Homeopathy

Over 200 years ago the German physician and chemist Samuel Hahnemann formulated the laws and philosophy of homeopathy.

This was based on the belief of the 16th century doctor Paracelus, that a poisonous substance that caused disease, could also cure disease if given in very small doses ( like treats like); and that a physician took into account the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. Based on the principle that whatever can cause harm can also bring about cure, minute doses of a well chosen homeopathic remedy are prescribed to someone who experiences symptoms as if they had taken a large dose of that substance.

Homeopathy is used as a form of complimentary medicine all over the world. Many people have found homeopathy to be a wonderfully effective form of treatment for many health problems.

Unlike orthodox medicine which labels symptoms under disease names and treats each body system in isolation of others; Homeopaths recognise that all symptoms whether felt emotionally or physically are that person’s individual response to an illness, and are the body’s way of trying hard to bring itself back to health. The Homeopath matches these individual responses to symptoms expressed within the homeopathic remedy.

Homeopathy can optimise your physical and emotional health; it can be used by all ages, it is non addictive and safe to use alongside conventional medicine.

Sarah Fraser NCHM RSHom

sarah fraser homeopath

Sarah initially came to Homeopathy through the experience seeing a friend’s son being treated solely with homeopathic remedies when he had asthma attacks. She graduated from The Northern College of Homeopathic Medicine in 2010 in classical and practical homeopathy and is registered with the Society of Homeopaths. Sarah works according to the principles laid down by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796.

As well as her homeopathic training, Sarah brings to her practice 20 years experience of working with volunteers in HIV organisations and she is aware of how stigma, discrimination, stress, shock and poverty can affect health outcomes.

Homeopathy can work alongside conventional medicine as well as on its own and for many different conditions. Sarah has experience of treating adults and children for a range of reasons including menopause and times of hormonal change and for people taking conventional medicine for long term chronic conditions such as HIV.

Prices

Adults
First consultation – for long term or recurring problems        £60
(approximately 1 ½ hours)

Follow-up consultation                                                                    £40
(approximately ¾ hour)

Children & Concessions
First consultation                                                                              £40
(approximately 1 ½ hours)

Follow-up consultation                                                                     £ 30
(approximately ½ hour)

Fees include:
· Homeopathic remedies, usually posted within 2 days of consultation
· Communication between appointments regarding treatment which may be arranged to monitor progress in between appointments, depending on the nature of the condition.

If the nature of the condition changes, you may be recommended to come in for a further consultation which will be charged at the normal rate.

Acute treatment
15 minute consultation, including follow up £15
(Face to face or telephone)

It is recommended that patients purchase a basic homeopathic kit which will include most remedies needed for common acute conditions such as fevers, coughs, colds etc. This is particularly useful for children who may need prompt treatment. Kits can be purchased from Neals Yard or a homeopathic pharmacy such as Helios or Ainsworths