This video is intended for people who have just completed their initial consultation visit at Austin Clinic of Homeopathy. The goal of it is to provide you with necessary information and helpful tips on how to get the best outcome from your homeopathic treatment. After your initial consultation concluded, I likely mentioned some of this information, but it could prove to be useful to refer back to it here, as well.
Now that your visit has ended, I will be working in "analysis mode" to identify the best homeopathic remedy for your entire constitution. Factors involved in that analysis are your chief complaints as noted in your intake forms, and subsequently discussed at the appointment, as well as all the other information explored during the initial visit. There isn't a stone left unturned, and everything is important. I will take the necessary time required to find your remedy. The amount of time varies for each case, but usually takes a several days to a week or more. After which I will let you know when your remedy is ready for pickup (via email) or if you requested it being mailed, I will forward you tracking information so you know when to expect its arrival.
After you receive the remedy, full instructions for use and care/storage of the remedy will be included. If you have any questions about the instructions, I encourage you to contact me. Phone or email is fine for short inquiries, but if you have several questions or require more in-depth responses, please schedule a free Brief Check-In with Current Clients from the following online calendar at a time convenient for you. Please note we can easily accomplish this over the phone (an in-person visit is not needed for this). I ask that you call me for these at your designated time. Note that this option is available mainly to help clarify instructions. However, if your needs require me to further assess your case or symptoms, an Acute Care Consultation may be necessary. Please schedule appropriately.
If you have questions about what's in your homeopathic remedy, the short answer is that it's derived from a source substance - usually a plant or simple mineral. It then undergoes a hyper-dilution and succussion (or violent shaking) process which removes any toxicity, and instead leaves behind the energetic healing properties of that original substance. The dilution process is completed with a set amount of water. After the required serial dilutions are complete, that water solution is then transferred to the small pellets you received. Those pellets are made from organic sucrose, so they taste somewhat sweet, which makes kids really enjoy taking their remedy! For more information about what is in a homeopathic remedy, click here to view a video blog on this topic.
Changes or improvements from homeopathic remedies are usually gentle and gradual, taking place over time. As such, I encourage you to track changes daily in this Symptom Journal. You can download it and fill it out, or you can use it as a guide and instead use your own methods (cell phone, etc.). The point is that completing the journal invites you into the process and helps us both track exactly what is happening and when. If you feel too stressed or busy to fill out the journal, it's okay. It's not mandatory, but I do highly recommended it. We will discuss it, and everything else that's happened since your initial consultation, at your next scheduled follow-up visit.
Along those same lines, I'm often asked the question, "How long does treatment take?" The answer to this is it depends in large part on what your chief complaints are, how long you've had them, how intense or frequent you experience symptoms, if there are any suppressive medications used to control the condition or symptoms, family history, and the overall vitality/health of the person. That being said, there is no hard and fast rule on how long treatment should take. What you can expect, though, is to visit with a homeopath every 4-8 weeks or so to evaluate how you are responding to the remedy stimulus, and for modifications to be made, if necessary. Much more can be said, so if you have questions on your specific case, please contact me. For more information about "How long does homeopathic treatment take?" click here to view a video blog I made on this topic.
I also wanted to mention that homeopathy is not only helpful for more chronic issues (which is what brought you seeking homeopathy help in the first place), but it can be extremely helpful for people experiencing acute illnesses. I specifically wanted to call this out since this information typically is new for people who are new to homeopathy. In the same way you would consult with your general practitioner for any acute illness (including, but not limited to: colds, coughs, ear infections, flu, body sprains/strains, food poisoning, allergies, and on and on...), you can also consult with a homeopath. There's really no limit to what we can do to help people experiencing acute illness. In fact, with a good fitting homeopathic remedy, changes can be quite rapid and dramatic! So, if you (or if the treatment is for your child) falls ill before your next scheduled visit, schedule an Acute Care Consultation from the following online calendar at a time convenient for you. For acute illnesses, it's ideal to see the person since treatment is focused on so much more than just the symptom/s alone. But, it's possible for us to complete this remotely, if necessary. As such, tele-health options are available upon request. Let me know if that's the option you desire and I will provide you conferencing links so we can connect via webcam.
In summary, to garner the best results from your homeopathic care, stay in touch with me if you have questions, or if you fall ill before your next visit. Also, complete your Symptom Journal to track the gentle and gradual changes which happen over time as a result from taking your remedy.
Thank you for choosing Austin Clinic of Homeopathy! It's truly an honor and privilege to offer this service to you. I look forward to assisting you on this, your remarkable journey back to health, through the beautiful medical healing art and science of homeopathy!
See you next time.