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Homeopathy Clinic London

You are in the best place if you looking to book an appointment with an experienced homoeopathic doctor in London. I am a medical consultant working in Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) and therefore I have a wealth of experience.
My private homoeopathy clinic is located in Harley Street where I am available for private consultations on my days off from the NHS.
 

Homoeopathy can help you:

 
Do you have recurrent infections and you feel that just traditional medicine does not avoid the relapse?
Do you feel that your immune system could need a boost?
Are you interested in a more natural approach?
Would you like to have fewer side effects of your treatment?
Do you feel tired, fatigued and with low mood and you are not happy with western medicine?
Do you suffer from colds?
 
 
 

What is Homeopathy?

 
Homoeopathy is a complementary or alternative medicine (CAM), used in over 80 countries, by over 300 million patients, integrated into the national health services in other EU countries such as France Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and taught at universities all over the world.
 

Homoeopathic medicine, discovered by the German doctor Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), is a medicine which differs from conventional medicine in two main aspects: first, the selected medicine’s effect in the body in a pure state (so called “similla similibus curentur”), and second, the way the homoeopathic remedies are prepared (most of the remedies are high diluted substances from plant, mineral or animal origin).


  • "Similla similibus curentur" (Latin) “the same cures the same” (Hippocrates 460 - 370 b.C.), which means that the patient’s symptoms are treated with a high diluted substance which in pure state would cause very similar symptoms. In conventional medicine, we can find the same phenomenon, for example, beta-blockers and digoxine, used to treat cardiac arrhythmia can cause arrhythmia; ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is treated with amphetamine; antidepressants can produce depression, benzodiazepines used to treat anxiety can cause anxiety or even panic attacks.
    If we had, for example,  been stung by a bee, we would have redness, swelling, stinging pain which is worse for warm applications, so in homoeopathy, we would prescribe Apis mellifica (the venom of the bee) in a highly diluted form.
  • The homoeopathic products are prepared in the same way since the times of Hahnemann’s. The procedure of diluting the chemically active principle is what rises scepticism in some minds because it seems that no active solutes remain upon a 12C potency (1/1024). However, in 2009, Nobel Prize laureate Luc Montagnier’s article proving that high dilutions are effective was published in the prestigious journal Interdisciplinary Sciences.
    In addition, the ever increasing research in this field leaves now little doubt about the efficiency of Homeopathy1-10.
 

 Does Homeopathy work?

Although western medicine believes that homoeopathy treatment is a quackery, there is sufficient scientific evidence that the homoeopathic treatment, whether combined or not with conventional medicine, can reduce the frequency of recurrent infections, as shown in trials about acute otitis media or recurrent upper respiratory tract treated with homeopathy1. Trichard et al compared homeopathy to antibiotics in 499 children with recurrent nasopharyngitis in a prospective study over 6 months and found a reduction not only in the number of recurrent infections in the group treated with homeopathy but in the number of side effects due to the treatment2.

A different pilot observational study evaluated the addition of homoeopathic treatment in recurrent upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) in children below age 5 years (N = 30 patients)3. Primary outcome measures were the number of URIs in the 6 months prior to treatment vs the number of URIs after the beginning of homoeopathic care. The findings showed a significant benefit from homoeopathic treatment. Studies in adults with URIs report similar outcomes4.

Another randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, conducted by Chand KS et al5, demonstrated the superiority of homoeopathy combined with antibiotics when compared to antibiotics plus placebo in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients. There was an improvement in all the outcome measures as per intention to treat (ITT) and per protocol (PP) analyses. ITT analyses revealed larger weight gain, reduction in ESR and increase in haemoglobin in those treated with homeopathy + antibiotics. Furthermore, the cure rate was 11.4% more as compared to the placebo group.

Frass et al publicised a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study with parallel assignment, in the journal CHEST6 in 2005, where 25 patients treated additionally with Kalium bichromicum 30CH were compared to an equally large group controlled with placebo. As it revealed, the amount of tracheal secretions was reduced significantly (p < 0.0001); extubation could be performed significantly earlier (p<0.0001) and length of stay was significantly shorter in the homeopathic group.

Last but not least, another randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessed the long-term outcome of homeopathic medicine in 70 critically ill patients suffering from severe sepsis. 35 patients additionally received individualises homeopathic treatment, whereas 35 patients received a placebo. On day 180, survival was statistically significantly higher with verum homeopathy (75.8% vs 50.0%, p<0.043), and furthermore no adverse effects were observed7

 

Is Homeopathic Medicine safe?

Regarding the tolerability of the homoeopathic medicines, the incidence of side effects is very low, and the vast majority are mild and temporary, according to the bibliography in this respect. As described by Michalsen et al, in a non-interventional study publicised in 20158, where 1050 patients with upper respiratory tract infections were treated and followed over 8 days, in 64 homoeopathic clinics. The physicians detected side effects in 14 patients (1,3%), 6 patients showed proving symptoms (0.57%) and only 1 homeopathic aggravation (0.1%) appeared. The rate of compliance was 84% in average for all groups and the global assessment of the treatment effects attributed to "good" and "very good" in 84.9% of all patients. A second randomised and controlled study, performed by Jong et al9, only 2 mild side effects in 89 were reported. A different clinical trial performed by the same authors10, in which two homeopathic medicines were compared in 200 patients, revealed mild side effects in only 5 of them.

 

Can homoeopathy treat everything?

Some of the areas where homoeopathy may help:

  • Emotional problems such as stress, low confidence, anxiety, depression, fears, anger, exhaustion, grief or insomnia 
  • Fertility and conception problems such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, polyps, PCOS or lack of ovulation
  • Hormonal imbalances such as PMT, lack of periods, painful or irregular periods, endometriosis, menopause 
  • Pregnancy-related discomforts such as morning sickness, exhaustion, varicose veins, postnatal care issues
  • Childhood illnesses such as colds and flu, glue ear, colic, asthma 
  • Digestive disorder
  • Hay fever
  • Musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, sports injuries, back pains, stiff muscles or broken bones

 

 Homoeopath in London?

You are in the right place if you are looking for a homoeopath in London as I practice classical homoeopathy and provide consultations in holistic treatments and Integrated medicine in my London Clinic. 

From my medical experience, I realised that a healthy person requires a holistic natural approach to include mind and body, which led me to become a fully trained homoeopath. This holistic approach brings real and lasting health benefits as it focuses on the cause of disease, rather than just the superficial removal of symptoms. 
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​​As a homoeopath, my ultimate goal is to help you to enjoy your life to your fullest capacity, where your entire wellbeing is restored to the natural state it was created in. 

 

Homeopathic Clinic London

Our homoeopathy clinic is located in central London, in Harley Street and therefore is easily accessible by public transport.

 

Do I need a doctor's referral to book a private consultation?

No, you do not need a doctor's referral to book a homeopathy appointment.

 

How to book a homoeopathy appointment in London?

 It is very easy to book a homoeopathy appointment in London. You can request an appointment by filling in our homoeopathy appointment form or call us on 020 7935 1155 to arrange a suitable time.

 

 

References:

  1. Iris R. Bell, Nancy N. Boyer, Homeopathic Medications as Clinical Alternatives for symptomatic Care of Acute Otitis Media and Upper Respiratory Infections in Children. GAHMJ. Vol 2, Number 1, Jan 2013. 2013 Jan;2(1):32-43. doi: 10.7453/gahmj.2013.2.1.007 [PubMed: 24381823]
  2. Trichard M, Chaufferin, G., Nicoloyannis, N. Pharmacoeconomic comparison between homeopathic and antibiotic treatment strategies in recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis in children. Homeopathy. 2005;94(1): 3-9.
  3. Ramchandani NM. Homoeopathic treatment of upper respiratory tract infections in children: evaluation of thirty case series. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2010;16(2):101-8.
  4. Schmiedel V, Klein P. A complex homeopathic preparation for the symptomatic treatment of upper respiratory infections associated with the common cold: An observational study. Explore (NY). 2006;2(2): 109-14.
  5. Chand KS et al. Homeopathic treatment in addition to standard care in multi drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis: a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial. Homeopathy. 2014 Apr;103(2): 97-107. [PubMed: 24685414]
  6. Frass M, Dielacher C, Influence of potassium dichromate on tracheal secretions in critically ill patients. Chest. 2005 Mar;127(3):936-41. [PubMed: 15764779]
  7. Frass M, Linkesch M., Adjunctive homeopathic treatment in patients with severe sepsis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in an intensive care unit. 2005., Homeopathy. 2011 Jan-Apr; 100(1-2):95-100. [PubMed: 21459302]
  8. Michalsen A, Uehleke B, Stange R. Safety and compliance of a complex homeopathic drug (Contramutan N Saft) in the treatment of acute respiratory tract infections: A large observational (non- interventional) study in children and adults focussing on homeopathy specific adverse reactions versus adverse drug reactions. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2015 Jul;72(2):179-84. [PubMed: 25882307]
  9. Jong MC, Ilyenko L, A Comparative Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial on the Effectiveness, Safety, and Tolerability of a Homeopathic Medicinal Product in Children with Sleep Disorders and Restlessness. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:9539030. [PubMed: 27242915]
  10. Jong MC, Buskin SL, Effectiveness, safety and tolerability of a complex homeopathic medicinal product in the prevention of recurrent acute upper respiratory tract infections in children: a multicenter, open, comparative, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Multidiscip Respir Med. 2016 May 16;11:19. [PubMed: 27186371]

 

 
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MBBS, MRCIM (Spain), MSc Homeopathy, MFHom, Master practitioner in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming, MSc in Nutrition
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