"The physicians highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy - to heal as it is term"ed" - Dr Samuel Hahnemann -
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it were taken in large amounts.
The holistic nature of homeopathy means each person is treated as a unique individual and their body, mind, spirit and emotions are all considered in the management and prevention of disease. Taking all these factors into account a homeopath will select the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health to stimulate their own healing ability.
Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they rarely cause side-effects. This means when used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
British Homeopathic Association 2017
What can homeopathy help with?
Studies conducted by the BHA in collaboration with members of the Faculty of Homeopathy and the NHS homeopathic hospitals have identified the conditions most frequently seen by homeopathic doctors and dentists.
Medical conditions commonly seen:
Eczema, depression, anxiety, cough, menopausal symptoms, chronic fatigue syndrome, catarrh, osteoarthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hay fever, upper respiratory tract infection, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, allergy, fibromyalgia, migraine, Crohn’s disease, premenstrual syndrome, chronic rhinitis, headache, vitiligo
Dental conditions commonly seen:
Apical abscess, anxiety, tooth extraction, sensitive cementum, periodontal abscess, post-surgery pain, gum swelling, reversible pulpitis, toothache with decay, pericoronitis
British Homeopathic Association 2017
What to expect?
Everyone is unique and no one person expreses there dis-ease in the same way. As well as asking about your symptoms, a homeopath will be interested in you as an individual and the unique way in which your symptoms affect you. History taking, examination and investigation are all important to establishing the correct perscription.
Questions about your lifestyle, eating habits and preferences, temperament, personality, sleep patterns and medical history help to form a complete picture of you. This picture helps us to match the sytpoms you are presenting with to specific remedies which can help you.
As a guide your first appointment could take anything up to 1 hour, with follow-up appointments typically lasting 30 minutes.
To get the most out of a consultation, it is helpful to make some notes beforehand and to think through all the issues that are affecting your health.
At the end of the consultation your homeopath will give you a prescription and advise you how often to take the homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy can be given in sucrose or lactose pills, or liquid, if you have a preferance please let your practitioner know beforehand.
How to take homeopathic medication
When taking Homeopathic remedies try no to touch the remedy itself.
Place the pill under your tounge and let it dissolve naturally without chewing.
Remedies must be taken away from food or drink, wait at least 20 minuets either side.
Remedies can be taken in water sometimes if instructed by the homeopath.
Keep all homeopathic remedies away from Microwave radiation, ie. Mobile phones, Tablets, Wifi devices and TV's etc. To protect them keep them in their glass bottles or envolopes they come in wraped in thick Aluminum foil. Radiation protection bags are also avalible for purchase from Amazon, Ebay and Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy:
Andidotes to Homeopathic Medication
Please avoid all of the following substances whilst undergoing homeopathic treatment.