When I get ill, and let's face it, I'm human too, I try humour first. I feel that laughter is the best medicine. A close second is homeopathy.
In my home we have no aspirin, no paracetamol, no antihistamines, no Alka Seltzer, no Piriton, no Calpol, no Optrex, no Diocalm, which reminds me, I'd best buy a First Aid kit!
The thing is, we use homeopathy. It works. We have some flower remedies, herbal medicines and aromatherapy too but essentially the conventional route is our last resort.
I can't remember the last time I saw a doctor as a patient. I do rub shoulders with the orthodox medical world. Partly, because I was a physiologist and pharmacologist before becoming a homeopath and partly because some doctors are human too.
(Some homeopath's are human too).
I would describe myself as a healer. I facilitate that process through homeopathic medicines that I prescribe to help heal you where you're stuck; where you're sick, ill or whatever you choose to call your problem.
A homeopathic prescription will help you identify with the solution, rather than focussing on your problem.
Sometimes I'm classical sometimes I'm downright radical in my prescribing methods. Therefore I choose to describe my prescribing technique as flexible. Homeopathy is fundamentally about helping you get well again as quickly, gently and permanently as possible so it's important to match not only the medicine for you but also the way in which it's prescribed. For instance, homeopathy has a reputation for making your symptoms worse before they get better, however, that's just dependent on how they're prescribed.