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Your First Appointment

Before your first appointment you may be asked to complete a questionnaire. This is a very helpful way to save time and make sure that everything is covered.

It is also often helpful to make some notes beforehand and to think through all of the issues that are affecting your health.

If you are currently taking any medication, please make a note of this and bring the packaging with you when you come.

Your first appointment will take between sixty and ninety minutes. During this time, all aspects of your health and symptoms will be discussed. You will probably also be asked how these symptoms are affecting you emotionally and what impact they have on your day to day life.

Diet and lifestyle will need to be taken into account when making a prescription.

Follow up appointments usually take about 45 minutes, and are usually required 4-6 weeks after the initial consultation.

All information is treated confidentially and will not be discussed with anyone else without your consent. It is sometimes useful to share important information with your GP, however this will not be done without your permission.

In between visits, you may need a repeat prescription or a remedy for an acute ailment such as an accident, cold sore, conjunctivitis – this may be arranged by phone, email or fax and posted out to you without the need for an additional consultation.

Mother & Baby

Homeopathy can be used throughout pregnancy and through labor to treat many conditions associated with these times. Some examples are for use in treating the following complaints:

  • Morning Sickness
  • Fluid retention
  • Heartburn
  • Aches and pains

Homeopathy may also be used to treat:

  • Anxiety about birth and labor
  • Pain relief
  • False labor pains
  • Bruising and convalessence after birth

Labor packs are availible from our shop and are a great idea to take into labor with you. They house all the birthing remedies which are used durning this time and also contain an easy guide to their use.

For infants and children:

  • Colic
  • Teething
  • Behavioral problems
  • Growing pains
  • Puberty

Taking Your Remedy

The effects of homeopathic medicine are thought to be enhanced by absorption through the mouth and it is possible that other things being present might interfere with this absorption.

For this reason, you should take your remedy at least twenty minutes away from anything else that you put in your mouth, for example: food, drink, cigarettes, toothpaste and also any other medication.

If you are taking more than one, allow a few minutes between each homeopathic remedy.

Bottled pills and tablets should be measured into the lid of their bottle and taken from there – contact with the hands should be kept to a minimum. Packets of pills, powders or granules should be tipped directly into the mouth. Hold in the mouth and allow to dissolve. As the remedy will dissolve in your mouth, you do not need water to take it with.

Drops should be held in the mouth before swallowing. Drops can be put directly onto the tongue, or placed in a small amount of water.

Liquids should be held in the mouth before swallowing.

The standard dosage for herbal tinctures is five drops.

Your consultant will have indicated to you during your consultation if any variation in these instructions is required. Your prescription will detail how much and how often you should take your remedy.

All remedies should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight and away from strong smells. Electronic equipment such as mobile phones and strong magnetic fields can affect remedies so they should be stored away from such items.