What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts.

The essence of homeopathy is that each person is treated as a unique individual and their body, mind, spirit and emotions are all considered. The actual diagnosis you may have is less important to me, but how you personally are experiencing your condition is key.  Taking all these factors into account I will select the most appropriate remedy to stimulate their own body’s healing ability.

Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they rarely cause side-effects. This means when used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.

What does homeopathic treatment involve?

It is not quiet like conventional doctors. There is a very detailed history taking, examination and investigation are all important in establishing the diagnosis. However, as well as asking about your symptoms, I will be interested in you as an individual and the unique way in which your symptoms affect you and also who you are as a person.

The homeopathic consultation

Questions about your lifestyle, eating habits and preferences, temperament, personality, sleep patterns and medical history help the homeopath to form a complete picture of you. This picture will be matched to the symptoms of your illness in order to prescribe a particular type and strength of homeopathic medicine.

As a guide your first appointment could take anything up to an hour, with follow-up appointments typically lasting 30 minutes.

Preparing for your appointment

To get the most out of a consultation, I will get you to fill out a detailed intake form which is returned in advance of your session.  This will enable me to be fully prepared for our session and identify areas I may want to explore further.

The Remedies

After our consult I will analyse your case in detail and determine a prescription that will best support you.  This is then posted directly to you, where ever in the world you are. Homeopathy is usually taken in pillule or liquid form.

Our Connection

It is important that you feel ready and able to work with me.  I always compare Homeopathy to the Hairdresser – most of us have a hairdresser we like and really don’t trust anyone else with a scissors in their hands.  Your homeopath is the same.  It is important to have a connection and foundation upon which trust grows.

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