Homeopathy

HomeopathyHomeopathy is used successfully to treat a wide variety of illnesses by millions of people all over the planet. It is unique in that it will treat you as a 'whole' person, not just the individual symptoms you may be experiencing. It is a complete system of medicine that treats the individual holistically, taking into account mental, physical, and emotional symptoms.

It treats the underlying cause of your issue as this is key to you getting better, permanently. One remedy repeated at intervals, may be all that is needed to re-balance the whole person, with all the symptoms gradually getting better.

It is based on a set of principles with a few examples below:

Like cures like An example of this would be where a patient with Hay fever may have symptoms that resemble the remedy Allium Cepa (onion) with red watery eyes.
   
Minimal dose Homeopathic remedies are prepared in a very dilute form but also energised which allows remedies to work without long term damaging side effects.

Homeopathic philosophy differs from orthodox medicine in that it does not treat the disease but the cause of the illness, by strengthening each individual energetically, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Homeopathy works in harmony with the immune system, treating all symptoms as a whole, rather than giving a different medicine for every part of the body, which may not mix well together. Homeopathy has been in use for over 200 years and is developing with new remedies being discovered and added to the Materia Medica every year.

Common symptoms and conditions diagnosed by their doctors that patients have come to me for help with over the last few years, includes:

  • Stress, insomnia, low energy
  • Fractures, sprains, bruises, shock
  • Never been well since Glandular Fever/Influenza etc.
  • Grief, Acute Anxiety, constant Worry, mood swings
  • Concentration, forgetfulness, memory loss
  • Indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea
  • Menstrual problems/symptoms during pregnancy and menopause
  • Hay fever, allergies, asthma, eczema
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Blood pressure

So I will take a note of your symptoms and give you the remedies that match and treat those symptoms. The remedies taken will stimulate the body's own healing ability and can be used to treat physical as well as emotional issues, no matter how long the person has had them.

What does a Homeopathic consultation involve?

ConsultationThe consultations take place in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly environment. The first time you come along for a consultation, we spend up to two hours talking through the specific symptoms you have, how long you have had them and other health related questions. During this time you will have a unique opportunity to talk confidentially about how you are feeling.

Any questions I ask will help me get a good understanding of who you are and more importantly, why you feel the way you do, whether it be a physical symptom or an emotional one.

We all inherit weaknesses and susceptibilities from our parents, so information on your health history as well as that of your family are also explored as these invariably show how you have got to your current state of health.

Once Homeopathic treatment has started, follow-up appointments take place once a month, lasting one hour each. These typically continue until you are better. Changes and improvements are generally seen between each meeting and for the more chronic cases a minimum of four appointments is recommended. To stay well, you can then have periodic check-ups to maintain your level of health and prevent illness.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many sessions will I have to come for?

If you have had you health issue for some time, it is recommended to come for a minimum of four sessions. This will allow you to see change on a monthly basis and give you the best chance of getting the improvement needed.

Will I see improvements immediately?

This varies from person to person, but changes and improvements are usually seen between each session. Some people can see dramatic improvements in a very short period of time, and for others it can take slightly longer.

Is it a problem if I am already taking conventional medicine?

Details of any drugs you are on should be given to your Homeopath. Having said that, Homeopathic remedies can be given alongside conventional treatment with no problem at all.

Will there be any side effects?

One of the great things about Homeopathy is that it is harmless. What can happen is that during treatment a person may feel or experience a slight worsening of symptoms, after which rapid improvement is often seen. This is absolutely normal and can last between two and five days.

Is it safe?

Totally. All remedies come from natural sources and works alongside the body in its healing process.

Do you give dietary advice?

I often do as this is such an important issue for most people, even if they don't realise it. What I recommend will vary according to the issue at hand.

Are you registered with a governing body?

Yes, I am a fully registered member of the Society of Homeopaths

Is the information I give confidential?

Totally. Whatever is said during the consultation is totally confidential.

For free initial advice on whether I can help you, email margot@thehydegranary.com

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