When I first met Lucy, I was feeling quite hopeless. Being extremely sensitive, unable to take drugs, herbs or supplements, and having had very little help from conventional medicine, I was a difficult case. Lucy, however, never treated me as if that were true. My immediate concern was an inflamed salivary gland that kept me from eating ; I was down to 88 pounds. Lucy was not only able to totally resolve this issue altogether, but over time her homeopathic treatments relieved or significantly helped: hot flashes, vertigo, insomnia, constipation, hiatal hernia, coccydinia, restless legs, gall bladder and digestive issues, and an undiagnosable muscle weakness that threatened to make me an invalid.
I had my eye on my physical pain, and didn't even consider that my life-long depression could be relieved. But Lucy was paying attention to the deeper issues, and one day I realized my depression, too, was gone. Lucy modestly rebuffs my attempts to credit her with miracles, but she and homeopathy gave me my life back. Lucy is kind, wise, and creative, and I trust her implicitly with my health.
-- J.M., Financial Planner
My wife and I have stayed healthy (out of hospitals and away from drugs) with homeopathy since the early 1980s, and have appreciated Lucy's sensitive, supportive and wonderfully effective care over the years. Even a 10-minute phone conversation with Lucy makes us feel better! In these days of impersonal, assembly-line medical care, Lucy reminds us of what a true physician is — someone who knows and understands you, and takes the time and effort to be there when you need her.
-- P.A., writer and bicyclist
I have been a homeopathic patient, almost exclusively, for about 28 years, with Lucy as my practitioner for half that time. The past 14 years have included much loss, ill health, and death in my nuclear and extended families. I so appreciate Lucy's presence and homeopathic care through all of life's inevitable ups and downs. In 2006, I was diagnosed with two lesions in my esophagus ~ my genetic "weakest link," it appears. Thanks to Lucy's conscientious and diligent care, along with the other specialists that she enlisted in my treatment, I am happy that, since 2008, I once again enjoy a healthy and lesion free esophagus!
-- K.G., program administrator
Lucy's transformational methods of treatment, along with her unique individual approach, have allowed me to grow in unexpected ways. As a professor, my life demands that I shift patterns quickly and with an answer, so I can help students navigate this world of change. My friends inform me that I reflect a level of balance, adaptability, and happiness. Much of this I attribute to Lucy's amazing skills of homeopathy. I wouldn't do life without her.
-- J.B., college professor
I have been receiving homeopathic treatment from Lucy for about 20 years, since I was 11 years old. Over the course of my life I have been treated by a number of healers — allopathic physicians, acupuncturists, herbalists — but Lucy has given me the most profound transformation. Not only has she relieved me of allergies, depression and warts, to name a few, she has also given me a perspective on my own health that is invaluable. She educates me at the same time she is treating me with homeopathy — helping me understand what causes my condition, what home remedies might alleviate the symptoms immediately, how I can use diet or lifestyle to improve the condition. I feel empowered at the same time that I feel taken care of. Lucy's approach is truly collaborative; she is very knowledgeable about the strengths of other disciplines and works alongside other types of treatment, such as western medicine, when needed. Lucy is both sharply analytical and deeply intuitive, both of which make her a brilliant and compassionate homeopath.
As an adolescent I had severe food and environmental allergies to corn, refined wheat and airborne allergens. For several years I carefully avoided these foods, but still experienced sneezing, congestion, rashes and itchiness. After receiving a remedy from Lucy, my allergies went away completely, and since that time I have been able to eat anything I want. Depression runs in my family and when I was in my early 20's I had a particularly terrifying and debilitating bout that forced me to take it seriously and get treatment. Lucy supported my difficult decision to go on antidepressants, and throughout the process with my psychiatrist, Lucy assured me that she could also safely treat me with homeopathy, that it was not a choice between homeopathy and antidepressants. Working with Lucy and my psychiatrist, after 6 months I was off antidepressants and have not needed them since.
-- C.J., Social Worker
Lucy has been my family's homeopath for many years. From the beginning, she has been extremely professional, kind, thorough, and an intelligent listener. I recall one time early in my treatment when I had had strep throat two times in succession, and the second time I was in agony — I thought I was going to end up at the hospital again. She gave me a remedy to repeat as needed until I felt better. I did not have to take it long before I could swallow and breathe again; within minutes, I felt the treatment work for me. We highly recommend Lucy as a homeopath we can trust.
-- N.G. and family
A year and half ago I developed flu like symptoms; headache and severe exhaustion. The symptoms remained for months. If I did any light activity, I would pay with two or three days of exhaustion and headache. The medical doctors did numerous tests, and could come up with no answers. After 7 months, my condition remained the same and I was also feeling quite depressed about it. Then I saw Lucy Vaughters, and after two months I realized that the symptoms were dissipating. The truth is, I couldn't believe it. I kept waiting for the symptoms to return, but they didn't return . . . After nine months my energy is still back . . . I was fortunate to have been directed to Lucy Vaughters. Her keen perceptions and extensive knowledge of classical homeopathy seem impeccable to me.
-- D.J., Retired, US Postal Service
Prior to meeting with Lucy, I was experiencing migraine headaches about 4 times a week, and I was very fatigued. My annual exam revealed that I was also experiencing increasing pre-menopausal symptoms. To help relieve some of these symptoms, I was told I could take more of my migrane medication when needed, and I could start taking another prescription. After hearing that I preferred a more natural approach, my nurse practitioner referred me to Lucy. The initial meeting was very thorough and she was able to identify a remedy to target my issues. Three weeks after my appointment, I noticed that I had more energy and I was not getting migraine headaches. I am so satisfied with Lucy's approach and the results that I have referred other family members and friends.
-- S.P., a stay-at-home Mom