Homoeopathy is an holistic system of medicine founded by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the late 1700’s. It is a safe, gentle and effective form of treatment for both chronic and acute health problems. The three main principles that inform homoeopathic prescribing can be summarized by:
- The Totality of Symptoms : The Totality of Symptoms refers to all levels of an individual: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.
- ‘Like Cures Like’: This describes how the innate healing process of an individual’s vital force is activated by prescribing a remedy that would, in a healthy person, cause the very symptoms that the patient is exhibiting.
- Minimum Dose: Remedies are made from all manner of substances. What makes them peculiar to homoeopathy is that they are very highly diluted and thus are rendered safe and non-toxic. The ‘remedies’ are prepared in such a way that though they contain little of the original substance, their healing capacity is increased exponentially.
What conditions will homoeopathy treat?
Most illnesses respond well to homoeopathic treatment. Conditions may range from anxiety and depression to asthma and eczema, cystitis, IBS, menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms, infertility and childhood illnesses.
What to expect from a consultation:
I generally reserve an hour and a half for an initial consultation for an adult, and an hour for a child. In that time, I will be interested to hear about your current health status as well as a fairly detailed and comprehensive summary of your health history.
Homoeopathy is concerned with matching the profile of the individual with the appropriate remedy and so I may seem to ask all sorts of seemingly unrelated questions. In addition to your personal health history I will enquire about your family’s medical history, including illnesses sustained and causes of death. I will then study your case and prescribe remedies for you.
We will schedule an appointment for anywhere between 5 – 8 weeks (depending upon your individual circumstances) following the initial consultation to review your progress with the treatment.