Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to see an improvement

I often say that in acute conditions or emergencies, the correctly prescribed remedy can work almost immediately. Acute conditions such as colds & flu can clear up within a few hours of taking the medicine, especially if the remedy was taken at the onset of the symptoms. Other acute conditions such as  sinusitis, gastroenteritis ,etc can take anywhere between 1-3 days to clear. However , this would depend on the overall health and vitality of the patient.

In terms of chronic conditions that have been present for a long time , such as infertility or autoimmune disease the period required is more variable. In chronic conditions a degree of improvement can usually be seen within the first month of treatment.

Generally, it should be understood that individuals who have had diseases/ conditions for years at a time cannot expect a cure overnight . It takes time, effort, commitment and consistency to reverse organic and functional changes that have taken place in the body.

Is homeopathic medication the same as herbal medication

No. Herbal medicines are derived purely from plants while Homeopathic medicines/ remedies are made from plants, animals or mineral sources. Homeopathic remedies are prepared according to the laws of serial dilution, potentization and succussion.

Homeopathic medicine , in many cases, may be taken alongside conventional medicine. However, not all herbal remedies can be taken together with conventional medicine.

Who can take homeopathic medication

Homeopathic medicine is safe for use in Newborns, toddlers, adults, pregnant women, and the elderly.

Are there side effects?

Homoeopathy itself does not produce side effects. Homoeopathic medicines stimulate the body’s innate healing mechanism.

Homoeopathic medicines can however cause an “aggravation”. This may occur in the 1st-2nd day of taking the medicines. It is a short-lived, slight increase in the intensity of symptoms as a result of taking the medicine, and is followed by improvement/cessation in symptoms thereafter. 

Can CAM and Homoeopathy be used together with my conventional medicine?

Most natural medications can be used alongside conventional treatments except where contraindicated. Often certain conventional medications that are producing troublesome side effects can be replaced by equally effective natural alternatives (which have been clinically proven to do so).A good example of this is the side effect of muscle pain, cramping, and joint pain as a result of the use of statins in the treatment of high cholesterol. Cholesterol problems can be easily managed with natural medicines and a change in diet.

Does medical aid cover the consultations and medication.

Yes, most medical aids do reimburse the patient for our consultations and medicines. The practice is contracted out of medical aid. Therefore, the patient needs to settle (by cash/card) after each visit and will receive an electronic invoice thereafter, with which to claim back from medical aid.