What is it ?
Homeopathy is an alternative form of medicine that has been around for over 200 years. It is used by over 500 million people worldwide, making it one of the most popular forms of integrated medicine. (STATS TAKEN FROM THE FACULTY OF HOMEOPATHS)
It is based on the concept of ‘treating like with like’ (in Latin similia similibus curentur). It helps to restore the balance of our body, mind and spirit so we can achieve good health and well-being.
It doesn't separate the physical and emotional symptoms but takes the view that they are all interconnected.
It is a well regulated and non addictive form of medicine with little or no side effects. Due to its excellent safety record homeopathy is safe to use during pregnancy and can be used from birth right though to old age
What happens during an appointment ?
When you arrive at the clinic an initial consultation can take 1-1 ½ hours.
The consultation is time for you to express what brought you to see me in a safe, unprejudiced and confidential space. I will aim to gain a thorough understanding of your health and the exact symptoms you are experiencing. You will be asked many questions, all of which will help me build a comprehensive picture of you, a bit like fitting pieces of a jigsaw together.
Details of past medical history and family history are taken into account as well as any medications and supplements you may be taking. Homeopathic remedies will not interfere with the action of other medications you may have been prescribed by your GP.
Follow up appointments are generally space 4 weeks apart and take 45minutes- 1 hr.
In these consultations the time is used to discuss any changes and any new symptoms that have occurred before deciding on the next step in your treatment.
What can homeopathy help with?
So far I have given support and assistance to patients who have suffered from all manner of complaints such as anxiety, depression fears, grief, post operative problems, digestive issues, fatigue, aches and pains, MS and many more.
Due to the nature of how homeopathy works, treating the symptoms of the disease rather than the disease itself there are many more illnesses that can be supported.
Not only can homeopathy support and assist on a chronic level, it can also be very helpful in all manner of acute illness such as coughs colds and in some first aid situations such as minor burns, sprains, bruising to name a few.
How are the remedies prescribed and what do they look like?
I will prescribe your remedy after thorough assessment of the information that I have been provided with following any consultation.
All remedies are potentised with a crude substance which mainly originate from plant and mineral kingdoms. These are manufactured using a process combining serial dilution and succussion (vigorous shaking) before adding to lactose tablets or sucrose pills.
There are many ways to prescribe remedies such as 1 remedy at a time or combination remedies. These can be given as a 1 off dose or on a daily basis, depending on the nature of a patient's symptoms.