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Articles by Tamara Der-Ohanian, Registered Homeopath

Homeopathics are energetic stimulants that can nudge our healing power to start the recovery process

Homeopathic Medicine for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

03:46 pm April 4, 2017

While no one can make a definitive case for what causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, homeopaths believe that we all come into this world with inherent weaknesses and a predisposition toward certain ailments. Prolonged periods of stress, negative... Read more »

Homeopathy is a powerful yet gentle medicine that can help to heal the root cause of A-fib

Homeopathy for a Racing Heart, Dizziness, Cardiac Arrhythmia

04:12 pm November 4, 2016

“My heart flip-flops every time I lie down on my right side”; “I feel as though my heart is pounding against my rib cage”;

“My chest feels uneasy and I get so fatigued”; “My heart races and I’m gasping for air!”; “Dizziness comes first, then my... Read more »

If you’re searching to move your life forward, homeopathy may hold the answer

Homeopathic Medicine to Get Your Mojo Back

12:14 pm August 26, 2016

We all have found ourselves stuck at some point in our lives, feeling like we’ve lost an important part of ourselves. We might feel sad, bored, angry, or frightened, going through a routine existence full of duties and responsibilities. Perhaps you... Read more »

In some cases, feelings of inadequacy, and subsequent dieting, can lead to an eating disorder

Homeopathic Medicine for the Gentle Resolution of Eating Disorders

03:37 pm March 30, 2016

Her handshake was flaccid, and she struck me as being sweet, shy and anxious. She was an emaciated 27 year-old mother of an eight- month-old baby. Five months into her pregnancy, Ava started to feel disgusted with her body, saying she was “too fat”.... Read more »

Our bodies are equipped with an innate healing intelligence; homeopathy augments this healing power


04:14 pm November 18, 2015

Winter is approaching and it can be a dreary season for asthma sufferers, a great many of whom find that their symptoms get worse during the colder months. Attacks of asthma can also be triggered by substances such as cleaning and laundry products,... Read more »

Migraines are symptoms that indicate a deeper imbalance, and the body's way of getting our attention


02:15 pm September 30, 2015

Use of alcohol and ‘recreational’ drugs, over­eating, outbursts of anger, avoidance of social situations, quick judgements of others’ inadequacies – these are all ways in which people avoid feeling their pain. Taking painkillers for head­aches and... Read more »

Migraines, physical symptoms indicating a deeper imbalance, direct our attention to underlying cause


02:20 pm September 25, 2015

Use of alcohol and ‘recreational’ drugs, over­eating, outbursts of anger, avoidance of social situations, quick judgements of others’ inadequacies – these are all ways in which people avoid feeling their pain. Taking painkillers for head­aches and... Read more »

If you experience chronic back pain, be curious about what may be the emotional cause


04:05 pm August 18, 2015

The past sixteen months have brought me the highest number yet of people seeking help with lower back pain and injuries. At first, the condition and the timing seemed to be a simple coincidence; then it occurred to me that I too had injured my lower... Read more »

Whether you have anxiety about driving or flying, fear of illness or performing, homeopathy can help

Constitutional Remedies for Panic and Anxiety Disorders

01:32 pm June 1, 2015

Recently, a friend and I were driving down Hwy. 400, headed towards our favourite restaurant and looking forward to a leisurely lunch. The traffic slowed down due to construction ahead, and we proceeded in a stop-and-go manner.

“Get off the... Read more »

An individualized homeopathic remedy can unblock stagnant energy helping the body to becoming whole

Gentle Healing for Digestive and Bowel Disorders

05:08 pm February 26, 2015

Digestion is the complex process of transforming the food we eat into energy needed for growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues. This process also creates waste products which must be eliminated.

The digestive tract is a long winding tube... Read more »

Gaining emotional strength can change perception, and stop the grief some family members once caused


02:08 pm December 5, 2014

Last January, a number of my new patients sought help with various ailments such as headaches, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, eczema, and more. As I was reviewing their cases, it became apparent that all their ailments seemed to be... Read more »

With the gentle balancing power of homeopathic remedies, women can overcome the discomforts of PMS


03:06 pm September 9, 2014

Do you look forward to your menstrual period as a positive experience, or dread this time of month and find it a major inconvenience?  

Many women feel negatively about their menstrual cycle, planning activities and vacations carefully to avoid... Read more »

I love showing how quick and effective homeopathic remedies can be in various first aid situations


03:05 pm June 3, 2014

A few years ago I was sitting next to a mother and her young boy on a bus trip to New York City. Shortly after departure the boy started to cry, holding his tummy and clinging to mom. His mother was apologetic, explaining that the boy suffers from... Read more »

Homeopaths prescribe one specific remedy which corresponds with a person's unique set of symptoms


11:20 am April 29, 2014

Fibromyalgia is often misunderstood, and even misdiagnosed, when symptoms first appear. It is difficult to diagnose because fibromyalgia’s main symptoms, including widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep problems, mood disorders, headaches,... Read more »


03:40 pm December 10, 2013

The intention of this article is to introduce you to homeopathy and the important role it can play in treating patients with cancer.

Given the opportunity, I could write volumes on how cancer politics have kept you in the dark: why unsuccessful... Read more »

Homeopathy is helpful in coping with an acutely stressful situation, or one that has been stagnating


04:03 pm November 18, 2013

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
~ Lao-Tzu

This article was inspired by an incredible young woman... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine for Addiction to Drugs, Alcohol, and more

03:50 pm September 5, 2013

“Still enjoying your new Honda Accord?” he inquired, following their sexual encounter in his hotel room. Rising on her elbow, Danielle peered at the stranger she had met at the bar less than two hours earlier.  “How do you know I drive a Honda... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine for Mending A Broken Heart

04:16 pm June 1, 2013

Having gone through a relationship break-up recently, I am reminded of how effective homeopathy can be in processing negative emotions and mending a broken heart. Friends and family were commenting on how well I was handling the whole thing and what... Read more »

Homeopathy for Numbness

12:57 pm April 1, 2013

In my years of homeopathic practice I have heard many patients complain about experiencing numbness in some form, although in most cases numbness was not the primary reason for their visit to my office. Rather, it was revealed during my inquiries... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine For Sadness, Grief, and Depression

02:47 pm February 1, 2013

Madeline, a middle-aged woman diagnosed with mild depression, felt worse during the winter months. It started with the anticipation of the obligatory family get-togethers during Christmas.

She grew up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic and... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine for Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

12:42 pm October 1, 2012

“The first thing I felt was tingling and itching on the left side of my scalp. I then discovered a blister when I looked in the mirror. Luckily I was able to cover this thing with my hair. I tried not to scratch it and put some lotion to soothe the... Read more »

Homeopathic Remedies For the HPV Virus and Warts

12:51 pm July 1, 2012

Do you have warts? No problem! Rub a piece of bacon on your warts, then bury the bacon under a tree, and the wart will soon disappear. If you’re not into bacon, no worries, rub a few copper pennies on your warts then give the pennies to someone who... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine For Treating Migraine Headaches

04:11 pm April 27, 2012

Use of alcohol and ‘recreational’ drugs, over­eating, outbursts of anger, avoidance of social situations, quick judgements of others’ inadequacies – these are all ways in which people avoid feeling their pain. Taking painkillers for head­aches and... Read more »

Fears are like roadblocks on our journey to happiness. It is time to conquer them.

Homeopathic Remedies for Overcoming Fear

04:09 pm February 1, 2012

"Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?"   – Maurice Freehill

Fear is an intrinsic part of the human experience. It is necessary for our survival and triggers the 'fight or flight' response to keep us... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine for Hair Loss in Women

11:34 am October 1, 2011

The hair on our head is like a vegetable garden. How well it flourishes depends on what is happening beneath the surface. Just as poor quality produce is a symptom of soil deficiency, hair loss is a symptom of an unbalanced  human organism.

... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine for Treating Lyme Disease

12:18 pm July 1, 2011

With the great summer weather in full swing, you want to participate in outdoor activities, but can’t understand why you are suffering from symptoms you typically get during the flu season. You feel fatigued.  Perhaps you have chills, muscle aches,... Read more »

Homeopathy for Depression

03:56 pm December 1, 2002

When did your depression begin, and what was going on in your life at that time? This is one of the first questions your homeopath will ask when you’re seeking help for depression.

The answers are as diverse and colourful as the patients... Read more »


02:25 pm May 1, 2003

Hyperactive? Spirited? Behaves badly? Gifted? A human tornado? Or perhaps a child diagnosed with ADHD. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a medical classification used to identify individuals who are unable to concentrate and learn. When this... Read more »

Homeopathy for Cancer

05:16 pm November 1, 2004

The intention of this article is to introduce you to homeopathy and the important role it can play in treating patients with cancer.

Given the opportunity, I could write volumes on how cancer politics have kept you in the dark: why unsuccessful... Read more »

Homeopathy for Anxiety

02:04 pm February 1, 2005

In a society that praises perfect physical appearance, youth, confidence, and material wealth, it is no surprise that many people develop feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and depression. The impossible to achieve false standards created by... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine for Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome

02:36 pm May 1, 2011

Kyle’s parents were disturbed by their son’s behaviour at school. The 11-year-old was often in trouble for pulling other students’ hair, then laughing about it. It started happening sporadically when Kyle was nine, but escalated in frequency and... Read more »

Homeopathy for Allergies

02:09 pm May 1, 2005

“I love this spring weather,” I declared during a recent customary elevator chitchat. “Why?” queried the woman I was conversing with, “It’s only another dreadful allergy season!” Tempted to offer her my business card, instead I smiled graciously... Read more »

Homeopathy and Surgery

03:27 pm October 1, 2005

One of homeopathy’s best-kept secrets is its ability to prevent complications from surgery. Homeopathic remedies can help reduce fear and anxiety prior to surgery, excess bleeding during surgery, and can dramatically accelerate post-surgical... Read more »

Homeopathy for Improving Self-Esteem

03:27 pm April 1, 2006

Our self-esteem is shaped by the responses we get from our parents, siblings, peers and teachers while growing up. Psychology’s definition of self-esteem is the person’s perceived value of their self-worth. While self-esteem tells the truth about... Read more »

Homeopathy For Acne and Skin Disorders

04:37 pm July 1, 2006

It never fails. You have a job interview, an important business meeting or a hot date and, boom, you look at yourself in the mirror on the morning of – and staring back is the biggest, angriest pimple your body has yet produced.

For some people,... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine for Loss of Balance

03:51 pm February 1, 2007

What is the meaning of my life? Many of us have been confronted with this great existential question which tends to surface when we’re feeling a lack of balance. According to psychoanalyst Danielle Quinodoz, the need to find a psychic meaning for... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine For Relief from Arthritis and Inflammation

03:53 pm September 1, 2007

If you’re an arthritis sufferer, take a moment and think back to when you were pain free and able to move as desired. With the use of homeopathy, returning to this healthier state is a distinct possibility. If your organism is capable of... Read more »

Homeopathy for Digestive Disorders and Their Emotional Roots

03:45 pm May 1, 2008

Shortly after we began enjoying our meal at a recent dinner party, the host stopped eating, became visibly uncomfortable and excused himself from the table. Upon his return minutes later, he revealed that he had food stuck in his esophagus and... Read more »

Homeopathy: Allergies – The Soul’s Cry for Help?

04:17 pm March 1, 2011

“No, thanks, I’m allergic to oranges,” announced the woman I was conversing with at a recent cocktail party. As the server walked away with the fruit tray, the woman continued telling me about her latest airport and customs ordeal.  I, however,... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine for High Blood Pressure

05:12 pm October 1, 2008

During her annual physical exam, Nicole was surprised to learn that she had high blood pressure. Her doctor had prescribed medication, but the 52-year-old business owner decided to seek alternative treatment before resorting to prescription... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine To Restore Healthy Cholesterol Levels

03:20 pm February 1, 2009

If you’re like most people, you believe that avoiding saturated fats and keeping your blood cholesterol level low is the key to combating heart disease. You’ve been avoiding eggs for years, trimming the fat off all meats, and eating low fat or... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine for Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids

04:15 pm May 1, 2009

Often thought of as an unsightly and embarrassing matter, varicose veins are one of many circulatory problems that can contribute to ill health. While they are most common in the legs and feet, varicose veins can appear on different parts of the... Read more »

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE For Reclaiming Lost Energy

04:37 pm October 1, 2010

Have you noticed how your energy improves when you have a new love interest in your life? The world temporarily transforms itself into a kinder, gentler place. You wake up earlier, feeling happy and refreshed. You forgive people more easily and... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine for Relief from Diabetes Mellitus

03:15 pm September 1, 2009

Calling this article homeopathy for diabetes is somewhat misleading, since I continually stress the fact that homeopathy does not cure diseases. Homeopathy cures people.

Homeopathic treatment does not target one illness, an organ, a body part or... Read more »

Relief from Arthritis with Homeopathy

02:11 pm December 1, 2009

“So, who is the pain in your neck?” I playfully asked one patient complaining of chronic neck pain and stiffness. Appearing a little confused, he went on to elaborate on his symptoms and discomforts. Stressing the word “who,” I repeated the... Read more »

Homeopathy for Happiness

02:30 pm February 1, 2010

Ten years ago a friend of mine committed suicide. Although I was aware of her life stresses and struggles with single motherhood, I never realized how deep her pain was. She always appeared cheerful and gregarious, spewing clever puns at every... Read more »

Perimenopause: A Time of Personal Empowerment

03:21 pm May 1, 2010

“It can’t be menopause, can it?” was the protesting question posed by a 47-year-old patient with perfectly regular periods. Her recent hot flashes and ‘more than usual’ overnight sweating had prompted her concern. Debra, whom I had treated for... Read more »

Homeopathic Medicine for Insomnia & Sleep Disorders

01:52 pm July 1, 2010

Sleeping is trusting. In order to get a good night’s sleep, you need to give up control – yield and trust that you will be safe.

Sleep disorders are characterized by the inability to get sufficient and / or restful sleep. The labels range from... Read more »

Homeopathic Alternatives to the Influenza Vaccine

03:41 pm December 1, 2011

With increased controversy surrounding the flu vaccine and its efficacy, more people are choosing to stay healthy using natural alternatives. Homeopathy is one outstanding option for safely and effectively preventing and treating the flu. With an... Read more »