Mona Niebergall is a classical homeopathic practitioner in Williams Lake who states that the goal of homeopathy is to get you back to your natural state and your natural ‘balance.’
She explains that when you get out of balance you get sick, and that identifying that imbalance and finding the solution is the job of the practitioner — a challenge she takes on with knowledge, experience and a caring heart.
Sometimes people seek homeopathic help when their children are having behavioral problems in school; sometimes it’s for things like shingles or asthma, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, severe allergies and acne, Mona says.
She adds that for the past 200 years, homeopathy has been used successfully during epidemics and also for many types of injuries and conditions.
“Homeopathic remedies are all natural and there are thousands available. Most sources for remedies are England and Australia, made from things like plants, minerals and animals,” she explains.
“Everything we need to find our balance is found in the natural world, or in the society we’ve created, and in homeopathy, the remedies are not harmful and have no residual effects.”
She says people come to her when they’ve exhausted other avenues and want to explore natural solutions.
“They feel that they’re not in control and they’re not getting any better, and may feel that the medicines they’ve been given are worse than the disease,” she notes.
“Homeopathy’ means ‘similar suffering’ in Greek, and as practitioners we look for a substance to use to help your body that causes similar suffering. Your vital force is matched with the remedy and it wipes out the ‘dis-ease.’ The remedy and the problem cancel each other out.”
Niebergall says her first real exposure to homeopathy was a course called First Aid for Your Family that she took in 2002 — something she says changed her life.
“There was an immediate connection for me. It challenged everything I ever thought was accurate, and I knew from that moment that I had found what I’d been looking for since I was 19 years old,” she continues.
“I knew that I had truly come home.”
An appointment at Stepping Stones starts with an interview that can last two or three hours, depending on the client.
She says the purpose of the interview is to find out what makes you an individual.
“It’s deeper than symptoms, deeper than ‘dis-ease.’ The homeopathic conversation is a never-ending conversation,” she says.
“After the interview all the information is reviewed and I come up with a treatment plan — a place to start.
“This plan is very individual and personalized, and the whole person is treated, with people generally taking the remedy for a month.
“You don’t go to one place for your mental and emotional symptoms and another for your physical ones — in homeopathy we treat the whole person.”
At Stepping Stones everyone is welcome, from babies to seniors, and Mona has also had great success treating horses and dogs.
“When you achieve your balance it includes mental, emotional and physical: it’s your whole self,” she explains, adding that curative homeopathy works hand in hand with mainstream medicine.
“Doctors are fairly good at diagnostics, so we should use that to our advantage — I call it ‘adjoining’ health care.”
She says her goal when she meets a client is to see how she can help.
“What I want most is for them to find true healing, in whatever form that needs to be for them. I was born for service and will be there for people any way I can.”
For more information about Stepping Stones Homeopathy contact Mona Niebergall at 250-267-5101 or email email@example.com.