Homeopathy is a gentle, non-evasive complimentary therapy which can be be used in conjunction with conventional medicine and is a system of treatment that assists the body in healing itself.
Treatment is suitable for all age groups and is a complimentary medicine as opposed to an alternative medicine working in conjunction with conventional medicine without adverse effects.
Homeopathy considers the patient as a whole, rather than treating a named illness. The patient’s symptoms are discussed with the aim of finding the most similar homeopathic remedy.
What benefits can be expected?
Since we are all individual, everyone responds to homeopathic treatment differently.
It really depends on how long you have been suffering from these symptoms and the type of treatment you have already had. There are many randomised control trials and clinical observation studies which have concluded the positive effectiveness of homeopathy.
Homeopathy adopts a holistic approach which means that the homeopath will ask questions about every aspect of your health and not just the problem you have come with.
The initial consultation for an adult takes one and a half hours and a child's approximately an hour.
Follow up appointments take place 4 - 6 weeks later and are shorter at approximately one hour as the homeopath already has your case history.
It really is a question of the more detail you can give the homeopath, the more information they have to match your symptoms with a suitable remedy.
Homeopaths do not prescribe for particular conditions but the way you experience the symptoms of that condition. Even if your GP has diagnosed you and another person with the same condition, it is highly likely that you would be prescribed different homeopathic remedies.
It is also useful to know some family medical history as this information is also taken into account.>