Alden Mills, M.Sc.,
and Speech-Language Pathologist
Northumberland County, Ontario
The content of this site is primarily educational. Many of
my clients have initially not known much about homeopathic medicine.
Some have been on the health-care treadmill for a while and have
decided to try homeopathy as a last resort. Previous treatments had not
cured them and/or the side effects of treatment have aggravated their
suffering. It is my hope that information presented here will give
people enough knowledge to make an informed decision to try,
not to pursue, homeopathy as a treatment option. A knowledgeable
patient is much easier to treat successfully.
A secondary difficulty that I have encountered when promoting my
practice is the, oftentimes, well-founded mistrust of so-called
"alternative medicines." All too often I hear the story of parents who
have taken their child to a practitioner of some alternative modality,
paid that practitioner a considerable amount of money, and ended up
with little or no amelioration of their child's problem. Another
disturbing scenario is the client who walks into a practitioner's
office expecting to pay about $200, and walking out two hours later
having spent two or three times that much. Why? Because the
practitioner sold them stuff: herbs, creams, supplements, etc. Not a
problem if the stuff effects
a cure. But people become justifiably upset when they get nothing for
their money but excuses when treatment does not work.
Homeopathy works. It is a system of medicine, a science, based on
principles that have been verified experimentally and clinically for
nearly 200 years. Modern quantum physics further illustrates how
brilliant the insights were of the early doctors who developed
homeopathy. Should you be interested in how it works, please feel free
to acquaint yourself with the information on this site. From the
outset, however, if you just want to know how the guy who put up this
website can back up what he says, the answer is this:
homeopathic treatment does not significantly improve the quality of
your health, you do not pay.
are the specifics:
I charge $175 for your initial consultation and $70 for each
follow-up, if follow-up is needed. You do not pay extra for the remedy
you will be given. There are no additional charges.
If, on follow-up
(usually about one
month after the original
prescription) there has been no improvement in your health, no charge
will be made for any follow-up until there is some curative action with
a remedy. Some times we, as homeopaths, just get it wrong and
prescribe a remedy that has no effect on a patient. This rare situation
can usually be corrected at the first follow-up. Should you decide that
homeopathic medicine is not for you, that you do not wish to pursue a
follow-up adjustment, your original $175 will be refunded minus a $10
charge to cover my expenses in preparing your remedy.
This is your right as a consumer; a right that I respect; the same
right that I expect to be honored when I purchase a service, i.e., the
right not to be trapped in a situation when I do not feel that I am
getting fair value for my money. My experience has been that satisfied
clients pay happily. One does not give a dissatisfied patient
platitudes and excuses, one gives her her money back. That way I am
happy and she is happy.
Is this policy a good
business decision on my part? It would be financial suicide if
a business were selling a shoddy product or service. It, however, is a
good way to practice for me, both ethically and financially because homeopathy
is an effective, efficient and gentle form of medicine.
Speech therapy rates are $110 per session. The commitment to refund fees
if you are not satisfied with the results of assessment or therapy does
not apply to speech services except in cases where I have clearly made
the mistake of pursuing an unproductive strategy for too long. I have a
long history of providing efficient and reliable assessments and
therapy, of getting results and getting them quickly.
The content of this site will be continually updated and expanded over
the next few years. I am having a good time constructing it and I hope
that you find the material useful. Drop in from time to time as it
gradually fleshes out from its current bare-bones state.
The links to "Basic
"Expanded Info," and "Specific Topics," are pretty much the tutorial
101 for fundamental information about homeopathy. For the reader who
does not feel as though this is as much or more than he or she would
ever want to know about the subject, links to "Appendices," "The
Organon," etc., are sources of more in-depth material. For those
interested in homeopathic treatment, the "Intake Forms" and "Contact"
are the place to initiate this. "Clinical Cases" is intended as an
interesting read for one and all.