Vernon Chiropractor Supports Homeopathy in Pain Relief Treatments

VERNON, Conn., Feb. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vernon chiropractor Dr. Gary Hartell of Acupuncture & Alternative Healthcare says that homeopathy is a useful complementary treatment for many ailments. According to Dr. Hartell, DC he uses this branch of alternative medicine along with traditional chiropractic care, physiotherapy and electroacupuncture methods for pain management and healing. He says patients who had suffered everything from back pain and acid reflux to chronic fatigue and allergies have benefited from homeopathic treatments. Dr. Hartell explains that homeopathic remedies are diluted preparations of substances that would cause symptoms in healthy people at full strength, but that seem to alleviate similar symptoms in ill patients.

Vernon chiropractor Dr. Hartell says that homeopathy is just one of the methods he uses in what he refers to as his "functional medicine" approach. "The body is an intricate system that needs to be treated as a whole, not just a set of isolated symptoms. What happens in one area of the body can affect how another part of the body functions. Over my 27 years as a chiropractor, I've researched methods and techniques that address the whole system of healing, and homeopathic medicine is an important part of that," he states.

According to Dr. Hartell, homeopathic medical treatments have been around for centuries, but were officially documented and standardized by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, in the late 1700's. Hahnemann treated people using diluted preparations of substances like arnica, poison ivy, stinging nettle or red onions to stimulate healing responses in patients suffering from symptoms similar to what a healthy person might suffer if taking strong doses of those substances. Dr. Hartell calls this the "like heals like" phenomenon of homeopathic medicine, and compares it to the way in which some allergists use small doses of particular allergens to desensitize allergic patients to the things that irritate them.

Dr. Hartell cites the examples of many patients who had struggled for years to find answers to their problems through conventional medicine, who finally found relief through chiropractic and homeopathic means. One patient he mentions struggled with chronic fatigue, depression and acid reflux for six years before finally finding significant relief through a combination of electroacupuncture, allergy desensitization, chiropractic and homeopathic treatments. He says that people with allergies, gastrointestinal problems, mood and energy problems and inflammatory conditions can benefit from this mix of treatments.

Dr. Hartell says getting the body to use its own innate healing abilities is the goal. "The key behind homeopathic treatments and the other treatments I use is to remove any interference in our bodies that makes them function incorrectly—and to help the body function better as a complete system for optimal health."

Vernon chiropractor Dr. Gary Hartell provides services such as chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physiotherapy, laser therapy, allergy desensitization and herbal treatments. For more information, visit the website at