Self-healing through self-awareness
Our body has the ability to heal itself, and I believe that harnessing this ability through homeopathy is a safe and effective way to promote self-healing. Whatever your condition might be, the more aware you are of how your life experience has impacted your health, the more my homeopathic skills can assist you in self-healing. You can help me help you by describing how your condition makes you feel, what impact it has on your life, what makes it worse or better, and when it first started. I’m particularly interested in what was stressful in your life at the onset of your condition.
Good for our children
As a parent, I know what it feels like, how helpless and scary it can feel when our children become sick. If you are looking for natural health care for your children, homeopathy is an all-natural, gentle yet empowering medical method.
Tailoring a treatment to what is unique
I rely on your observational skills to describe what is unique. Your guidance helps me to notice patterns; circumstances, including weather, or food, or times of day, that makes things worse or better. Also important is how your condition may affect your temperament; appetite; sleep; etc. This and more assists me in my quest for tailoring a treatment plan best suited to your unique nature, supporting your natural defense mechanism to speed up recovery and enhance resistance, with no harmful side effects.
Did you know that some of the world’s most famous people use and appreciate homeopathic medicine, including Sir Paul McCartney, Usain Bolt and Jennifer Aniston. Germany’s national football team and its top two professional leagues are also known to have used homeopathic remedies to keep their players healthy and fit.
You might even call homeopathy ‘royal medicine’; Queen Elizabeth is a patron of the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, while Prince Charles has taken an active role in supporting homeopathic and complementary medicine.
Acute and chronic conditions
Homeopathy is useful in treating a wide range of conditions, from acute to chronic. While it can help speed up recovery following an injury, or treat and enhance resistance to the flu, it is equally effective in treating chronic conditions such as arthritis, allergies, or depression. This is done by identifying so-called ‘constitutional’ remedies that correspond fundamentally to a person’s very essence, or constitution, helping develop resistance to persistent, or recurring conditions such as premenstrual syndrome or migraines.
The value of symptoms
For me, symptoms such as pain represent valuable clues. Symptoms are clues our body produces. They can help us uncover what is at the root of the imbalance that contributes to our dis-ease, and what might assist the body in restoring balance.
Opposite, or similar?
Conventional medicine seeks to oppose symptoms, with anti-depressants, antibiotics or anti-inflammatories. This is because symptoms are interpreted as the problem, to be opposed at all costs. In contrast, homeopathic medicine interprets symptoms as our body’s self-defense mechanism in action, applying what is known as the Principle of Similars.
Homeopathic medicines are known produce symptoms in healthy people similar to the symptoms the sick patient is experiencing. For example, we might prescribe a preparation derived from onion for someone suffering with hay fever, since cutting an onion causes, sneezing, watering and burning eyes, and a runny nose – symptoms similar to hay fever.
Why take something known to cause what you’re already suffering from, you might ask? While the principle of Similars is paradoxical, it begins to make sense when you interpret symptoms as a message the body produces, indicating imbalance. While the body’s ability to heal itself is suppressed when using drugs that merely oppose symptoms, it is activated and harnessed by the use of substances based on the principle of ‘Similars’.
What is unique about you?
One size rarely fits all – homeopathic treatment works by tailoring a treatment to the individual. There are over 3,000 remedies to choose from, derived from the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms. Choosing the right one relies on accuracy: how well I understand what is unique about you. Not everyone suffering from hay fever will get the same prescription. It depends on your particular experience of hay fever, and how you differ from others with the same condition.
Initial visit, and follow-ups
An initial visit can last up to two hours. A follow-up visit three weeks later serves to assess progress, while helping refine my understanding of you. Follow-ups help me refine my insight into your nature, leading to better health.