How often are follow-up appointments needed?
If you are seeking treatment for an acute condition that is not recurring, there will likely be no more than one to three follow-up appointments needed.
If you are seeking treatment for long-standing chronic conditions, one follow up per month for the first six months of treatment is recommended. Depending on the nature of your illness and your progress, these follow-up intervals may be longer or shorter. The suggested interval for follow-up appointments will be discussed with you during the initial consultation so you know what to expect.
The follow-up consultation typically lasts about 30 minutes. Your case notes from the previous session are thoroughly reviewed to assess any changes in your symptom picture. The homeopath uses this information to interpret the results of the homeopathic medicine prescribed, and determine whether to:
- continue with the previously prescribed homeopathic medicine
- prescribe another homeopathic medicine
- change the dosing strategy of the currently selected homeopathic medicine.