FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy has been used for over 200 years and it is estimated that around 200 million people worldwide use it! Homeopathy is based around the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. The body has a natural intelligence - for example, we instinctively know how to heal a wound or fight off a cold and the body will always attempt to remain healthy and balanced. Homeopathic remedies are given with the aim of triggering the body’s own healing mechanisms
DOES HOMEOPATHY REALLY WORK AND HOW?
To answer simply, yes! For scientific research into homeopathy see the Homeopathic Research Institute.
Homeopathy is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ – this means that if a substance causes a symptom in a healthy person, giving the person a very small amount of the same substance may cure the illness. This concept is sometimes used in conventional medicine, for example, small doses of allergens, say pollen, are given in small doses to desensitise allergic patients. However, the difference with homeopathy is that the homeopathic remedies are so small and diluted that there are no toxic side effects – it is so safe it can even be used for small babies, pregnant women and sensitive elderly patients.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST SESSION?
Your first appointment will be an in depth consultation that lasts around 1 hour by Zoom. We will discuss your current health issue and symptoms as well as things that you may not think are connected to your problem.
We will discuss all aspects of you including your sleep, diet and medical history.
This information will then be used for us to select an individualised prescription tailored specifically to you.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY REMEDY?
After the appointment I conduct a full analysis of your case and select a remedy tailored specifically for you. You will be notified within 48 hours and this ensures I have sufficient time to select a remedy tailored for you out of several thousand of remedies!
Remedies are included in the price for UK patients. For international patients I will provide details of where and how to obtain your remedies from a local homeopathic pharmacy - alternatively I can send remedies directly from the UK but there will be an additional small charge to cover postage and remedies (approximately £7-£15).
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK A FOLLOW UP AND HOW MANY WILL I NEED?
Healing, just like homeopathy, is very individual and dependent upon one's health history. Long term complaints may take longer to address than acute problems and several sessions may be needed.
As a general rule, I recommend that you allow for at least 3 follow up appointments.
Follow up consultations usually last up to 45 minutes and ideally are 4-6 weeks apart.
I DON'T HAVE A DIAGNOSIS CAN YOU STILL HELP ME?
Most certainly yes! Homeopathy prescribes on your individual symptoms not for the disease/label.
WHAT IF I HAVE AN ACUTE/SHORT TERM ILLNESS BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS THAT REQUIRES HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT?
I am unable to offer advice for acute illnesses. It is vital that whenever and in whichever circumstances you feel that you require acute treatment for any illness, and/or in the event of any medical emergency you contact your GP and/ or Accident and Emergency Department in the event of any medical emergency.
If you would still like Homeopathic advice, online appointments are available 6 days a week from 11am-1pm GMT at First Response Homeopathy for a low cost rate of £15 excluding remedies or 24 hours a day 7 days a week at Homeopathy 247 by zoom at a rate of £35/$45.
HOW CAN HOMEOPATHY HELP WITH EMOTIONAL TRAUMA?
I love the way Peter Chappell explains this in his book 'Emotional Healing with Homeopathy.' He says "Homeopathic remedies...'mimic' inner traumas; they 'remind' the body to 'un-stick and resolve' them so they can naturally dissolve themselves. In releasing the inner trauma, the outer effects (the so-called dis-ease) disappear, cured naturally by the inner healing intelligence."
WHAT TYPE OF HOMEOPATHY METHOD DO YOU USE?
I am trained in all methods of homeopathy (classical/constitutional, layers, organ therapy, therapeutics, detoxification, tautopathy, isopathy) and will use the method that best suits my patient. Sometimes I will use a combination of methods - for example, by giving a constitutional remedy, a detox and/or organ support remedies.
DO YOU DO HOMEOPATHIC DETOXES?
Yes I use this method when indicated. For example, if a patient has never been well since certain pharmaceutical products then I may choose to specifically detox these. This method can also be used when there is a block to healing and well indicated homeopathic remedies fail to act.