in order to see how an individual responds or reacts to their immediate environment and to find the underlying cause of disease.
Homeopaths assess what makes a person susceptible to disease and do not only look at which bacteria or virus has caused the person to get ill. It is therefore necessary to strengthen the body’s innate immune system, referred to as the “Vital Force”. When out of balance, disease is the result. A correctly prescribed homeopathic remedy strengthens the “Vital Force”. An integral part of the homeopathic approach to health and wellness is to maintain balance by addressing the cornerstones of health (sleep, nutrition, breathing, exercise and mental relaxation).
- Strengthen the body’s innate immune system
- Homeopathic remedy strengthens the “Vital Force”.
- Addressing the cornerstones of health:
- Sleep, nutrition, breathing, exercise and mental relaxation.
What is Biopuncture?
Biopuncture is a therapy that describes the use of biotherapeutics for injection into specific points to support bioregulation. This is done on the basis of conventional and functional diagnosis. Bioregulation is the regulation of biological processes. It is a process within the human biological system, resulting from internal adaptive mechanisms that continuously adjust the systems response to internal or external stimuli. The goal of bioregulation is to maintain homeostasis.
Bioregulation is achieved by providing a stimulus by way of a local injection. This will evoke a physiological reaction in the patient. The purpose of this reaction is to facilitate a positive clinical response of the body
What is injected?
Biotherapeutic agents are medical products that do not suppress the neuro-immunological reactions of the body. They also do not cause interference with the normal physiological defense mechanism of the body. Biotherapeutic medicines regulate onflammatory processes and support the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Specific sites of injection
The site of injection is tailored to each presenting case. They are injected into specific zones or points on the body. They are injected into the specific area affected (pain zone) or in reflex zones or trigger points. The injections are usually given under the skin or into the muscle or soft tissue. There are usually multiple injection sites. This clinical effect is created due to the needle effect, the medication stimulating the receprots in the space around the cells and due to segmental effect (such as acupuncture). A few clinical sessions is needed to obtain optimal results.
What is it used for?
Orthopedic problems such as
- neck pain
- back pain
- acute sports injuries
- chronic tennis or golf elbow
Functional disorders such as:
- hay fever
Biopuncture as a bridge between Mainstream medicine and Natural medicine
- Biopuncture uses conventional diagnosis
- Most of the products used are tested for safety and reliability
- The biopuncture technique is performed following the rules of orthodox medicine
- Biopuncture show no major side effects
- These injections stimulate natural healing instead of suppressing symptoms
Questions and AnswersHow does Biopuncture work to help with pain or inflammations?
In conventional medicine, the drug you take suppresses your symptoms immediately. That is why you need to take high doses of chemical substances in order to suppress, for example, pain or inflammation. And usually it works immediately. But as soon as the medication stops working, you have to take another pill to stop the pain.
However, in Biopuncture small doses of products are injected in order to stimulate the natural healing processes. These ultra-low doses “wake up” mechanisms which are available anyway. So, the healing effect comes from “inside” your body — not from the products themselves. It’s the reaction of your immune system, which will produce the proper reactions to regain natural healing. The reaction of your body may be, for example, better local blood circulation, tissue repair, relaxation of muscles or local detoxification.
Will Biopuncture help me as quickly as conventional therapies?
It’s obvious that injections of such tiny doses are less powerful than, for example, cortisone injections. The dose used is too small to suppress the inflammation immediately. But that’s not the goal of Biopuncture! Inflammation is considered to be an important element of true and lasting healing. The goal of Biopuncture is to support the natural inflammatory processes in order to promote a complete and natural healing of the injured tissues.
When should I consider Biopuncture?
Biopuncture is very successful in treating sports injuries, pain problems and osteoarthritis. Some common indications for Biopuncture include: neck, back and sacro-iliac pain; tennis and golfer’s elbow; shoulder pain; knee pain and tension headaches. It can be used in allergies and inflammation treating sinusitis, hayfever and eczema. The use of biotherapeutic injections can benefit patients who have tried conventional medicine but with no success, or for those that cannot take conventional medication because of side effects. It can also be combined with conventional treatment. Each case should be assessed individually.
Meet our homeopath Dr Lana Pepler
Dr Lana Pepler completed a B.Sc Hons. in Chemistry. Thereafter her interest in health and the holistic approach to patient care, prompted her to complete a 5 year Masters Degree in Technology – Homeopathy. She is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa and a member of The Homeopathic Association of South Africa and was an acting Director of The Health Society of South Africa. She also served as project manager for the Prostate cancer foundation of South Africa. Dr Pepler has been in private practice for the past 8 years and has a special interest in Biopuncture, a homeopathic treatment modality that uses low dose homeopathic injections into specific body points to promote healing. Her training in First Line Therapy, allows her to combine her homeopathic knowledge and therapeutic lifestyle changes to address Chronic Disease.
Dr Pepler uses time honored methods of healing coupled with modern techniques, blood testing and special investigations for further evaluation and diagnosis. Employing a holistic approach to health and life has always been her driving force, which has its roots in her personal journey.
BSc. (HONS) M.Tech Deg. HOM
Pr. no: 0313033