Homeopathy works by stimulating the body's own natural defenses to heal itself, although gentle, the results can be powerful and long lasting. Each prescription from your homeopath is individualised based on the totality of your symptoms, which will include your physical, emotional and mental state. Homeopathic remedies can be used at the same time as other prescribed medication.
"The long term benefit of Homeopathy to the patient is that it not only alleviates the presenting symptoms but it re-establishes internal order at the deepest levels and thereby provides a lasting cure".
What Homeopathy offers your child.
Are you a parent looking for a natural option to support the health of your children?
Homeopathy has a long history of successfully treating health problems associated with childhood. Today, it is the preferred choice of a growing number of parents who want a safe, gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive way of treating their children's health problems.
Many conditions can be treated effectively by homeopathy, whether they are the consequence of accidents, short-term illnesses or chronic conditions. Some of the more common ailments encountered are: digestive and bowel problems, asthma, eczema and other skin conditions, ADHD, anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem.
For older children and teens Homeopathy can be helpful with concentration problems, fatigue, exam nerves and confidence issues.
Tailor made medicine..
Each child is an individual and has their own unique way of seeing things and expressing themselves. Because Homeopathy treats people based on individuality, children experiencing similar symptoms may receive different remedies. For example one child suffering from asthma may find running around eases their breathing while another may find the slightest exertion aggravates it. Their brother may suffer from a red itching rash which gets worse in bed at night. Another child with skin eruptions may feel itchy only when they are at school. All these children are likely to receive different remedies.
What to expect - the first visit..
It generally takes 1 hour for the first
consultation and 30 to 40 minutes for review appointments. Children are asked
some simple, age appropriate questions about favourite foods, colours, toys
etc. Observation of your child's behaviour and play during the visit, coupled
with information from the accompanying parent about physical symptoms and about
your child's personality will help decide the most helpful remedy for your
"Siobhán's focus always impressed me, it’s quite unique, and you can see it during a consultation. It is a lovely thing to experience. Nine years later, I still use some of the tips that she gave me. I found her very professional, especially in the way she always returned a call or text."
Emer Thornbury, Dublin
What happens after the first visit?
At the first visit I will study your child's case notes before selecting the remedy best suited to helping their symptoms. One or more Homeopathic medicines may be prescribed with instructions for taking them. Remedies come in sucrose, lactose or liquid form. You may then need to return in 4-6 weeks for a review.
How many appointments will we need?
This depends very much on the nature of the complaint and how long the symptoms have been occurring. We can assess this on seeing how well your child responds to the remedies prescribed. Many complaints clear up rapidly, long term problems usually take more time. A few well timed visits over the school year may help maintain optimum health.
What can Homeopathy offer women today?
Homeopathy is a gentle yet highly effective system of medicine. It can be used safely at all stages of a woman's life, from birth to puberty, through the menopause and beyond.
More and more women are turning to homeopathy as a natural health option. Many conditions can be helped effectively by Homeopathy, whether they are the consequence of everyday stress, trauma, short term illness or chronic conditions.
There are many common female conditions which may benefit from homeopathic treatment including problem periods, PMS, ovarian conditions, pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, infertility and emotional complaints.
Irregularities in the menstrual cycle are very common. Homeopathic remedies are used to treat people with delayed onset puberty, absent or profuse periods as well as significant pain or discomfort during the cycle.
Homeopathy can help establish a natural rhythm and cycle again after cessation of the birth control pill or since miscarriage or childbirth.
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Homeopathy is safe to use during all stages of pregnancy and childbirth. Conditions such as fluid retention, gestational diabetes, urinary problems, diarrhoea, heartburn or thrush may be helped by professional Homeopathic treatment.
Remedies can also be useful during childbirth to help deal with some of the situations that may occur and also after birth to assist with healing. Problems with breastfeeding such as mastitis, painful nipples and slow milk supply also respond well to Homeopathic treatment.
"The fact that Siobhán is a mother herself bring a lot to her work and I would highly recommend her for homeopathic support during pregnancy and post partum if it is not possible to have her present at birth. Also she works wonderfully with children!"
Caroline Nolan, Psychotherapist & Herbalist, Greystones, Co. Wicklow Herbs & Healing.ie
Emotional Complaints & Stress
Homeopathy can significantly assist women with problematic emotional problems whether related to a specific event or more gradual development. Women experiencing symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, depression, prolonged grief, low-confidence, insomnia and so on often choose Homeopathy to help address such difficulties.