FAQ

What is Homeopathy?

In a nutshell, Homeopathy is a gentle, complete system of natural medicine. Patients are treated as a whole, not only for the medical complaint they present with. Homeopaths observe that homeopathic medicines appear to stimulate the individual's natural ability to self heal and reduce the intensity of presenting symptoms.

For further information, please refer to the section Homeopathy on this website or watch one of the little clips provided on this page.

Is it safe?

Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, yet dynamic therapy, that is both effective and easy to administer. The medicines are given in either sucrose pills or in liquid form and may be safely taken with conventional medicines. Homeopathy can be used from birth onwards and is also safe to use in pregnancy.

What are homeopathic remedies?

Homeopathic remedies are highly diluted quantities of substances derived from a variety of plants, minerals and other materials. They are specifically prescribed to suit the patient and their individual needs. They are prepared in licensed laboratories under strict control such as Ainsworths (www.ainsworths.com) or Helios (www.helios.co.uk) and can be given in pill, tablet, granule or liquid form

What does an appointment with a Homeopath involve?

The Homeopath will spend 60-90 minutes in a private consultation, talking you through your main complaint and any other symptoms. They will also want to know about your emotional state as this will inform their prescription. You will be given homeopathic pills and occasionally tinctures or tissue salts to take regularly. All information and your case are treated with up most confidentiality. Usually you visit your Homeopath every few weeks to monitor changes in symptoms and progress; this is reviewed as your case progresses.

How many consultations do I need?

This really depends on each individual and their presenting condition. While for some patients the initial problem may be resolved with the first treatment, others may need several consultations and prescriptions to ensure that they are fully supported towards better health.

Can homeopathic remedies alongside conventional medicine?

Yes, homeopathic medicines can also be prescribed while taking conventional medication. As the body returns to health, you may feel like decreasing your drug intake; however, you are not advised to stop taking any prescribed medicine but always seek the guidance and support of your GP or qualified specialist practitioner first.

Will my private health insurance cover me for Homeopathy?

Many private healthcare schemes give benefit for homeopathic treatment, in full or in part. You will need to talk to your insurance company directly to find out. Many health insurance companies require GP or specialist referral.

 

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