How to Begin
You will be asked to fill out a comprehensive health history checklist and bring it with you to your first appointment. The initial consult usually takes between 2-3 hours, as our goal is to understand enough about you and your physical, mental, and emotional state to match it with one remedy from over 4,000 potential remedies. After the intake, we study and analyze the information you’ve provided and recommend a single remedy that addresses all your important symptoms.
The key to a good response from homeopathic treatment is an accurately chosen remedy, as one that does not resonate with the vital force does nothing. It’s also true that frequently people are certain their remedy had no impact, and in follow up appointments they realize they have experienced significant and sometimes profound effects. With a well-chosen remedy, symptoms often just fall away and disappear from your consciousness. Some people have layers of pathology, each of which requires a different remedy over time. Others require just one remedy that is capable of removing their symptoms over a long period of time. In either case, homeopathic treatment and healing of chronic illness are processes that take time. (In contrast, acute illnesses, such as a child’s ear infection or influenza, may be cured with homeopathic treatment in a matter of hours to days.)
What to Expect
Following the first dose of a remedy, a healing response is initiated in your body and mind. A characteristic pattern of healing occurs with a well-matched remedy that we look for during follow up visits. Many people notice a shift in their general state they describe as heightened energy and well-being. They say they were feeling stuck and are now experiencing motion and hope.
If you are or have been quite ill, you may experience a healing crisis in the first days or weeks of treatment. This often feels like a flu-like illness with or without a fever, and homeopaths consider it a good sign. A return of old symptoms may also occur, again usually in the first weeks or months of treatment. You may experience a temporary return of symptoms or illnesses you’ve had in the past, as the remedy helps the body reverse its pathology and move it outward from deep inside. An aggravation can also occur, usually after the first dose of a remedy. This is an intensification of current symptoms and is usually short-lived. Any or all of these symptoms may be experienced as you begin homeopathic treatment, and It’s important they be evaluated by your homeopath during follow up visits. We also encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns between appointments.
It is important to recognize that homeopathic treatment does not simply suppress symptoms, and that it requires patience and close contact with your homeopath over time. Homeopathy is a wonderful healing system, but since it works by stimulating the body to heal itself, it may not be the best choice for people seeking a quick fix. It is, however, an excellent choice for people willing to invest the time to advance their health and vitality through a deeply effective and gentle healing system without toxic side effects.
10 Reasons to Try Homeopathy
If you’ve been thinking about trying alternative or complementary medicine for one or more chronic or recurrent conditions, here are 10 reasons to try classical homeopathy.