HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT & CHARGES
Homeopathy is a safe and gentle form of medicine based on the principle of 'like cures like'. In brief, this means that a substance that would cause symptoms in a healthy person when given in a material dose can be used in a minute amount to cure those same symptoms in illness. Tried and tested for over 200 years, it is one of the most widely practised complementary therapies in the world today and is cited by the House of Lords' Select Committee on Science & Technology as one of the five Group One therapies, having 'an individual diagnostic approach' along with osteopathy, chiropractic, herbal medicine and acupuncture.
Although science cannot yet prove precisely how homeopathy works, the latest advances in quantum physics do go some way towards shedding light on the process. What is known and recognised at the current time is that a carefully selected and properly applied homeopathic remedy acts as a trigger to the body's own natural healing response. For further information and evidence-based research visit the Society of Homeopaths website.
Appointments & Charges
My practice is based in Colchester, Essex, close to the town centre. Free on-road parking is available outside. For full address and directions, or if you require any other details then please contact me by email or phone on (01206) 543302. I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.
The initial homeopathic consultation lasts for approximately 1½ - 1¾ hours during which time a full case history is taken. This includes all aspects of the patient’s life from their physical symptoms, emotions and outlook to the foods they like to eat. A remedy is then selected which best covers their symptoms and constitution.
Subsequent appointments usually follow every 4 - 6 weeks depending on the condition being treated, and last for around 45 minutes. In certain cases appointments may be necessary on a more regular basis for a short period of time. These follow-up appointments are used to assess progress and decide on a continuing course of treatment.
The cost of the prescribed medicine is included in the consultation fee.
First appointment (approx. 1½ - 1¾ hours)
Adults - £75. Children age 18 & under - £60.
Subsequent appointments (approx. 45 mins)
Adults - £45. Children age 18 & under - £40.
Combined homeopathy and Bowen appointments are available. Please go to Book Now button to see prices / options.
Support between appointments is available and may be charged if significant amounts of work are involved. This will be discussed on an individual basis and exact terms agreed before additional work is undertaken or charged. Additional remedies prescribed between appointments will be charged at around £10 - £15 per prescription, a charge will be added for postage if applicable.
I can also offer Bowen Therapy which is often referred to as a physical form of homeopathy. Small moves applied to the skin initiate changes within the system and the two disciplines can be undertaken concurrently if required. For further details please see my Bowen Therapy page.
Occasionally I may feel that tissue salts, skin care products, tinctures or additional acute remedies will be beneficial to overall treatment and long term case management. The requirements for these and their costs (usually between £5 - £20 per item) are fully discussed with each individual before dispensing.
The cost of treatment can be recovered in full or part through some health care providers such as Simply Health, www.simplyhealth.co.uk and Healthshield, www.healthshield.co.uk. Contact them directly for details and please note that I do not receive payment, commission or incentives for bringing their services to your attention.