Dr. Light and the Brainchild Institute are proud to welcome homeopathic consultant, Darcy K. Schmidt, D.Hom to our team here in Hollywood, Florida. Darcy has been working in healthcare for over 25 years, and practicing homeopathy for the last 8. She began her career as a medical technologist and moved into Anatomic Pathology. There, she had a very successful career managing and working in several prestigious medical laboratories.
After becoming a mother, Darcy experienced many struggles with conventional medical techniques in dealing with chronic imbalances and developmental delays with her son. Her journey to achieve wellness for her son led her to homeopathy. Here, she finally found a new set of pathways that delivered the results she was seeking for her child. Throughout this process, she developed a passionate desire to help other children and families that were struggling with similar challenges, so she decided to pursue a graduate degree in homeopathy.
After five rigorous years of schooling, Darcy began working in family medicine, focusing on pediatric health and wellness. She works with adults and children, focusing on individual needs, as opposed to a specialty. Darcy listens with the ability to empathize by means of understanding of each unique situation of her clients, making the experience fulfilling and insightful. Her understanding of the homeopathic healing process gives confidence to those unfamiliar with this therapeutic approach.
About Classical Homeopathy:
Homeopathy, as a therapeutic modality, was founded in Germany over two hundred years ago by physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). The theory dates far back in human history to the time of Hippocrates, called the father of Western medicine.
Homeopathy is practiced according to well established fundamental principles that are tried and tested. It is based on the principle that “like cures like.” This means that a substance can cure similar symptoms when they appear as an illness. This approach is based on a simple observation that has been verified in the successful treatment of millions of people around the world.
Homeopathic remedies are delivered from many sources in the natural world and are tested on human volunteers – or provers – to elicit their therapeutic sphere of action. One of the unique qualities of homeopathic medicines is that they are refined through a process called potentization that renders them completely safe to ingest. This process involves diluting and vigorously shaking the substance many times over and it enables homeopathy to employ powerful substances for healing in a completely safe manner.
This is a relief for many people who wish to avoid the “side effects” of pharmaceutical drugs.
The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) www.homeopathycenter.org
About Cease Therapy:
As with classical homeopathy, the core principle of Cease Therapy is “like cures like.” The primary difference with Cease Therapy is that there is a chemical factor involved that has caused the imbalance. This can be something that occurred during the pregnancy, birth, or after, where the child is exposed to a substance that can affect their unique system.
If any of these chemicals are suspected as doing harm, Cease Therapy can eliminate those toxins and initiate the healing process.
Cease Therapy is a longer process versus classical homeopathy. The reason for this is that chemically induced imbalances must be eliminated from the body through a gentler detoxification process.
What can Homeopathy treat?
“Homeopathy treats children not diseases”
This means that theoretically everyone can be helped by homeopathic treatment. Symptoms that we call by a certain disease name are seen as the manifestation of a deeper imbalance. Homeopathy believes that disease in intimately associated with the life of the individual so to effect healing, the person must be treated as a WHOLE.
Common conditions such as digestive complaints, headaches, allergies and hormonal imbalances are relatively straightforward to address. The more chronic and serious your condition, the more complex it will be to reserve the deep patterns that your body has developed over time, especially those involving the vital organs. Many people come to homeopathy for their children for healing of deeper conditions that western medicine is unable to address in a satisfactory way for them. This includes states of depression, anxiety and cognitive conditions such as ADD where treatment by pharmaceutical drugs often brings unwanted side effects. In many cases homeopathy can also work as a complement to conventional care. Some people use homeopathy as a life-long ‘tune up’ process as a part of their overall approach to healthy living. Contact Darcy K. Schmidt, D.Hom for homeopathic treatment for your child at Brainchild Institute in Hollywood, Florida.