What is Homeopathy?

homeopathic remedies

Homeopathy is a gentle form of natural health care that works with your body to return you to balance on every level: emotional, mental and physical.

Homeopathic medicines are made from micro doses of plant, animal and mineral sources that are specially processed. They are extremely safe to use when you are being treated by a professional homeopathic practitioner. Homeopathy has millions of people around the world.

Homeopathic Treatment

With constitutional treatment, your first visit of 2 hours is a complete discussion of everything that has ever bothered you, physical issues as well as emotional ones. The homeopath’s job is one of non-judgmental listening, not giving advice or analysis. After this appointment, your different symptoms are categorized and ranked. They are then correlated with reference books of symptoms and remedies. She then prescribes you a single remedy, calibrating dosage and frequency to the specifics of your case. The homeopathic literature is based on 200 years of extensive research.

health history consultation

mother giving child homeopathic medicine

Individualized Treatment

While most conventional medicines are “one-size-fits-all,” effective homeopathic treatment requires the remedy to be matched to the individual. When the right remedy is selected, a person’s innate healing response is triggered. This need for individualization also explains why you may have tried over-the-counter homeopathic remedies without the help of a professional homeopath and had mixed results. Even though a particular remedy is advertised as being good for the flu, there are actually hundreds of different flu remedies. It’s difficult to have enough information to choose the right one.

Once you’ve taken your remedy, you get a follow up session in three or four weeks of about an hour where you discuss which of your symptoms have gotten better, or changed, and how. She then changes your remedy or adjusts your dosing, to keep you moving in the right direction. Reading your symptoms correctly and prescribing the right remedy and dosage is an interactive process, and relies on years of formal training.


An estimated 6 million Americans used a homeopathic remedy in 2020. Remedies are considered by some cutting-edge scientists as “a form of nano-medicine.” Micro-doses of plant, animal, or mineral materials are used and prepared by a homeopathic pharmacy at varying dosages, as determined by more than two centuries of rigorous testing and proving. They are effective in curing everything from common colds, achiness, and soreness to more serious physical or psychological issues.


Becoming a certified classical homeopath CCH is a rigorous, many-year process. Beyond the four year program in classical homeopathy, certification requires passing five exams, completion of 250 supervised clinic hours, the presentation of 15 cases to a senior evaluator, and entails completing ongoing professional development units.

Cynthia Kingsbury, CCH, specializes in the treatment of depression, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety and chronic physical conditions.

Side Effects

There are many reasons to use homeopathy. One reason is that side effects are rare in this form of medicine. And it usually takes very few doses to begin to see results. Taking homeopathic medication under the supervision of a trained homeopath is considered safer than many forms of conventional medicine. Homeopathic remedies are generally safe, and the risk of a serious adverse side effect is thought to be small. Talk to your GP before stopping any treatment prescribed by a doctor, or avoiding procedures such as vaccination, in favor of homeopathy.

Costs and Insurance

While homeopathy is not covered by most insurance, homeopathy is very affordable. After the initial intake and first two follow ups (included in the “special package”) most of Cynthia’s clients show marked improvement in their health, and can often reduce or even stop other forms of treatment or medication. Many clients then schedule follow-up appointments on a six to eight week basis to keep their health moving in the right direction.

One client had numerous bouts of bronchitis every year for six years, and with constitutional treatment has been bronchitis free for one year. Such results are common among Cynthia’s clients, and they clearly save costs and time on a variety of levels. Also, the remedies are provided at no additional cost in most cases. There are no expensive tests, long waits, and your homeopath will never rush you through your appointment.

energy tree“My 2 year old daughter was waking up every couple of hours all night long and I was exhausted and frustrated. I felt like I had tried everything and nothing I did was helping. When my friend recommended I contact Cynthia, I called her right away. She did a very thorough intake, collecting all sorts of information about my daughter. The first remedy Cynthia gave us helped right away. She didn’t start sleeping through the night but she woke less frequently and went to bed with much less of a struggle. We tried 2 more of the same remedy with Cynthia adjusting the doses, and by the third one, my daughter was sleeping through the night. It has been several months now since the last remedy and she is still sleeping peacefully (and so is the rest of the family).”

— Annabelle S.