The homeopathic consultation

The consultations are possible in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

A first homeopathic consultation usually can last for a period of 60 to 90 minutes. This is an in depth interview and it gives the patient a chance to tell his/her story, to relate all symptoms, no matter how large or how small.

A homeopathic consultation involves a long and deep interview where the homeopath investigates in great detail the symptoms experienced by an individual at physical, mental and emotional levels.

The enquiry elucidates factors, which influence the symptoms for better or worse. Past/present life stresses, grieves, idiosyncrasies and hereditary factors are also investigated. Sleep patterns, dreams, response to weather, food preferences and hobbies offer important clues to the required medicine.

The idea is to discover the unique way a complaint is experienced by the patient at all levels. This individualized picture is the homeopath’s most important guide to the homeopathic medicine. Attention is given to alternating or unusual symptoms and information is sought on the impact of modalities (conditions providing relief or aggravation of symptoms, e.g., weather or activity).

After this vital information the homeopath usually selects a homeopathic medicine. This medicine is then administered in the most suitable dose and potency to the individual.

After a homeopathic medicine is prescribed a follow up appointment is scheduled after a period of 4-6 weeks to monitor the response of the patient to the medication.

Follow up appointments usually take less time than the first consultation. With the correct homeopathic medicine improvements are experienced at all levels – mental, emotional and physical. If the medicine is incorrect only minor or no change is observed. A different medicine is prescribed in that case.

The process of healing depends on how chronic the complaint is, the level of vitality of the patient, and on the accuracy of the homeopathic prescription itself. With acute problems the improvements are quite rapid. With chronic problems improvements are usually gradual.

Consultations are covered by insurance companies

Consultations are covered by the insurance companies listed in the website from theNederlandse Vereniging van Klassieke Homeopaten (NVKH).