HOMEOPATHY - NATURAL MEDICINE
“In order to cure the human body, it is necessary to have a knowledge of the whole of things.” Hippocrates.
I first became interested in the efficacy of Homeopathy when I witnessed how it may treat eczema. The homeopathic approach is quite different to allopathic prescribing of skin conditions. I like to understand how a child or adult responds to certain environmental factors, family history,stress triggers, diet and skincare products. This presents the picture of that individual and how skin reacts to these things. With my experience of having worked with one of the top organic skincare brand, I became passionate about helping people to have the best skin they can. There is a very psychological aspect to skin conditions and this is addressed through homeopathic treatment.
My approach for any health condition follows a similar format and it is this which forms the essence of how I work with a client.
Homeopathy works effectively to treat the whole person rather than merely the symptoms, restoring a person’s “life force”. This approach helps to focus on the level in which a person can be responsive to improving health – be it mental or physical. It can be used effectively and safely at any life stage from baby, through pregnancy and throughout life.
Homeopathy has been around for over 200 years, and is not a new “alternative” medicine. Unlike prescription drugs, homeopathy works to promote the body to heal itself without causing side effects.
The first appointment takes at least an hour to obtain a complete medical history and understanding of key events that may have weakened a person’s ability to feel balanced. This information, coupled with my clinical assessment during the consultation, provides direction to prescribe the best matching remedy. Follow up appointments for homeopathy are recommended every 4-6 weeks and in general the longer you have had the “complaint” the longer it may take to clear, although improvements should be seen fairly quickly.
Homeopathic medicine focuses on selecting the correct remedy for the individual. ‘Homeo’ means ‘the same as’. For this reason, the case taking during such a consultation will identify how that individual responds to things such as food, stress related events, and everyday living. I will ask you questions around your emotional, physical and mental status. The answers provide a clearer picture of the suitable remedy for that individual’s presenting health symptoms.