by Dr. Iqbal Nazir

German Doctor Samuel Hahnemann discovered homeopathy in 1799. Homeopathy is a science and a form of alternative medicine which treats the individual with highly diluted substances with the aim of triggering the body’s own natural system of healing.

The basic principle of homeopathy is “like cures like.” For example, if a patient goes to a homeopathic doctor complaining of insomnia, the homeopath will look for the remedy which causes the same symptoms in a healthy person—in this case, caffeine. In large doses, caffeine causes insomnia, but in extremely small doses it will induce sleep. Onion normally causes watery eyes, therefore, a person experiencing watery, itchy eyes will likely be prescribed alum sepia (red onion) as the cure.
The majority of homeopathic medicines are taken sublingually and absorb directly into the bloodstream through mucous membranes in the mouth. Unlike conventional medicines, they have no preservatives, fillers, binders, dyes or other toxic chemicals.
Homeopathy was officially practiced in the U.S. from 1821 to 1935; in 1900 there were 20 percent homeopathic physicians practicing with the least mortality rates in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and California. Dr. John S. Heller and Dr. William Boerick were the pioneers of homeopathy in the U.S.
Due to the influence of big pharmaceutical companies, homeopathy began to diminish, with only Connecticut, Arizona and Nevada continuing to have licensed homeopathic doctors. Today, the State of Florida authorizes homeopathy as an alternate medicine according to Senate Bill 1324. It is practiced in 54 countries throughout the world, chiefly in Germany, France, UK, Sweden, Australia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and many South American countries.
In conventional medicine, doctors suppress the symptoms of disease with the emphasis on disease management/control rather than cure: diabetes under control, cholesterol under control, arthritis under control, thyroid under control, acid reflex under control, etc. Homeopathy cures the problem rather than simply managing it.
When a patient goes to his primary care physician with complaints of uncontrollable headaches, ulcers, arthritis, shortness of breath, severe back pain, urinary bladder problems and kidney problems, he will be referred to a neurologist, GI doctor, rheumatologist, pulmonologist, orthopedist, urologist and nephrologist. These specialists will prescribe medications with each of the prescription drugs causing side effects and exacerbating the conditions. Now, this patient has more problems.
Homeopathy does not treat the disease—it cures it. If the same patient had gone to a homeopathic doctor, he likely would be cured. In acute and chronic conditions, homeopathy should be sought for its effectiveness in diagnosing the root cause and eradicating it.
Dr. Iqbal Nazir grew up in India with homeopathy, natural remedies and herbal treatments being the lifestyle. He holds a Bachelor’s in Physiology, Bachelor’s with Honors in Chemistry, Master’s in Biochemistry and a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Karachi.
In the U.S., Nazir enrolled in a doctorate program, received Certification in Clinical Chemistry from the American Society of Clinical Chemists, Chicago, and holds a Supervisor License from the Clinical Chemistry Department of Professional Regulation, State of Florida, since 1980. He worked in the world renowned critical care teaching hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, in New York. He also worked in Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, affiliated to the School of Medicine, University of Miami.
Over the past 35 years, Nazir has combined his cultural experience in natural and herbal medicine with his formal clinical education and knowledge in pharmacy and biochemistry to help hundreds of people cure themselves of illness and disease the safe, natural way. Whereas pharmaceutical drugs often present side effects necessitating other drugs to offset them, homeopathy and natural remedies are safe and have no side effects.
Nazir presents a calm, peaceful demeanor when discussing symptoms and treatments with his patients; that positive energy is the beginning on the path to natural healing. He successfully treats a variety of ailments, conditions and diseases ranging from the common cold, inflammation, acid reflux and allergies to anxiety, depression and tobacco and alcohol addiction.
Homeopathy and natural treatments may be used alone or in conjunction with doctor-prescribed medications. Nazir arms his patients with information and options which allow them to be instrumental in determining how to best proceed.

Dr. Nazir’s office is located at 12900 NW 6th St., Pembroke Pines. For more information and appointments, call 954-226-3652 and/or visit See ad page 48.

You should not use this information as a means of diagnosing a health problem or disease, or as a means of determining treatment, or as a substitute for professional medical advice. Consult your licensed health care provider for any individual medical advice.