A Homeopathic Approach

May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

If you’ve got a condition that hasn’t been helped by traditional therapies or treatments, you might have considered nutritional and homeopathic medicine. Brenda Jepperson-Vervlied of St. John, Ind., did, and she couldn’t be happier with the results. A busy wife, mother of four and avowed vegetarian, 46-year-old Brenda has long been committed to a natural lifestyle, including homeopathic remedies. Though she considered herself to be in “great health,” she admits she rarely slept well, was a few pounds overweight and struggled with achy joints and headaches.

Then she made an appointment to see Rita Oganwu, MD. “Dr. Oganwu is very natural-minded like I am,” she explained. “I made an appointment, went to see her and absolutely fell in love with her!”

“Homeopathic medicine is among the most widely practiced medical disciplines in the world; it has been in clinical use for over 200 years,” explains Dr. Oganwu, integrative, geriatric and bariatric medicine specialist on staff at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

Dr. Oganwu suggested Brenda might have allergies to things like corn, wheat, gluten, soy and dairy – which can cause symptoms like the ones she had been experiencing – and recommended eliminating those from her diet. Dr. Oganwu also prescribed a high-quality vitamin regimen and melatonin to help Brenda sleep better.

Within weeks, Brenda was sleeping through the night, no longer suffering through headaches, and her joint pain had all but vanished. By fall, she had lost 15 pounds and felt like a new person.

“What I love best about Dr. Oganwu is that you get a lot of personal attention; she really cares about you,” she said. “I’m a busy person; I burn the candle at both ends, but I’ve never felt better.”

“Alternative medicine provides successful tools for treating acute, complex and chronic conditions, including skin issues, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia,” Dr. Oganwu added. “Alternative therapies can help to optimize your overall health and well-being, especially if you’ve been searching for safe, natural alternatives without the side effects of prescription medications.

Dr. Oganwu’s practice, located in Olympia Fields, includes non-surgical weight management and functional, integrative and metabolic medicine. She treats a wide range of conditions. Anti-aging treatments include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to naturally restore the body’s hormonal balance and eliminate aches, pains, low energy, fatigue, sleep problems and decreased libido.

For more information, visit HealthierShape.com or call 708-922-9170.

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