By Brett DeNeve:
Five years ago Sally Williams and her husband purchased a building at the top of Rhode Island, located between Essex St. and Chenango St. The building has since been home to her husband’s automobile shop, Autopia. Williams is approaching her 22nd year of private practice in homeopathic healing here on Rhode Island. She is certified by the North American Society of Homeopaths, certified in Classical Homeopathy by the Council for Homeopathic Certification, and has her masters in clinical homeopathy. In other words, as I found out first hand during my enlightening conversation with her yesterday morning, this gal knows her stuff.
“It’s split,” Williams said in regards to today’s modern medicines and practices. “There is allopathy, which is conventional medication. A person goes to a Doctor and is prescribed some kind of medication. Then there is homeopathy. Say 500 people walk in here and describe a sinus infection; I go through the same process for each person. The first consultation lasts roughly two hours,” she said. But that sinus infection is the least of the conversation.
Homeopathy takes a holistic approach to healing, considering both mind and body as two very interconnected pieces to the same puzzle. Questions during this consultation could concern: a person’s home life, daily stressors, childhood memories and their possible conscious or subconscious implications on that person today. Also, where allopathy entails manufactured chemical prescriptions, homeopathy deals strictly with remedies, and yes, they are FDA approved. But I’d find it concerning if someone was more skeptical about an earthly remedy than something cooked up in a lab and, more times than not, has a list of possible side effects worse than the symptoms one is trying to deal with in the first place, but maybe that’s just me.
Homeopathic remedies, each being tailored specifically to the individual, total around 6,000 at the moment. They are developed at homeopathic pharmacies. Along with the pharmacies, Williams and more like-minded individuals are undergoing research in their spare time to try to understand what new substances, mixed in the right proportions of course, can do. Their research is free to the public and can be seen on their website, titled “Great Lakes Provings,” by clicking here.
“There are millions of people and only 6,000 remedies really known. Out of those, 500 people that came in with a sinus infection, the process of getting down to the problem is the same, but their remedies will all be different. Everyone has a sinus infection, but each person has their own reasons for it,” Williams said. Remedies are comprised of a combination of plants, animals, minerals, and elements; basically anything you can find on the planet, and yield no side effects, even if given the wrong remedy.
“The wrong remedy just means it isn’t helping heal. If a patient contacts me and tells me they don’t believe it’s working, I re-evaluate my notes from our consultations on my laptop and get right back to them,” Williams said. Take a allopathic prescription or a combination of them in the wrong order and you could end up in a bad situation; take the wrong homeopathic remedy and you merely wait for a new one, regardless of any other medication you might also be on.
Williams first got into homeopathy while pregnant with her first child back around 1986. “My husband and I were thinking about having a home birth. When you are researching something like that, other alternative things are bound to come up,” she said.
Her first place of practice was on Delaware Ave. back in 1992. After a few years she relocated to 288 Linwood Ave. and enjoyed the area, staying there for fourteen years. Now, thanks to some hard work, William’s practice is up and running right out of the same building her husband has been working in for years. The building, once fully occupied by Autopia, is now spilt with one half of the building, marked 518, used by Autopia and the other half of the building, marked 524, is Healing Arts.
Concerning her new environment, she commented, “I live over on St. James Place and I love this neighborhood and this building. These huge glass windows let so much light in and people are always walking by or stopping in to check us out. Mike Christiano at Left Bank across the street is great. Some of the firefighters have even stopped in and said hello. I really think it’s this city too; Buffalo took hold of homeopathy and if I was somewhere else I honestly don’t know how successful I would have been.”
“It is very effective in chronic disease, such as cases of chronic sinusitis, ear infections, bronchitis, headaches, irritable bowel, MS, Lupus, chronic fatigue, PMS, menopause, and many other chronic conditions. Homeopathy not only restores health, but also prevents the reoccurrence of the condition. Homeopathy also works well for mental and emotional conditions such as grief, depression, ADD, ADHD, Autism, anxiety, and panic attacks.” This excerpt was taken from Williams’ website, which you can view by clicking here.
If you aren’t too satisfied with your current mental and physical state, definitely consider giving Healing Arts a try. Pills and doctors are all fine and well if that works for you, but some people need higher levels of healing.