Why is Pathogenics different to what my doctor, specialist or classical homeopath can do?

Homeopathy is a medicine system based on natural laws which were only discovered, understood and applied therapeutically some 200 years ago. Simply it means 'like cures like'.

Classical Homeopathy gives the suffering patient, with particular symptoms which characterise their condition, a minute dose of a substance which in large doses causes similar symptoms in a healthy person. e.g. homeopathically prepared coffee (coffea tosta) is used to treat certain types of sleeplessness which are similar to the sleeplessness caused by drinking coffee, and homeopathically prepared doses of onion (allium cepa) will treat certain cases of hay fever where the symptoms match those of someone suffering the effects of inhaling the fumes of a fresh chopped onion, .

Each remedy is usually discovered through a procedure called a 'proving' where a substance is tested on a group of healthy volunteers for its effects and the symptoms recorded and compared to produce the information which defines that particular remedy. Each homeopathic medicine has its unique symptom expression recorded in the homeopathic 'materia medica'

Classical Homeopathy is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ – in other words, the right substance taken in small amounts by a sick person will cure the same symptoms it causes if the same substance were to be taken in large amounts by a healthy person.

A classical homeopath, assesses your symptoms and based on their homeopathic knowledge prescribes a natural remedy to suppress or counteract your symptoms. These remedies can be highly effective and do not have side effects but they are often a lifetime management system.

A traditional doctor, in much the same way, assesses you symptoms based on their medical knowledge and the resources available, and prescribes a chemical solution to suppress or counteract your symptoms. Unlike homeopathy the drugs prescribed usually have side effects, often requiring additional drugs to counteract the side effects. The doctors time, resources and drug range are very limited, as is his knowledge if he is a GP and expected to know everything about everything. Many of the drugs prescribed are for generic illnesses, and sometimes you will need to try several different drugs before finding one that will work.

A Clinical Homeopath/Pathogenisict has a different approach. We do not want to manage or suppress symptoms (unless we absolutely cannot remove them i.e. growths, stones etc) and do not use 'like for like' but identify the exact cause and remove it. Our library of Pathogens and the BEFD (Bio-Electric Functions Diagnosis) machine that we use helps us to exactly identify the specific causal strain and strength of the pathogen driving your illness. The remedies we use, are exact opposites of the pathogens that are making you ill, and so it cancels the pathogens out, eliminating or killing them. We will only treat the patient with a remedy derived from the actual pathogen strain that is causing the condition, at the exact strength indicated by the BEFD testing machine.

There is no guesswork as to the correct remedy and strength and you cannot fabricate the results. We do not rely solely on our knowledge, and as a patient you can see quite clearly what the results are showing us, which pathogens are involved and whether the pathogens are weakening. This is supported the whole way through with how you are feeling and is as in depth as you want it to be. Unlike traditional consultants we aren't here to preach at you, we're here to work with you to get you better. You are in the driving seat. You want to tackle one specific issue then there is no pressure to treat anything other than your one concern. If you want to be as well as you can be, we will work with you and continue to evolve your treatment until you are where you want to be.

Everything we do is based on proven pathogenic findings that you can research independently online if you choose to (google your symptom and 'pathogen'). We are constantly learning and refining, recording new symptoms to pathogens, finding new connections between illness and pathogenic cause. We try to resolve each of your ailments in the least appointments possible, whilst making sure we don't overwhelm you.