In my experience, a lot of men use homeopathy and have homeopathic constitutional consultations. So why do men ask for homeopathy? The same reasons as women and children: allergies and intolerances, arthritis, skin problems, weakened immunity causing lots of coughs and colds or influenza, gastro intestinal problems, help with recovering more quickly on both mental and physical injuries after accidents, anxiety, depression, loneliness, sleep problems, anger management, problems with confidence and/or bullying in the workplace ……….
One of the things I did when I was a personal injury lawyer was handle cases on behalf of men and women who felt bullied in the workplace. There can be bullying whether you work in a factory or in the stock exchange. The workplace climate with emphasis on constant target setting can be conducive to a bullying climate in itself. We may not be able to do anything about the bullying but homeopathy may be able to help you deal with it. Sometimes the bully may not realise there is a problem. Stress, anxiety and exhaustion are likely to make you feel much more sensitive to atmosphere and comments than you might feel ordinarily. Men traditionally are not meant to allow these things affect them. They are meant to be tough and resilient. Talking about these problems in the consultation followed by taking homeopathic remedies can help to put these feelings in perspective and allow you to work out a way of handling the situation in a way that is better for you. This also applies to women too but I have included it in this section because of traditional attitudes over what the expectation is that a man should be.
Men also ask for help with traditional male problems, prostate enlargement and/or frequent urination because or despite it, erectile problems, problems with confidence in relationships, help with becoming healthier before trying for a baby…… Again, as with all homeopathy we look at the whole person, what makes you, you. We discuss things that might be worrying you, lifestyle, loneliness, relationships, any factors in your lifestyle that may be contributing to ill health. Often patients know what isn’t doing them any good but are not yet at a stage to consider or want to change their lives. I am not here to preach or force you into anything, the impetus comes from you. Eventually the idea is that you feel well enough to make decisions about your life. You may even then decide that you are not going to say, give up smoking. It’s your body and you have to make your own decisions without judgement from anybody else. Homeopaths are meant to be unprejudiced observers. We can suggest things that may improve your health but the first step in your recovery is you taking responsibility for you.
Contrary to popular belief that men don’t like talking or talking about themselves and therefore are unlikely candidates for homeopathy, I see a lot of adult male patients. Whether you are the strong and silent type or chatty and jokey type, men do benefit from the homeopathic consultation and the remedies that follow. As you will know if you have read earlier pages of this website, the first consultation is an opportunity for me to get to know you and work out what makes you unique so I can find a remedy that will help the most. We talk about things that you are interested in, and maybe some things that you are less interested in. The idea is that, as for all patients, the consultation is a conversation over a cup of tea/ coffee or whatever in a confidential setting and should be a pleasant experience. If you don’t want to talk about something you don’t have to. Sometimes confidence has to build up over time before you are able to share some things that you want help with. That is entirely normal and absolutely fine.