The homeopathic consultation and treatmentThis page gives information about the homeopathic consultation and treatment. You will find details here about:
- What happens during a homeopathic consultation.
- What the purpose of follow-up consultations are.
- What to expect after taking the prescribed remedy.
- How long the treatment will take.
- Using homeopathy with mainstream medicine.
The Homeopathic ConsultationHomeopathic consultations are by video call wherever you are in the world. You can choose a time that suits you and book straight into my diary.
The aim of the homeopathic treatment is to rebalance the body’s disease processes. A homeopath does this through understanding your health and the exact symptoms you are experiencing and prescribes a medicine that will address and heal those symptoms.
The First consultationDuring the first consultation the homeopath endeavours to build up a well-rounded picture of you as an individual (and not just of the symptoms that brought you for treatment).
This first appointment lasts about one to one and a half hours. It is fully confidential, and at the end you will be sent a prescription with details where you can purchase the remedies and how to take them. I will ask about your symptoms, (when they started and whether you noticed any specific patterns about them.) In addition, I shall ask about various aspects of your emotional and physical make-up, your life style, your medical history and your family's health. In homeopathy we understand illness as a multi-dimensional phenomenon, brought on by an internal disturbance that manifests in each person in a unique way.
We shall talk about your expectations from homeopathy and how we can work together in order to safely meet them; also we will mutually agree on a course of treatment with follow up appointments to monitor your progress.
Follow-up consultationsThese appointments are usually spaced at intervals of 2 -6 weeks and last 30 to 45 minutes. They are an essential part of the treatment process, and enable the homeopath to thoroughly evaluate your reaction to treatment and to adjust the next prescription accordingly. We discuss your progress and changes in your symptoms. We develop an individualized treatment plan to support your healing, and I am always there to educate and advise as things change
What to expect after taking the prescribed remedy?The reaction to homeopathic remedies can differ from person to person. Some people experience a significant improvement in their symptoms and overall energy within a few weeks. With others the improvement will be more gradual. Some people experience a brief intensification of some symptoms which may last a few days, followed by a gradual and steady improvement. It is all dependant on your state of health.
How long will the treatment take?The length of your treatment depends on a number of factors such as the nature of your illness, how long you have had it, your response to remedies and your present life circumstances. Normally I recommend that people have a course of three months of treatment, at the end of which I shall provide an evaluation and prognosis for future treatment if necessary.
Homeopathy and conventional drugs prescribed by your doctorHomeopathic remedies work effectively alongside most conventional drugs. Moreover, they do not interfere with the action of the medication prescribed by your doctor. However, I have found that a limited number of conventional drugs, such as steriods and other artificial hormones can decrease the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. This means that the rate of improvement may be slower that expected.
I am also interested to work in co-operation with your doctor, especially when your aim is to reduce or stop taking certain types of medication.