Homeopathy has its origins in ancient history dating back to Hippocrates. This was further developed by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann.
It has been widely used for over 200 years, across the world. Homeopathy is based on the belief that like cures like.
Homeopathy is one of the two most widely used forms of medicine in the world today, because people are discovering the benefits of a system of medicine that is safe, effective and treats them as unique individuals.
Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that treats mental, emotional and physical illness.
Homeopathic medicines are chosen to treat the whole person, because homeopaths believe the mind and body operate as one, and you cannot treat one part of the body without affecting the whole. Medicines are chosen to fit all the characteristics of the patient, so physical disorders are considered in relation to the individual’s mental and emotional state.
Your first consultation may take between 1 and 2 hours, with follow-up consultations lasting between 20 and 45 minutes. I will need to build up a complete picture of your condition, including your past medical history. Prescriptions for acute illnesses, such as fever, vomiting or flu, are usually assessed much more quickly.
I will ask you detailed questions about yourself. To be sure to prescribe the best medicine for your particular problem, I need to understand your individual needs. I will ask you about many aspects of your life, such as your emotional state, your sleep patterns and how you cope with stress. I will choose a medicine for you that most closely matches your unique pattern of symptoms.
I may spend time reflecting on the information you have given me before prescribing a remedy; in which case you will receive your holistic remedy within a couple of days.
Homeopathic medicines are usually supplied in tablet, powder or liquid form. As with all medicines, they need to be stored safely and appropriately.
Patients often feel a sense of wellbeing, optimism and relaxation after a consultation and taking their homeopathic medicine. The speed with which you feel relief will depend on the condition being treated. In acute ailments, this can be very fast indeed. In more chronic conditions, your recovery rate will depend on the nature and duration of the illness and on your individual vitality.
Homeopathy for the whole family
Homeopathy can be used effectively by everyone, from babies and children to adults, including women during pregnancy. Homeopathic medicines promote the body’s natural ability to heal. When prescribed appropriately, they are safe, non-toxic and non-addictive. They can be taken alongside drugs prescribed by your doctor and will not interfere with their beneficial action. As your condition improves, you may be able to safely reduce your conventional medication, thereby avoiding the unwanted effects that sometimes acompany the long-term use of drugs.
NB: you should always consult with your GP before making changes to your conventional medication.
All consultations are confidential, and as a professional homeopath I am bound by the A.R.H. Code of Ethics and practice.
Initial consultation £75
Follow ups £50
Telephone contact for acute prescribing for regular clients £10
Consultations available at Dorchester Osteopaths, Charles Street Clinic, 47 Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE; home visit or by Skype or phone