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Snohomish Wellness - Dr. Steve Olsen

401 Union Ave, Snohomish, United States



Homeopathy is an effective and scientific system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. Homeopathy recognizes that all symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the patient who needs treatment not the disease.
As a new patient, these ideas may be new to you, but homeopathy has been established for over 200 years.  
Take for example, a case of insomnia. The way of opposites (conventional medicine or allopathy), is to treat this by giving a drug to bring on an artificial sleep. This frequently involves the use of large or regular doses of drugs, which can sometimes cause side effects or addiction.
The way of similars, the homeopathic way, is to give the patient a minute dose of a substance, such as coffee, which in large doses causes sleeplessness in a healthy person. Perhaps surprisingly, this will help the patient to sleep naturally. As the body builds immunity to the remedy it also builds immunity to the illness.
Homeopathic remedies cannot cause side effects and you cannot become addicted to them. This is because only a very minute amount of the active ingredient is used in a specially prepared form.
Your homeopath will give you a homeopathic medicine or remedy that matches your symptoms as you experience them, as well individual characteristics: emotional and physical.
How does it work?
Homeopathic medicines work by stimulating the healing systems of the body. Once your healing system is strong and functioning effectively, many of your ailments will naturally disappear. Illness can not persist in a body that is strong bur rather only when there is susceptibility to that illness.

What will your homeopath need to know?
Homeopathy realizes that each and every one of us is completely unique. Thus in order to find the right remedy for you, a detailed understanding of who you are, what your complaints are, and how you experience them, is needed to accurately assess your case. Your homeopath will ask you many questions. Not only will you be asked about your presenting complaint, you will also be asked about your general energy level, your past medical history and about your lifestyle. Everything you tell your homeopath will be treated in the strictest confidence. The initial consultation will take up one and a half hours.
What to expect?
A number of changes typically occur after taking your homeopathic remedy. For an acute case such as the flu or eat infections the patient should be about 60% better in one day. For chronic ailments some patients experience a period symptoms appearing to get worse for a short time (about one day) and then 40% to 60% better in a week. This is a good sign that the remedy is taking effect. Old symptoms can reappear, usually for a short period. These symptoms will pass, and must not be treated, as they are a very important part of the healing process. Some patients do not notice any changes at all in the beginning of their treatment. In this case a change in the dosage and or selection of remedy may be necessary.
If any response to your treatment concerns you, be sure to discuss this with your homeopath. You might find it helpful to make notes of any changes and take them with you to discuss at your next appointment.


Opening Hours

09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00


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Flu Season There are many excellent remedies for the flu. The immune system can be built up and made stronger. If the correct remedy is given you should be better the next day. Eupatorium: Achy in the body especially the bones. Chills up the back. Tired with head cold symptoms, cough and sore throat. Nausea worse from the smell of food. Thirst for cold drinks. Gelsemium: Typical flu symptoms plus extreme fatigue, weakness. Eye-lids are droopy. Mind feels numb and dull. Indifferent to everything - things you use to care about seem unimportant. Desire to be left alone. No thirst.

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