What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is used to treat people who are suffering from illness symptoms, rather than the disease itself. This is a fundamental difference to conventional medicines; the symptoms are an outward sign of the inner disturbance. This means that patients often say when successfully treated with homeopathic remedies “I feel back to myself”, with better wellbeing, energy and sleep as well as an improvement in their symptoms. This is incredibly satisfying as a medical doctor! Homeopathy works by encouraging the natural immune response with-in the body in a gentle and powerful way, to successfully return the individual to health.

Can anyone use homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a safe holistic form of natural medicine. This is because homeopathic medicines (called remedies) are made from very small amounts of the active ingredient. Two hundred years of practice, research and trials have proved the safety and effectiveness of homeopathic medicines for both animals and humans.

Unlike some conventional drugs homeopathy has no side effects and is safe to use in all ages.

Why use homeopathy?

There are many clinical conditions where there are few or no conventional options, for example insomnia. Many people seen in the clinic have been unable to get better in other ways and are delighted to find there is a way to return to health with the successful use of homeopathic medicines. Patients are often unhappy with the side effects from their conventional medications and are looking to find an alternative. Some individuals have been using homeopathy for many years and are looking for guidance on this or they have been recommended to come to the clinic by another health professional. Part of the reason for the increasing popularity of homeopathy is that patients feel generally better in themselves, with sleep and energy commonly improving alongside their symptoms.

Can homeopathy be used alongside conventional medications?

Dr Jennifer Sudder worked in hospital medicine, gaining experience in gastrointestinal medicine, female health, paediatrics and psychiatry as well as other specialties. She then moved onto working in General Practice for over 20 years. For 17 of these years, she has used homeopathy alongside conventional medication and is very happy to offer advice on this. Homeopathic medicines, unlike some herbal medicines, do not interfere with conventional medications and can work well in a complementary way. In some cases, homeopathy can be useful in reducing reliance on conventional medications, for example painkillers in recovery from an operation.

Consulting a medical homeopathic doctor allows you to receive the best of both worlds, with the most appropriate and effective treatment tailored to you, the individual.

What is nutritional medicine?

As an emerging science the complex inter-relationship of nutrition and health is increasingly being recognised as is the potential and range for nutrition to manage or postpone disease. With an interest in the effects of nutrition at a cellular level and how individual needs differ depending on the exercise you undertake or your underlying health issues, advice on nutrition will be integrated into the treatment plan, tailored to your individual needs.

What is a flower on your homepage?

Arnica Montana - this plant's name comes from the Greek “arni”, meaning lamb as it has soft, hairy leaves. It comes from the blossoms of a perennial flowering plant related to sunflowers because arnica belongs to the asteraceae (daisy) family. As a native to Europe it is also found in the United States. It is toxic but not in homeopathic form.

It is a great first aid remedy, most people will have heard of it as the no. 1 remedy for bruises, aches and pains, also working very well as a post-operative-treatment. People who need arnica often say that they are really healthy when they are actually ill. It is a remedy for pain and also shock, a bump on the head and the first remedy of choice for intense pain.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation, whereby the patient remains in total control. Through the relaxation of the conscious mind, therapeutic effects can be encouraged. With a longstanding interest in how the mind interplays with the physical body hypnotherapeutic techniques are integrated into the treatment plan where appropriate. In situations such as insomnia and anxiety advice and guidance will be given on the safe use of self-hypnosis. Hypnotherapy sessions are also offered in the clinic.

What is Integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is a holistic, medical practice which incorporates the lifestyle habits of the patient. The doctor listens to and formulates a treatment plan including the whole person rather than just the disease.

The mind, body, and soul of a patient are taken into consideration to promote healing and well-being. The pillars of lifestyle medicine are taken into consideration during each consultation: physical activity and exercise, diet and nutrition, stress reduction, sleep and good mental health. This means that at the end of the consultation the patient leaves feeling listened to and with a holistic approach to their health.

Is the clinic officially regulated?

As a medical doctor Dr Jennifer Sudder is regulated by the General Medical Council (4397869) as well as by the Faculty of Homeopathy, the only body in the UK regulating medically qualified homeopaths. Their members are bound to act in the competence of their profession and their level of qualifications and training. Use this link to find a faculty member near you.

Is my data protected?

Confidentiality has always been integral to the clinic.

Dr Jennifer Sudder is also registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)- the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest and promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.