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HOMEOPATHY


Practitioner

Joanna Hazelton


Brief explanation of the therapy

Homeopathy is a gentle, holistic system of healing, suitable for everyone – young and old.  It focuses on you as an individual, concentrating on treating your specific physical and emotional symptoms, to give long lasting benefits.

The therapy is based on the theory of treating “like with like”.  Homeopathic rememdies are highly diluted natural substances that if given in stronger doses to a healthy person, would produce the symptoms for which the medicine is prescribed.  In the assessment of you, the patient, homeopaths will take into account the range of physical, emotional and lifestyle factors in order to prescribe the right medicine(s).

Homeopathy has been widely used throughout the world for more than 200 years.  In 2000, the House of Lords’ Select Committee on Science and Technology cited Homeopathy as one of the five Group One therapies, having an “individual diagnostic approach” along with osteopathy, chiropractic, herbal medicine and acupuncture.  Homeopathy can be safely used alongside conventional medicine.

Homeopathy has been used in the UK for over 200 years, but has an honourable tradition dating back to ancient Greece.  It was Samuel Hahnemann, a brilliant doctor working in 1796 who developed the scientific and philosophical foundations of this gentler way of healing.  These scientific principles form the basis of successful homeopathic practice today.

What can the client expect at the appointment


A detailed interview covering the current condition, any previous conditions whether apparently related or not, other medical history and any unusual symptoms which seem unrelated to the conditions.  We will also cover personality and behavioural issues and causes.  The initial interview would be expected to last one hour.


What will happen in a session

See above.  An appropriate treatment plan will be prepared and agreed with the patient and remedies will be prescribed.  These remedies will be given in minute doses and are non addictive and are not tested on animals.


How many sessions should the client need before they see a result

At our initial interview we will set goals for treatment and re-assessment of results, which will vary depending on the nature and duration of the complaint(s).


What can the therapy help


Many mental and emotional problems as well as inefficiencies of normal bodily processes.  The most frequently treated areas of the body are the skin, lungs and the gut. In addition to this we also regularly treat the mind in relation to depression and anxiety.

Who would benefit from this type of therapy

Anyone willing to co-operate in their own treatment by working with the practitioner.

Joanna Hazelton