Why choose Homeopathy?
Homeopathy provides a positive path to regaining control of health and well-being. I like to think of homeopathy as a complimentary medicine rather than an alternative medicine. Worrying about having to choose one way and not be able to use the other is not healthy. I want you to feel free to use both, wherever necessary. My aim is simple. To revitalise the immune system (vital force) so it can get back to doing its job of protecting our bodies. I will also help support stressed systems: skin, bowel, sexual organs, lungs, digestion etc. because we live in an age when fast-living, stress and pollution are placing increasing pressures on our systems. Children respond particularly well to homeopathy. Many childhood illnesses and conditions can be treated safely and quickly without suppression or after effects. Children can get well with homeopathy. Adults can get better with homeopathy. Animals can too.
Did you know ………………………………? * Homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world. * Increasing amount of research demonstrating homeopathy is an effective form of treatment. * There are over 3000 registered practitioners across the UK. * Homeopathy can be prescribed alongside other forms of medicine. * It is a well – regulated and safe form of medicine with little or no side – effects and it is not tested on animals. * 70% of those that use Homeopathy experience improvements in health
What can Homeopathy offer you?
Homeopathy focuses on the mental, emotional and physical symptoms of a patient. The patient is treated as an individual, their condition is treated that way too which is why consultations take longer than conventional medical appointments. Homeopathy offers a way to treat the causes of imbalance rather than just the symptom of the imbalance. I like to think of it as homeopathy turning off the tap, not simply mopping up the water. Many people choose homeopathy to relieve acute conditions such as hayfever, headaches, colds and fevers for eg. Some people choose homeopathy to help with chronic illness like arthritis, asthma, chronic fatigue, cancer. Regardless of the reason, the overall aim of homeopathy is to return the patients back to health so they no longer have the imbalance that causes the symptoms.
The main advantages of homeopathy are:
An individual approach to a patient
The use of medicine in small doses
The absence of addiction and withdrawal syndrome
The ability to use multiple medicines at the same time
The possibility of a combination of traditional and other treatments
Treatment of all age groups, ranging from fetal and neonatal period
What does the homeopathy treatment involve?
The treatment will involve an in depth consultation reviewing your history and all of your symptoms. I will discuss your daily routines, habits, food desires, your dislikes, everything that makes you, you. Once I have made a decision on the prescription, I will give you remedies to take away and take over a set period of time. Sometimes, I may use tissue salts as well with the remedies, if they are indicated. Occasionally, I may use flower essences too.
Homeopathic medicines are made in a Homeopathic pharmacy by repeatedly diluting and succussing (shaking) a preparation of the original material, mainly plants and minerals, in water and alcohol. After dilution the medicine is added to lactose (milk sugar) tablets or pillules which can be taken by mouth or dissolved in water.
What about seeing my doctor ? It is recommended that you maintain your relationship with your GP or specialist throughout your condition. When necessary homeopathic and conventional approaches can be used alongside one another to give the most effective and appropriate medical care. In many cases homeopathy treatment can gradually reduce or remove the need for conventional drugs. Any change in use of conventional medication should be discussed with your prescribing doctor as treatment progresses.
Preparing for the appointment
The initial consultation may take around 90 minutes, but please allow plenty of time because I prefer to finish a consultation at a point where both practitioner and client are at a natural end, not when 90 minutes are up. Please also bring with you a list of the names/doses of any medications you are taking, information about your medical history and that of your immediate and extended family.
After the consultation Some people find that they feel more relaxed and lighter after the consultation and feel much better. Others may have discussed situations or remembered times that they thought they had forgotten or wanted to forget and so may feel a little unsettled. When you leave the consulting room, you will have usually have remedies to take for either a short period or longer depending on the prescription. You may find that that you have some new symptoms arise which quickly go. This is your body healing. How quickly you will feel rebalanced depends very much on what sort of condition you have. A complaint you have had for a long time will not normally disappear overnight, other conditions often improve rapidly. If you are at all anxious about how you feel, I am happy for you to contact me outside of clinical hours. Usually I will like to see you again anywhere between two weeks and six weeks to monitor your progress on the understanding that you can contact me before your next appointment if you have any concerns.
Why not book a free 15 minute appointment and see whether homeopathy suits you?
You may be pleasantly surprised!