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Homeopathy

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Homeopathy is one of the most widely used forms of complementary medicine in the world today.  It is used all over the globe mainly in Europe, India, and America but you will always find a homeopath in whatever country you reside in! Homeopathy originated in Germany in the late 1700s, discovered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.

 

Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine which can help mental, emotional and physical illness. It is safe and can be used effectively by everyone, from babies and children to adults and the elderly, including women during pregnancy. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed to treat the whole person.  The emotional symptoms of the client are just as important as the physical, so a remedy will be selected to cover the person as a whole.

How homeopathy works

Homeopathy works on a principle known as ‘the law of similars’ or ‘like cures like’. The name ‘homeopathy’ is formed from two Greek words that define its mode of action: 'homeos', meaning similar and 'pathos', meaning suffering.

Fleur Melville Homeopathy

This law of similars states that a substance that can cause a symptom can also relieve it. For example Allium Cepa (onion): chopping onions can cause your nose and eyes to run with watery discharge. Minute amounts of a substance, in this case Allium Cepa, would be diluted and potentised (homeopathic) to treat colds and hay fever where the main symptoms would specifically include watery runny eyes and nose.

 

Homeopathic treatment

Your first consultation will be for 1 hour 30 minutes, with follow-up consultations lasting for 1 hour. I build up a complete picture of your condition including your current symptoms, mental, emotional and physical, past medical history and current medications. You will be asked detailed questions to ensure the most accurate remedy is prescribed. I also offer homeopathic prescriptions for acute illnesses, such as fever, vomiting or flu, The speed with which the remedy will have action on the body and mind will be dependent on whether it is an acute of chronic condition. In acute ailments relief can occur quickly, but in the more chronic conditions, your rate of healing will depend on the nature and duration of the illness and on your individual vitality.

 

I qualified as a Homeopath in 2004 training at CNM, London (College of Naturopathic Medicine).  I also attended a two-year postgraduate training course at the Allen College of Homeopathy, Chelmsford Essex.

 

Homeopathic medicines promote the body’s natural ability to heal. When prescribed appropriately, they are safe, non-toxic and non-addictive. They can also be used effectively and safely alongside medical prescriptions.

NB: you should always consult your GP before making changes to your conventional medication or if you have worrying symptoms that should be diagnosed or investigated.

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