ABOUT PHILIP EDMONDS RSHom
Recently elected as a Director
of the Society of Homeopaths, and in a former life a founder member of Futon
Company, Philip Edmonds is one of just a handful of Homeopaths in the UK (and
the only one in Sussex) who has trained extensively with George Vithoulkas, arguably
the greatest living homeopath. He continues to study regularly in Greece at the
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, and has sat in with, and assisted
George Vithoulkas in analysing cases over many years since 1995. See
Phil has been practising Homoeopathy since 1988, when
he graduated from The School of Homoeopathy in Devon. He has treated thousands
of cases homeopathically, for many widely ranging problems.
RSHom, is widely recognised as the highest academic qualification in Homoeopathy,
and is issued by The Society of Homoeopaths. It is accepted by the HSA and many
People holding the qualification RSHom are bound
by a code of ethics and practice strictly enforced by the Governing body, The
Society of Homoeopaths (01604 4817890).
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WHO COMES FOR HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENTs?
People seeing a homeopath
may come with a diagnosis of: Allegies, Eczema, Migraines, Children's problems
- both behavioural & physical, Migraines, and Hormonal problems. Most conditions
can be treated : allergies, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, colitis, coughs, Crohn's
disease, dermatitis, depression, diabetes, eating disorders, eczema, hay fever,
headaches, hormonal problems,hyperactivity, menopause, migraine, nausea, panic
attacks, post viral syndrome, PMT, psoriasis, recurrent infections, rhinitis,
sinusitis, stress, tiredness and vomiting may be treated homeopathically. Ideally
homoeopathic remedies are taken alone, in practice, people usually take them alongside
their usual medication, until, with the agreement of their GP this is no longer
Croft on Homeopathy
HOW EFFECTIVE IS IT ?
During 1997, I did an
audit on my practice. Results showed that 90% of patients who attended 3 times
over a 3 month period, showed between 50% & 100% improvement, both in their
sense of well being, and in their main complaint. See above for conditions treated.
WHAT IS HOMOEOPATHY?
In Homeopathy we do not treat diseases per
se, we treat the people who are suffering from diseases. The Homeopathic
remedy aims to cause a reaction in the patient, the reaction intensifies the patient's
response to the problem. Professor George Vithoulkas recently stated that Homeopathy
is the deepest and yet most gentle stimulation possible for the human immune system
(it also works on animals). Medicines have always been used in a homeopathic way,
though the term homeopathy is only a little over 200 years old. It literally means
treating like with like. Although the body is always trying balance itself, it
sometimes mounts an incorrect immune response, or "runs the wrong program".
It seems that often our bodies will run "old programs" that they have
previously found effective in similar circumstances. This may then lead to a pattern
where the same symptoms keep recurring, with the body seemingly unable to help
itself, eg asthma, eczema etc The homeopathic remedy gives the body the correct
information, so that it can make a better immune response, or adapt better to
the problem. The result is a reduction in symptoms and a feeling of increased
well-being, as the body begins to cure itself.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE ?
initial problem may be resolved with the first treatment. Typically three visits
are necessary, at monthly intervals. Many people having experienced the good results
of homeopathy, make it their medicine of choice.
TAKING THE REMEDIES
Remedies should not be handled, except by the patient. This
avoids the risk of spoiling the remedy. They may however be crushed between two
teaspoons for infants. Remedies should be dissolved under the tongue, rather than
swallowed, and no food or drink taken for at least 15 minutes either side of remedy.
Liquid form (LM potency)
If a liquid Is prescribed
it will usually be in LM potency.
Place 3 drops
in half a glass of previously boiled or spring water. Stir the glass, and take
one teaspoon of the mixture. Discard the rest.
If no ill effects are noted, this dose may be taken direct from the bottle
after a few days, and increased to twice daily to speed recovery.
bottle on the palm 8 times between doses.
Coffee, mint, and
strong smelling medicinal substances, such as camphor,eucalyptus, etc. should
be avoided between appointments, as these can antidote the remedy.
Remember that the action of the remedy can continue for several weeks, or even
PHONE IN TIMES ?
Early in the day is the best time to phone
(before 9.30). Please say if your call is urgent.
FEES (from June 2008)
Children (under 17) £45
Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice may be charged.
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From 7th April 2008: where families are being treated, the
following rates apply:
Full fee for 1st member, 10% off fees for 2nd member,
15% off fees for 3rd member, 20% off fees for 4th & subsequent members.
Family fees apply when 2 or more family members have at least one consultation
each within one calendar year of each other.
For calls of less than 5 minutes no charge. Where a remedy
is prescribed for an acute problem (colds etc.)£10. For telephone appointments
which replace a face to face consultation, the normal fee applies.
NEW STREET CLINIC HOMOEOPATHIC PRACTICE
the door to good health, naturally"
EDMONDS DSH RSHom
New Street Clinic
20 New Street HORSHAM RH13 5DU
For appointments in Horsham (Thurs)
Tel. 01403 271129
43 Mill Green Road RH16 1XQ
For appts. in Haywards Heath, (Mon-Fri )
Tel. 01444 457851