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Homeopathy was developed by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, in the late 18th and early 19th century.  Disillusioned with the cruel and ineffective treatments of his time (blood-letting, purging and poisonous drugs) Hahnemann looked for a more effective form of treatment.   After years of research he discovered the homeopathic principles and developed the system of medicine.  

Homeopathy rose to prominence in Europe after Hahnemann's successful treatment of victims of the great typhus epidemic in Leipzig that followed the Napoleonic campaigns.  The reputation of homeopathy increased in 1831 when cholera swept through central Europe.  With cholera,  mortality rates varied between 2.4% and 21.1% for homeopathy verses 50% or more with conventional medicine.  Far ahead of his time, Hahnemann also stressed the importance of disinfection, cleanliness, ventilation and quarantine.   (Pasteur's germ theory of disease had not yet been devised.) Homeopathy continued to out perform conventional medicine in epidemics.  During the terrible Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 the mortality rate of conventional medicine was 25 to 30% and that of homeopathy was less than 1%.

Homeopathy arrived in the USA in the 1820s.  It flowered in America in the 1860s through the 1890s.  By this time, homeopathy had been perfected to the level a true system of medicine.   It was being used to treat all forms of illness.  During this period in the US there were 22 homeopathic medical schools, 56 homeopathic hospitals, 13 lunatic asylums, 9 children's hospitals and 15 sanatoriums.   The first medical society in the US was the American Institute of Homeopathy founded in 1844.  By the turn of the century, 20 to 25 percent of all the physicians in the US in urban areas were homeopaths.  Most people are not aware that homeopathy had such prominence in the US.

So where did all those American homeopaths go to?  Well, as you can imagine, there was great competition between homeopathy and conventional medicine.  The AMA, which was founded in 1846, forbid its members to consult with homeopaths.  Local and state medical societies were told to purge themselves of homeopaths and their sympathizers.   The AMA and the Carnegie Foundation issued a study in 1910 on medical education called the Flexnor report.  This report recognized modern medicine and did not recognize homeopathy.  Modern medicine received the foundation funding and government support and homeopathy was left to it's own devices.   It declined quickly.  From 1910 to 1960 few homeopaths entered the ranks in the US or Canada.  In Europe, however, homeopathy continued as a viable form of medicine.

Today we are seeing a resurgence of interest in homeopathy.  Conventional medicine is not able to address many of the health needs of US citizens.  This is particularly true regarding chronic illnesses, both physical and mental.  There is a desire for medicines which do not have serious side effects.   There is also a desire for holistic medicine which treats the whole mind/body/spirit of the patient.  Homeopathy is perfectly designed for these conditions. Homeopathy has advanced greatly in the last 20 years.  It is even more effective now than in it's early days.

HOW DOES IT WORK?  Homeopathy operates on the principle of "like cures like" or the "law of similars".   This law states that any substance that makes you ill can also cure you: anything that can produce symptoms of disease in a healthy person can cure a sick person with similar symptoms.    A simple example is coffee.  The homeopathic remedy, Coffea, is used to treat insomnia and nervousness - the same symptoms one experiences from drinking too much coffee.  Another example is Allium cepa or onion.  It is used to treat hay fever and allergy in cases where the patient has profuse nasal discharge and tears.  This is just what someone would experience after peeling onions.   These are two simple examples, but thousands of other homeopathic remedies follow the same principle when they cure illness.

To find out what each remedy is capable of curing they are tested in a "proving".   Healthy volunteers are divided into two groups.  One group is given the unnamed substance and the other a placebo.  In this double blind trial neither the provers nor the conductor of the proving know what substance is being tested.  All symptoms experienced by the provers (mental, emotional and physical) are noted in detail and are written in the Materia Medica.  The many books of Materia Medica contain the symptom pictures of all the proven remedies.

The classical homeopath works with one remedy at a time so that the effect of the remedy can be gauged effectively.  The great challenge of homeopathy is finding the single remedy out of thousands that matches all the patient's mental, emotional and physical symptoms.  Classical homeopaths, literally, treat the "whole person".

Homeopathic remedies can be made from any substance.  They are prepared through a rigorous process of dilution and succussion (vigorous shaking).  The more the remedies are diluted the stronger they become.  Many are diluted far beyond the level where chemistry says there is any of the original substance left.  This is the great stumbling block that modern science can't get past.   Even when faced with anecdotal evidence of thousands of cured homeopathic cases by thousands of homeopaths for over 100 years, many scientists continue to say homeopathy can't possible work.  It may be that science has just not matured enough, yet, to explain homeopathy.

Since remedies are diluted so much and there is little or no chemical substance remaining in them, how can they work?  Homeopathic remedies do not cure by acting physiologically, at least not initially.  They act energetically, as catalysts, stimulating the body's "vital force" to heal itself.  Once the action is taken on the vital force, the physiological processes that need to change begin to change, also.  Degenerated organs will regenerate and blood tests will normalize.   But, the initial action of the remedy is on the vital force.  Other words for the "vital force" that you may be more familiar with are: immune system, chi or prana.

The vital force is that balancing mechanism that energizes us and keeps us in health.   It produces symptoms to counteract stress as it makes adjustments moment by moment to keep us healthy and in balance.   Disease symptoms are just the body's way of telling us how it is coping with stress in our lives.  Disease attacks only when this vital force is weakened.Health, then, is more than the absence of disease.  It is balance and harmony and freedom and a sense of well-being that is resilient in the face of stress.  This is our natural state and the state that homeopathy strives to make available to everyone.  

The pattern of improvement that is seen when someone is on a good homeopathic remedy follows Hering's Law of Cure.  This law states that as someone becomes well his or her symptoms will improve from the inside out, the top down, and in reverse order from their original sequence of occurance.  So, cure proceeds from the most important organs to the least important ( the brain being most important, internal organs next in importance and skin least important).  So, if a patient suffers from both  liver disease and eczema, the liver may begin to heal before the skin does.

Additional Information

Steve Emig is happy to offer "Live Now" Life Counseling in addition to homeopathic treatment.  This unique counseling therapy can be done in conjunction with homeopathic treatment or separate from it.  Live Now therapy is an alternative to psychology, psychiatry, spiritual counseling, family counseling, life coaching, mental health counseling, conventional counseling, life coaching, and success counseling.

The essence of Live Now counseling is to guide the patient to begin living from intuition and their innate knowing rather than from the voice inside the head; the thinking.  Life becomes simpler and easier when the mind becomes quieter.  Psychological and emotional disorders begin to disappear when the patient sees that it is the thinking (and not the patient) that has the problem, that causes the problem, and that is the problem.

The Live Now process is a series of office or phone consultations.  Advice, techniques and guidance are given to enable the patient to see the difference between the thinking and their own true nature.  The process does not require hours of meditation and isolation.  It is designed to become part of the patient's normal daily work and play life.  The length of treatment depends on the depth of the individual's imbalance. The Live Now method was developed by William Al Mejia.  Steve Emig has trained with Al for over 25 years while going through the Live Now process himself.  Information about Al Mejia and Live Now is available on the web site: www.livenowcounseling.com

 Fees for Life Counseling are $85.00/office visit.  Most Live Now work is done through phone consultations also billed at $85.00/hour, however, sessions are commonly 20 minutes long and those are billed at 1/3rd of the hourly fee or $28.33. Steve practices the Sensation Method of Classical Homeopathy. This, basically, means that he selects only one deeply working homeopathic remedy at a time to address the patient's disease state and entire symptom picture. You won't be loaded down with different herbs, supplements or therapies for each of your symptoms. Just one well selected homeopathic remedy addresses all of your symptoms. It is a truly holistic, natural and concise approach to healing.

Many people think homeopathy is herbology or nutritional supplements or acupuncture or naturopathy. It is not. Homeopathy is a distinct system of alternative medicine in which illness is treated with specially prepared, natural homeopathic remedies that stimulate the body itself to return to health and balance. Since homeopathy is a system of medicine, homeopaths can successfully treat illnesses and imbalances ranging from minor and acute to serious and chronic.

Some examples of the many mental imbalances treated successfully with homeopathy are:  Bipolar disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Drug and Alcohol and other Addictions, ADD and ADHD, Schizophrenia, Learning disorders, Asperger's, OCD, Eating disorders, PTSD, self esteem issues and much more.Homeopathy is safe. Many common homeopathic remedies are sold over the counter. You will not see the FDA withdraw homeopathic remedies from the market. They are considered too dilute to cause any harm.

Homeopathy is the preferred system of alternative medicine of the citizens of many European countries. It is experiencing a revival in the US because of the failure of conventional medicine to address many of the health needs of American citizens. Homeopathy is complementary medicine and can be used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.


The classical homeopathic consultation for a chronic illness takes 2 to 2 and 1/2 hours.  It is an interview like no other.  The homeopath must get enough information about you to create a complete, holistic, picture that can be matched to a remedy picture.  You will be asked to describe your physical symptoms as well as your mental and emotional state.  Be prepared to talk about any aspect of your life, particularly your dreams, fears and childhood experiences.  If this is a child's case, the parents will be giving much of the information.

After the intake consultation the homeopath will usually take a few days to decide on an appropriate remedy for you.  You will recieve a call informing you of the remedy choice and how to order and take the remedy.  Most remedies are ordered over the phone from homeopathic pharmacies and received through the mail.A follow-up interview will be scheduled for about one month after beginning the remedy.  This interview is necessary to judge how the remedy is working and to see if any changes need to be made.  A second follow-up interview is normally scheduled in another two months.   Follow-ups are then scheduled at three to six month intervals depending on your progress.  The fact that you are seeing the homeopath infrequently reduces the cost of homeopathic care compared to other therapies where the practitioner is seen weekly or more often.

Most patients experience a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within the first month of homeopathic treatment.  Many patients will remain on the same remedy for the duration of their treatment.  Some patients may require remedy adjustments and changes during their treatment.The length of homeopathic treatment varies with each patient.  Generally, the longer you have been ill, the longer you will need to be on your remedy.   Simpler cases may resolve in 6 months.  More difficult cases, like autism, may take several years or more.While on the remedy you will experience continued improvement in your health.  You  eventually reach a point where you are considered cured and no longer need to take your remedy.
Common remedy formulations are the sugar pill and the LM liquid.  The sugar pill is taken infrequently (sometimes only once every 6 months or more, depending on the person).  The LM liquid dose is taken daily and is often recommended for those patients that must drink their coffee.  So, is not necessary to give up coffee while being treated homeopathically.The fee for the initial consultation for a chronic illness is $299.00 and each follow-up is $99.00.  Remedies usually cost $15.00 to $20.00 depending on the formulation.The consultaion for an acute illness or first aid for an injury usually takes about a half hour and costs $99.00.  Improvement in an acute case can be seen almost immediately if the remedy is correctly selected.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Treatments For:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Cough
  • Joint Diseases
  • Pain
  • Stress

Consultation Type: Direct ConsultationAll patients have to come to the practitioner's location.

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