Instead of using medicines to manage symptoms, in homeopathy we work with the whole person, to address the core pattern of imbalance that lies at the root of illness.

A single pattern of imbalance can affect function in various body systems – homeopaths don’t regard the different problems you may suffer from as completely separate issues. The imbalance pattern is also a kind of perception filter, and can impact your mood and outlook, causing exaggerated responses to stressful situations. In fact, there is nothing wrong with the pattern itself, but with the fact that it gets ‘stuck in the system’ as a default mode of response to stress, instead of allowing you a fluid range of creative responses to new situations.

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When we address the ‘stuck’ pattern with an appropriately matched homeopathic remedy, the body’s own healing mechanisms are stimulated, and they regain a higher level of function. When this happens, even chronic illness can go into spontaneous remission or full cure, simply as a result of the return of the body’s own immune and regulatory powers.

At the same time, alleviating the ‘stuck’ pattern allows your mood, outlook and creativity to return to a fluid state, so that you find yourself responding to life challenges ‘in present time’, rather than tending to revert to patterned responses when under stress. Because of this ‘whole being’ healing response, homeopathy is also a powerful tool for personal growth and awareness.

How does it work?

Homeopathy works on the principle of ‘like cures like’. This means that what a substance can cause in toxic doses, it can cure in very small doses. In fact, many conventional drugs work according to this principle. For example the plant Digitalis, from which the widely used medicine, Digitalin, is made, in large doses can cause irregular heartbeat and even heart failure, but in small, therapeutic doses can regulate the heartbeat and treat congestive heart failure.

Most remedies used in homeopathy have a large databank of known symptom syndromes which have been collected through careful observation in controlled experiments on healthy volunteers, known as ‘provings’. This databank has been expanded over many years with information from successful cases in which that remedy was used. It is through this collected knowledge that we understand the unique pattern of each remedy, so that we can find the best match for the unwellness pattern of the individual.

If you would like a free 30-minute session to talk about how homeopathy can assist you in creating vibrant mental/emotional and physical health, please email Oonagh at oonaghtaeger@gmail.com.


The State of California does not offer licenses in homeopathic medicine, and Oonagh Taeger is not a physician. Homeopathy is alternative and complementary to healing arts that are licensed by the State of California. Under Sections 2053.5 and 2053.6 of California’s Business and Professions Code (commonly known as the Medical Practice Act), Oonagh may offer services in homeopathy as long as she meets certain requirements and restrictions, which are described here.