For your initial consult I like to meet with you for a two hour appointment. In order to individualize your treatment, I often spend an additional 6-8 hours working on your plan of care. Homeopathy focusses on the individual, and this must be reflected in your chosen remedy. We all experience illness in different ways so I thoroughly take this into account as I chose a homeopathic remedy for you.
Depending on the severity of your complaints, you can expect to follow up every 4-8 weeks initially. If you or your child falls ill between visits and needs a separate consultation I offer a telephone, Skype and email service for which I charge according to the time needed. The only exception to this is the first consult where acute illnesses are included in the time between the first remedy given and the first follow-up. Follow-up fees come into effect after the first follow-up.
Because I am a homeopathic practitioner it is essential that you have a current primary care physician for diagnosis and your emergency health care needs. For any acute emergencies please call 911, or go to your nearest emergency department immediately.
More about Homeopathy, From The National Center for Homeopathy:
Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health. It is extremely safe to use, even with very small children (and pets), has none of the side effects of many traditional medications, is very affordable, is made from natural substances, and is FDA regulated.
It is used to treat acute illnesses, like colds, ear infections, migraines, and sore throats, as well as chronic conditions, like asthma, depression, autism, and arthritis.
Homeopathic medicines – known as “remedies” – are made from natural sources (e.g., plants, minerals), and are environmentally friendly and cruelty free. Most are available over the counter in grocery stores, drug stores, health food stores, homeopathic pharmacies, and online. They are also extremely affordable. Homeopathic remedies when used as directed, are completely safe for everyone – including pregnant and nursing women, infants, children, and adults. They are given in such small doses that they don’t cause side effects.
The homeopath regards symptoms as the body’s healthy attempt to restore itself to balance. That is why a homeopath will choose a remedy that supports the symptoms—rather than opposing them or suppressing them as in conventional medicine. In conventional medicine, a cold or hayfever sufferer is given an antihistamine to dry up the runny nose and watery eyes artificially. But this medication often comes with unpleasant side effects like sleepiness and constipation. With the correct homeopathic remedy, however, there are no side effects and a person is restored to health naturally.
Homeopathy also recognizes that each person exhibits his or her disease in a unique and slightly different way. That is why two people with the same disease will not necessarily receive the same homeopathic remedy. A cold sufferer with a stopped up nose and dry eyes would receive a different remedy than one with a runny nose and watering eyes. Unlike the “one size fits all” approach to prescribing often used in conventional medicine, a homeopath chooses a remedy that matches the unique symptom profile of the individual.