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Sheila Oxspring, BSc, RSHom, MIAT, PGCE

Homeopath and Allergy Therapist


                  Frequently Asked Questions


You are likely to have some questions about homeopathic treatment. Listed below are some of the more common questions homeopaths get asked, but if yours is not there then please let me know as the chances are other people would find the information useful too and I can add it to the website.



How can homeopathy work if there are no molecules of the original substance left in the medicine?

How do we know homeopathy works? Isn't it just a placebo?

Is there real evidence that homeopathy works?



Isn't it dangerous to use poisonous substances (plants, venom etc)?

How do you know what symptoms a medicine can help with?

What form do the remedies take? How will I know what to do when I receive the remedy?



Is it true that homeopaths don't agree with vaccination?

Can you treat pregnant women and small babies?

Will I be expected to stop taking my medication to be treated homeopathically?

I'm on HRT/the Pill - does this affect my treatment or their effectiveness?



Can I be referred on the NHS for homeopathic treatment?

Will my GP mind if I seek homeopathic treatment for something s/he is treating me for?

Will my private medical insurance cover treatment?



How long does treatment last? How much will it cost?

How do I know I am making an appointment with a qualified homeopath?

What if I don't feel comfortable with the homeopath I choose?

What if I need to contact my homeopath urgently?



The information provided here is intended for guidance only and is not legally binding in any way. I will do my best to keep information updated, but sometimes things change out of my control. If you do notice that something is not correct then please let me know and I will rectify it. If you are worried about any aspect of your health then you should seek professional medical help from your GP in the first instance.

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