Homeopathy is an alternative treatment system whereby the patient’s body is stimulated in a way that encourages and supports healing.
During a homeopathic consultation, an in-depth interview is held with the patient to determine specifics around the illness as well as details around personality traits. The homeopathic remedies that are prescribed are uniquely suited to each person’s set of symptoms and herbal medicines may sometimes be added as further support.
One of the big misconceptions around homeopathy is that it takes a long time to work. Generally, we find that there is a quick response in acute conditions and that more chronic conditions may take a little longer to respond although this is not always the case.
Homeopathy is extremely effective in the treatment of children and most remedies can be used in conjunction with conventional medication.
Dr. Riette Smulders has a Master’s Degree in Homeopathy from the Durban Institute of Technology as well as a certificate in Basic Ambulance Assistance.
She is extremely passionate about my patients and loves providing care and support to them on their road to recovery. Her aim is always to not only see physical improvement but also emotional improvements so that people may lead healthier happier lives.
I have been interested in nature and healing as far back as I can remember. As a 5yr old, I spent many hours in our garden bandaging and treating whatever plants or animals I felt needed help. When I got to high school, I got extremely ill and we went from specialist to specialist trying to find the cause. After many months, it was the homeopath who diagnosed me as having glandular fever and set me on the road to recovery. These experiences paved the way for me to embark on six years of study getting my Master’s degree in Homeopathy in 2001.
I ran a very successful practice from home for ten years and am thrilled to have joined the professional team at the Vertebrae Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic.
I have come to realise over the years of practicing, that there is a real need for people to connect with their healthcare practitioner. To have someone who takes time to really listen and is prepared to walk with them on the road back to health.
Homeopathy is extremely versatile and very safe to use even on the smallest new-borns and most frail. In many cases, it can be used in conjunction with other medication and has the ability to not only bring about the relief of physical symptoms but also improve the patient on mental and emotional levels.
I have a special interest in children with learning difficulties and am currently busy with part-time studies doing the Waldorf Teacher Training Course which I believe will support the experience that I already have in this field.
I share my home with my amazing partner as well as four beautiful children (two of which are mine).