What can you expect from homeopathy?
You can expect to be given the opportunity to give a detailed account about yourself and your condition (first consultations are one and a half hours or more).
You can expect me to listen to you carefully as you explain about your symptoms and how they affect you. This helps me to understand how your illness affects you at a deep level.
You can expect remedies that are chosen to treat you as an individual and that give you the best chance of promoting your well being.
You can expect to be heard! Being heard is uniquely empowering. When your age, condition or life stage make you feel particularly vulnerable, a safe open space in which to explore how your life is affected by your symptoms is like finding an oasis in the desert. The homeopathic consultation provides such a space.
Why do people consult a homeopath?
Often it is because they have tried everything else and found no long-term relief. Homeopathy can have startlingly quick results in some cases; in others, where there are persistent, long standing conditions, changes can take longer as we peel back the layers to expose all aspects of your condition.
Basically any set of symptoms you would go to a GP or other health practitioner for can be treated homeopathically. Homeopathy was developed by a medical doctor, Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), who treated all patients in his general GP practice according to homeopathic principles.
Homeopathy is a valuable and effective form of medicine. It can work to solve problems as well as preventing them from occurring in the first place.
How often do you need to have an appointment?
You could expect to book 2 to 3 treatments at monthly intervals for a specific acute health problem. Longer-term conditions may require more treatments.
Many patients experience an increase in energy and a sense of general well-being within a few days of taking the first remedy. Often there is a rapid change in physical symptoms too. However, in cases of long-standing illness it will need a few months and several consultations before a lasting improvement is achieved.
Many people make appointments for regular check-ups (maybe once a year) or when they feel that they have issues that need treatment again.
What happens during the consultation?
The first consultation usually takes about one and a half hours.
A homeopathic consultation is quite different to a visit to your GP and does not include a general medical examination. The time will be spent discussing your symptoms and medical history and I will listen with care, as you tell me how your symptoms are affecting you as an individual.
Subsequent appointments are usually shorter than the first and take about 1 hour.