Homeopathy

American Acupuncture Academy

SaTerra Vishnu, DOM, AP

Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Integrative Medicine Practitioner & Electrodiagnostic Medicine located in Mount Dora, FL

Your body functions as a whole, and treating only one of its parts limits the effectiveness of that treatment. SaTerra Vishnu, DOM, AP, takes a holistic, integrative approach, offering homeopathy to his patients at American Acupuncture Academy. For more information about the homeopathic treatments he offers, call the office in Mount Dora, Florida, or schedule your appointment online today.

Homeopathy Q & A

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a medical discipline that avoids the traditional medicine approach of treating symptoms, often with synthetic medication, in favor of treating the person as a whole with natural remedies. This medical approach has been used for over two centuries to give patients a means to focus on their whole-body health, using plant-, mineral-, or animal-based products to support their healing. 

Your homeopathic treatment is tailored to you. Because this approach requires Dr. Vishnu to treat you holistically, treatment starts with him taking the time to understand not just your symptoms, but your day-to-day health choices and your health goals. Once he has a thorough understanding of your overall health, Dr. Vishnu personalizes your homeopathic treatment plan. 

What are the foundational principles of homeopathy?

Homeopathic medicine is founded on two guiding principles.

Like cures like

Homeopathic remedies look to natural treatments that bring on similar symptoms for treatments. For example, one homeopathic treatment for allergies (which often causes itchy, watery eyes) is red onions, which also cause your eyes to water. The goal is to use a very small dose of the “like” substance to indicate to the body that it should defend against these symptoms, kickstarting the body’s natural defenses against that ailment. 

Law of minimum dose

With homeopathic medicine, less is more. Dr. Vishnu believes that the smaller the amount of medicine that’s needed to treat you, the more effective it will be. Most homeopathic medicines are created by mixing the original ingredient(s) of the treatment with other substances like sugar or water to minimize the dose of the active ingredient you take. 

What can homeopathy treat?

Because Dr. Vishnu uses homeopathic therapies to address your body as a whole, helping you lead your healthiest and most balanced life possible, this medical approach is ideal in treating a broad range of conditions. Some of the health challenges Dr. Vishnu treats homeopathically include:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Migraines
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Illnesses like cold and flu
  • Lacerations and bruises

In short, Dr. Vishnu can take a homeopathic approach to treating whatever is preventing you from leading your healthiest life. 

If you’re interested in homeopathy, call American Acupuncture Academy or schedule your appointment online today.