Louise Lowry is a qualified Homeopath registered with the Faculty of Homeopathy.
Her approach is to listen carefully to the full history of your presenting situation from both an orthodox medical and homeopathic perspective.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions.
It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts.
The holistic nature of homeopathy means each person is treated as a unique individual and their body, mind, spirit and emotions are all considered in the management and prevention of disease. Taking all these factors into account a homeopath will select the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health to stimulate their own healing ability.
Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they rarely cause side-effects. This means when used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Homeopathy is a complementary medicine with a holistic basis of treatment. Instead of addressing symptoms one by one, a complete picture is taken of the individual patient including mental, physical and emotional aspects.
Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, wrote: “The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health.” It is Louise’s aim too for her patients to experience long-term health, wholeness and vitality.
Indications for Homeopathy
There are a wide range of conditions and reasons for you to seek help with homeopathy.
Including: allergy, anxiety, asthma, catarrh, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic rhinitis, cough, Crohn’s disease, depression, Eczema, fibromyalgia, hay fever, headache, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal symptoms, migraine, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, premenstrual syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, upper respiratory tract infection, vitiligo.
Homeopathic doctors often see patients with long-term, chronic problems, many of which have failed to respond to conventional medicine, such as arthritis, asthma, migraine, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, eczema and irritable bowel syndrome.
However, as a system of medicine homeopathy is designed to treat the whole person and can therefore be considered in almost any situation where a person’s health is depleted. It can also be very useful in the treatment of minor ailments, from cuts and bruises to coughs and colds.
Homeopathic doctors work in the same way as conventional doctors do.
History taking, examination and investigation are all important in establishing the diagnosis. However, as well as asking about your symptoms, a homeopathic doctor will be interested in you as an individual and the unique way in which your symptoms affect you.
Every new patient will have a consultation, where questions about your lifestyle, eating habits and preferences, temperament, personality, sleep patterns and medical history help Louise to form a complete picture of you. This picture will be matched to the symptoms of your illness in order to prescribe a particular type and strength of homeopathic medicine.
To get the most out of a consultation, it is helpful to make some notes beforehand and to think through all the issues that are affecting your health.
After the treatment
At the end of the consultation Louise will give you a prescription and advise you how often to take the medicine.
Homeopathy is usually taken in tablet or pillule form, but is also available in liquid and powder form. Homeopathic gels or cream may also be prescribed for some conditions.