Frequently Asked Questions
Have you seen all those “reliable” sources calling homeopathy a pseudoscience and a quackery? Time to learn the truth – there are millions of people who swear by it. They sure can’t be all that wrong.
Deep healing – addressing the root cause of the disease rather than focusing on symptom suppression.
Personalised treatment – person-centred and tailored to your specific set of symptoms. You are a unique individual, not a disease label.
Holistic – treating the whole person rather than fragmenting us into body parts.
Homeopathy is truly integrated, flexible and adaptable modern medicine.
Homeopathy is based on the principal of “like cures like.”
We all know that a terrible hangover can be helped by having a small drink the following morning. Homeopathic remedies work in a similar manner.
Believing that your body is capable of healing certainly aids the process.However, homeopathy is much more than this.
It is used successfully with babies, animals and plants. In many high-quality randomised placebo-controlled studies homeopathy consistently outperforms placebo.
Homeopathic remedies are made from natural substances, mostly animal, plant and mineral kingdoms.
The preparation of homeopathic remedies involves repeated dilution and succussion, or vigorous agitation of the solution with each dilution. This process is called potentization, and it renders the remedies more potent and effective, yet very safe.
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic, non-addictive, natural and safe. They are the perfect choice for pregnant and breastfeeding women, babies, children and people of all ages, and work wonderfully for pets and plants.
Yes. Homeopathy and conventional medication work on different levels, and there is no danger of interaction because homeopathy doesn’t influence the body on the chemical level.
At the beginning of homeopathic treatment many people are taking conventional medication and are interested in taking a more natural approach to their healthcare. They often have a goal of reducing or eliminating medication.
As the treatment progresses and your body begins to heal, it is likely that your conventional medication will need to be reduced, so it is important to engage your medical doctor with the view of monitoring and adjusting the medication level as needed.
Typically, I expect to see improvements within 3 or 4 monthly consultations when dealing with a chronic condition.
Remember, homeopathic remedies don’t ‘fix’ you, they act as a catalyst, your own body does the healing.
Your first consultation will last about an hour and 30 minutes.
During the consultation I will ask you lots of questions about your mental, emotional and physical symptoms, your personality, your family and medical history, any significant events in your life, your stress triggers and reactions, your energy levels, quality of sleep, food preferences, likes and dislikes and many more.
I will listen in a non-judgemental way and offer you a safe space to share your story. I encourage you to talk about what’s important to you. My aim is to completely understand you as an individual, and my role as a homeopath is to support you on your healing journey.
Prior to your first scheduled appointment I will email you an intake form to fill out. Please return the form to me by email no later than 48 hours before your initial consultation. I prepare for the consultation by analysing the information you provide on the form, it gives me an overview of the case, and helps me focus on the important areas I need to explore in more detail.
After the initial consultation I carefully study, analyse and synthesise your case. Once I have worked out your prescription, I email it to you along with the instructions on how to take your remedy and details of homeopathic pharmacies where you can purchase it. Alternatively, I offer a remedy ordering service for an additional fee. If appropriate, I include lifestyle and / or nutrition and supplement advice.
I also provide email support in-between consultations, so if there is anything you are unsure of or concerned about please get in touch, I am here to help.
At the end of your initial consultation we book your follow up appointment. Having consistent follow-ups is essential for successful homeopathic treatment.
Follow up appointments are up to 40 minutes long and are usually scheduled 4-5 weeks apart.
As your health improves, the frequency of your follow up appointments may diminish until you no longer require continuous support and only get in touch with me if needed.
At the follow up consultation we review your healing process, discuss the progress of your treatment and any changes that have taken place, and adjust the prescription if indicated.