My first experience of homeopathy was through my son. He had broken his arm and suffered nerve damage with no guarantee of recovery. A friend advised me to go to a homeopath and as all parents know you would try anything for your child. I had no understanding of homeopathy at that time, to be honest, I had never even heard of homeopathy! However, within 3 months my son’s recovery was amazing and he had full use of his hand once again. I continued to bring him to appointments in the hope that homeopathy could also help him on an emotional level as his confidence was at an all-time low. He began to flourish in front of my eyes! I decided to start going for treatments myself and after 5 consultations I made the decision to quit my accounting career and study homeopathy! I was fascinated by how it worked and amazed at the results that could be achieved. So here I am, 7 years later hoping that I can help people as much as my homeopath helped me!
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural medicine which uses specially prepared, highly diluted substances (given mainly in tablet form) with the aim of triggering the body’s own healing mechanisms. It was developed by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796 and is used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts. Homeopathy seeks to restore the patient to health in the gentlest, most effective and permanent way possible. In homeopathy, the symptoms are just that – symptoms of the problem rather than the problem itself. The aim is to remove the cause so that the body can restore its natural balance
Is homeopathy safe?
Yes. It is a safe gentle system of medicine, which can be used during pregnancy and from birth into old age. It is also safe to use alongside other medications and therapies.
What happens in a consultation?
In an initial homeopathic consultation, the aim is to find out precisely what is at the root cause of someone’s illness or complaint. Homeopathy treats individuals rather than diagnosed diseases, it also recognises that people function on several levels and that illness is often a result of factors such as stress, grief or anxiety for example. These factors are all taken into account when prescribing during the homeopathic consultation. Therefore the Homeopath will treat a person as a whole with the physical, mental and emotional symptoms being taken into account during treatment with the aim of restoring health and well-being. A homeopathic remedy that is tailored to your precise requirements will be prescribed on the basis of the initial consultation.
The initial consultation can last up to an hour and a half and follow up consults are generally 45 minutes. There are usually 4 weeks between each consultation.
The number of follow-ups required will depend on the nature and depth of each situation, as well as how long the patient has suffered. However, you can expect at least 1 follow-up and some people may request several more as they find the entire process very helpful.
What can homeopathy treat?
Homeopathy is used for a wide variety of ailments ranging from acute to chronic conditions. The below is a list of the most common reasons people will visit a homeopath but this list is not exhaustive:
- Anxiety / Panic Attacks
- Childhood behavioural issues
- Recurring chest infections / Asthma
- Pregnancy-related issues