Homeopathy works on many levels both physically and psychologically. Because of this you will notice some differences between how homeopaths approach your illness compared to orthodox medicine.
Your first consultation generally lasts for 90 minutes. During this time we will discuss details of your current complaint as well as your general likes and dislikes, temperament and lifestyle. Although this may seem unusual this information is very important when determining the correct remedy for you. Follow up consultations generally last for 30-45 minutes. In these consultations as well as discussing improvements in your current symptoms we would look at any changes you have noticed in your overall health to assess progress made. Follow up consultations generally take place on a monthly basis.
People often ask how many consultations are required. As each person is treated as an individual there are no hard and fast rules as to the length of treatment. People suffering from chronic complaints generally have more consultations than people suffering from acute or recent problems.
Remedies are usually supplied in pleasant tasting tablets which are dissolved in a glass of water or under the tongue. From time to time I also prescribe herbal tinctures or flower remedies which are in a liquid form.