Homeopathy Wells
Homeopathy Wells 

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in the consultations?

In the first consultation (1.5 - 2 hours) we discuss your medical history, your symptoms and how these affect your life. Children’s appointments are shorter, about 45 to 60 minutes; toys and drawing materials are available and the child is encouraged to bring any favourite objects or drawings along. After the consultation I spend some time reviewing the notes and researching remedies before I can decide on the appropriate course of action. You will receive a remedy with clear instructions from me within a week.

After 4 to 6 weeks I like to see you for a follow-up appointment (about an hour) in which we discuss your health and any changes that may have occurred since you took the remedy. We then meet again after 4 to 6 weeks for another follow-up to monitor your health.

Can I contact you between appointments?

Yes. I encourage patients to contact me about a week after taking the remedy to gauge any first reactions. In case of concerns or acute disease between appointments, you can contact me either by phone during office hours and leave a message or send me an email. I see this as part of the treatment and do not charge an additional fee.

How many appointments do I need?

Because homeopathy is highly individual, I can't give an exact number of appointments. It depends on various issues, including how you respond to the treatment, how long you have been unwell and any other medical conditions. Generally, after the first consultation, we meet for 2 or 3 follow-ups to gauge any change in health. These appointments are about a month apart because homeopathic remedies can stimulate a healing response that lasts for weeks or longer. Once your recovery is becoming evident, you can contact me as and when you need to.

Should I tell my GP I am coming to see you?

I believe it is in your best interest if those involved in your care communicate with each other. If you are currently receiving treatment from your GP, I would suggest you let them know you are commencing a course of homeopathic treatment.

I take regular prescribed medication which I cannot stop taking. Can I still use homeopathy?

Homeopathy can be used alongside conventional medicine, as is often seen with long term prescription drugs. If with homeopathic treatment your condition is improving, you can consult your doctor on the possibility of gradually reducing your prescribed medication.

How long will I need to keep taking the homeopathic remedies?

Patients are often surprised about how few remedies are needed. The initial prescription is generally just one or two tablets of your individual remedy. In the follow-up appointment we discuss your symptoms and any subsequent need for a remedy.

Homeopathy worked well for me in the past, but now I have noticed a new health problem. What shall I do?

It sounds like something in your situation has changed and your body is unable to respond to it effectively. A remedy may be useful to address the new situation. Patients who are new to my practice need to book a first consultation, but if I have seen you before, a new appointment generally counts as a follow-up consultation (charged at the lower rate).

Is there evidence that homeopathy works?

Yes. In a recent 6-year study of 6544 outpatients at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital it was found that homeopathic treatment had produced a positive improvement in 70% of cases. Please refer to the Homeopathy Research Institute for more information on research.

What is aphasia?

Aphasia is a communication disorder resulting from damage to parts of the brain that organise language. People affected by aphasia can have difficulty with talking, understanding, reading and/or writing.

My relative suffers from aphasia and I would like him/her to make use of your low cost clinic. What do I do?

Your relative needs to give consent to treatment and to the conditions of the low cost clinic. This can prove difficult due to the nature of aphasia, but I would be happy to help if required. You can send me an email to discuss the issue.

Fees

Fees

Adults

Under 18's

First consultation (1.5 - 2 hrs)

£60

£45

Follow-up (45 minutes)

£40

£30

Remedy

£2.50 - £10

£2.50 - £10

                                

Disclaimer

A holistic approach addresses the health and wellbeing of the whole person and does not medically treat symptoms or conditions. Homeopathy may complement medical treatment, however it is not meant as a replacement. Homeopaths do not give a medical diagnosis nor prescribe medication.

If you have concerns about your health, please also consult your doctor.

It is a legal requirement that in the case of ill health children under the age of 16 be seen or treated by a qualified medical practitioner.

For queries and appointments contact Machteld:

Homeopathy Wells

Laurel Cottage

West Horrington, Wells

BA5 3ED

 

 

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