What Happens at a Homeopathic Appointment

“Symptoms are like a flashing red light on the dashboard of a car indicating that something is wrong. Eliminating the symptom is like taking a hammer and smashing the light.”
— Swami Vishnu Devananda

The object of homeopathy is not the removal of symptoms, it is the recognition and removal of their underlying cause. Because homeopathy is holistic, it takes into consideration everything about you – what makes you unique. This includes

  • any physical issues you have now or have had in the past
  • any emotional issues you are facing now or anything that has affected you throughout your life
  • your sleep patterns and dreams
  • your likes and dislikes – food, weather, places, activities

What happens next?

San Francisco Peninsula Homeopathic ConsultationAfter gathering all of this information about you – which takes about 2 hours – I analyze your symptoms and match them with the symptom set of all of the homeopathic remedies, to find the remedy that is most similar to you.

There are thousands of remedies available – some specific to acute conditions, such as  Hypericum, Apis, or Ledum for stings or bites; Gelsemium, Eupatorium Perforatum, or Bryonia for influenza; and others more suited to improving your overall well-being and quality of life.

You may find that you need different remedies at different times in your life – some remedies are more often used for children, others might be useful in life milestones such as adolescence, menopause, or pregnancy and childbirth. Still others are for emotional trauma such as grief, shock or disappointment.