Dr Anthony de Pontes Mtech(Hom), CFMP, iris
I am a professional registered, classical and practical homeopath, running an integrative medical centre in South Africa. I also run a busy online practice, where I have been privileged to help patients from all around the globe.
I am a passionate homeopath and functional medicine practitioner and my areas of expertise are homeopathy, functional medicine, ozone therapy, colonic irrigation and iridology. I specialize in female hormonal and menstrual problems, anxiety, depression, thyroid disease, auto immune conditions and children’s conditions (ADHD and behavioural disorders, allergies, coughs and ear conditions). I also address topical and prevalent environmental toxicities of chemicals, hormones and heavy metals affecting our health.
Ever since a child, I was fascinated by health and wellness. Immediately after school it was straight to university to complete a 5 year Masters degree in homeopathy (MTech Hom) which included practical clinic work, basic medical sciences, where we were also trained in medicine. I have not stopped studying yet. I believe any good practitioner is life-long learner seeking out more ways to help their patients.
By nature, I am very creative and passionate about what I do. The search for my life’s purpose led me to making a difference to people’s lives. I wanted a natural approach that did not suppress problems, and could heal in a way that the patient was cured and did not have to rely on pharmaceutical drugs to feel well. I believe the body has its own innate healing ability. It gives me great fulfillment to be instrumental in the healing and growth process of my patients whether it be physical, emotional or mental healing.
I own and run an integrative medical centre in Nelspruit, South Africa. Over the past 26 years I have introduced a range of modalities and approaches in the clinic, which I incorporate with homeopathy as a mainstay. I am also a certified functional medicine practitioner (CFMP) and a registered homeopath with the Allied Health Services Professional Council of South Africa.
Because of my passion and conviction, my family only knows alternative therapies and I can proudly say that all 3 of my children have not had a prescription of antibiotics or vaccination while growing up. My wife had three healthy pregnancies and natural home births assisted with homeopathy and of course a midwife! Any childhood diseases my children contracted were quickly sorted out with minimal aggravation or discomfort with the use of homeopathy and other natural medicines. In fact, my daughter was saved an emergency appendix operation and pancreatitis due to homeopathic treatments and interventions. I pride myself in the fact that I always try to practice what I preach, having healed myself (by the grace of God) from epilepsy using homeopathy.
Because of my passion of alternative medicine and heathy living, I enjoy giving educational talks to schools, corporate businesses and organisations such as CANSA. Many cancer patients undergoing allopathic cancer treatment have been successfully assisted- through homeopathy and other natural modalities- in dealing with the harsh side effects of the cancer treatments.
My profession is not a job. It is who I am. It is my hobby. It is what I study. It is what I do for a living. It is my gift. It allows me to reach out and give to others around me. It is a vehicle to touch lives and make a difference in a world filled with so many uncertainties.