Homeopathy and Later Life and the Elderly

How can Homeopathic medicine help the older person?

Homeopaths see that Homeopathy has something to offer all age groups. For the older person common problems such as tiredness, reduced energy, low spirits, anxiety, recurring infections due to reduced immunity, and joint pain, are among the wide range of symptoms that Homeopathy may assist.

What can I expect from the first visit to a Homeopath?

The first visit will usually last about 1 to 1 ½ hours. Subsequent visits are usually shorter, depending on the nature of the complaint. The Homeopath will ask for details of your current medical condition along with relevant details of your past medical history. Because homeopathy treats people based on individuality, people experiencing similar ailments will actually receive different remedies. Symptoms are seen always in the context of the person who is experiencing them, and each individual will have their own unique expression of disease.

Can you give me an example of this?

One person feeling pain in their joints may find the pain aggravated by damp conditions while another person may find that cold weather aggravates more. Someone experiencing localised discomfort such as tired eyed may feel cold compresses soothe the eyes whereas another person would find that did not help.

What happens after the first visit?

The Homeopath will study your case notes before selecting a remedy she or he perceives to be the best suited to helping you and your symptoms. Sometimes a daily dose remedy is prescribed, on other occasions the prescription may be a small as only one tablet to stimulate a healing response. The tablets dissolve on the tongue and have a sweet taste.

Will this medicine interfere with any medicines my doctors has prescribed?

No, Homeopathic remedies do not interfere with other medication you may be taking. Remedies are extremely dilute which makes them very safe yet at the same time they are sufficiently strong to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities.

How long does treatment take?

This depends very much on what sort of complaint you have, as well as the other individual characteristics of your case. So it is not realistic for your Homeopath to assess this until it can be seen how you respond to the remedies prescribed. Most complaints however clear up rapidly.

For appointment call;

Michelle Doyle LIC Hom, I.S.Hom, RGN

Unit 1,

Springhill Clinic,

Waterford Road,


Phone no; (086) 1277775

Email address; michelle@homeopathykilkenny.com

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