The homeopathic consultation
For example you may be asked:
- what foods you crave or dislike
- what kind of weather you prefer or dislike
- whether you are warm or chilly
- what fears you have.
I will be particularly interested in characteristic symptoms or traits peculiar to you so that I can build up a picture of you as a person. This is because homeopathy is a very individual form of treatment.
In the light of our discussion I will be able to work out the most appropriate remedy for you.
Homeopathy is not the same as as herbalism which deals with the material dose of the substance whereas homeopathy uses minute doses of the substance, so there is no danger of overdose.
Indeed, very often homeopathy starts with pregnancy when the concern is very much for the unborn child. At such a tender and sensitive stage in our lives we can draw comfort from knowing that any health related treatment we may receive, addresses, fully, both the needs of the mother and the child. Homeopathy does this in a natural way – doing away with any concerns about side effects and inappropriate treatment.
And then there are the rough and tumbles of everyday life. Homeopathy deals with all of these: from simple bruising to a sport related injury.
Our needs change as we age and homeopathy recognises this process, it covers the whole range, from cradle to grave, of those concerns that affect us all.
As a practitioner it is important to me to recognise the importance of this developmental process. Homeopathy can address the needs of anyone but that ‘anyone’ includes the child who later becomes the adult.
You can use homeopathy while you are are using other medications. If you are on medication homeopathy may be a little slower to act, but homeopaths see many people who are on medication and we can work with this. It is recommended that you maintain your relationship with your GP whilst using homeopathy.
For more information you could see The Alliance of Registered Homeopaths.