SOME KEY POINTS ABOUT HOMEOPATHY :
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole and not only the illness
Boosts the immunity from within and assists the body in natural healing
No side-effects and is completely safe for people of all ages including the elderly
The body does not develop resistance to higher doses as in conventional medicine
Homeopathic treatment takes into account medical /family history,nature, temperment, stress areas.
It not only gives relieve of symptoms but prevents further relapse of the illness/disease
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES ANSWERED:
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural, gentle and effective system of medicine that works on the principle that 'like cures like'. Homeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability. A homeopath selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual's specific symptoms and personal level of health.
Homeopathy is also a safe, gentle, and natural healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health.It can provide natural treatment options for most health conditions affecting the body & the mind.
It is safe to use, even with very small children and pets, has none of the side effects of many traditional medications, is very affordable, is made from natural substances, and is FDA regulated.
Homeopathy is a complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). This means that homeopathy is different from treatments that are part of conventional Western Medicine in important ways. It's based on a series of ideas developed in the 1790s by a German doctor called Samuel Hahnemann, who was a conventional doctor but did not believe that conventional medicine could help his patients in curing them.
A central principle of the "treatment" is that "like cures like" – that a substance that causes certain symptoms can also help to remove those symptoms. Opposite to conventional medicine, which uses opposites.
A second central principle is based around a process of dilution and shaking called succussion.
Practitioners believe that the more a substance is diluted in this way, the greater its power to treat symptoms.
Many homeopathic remedies consist of substances that have been diluted many times in water until there's none, or almost none, of the original substance left.
Homeopathy is used to "treat" an extremely wide range of conditions, including physical conditions such as asthma and psychological conditions such as anxiety & depression.
Does it work ?
There's been extensive investigation of the effectiveness of homeopathy.
Is it available on the NHS ?
Homeopathy isn't widely available on the NHS. It is available as a private treatment.
Homeopathy is usually practised privately .The average price for a consultation in the UK with a homeopath can vary from around £75 to £300. At Shifa Clinic we offer the initial homeopathic consultation ( lasting average of 60 minutes) from around £60. Plus the price of the remedy £15 / £25 from 14 days to 30 days.
What should I expect if I try it ?
The first visit can last around 60 minutes. During the visit, the homeopath will review the patient’s medical history and attempt to elicit a full picture of the patient’s symptoms—mental, emotional, physical & life-style stressors etc. A homeopathic medicine will be chosen to match the patient’s symptom profile. This may be given on the same day or the patient may be asked to collect it at a later date. Scheduling of follow-up visits will vary depending on the needs of the patient and the practitioner’s philosophy; intervals of four to six weeks are typical. A follow-up visit normally lasts 30–45 minutes. The average cost of a follow-up visit to a homeopath in the UK varies and typically ranges from £50 to £150. At the Shifa clinic follow-up visits or consultations are from only £35.Plus the medicine cost if it is a new/change of medicine.
You can book your consultations online or telephone to make an appointment to see us for homeopathic treatment,at our clinic. In your consultation, we'll usually ask you about any specific health conditions, but also ask about your general wellbeing, emotional state, lifestyle and diet. You can also bring or discuss all your previous medical treatments, tests, etc, to enable us to get a better picture of your presenting symptoms or past medical history affecting your present issue..
Based on this, our homeopath will decide on the course of treatment, which most often takes the form of homeopathic remedy/ies given as a pillule, or liquid tincture (solution). This may be given to you on the same day or you will be asked to collect it at a later time/date.
Your homeopath may also recommend for you attend/book one or more follow-up appointments so the remedy's effects on your health can be assessed more thoroughly,and/or another therapy to try alongside your homeopathic treatment to speed up your healing.
When is Homeopathy used?
Homeopathy is used for an extremely wide range of health conditions. Many practitioners believe it can help with any condition.
Among the most common conditions that people seek homeopathic treatment for are:
Mental health conditions, such as depression, stress and anxiety
Allergies, such as food allergies
Dermatitis (an allergic skin condition)
Arthritis & Muscle /Joint Issues
High blood pressure
Male health issues e.g. fertility, impotency, prostate, etc.
Female health issues, e.g. menopause,PMT, menstrual irregularities, fertility etc.
Children & babies health e.g. coughs ,colds, colic,skin, etc.
What are the regulation issues?
A number of professional associations can help you find a homeopath who will practise the treatment in a way that's acceptable to you.
The Society of Homeopaths have a register of homeopathy practitioners, which you can search to find a practitioner near you. This register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
HMAUK (Homeopathic Medical Association UK ) ) also have a register of qualified and registered homeopaths near your area.
Mr Shamim Akhtar Malik is a full registered member of the above two UK's leading homeopathic organisations.
Is it safe?
Homeopathic remedies are generally safe, and the risk of a serious adverse side effect arising from taking these remedies is thought to be small.
What can we conclude from the evidence?
There have been many reviews of the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy.It is always worth checking that your homeopath is registered with a recognised governing health body.
To Book your consultation / appointment with Mr Shamim Akhtar Malik our registered Homeopath :
Call: Shifa Clinic on 01582 206366 or 07956 553417