Homeopathy in Balham
Homeopathy is a natural and safe form of medicine that works well for anyone, including children and babies. It takes a holistic approach to health, looking at how the whole person is functioning. Homeopathy works by administering small doses of natural substances that match the person’s symptoms, to stimulate the body to heal itself. Homeopathic remedies are individualised to match the person’s needs. The remedies are made either of small sugary pills that dissolve on the tongue or drops.
The name homeopathy was created by its originator Samuel Hahnemann and is derived from the Greek words for ‘similar suffering’ referring to the ‘like cures like’ principle of healing. Homeopathy doesn’t separate the physical, emotional and mental symptoms, but takes the view that they are all interconnected. This is what makes homeopathy a truly holistic and refined art. Homeopathy is a well-regulated and safe form of medicine with little or no side effects. Often people decide to try homeopathy when they feel they want to explore a natural and gentle alternative to drugs.
To book a homeopathy appointment, please call us and we will pass your details on to your chosen practitioner who will make the booking directly.
Appointments with Lucy
Appointments with Shona
WHAT DOES A CONSULTATION INVOLVE?
During the consultation we will discuss any current symptoms, as well as going through medical and family history to establish any patterns that may benefit from treatment.
WHAT ATTRACTS PEOPLE TO HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy can be used to support many physical and emotional conditions and can be use alongside conventional medicine. Homeopathy will not stop any prescribed medicines from working but can help to relieve any drug side effects.
Some common conditions are:
Skin problems such as Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis, Fungal Infections, Warts and Molluscum
Hayfever other allergies and allergy testing
M.E. and Chronic Fatigue
Period pain and PMT
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
IBS and Digestive problems
Migraines and Headaches
Colds and Coughs
Injuries – recent or long standing Mental and Emotional Problems
Depression, Anxiety and Stress
ADD and ADHD
LUCY SALTER LCPH BSC HONS SoH
Lucy qualified as a Homeopath in 2006 and has been practicing in South London since then. She is a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths and is fully insured.
Lucy discovered homeopathy when she had M.E. – an illness that could not be helped by conventional medicine. She consulted a homeopath and immediately saw an improvement with the remedies she was prescribed. She signed up to study homeopathy six months later. Alongside homeopathy, Lucy uses Herbal remedies, flower essences, nutrition, Reiki and EFT.
You can find out more about homeopathy from the Society of Homeopaths.
Contact us to book an appointment with Lucy by emailing [email protected] or phoning 0208 672 4455.
SHONA SHIRES RGN Resp Dip RS Hom
I have worked in the NHS for 35 years, 26 of those in Respiratory Medicine. I have been employed as a Specialist Respiratory Nurse at Harrogate District Foundation Trust since 1998. I have always had an interest in natural products and I decided to train as a homeopath because I wanted to give my end stage patients more of a holistic centred approach. Little did I realise what a life changing decision I was making. I have 23 years’ experience with using Homeopathy and 3 years studying to become a graduate of The Dynamis School of Advanced Homeopathy and am certified in Homeopathic philosophy and its practical application. With my specialist background and Classical Homeopathy, I am ideally placed to treat Long Covid and, of course, any other ailments or disease.
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Why I decided to train as a Homeopath
My son Archie developed symptoms of asthma when he was two years of age. This developed suddenly. With help from my homeopath, I have only ever treated him homoeopathically and now he is completely symptom free.
I am really excited about the opportunity this qualification gives me and I intend to raise the profile and general awareness that homeopathy so richly deserves.
‘Last year I sadly lost my husband after a four year battle with heart disease. I saw Shona once a month for a year. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is a visionary practitioner and a great listener. I felt she helped me mentally and emotionally and I am no longer taking antidepressants or any other medication and hopefully she will continue to do so.
Jane – mother
‘I didn’t believe that the pillules prescribed would make any difference at all. I couldn’t have been more stunned and impressed at how they actually did help. I am now a firm believer that both Homeopathy and Shona together are slowly making the world a better place, one client and pillule at a time.’
Lisa – mother
‘Thank you Shona you are a warm intelligent practitioner whom I recommend highly ‘
Richard – business owner
Even though I was sceptical at first, Shona has helped my whole family. My son who had chronic fatigue after a virus felt much better, then my 11 year old daughter was helped with her migraines and I have been given much relief with a neck issue and much more. She has helped me considerably and hopefully will continue to do so.’
Deidre – business owner