Homeopathy is a safe, gentle and very effective system of medicine. It has been widely used for the past 200 years when Dr Samuel Hahnemann helped bring it to the public awareness, and the philosophy of ‘like cures like’ on which Homeopathy is based can be traced back to the Hippocrates era dating back 2000 years. Homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine for primary health care in the world. It is used by over 500 million people worldwide. (World Health Organisation data) Homeopathy is not a quick fix method, but it is much better to address the underlying cause than just palliate symptoms or ‘manage’ a disease. Homeopathy takes into account you as a whole person rather than just your current symptoms and aims to find a remedy that matches all aspects of you and your symptoms as closely as possible.
How does it work?
Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s own defence mechanisms in order for it to start self-healing. Homeopathic remedies are completely safe and are most commonly taken orally in the form of ‘pillules’ (tiny pills) or liquid drops. They have no ‘side effects’, are not addictive, and will not interfere with any conventional medication you may already by taking.
What will happen in the session?
The first consultation will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. This is to enable the homeopath to take time to understand you and your needs. Your specific health concerns, physical and emotional will be asked in detail, along with your general health, energy, sleep patterns etc. Homeopathy is individualised, and so it is paramount that you and not just your symptoms are discussed. Therefore to gain a full a picture of you as a person, questions will be asked around areas such as your likes and dislikes, and your personality. If it is relevant, you may be asked about your personal and family medical history. Seemingly insignificant details can be the decider between one remedy and another.
Follow up consultations take approximately 45 minutes in which progress and changes will be discussed, as well as anything new that has arisen since the last consultation. Any changes in remedies are needed based on this information.
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