The Homeopathic Consultation

When you see a homeopath, she will often want to know a lot about your chief complaint, what bothers you most. The goal of the homeopath is to understand your experience of your suffering as well as possible. To come to the understanding that is deep enough to match a remedy that is individualized, she will often ask you to repeat and more thoroughly describe your experience. She will be especially interested in unusual symptoms.

This first visit can last two to three hours. For the best care, it is ideal to return for follow up visits every 6-8 weeks (these are usually about 45 minutes to one hour long), and to report by phone or email any time you experience an acute illness. It is also helpful if you take note of your symptoms, changes you notice, as well as any strong dreams you may have.