Female Times: HOMEOPATHIC HEALING; at a Time When Modern Technology, Environmental Pollution, Bad Eating Habits and Stress Are Wrecking Havoc on Our Health, Gentle Remedies Are Becoming Increasingly Popular. GEMMA MURRAY Talked to Natural Health Practitioner, Dr Yvonne Casey about the Nature of Her Work
Murray, Gemma, The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Dr Casey trained in conventional medicine before taking a second degree in Homeopathy. She now works along side the world renowned homeopath Jan de Vries and will soon pass on her wealth of experience to students at Belfast's new College of Naturopathy and Complimentary Medicine, due to open in September.
Dr Casey treats her clients gently with homeopathy, herbal medicine, Bach flower therapy, dietary advice, acupuncture and therapeutic massage. She has worked with sufferers of every possible ill from serious acne to stomach cramps, arthritis to depression and irritable bowel syndrome to cancer.
One of the latest advances in Homeopathy is research into the development of natural remedy to combat cancer. And Dr Casey believes it will create mighty waves in the medical world.
She said: "I am very excited about the natural remedy developed in America for cancer, as very interesting results have been found. But I wouldn't like to say that a cure has been found prematurely."
Dr Casey is disheartened by the small number of cancer patients who come to her for help. She said: "There are also some very strong Homeopathic remedies to boost up the immune system. And they could do wonders for many sufferers."
The vast majority of her clients show signs of stress, anxiety, panic attacks and nervous exhaustion. She said: "Lifestyles have changed so much and it has taken its toll. But people need to be treated on an individual basis as everyone's reactions and perceptions are very different. What will cure me from a pounding headache may not cure the next person."
Before deciding on a prescription Dr Casey has a long chat with her patient about their diet, lifestyle, constitution and particular psychological makeup. "Homeopathy treats the person holistically, the physical as well as the mental and emotional problems. …