The first consultation will take 1,5 to 2 hours. You will be asked in detail about the presenting complaint i.e. what you have come for. You will also be asked about your sleep, diet, energy levels, personal and family medical history. You will also be asked to expand on any other themes or situations that you currently find stressful or difficult. It is also very important that you show your vaccination history as well as any medication you are currently taking.
Children’s consultations take 1–1.5 hours. The same information as mentioned above will be asked as well as details about the mother’s pregnancy i.e. if there were any health troubles at the time and details regarding her emotional state during the pregnancy and the birth.
Once all this information has been gathered, a homeopathic medicine will be prescribed. This might not happen on the spot. Due to the amount of information, I may need more time to review and analyse the information you have told me before I am able to make a prescription.
Homeopathic medicines are usually taken in the form of small pillules or tablets. Occasionally you may be given a liquid remedy. You will be given clear instructions on how to take the remedy (daily, weekly, monthly or less) as well as what you might need to take into consideration when taking a remedy. Some people may in some cases be asked to temporarily stop drinking coffee, for example.
Other lifestyle or nutritional changes could also be required in order to return to a good level of health.
A follow-up consultation will be booked in for 3–4 week’s time to review the remedy’s action, your response to the treatment and to further fine-tune the overall plan.
I provide ongoing long term support. That means that appointments are generally booked approximately every 4–6 weeks. In between appointments you will also be able to ask questions or report concerns via email or over the phone. Keeping up this level of contact is very helpful for the overall success of your treatment.
I frequently work with infants, children and teenagers. Our little people respond well to homeopathic treatment. Things often get moving much quicker with kids, so the gaps between appointments are sometimes smaller.