Homeopathic Medicine, also known as Homeopathy, is a medical system based on the idea that the human body is capable of healing itself. Homeopathic medicines – or “remedies” - act to strengthen the body’s innate immune response and seldom have side effects. Some conditions that conventional medicine has no effective treatment for respond well to Homeopathy.
A Homeopathic doctor takes into consideration your physical symptoms, as well as mental, emotional and spiritual factors. Your constitution – which includes personal qualities like initiative, stamina or creativity, for example – is also thought to be essential to a Homeopathic understanding of your overall health.
From its earliest days, Homeopathy was known to begin with a long consultation – at least an hour – during which time, the patient and Homeopathic doctor discussed all aspects of the patient's medical history, illness and life in general. Homeopathic doctors do much the same today. Homeopathy is the ultimate in individualized care, and that is precisely what you will experience with Dr. Gail Ravello and her team at Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center.
Homeopathy is a centuries-old system of healthcare that is widely accepted in many countries, especially Europe and India. The Royal Family of England has a long history of using Homeopathic remedies and has its own Homeopathic physician on staff.
Homeopathic Medicine experienced a resurgence of interest in the 1990s here in the U.S., and by 2002, the use of Homeopathy had increased over 500 percent.
It was developed in the late 1700s by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann. His famous aphorism, “like cures like,” often referred to as the “Principle of Similars,” can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece and Egypt.
The idea is that when a substance in large doses causes symptoms, in small doses it can cure these symptoms. It is also theorized in Homeopathy that something causing illness or certain symptoms in a healthy individual has the capacity to cure the same illness and symptoms in someone who is ill.
The substances used in Homeopathic remedies are diluted repeatedly (aka sequential dilution) and shaken vigorously (aka succussed) between each dilution, resulting in what is termed “potentization.” These homeopathic “remedies” utilize tiny amounts of herbs, plants, minerals, sometimes animal-based natural substances (like duck liver), which are thought to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.
In addition to Homeopathic remedies, a Homeopath will always favor non-toxic, natural therapies, including proper diet and nutrition, herbal medicine, healthy movement, nutritional supplements, lifestyle modification, alternative therapies, education, and counseling – always with a profound understanding of everything that shapes who you are.
Homeopathic doctors offer treatment to all patients, but the Top 10 most common diseases treated by Homeopaths include:
Homeopathic Medicine seeks to restore the body’s natural state of health by supporting and stimulating each patient’s inherent self-healing process. While all medical conditions benefit from consultation with a Homeopathic Medicine doctor, some of the illnesses and diseases that respond best to a Homeopathic Medicine approach may also include conditions like:
Because mental wellness can be a tremendous factor in healing and disease prevention, Homeopathic physicians prioritize addressing mental health issues.
At Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center, Dr. Ravello takes a comprehensive holistic approach to health, focusing not just on relieving symptoms, but helping the body heal what has gone awry. With our Homeopathic understanding of human health, we examine each health concern in the context of your overall condition.
Your medical plan, along with all treatment and homeopathic remedies, is personally tailored to your health needs. – factoring in physical, social, psychological, family and genetic factors. We may employ any of the following treatment options:
At Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center, Dr. Ravello always aims to create a personalized plan, designed perfectly for you.
Homeopaths focus on treating the individual, not just the disease or its symptoms. During the initial consultation, a Homeopathic Doctor asks questions and pays close attention to behavioral and physical symptoms, as well as things like particular personality traits or your emotional state. It is normal for Homeopaths to ask questions about your personal life.
Upon arrival for your initial Homeopathic Medicine consultation, Dr. Ravello will review your personal and family medical history. She may also ask you questions regarding your current symptoms, stress factors and lifestyle habits. Homeopathic physicians typically perform a physical examination and possibly order lab work, but she will discuss with you what is needed and why she believes it is necessary.
Homeopathic Medicine is defined by its person-centered approach, together with the use of “remedies.” A Homeopathic physician arrives at the proper remedy to use by taking all factors into consideration. Every remedy is individualized. Any two people with the same ailment might need two totally different prescriptions. Your responsiveness to your specific dosage of the remedy will need to be reviewed after several weeks weeks and adjusted as necessary.
Homeopathic remedies are designed to reach root causes of disease. Because of this, the remedies help build a resistance to any recurrence of the condition being treated. Because of the nature of Homeopathic remedies and their extreme dilution, there are no concerns about toxicity, side effects or allergic reactions to any of the remedies Dr. Ravello will prescribe. Our remedies are available in a variety of forms, such as tablets, gels, drops, ointments and creams.
Dr. Ravello has a deep understanding of Homeopathic Medicine – as well as functional, naturopathic, integrative and conventional medical approaches. Determining the most natural, least harmful treatment method to restore wellness and optimize your health is always her goal. She looks for root causes and seeks to understand what exactly is not functioning properly and needs to be addressed.
Dr. Gail Ravello has a doctorate in Alternative and Integrative Medicine (PhD-IMD) from Quantum University and is board certified by the American Homeopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB). She is a highly skilled Homeopathic Doctor, with an ND degree from Trinity School of Natural Health, and extensive education and certifications. She has over 29 years of experience in healthcare, working in both private practice and hospital outpatient care.
Dr. Ravello is an active member of The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Certified Natural Health Professionals (CNHP), and the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine, among others.
Dr. Ravello’s many years in the field of Internal Medicine and Alternative Medicine in Roswell have given her extensive experience helping a wide range of patients with an array of health issues. Dr. Ravello takes an individualized approach to care, appreciating the nuances in each patient’s medical history, symptoms, and underlying issues and addressing the root causes of disease.
Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center
1130 Upper Hembree Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: (770) 674-6311