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Disease versus “Dis-ease”

by | Oct 30, 2011 | What is Disease?, What is Health?

In homeopathy, we don’t talk about disease.  We talk about “dis-ease”.  The body is not in a state of ease.  Disease is the end product of “dis-ease”.

So what exactly is “dis-ease” and what is health?  Dis-ease does not merely mean the absence of illness or disease.  Since disease is the end product of “dis-ease”, it is possible to have dis-ease but not have disease.  In fact, many people don’t think they need homeopathy because they don’t think they have any physical symptoms.  Of course, many physical illnesses are present before we even know they are there.  In homeopathy, we are concerned with the conditions present in a person that could eventually cause Disease.

Dis-ease includes the following elements:

  • A body is not in a state of ease.  It is mistuned.
  • A person has adverse feelings and irregular responses to those feelings.
  • Living in the there and then, rather than the here and now.

Since health does not merely mean the absence of disease, what does it mean?  Here are a few elements of health:

  • A sense of personal well-being on a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical planes.
  • An absence of limiting factors
  • Creativity on the mental level.
  • Living in the here and now.

So those who feel that there is no need to see a homeopath because they don’t have any disease symptoms, may feel differently.  If the definition of health doesn’t match your current state, come and see me.




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Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.


Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.

Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.

At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.

It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.

At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.

While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.

After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.

So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.

I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.

If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.

If you have a health issue you need help with, please click the Book Now button on my Facebook page or Main page of my website and schedule a complementary consult to see if homeopathy can help you!



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