[heading] by AMY LEHRER | photos by Tyler McElhaney [/heading]

Most of us can empathize with those who have been disappointed by health care. Antithetically, in her practice, Julie Igel, the passionate and approachable owner and manager of Homeopathic SOULutions, treats the whole patient: body, mind, and emotion. In an initial two hour consultation, conducted in a homey, garden setting, she listens to her patients so she can treat them at a soul level. Her goal is to get to the root of an illness and proscribe non-toxic, non-addicting forms of medicine that stimulate the body’s own natural healing.

Igel’s patients range in age from newborn to senior citizens, and she treats various ailments including ear infections, puberty issues, ADHD, chronic migraines, menopause, OCD, and depression. She finds many of her clients enter her practice after they have been unsuccessful treating their chronic illnesses with traditional therapies. She recommends, however, treating illnesses homeopathically first, allowing the body to heal itself naturally. Traditional therapies can be tried later if needed.

A graduate of the Homeopathic Academy of Southern California, Igel first encountered homeopathy when her daughters were babies. Her middle daughter suffered from reoccurring ear infections, and the continued antibiotic therapy made her even more sick. One homeopathic remedy cured her ear infection, selling Igel. Now she insists, “My goal in my private practice is to empower young mothers with the knowledge that they too can heal their little ones.”

Homeopathy, a discipline dating back to the discoveries of Samuel Hahnemann—a German born physician in the 1700’s—is based on the pharmacological law known as the “Law of Similars.” Allergy shots and vaccines follow a similar philosophy. Igel explains, “Any substance that produces specific symptoms in a healthy person when given full strength will cure a sick person with the same symptoms when given in much diluted form.” For instance, a well person cutting an onion experiences the symptoms of burning, watery eyes, a soar throat, and a runny nose. Introducing Allium sepa, a homeopathic remedy derived from the red onion, to a person suffering from hay fever or a cold works.

The American Institute of Homeopathy is the oldest functioning medical society in the USA, founded in 1843. Even during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, the homeopathic hospitals had the greatest success, with a 1.05% mortality rate compared to the 28.2% mortality rate of conventional hospitals. For over two hundred years homeopathy has been safe and effective for people of all ages.

[box title=”At A Glance” color=”#333333″]

Name of Business: Homeopathic SOULutions
Owner/Manager: Julie Igel
Years in Position: 5
Year of Establishment: 2008
Address:  705 N. Vulcan Encinitas, CA 92024
Website: www.homeopathicsoulutions.com
Email contact:  julieigel.hs@gmail.com or jigel@cox.net
Phone: (760) 579-1692