M.Tech (Hom) (DUT)
AHPCSA Registration Number: A10353
BHF Practice Number: 0255483
Alta studied BSc (Psychology) at the University of Stellenbosch from 1995-1997, after which she worked overseas in the pursuit of finding direction in life. After finding new direction she returned to South Africa in 2001 to study Homeopathy, and completed her studies at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in 2006. She completed a Masters Degree in Homoeopathy and clinical experience through the DUT Homoeopathic Day Clinic. Her master’s research project was supervised by Prof. Ashley Ross. This was followed by acquiring a Compounding and Dispensing Certificate for Healthcare Practitioners through the University of Pretoria in 2007. She has been registered as a Homoeopathic Doctor with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa(AHPCSA) in February 2007, as well as being a member of the Homoeopathic Association of South Africa since this time.
Alta, whose family is based in Stellenbosch, entered private practice in her then home town in April 2007. In 2010, Alta’s research project was published in the prestigious Links Journal of Classical Homoeopathy, entitled Insecta – A Group Analysis of Endopterygota .
Alta has lectured pathology for students at the International Academy of Meridian Therapy and Reflexology in Cape Town from 2013- 2016. She has also regularly presented numerous public presentations concerning health, disease, homoeopathy and natural medicine at the Rustenburg Hydro between 2007 and 2009. In additon, Alta also lectured Differential Diagnosis to 4th year students at the School of Natural Medicine, University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 2014 and 2015. She has also given presentations on cancer and adrenal fatigue at the Stellenbosch Medi-Clinic, and talks on homoeopathy for babies and toddlers at various breast feeding clinics and within the wellness training offered by the Natural Health Centre. Alta has also attended numerous seminars involving esteemed international homoeopathic speakers, on a broad range of topics. Associated with this, Alta has also features on wellness programmes both on radio and television.
Alongside her husband and practice partner, Dr Kristian Leisegang, Alta has a strong desire to educate the public on all matters concerning health and disease, and in creating awareness of the role of natural medicine and homoeopathy in the prevention and treatment of all conditions.
She primarily makes use of a classical homoeopathic approach to the management of functional and organic disease in her practice, and has a particular affinity in the treatment of babies, toddlers and children. Being a mother of two boys, she has a drive to create a more natural approach to the treatment of our children to ensure our next generation are as strong and healthy as possible to negotiate the toxic stressful environment in which we are all exposed.