'The highest ideal of a cure is the speedy, gentle and enduring restoration of health by the most trustworthy and least harmful way'
- Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy
Before your first consultation with me I will ask you to complete a series of questions about yourself. This will help me prepare for our first meeting and allow me to focus on you from the beginning. Your first consultation may take between 1 and 2 hours, with follow-up consultations lasting between 20 and 45 minutes. I will need to build up a complete picture of your condition, including your past medical history by asking you detailed questions about yourself. To be sure that I prescribe the best medicine for your particular problem, I need to understand your individual needs. Usually I will choose a medicine for you that most closely matches your unique pattern of symptoms; sometimes it can be a sequence of prescriptions to be taken over a period of time.
Clear instructions will be given on how and when to take them.
Homeopathic medicines are usually supplied in tablet, powder or liquid form. As with all medicines, they need to be stored safely and appropriately. Patients often feel a sense of increased energy, optimism and relaxation after taking their homeopathic medicine. The speed with which you feel relief will depend on the condition being treated. In acute ailments, this can be very fast indeed. In more chronic conditions, your recovery rate will depend on the nature and duration of the illness and on your individual vitality.
How often will you need to see me?
Difficult question to answer!
It depends on your own unique situation. How long have you had the symptoms? How complex is the condition of your health?
As a general guide I usually see Clients for an Initial Consultation and then a follow up appointment a month later. We can then discuss your progress and decide how much more I can help you. Of course, if the problem has been resolved then I don’t need to see you again! Good result!
Most of us have been battling with life restricting conditions for many years and then progress can be more prolonged. In my own case my life was changed dramatically within 3 months of first seeing my Homoeopath. But then the trickier problems took a bit longer and needed more help. I had regular 4 weekly appointments for six months and then the gaps between needing to see my Homoeopath grew longer until appointments are now a yearly event.
What Homoeopathy is and who can benefit
Homoeopathy can be used effectively by everyone, from babies and children to adults, including women during pregnancy. Homoeopathic medicines promote the body’s natural ability to heal. When prescribed appropriately, they are safe, non-toxic and non-addictive. They can be taken alongside drugs prescribed by your doctor and will not interfere with their beneficial action. I always advise chatting to your GP about any additional support I may be giving you.
Homoeopathy is a System of Medicine
A system of medicine is a set of guiding principles, beliefs and theories upon which the treatment of ill health is based.
The system of medicine dominant in the Western world is 'allopathy', practiced by a General Practioner. However, alongside allopathy there are other systems of medicine that have been used for centuries and are growing in popularity today that can bring relief from ill health or support optimum health in an individual.
Homoeopathy has been in worldwide use for over 200 years and is the second most widely used system in the world ( WHO report). It is a complete system that can treat mental, emotional and physical imbalances using highly diluted substances that trigger the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
This is the best analogy I have heard to describe how a Homeopathic remedy works….
If you think about neat washing up liquid…you wouldn’t get very far trying to wash up some dishes using washing up liquid in its neat state. But, if you squirt a small drop of washing up liquid into a big bowl of water and swirl it around you have a very effective means of washing the dishes.
Doctor Samuel Hahnemann found this in the 1790’s when he developed the system of Homoeopathy:
Firstly, that diluting a substance gets rid of all the toxic or poisonous elements of the substance. Secondly, the more a substance is diluted, the more effective it becomes, as a medicine.
There are thousands of homeopathic remedies and specific ones are chosen to fit the characteristics of the patient and the presenting imbalance. Physical disorders are considered in relation to the individual’s mental and emotional state. It treats the whole person, because homoeopaths believe the mind and body operate as one, and you cannot treat one part of the body without affecting the whole.
It is a safe, gentle and effective natural health system assisting the body's own natural instinct to heal itself and restore balance.
"We came for four months and now I have my boy back. He laughs again and he is going back to school. He is no longer angry. Thank you for your help."
- Homeopathy Client, Nottingham