What does a Homeopathic consultation involve?
The first appointment for homeopathy normally lasts between one and a half and two hours for adults; less time is required for children and babies. The aim, as explained above, is to find out what makes you unique. Amongst other things we will talk about are:
- your personality,
- any illnesses you have had,
- your family’s health history,
- your likes and dislikes,
We will also look at what symptoms are common to your disease/condition and what distinguishes your symptoms from another person’s, or the general pattern of symptoms for your complaint(s). I will then think about what makes you unique and find a remedy with the most similar characteristics to you and your symptoms out of the thousands of homeopathic remedies available.
Your remedy will be either given to you at the consultation or sent to you. The remedy may be administered by sugar pills, which have been infused with the remedy, or by a liquid potency. You may only be given one pill until your next appointment, or you may need to take your remedy more frequently, even daily, depending on your symptoms.
Follow ups will last about 45 minutes for adults, again less for children and babies.
What’s next and how long will I have to have homeopathic consultations for?
After taking your homeopathic remedy you may notice some changes, sometimes quickly, at other times more slowly. This very much depends on the individual, the remedy and the patient’s response to the remedy. Some patients experience a sense of wellbeing. When you start to feel better in yourself you are able to deal with physical symptoms more easily which, in itself, speeds up the process of recovery.
Everybody is different. Acute complaints, such as a fever or cold, often respond more quickly to homeopathy. A slowly developing complaint or one which you have experienced for years may take longer to improve particularly if you have had little response to conventional medicine. Long term skin conditions may also take longer. So, patience may be called for. In this case you will have to give homeopathy time to work and attend a number of appointments before improvement is seen. In my experience most people respond well to homeopathy although very occasionally someone may not have a reaction. In such cases, we may increase or decrease its strength or change the remedy. Every individual behaves and responds differently. As your balance is restored your symptoms start to improve.