Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect when I take a homeopathic remedy or am treated with Reiki?
With homeopathy, patients often experience a sense of well-being and optimism after taking a remedy. Occasionally, the symptoms can seem a little worse temporarily which is a positive sign and indicates that the remedy is working. The patient may also, within homeopathy or Reiki, experience a 'healing crisis', the patient may experience the beginning of a cold, more frequent urination, or a headache. All these are the body's way of detoxifying.
It is important therefore, particularly with Reiki, to drink plenty of water to help with the process of detoxification and not overdo things on the day of receiving Reiki.
Are homeopathic remedies tested on animals?
The founder of homeopathy, Dr Hahnemann, discovered, two hundred years ago, that a substance which can produce symptoms in a healthy person can be used to cure those self-same symptoms in a sick person. He therefore used himself as well as a number of other healthy 'provers' to test out his remedies, which he diluted greatly to improve their efficacy. For example, a person stung by a bee experiences itching, swelling and a rash at the site of the sting. One of the remedies for bee stings is therefore, apis, made from bee sting, along the principle that 'like cures like'.
What are the advantages of homeopathy?
Homeopathic remedies stimulate your own bodily defences to heal naturally;
I am currently taking tablets from my GP. Will I have to stop taking them if I start taking homeopathic remedies or will the remedy interfere with the GP's tablets?
Homeopathic remedies do not stop the action of the GP's tablets and so I recommend that you stay on the GP's tablets. However, you may find that as your condition improves, you may be able to reduce the GP's tablet dosages. However, I would also recommend that you tell your GP that you are seeing a homeopathic practitioner and still go through your GP for any diagnostic tests needing to be undertaken (which I do not provide).