Homeopathy is a gentle, holistic system of healing that uses very dilute doses of carefully prepared medicines that have been tested on healthy consenting human volunteers. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ i.e. an illness is treated with a remedy that, in homeopathic clinical trials, has been found to produce similar symptoms in a healthy person. For example, coffee is widely used as a stimulant, but in homeopathic form it can help ameliorate insomnia. Onion can cause running eyes and nose, in Homeopathy it can be used for colds and hayfever.
Homeopathy is the second most popular system of healing in the world, used by over 30 million people in Europe alone. In 2005, the World Health Organization estimated that homeopathy is the fastest growing healthcare modality in the world with more than half a billion users. It is over 200 years old, and was introduced to the U.K. in 1828 by a Doctor H. Quinn. Homeopathy has been an integral part of the National Health Service (NHS) since 1948 and is sanctioned by the UK government. In a House of Lords select committee report on complementary and alternative therapies published in November 2000, homeopathy was considered as one of five ‘group one’ therapies (out of thirty examined) judged to have convincing research evidence of effectiveness that should be more widely available on the NHS. In a House of Lords Select Committee report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, published in November 2000, Homeopathy was listed as a “group one” therapy, along with osteopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture and herbal medicine. Group one therapies are recognised as having their own diagnostic approach and treatment methods.
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What happens when you see a homeopath?
When you see a homeopath it’s their job to get a thorough understanding of your health and the exact symptoms you are experiencing, so that they can find a homeopathic remedy which matches you and your symptoms.
During this confidential, in-depth ‘case-taking’ process your homeopath will want to know precise details of your current illness, but will also consider other aspects of your health including your past medical history, diet, lifestyle and personality.
What kind of questions will I be asked?
You will be asked many questions and some of them will seem strange for those not used to homeopathy. The practitioner is building up a picture of your unique make up, a bit like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.
Homeopathy is a holistic medicine and as such takes into account all aspects of the individual and their symptoms before making a prescription. This first consultation will usually take between one and two hours, depending on the practitioner.
The complex way food affects our everyday lives is an emerging area and diagnosing the cause of symptoms which seem to be ‘unexplained’ is often difficult.
How many Follow-ups will I need?
The first follow up consultation will usually be around four weeks after the first prescription, although in some cases it may be sooner. The session will be shorter, and the homeopath will ask about changes that have occurred, using their detailed notes as a reference point, before deciding on the next course of treatment.
The number of consultations needed is difficult to predict – it depends on a number of factors such as the age of the patient, how long the symptoms have been going on and their individual response to the prescription.
Safe for everybody, no side effects?
Remedies are non-toxic and carry no risk of harmful side effects or addiction. Treatment is gentle, safe and effective and is therefore especially suitable for pregnant women, children and newborns. It is much more effective than placebo, as can be seen by its success with infants, animals, and plants.
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What about seeing my doctor?
It is recommended that you maintain your relationship with your GP or specialist. When necessary homeopathic and conventional approaches can be used alongside one another to give the most effective and appropriate medical care. Your local NHS services will also be able to arrange any diagnostic procedures you may need and provide emergency cover.
Some people choose homeopathy because they are unhappy with side effects from their current conventional medication, and in many cases homeopathic treatment can gradually reduce or remove the need for conventional drugs. However you should continue with any conventional medical treatment that may have already been prescribed as it may be dangerous to stop this suddenly. Any change in use of conventional medication should be discussed with both the prescribing doctor and your homeopath as treatment progresses.
If at any stage of your treatment you are concerned about changes in your symptoms, you should contact your homeopath and/or medical practitioner immediately.
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