Q: I am already taking medication, can I take homeopathic remedies as well?

A: Yes! Because homeopathy takes a different approach it can work safely alongside conventional treatment. There is no danger of interaction. Homeopathy has helped many people to actually reduce their medication especially if they have troublesome side effects, but you should never stop your medication without discussion with your own doctor.

Q: What will happen once treatment starts?

A: After taking the remedy you may start to notice some changes. Homeopathy cures from the inside first, so many people start by experiencing a feeling of wellbeing, optimism and increased energy. Sometimes symptoms can appear to get worse for a short time as the remedy starts to take effect. Sometimes a cold, rash or some form of discharge may appear as the system goes through a clearingout stage. Sometimes old symptoms may appear for a short time.

Q: How long will the treatment take?

A: This will depend on the illness that you have and on your individual vitality. If you have a long standing illness, it will probably not disappear immediately but you should notice improvement soon. Other more acute problems are quicker to treat and may improve more quickly. Be patient! People often need to repeat their remedies more frequently at the beginning of treatment, then less and less often as they improve. The aim is to help the patient achieve a state of health where no medication is required.

Q: I have taken self prescribed remedies before- why they haven't worked?

A: It may be that there is a remedy which more closely matches your symptoms or you may need a different strength. It maybe that something else need looking at first. This would be a good time to consult with a homeopath!

Q: What is the correct procedure for taking homeopathic medicines?

A: Do not take the remedies when you have a strong flavour in your mouth, such as toothpaste or coffee - either take the pills before or wait 15 minutes until the flavour has reduced. Avoid handling the pills with your fingers - use a spoon instead. Hold the pills in your mouth until they have dissolved or chew them after several minutes. Store out of sunlight at room temperature.