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Is homeopathy safe?

Homeopathy is very safe, gentle and non-addictive. It can be prescribed for babies and pregnant women without any danger of side-effects. The remedies are prepared so that only tiny doses are used. This means that any toxic effects are lost but beneficial properties are kept.

All remedies are tested on healthy, human volunteers so that all beneficial properties can be documented and in this way we know what symptoms they can benefit. Occasionally the medicines can cause symptoms to worsen for a short period of time as the body seeks to 'kick out' the dis-ease with greater vitality. This is what homeopaths call an aggravation. In practice, careful selection of the remedy and potency (strength) usually ensures that this is very mild. Most people do not notice this effect.

What can it treat?

Homeopathy works to keep your general constitution strong and your susceptibility to diseases low. Some examples of what my clients have come to me for are grief, depression, fears, anxiety, mood swings, managing change, fatigue, insomnia, menopause, PMS, morning sickness, fibroids, STDs, prophylactics for travel, cancer, HIV, fevers, sore throats, influenza, hay fever, toothache, arthritis, eczema, asthma, migraines and so on and so forth.

How should I store my remedies?

Homeopathic remedies (and flower remedies) should be stored in a cool, dark, dry place, preferably in a dark glass container, away from strong smelling substances like perfumes, aromatherapy oils, mothballs, electromagnetic fields (i.e. near TV sets or computers).

How long does the treatment take?

How quickly you will improve depends very much on you, what sort of illness you have, how long you have had it and maintaining causes in your lifestyle. At each follow up we will review your progress together.

What are homeopathic remedies made with?

The remedies are made from naturally occurring substances from the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms and have been tried and tested in practice for over 200 years. Homeopathic remedies are usually prepared through a process of diluting with pure water or alcohol and succussing such that the more diluted a substance gets, the more potent it becomes (Law of the Infinitesimal Dose). Remedies are then usually administered in liquid, tablet or powder form.