Working with holistic methods, and in this case homeopathy means that I take into account the whole of you, so looking at emotional, spiritual, mental and physical characteristics. Everyone is unique and individual which means that I may treat ten people with the same presenting complaint - for example headaches, but each of them will have the headache in their own unique way which is different to the others. Each would likely go away with a different remedy, prescribed to them only on the basis of their individual symptoms.
Many people look to homeopathy as an option after years of struggling with a complaint. This was my own experience after having had headaches and migraines, which were 'treated' with paracetamol whilst I was at primary school, migraleve as a teenager and beta blockers at 17 years of age. None of the medication stopped me having the headaches and all came with potential side effects. Searching for an alternative I explored homeopathy and aside from the very occasional headache maybe 3-4 times a year, I no longer have them or the migraines (which used to incapacitate me for a day at least). Now having been working with homeopathy for over 10 years, I see many people who come as a last resort to homeopathy, and often find relief by working with a practitioner.
Likewise with my horse, my introduction to homeopathy, steroid injections into her eyelid was our only conventional option and we explored 'out of the box' options, getting in touch with homeopathic vet Chris Day (you can read more about him here), who referred us to a local homeopathic vet. We had a week of tablets for the horse, then no more treatment. No more 'incurable', recurrent eye disease. Conventional vets referred to it as in remission. Which was OK with us. Her remission lasted a further 12 years until she was put down having broken her leg.
I do not diagnose, and would always recommend people continue their relationship with their doctor. My vision is for a world of integrated medicine where we are able to recognise and work with our own strengths.