Finding Your Balance with Homeopathic Balance
Cindy Sanders, owner of Homeopathic Balance in Carlsbad, got an early start on her holistic education. “When I was 10 years old, I discovered a box of alternative health books in my uncle’s attic,” she recalls. “I started reading the books and the information I found in there resonated immediately with me.”
When she got older, she became a medical assistant at an OB/GYN office. “I loved working with the patients. But the whole western medicine model didn’t fit with me.” Then she hit a bump in the road. “I got a viral infection that I never fully recovered from.” She ended up with migraines, Meniere’s disease, and was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. “I went the Western medicine route and the holistic medicine route. Neither was 100 percent successful.”
After 10 years of feeling sick, she discovered homeopathy. “It was the only form of holistic medicine that I didn’t know much about,” she says. “That was almost 20 years ago. At the time, there weren’t a lot of homeopathic practitioners to choose from.” However, Sanders found Allison Maslan and began feeling better than she had in years. “Allison was always encouraging me to become a practitioner, too. One day she told me, ‘I’m going to open a school and you will become my first student.’ Not only did I become her student, I ran her school, the Homeopathic Academy of Southern California, for six years.”
Sanders explains that homeopathy focuses on the whole person and treating her patients is like putting together the pieces of a large puzzle. A huge component of that puzzle is symptoms. “While symptoms can be bothersome, they are essential on the path to healing. They ‘re our body’s way of saying something is wrong,” she says. According to Sanders, symptoms are trying to get our attention. “At first it’s a whisper and if we don’t listen, it’s a knock on the head.” Sanders asserts that we all must become good listeners to our bodies. “Our bodies are so resilient if given the right tools.” She also wants us to know that even though traditional medicine might have us believe otherwise, we aren’t destined by our gene pool. “Just because something runs in your family, doesn’t mean you’re going to automatically get it. You can turn those genes on and off based on what you do. To begin with, make sure your body is not a good host for inflammation or infections.”
While Sanders works with all kinds of conditions, she notices that many of her patients have similar complaints that she considers common to the contemporary world. “I treat a lot of people dealing with depression and anxiety, male and female hormone issues, thyroid and gut issues.” She also helps cancer patients rebuild their health after going through chemotherapy.
Sanders works with patients of all ages, and is especially fond of working with families. “Children just naturally seem to ‘get’ homeopathy,” she says. “When I ask them to describe their symptoms, they do so in a homeopathic manner.”
Sanders finds running her practice to be her most rewarding venture so far. “Looking back, I have no doubt that I got so sick so that I could get to where I am now. The journey was a struggle but being on the other side of health is the reward. It is like a good recipe; you just want to share it!"
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Cindy Sanders would like to give you the gift of good health. She is offering $50 off first visit for first time customers. To connect, call 760-943-6337, email cme4Health2@gmail.com, or visit HomeopathicBalance.com.