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"Dr. Erskine has transformed the quality of my life! I originally saw Dr. Erskine for osteopathy in regards to migraines and head/neck injury. A couple of years later I started homeopathic treatments and found him to be skillful in helping to create wellness. Dr. Erskine has great joy and kindness and many of my complex and mysterious ailments have been resolved."

-- C.M. 12/10/10


"In the healthy condition of man, the dynamis (vital force) that animates the material body, rules with unbounded sway and retains all the parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, so that our indwelling, reason-gifted mind can freely employ this living, healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our existence."
-- Organon of Medicine, Aphorism 9, Samuel Hahnemann MD

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a highly systematic, scientific method of therapy which stimulates the organism's own healing process. Useful in both chronic and acute diseases, homeopathy is a rejuvenation of an ancient concept of health and disease, based on deep understanding of the person as a unique whole. Treatment is for the total person, not just for one part or organ.

It is important to understand the symptoms are a sign of the organism trying to heal. The task of the homeopath is to gather as much information as possible in order to understand all the ways in which the person's healing forces are already acting. A homeopathic medicine is sought which is similar to the patient's symptomatology and will stimulate those healing forces.

Homeopathic medicines are prepared from over 2000 mineral, plant, and animal sources. Each medicine has been experimentally tested on human beings in order to determine which type of individual responds most strongly to which substance. A complete picture of symptoms is compiled based on the precise physical, emotional, and mental responses of each subject. This picture represents the resonance between a person and the medicine. The task of the homeopath during the interview is to match the total symptom picture of the patient with the experimentally determined symptom picture of one of the medicines.


Homeopathic medicine promotes health in its unique way. Through an interview process, which is called 'case-taking' (and can be extensive if the patient's health issues are complex), the homeopathic physician 'takes the case,' bringing into view the full picture of the patient, especially the symptoms and sensations and their congruence with the patient's state of being.

The breakthrough in the promotion of health that came with Samuel Hahnemann MD's discovery of the science of homeopathy is that this 'symptom-sensations-state' has been found to possess a resonance with a specific homeopathic remedy. For over two hundred years, homeopaths have researched, studied, and compiled this homeopathic materia medica. This compilation of homeopathic remedies and their applications towards treating disease continues to evolve as homeopathy matures as a healing discipline and as illnesses transmute their expressions.

The homeopath selects the appropriate homeopathic remedy, determines the potency, and optimal dosing schedule. The homeopathic remedy stimulates the vitality of the patient to shed symptom patterns and move into health.

In follow up consultations, the homeopath and the patient discuss the changes since last seen, review current and prior symptoms, look at family susceptibilities toward disease expressions and work together in the pursuit of health. Homeopathic medicines are reviewed and doses are adjusted or remedies are changed as indicated through the case taking, patient feedback, and homeopathic analysis.

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"Homeopathy literally changed my life! After a long and debilitating illness I tried homeopathy and it gave me back health, vitality, and energy to reengage with the world. For common illnesses the results have been incredible and I could not give a more hearty recommendation."

-- M.T. 3/2/10

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"The homeopathy treatment has been a life saver allowing me to come off the chemical anti-depressants and hormone replacement therapy. In general I feel physically and mentally much better. Dr. Erskine is also very kind, empathetic, and seems to care."

-- C.B. 2/8/10