Susan Holmes



Homeopathy changed my life.  More than twenty years ago, I developed a perplexing illness for which I sought treatment from various medical establishments.  Fortunately, the doctors didn’t know what was wrong and didn’t know what to do for me.   I began researching and tried various alternative therapies, and took many herbs and supplements, all to no avail.   A friend told me about a homeopath from South Africa that she had heard good things about.  So, as a last resort, with nowhere else to turn, and knowing nothing about homeopathy, I decided to give it a try.  I was amazed at the results and began to feel better than I ever had in my life. 

Since that time, I have never stopped reading, studying, and eventually practicing… treating family members, friends, and our animals for acute conditions. But, in spite of the many years of self-directed study and practice, chronic conditions still remained a mystery.  Believing I was missing some important trade secret, I began formal training.  During my studies, I eventually came to the realization that there would be no special knowledge passed on to me to help decipher those tough cases.  Until recently, I could find no schools that were able to demystify that most basic homeopathic precept:  How to identify the chronic miasm.   And without this key piece of information, I felt that I could never be a really successful homeopath.   So, when I learned about Homeopathic Facial Analysis (HFA), I knew this was what I had been looking for.  

I have completed my HFA training with VCCH (and was truly sad when my classes ended.  There was never a dull moment!)   HFA is the key to unlocking every case, and I have happily incorporated it into my practice.  HFA transforms homeopathy from educated guesswork into a more precise science.  It has untangled the web of mystery shrouding the multitude of remedy choices available in all cases, resulting in much greater success!  

In addition to homeopathy, I’ve found that many patients require some nutritional guidance to help their energy reach its greatest potential, so I also provide metabolic, hormone, and thyroid counseling (Based on the teachings of Ray Peat, PhD).  Since repair and replenishment require a lot of energy, my goal is to help clients understand how to increase healing potential through bioavailable, toxin-free foods, and sometimes supplements, if necessary.  Certain basic, high-energy foods help to provide the “building blocks” which synergize with the “blueprint” provided by the homeopathic remedy to move the body toward the ultimate goal of improved health and well-being.  Even difficult cases can respond well using this approach.  

My husband and I live on the family farm that was settled, nearly a hundred years ago, by his great grandparents who were immigrants from Czechoslovakia.  We have three children who are now young adults, and have left the farm for the big city.  We raise llamas, goats, sheep, donkeys, chickens, dogs and cats by choice.  The coyotes, rabbits, skunks, possums, badgers, armadillos, snakes, and mountain lions come with the territory.

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