Please note that I will be on sabbatical leave between January 1st 2015 and Dec 31st 2015
Homeopathy is a gentle, safe system of holistic healing, free of toxic side effects and suitable for all ages.
It is a way of stimulating the natural healing power of the body based on the principle of 'like cures like' utilising energised remedies taken from the plant, animal and mineral worlds.
Homeopathy is most often used by people that have conditions for which drugs are of limited use, however it can be used to promote one's general level of health and wellbeing and can be used in many other conditions or life circumstances (e.g pregnancy - see below).
You are unique. Your symptoms are unique to you.
I will ask about your health and medical history and your mental and emotional response to the world. This is an important part of understanding the fuller picture of your health and well being. I will consider this information fully before prescribing.
After the first visit I may not immediately prescribe. We will discuss your treatment plan and how we can best work together.
As a registered member of The Society of Homeopaths the cost of treatment with me can be covered by over twenty health insurance providers. This is possible in many cases even without a GP referral.
Follow up appointments
These are normally every 4 weeks.
The length of your treatment will be guided by our assessment of your response to the remedies, the length of time your condition has existed and your personal circumstances.
Homeopathy For A Healthier Pregnancy
Pregnancy brings not only many physical and emotional changes but also gives rise to health problems during each trimester. All can be helped using homeopathic remedies to strengthen and support the body both physically and emotionally.
About Your Practitioner
I am a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths and work within a comprehensive Code of Ethics, and I am a member of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners. I have been a qualified homeopathic practitioner since 1994. I am also a Certified Advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques practitioner and may use this therapy as well as homeopathy if considered appropriate. For further details please visit my website www.sunboat-homeopathy.com
Further Information About HomeopathyHomeopathy aims to stimulate the self-healing mechanisms of the body by using gentle medication. The remedy chosen would produce the same symptoms the patient is experiencing, if given repeatedly to a healthy person. This is the 'like cures like' principle.
There are a range of doses used in homeopathy but they only contain a minute amount of the active substance. This is continually diluted to the dose required. At each stage of dilution the remedy is vigorously shaken (succussed) to fully energise (potentise) it. The more it is diluted the more powerful it seems to become.
Homeopathy was developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). He believed illness resulted when the body's own intelligence or 'vital force' met a stressor it could not resist. How susceptible people are to illness will be different for each person. Symptoms presented will give important clues as to the individuality of each patient.
An initial consultation with a homeopath will usually last 60-90 minutes. A detailed account of the problem is required as well as a full picture of the patient's physical, emotional and psychological health. Only then can an appropriate remedy be chosen. Follow up appointments will be required to assess progress.
To learn more about homeopathy please visit The Society of Homeopaths at www.homeopathy-soh.org