Reasons people come to see a homeopath
People come to see a homeopath for various reasons, here are some of them.
You've heard that homeopathy can work
You know colleagues, family and friends who have used homeopathy and swear by it. You've no idea what it entails but think that perhaps now it's time to give it a try. If so you are typical of a homeopathic patient.
You want to be listened to
You have perhaps multiple and complex problems and feel that you have never had enough time to explain everything that's not going right for you health wise to anyone you have seen yet within the NHS. You know that homeopaths make time to listen to all your health needs and that they look to see if the problems are in any way related. If so you are typical of a homeopathic patient.
You would like to be seen as a person rather than an illness
You may know that you have a particular illness and feel that the people who up to now have tried to care for you have seen you as the illness. So you are looking for a therapy that looks at the person suffering from the illness and their version of it. If so you are typical of a homeopathic patient.
You would like to find an alternative to a doctor prescribed medicine
You may well have been on a medicine prescribed for you for some time and realise that it isn't one that's a good idea to stay on long term, become aware that the side effects are not doing you any good, even become ill as a result of the medication or vaccination. You have heard that it is very rare for anyone using homeopathy to suffer from side effects, and that if they do they are very short lived. You know that homeopaths are trained to know which medication you can find alternatives for and how to do this safely. If so you are typical of a homeopathic patient.
You have become dissilusioned with the NHS
You are probably looking for an alternative to the NHS. You may be one of those who hasn't got the result you wanted from either your GP or the consultants at the hospital. You may well be someone who has seen a number of people regarding your health problem, who has taken a variety of medicines and still feels no improvement in your condition. You may well be looking for someone you can easily ring when there's a problem and see at a time to suit yourself. You have heard that homeopaths work towards a cure, an absence of illness and tablets. If so you are typical of a homeopathic patient.
You would rather avoid the medication your child has been prescribed
You know your child isn't well and so have taken them to the surgery. However what has been suggested as a course of treatment is one you'd rather not use. You know people who use homeopathy as a safe and effective system of medicine for the family. If so you are typical of a homeopathic patient.