What is homeopathy?
How does homeopathy work?
Unlike orthodox medicine, which prescribes medication to eliminate a set of external symptoms, homeopathy is based on the philosophy of enabling the body to rid itself of disease through the principle of ‘like treats like’ using homeopathic remedies (highly diluted substances) which trigger your body’s natural system of healing and restore overall balance from within. Homeopathy is a completely safe therapy with no known harmful side effects.
How can homeopathy help?
Research has proven that homeopathy is very effective in treating a number of stress-related ailments. Our packages are designed to help individuals within the corporate world, who may be suffering as a result of the pressures of the workplace they face. A visit to a homeopath is an opportunity to look at everything that is going on in one’s life, to identify issues that may require attention and assist employees to reach their full creative potential and efficiency.
What can we treat?
Homeopathy can be very effective in treating many common stress-related ailments such as
• Digestive issues, including: IBS, ulcers, heartburn, food allergies and intolerances, constipation, diarrhoea and bloating
• Low immunity, including: seasonal ailments – colds, flu, as well as conditions such as low energy, irritability and exhaustion
• Muscular pain and tension headaches as a result of stress-related tension and poor posture
• Female / hormonal issues including thrush, menstrual pain, cystitis
• Skin conditions: cold sores, canker sores, impetigo
• Poor concentration and memory
• Anxiety: especially before presentations or to address phobias that may impact an employee, for example fear of flying or panic attacks
• Addictions and self medication: Use of stimulants (drugs, alcohol), smoking or unhealthy eating habits
• Sleep disorders including insomnia or interrupted sleep
• Jet lag
What to expect at a consultation
Apex Homeopathy offers 2 types of consultations depending on the need of your employees.
The acute form of consultation takes around 15-20 minutes during which the homeopath will ask a series of questions about a particular health issue your employee wishes to discuss. With remedies targeted to resolve the immediate complaint, acute treatment represents an excellent alternative to the common orthodox medical approach. Straightforward conditions, for example coughs/colds, jet lag, sleep-issues, can be treated this way.
Longer and more comprehensive consultations may be required if the health issues are deeper-rooted (chronic or constitutional issues). This would include on-going conditions such as asthma, thyroid issues, reproductive health concerns, among others. A consultation of up to 60 minutes is required in order to build a full picture, provide a detailed assessment and deliver the subsequent prescription. Questions about lifestyle, eating habits and preferences, temperament, personality, sleep patterns and medical history would be asked in order to prescribe a particular type and strength of homeopathic medicine and advise on additional nutritional/lifestyle advice if needed. This type of treatment requires commitment to a series of sessions at 4-6 weekly intervals so that the homeopath can effectively follow and assess the patient’s progress and adjust the treatment accordingly.
Homeopaths, like all health practitioners, obtain informed consent before giving treatment and are required to provide information on safety and any risks associated with particular treatments.
Homeopathy is a safe therapy and there are no known harmful side effects of homeopathic remedies. It is safe to have homeopathic treatment alongside medicine prescribed by your doctor,in pregnancy or together with other forms of treatment.Your Apex homeopath will encourage your employees to be educated and responsible for their health, recommending that they discuss treatment options and diagnosis with their GP if unsure. Should the homeopath suspect serious illness, she will promptly refer your employee to see a GP.