What to expect? A positive shift in mind-body health.

Your first appointment will usually last up to 90 minutes, giving us ample time to explore your chief complaint, your health in general and the circumstances that have led you here.

As Homeopathy treats you as an individual, I aim to get to know the details of your symptoms- not just what they are, but how they affect you, what makes them better or worse and what impact they have on your life. The process then involves branching out from your main problem, to speak about yourself more generally; your nature, habits, how you respond to stress and how you are when healthy. It is important to put the symptoms you have into the context of your journey, your individuality; the whole picture of your mind-body health. 

What happens next?

At the end of the consultation, we will discuss our plan going forward and I will outline how many sessions we might need.

We can also discuss any measures that you will be able to take for yourself in improving your health and wellbeing, such as making dietary or lifestyle changes. A well-matched homeopathic remedy can not only alleviate your symptoms, but also act as a catalyst for a positive change in your outlook, making it easier to adapt to change.

Your treatment

There are over 4000 homeopathic remedies from which I will select the one most suited to you as an individual.

I will post the remedy to you after I have taken time to understand your case and find the most fitting prescription. Remedies are prescribed in a number of ways, either as medicated tablets or drops. I aim to send you the remedy by the end of the week that I have seen you. If it is delayed for any reason I will let you know.

Getting well again

“How long will it take for me to get better?”

This will depend on a variety of factors including; how long you have been unwell for, whether there are ongoing stressful circumstances, or if you are currently taking prescription medication for your condition… When a remedy is well-matched, there are likely to be signs of improvement within the first month. In acute situations, the remedy will act much faster and we will need to be in frequent contact to monitor your progress. This is done via email/ text and is included in the fee for your consultation.

For a constitutional case, I will usually need to see you again after a month. As your mind-body health improves, the follow up consultations can be spread further apart. Follow up consultations take up to 1 hour.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch; info@lukenorland.co.uk

My life has changed so dramatically for the better…

I needed support through a challenging time and thought homeopathy may be the ticket. With Luke's empathetic ear and his passion for homeopathy and health, I was able to turn that critical corner. I am forever grateful for his time and help. My life has changed so dramatically for the better. Thank you again, Luke!

Female, age 44

After just 2 sessions with Luke, I have felt a huge shift

Luke completely changed my preconceived ideas of Homeopathy, after I had become a bit of a skeptic having tried it a few times, without feeling any significant benefit. He holds space beautifully. I felt safe and able to express openly and clearly, with his soft guidance. After just 2 sessions with Luke, I have felt a huge shift in certain elements of my being. His gentle, nurturing approach has provided me with immense support and allowed me to move through some lingering and deep rooted layers of holding within my system, that were really affecting my ability to thrive. It's a subtle process- one that requires you to be open hearted and minded- but one I am so grateful for. I cannot recommend him highly enough- I truly think he has a natural, innate skill and talent for this work.

Female, age 36
Your individualised remedy is a natural substance that is unique to your case.
Homeopathic remedies are derived from plant, mineral and animal sources (animals are not harmed in the process).

Individualised treatment improves your health & wellbeing

Your symptoms are the result of Homeostasis which is a natural process designed to keep you safe, healthy and in balance. Human beings are self-healing organisms, able to produce our own pharmacy of hormones and chemical messengers.

When we are young, the body defends itself by producing fevers; the most efficient way of restoring Homeostasis. But, as we age, the ability to withstand the fever becomes lessened and the immune system has to find other ways of alleviating imbalance caused by stress, viruses, bacteria etc. Eventually, the body can take a wrong turn in it’s attempts to maintain your health and this is when  symptoms become stuck in a chronic pattern. 

The similar medicine works to improve your health, not to mask your symptoms-

This is not a new principle, and whilst it might seem counter-intuitive at first, the idea is well established in conventional medicine. Hippocrates was the first to state that ‘like can cure like’, and this idea continues to inform successful conventional treatments such as vaccination. Jenner discovered that people who had suffered from cowpox (which is a similar disease in it’s symptomatology to smallpox) seemed to be immune from the deadly outbreak. This BMJ article highlights the importance of understanding Hippocrates’ assertion that ‘like cures like’ in the context of the treatment of depression.

When you are unwell, the body is producing a set of symptoms; these are not the disease itself, but the body’s immune system responding to an internal state of imbalance. When you are healthy, your body is doing this all the time without you even realising it!

The response to a Homeopathic prescription is different to conventional medicine.

The latter works by suppressing (or masking) symptoms whilst superimposing “side effects” which are in reality just more symptoms. The similar medicine works by allowing the body to express the symptoms more effectively, which brings a resolution to this chronic pattern. This sometimes means that your symptoms become intensified for a brief period as part of a natural healing process. This gives the body a chance to fully express the state it has been struggling with. 

The body instinctively knows how to correct itself and once the chronic pattern has been lifted, your general health improves and your body can respond more effectively to stress.

It is a sign of healing to witness a reappearance of an old symptom that predates the chronic dis-ease. This old symptom represents an earlier stage where your body was responding to stress in a more dynamic way (rather than getting stuck in a chronic dis-ease) so this is a sign that you are returning to health.

With a holistic approach that looks at your mind-body health, there is no such thing as one prescription for e.g. migraines, since everyone will have different triggers, a different location and type of pain, some with/ or without aura etc. The circumstances which led up to the onset of the problem will be different, the treatments already sought after will vary, and so on. To put it simply, it is a rather blunt tool to simply have a small choice of different drugs for treating a syndrome that covers a very broad range of symptoms, causative factors and triggers.