Carolyn Foster-Richards DiHom (Pract) FBIH P.G. Hom ACH RHom MARH

Registered Homeopath, Lifestyle Coach & Well-being Facilitator

Helping you to achieve your optimum health

Medical science is slowly coming round to the fact that there is more to health and well-being than what is going on physically in our bodies. To become more resilient to life’s knocks and challenges and achieve our optimum health we need to work on our mental, emotional and spiritual health as well as to our physical health as they are all very closely connected. Homeopathy and other traditional practices of medicine have recognised this for centuries and this ‘whole person’ or holistic approach to health and well-being is the very essence of these types of medicine.

My role as a Homeopath, Lifestyle Coach and Well-being Facilitator is to guide and empower you to help you to make the necessary changes to improve your health and well-being. My approach is flexible, designed to be personalised to meet your individual needs and to work alongside conventional treatments. My motivation to work in this area started over 25 years ago when I first experienced poor health myself and managed to significantly improve my own health and well-being by using these type of approaches.

 What is Homeopathy?

As I mentioned above, Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine, it is used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. Homeopathy 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 it was taken in large amounts.

Homeopathy alongside conventional medicine

Homeopathy doesn’t interfere with conventional medicine and should be seen as a complementary treatment, not as an alternative. In fact, homeopathic and conventional treatments can work very well alongside each other. This approach also gives patients more treatment choices.

The evidence base

Up to the end of 2013, there have been 188 peer-reviewed papers reporting randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in homeopathy. This represents research in 100 different medical conditions. Of those 188 RCT papers, 82 (44%) were positive, 10 (5%) negative and 89 (47%) non-conclusive: Source: Faculty of Homeopathy – research

What are Homeopathic Remedies Made of?

Homeopathic medicines are made mainly from plants and minerals which are diluted then added to tablets, pills or dispensed in liquid.

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"My name is Sue and I have been using homeopathic remedies for about 2 yrs now. I suffer from IBS and usually control my symptoms through diet but after a lot of work stress Carolyn suggested I take tissue salts. The reason I like them is that they really helped ease my pain and there are no side effects either. Very easy to use and they work. Also I have had a lot of pain in my wrist which I wasn't sure if it was repetitive strain or from a needle stick injury. I have been suffering at work with being a hairdresser, I use my hands everyday. As soon as I started some homeopathic medicine for the first day I had a little pain but after day 2 the symptoms have nearly gone. It's so nice not to be in pain. And to take something that doesn't create other symptoms. I've never been a fan of taking anti-inflammatory drugs. They didn't work for me and the side effects on my IBS are never good. Before taking the remedy I had to use a wrist support to help me through a day at work, I haven't used it since."

- Sue, Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire