Kathy Pye, DCHM.,
Kathy Pye has been treating patients at GFC for more than 5 five years in her role as a practitioner of Homeopathic Medicine.
Originally trained as an orthopedic, sports medicine therapist, she spent ten years working with elite sports teams such as Rugby Canada and has participated as member of the Canadian medical staff in a number of international sporting events. She realized this training was not enough to help people with their total health, and continued her education becoming trained in classical Chinese acupuncture, auricular medicine and eventually becoming a homeopathic practitioner.
In her daily practice, Kathy uses not only homeopathic medicine and auricular medicine but is also trained in cranioscaral therapy and esoteric Japanese acupuncture combined with nutritional advice and lifestyle coaching. She treats people from all walks of life, including elite athletes, babies and children, men and women as well as the elderly. Conditions she sees range from problems surrounding the common cold, to asthma, allergies, skin issues, menstrual problems, orthopedics, infertility, pregnancy, chronic pain, gastro-intestinal problems, mental health issues and behavioral problems. On the lighter side she is also certified in constitutional facial rejuvenation, which is designed to combat the aging process.
Currently Kathy is an educator in the field of German Auricular Medicine, being only one of ten people certified in this process in North America. She is involved in practitioner education conducting on-line webinar courses and has lectured in San Diego and New York City at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicines and in Australia, where she will continue her lecture series in 2013
A: Homeopathy is a formal medical practice working on the premise that given the right parameters the body is capable of healing itself with minimal invasion. A homeopathic practitioner must study a minimum four years post graduate, including a clinical internship.
Originating with the work of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in the 1700s, homeopathy is the second largest practiced medicine in the world. It is capable of resolving disease and dysfunction in the body by understanding the cause and determining the exact remedies that will work to eradicate the person’s problem. It is highly effective and cost-efficient, and safe for everyone, infants, children, and seniors. The remedies have no side-effects, nor do they counter the action of any life-sustaining pharmaceutical drugs. Homeopathy is effective in all types of health issues ranging from infant and childhood illnesses, male/female issues, mental health and chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis, cardiac issues, neurological issues, skin problems such as herpes and acne and is highly effective in acute cases such as the common cold, influenza, ear infections and childhood ailments such as chicken pox.
A: It is very different as a homeopath will consider what is going on in all areas of your body and life to arrive at the appropriate remedy that you require to help your situation. The initial consultation is 90 minutes and during that time your total health situation from what your chief complaint is assessed. That is called taking the totality of the case and it is crucial if the most effective remedy is to be prescribed. Depending on your situation usually you would follow up in two-three weeks to determine how well the remedy is working for you and if any adjustments need to be made.