Homeopathy: A Tool for Healing

April 28, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Homeopathy is a system of medicine created by Samuel Hahnemann in the 1700s is based on the concept of like cures like. It uses minute doses of natural substances that in a health person would produce symptoms of disease. It can be used in conjunction with all other healing modalities. It is used widely through out Europe and was common in the US until the 1900s. There were may US homeopathic medical schools including Boston university, the University of Michigan, Univ of Minnesota and the Univ of Iowa. Western (allopathic) medicine focuses on limiting symptoms whereas homeopathy focuses on supporting the body's natural defenses. For example a fever is a symptom for which physicians give medications to reduce. The homeopath believes that a fever accompanies the body's attempt to expel unwanted pathogens and will give minute doses of natural substances that support the underlying defenses causing the fever. Learn how you can use homeopathy in your healing path

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Susan Downs, MD

Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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