What is Homeopathy? Information from Hauser Homeopathy in Waterloo, Ontario.

Services

  1. Classical Homeopathy

  2. Live Blood Cell Analysis

  3. Genetic Testing and Lab Testing

  4. Prenatal Care and Labour Doula Services

 

 1. Classical Homeopathy

Constitutional Homeopathic Casetaking & Treatment

  • For Prevention of Disease & Chronic or Recurrent Disease
  • For Infants, Children, Adults & Seniors
  • For Mental/Emotional/Behavioural Concerns & Physical Pathology

Get 'un-stuck' with your constitutional  remedy!  Homeopathy has the ability to ameliorate and often resolve chronic conditions naturally, gently and permanently, without the side effects common to medications.  The key to healing with homeopathy is understanding the individuals unique symptom picture, or constitution, and then selecting a unique remedy that addresses the entire constitution.

Examples of Chronic Conditions:
Chronic pain, Headaches/migraines, Chronic stress, Sleep disorders, Skin conditions (Ex. rashes, acne, eczema, psoriasis), Asthma, Allergies, Inflammatory conditions (Ex. arthritis, fibromyalgia, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s), GERD, female issues (Ex. PMS, infertility, menopausal symptoms, fibroids, menstrual complaints, endometriosis), Depression, Anxiety, Mental illness, Emotional problems,  Impotency, Growths (Ex. Warts, tumors), Neurological conditions (Ex. MS, parkinson's), Thyroid conditions, Chronic fatigue, and much more!

Homeopathy for Children

Newborns to 18 years

Homeopathy is a safe and effective alternative for even the youngest members of your family.  Newborns to teens can greatly benefit from homeopathy.  Homeopathy can be used as preventative medicine as well as to treat existing conditions or aid the healing process in acute and first aid situations. Mental and emotional concerns as well as physical pathology can be improved and often eliminated by the application of an individualized homeopathic remedy.

Examples of Acute Childhood Conditions:
Earache, diaper rash, teething, colic, injuries, chicken pox etc.

Examples of Chronic Childhood Conditions:
Delayed development, eczema, ADHD, autism, behavioral problems, bedwetting, learning difficulties etc.

Homeopathy for Adults

18+ Including Pregnant Women

As adults we often suffer from imbalance on some level.  We are bombared by endless stressors and pollutants in our environment, and often have a history of trauma (emotional or physical). Homeopathy is an excellent way to improve your energy level, decrease your stress, and to strengthen your immune system...not to mention let-go

 

2. Live Cell Microscopy

aka Live Blood Cell Analysis (LCA) or Live Cell Nutritional Analysis

Live Cell Nutritional Analysis uses a drop of blood viewed under a microscope to provide valuable information about your general state of health.  It can reveal early signs of imbalance and ill-health.  LCA evaluates the biological terrain –your internal environment — and certain aspects of the blood that may be indicative of other processes going on in your tissues, digestive system, cardiovascular system and immune system.  All members of your family, both young and old, can benifit from this educational lab assessment.

Observations may include:

  • Presence or evidence of bacterial, parasisitic and fungal lifeforms
  • Nutritional deficiencies such as B12, folic acid, iron, essential fatty acids etc.
  • Digestive insufficiency and liver or bowel toxicity
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Dehydration
  • Immune system function and free radical damage
  • Uric acid crystal accumulation and heavy metal toxicity
  • Atherosclerotic plaque; early recognition of cardiovascular risk factors
  • Poor circulation, oxygenation level and abnormal blood clotting
  • Symptoms of out of balance acid/alkaline pH blood level

What is the Procedure?

A drop of blood is drawn from the patient’s fingertip using a sterile lancet and immediately placed between a microscope slide and a cover slip. It is then viewed under a darkfield microscope lens which magnifies the blood 1500 times and can be viewed by both the patient and clinician on a monitor.  Together we can see indications of the health of your blood at a cellular level.

In preparation for this procedure it is important to fast for at least 3 hours prior to your appointment. In these 3 hours, try to drink 3 glasses of water.

What do I do once I have this information?

Knowledgeis power! Being able to see for yourself the health of your cells is a liberating and exciting experience.  Based on the live blood observations a treatment plan will be recommeded for the next 1-2months.  This may include nutritional protocols and/or products to help restore your blood and tissues to a healthier state based on your individual picture.

Once you have seen your biological terrain under the microscope you will want to come back in a month or two to see how well you are doing.  The journey is both educational and empowering.

How is this different from conventional blood analysis?

  • The amount of blood needed is significantly less than a conventional blood draw from the arm.  We only need a drop.  The procedure feels like a short pinprick on the finger so is not painful.
  • Blood is viewed under a specialized microscope system which allows the patient to be able to see what’s happening on a screen as the clinician views it through the microscope. The feedback is therefore immediate and both patient and clinician participate in the analysis together.  There is no waiting for lab results.  You will walk away with information about what your blood is telling you.

Bare in mind that Live Cell Nutritional Analysis is not considered a formal medical diagnosis of specific illness and should not be the sole basis for investigating specific health concerns you may have. 

Andrea Hauser holds a Certificate in Applied Nutritional Microscopy from the Edison Institute of Nutrition and a Capillary Workshop Certificate from the Robetech Institute.

 

3.  Genetic Testing and Lab Testing

As more individuals become health conscious and new tools such as FitBits gain popularity, many patients are asking for more qantitative tests.  These metrics can help you to prevent disease, monitor health concerns, or maintain optimal health.  In response to this growing health trend Andrea Hauser will now be offering a variety of lab tests.  Lab testing comes at an aditional cost and therefore will be selected based on the patients unique needs and wants.

Genetic Testing

Ever wonder what your genes say about you and your nutritional needs?  Research shows that people are more highly motivated to adopt healthy dietary habits when given specific information about their unique metabolism then when given general advice.  With information about your DNA, you can begin to eat according to your genes as a mean of disease prevention.

Nutrigenomix genetic testing collection is quick, simple and non-invasive and you will receive a personalized report and advice.  All information provided is based on peer reviewed scientific studies.

  • 7 Gene Test – This test determines how the body responds to vitamin C, folate, whole grains, omega-3 fat, sodium and caffeine.
  •  NGx Gluten Test - This test determines if you have low, medium or high risk of gluten intolerance and provides a personalized nutrition report complete with recommendation and various resources.
  • Combined panel of seven genetic markers plus 6 variations of the HLA gene region (gluten test).
  • 45 Gene Test- Determine how your genes can influence recommendations related to weight management, body composition, nutrient metabolism, cardiometabolic health, food intolerances, eating habits, fitness performance and injury risk.  Based on your results a series of nutrition and fitness recommendations will be made aligned with you genetic profile. 

Other Lab Tests

Heavy Metal Testing (HMT):  The HMT general kit is designed to test first morning urine for the presence of 8 toxic heavy metals: cadmium, cobalt, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel and zinc.  This is a very useful preliminary non-quantitative test to detect the presence of metals in the body or determine if amalgam dental fillings are leaking mercury.   Specific HMT tests are also available to test quantitative results in parts per million. 

Free Radical Testing:  This kit will assess the free radical activity in the body.  It checks for the presence of Malondialdehyde (MDA) which is the most prevalent by-product of lipid peroxidation and is an indication of free radical activity.  This test is more accurate than blood because MDA is often quickly removed from the blood into the urine by the kidneys.  Excessive free radical activity has been linked to causes of many degenerative diseases from gene mutation.  The result obtained can be used to determine the adequacy of anti-oxidants of the body. 

Adrenal Function (Koenigsburg) Test:  This test will assess adrenal stress or general stress on the body.  This is important in preventing adrenal fatigue and weakening of the immune system.

 

4.  Pre and Postnatal Care & Homeopathic Doula Services

Prenatal and Postnatal Care

Are you uncomfortable giving yourself or your baby synthetic drugs, or find they are not effective? Mothers are often very relieved to find that there are gentle, natural and effective alternatives. Homeopathic treatment is a safe alternative for you and your baby.

Prenatal Conditions effectively treated with homeopathy (although not limited to) include:

  • Nausea/ vomiting (morning sickness)
  • Constipation and Hemorrhoids
  • Exhaustion and Insomnia
  • Fears and Anxieties
  • Cold, Flu and Infections

Labour and Delivery:  Homeopathy can be useful in labour as well. Remedies can be taken during labour to help ease pains, calm the mother emotionally or remove obstacles that are preventing a smooth delivery. Some situations homeopathy can help with in labour include:

  • Delayed Labour
  • Slow Labour
  • Excessive Pain
  • Exhaustion
  • Malposition of the Baby
  • Hemorrhage & Retained Placenta

The postpartum period presents many challenges to the mother and infant. Homeopathy is effective in treating problems during this time such as:

  • Excessive Pain after Labour, Episiotomy or Caesarean Section
  • Breast Pain or Nursing Problems, such as Mastitis
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Diaper Rash, Cradle Cap, Thrush & Eczema
  • Colic & Teething

Pediatrics:  As your baby grows, there are many physical as well as mental emotional concerns that can arise.  Homeopathy can help your child heal from:

  • Viral and Bacterial Infections Ex. Ear Infections, Chicken Pox, Strep Throat, Fifth Disease etc.
  • Sleep disorders, Night terrors & Bed wetting
  • Anger & Separation Anxiety
  • ADHD, Autism & Behavioral Concerns
  • Injuries & Physical trauma

Homeopathic Doula Services

  1. Pregnancy Prepare Program:  Together with you and your partner we will review remedies that will help to facilitate the birthing process as well as remedies that address common concerns (mentally and physically) pre and post labour.  Included: Preparing for Childbirth & Natural Treatment for Infants Booklet (Note: *Individual remedies or a pregnancy and deliver kit can be purchased or rented at an additional cost)
  2. Doula Package A: Includes Doula Information Binder, remedy kit rental, two pre-birth preparation appointments, phone assistance as needed during labour and/or 1hr attendance at birth, and one post-birth home visit.
  3. Doula Package B:  Includes Doula Information Binder, remedy kit rental, two pre-birth preparation appointments, Doula on-call one week prior to due-date until birth,  attendance at birth,  and two follow-up home visits.

A doula, also known as a labour coach, is a nonmedical person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, as well as her partner and/or family, by providing physical assistance, and emotional support. The provision of continuous support during labour by doulas is associated with improved maternal and fetal health and a variety of other health benefits.  Please contact Andrea for more information on her doula and prenatal services.  (Email:  hauserhomeopathy.com)