Homeopathy was developed over 200 years ago by a German Physician Dr Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on the principle that ‘like cures like’ (a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person can be used to treat a person suffering with similar symptoms). The World Health Organisation states that Homeopathy is the second most used medical system internationally with over 200 million people using it worldwide.
Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine which treats the individual as a whole focusing on mental, emotional and physical symptoms. Prescriptions are tailored to each individual patient according to their specific symptoms.
The kinds of issues I regularly see in practice are anxiety & depression, chronic headaches, digestive issues, skin problems, chronic fatigue, recurrent infections (ear, throat, urinary etc), developmental delays in children, menopausal symptoms, allergies, respiratory diseases. These are some of the more common presenting problems although the list goes on and I have also treated some less common problems with success.
It is important that you maintain your relationship with your GP during treatment, as homeopathy can work alongside conventional medicine to provide patients with an integrated approach to their health.
If you have a particular condition you would like to discuss please do not hesitate to get in touch.
An initial consultation lasts up to 90 minutes in order to obtain detailed information on the presenting problem then more general information on medical & family history, lifestyle, diet, sleep patterns, and personality type. I sometimes prescribe at the appointment but will usually take the information provided and work on the case to establish the best indicated remedy based on the individual information given and send it out to the patient within a couple of days of the appointment.
The number of pills prescribed will vary depending on the problem and it may be that just one dose will be considered sufficient to stimulate the body’s own healing process.
A follow up appointment is usually booked 4 weeks after the initial appointment and lasts 45 minutes. At this appointment we assess the action of the remedy and whether we need to continue with the original remedy, prescribe a new remedy or wait if there has been a good response. If however the patient needs to get in touch before the follow up I’m happy for my patients to contact me between appointments.
The number of follow up appointments will vary depending on the complaint but I advise patients to plan for 3 sessions although it may be that more or less are required to resolve their particular issue.
Initial consultation (90 minutes)
Follow up appointments (45 minutes)
Initial consultation (60 minutes)
Follow up appointments (30 minutes)
Under 12 months (30 minutes)
Acute consultations and prescriptions