|SIAN THOMAS BA (hons) RSHom
Do you or any member of your family have any long-standing health problems?
Professional, caring and confidential help is available. A course of homeopathic treatment could help you get your body back to the way that nature intended leaving you feeling happier and healthier than you have in a long time.
WHAT CAN BE HELPED BY HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy can successfully treat many different types of conditions. It is equally as effective for short-lived illnesses such as colds, flu, chest infections, chicken pox, sports injuries etc as it is in the treatment of problems that may have been with you for some time.
Conditions that may be helped by homeopathy include complaints that you or a member of your family may have had for some time.
Conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, molluscum contagiosum, acne, warts and other skin conditions; asthma, arthritis, rheumatism, migraine, thyroid conditions, diabetes, digestive problems, colitis, chrohns, irritable bowel, post viral fatigue and M.E. may all be helped.
Menstrual difficulties, pre menstrual syndrome and menopausal difficulties may be helped.
Homeopathic treatment is excellent in helping with pregnancy e.g. in the treatment of morning sickness and tiredness. It can also provide assistance with childbirth. Babies may be helped with such problems as teething, colic or sleeping difficulties.
Children may be helped (in addition to the other conditions mentioned) with behavioural difficulties, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, hyperactivity, autism, Asperger’s syndrome and may also help children who have Downs syndrome or cerebral palsy.
Homeopathic treatment can give support in difficult times whether this is caused by stress, bereavement, relationship break-up or any of the other ways in which our day to day life can be unbalanced. It can also help in the treatment of depression and in withdrawal from anti-depressants and tranquillisers.
Homeopathy is suitable for young and old alike and all stages in between. Babies and children react very favourably to homeopathic treatment. Even the most sceptical of people have been surprised by the powerful effect that homeopathic treatment has had on their health. It is an excellent way of maintaining a good level of health.
WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy effectively and gently helps the body to heal itself. It has been used safely for over 200 years. Minute doses of many different substances are used to stimulate the healing process. Given in large doses the substances used cause the same symptoms in a healthy person as the minute dose of that same substance would cure in a sick person.
For example if Belladonna were given in a non-homeopathic dose to a healthy person it would cause such symptoms as glassy eyes, dilated pupils, a flushed face, high fever and delirium. If a sick person displays these same symptoms then Belladonna would help that person to return to health. Belladonna is therefore a remedy much used in the treatment of such illnesses as measles or meningitis.
The remedies that I use are carefully prepared in homeopathic pharmacies.
WHAT DOES HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT INVOLVE?
For the treatment of a chronic condition a first consultation would take about 90 minutes. I would ask you many questions about your self (or your child, if it were your child needing treatment).
As homeopathic treatment is tailored to you in particular, I would need to find out as much about you as possible to enable me to select the remedy that would be most appropriate for you. I would take a personal and family medical history.
I would ask you all sorts of questions such as what you are like, about how other people see you, about what important things have happened in your life and would ask you to describe to me such things as what might frighten you, what sort of things made you angry or upset, what sort of weather you would prefer and so on until I consider that I have enough information to chose the appropriate remedy for you.
All information given in the consultation is completely confidential.
HOW ARE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES PRESCRIBED?
The remedy would be prescribed either in tablet or in liquid form. Most prescriptions are made in the form of a sucrose or lactose pill, which is dissolved under the tongue. You will probably only receive 2 tablets at a time. We are all so used to taking long courses of drugs that this may seem strange at first. It is amazing just what small doses of the appropriate remedy can do.
HOW LONG DOES TREATMENT CONTINUE?
As treatment is tailored to each individual person it is difficult to say how long it will be necessary to continue. Problems may be resolved very rapidly if that person is strong and relatively healthy and if their complaint has been short lived. Treatment may take longer for a patient who has been unwell for a while. It is difficult to predict accurately at the outset and it is important to continue to talk through what is happening as we proceed. Whilst a good result may be achieved in a matter of weeks or months, some cases may take a year or eventeens more to work through.
Generally, I would expect to see someone again about a month after giving the first remedy and if necessary a month or so again after that. Whether or not further consultation would be needed should be clear by then. These follow up consultations last between 30 minutes and an hour. I ask patients to phone or email about a week after taking the remedy to discuss any reaction that may have taken place.
WHAT WILL THIS COST?
A free 15-minute consultation is available if you wish to find out more about homeopathy and whether or not it might help your condition before committing to treatment.
A first consultation for an adult is £65, which will take 90 minutes, with follow up consultations at £45, which will take 1 hour.
A first consultation for a child is £50 which will take 90 minutes, with follow up consultations at £35 which will take 1 hour.
The cost of treatment covers the supply of most remedies and phone contact in between consultations.
If you have an HSA healthplan or chose to subscribe to one then they will reimburse you 50% of each consultation fee up to your chosen yearly maximum pay-out.
WHO AM I?
I became interested in homeopathy following successful treatment for an illness for which conventional medicine could offer little help. Interest turned to fascination and I soon found myself on a course training to be a homeopath! I graduated from the British School of Homeopathy in July 1996 after completing 4 years training. I am a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths.
Why wait when a simple phone call could lead to you feeling healthier than you have in a long time? If you are not sure that homeopathy could help with your particular problem or if you want to know more about homeopathy or me as a homeopath you may book a free 15 minute meeting with me at the Fishponds practice to discuss matters.