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Good homeopath???

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oinkyoink Fri 25-Nov-11 17:53:58

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good homeopath? I'm fed up with antibiotics and want to try an alternative. London area


nightcat Sat 26-Nov-11 17:33:02

not a direct answer, but zinc deficiency is linked to low immunity, so you could supplement tha according to age?

Alfuy Wed 25-Jan-12 12:58:16

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PoptartPoptart Wed 25-Jan-12 21:07:54

Doctor Robert Jacobs. He is excellent. The downside is that he is based in Dorset which is about a 90 minute drive from London, but whenever we have been we make a day of it and have lunch at a lovely little cafe and play in the playground just opposite the clinic. He really is very good. He used to be a GP for 30 years and he now specialises in homeopathy which is his passion. He has massively helped my DS and a lot of my friends children as well. His details are:
Dr R A Jacobs - Evergreen Health Clinic
Bank Court, 12 Manor Road,
BH31 6DW,
+44 1202 829189


ginmakesitallok Wed 25-Jan-12 21:11:33

I don't think that any homeopath would claim that homeopathy can deal with bacterial infections????? Or would they shock?

MegBusset Wed 25-Jan-12 21:16:53

Homeopathy cannot deal with bacterial infections
Or viral infections
Or anything at all!
It is sugar water and the only charitable thing that can be said is that it ^ may^ have a placebo effect for those fool enough to believe in it

ginmakesitallok Wed 25-Jan-12 21:20:11

I was trying to be charitable Meg - what I really wanted to say is "good homeopath"? Now there're two words you shouldn't see together - bit of an oxymoron really.

PoptartPoptart Wed 25-Jan-12 21:28:54

ginmakesitallok (great name btw ;) I never believed in homeopathic remedies tbh but I was at the end of my tether with various things and was getting nowhere with the doctors and traditional drugs. I was desperate and would have tried anything that might help. Even so, no-one was more pleasantly surprised than me at the improvement in DS after taking the homeopathic drops. I can't comment on all homeopaths, but I do have ultimate confidence in Dr Jacobs. The fact that he was a GP for 30 years was a huge bonus for me. He really knows his stuff, both traditional medicine and the slightly more quirky stuff.

incywincyspideragain Fri 27-Jan-12 14:10:59

I'm another one who has no scientific reason to believe in homeopathy but I was also at the end of my teather with reoccurance infections in children and fed up of having to wait for it to be bad enough to get antobiotics - homeopathy has given us a way of increasing their natural immunity, you're right it can't treat the infection but I think if you boost your immune system (healthy eating and living) then it can help reoccurance - I don't know how it works but its helped, even if its placebo I don't really care grin

My homeopath (not london based I'm afraid!) says immunity all starts in the gut so if your gut is depleted by the antibiotics then take probiotics (not yoghurt based ones but have a look in health food shop) and as nightcat suggested maybe suppliements could help.

Alfuy Fri 27-Jan-12 15:27:05

You could go on to the Complementary Therapists Association website & search for a homeopath in your area (

I have seen homeopathy deal very effectively with bacterial infections as it happens.

MegBusset Fri 27-Jan-12 18:21:19

Eating healthily and taking probiotics are a great idea but they are not homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies are sugar water
They can't work because there is nothing in them TO work
Natural/herbal remedies are something different altogether and may have benefits.

catsareevil Fri 27-Jan-12 18:25:06

I agree with the others. There is no evidence that homeopathy works, and no reason to suspect that it would work.

mrsravelstein Fri 27-Jan-12 18:26:51

Rosy Byatt


Family Natural Health Centre, 106 Lordship Lane

East Dulwich


0181693 5575

silverbay Fri 27-Jan-12 18:27:17

here, try this water. I waved my magic hand over it and said 'woo'.

* pockets £80 *

mrsravelstein Fri 27-Jan-12 18:27:35

if you're anywhere near se22, rosy is brilliant, and is a nurse too, which might make you feel even more like she knows what she's doing.

incywincyspideragain Fri 27-Jan-12 19:44:11

meg my homeopath takes a holistic approach she doesn't only recommend remedies, I was just suggesting the extra stuff that could help OP if she listens to the opinions here and decides not to see a homeopath - anything that could help, I just understand that feeling of wanting to do something proactive and feeling quite helpless when your not 100%

PoptartPoptart Sat 28-Jan-12 18:18:14

Proper homeopathic remedies are not just sugar and water, they combine all sorts of plant/herbal extracts and some also involve an element of Chinese herbal medicine which has been around and well respected for centuries! I know not everyone believes in it, and that is fine, but all I can say is that from my own personal experience, it definitely helped DS.

catsareevil Sun 29-Jan-12 10:14:35

homeopathy and herbal medicine are entirely different things. There are good grounds for thinking that herbal medicine could have an effect.

Himalaya Sun 29-Jan-12 10:26:14

Poptartpoptart - homeopathic remedies may involve herbs, minerals (and poisons) in their preparation, but the process of making them dilutes the 'active ingredient' so far that not even one molecule remains in the remedy you take. "proper homeopathy" is just sugar pills - the same as over the counter. Homeopathic pills.

I think your Dr has misled you.

TheParanoidAndroid Sun 29-Jan-12 10:28:56

Poptart is thinking of Herbal or holistic as opposed to homeopathic, its a common mistake.

For the OP who wants to give her children sugar water if they need antibiotics, you don't need a homeopath, you need a shrink.

seeker Sun 29-Jan-12 10:30:46

"I have seen homeopathy deal very effectively with bacterial infections as it happens."

No you haven't. You have seen a human body dealing very effectively with a bacterial infection at the same time as that body was taking homeopathic remedies.

Correlation is not causation.

hermioneweasley Sun 29-Jan-12 10:36:44

I make very weak squash, therefore I think I would make a good homeopath.

Fenouille Sun 29-Jan-12 11:16:09

grin at hermione

Here in France the pharmacist recommends homeopathic remedies as a first option. I went in the other day for something to calm my cough and had the following discussion.
Me: hello, do you have some cough pastilles?
Pharmacist: Can I suggest this sugary memory water homeopathic remedy
Me: hmm, I'd prefer a product with an active ingredient
Her: Yes but it's only diluted by more water than exists in the world 9ch
Me: That still means that there's no active ingredient in it
Her: <smiles sympathetically> <sighs> Alright, how about this?
Me: Looks good. Is that compatible with breast feeding?
Her: Let me look... You know, if you took the homeopathic recipe it would be compatible with breast feeding
Me: Yes, because there isn't an active ingredient <arghhhhh>

My DH calls it intelligent water. I mean, how does it know to memorise the imprint of the original ingredient and not all the dog shit wee other stuff that it's come into contact with?

OnlyANinja Sun 29-Jan-12 11:19:37

It knows to memorise the ingredient (even though that contravenes the laws of physics) because of the magic banging on a horsehair-stuffed leather saddle Fenouille - it's called succussion. Magic banging.

Fenouille Sun 29-Jan-12 11:38:06

Magic banging. That'll be it then. And there was I thinking it was because the h2o was G&T.

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