Author Archives: Pearlyn

What Do I Ask New Homeopathic Patients?

Welcome New Homeopathy Patients

I’ve been practicing homeopathy for 40 years, and there is an in-depth interview process that I go through with each patient when we first meet.” The purpose of this in-depth interview is three fold: to know the patient as thoroughly as possible, to establish a conventional diagnosis if needed and to elicit a thorough symptom […]

The Heart of the Matter

Heart in hands

February is here in Northern California where I now live and work Spring is just around the corner. I have started clearing my flower beds in preparation for the emerging growth and new plantings. As an East Coast transplant I am in awe that I can do this now. Soon plantings and new growth will […]

Musculoskeletal Issues and Homeopathy


Homeopathy provides effective treatment in many in conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Example A: Paula age 43 had been under a great deal of stress with more work than she could handle. The work load had settled down, but she developed a spasm in her lumbar area on the right side which was painful and […]

Homeopathic Treatment While Taking Allopathic Medicines


A number of my patients who come to see me are taking Allopathic/conventional medication for a variety of problems. Many are coming because it is their hope to be able to stop these medications which may be causing many side effects or simply because they prefer to be drug free. Others are coming simply to […]

Homeopathic Prescribing-One Remedy at a Time

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

Classical Homeopathy is an elegant system of medicine that was first formulated by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Among his many extraordinary contributions to the practice of medicine, Dr. Hahnemann demonstrated the wisdom and effectiveness of using only one remedy at a time in a person’s treatment. The curative effect of that one remedy can be carefully […]

Training and Licensing of Naturopathic Doctors (NDs)


I am often asked about my training and how someone can become a Naturopathic Doctor. Licensed ND’s are graduates of four year, full time, accredited Naturopathic medical schools with admissions requirements comparable to those of other medical schools. The Doctor of Naturopathic (ND or NMD) or Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) degrees are awarded after extensive […]

Naturopathic Doctor or Naturopathic Physician?


When I practiced in Connecticut, I was licensed as a Naturopathic Physician. I belonged to both my state and national organizations – the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). When I moved to California and became licensed here I continued my membership in the national organization the AANP and […]

Homeopathic Help for Bee Stings

Bee on a flower

Eagerly awaited summer is here with plenty of opportunity for outdoor activity. I go into my garden for my afternoon tea, savoring not only the tea, but the beautiful lushness of the garden at this time of year. I find that I have companions–my cat Clementine is stretched out beside me soaking in the sun and […]

Cold & Flu Remedies?

Smiley Face w/ a Cold

As a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in Classical Homeopathy, I am often asked,”Do you have anything for my cold or flu?” as if there were one specific remedy for “the cold” or “the flu.” One of the beauties of Homeopathy is that the curative remedy is selected not on the disease state or diagnostic category, but […]

Ignatia for Amanda’s Grief

Strychnos ignatii

Amanda, age seven was brought see me due to her diagnosis of seizure disorder. She initially developed simple seizures at 17 months old after she was weaned. Her neurologist placed her on medication for about 6 months and then the medications were stopped on a trial basis. There were no further seizures until she was […]

Peri-menopause, Menopause, Holism & Homeopathy

Many women experience symptoms during peri-menopause and menopause. The symptoms include hot flashes, sleep difficulties, mood changes and any variety of physical changes. Seeking relief, women may turn to conventional treatment using hormone therapy(HT). Other women seek a more natural approach using bio-identical hormones. HT is used because it is thought that the problems a […]

The Loop: Moving Your Relationship from Dysfunction to Health

A relatively healthy couple is brought together by love, joy, humor and common interests. Most couples are aware of this and expect this to be what a relationship is about. Beginning relationships hopefully offer all of these wonderful things. There are also other things which bring a couple together. At the simplest level, to learn […]

Health Care Choices

Even here in San Francisco, people often have a difficult time making health care choices, especially when it comes to alternatives to “traditional” treatment. A major reason people struggle is they often fear making the wrong choice, sometimes with good reason! Often a particular health decision can have a very significant impact on the way […]

Dealing With Menopause

Most women go through menopause without a problem. However a certain percentage experience symptoms: for some these are mild, for others severe or even incapacitating. The most common symptoms are vasomotor instability, more commonly known as hot flashes, sleep disturbances, menstrual difficulties, memory difficulties and mood changes. Many women are hesitant to use hormones, whether […]