Based on the individual's symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient. This medical system was developed by German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, in 1796 and has been used world-wide ever since.
Homeopathy is based on the principle that you can treat 'like with like' i.e. a substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those with the same symptoms. For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation, but when made into a homeopathic remedy Coffea it can be used to treat these problems.
The initial homeopathic consultation lasts for about an hour, with follow up appointments of generally half an hour. In the consultation full details will be taken about the presenting complaint and then due to the 'holistic' approach an in depth look at your health including past medical history, diet, lifestyle and personality type will be considered.
Following the consultation a homeopathic 'remedy' will be prescribed. These are made from plant, chemical, mineral or animal sources. Because homeopathic medicines are non-toxic they have an excellent safety record and can be used for babies, children and during pregnancy.
Common conditions which can be helped by Homeopathy:
1) Coughs, colds, sore throats
2) Menstrual problems
3) Skin conditions e.g. eczema
6) Pregnancy support & birth
7) Emotional support - bereavement, stress
8) Muscle sprain, injury
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