About Homeopathy

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It 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 taken in large amounts.

Each person is treated as a unique individual and their body, mind, spirit and emotions are all considered in the management and prevention of disease. A homeopath will select the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health to stimulate their own healing ability.

What doas homeopathic treatment involve?

History taking, examination and investigation are all important in establishing the diagnosis. A homeopathic doctor will also be interested in you as an individual and the unique way in which your symptoms affect you.

The medicines

Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they rarely cause side effects. When used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. At the end of the consultation you will be given a prescription and advice on how often to take the medicine. Homeopathy is usually taken in tablet or pillule, but is also available in liquid and powder form, and as a gel or cream for topical use.

BHA charitable clinics

The BHA is developing a network of charitable and low-cost clinics. Clinics are currently available in Norwich, Bath, York and Edinburgh, with more opening in the near future.

BHA Norwich Charitable Clinic

Practitioner: Dr Katalin Borbely

Rowan House Centre,
28 Queen’s Road,

For an appointment, call 01603 813999

BHA York Charitable Clinic

Practitioner: Dr Charlotte Batchelor

Best Foot Forward Ltd,
27B Mill Lane,
YO32 2PU

For an appointment, call 01904 750 096

BHA Bath Charitable Clinic (in partnership with the PCIM)

Practitioner: Dr Domnita Neagu

The Practice Rooms,
26 Upper Borough Walls,

For an appointment, call 0117 317 1482

BHA Edinburgh Charitable Clinic

Practitioner: Karen Hooton RSCN BSc(Hons) FFHom(Nurse)

Mulberry House,
21 Manor Place,

For an appointment, call 0131 225 2012