What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is the second most popular system of medicine in the world and has been in use for over 200 years by adults and children to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions. Homeopathy is holistic in its approach taking into account a patients mental, emotional and physical symptoms and finding a remedy that best covers the totality of the symptoms expressed. The goal of homeopathic treatment is to address the underlying cause of the disease rather than suppress the individual symptoms the patient is expressing, it is by addressing the root cause that homeopathic treatment can achieve long lasting effects.
Are Homeopathic Remedies the same as Herbal Remedies?
No, homeopathy is a unique system of medicine that utilizes minute doses to stimulate the body’s self healing response. Homeopathic remedies are specially prepared; it is this process that makes them so gentle that they can be safely used by pregnant women, babies and the elderly. Unlike herbal medicines and supplements, homeopathic remedies will not interfere with prescription medicines making homeopathy an ideal complementary treatment and can even be safely used to deal with the side effects of some conventional treatments.
What can I expect at my first Homeopathic consult?
An initial homeopathic intake lasts about two hours during which the homeopath will want to know not just about your individual symptoms but also how these symptoms impact you personally and affect your life, past traumas and major life changes, sleep patterns and dreams. A homeopath is well trained in active listening as well as in how to guide the patient towards a deeper understanding of the health/disease cycle through the use of open ended questions. Patients are also encouraged to shares anything else that they feels is relevant to the case.