A homeopathic consultation involves an in-depth exploration of you as an individual, including your current complaints and symptoms, previous illnesses, dreams, hobbies and interests, lifestyle, and areas of stress.
Based on the detailed information provided, a remedy will be selected that reflects not only your illness, but also your mental and physical characteristics.
The first consultation can take up to two hours. Follow-up appointments are made at monthly intervals depending on requirements and usually last 45 minutes. Usually at least two follow-ups are necessary. All information is treated confidentially. Patients are encouraged to maintain contact between appointments to keep me informed of their progress. The remedy action can be fast or slow, obvious or subtle.
Since homeopaths believe that establishing good health involves treating mind and body, time is taken to discuss in depth your emotional and physical symptoms. To stimulate your body’s own healing process, a remedy closest to your individual symptom picture is prescribed. Healing begins from within your own body, strengthening your health and immune system, without any danger of damaging side effects.
People who are generally healthy will often respond quickly to treatment. This is the case in acute illnesses. However, for patients who have been ill for a long time, have needed or are on a lot of medication, the recovery process will be more gradual.
If you are undergoing conventional treatment, it is important that you continue with your on-going treatment and medicine. Your GP is the person best placed to give advice or alter your medications as your health improves with homeopathic treatment. Homeopathic remedies can be taken alongside your conventional treatment.