The Visayas Primary Healthcare Services (VPHCS) continues to render homeopathy services for indigent patients under the tutelage of German homeopathic doctor Norbert Enders.
In his last mission January to March, Dr. Enders, a member of the French organization Solidarite Homeopathie (SH) saw and treated more patients coming from urban poor communities. Dr. Enders also rendered his services for poor farmers during a medical mission in Barangay Planas, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental in January 30 – 31.With Dr. Enders was SH pharmacist Anne Marie Roux who taught VPHCS staff how to make homeopathic remedies using mother tincture of the source plants, animals and minerals diluted in preparations of different concentrations of ethyl alcohol.Dr. Enders who is practicing in France has been training the staff of the VPHCS staff on the practice of homeopathy and treating indigent Cebuanos with homeopathy since 2008. He has given the staff systematic, comprehensive and quality trainings on the basic theories and practice of homeopathy, different remedies and indications, common illnesses and remedies, making a patient profile and arriving at a remedy, and other topics on homeopathy. Actual patients were also seen and treated during the trainings aside from lectures.Clinics of the staff with Dr. Enders were held during his recent mission in Sitio Lawis in Barangay Pasil and Sitio St. Mary Grace in Barangay Talamban, both of which are poor communities in Cebu City More than 200 patients were seen, treated and managed properly with homeopathy. Records and pictures of each patient were properly taken and kept in the office computers for documentation and file purposes. The trained staff actively treated the patients with Dr. Enders. Most of the patients who were also seen the past years claimed improvement of their symptoms with their treatment.Homeopathy is a non-toxic system of medicine used to treat illness and relieve discomfort of a wide variety of health conditions. It is practiced by health care providers including medical physicians, chiropractors, homeopathic physicians, midwives and many others throughout the world.Founded by German doctor Samuel Hahnemann in the 1790s, homeopathy is the art and the science of healing the sick by using substances capable of causing the same symptoms, syndromes and conditions when administered to healthy people, treating like with like (Similia similibus curentur), aiming to stimulate self-healing processes.It is a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).Homeopathy uses over 2,000 different remedies which are chosen to suit a patient’s characteristics, as well as to treat his symptoms. Information on such remedies has been collected for nearly 200 years. Clinical cases and recent scientific trials using these remedies have been documented.