Homeopathy is an alternative therapy that first was developed in the 1790s in Germany by a doctor called Samuel Hahnemann. One of the core ideas of this therapy is that ‘like cures like’, the other principle being that the medication is based on a process of dilution and shaking called succussion. Practitioners of Homeopathy sometimes believe that the more a substance is diluted in this way, the greater the ability to treat symptoms. Many homeopathy remedies have been diluted many times in water until there is almost none of the original substance left. Homeopathy is believed to treat a wide range of conditions including depression and anxiety.
If you are interested in trying homeopathy to help you then it is likely you have questions about what to expect and have some apprehension if using the therapy that is new to you. We, at Seek a Therapy, want to help answer your questions and concerns surrounding homeopathy in order to help you select the right therapist that is best suited to you. On this page, we have included some of the most common questions a person may have before seeking homeopathy therapy.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is used to “treat” an extremely wide range of conditions, including physical conditions such as asthma and psychological conditions such as depression.
Chinese medicine believes that the body is an energetic system in dynamic balance and when we become ill in any form our energy is not balanced. Qi, which can be translated as energy or life force, flows in a regular pattern through a system of channels — or meridians — to all parts of the body.
Chinese medicine’s aim is to bring balance back to a person through various means as mentioned above. It is believed that through this particular therapy it restores the body to balance and works on an energetic level to affect all aspects of your person: mind/body/spirit.
What is particularly interesting with Chinese medicine is that it has been successful in treating people with illness and pain but also to prevent diseases before the symptoms increase and the illness gets worse.
What to Expect From Homeopathy?
When you first see a homeopathy specialist, they’ll usually ask you about your specific health conditions. They may also ask about your general wellbeing, emotional state, lifestyle, and diet.
Based on this, the homeopath will decide on the course of treatment, which most often takes the form of homeopathic remedies given as a pill, capsule, or tincture (solution).
Your therapist may recommend that you attend one or more follow-up appointments so the remedy’s effects on your health can be assessed.
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How Much Does A Typical Homeopathy Session Cost?
Homeopathy is usually practiced privately, and homeopathic remedies are available from pharmacies.
The price for a consultation with a homeopath can vary from around £30 to £125. Homeopathic tablets or other products usually cost around £4 to £10.
How Do I Know Which Homeopathy Practitioner To Choose?
Homeopathy is not available on the NHS and will be a private treatment. But like any therapy, one of the most important elements is the relationship between yourself and the therapist. To develop trust and openness about all your thoughts and feelings. This will allow the therapist to create a full picture of the situation and develop a bespoke treatment for your needs.
When you find the right practitioner that offers you good communication, a partnership, trust, goals, and a feeling of genuine understanding then together, over time, you will be able to challenge your thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions.
How Long Does Homeopathy Take?
Many people who use homeopathy often report improvements within a few weeks, but like many complicated conditions, it takes the dedication of both the patient and practitioner to work together to make the necessary changes in one’s body, mind, and spirit. The length of treatment very much depends on the severity of the condition.
What If It Doesn’t Work For Me?
First of all, don’t worry!
If you think Homeopathy is the right therapy but you have the wrong therapist then you have every right to seek a second opinion and you will not offend your therapist, they just want you to heal from your difficulty as best you can and you deserve to feel better. If, on the other hand, you don’t feel Homeopathy is working at all then do not be disheartened, there are many, many different types of therapy to heal from depression and homeopathy is only one. Use our therapy directory to find a different therapy, you may find hypnotherapy works better or possibly some holistic treatment. The key is not to think this is your only option.
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Please note: This information should not replace professional medical advice, it is purely for informational purposes. At all times when you are in crisis please first seek help from your GP or another medical professional. Thank you