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Frequently Asked Questions

How is Homeopathy different to Naturopathy ?

Many people often confuse homeopathic remedies with herbal medicines and Homeopathy with Naturopathy. Even though both are natural medicines they are quite different.

 

Naturopathy means ‘nature cures’ so naturopaths use a wide range of therapies like nutrition, lifestyle assessment and modification, herbal medicines and supplements to help their client. Naturopaths prescribe mostly nutritional supplements and herbal medicines. Herbal medicines are made from medicinal plants and are in a crude form (i.e. not diluted). Naturopathy helps support and recover from illness by creating a positive and more balanced emotional and physical environment for the client.

Homeopathy is a scientific medicine that grew from conventional medicine in the 18th century. Homeopathy also considers diet and lifestyle, but it is the homeopathic remedies that are used to treat the client’s condition. Homeopathic remedies are made from various substances many of which are herbs. All remedies are diluted and potentised from the source material. Homeopathy matches the symptom of the person to the right remedy based on Laws of Similars or ‘like cures like’.

What may Homeopathy help with ?

Homeopathy can be used for a large variety of acute and chronic health complaints either as a stand-alone therapy or as a support for people undergoing conventional or other forms of treatment.

Some examples of acute complaints include (the list is not exhaustive): colds, coughs, earaches, injuries and traumas, post operative support, allergies, bites, digestive upsets and many more. 

Examples of chronic complaints include (the list is not exhaustive): skin issues, digestive issues, urinary tract issues, respiratory issues, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, headaches, depression, anxiety, loss and grief, behavioural issues and many more.

 

Can I take other medications or supplements together with homeopathic medicines ?

Yes, homeopathic remedies can be taken alongside other medication, herbal or other supplements. 

As homeopaths we never recommend the cessation of any current medication prescribed by your doctor. Any change to the medication needs to be done by you and in consultation with your doctor.

Can I use Homeopathy if I am pregnant or breastfeeding ?

Yes, many pregnant women use Homeopathy during pregnancy from conception through to postpartum and breastfeeding. We recommend that this should be done under the guidance of a registered practitioner.

Can babies and children take homeopathic medicines ?

Yes, homeopathic medicine is effective and safe for babies and children.

Is Homeopathy safe ?

Generally natural medicines have lower risk than their pharmaceutical counterparts or medical procedures, so it makes sense to try natural medicine before proceeding onto higher risk treatments.

Homeopathy carries less risks compared to other therapies. 

Homeopathic remedies are non-addictive, non-toxic and have no side effects.

What can I expect from homeopathic consultation ?

First consultation is 1.5 hours long for adults (16+ years old) and 1 hour for children under 16 years of age.

During the first consultation we will cover your past medical history, vaccinations, traumas, surgeries, illnesses in addition to your brief family medical history that may be relevant to your treatment.

We will also look in detail at your main concern that brought you here, how you are currently feeling emotionally and what stresses you are experiencing, your sleep patterns, digestion, your relationships and fears and phobias you may have.

Each consultation is tailored to the individual and is a very thorough process to ensure all aspects are covered (mental, emotional and physical) as to match the whole person to the homeopathic medicine and to try to find the underlying causes for the complaint. We don’t just look at the formal diagnosis of the complaint.

You will be either given your homeopathic medicine at the end of the consultation or it will be posted to you within 24 hours of the consultation.

Acute consultations are a lot quicker – 30 minutes where only acute symptoms are discussed.

Unless consultation is for an acute complaint, most clients will need ongoing treatment generally for 6 -12 months. Follow ups are tailored to your needs but in general the best time to have a follow up appointment is 6-8 weeks later or until the symptoms have resolved or a longer term plan is developed. We are also available for any questions and support via phone between follow ups if necessary.

All consultations can be done in person or online via Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype or Telephone.

What do I need to do to get ready for my consultation ?

If we haven’t seen you previously, you need to fill in client intake form at least one day before your appointment and email it to us together with any other relevant information you may have on hand.  Forms can be found HERE.

Do I need to do any tests before I have my appointment ?

You don’t have to have any tests done before your appointment but often it is good to get them to understand the underlying causes of your condition or contributing factors. These can be nutritional or hormonal imbalances or toxin accumulations.  If any of those areas would be beneficial to explore, we could assist with testing through Hair Mineral Test Analysis (HTMA), Stool Analysis, Food Sensitivities and many more.

We aim to keep all treatment as affordable as possible, so testing is always optional.

As a homeopaths, we do not make a diagnosis of any medical condition. We recommend getting testing from your doctor if the diagnosis is unclear.

Where do I find more information on Homeopathy research and evidence ?

Homeopathy has seen quite a bit of controversy, and many believe that Homeopathy has no evidence base. This is not true as there have been many studies carried out and clinical cases published showing effectiveness of Homeopathy.

Below are useful links to research and case studies.

Homeopathy Research Institute

Australian Homeopathic Association

British Homeopathic Association

 

Homeopathy for Everyone

 

Experimental studies for Homeopathy by George Vithoulkas

 

Post Partum Depression case

Myasthenia gravis case

Article by Rachel Roberts – A scientist Discovers Homeopathy

 

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