- What happens during a consultation?
During your first consultation I will take a detailed history of your case – your health, lifestyle, likes, dislikes and your emotions. This provides detail of the way your body and mind express themselves in your individual, unique way. This detail is then used to choose a remedy from the many available which will be delivered to you usually within a week of your consultation. During follow up consultations I will gather similar information to enable me to continue to build a full picture of progression towards better health.
- Do I need another appointment?
The number of appointments you need will depend on how unwell you are at the start of treatment, how long you have been unwell for and the complexity of your case. I recommend that you have at least one follow up after your initial appointment to see how you are responding to homeopathic treatment. As a guide new patients initially tend to have between 1 and 3 follow ups at around one month intervals. Once your health has improved I will suggest that you get in touch when you need to, this may be months or years later depending on your body’s response to treatment.
- What if I need to cancel an appointment?
If you need to cancel or rearrange an appointment please get in touch with me as soon as possible. There is no charge for a cancellation with at least 24 hours notice. If you need to cancel within 24 hours there will be a £10 charge. If you do not attend an appointment and have not let me know, the full appointment fee will be charged.
- Can I contact you between appointments?
Yes, if you have any concerns about your treatment please call me between 8am and 7pm Monday – Friday and leave a message. I will respond to your call within 24 hours.
If you need urgent homeopathic advice over the phone and cannot get hold of me you can ring the Homeopathic Helpline – 0906 534 3404 (this is a premium rate number regulated by PhonePay Plus for professional advice, and the maximum call duration is usually 10 minutes). Usually you will be able to speak to a registered homeopath who is also a pharmacist, David Needleman or Francis Treuherz. You may be advised to go to see a doctor or an accident or emergency department, if homeopathy is not the right solution.
- Should I stop my other medication whilst taking homeopathy?
No. It can be dangerous to stop medication that you have been using for sometime. The homeopathic remedy prescribed can be safely taken along with other medication. Homeopathic treatment may include gradually reducing the medication, if you begin to improve with treatment.
- Are you registered with a governing body?
Yes, I am accredited by the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths (ARH) which is a UK professional organisation that support and promotes a high standard of safe, effective homeopathic practice. The code of ethics that all accredited members of the ARH can be found here: ARH Code of Ethics .
- Where is the evidence to show homeopathy works?
For complete details of research studies in homeopathy, visit the research section of the Faculty of Homeopathy website http://www.facultyofhomeopathy.org/research//.
If you have an interest in research then the Homepathic Research Institute may also have some helpful information http://www.homeoinst.org/.
The British Homeopathic Association has prepared a comprehensive list of positive trials investigating specific medical conditions that can be accessed here http://www.britishhomeopathic.org/conditions-with-overall-positive-evidence-for-homeopathy/.
- Where can I get more information about homeopathic treatment?
The following websites provide useful information:
Alliance of Registered Homeopaths
The Society of Homeopaths
If there are any questions you have that you cannot find an answer to within these links please let me know and I will do my best to help you.