Your Homeopath wants to know how you express symptoms in your own unique way and this can mean your first appointment might look different than other appointments you've attended!
In our first consultation, the goal will be to identify the unique ways in which your body expresses illness. We will explore this through your main complaints (what you're seeing me for), minor complaints (what you didn't know could be addressed), and other tendencies and preferences that make you, you!
Through the theory of like cures like, we are looking to find the most unique symptoms your body is expressing in order to best match a remedy to what ails you.
Main Complaint Questions
Prior to the first appointment it will be beneficial for you to begin asking the following questions in regards to your main symptoms, the ones that nudged you to book this appointment.
What sensation am I feeling? How would I describe it to someone who has never experienced this? How would I make someone else feel this?
Where is this symptom? Does it move?
What makes me feel better? What do I naturally gravitate towards for relief?
What makes my condition worse? What situations or conditions do I avoid to protect myself?
How often and how intense does this symptom bother me? Is there a time of day or night that it gets worse or better?
Does this symptom come on with any other symptoms?
What was happening in my life when these symptoms first arose?
What emotions come up when this symptom worsens?
In regards to your general health, we will discuss how you are unique in the following areas:
Mental symptoms: mental illness, issues with cognition, how you experience stress, extreme emotions, fears, how you process emotions, past or present emotional shock, trauma, or major life stressors
Appetite and thirst, diet, cravings or aversions
Sleep: quality of sleep, sleep preferences, snoring, talking, temperature, energy levels
General pains and their specific sensation
How different environments impact you: time of day/night, seasons, weather, altitude, people
Skin health: any dryness or irritation or history of eruptions.
Any discharges? What colour, consistency, quantity, size?
Urination and bowel movements
Women: menstrual cycle, PMS, history of miscarriages, pregnancies, any past or present dis-ease or abuse
Men: any abnormal symptoms of the genitals, former or present dis-ease or abuse
As always, our goal in session is to identify how you uniquely express dis-ease. Through this we may explore the mind-body connection, how your symptoms have come forward through your life, how various life experiences have impacted you.
Arriving with an open mind and the awareness that we only need to explore what you want to explore, this session becomes a transformative experience. Beyond just searching for clues about health and a remedy to match them, this is an opportunity for you to learn your body's language.
I can't wait to connect!