Frequently asked questions;

  • What is Homeopathy?

  • What are Homeopathic Remedies?

  • What to expect from a Homeopathic Consultation?

  • What is a Kinesiology Muscle Test?
  • Who can benefit from Homeopathic Treatment?

  • Are remedies safe to use with conventional medication?

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine. The central philosophy is "similia similibus curantur", which translates into "like cures like". By using a minute dose of a natural substance, which can cause physical symptoms in crude form, the body's own healing powers are stimulated, leading to improved health and vitality.

Symptoms are more important for Homeopathy, rather than disease names, as these are individual to the patient and indicate the remedy required. From a homeopathic point of view, symptoms occur on any  and all levels, physical, mental or emotional. When analysing a patient's case all aspects of that person are taken into consideration.

Homeopathy treats the cause rather then just the effect. There is a cause for everything, and everyone can think of something in their life that has changed them in some way, a turning point. When analylsing your case, a homeopath will look for a cause, or aetiology. They will create a timeline of your history. Examples can be operations, accidents, traumas and emotional stresses. This is one reason for the healing crisis that some patients have experienced. As the cause is treated the body has more vitality to over come the resulting symptoms, a patient you will experience more energy but your ailment can be slightly aggravated. This is short lived and so will pass quickly.

What are Homeopathic Remedies?

Remedies can be derived from any source, for example plant or mineral. In order for a substance to become a homeopathic remedy it goes through a process called a proving. The remedy is given to a group of volunteers called provers and all their symptoms, as a result of the remedy, are recorded. This information gives homeopaths the symptoms to recognise in a patient when this particular remedy is needed.

What to expect in a Homeopathic Consultation?

An initial appointment will last 90 minutes and in this time, we will discuss your general health, patient history, family medical history and current state of health.  The atmosphere of a homeopathic consultation is very different from that of a GP.  Discussions are relaxed and generally informalBefore the consultation is finished, I encourage patients to ask as many questions as possible regarding their symptoms or treatment.  I may also recommend to patients to revisit their GP for further tests to clarify symptoms and for a more precises prescription.

Acute illnesses are those which are short lived but intense and happen occasionally. Examples include colds and flu. A cause can be easily identified as in the case of food poisoning or getting wet before a chill. Consultations are around 20 minutes and symptoms which the homeopath looks for, are changes in appetite and thirst, temperature, how restless is the patient and their general disposition during the acute.

Chronic disorders are those which persist over a long period of time or re-occuring acutes which return periodically, for example, arthritis. Appointments are longer as the patient and family history has to be taken.

What is a Kinesiology Muscle Test?

For some cases, consultations may also include a kinesiology muscle test to identify possible underlying weaknesses, allergies or toxins in the body.  This test is non-invasive and involves applying slight pressure on a patients hand while testing for certain substances.

Who can benefit from homeopathic treatment?

Homeopathy can be used in any walk of life. As the most important aspect for a homeopath are symptoms, as long as there are symptoms, homeopathy can be used. This covers a great deal of todays common ailments.


  • Homeopathic remedies are safe, non-toxic and natural. Its for this reason that parents have found homeopathy excellent help for their children's health.

  • Children are born with a strong vital energy and bounce back quicker than most adults.

  • Childhood excema, asthma, colic and re-occuring illnesses are a few examples children have had and have been treated for with homeopathy.


  • Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a womans life. But frequently symptoms in the first few months can be uncomfortable.

  • As conventional medicine has little to offer, woman have turned to homeopathy to help relieve their morning sickness.

  • Remedies have also been used as support both during and after labour.


It's a good idea to have a first-aid kit in the home and homeopthic remedies can be incorporated into your basic kit. For a list of recommended remedies feel free to print off, To Get You Started… a guide of a few essential remedies that are used fequently in any household.  Homeopathy is a fantastic tool when dealing with cuts, scrapes and bruises.


Download free First Aid Guide;  To Get You Started....

Anyone, from any age group, can benefit from Homeopathy, as it treats the person rather than the disease. People have found that chronic disorders have been greatly helped with Homeopathy. Below is a list of examples;

Childhood Illness
Coughs, Colds & Flu
Fertility Issues
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Menopausal Symptoms
Pregnancy Support


Are remedies safe to use with conventional medication?

Homeopathic remedies are safe, non-toxic and gentle, making available to use alongside conventional treatment.  At no point will a patient be advised to stop medication prescribed by your doctor.  Should you like to question your medication, for example to reduce doasge please contact your doctor first.