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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Homeopathic Medicines: Help for Moms with a Baby on Board

Apr 26, 2011 03:10PM ● By Yvette Lynn

Debbie Novick

Following an intuitive life path as it unfolded, Debbie Novick, a doctor of chiropractic medicine, initially put her early interests in natural medicine aside to pursue a career as a teacher of special-needs children. Filled with six years of valuable experience garnered by encouraging the intellectual and emotional growth of her charges, as well as inspiration born from dealing with challenges that often made triumphs sweeter, Novick returned to school in 1993 for an education in whole-person health at Life West Chiropractic College. Today, her combined careers allow her to be of service to a world that includes the children and adults she educates and encourages through her practice.

Born and raised in Mexico City, this veteran of chiropractic care practices cutting-edge functional medicine, a science-based field of health care that is anchored by an examination of the core clinical imbalances that underlie various disease conditions. “Imbalances arise as environmental inputs such as diet, nutrients, exercise and trauma and are processed by the body, mind and spirit through a unique set of genetic predispositions, attitudes and beliefs,” says Novick.

Focusing on identifying and correcting imbalances before, during and after there is a “baby on board” is just one aspect of Novick’s brand of chiropractic care that allows her patients to experience vibrant health not only throughout their pregnancy, but for a lifetime. Combining the natural principles of naturopathic, homeopathic and energetic medicine serves her well in helping pregnant women balance their hormones and overcome the nausea of morning sickness, fatigue, irritability, mood swings and digestive issues, such as heartburn.

“There are no side effects to safe homeopathic medicines such as Calcarea Carbonica 30C, Nux Vomica 30C or Lycopodium Clavatum 30C, which quell the fires of heartburn more effectively than Maalox and Tums,” advises Novick, “and they are far better for you.” Arsenicum Album 30C and Veratrum Album 30C are frequently recommended for the nausea of morning sickness.

“I treat my patients using holistic, natural therapies that nurture the body’s innate health system and address the root cause of individual health issues,” enthuses Novick, who works with her patients to create an individualized treatment plan. “Education is a key component of self-empowerment, not only in health, but also in all of life,” she says.

Contact Dr. Novick at Novick Chiropractic, 1017 Monterey Visa Way, Encinitas 92024, 760-519-1759; and Peak Performance, 4732 Point Loma Ave., San Diego 92107. Email [email protected] or visit