Carolyn Foster-Richards Homeopath

DiHom (Pract) FBIH P.G. Hom ACH RHom MARH

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. Holistic forms of medicine support the whole person which includes psychological, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. 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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"I was diagnosed with colon cancer late 2011; following surgery I began a course of chemotherapy. The side effects had several effects on me such as tiredness, depression and neuropathy in hands and feet. Over many months I was prescribed several treatments for each side effect (which were taken alongside conventional medicines), the homeopathic treatments have really helped and improved my condition and general health and wellbeing. Carolyn either saw me or kept in contact via telephone over this period. She has always been concerned about me and made me feel well supported. I can fully recommend homeopathy - I was sceptical at the beginning, but no longer, from now on I would always try homeopathy."

- Testimonial from Ann - Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire