You are more than the sum of all your parts

In the NHS it’s easy to feel like doctors are only interested in specific parts of you. If you have anxiety you see a psychologist. If you have fibroids, you see a gynaecologist. For your arthritis you visit a rheumatologist. For your sinusitis you get referred to an ENT specialist.

But who is looking at your body as a whole? Having an in-depth consultation with a homeopath provides you with an opportunity to take the time to discuss your symptoms and for the homeopath to understand how these symptoms have developed, how they may be linked and address the underlying causes.

Time to talk and be heard

So often patients leave the GP practice feeling their consultation was rushed and they never got to the bottom of their health problem.
When you see a homeopath, you have in-depth consultations (an hour if needed) during which you are able to discuss all of your symptoms, plus the stresses in your life that might be affecting your health. All the drugs you are taking are discussed.

A safe option

Homeopathic remedies are provided to support you as a person – with your physical, mental and emotional well-being in mind. Remedies are prescribed for the short term, only while your symptoms persist, never for a life-time. The remedies are highly diluted so they are very gentle. They act by stimulating the body to heal itself naturally.

While conventional medicines from your doctor give you as much of a drug as you can tolerate, homeopathic remedies give as little as is necessary to initiate a change, rather like the first tiny nudge in a line of dominoes. In this way, homeopathy shows full respect for the intelligence of the human body, and its ability to heal itself.

Gentle and Effective

Homeopathy can help improve all sorts of symptoms and conditions. A survey of over 500 NHS patients at The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, UCL, showed 90% of cases showed improvement in their symptoms. [1]   Many people use homeopathy to help reduce the medication they’ve been given by their doctor because they find their side effects hard to cope with.

"Satisfaction with clinical care was high (443/490: 90%). Three hundred and eighty patients (81%) indicated their main problem had improved very much, moderately or slightly. Of the 262 patients who had been taking prescription medicines when they first attended, 76 (29%) had stopped, and 84 (32%) had reduced their intake.
Conclusions: The results suggest that orthodox medicine is not meeting the needs of some patients." [1]

[1] Sharples F, van Haselen R. Patientsí perspectives on using a complementary medicine approach to their health. A survey at the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital NHS Trust. London, 1998.