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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Homeopathy safe?
Homeopathy is a safe and effective form of natural medicine, which helps the body heal itself. It is based on the Law of Similar which recognises that what can make you sick can also heal. Due to its non-toxicity it is and ideal medicine for pregnant women, babies, children and the elderly.

Is there any evidence as to Homeopathy’s effectiveness.
Much research has been done and still on going in the efficacy of homeopathy – see the websites here:

www.homeoinst.org/research-projects

www.facultyofhomeopathy.org/research

How does it differ from conventional medicine?
Conventional medicine sees the symptoms as a direct cause of the illness while Homeopathy sees the symptoms as the body’s reaction against the illness as it seeks to overcome it and therefore a homeopathic prescription will stimulate and not suppress this reaction.

What is the main focus of the homeopath?
The homeopath focuses on treating the patient as a whole rather than the disease. Homeopaths believe that people vary in their response to disease according to their temperament, life experience and medical history.

What happens when you see a homeopath?
The homeopath will always take a detailed consultation in order to find the remedy that suits not only the illness presented but also the person who manifests the symptoms. Another person who has been diagnosed with the same disease may require a completely different remedy.

Can I take Homeopathic remedies if I am already taking prescription medicine?
Yes – homeopathic remedies can be adminstered alonsode conventional medicine.

 

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ShaunaI trained at the London College of Homeopathy graduating in 1989 with a love for homeopathy that has continued to grow. I have a special interest in the treatment of women, particularly regarding hormonal issues, pregnancy/ birth/post natal and menopause and babies/children with regard to sleeping, behavioural problems, anxieties, skin problems, re-occurring illnesses and many more. I am a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths.