Why I became a Homeopath
From the age of fifteen I have been interested in medicine and human science. In my mid-teens I spent most weekends with a family friend who worked as a nurse in a nearby private orthopaedic hospital. I ‘assisted’ her when she changed dressings and injected medicines. I made use of myself by serving afternoon tea and dinner to the patients who appreciated any kind of help. A few years later I started my training as an adult nurse and in the mid eighties I completed my two-year intensive care training course. Looking after an intensive care patient is a careful balancing act, making sure each organ system is as close to normal as possible. This has helped enormously to enhance my observation skills. After a few years working in a conventional hospital I got offered a position as an IC nurse on the surgical ICU in a homeopathic hospital in Germany, and… WOW, that was quite a different perspective and experience! That’s how I got into the magical world of Homeopathy. A few years later my first son was born in that hospital and I was in total awe when one of the nurses gave him just one single pill to restore his vitality after his traumatic birth. That ignited my interest in this wonderful art of healing.
OK…fast forward to 1996. We moved to England and my second son was born a few months after arriving here. He had a middle ear infection when he was just 5 months old, screaming day and night and running a very high fever. Sadly the doctor failed to diagnose it. I was lucky enough to consult our paediatrician in Germany who was a medical homeopath. He was simply wonderful in advising me which remedies to look at and how to get my baby’s ear infection sorted. As I was so frustrated and disappointed in the conventional health care system I decided to study homeopathy professionally and enrolled on a four-year-course in a homeopathy college in the South East of England and graduated as a professional homeopath in 2006.
And here I am, 8 years down the line… I truly LOVE every single aspect of the art & science of homeopathy. I love the case taking – getting to get the patient known and to create a ‘relationship’, to ask all these many questions until a have a clear picture of how this patient is affected by their disease/disorder, to then analyse the case and select the correct remedy that restores their health. Homeopathy is so gentle and yet powerful. It’s wonderful and very rewarding to see how the patient progresses on the homeopathic prescription. I look forward to each and every day in my clinic…each case is different and so unique, it’s never boring. That’s why it doesn’t feel like a ‘job’ or ‘work’ in the conventional sense… I’m honoured and blessed to be able to help others with this amazing form of medicine.
U. Holzer (23rd March 2014)