Teresa Mhic Dhonncha, ISHom, Lic.GCH
What's Your visit to a Homeopath like?
- The first consultation can take up to 1 hour. In that time a record of:
- the symptoms of your illness or complaint in detail
- your family medical history
- general questions about you as a person.
Homeopathy is a holistic therapy, so although you seek help for a particular symptom that is troubling you, the treatment are aimed at you as a whole person. After the appointment, time will be spent analysising the case with the help of a computer programme to come up with an individualised prescription.
A follow up appointment can be scheduled for 4 - 6 weeks later to evaluate the effects of the remedy. This is done to monitor’s progress and determines what future action is required. For long standing conditions further follow-ups may be required. Follow up appointments usually lasts ½ hour.
What are sources of Homeopathic Remedies?
Homeopathic remedies are prepared from vegetables, minerals, chemicals, and animal products as a base.
How are Remedies administered?
Remedies can be administered in different ways which make them more palatable and easy to take. They come in soft tablet, powder, and pillules form for children or indeed adults and are also available in drops or granules.
Why should Homeopathy be first choice for health care?
Homeopathy should be first choice for health care because it acts quickly without causing any side effects. The homeopathic system which is proved on human beings is very effective in both acute and chronic conditions. It heals the problem from the root and establishes harmony in health. Besides healing the person, it improves the general resistance and avoids frequent visits to physicians for different problems. Homeopathic pills are sweet and every one especially kids loves sucking on them. Homeopathic treatment can be started depending on signs and symptom without waiting for the diagnosing test results there by avoiding the deterioration of health and preventing further complications. Homeopathic remedies offer long lasting health.
Why to individualise people in Homeopathy?
Individualisation means individualise each person with similar problems. It's not uncommon to see the doctors not paying any attention to individual's narration of symptoms except worrying about the test results. The whole person is a united system of multiple organs which interact with each other. The trouble in one place reflects in many organs. Homeopaths find single remedy that is suitable for all the symptoms to avoid many drugs for multiple symptoms. So there is no chance of interaction between remedies as only single remedy will be used in Homeopathy. No need to run from one specialist to other specialist. Medicinal side effects results in so many complications, If treated each symptom separately. Briefly homeopaths individualize a case to find single remedy which covers all the symptoms and heals as fast as it can be without side effects.
Some examples in individualising are as follows:
- Take two cases of hay fever, one having headache with fever, other having runny nose with itchy eyes.
- Take two people suffering from asthma, one may get his attack in winter, other in summer.
- One individual suffering from diabetes may loves sweets, other may hate them.
- With fever some people have heat all over the body, for some people, only head is hot and other parts cold.
- some people suffer more in the morning, for others night is worse.
All these differences in signs and symptoms show underlying pathology and cause. Just by observing this we can know lot about the individual's condition without diagnostic tests.
When body is crying out clearly in the form of signs & symptoms, why to neglect them & pay more attention to just test results?
Homeopathic remedies establish the harmony in the system and makes the person healthier contrary to the other systems.
Does Homeopathy work for infants and children?
Homeopathic remedies are safe and very effective for children. As Homeopathic remedies strengthen the resistance, it is very wise to start Homeopathy as early as possible and let them grow healthily from the beginning. It lessens or removes the need for eye glasses, dentures etc...
Homeopathy is also effective in behavioral problems and temperament seen commonly in children like irritability, obstinacy, temper-tantrums, fears, phobias, thumb-sucking, nail biting, destructiveness, bed-wetting; as well as mentally and physically backward children. Most of the children's ailments like cold, cough, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, colic, tonsillitis, bronchitis, asthma, chicken pox, mumps can be addressed very effectively with homeopathic remedies without any side effects. Homeopathy removes allergic tendencies in kids to most food items. Homeopathic remedies are loved by kids because as the pills are sweet.
What if I am already taking medication?
Homeopathic remedies can be taken if you are already on medication. If your considering making any changes to prescribed medication, you should first consult your prescribing medication to whom prescribed them.