What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a 200-year old system of medicine which is safe, gentle and effective, using dilute remedies to stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself.

Remedies are prescribed after a detailed consultation.

Homeopathy recognises that all symptoms reflect a state of imbalance within the individual, and treats the “person with the disease” rather than the actual disease.

Because the treatment is gentle, it is particularly suitable for elderly people, babies, children and for women in pregnancy and childbirth.

What can be treated?

An imbalance in the body can show up in many ways - on the physical, mental or emotional levels.

Do contact me to discuss your particular symptoms.

What happens in the consultation?

In order to find exactly the right remedy, I will need to know a lot about you. At the first consultation I will ask a number of detailed questions about your symptoms and how you experience them. I will also ask about your medical history and your family’s medical history.

Any information you can get before the first appointment will be very helpful in the consultation.

I will also ask about your likes and dislikes and how you react to different environments, as these contribute to the unique picture of who you are.

The first appointment will normally last about an hour and a half. Anything you say will be treated in strictest confidence.

During the consultation we will discuss any previous treatment you have received, and whether you require further advice or tests from a medical practitioner.

Treatment

Homeopathic remedies are given as tablets, or occasionally in liquid form. Tablets can be crushed to give to babies and small children.

The remedies do not cause side effects and you will not become addicted to them – because only a very minute amount of the active ingredient is used.

The length of treatment will vary depending on the patient. Long-standing complaints may take longer to respond than acute episodes. Follow-up appointments are usually made at 4-week intervals.

Homeopathic medicine treats the whole person, so you can expect to experience improvement on all levels, not just the disappearance of your initial symptoms.