Dr Schalk Joubert completed a Masters Degree in Homeopathy at the University of Johannesburg in 2017. He has been in private practice since 2017 and is a registered practitioner with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa.
After graduating 2017, he did not waste any time and immediately went into private practice in Pretoria where he formed part of a multidisciplinary practice where he worked alongside other Homeopaths and Chiropractors.
Homeopathy is a medical therapy that was developed in Germany in the 19th century and gained popularity due to successful treatment of both acute and chronic conditions with little to no side effects.
Homeopathy is based on the idea that “like cures like”. For example, if a substance has the ability to cause symptoms in a healthy person, a very small dose of the same substance has the ability to treat similar symptoms when a person is ill. In theory, Homeopathic treatment enhances the body’s natural healing and repair mechanisms to restore health. Homeopathy is safe and can be used for any type of ailments.
Homeopathic doctors in South Africa are clinically trained diagnosticians. We focus on individualised and personalised treatment protocols to gently and effectively restore health to our patients in the most natural way possible.
With a passion for health and cause of disease, Dr Petrie Joubert achieved a M-Tech Homeopathy degree from the University of Johannesburg.
In consultation he focuses mainly on how a disease condition developed and how the disease process can be understood to achieve the desired result.
Knowing that chronic medication causes nutraceutical induced deficiencies, how stress inhibits physiological functioning and how genetics plays a role in health, Dr Petrie always place an aggressive amount of pressure on how the disease condition originated also known as aetiology.
Dr Petrie has a special interest in childhood diseases, weight loss, endocrinology disorders including male and female infertility, and chronic disease conditions.
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts.
The holistic nature of homeopathy means each person is treated as a unique individual and their body, mind, spirit and emotions are all considered in the management and prevention of disease. Taking all these factors into account a homeopath will select the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health to stimulate their own healing ability.
Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they rarely cause side-effects. This means when used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
What does homeopathic treatment involve?
Homeopathic doctors work in the same way as any other conventional doctors. History taking, examination and investigation are all important in establishing the diagnosis. However, as well as asking about your symptoms, a homeopathic doctor will be interested in you as an individual and the unique way in which your symptoms affect you.
The homeopathic consultation
Questions about your lifestyle, eating habits and preferences, temperament, personality, sleep patterns and medical history help the doctor to form a complete picture of you. This picture will be matched to the symptoms of your illness in order to prescribe a particular type and strength of homeopathic medicine.