Hello, my name is Fiona Wright and my mission is to improve your health
Many of you will come to see me because your friend or an acquaintance has mentioned that their particular health problem, whether it was an emotional state and or a physical problem was resolved by receiving Homoeopathic treatment from me.
Or, you may have found some information that interests you on this website.
Many of us prefer to have a recommendation from someone – it makes us feel a bit more confident about taking that first step to improving our health issue, whether it is emotional or physical or both. After all, how do you know what you are getting yourself into? Also you need some reassurance.
This is why I have written this for you as you may have been searching for some help and you may not know of anyone who has visited a Homoeopath. Hopefully you will have a better understanding of what is involved when you come to see me.
Homoeopathy Explained (8)
After listening to what has been happening with your health as well as your story, I will be asking you many more questions about your general physical and emotional state – just to check that I have not missed anything.
With Homoeopathic treatment, it is very important to understand your emotional state as well as your physical symptoms.
Also, I will need to know about your family health history, any medications you are taking and the reasons for taking them. It’s all about understanding you at a deep level and unravelling your story.
When you come to see me, I will be looking at you as a whole person, both mentally and physically. I take the time to understand as much about you as possible.
Please don’t be embarrassed if you have some feelings or thoughts that you feel you might be judged on. You won’t be judged at all!
It is very important to remember that nothing is too unusual or weird for a Homoeopath
All of us have thoughts or feelings that we think other people might think are weird. We all compensate or hide the things in our lives that we think others won’t accept. Unfortunately, that is because we often think that everyone else is perfect, or almost perfect. Just as an aside, this has a lot to do with our current way of living. We see things on Social media, in magazines, etc. Other people often seem to have it all together and we don’t think that that we measure up.
Naturopathy is an umbrella term used to cover modalities like the use of herbal medicine, nutrition and sometimes special diets along with other modalities such as Iridology, allergy testing and massage, which can all play a role in promoting health.
Naturopathic treatment tends to focus on specific areas of the body – for example the digestive system is often targeted by Naturopaths. Homoeopathic medicine is based on treating what we refer to as the ‘totality of symptoms’ – so we don’t just focus on your constipation or IBS, but we also will consider your emotional state, your skin and perhaps your migraines.
You might have already been down this path and have ended up with lots of bottles of herbs, vitamins and nutritional supplements!
The mind rules the body
Naturopathic treatment does not target your emotional state as specifically as Homoeopathic medicine can. There is an old saying that the mind rules the body, which is very true. A severely depressed person is much more likely to suffer ill health than a person who has a healthy state of mind.
Homoeopathy is based on the principle of like cures like, which probably sounds very strange. This means that I will be searching for a single Homoeopathic medicine that matches your emotional and physical state as closely as possible. When a Homoeopath studies a person who is unwell, we are looking for a medicine that produces similar symptoms to the symptoms you are presently suffering from. We find this information from the extensive proving records or clinical trials that are well documented. By giving you the most similar medicine that matches your whole condition, your body will be stimulated to ultimately restore itself to harmonious balance and health, both mentally and physically.
In conventional medicine, when you see a Doctor or a specialist you may be given an Anti-Biotic or an Anti-Inflammatory or an Anti-Depressant or a cream to suppress your itchy skin. So what does this mean? In modern medical practice, it means that the pharmaceutical drug is given to try and suppress the symptoms you are suffering from. A Homoeopath will ask you many questions to discover when your illness started and what was going on in your life before you became ill. We are aiming at treating the cause of your illness from a wholistic perspective, without suppressing it. The aim is to get you better without the illness recurring. The “Anti” medications generally only give temporary relief, if at all.
When you consult with me I am looking at the whole of you. You may have come for treatment because you have eczema, a history of asthma, depression, hormonal issues or many other problems. Whatever your complaint may be, I will take into consideration all of the fine details that are associated with your complaint. For instance, your asthma may be worse in hot humid weather or in the winter. It may be worse at night, lying down in bed or better on dull rainy days! It may have started after a particularly stressful time in your life and that needs to be investigated to see how that affected your general health. Is that stress still affecting you? If it is, this needs to be addressed.
There will be many, many questions that I will ask you. Some of them may seem quite strange compared to your previous experiences, but, every question I ask is important to finding out what is really going on with regards to your health. The whole aim is to treat you as a unique individual with all of your particular or specific symptoms related to your illness.
The initial aim is to get things started, to get you on the road to recovery. It takes time for your practitioner to understand you and it may take time for you to trust your practitioner.
This is a question that is often asked when you first come for treatment. The answer is, no! The aim of Homoeopathy is to restore you to a healthy state. The initial aim is to get you started on the road to recovery. Once you feel really well, you may only decide to come back if you have an acute such as a cold or chest infection or some other complaint that you would like treatment for without having to resort to pharmaceutical drugs.
There is often a misconception that you need to believe in this treatment for it to work. Not so. Homoeopathy has wonderful results with babies, young children and animals provided they are prescribed the correct remedy.