I have a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s and have taken replacement thyroid RX for over 20 years. My path through the medical maze is unremarkable – probably similar to the ones each reader has walked. Conventional doctors failed to help anything but lab reports. I’ve been fired for insisting on a T3 component. Naturopaths and chiropractors beefed me up on expensive supplements I’d never be able to end. I’ve spent years on restrictive diets only to find that an accidental tomato-ing or the stray almond highlighted my lack of healing. The acupuncturist told me not to come back because my only issue was stress – working too hard. He said that I’m “too much in my own head.” No kidding – welcome to Hashimoto’s! Homeopaths helped lab numbers and symptoms, but only for a time. And certainly, there was no hope in sight of stopping conventional thyroid medications. I think my bodyworker is the only practitioner to consistently and successfully bring about relief and change in my body and psyche. She implored me for years to have a frenectomy explaining the link between my restrictions and a Moro reflex and being stuck in a sympathetic charge. But the idea of a laser to my tongue was not appealing, and I wasn’t truly confident in what she was saying. Not for me, anyway. I’ve done ice baths, consumed a million grams of fat, gotten the morning and evening light, intermittent fasted, burst trained, Bright Line ate, sweat in saunas – steam and infrared, - meditated in yoga, and stretched to the core in Pilates. And I love Jesus. My Bible is well-worn and my knees have thick skin. Along the way, many of these practitioners would mention the idea of suppressed emotions or hidden trauma. I never grasped this. I am an open book. You want to know about my trauma? I’ll share every detail. Want to know the complexity of emotions surrounding all of it? Pull up a chair. There wasn’t anything hidden or suppressed. Jesus has, in fact, absolutely healed my previous traumas. I know because I was there for the healing! Still – I always have had a disconnect between my physical healing and my spiritual life. I get worked up into a frenzy of worst-case scenario and I am unable to align calming down of my mind and my body at the same time. The only way I could avoid panic and distress was to have a life void of panic and distress. Finally, I’ve realized something new and the healing is happening at a million miles an hour. My homeopath gave a remedy my body clearly needed. I took it before bed. I awoke in the greatest state of panic I’ve ever experienced. I could only sit in the chair. My children remarked how calm I was. Nope. I was catatonic. Paralyzed with anxiety. I tried all my tools. A fourth dilution. Scalar energy gadget. Peppermint. Prayer. Intense walking. Calling a friend. Crying. Praying. Nothing could relieve my anxiety. I sent a basket-case email to my (relatively new-to-me) homeopath. He responded to set an appointment. In the space between my panic and the appointment, my husband encouraged me to gain peace by trusting the Lord rather than having medical clarity. The homeopath also sent me a separate email with some Scripture asserting the goodness and care of the Lord. I finally got out of my panicked state by logically explaining my symptoms to myself. No reliance on the Lord. No trusting in Him. Just my regular habit of medical clarity. The morning of my appointment, I allowed myself to wish – for just a second – that I could not be somebody so easily swayed to panic. I asked my husband if he thinks I’m a fearful person. He said no, but I am anxious – and I’ve been that way since he’ s known me (he met me as a child – a few years after my alcoholic father tragically died). I asked him if he thought I had hidden trauma or suppressed emotions or lacked any healing over the hurt of my past traumas. He said no, of course not. He has been there and seen Jesus heal me – heal us – from those things. But, he said, I do have patterns of thinking because of my dad dying. I automatically go to worst-case scenario. I automatically allow myself to spin faster and faster and faster out of control into an anxious state. A few hours later, I met with my homeopath. The time with him was really more than a medical appointment. He approached me as a sister in the Lord. He did pause and say he could give me a remedy to help me get out of the state if I wanted, but he got the sense I wanted more. I told him yes, I want the things of eternal value. So, we proceeded with our discussion. He asked me if he told me I was wearing a white shirt, but the Bible told me I had a blue shirt, which would I believe. Blue, of course. Why, then, do I not believe the other things in the Bible? We went on to have an excellent discussion about what God has for me. Suffering, yes, but I was able to share times of suffering in my past that were imbibed with the peace of the Lord – so it was not unbearable or hopeless suffering. As we went further in the discussion, I explained my inability to get myself out of a sympathetic charge. I could pray and read the Bible, but that only helped my head not my body. I could walk and deep breath, but that only helped my body not my head. There was a chasm between the two I couldn’t seem to integrate. I shared the insights my husband had about me. The homeopath emphasized I should listen well to my husband him – He is a gift and provision from God, after all. At the end of the session, the homeopath encouraged me to approach God and see what I may need to move forward. What might I need to align the mind and the body, to trust Him fully, and to decide if I could continue with the prescribed remedy. The rest of the day, I pondered and prayed. I finally realized two things: 1. I did not, in fact, have any suppressed emotions or hidden traumas. What I had were patterns of thinking that developed as compensations to previous traumas. Those patterns had served me well in various situations, but I didn’t need them anymore. I have the Lord and I can fully rely on Him. He does not have a worst-case scenario for me. He has the opposite – He has a best-case scenario for me! That’s Biblical! 2. We grow and learn from suffering. This is a Biblical fact. We must suffer. But what I identified as suffering was so limited. I wrongly thought suffering only included big huge traumas like my dad dying, my sons dying, being fired, etc. It does not! Suffering is a far broader scope – and I had access to its benefits all day! I’d been missing that! Since these realizations, I’ve done two things: 1. I scheduled a frenectomy and I’ve been seeing my body worker weekly to prepare. I do not want to live in a sympathetic charge. I am removing all barriers to that lovey para-sympathetic state! 2. I am re-patterning my thinking. Several times, anxiety has cropped up out of nowhere. Rather than automatically punching my ticket for the ride, I’ve decided no, I’m not getting on. I will not seek medical clarity about this. I will focus on trusting the Lord who has His best for me. Rather than spin with worst-case scenarios, I create best-case scenarios! For example, perhaps a current symptom requiring B vitamins is happening so that I’ll have B vitamins in me because I’m going to naturally conceive another precious baby this year! In taking the moment to make this choice, I have been able to somehow align my mind and body to calm and persist in being calm and banish the cycle of anxiety in that moment! Granted, this has only been happening less than two months. But that’s two months more than ever in my life. This is the path I’m treading now. I hope this encourages any reader. Healing is from the Lord. He can use any modality He wishes. But He has good things for His children. The best things.
Most who know me know I don't share on Facebook and until recently, I don't share much of anything at all for many reasons. But God said share. So, I am sharing. 2022 was great but not met without it's challenges. Looking back, I call it the yes year. With long prayer, I said yes to my boss that I would commit to working on a long term basis. This was something I struggled with because I had been home for so long being mom, I didn't think it was something I could commit to doing permanently. Even though I had gone back to school to prepare myself for that step. For me, it was about control. God completely blew that out of the water. I will be at my job until he closes the door. I absolutely love it and have found my true passion there. I said yes to myself. Meaning yes to taking my life back, yes to my health, yes to becoming a better me, just yes to all the things. Many don't know the struggles health wise over the last few years because showing that to me that was sign of weakness. That is why I never shared. My mom friends (you know who you are) were always there, always sharing, and we all try to help answer each other with questions. They truly inspired me, taught me, and I have read so much that I can't even keep up some days. But, we all lean on each other for the things we have learned. I met with a doctor last April. We talked and I really liked everything he said. I even filled out the paper work. I sat on that for nearly five months because I thought man this is crazy and it will never work. In September, I had a major scare on a Thursday night. My sister made it here in record time. Of course, with her accessing the situation, she said we must go to the hospital like right now. All who truly know me know that I did not want to go. But, that was what it took to bring me back full circle to that appointment that I had in April. At that point, I felt sure Dr. Anthony had given up on me. (Thank you Dr. Anthony for not giving up) But, I emailed and told him that I was ready. When we met again, he asked me what finally made me change my mind. We went through the whole scary story of that September night. Since then, I have been on a treatment plan for JUST four weeks. I say just four weeks because I have seen soooo many changes in just a short time that it is absolutely remarkable. I sleep through the night unless JT wakes needing me. No more checking the clock to see if it's time to get up yet. My hair is growing. I have more energy. I am able to function from the time I get up until I lay down. I don't have to take a nap everyday anymore. I am happier. Overall, I feel great and wake up ready to conquer the day. I have learned that you truly can heal your body and it can do what GOD created it to do. As a family, we said yes to moving our church membership. This was by far the most important yes of the year. We had been going to our church for over a year. I was even asked to teach a children's class on Wednesday night. Those precious children have brought me so much joy since 2021. They have taught me so much and are a very special group! But, last year the growing question remained was when are we going to join the church. The only answer I have for that question is but God. His timing is always perfect. My don't know, in 2019, I rededicated my life to God. But, some days their was just nothing to show for it. Well, last year God brought that full circle. God met me right there where I was at. I knew I should have walked down. But, I didn't. Instead we came on home. However, I text Bro Brandon and told him that we had to talk. Let me tell you, talk about putting pride aside. But, when God met me on that church pew he showed me that the past had a strong hold in my life. He showed me that I could be all that he had called me to and more (that he is still showing me) if would just break free of those chains. On October the 9th, with 12 other precious church family members, I was baptized. Life for me that day truly changed. That's not saying days don't still have their challenges. But, with God it looks so different. All my life he has been faithful and he has been so good even when I didn't think so. God has given me a boldness for him. I have lost friends, I've made new friends, and God re-established old friendships. I have so many God has placed in my life during this season that I am very thankful for. If I named them one by one I would surely miss them. But just know, I am forever grateful for you and the blessing God has used you to be for me. I love you all so much. Most of all, I am thankful for my husband. Life with me the past few years has not been easy. I challenge everyone to be a blessing to someone else daily because you never know when God may be using you to answer someone else's prayer. It's the small things! I do not share this for you to look at me. I do not share this for applause for myself. I share this because God gets all the glory and praise for great things he has done. He has done amazing things and I am so so Thankful. I wasted so much time not following him and his purpose for my life. I don't want to look back and think I missed out. Most importantly, I want to strive daily to teach JT because I never want him to wonder or have any doubts. I am super excited for 2023 even in the midst of so much uncertainty, I know God is going to do great things. I have already seen it and it's just January 13th. I challenge you, let this be the year you say yes to God. It's never too late. Time well spent is time with God...
After many desperate attempts at sorting out my health, I approached Dr de Pontes. I had heard of his success with Hashi’s patients and unique approach from a friend. I was desperate. Initially I was surprised, as he did not immediately address my diet or meds, as many other practitioners had done in the past. He got straight to the point and asked when I began to feel sick. It did not take me long to remember… I had not felt well since my sister’s tragic death, then shortly after that I had marital problems. There were many emotions I had not worked through. Guilt, anger, forgiveness and my inability to say what I need or feel. He explained that the medicine and diet could not be as effective if I did not deal with the root cause. This is where my treatment began! I have begun to release many of the emotions I felt a prisoner to, and am changing my thought patterns. I am in a better routine with diet, exercise and the treatment protocol. I have begun to see light at the end of the tunnel. I am not so tired, oversensitive, I’ve lost some weight and have way more energy. My hair has begun to grow back and I feel like I have a new lease on life. I know I still have a way to go, but I am committed to this treatment for the long haul. I cannot wait to see where I will be in a year from now. I am so grateful to Dr de Pontes.
Auto immune disease
A great many people may share a rather diminutive opinion of the real medical value of Homeopathy. I was possibly one of these, tending to rely on the “quick fix” of mainstream medicine, without further thought to possible side effects or long term irreversible effects of these procedures. One day, several years ago, I developed symptoms which required draconian interventions in my opinion. I was advised by several medical practitioners that this was the only remedy and they clamoured to get me to commit to this. To cut a long story short, I decided to look at other alternatives and in the process made the acquaintance of Dr De Pontes. From the outset he displayed a true concern for my situation and was sure that he could treat the illness through Homoeopathy. Never did he give me false hope or try to pretend that he could cure the symptoms with a couple of pills. That it has possibly taken a longer period of time, in that many facets have had to be dealt with individually, the overall outcome has been very successful. I would unreservedly recommend Dr De Pontes as a person and as a medical practitioner. The quick fixes of today's medical fraternity hold no match to the holistic approach of Homoeopathy.
Dr Anthony De Pontes is humble with good doctor-patient relationship. He’s professional, strategic, has good listening skills. Encourages openness and supports his patients accordingly. His staff members are welcoming, kind and helpful to the clients. The environment is clean well arranged with helpful information on strategic places. I visited his surgery on the 3rd June 2020 after I was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome in July 2017. I had many complains and some of my investigation high. I was told there was no cure. Doctor De Pontes gave me hope, he said my immune system will be back to normal. He communicates his assessment and management according to his plan. Now I’ve improved with less complains and lab investigations improved too.
We (myself and children) have visited Dr de Pontes a number of times over the last few years since moving to the lowveld. He has been phenomenal every time. He always gets to the source of the issue instead of just treating the symptoms. He has his patients best interests at heart, assessing every emotional, mental and physical aspect so that the solutions are that of an overall holistic betterment. He has been a true support in our journey to wellness.
Endocrine / Reproductive
Dr De Pontes introduced me to the technology and the benefit was only realized when I could not loose weight no matter what I tried…the monitoring aspect of the ESTEK was able to indicate why my prescription was not working. We concentrated on the insulin resistance and I'm now feeling wonderful with no more mood swings and have started to loose weight.
The honest raw truth about the power of homeopathy I went to Dr de Pontes four years ago, I was extremely anxious, depressed and was close to a nervous breakdown. I was on alopathic psycosis medication for anxiety, namely urbanol, alzam, fluoxatine, paroxatine, I was over weight due to all of the medication, and eventually I got serotonin syndrome. I tried everything and were at ends meet. My mother took me to him due to her strong belief in homeopathy. Dr de Pontes weened me of my alopathic mental drugs and replaced them with powerful herbs and homeopathy. After sticking strictly to his herbs and homeopathy I became the anxious free, strong woman I am today. I lost 22kg without even trying. He assisted with chinese natural acupuncture which made a huge difference on my system and created immense calmness and inner healing. Dr de Pontes have helped me with various ailmenst such as, anxiety, depression, detoxification, digestive problems, brain fog, sport injuries such as my knee, he assisted me with the lower back pain I had after giving birth due to my epidural I received and even assisted with my C-section scar. Dr de Pontes always gives his undivided attention to me making sure he gets to the root of my problems and illnessess. Most of our illness comes from our emotional state, this is where dr de Pontes is an absolute expert in his trade, he helps you dig deep and to find the origin of your emotional imbalance which triggers our physical illness. Dr de Pontes is an excellent homeopath. He has extremely modern technologies which he uses to make sure you get proper treatment and diagnosis. Meeting him has changed my life, my perception and my ability to belief in myself again. Our bodies have the ability to heal themselves with the correct guidance of natural remedies such as homeopathy and acupuncture. Our bodies and systems were created with a beautiful, super intelligence to be able to heal themselves. But unfortunately with today’s modern day stress, poor diet and exposure to all sort of toxins it has become more diificult, but by the help of dr de Pontes we have restored my body's rythm. If you are serious about your health, get in touch with this amazing doctor. Remember, health is the new wealth.
I came to Dr. De Pontes hopeless and miserable and suffering from reoccurring UTIs, acne and exhaustion. Conventional medicine had given me antibiotic after antibiotic which covered the UTI problem for a short time but only made things worse in the long run. I was struggling as a wife and a young mother and was fed up. I had looked into and used homeopathy and had been successful, even with my small knowledge so I knew it to be useful and powerful but… I couldn’t have imagined how it could change my life! From my first consultation, I could see I was in good hands. Dr. Anthony understood me and my life. He listened patiently to me and got to the root issues, things I had left buried for years, thinking they no longer affected me. He has been professional and considerate with me, talking through things that are difficult to share. At times I have needed sound advice for personal growth. It takes understanding and experience to tell a person hard things but in a gentle way. I am so grateful for the advice he has given me and the gentle way in which he has given it and his patience with me. He makes you feel comfortable and safe and then surprises you by giving you a remedy that fits so perfectly it gives you an eerie feeling. I’m a homeopathic nerd; I study up on the remedies he prescribes and I’m often blown away by the way it fits me.. even the stuff maybe I forgot to say and he nailed it! How did he know? I guess it’s because he’s an expert. My journey is not done. I have more healing to do BUT 6 months in I can say my life has changed in a miraculous way. I came to him for physical issues and they have been greatly improved but what I didn’t expect was how it would greatly improve me emotionally and spiritually. My marriage is happy and peaceful and I feel myself becoming a real mother, two things I longed for so much. My husband was so impressed by my transformation that he has started consultations with Dr. De Pontes too! If I had read this a year ago I would have thought I was a crazy lady. Those little pills can’t do all that.. can they? All I will say is, our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made. Healing is possible.
I have been on chronic medicine for diabetes, asthma, blood pressure for years, and all the time feeling breathless tired and nervous. All the doctors I have ever been to have lead me to believe that I will need to stay on all the medication indefinitely without improvement. Using the ESTEK monitoring feature I was able to see huge improvements in my cardiovascular scores, I'm feeling better and breathing better as well
I had a stomach problem for over 3 and a half months. Prior to coming to Dr Anthony De Pontes, I was prescribed Antibiotics and told eventually that I would have to swallow the camera to see what the problem was. This was costly as well as being in COVID time, decided against it and decided to consult with Dr De Pontes. I was given medication all natural and within two weeks managed to get it under control with his knowledge and experience he saw the issue and was fantastic at getting to the root of the problem I highly recommend him as a Homeopathic Practitioner
Being 46 years old, has come with a surprise or two. One of which, was a subtle change in my hormones which has begun to creep up on me. I did not realise that my moods, sleeping habits, sex drive and memory were a result of hormone change. I put the changes down to stress at work. I decided to go visit Dr de Pontes after these symptoms got worse. Shockingly, I found out that I was perimenopausal and I was treated homeopathically. Within a week I found that I was able to function better. My sleep patterns improved, energy levels changed and sex drive improved. I felt I was able to speak about how I felt more easily and handle difficult situations in a calmer manner. I felt understood and found that Dr de Pontes took his time in getting to the root of the problem. I feel like a have a new lease on life and know who to trust in future with any ailments that may pop up!
My name is Colleen O’Farrell and I am 61 years old It is never easy putting life’s dramas into words with all its ups and downs. I started working when I was 15 years olds always stiffing to give a 110% as 100% was never enough as my life pasted me by in work and more work until I was 59. I found myself alone and sick beyond what I could understand with doctors telling me I should be dead with a blood pressure of 305 a kidney that was dying through a blockage and a heart attack. Doctors wanted to put me in ICU to control my blood pressure and then remove my kidney, I knew that I could not let this happen but how to change it how to understand what was happening to me, me that never got sick, how to come to terms with this unforeseen illness that hit me like a ton of bricks in a space of months. I was sure I was dying and would not see my 60th birthday when I heard about a Homeopath medical center in my home town which is where I met Dr Anthony De Pontes, I was a wreck and on the verge of giving up when Dr De Pontes did his test and asking a lot of questions of which I had not been asked by my doctors years and years of my drama filled life just came pouring out without me even realizing that it was the first time I had told anyone let alone a doctor what happened to me. Believe me I don’t like doctors and i hated all the medication I was told I had to take and then another pill for another problem cause by the first load of pills. I wanted it to end and came very close to ending it myself as my health just got worse when Dr De Pontes sat me down and explained what was happening to me and most importantly why it was happening frankly I was blown away and cried like a baby because here was someone that understood without me having to tell him. For the first time in my 60 years I understood by I worked myself nearly to death and why every court up with me all at once. It has been a year now and I have never felt better and more alive, my kidney is doing well, (odd way of putting it but true) My Doctor who always makes himself available to help and do research concerning my problems helped me understand my health problem and how it was linked to my body and mind. In saying this I cannot change the world but I can tell my story in order to help others through a doctor of alternative homeopath medication/therapy and his caring which saved my life and changed my life for the better.
Good morning dr and rest of the team. Firstly, I'm impressed with the quality of service that I received from your receptionists, it's professional, helpful and friendly. Secondly, your treatment show improvement in my conditions. I'm going to start the third and last phase of your second round of treatment tomorrow. After I complete that, I will inform you accordingly. I thank you and your team again for your interest in my wellbeing. Appreciate it.
I have been a diabetic for 15 years and have suffered with non healing ulcers, which no doctor has been able to help me with. The ESTEK was able to localize that it was the sympathetic nervous system that was causing the problem, which was aggravated by my habitual coffee drinking. I look forward to seeing the improvement with this small change.
Malignancy / Cancer
The beginning of this year I discovered that I have stage 3 Melanoma. I was shocked because I always regarded myself as a healthy person. I was referred to a government hospital, Groote Schuur, in Cape town where I had surgery done to remove the melanoma on my back. When I woke up I discovered that the glands under my armspits have also been removed. The Dr. suggested that I receive chemo and radiation, but they failed to schedule an appointment for me this year (as a result of Covid) and made an appointment only for next year March. Although I am not pro chemo or radiation, not receiving treatment made me very anxious. During lockdown we moved to Nelspruit. My daughter suggested that I should go and see Dr. Anthony De Pontes. I am so grateful that I made the decision to see him. Dr. De Pontes looks at your overall health and his treatment is not only focusses on the physical side, but the mental side as well. I started a series of treatments which includes ozone treatments and his prescribed treatments. I've since then had two rounds of blood test done and I am very pleased with the results so far. I'm feeling great and extremely positive that the treatments are working for me. Our family friend, who is a GP, had a look at my blood tests and compared my initial test with my last test. She is also very happy with the results. I highly recommend Dr. Anthony and am grateful that our paths crossed, even more so that I did not receive the suggested treatment from Groote Schuur. The cherry on top is the wonderful support I receive from him and his staff who always follow up on how I am feeling.