Dr.Shirley Heinen, ND
Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist
About Dr. Heinen, ND
Dr. Shirley J. Heinen, ND graduated from the
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1992. She also attained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 1988.
Dr. Heinen has worked in several different settings over her last 27 years, from private practice, to working in a medical office, to multidisciplinary centers including her own in Toronto.
She has lectured to large and small groups alike, from Microsoft to Mom's groups. Dr. Heinen has lectured at Community College and her own CCNM. She has also enjoyed teaching continuing education on Naturopathic Medicine and Homeopathy, and has been on television and radio to speak on the benefits of Naturopathic Medicine.
Homeopathy is a scientific method of treatment that is based on the application of the law of similars. Homeopathy consists of treating sick people with remedies that, in crude doses, would produce in healthy people symptoms similar to those of the disease needing to be overcome. Remedies used by homeopathic physicians come from natural sources and are prepared in such a way that they are devoid of all chemical toxicity.
In homeopathy, the unique remedy is given to provoke a healing reaction of the organism. Since only the living organism can heal itself, the homeopathic remedy is merely an influence used to provoke a reaction to bring about recovery. The greater the degree of similarity between the symptoms that are provoked by the remedy on a healthy person and the symptoms displayed by the person who is sick, the greater will be the recovery reaction.
In homeopathy we do not treat diseases, but the person who is sick. The goal of the physician is to recognize through the unique expression of symptoms of a patient the pattern of disturbed energy and identify among a great number of remedies available the one most homeopathic, or most similar to the patient's disease. Homeopathy is medicine of the individual. Since homeopathic remedies are devoid of all chemical toxicity, homeopathy is the ideal medicine for people of all ages, even the most sensitive like a newborn baby.
Difficulties during pregnancy and the delivery or its aftermath as well as all the problems experienced by the newborn can be dealt with very effectively and without side effects with homeopathy.