What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine. Although at present there is no scientific evidence for this, homeopathy is believed to work on the principle that "like cures like", meaning that a substance which can induce an illness can also be used to cure this illness.

Homeopathy believes that illness is a whole-person process. In practice, this means that symptoms will always be put into the perspective of the whole patient's medical and personal history. In this way, homeopathy is a truly holistic therapy, and it very much concentrates on helping the body to heal itself.

Homeopathic remedies are mostly prepared from plant or mineral substances which have been diluted and succussed (potentized by shaking). The finished products are supplied in either tablet or liquid form.

A homeopathic consultation involves a thorough investigation of the patient's health and personal history. This is most important, as homeopathy recognises that any unresolved event – emotional or physical – may cause a lasting imbalance which will eventually be expressed in physical illness.

What happens during a homeopathy consultation?

  • The consultation takes the form of a conversation between client and practitioner, allowing plenty of time for you to explain your health issues.
  • Appart from your main issue, areas such as inheritance, lifestyle, past and present emotional states, as well as personal likes and dislikes are explored to arrive at a complete picture of you as an individual.
  • There are about 2000 homeopathic remedies to choose from and therefore a considerable amount of time is required to find the best treatment for you as an individual.
  • The initial consultation takes up to 1.5 hours. Follow-up consultations take about 45 mins.

How is homeopathic treatment carried out?

  • The treatment consists of homeopathic remedies which are taken orally. These can be supplied in tablet or liquid form and may need to be taken monthly, weekly, or daily, for a set amount of time.
  • One or two weeks after the consultation I encourage you to give me feedback (free of charge) via email or telephone to ensure the remedies are working as intended.
  • As part of the treatment, you may notice subtle changes in your physical, mental, or emotional state. My unique approach minimises unpleasant reactions whilst aiming at a gradual and gentle improvement.

What is the duration of the treatment?

  • This depends on how long you have had the condition, and on your individual make-up.
  • A rough guide is, one month of treatment for a problem you have had for one year, 6 months for a problem you have had for 6 years, 12 months for a problem you have had for 12 years.
  • It is my aim to let you know at the end of the first consultation to what extent I can help you and how long it may take.

How often do I need to come and see you?

In most cases, I recommend monthly consultations.