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What to expect: healing process
There are three phases to the homeopathic healing process
•Phase 1: Response
With a matching homeopathic remedy, some individuals have a strong response in the first 10 to 14 days, while others have a more gradual response in 4 to 5 weeks. Since the remedies work to improve you general health, you should not be concerned if local symptoms do not change immediately.
Unique responses may include temporary aggravations of symptoms. These are not side effects of the remedy, but the body’s way of stimulation of the healing process. If any reaction occurs that concerns you, please do not hesitate to call or email me. This is included in the price of the initial consultation.
Finding a matching remedy may take a few attempts.
•Phase 2: Recovery
People with chronic problems improve over widely varying periods of time.
During the recovery time, regular follow-up visits are essential to keep the healing process moving through remedy changes and occasional setbacks of life. These follow-up visits are scheduled at varying intervals: anywhere from three weeks to six months depending upon each person’s progress.
Often follow-ups are scheduled when you are doing well or continuing to make progress. It might seem unnecessary to clients new to homeopathy. However, these are indispensable for making timely and informed decisions even though some of the follow-ups will not result in another dose of a remedy. Regular follow-ups help to streamline and speed-up the healing process.
Although you may be taking homeopathic remedies and be under active homeopathic care for awhile, it is important to remember that the ultimate goal is to reach the level of health when your remedy is no longer needed.
•Phase 3: Maintenance
Once you have reached your optimal health level, it can last for a long time. As life’s stresses accumulate you might need an occasional boosting dose.
Antidotes, i.e. interferences
Some factors that may interfere with the action of your remedy. Please stay away or let me know if you were exposed to the following:
- Coffee (coffee flavored candies, coffee ice cream, tiramisu, etc.). It is not caffeine that antidotes, but coffee as a particular substance; thus, tea, coke and other caffeinated drinks are ok.
- Camphor (Vick’s, Ben-gay, Tiger balm, some Indian sweets…). Smell of camphor is ok, but it should not get on the skin.
- Strong smell of mothballs.
- Tea tree oil in strong concentrations.
- Antibiotics. Please let me know (possibly ahead of time) if you have to take them.
- Electrical blankets: you may use to warm your bed up with, but turn off before getting in.
- Other over-the-counter homeopathic remedies.
Direct sunlight and high heat deactivate remedies, so keep your remedy out of direct sunlight and away from heat over 120 degrees. There is no need to keep it in refrigerator.
Acute problems (i.e. flu, cystitis, recent back pain, etc.) are covered by urgent phone or in person consultations typically taking 20-30 min. Remedy is recommended at the end of the consultation. The fee is charged per service, not for the time spent. It is good for necessary follow-ups for the next few days. If the problem is unresolved within a few days, another charged phone call may be required.
It all starts with a phone call to discuss your overall situation and determine if homeopathy can help you. Once you find it appropriate, we’ll schedule an initial consultation which takes approximately two hours. Except for acute situations I do not make recommendations on the spot. For chronic conditions I will take my time working on the case and make recommendations a few days later.
Typically, the first follow-up is scheduled 3 - 6 weeks later. The purpose of this follow-up is to determine if the remedy has triggered a healing response. On a good remedy, I’d expect some improvement at that point, which will follow with even greater improvements in the months to come. If that's the case, a consequent follow- up is scheduled for 2 - 3 months later. Each case is different, so please consider it to be only general guidelines.
I’d like to emphasize that homeopathic remedies are not intended to be taken forever. Rather they are used to stimulate your body to heal itself and then remain healthy on its own.
How it works: the logistics
Silicon Valley Homeopathy ® Offices in Cupertino and Saratoga. Also serving communities of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Greater San Jose, and Bay Area, CA