As outlined by the Society of Homeopaths, Homeopathy is a holistic medicine which uses specially prepared, highly diluted substances (given mainly in tablet form) with the aim of triggering the body’s own healing mechanisms.
A homeopath will prescribe medicines according to the patient’s specific set of symptoms, and how they experience them, taking into account their overall level of health.
Homeopathy is based on the principle of “like treats like” – that is, a substance which can cause symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat similar symptoms. For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation, so according to this principle, when made into a homeopathic medicine, it could be used to treat people suffering from sleeplessness and agitation.
The principle of treating “like with like” dates back to Hippocrates (460-377BC) but in its current form, homeopathy has been widely used worldwide for more than 200 years.
Homeopathy was discovered by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, who was looking for a way to reduce the damaging side effects associated with the medical treatment of his day, which included the use of poisons.
You will be asked about your presenting complaint, and then go back through your whole history wherever relevant. All factors are taken into consideration, including physical and mental / emotional factors. First appointments are usually longer than follow-up appointments, lasting from 45-90 minutes. Acute consultations, eg. for a cough or cold, will be much shorter.
The good news is that modern technology allows for sessions to take place via Skype; Zoom or FaceTime.
Initially, we will meet to discuss your health and fitness requirements, may it be general fitness, weight loss or to increase muscle mass. We can then decide how many 1:1 fitness sessions you would like to have with me, and I will leave you with a tailored programme to use when you are not with me. Progress will be tracked, and your programme will be amended every 4 to 6 weeks. If you require help with nutrition, a personal food diary will be assessed and I will help to taylor a new programme specifically for you, taking into account what is most convenient and accessible to you.
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