What Can it Help With?
Homœopathy is useful for many ailments ranging from flu, sinusitis, migraine, hay fever, asthma, eczema, kidney & gall bladder stones, hot flushes, insomnia to phobias, ADHD, ADD and other more serious pathologies.
What to Expect?
Homœopathic treatment is a process. To better understand your case and follow up with your treatment, the homœopath will ask to see you for a series of consultations as follows:
- First Consultation - usually lasts up to 2 hours
- Follow Up 1 - (30-60 minutes)
- Follow Up 2 - (30-60 minutes)
- Further Follow Ups recommended as needed
During the First Consultation the homœopath will need to know about your physical symptoms, family history, mental and emotional state, sleeping patterns as well as how you respond to your environment. All of these factors are taken into consideration to find the remedy that suits you best. Once a remedy is prescribed for you, the homœopath will usually ask to see you for Follow Up 1 about four weeks after the First Consultation however in more acute situations it may be sooner. During the Follow Up, an assessment will be made on how you responded to the remedy. Subsequently, Follow Up 2 will be arranged. Further Follow Ups will be recommended as needed. The remedy may be given in pill or liquid form. Homœopathy addresses all aspects of your case in a holistic way and the homœopath is dedicated to helping you along this journey on your way to recovery and optimum health.
Homœopathic medicines are known as remedies. They are prepared from highly diluted substances taken from nature including plants and minerals. Remedies are prepared by recognised homœopathic pharmacies in a very precise manner as outlined by the founder of homœopathy, Samuel Hahnemann. The substance to be tested is diluted and succussed or shaken vigorously. Hahnemann called this serial dilution and succussion process potentization. After years of research and experimentation, he observed that potentizing remedies made them more effective and reduced the likelihood of side effects.
All new homœopathic remedies are tested on humans rather than on animals by means of what Hahnemann referred to in German as a prüfung, meaning an experiment, test or trial to determine the medicinal capacity of a substance. A prüfung is commonly called a proving amongst the homœopathic community today. The volunteers who agree to undergo the testing of the new remedy are known as provers. They assess the curative potential of a medicine by taking it in potentized form themselves, until they start to produce symptoms. All the symptoms of the proving group are thoroughly documented. The information gathered is synthesized to form a 'disease picture' of the remedy. In this way, provings make known to us the curative and healing properties of a great variety of natural substances that can then be added to the homœopathic pharmacy.
Sara participated in a Proving as part of her graduation project from The Dynamis School for Advanced Homoeopathic Studies. From her own personal experience, she can happily say that she believes the remedy proved will be of great benefit to both patients and homœopaths alike in the future. Homœopathic remedies are powerful yet gentle.