At the Calgary Centre for Irritable Bowel
Syndrome we offer a comprehensive approach with proven therapies that address
the cause of the digestive issues. This approach to IBS includes a treatment
plan that addresses all levels of health in order to achieve total physiological
Energetic balancing is addressed
through homeopathic medicine that works to promote healing, remove toxins and
return the body to balance and harmony.
Homeopathy is a safe and gentle therapy that uses minute amounts of natural
substances to stimulate the body’s self-healing abilities.
The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and
pathos, meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body's
ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances.
This therapeutic method was developed by German physician Samuel Christian
Hahnemann at the end of the 18th century. Hahnemann articulated two main
1 The principle of similars
("like cures like") states that a disease can be cured by a substance that
produces similar symptoms in
healthy people. This idea, which
can be traced back to Hippocrates, was further developed by Hahnemann after he
repeatedly ingested cinchona bark, a popular treatment for malaria, and found
that he developed the symptoms of the disease. Hahnemann theorized that if a
substance could cause disease symptoms in a healthy person, small amounts could
cure a sick person who had similar symptoms.
The principle of dilutions (or "law of minimum dose") states that
the lower the dose of the medication, the greater its effectiveness.
In homeopathy, substances are diluted in a stepwise fashion and shaken
vigorously between each dilution. This process, referred to as "potentization,"
is believed to transmit some form of information or energy from the original
substance to the final diluted remedy. Most homeopathic remedies are so dilute
that no molecules of the healing substance remain; however, in homeopathy, it is
believed that the substance has left its imprint or "essence," which stimulates
the body to heal itself (this theory is called the "memory of water").
Homeopaths treat people based on genetic and personal health history, body type,
and current physical, emotional, and mental symptoms.
1 National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine