How to you book a homeopathic consult with me and Q&A

If you have already made a decision to try Homeopathy and to work with me then you may find the information on this blog helpful (if you are however completely new to Homeopathy and want to know more about it then it might be a good idea to read my BLOG, especially the one about what Homeopathy is all about).

How to make a booking on my website

  1. First, click on the tab ‘Book Appointment’ located on my website petermatu.com (or simply click on the booking button embedded on my Facebook business profile or Instagram page.
  2. You will be automatically redirected to my booking system called Setmore.
  3. You will be asked to agree to my Terms of Use and Privacy Policy through “Our Booking Policy” pop up window.
  4. In the next step you need to choose your appointment type depending on the problem that you are trying to address. Click here to review the appointment types and PRICING. If you are still unsure then feel free to get in touch.
  5. You will be most likely looking to book a “First Full Initial (Intake) Homeopathic Consult” (90% of cases). This is a full initial complete homeopathic review and you only pay this price once as a kind of ‘intake full review fee’. Should any other new health condition arise let’s say after a year or two, then you will only need to book a “Follow-up consult” and will not pay the full intake fee anymore. So for the purpose of this blog let’s assume that you are going to select the option “First Full Intake Consult”.
  6. You will be now asked to select your appointment date/time. Please do not change your time zone – because I work internationally and worldwide, my booking system is capable of automatically recognizing your local time zone so you will see all appointment times already converted into your local time zone (wherever you may be located). So don’t make any changes in time zones and just simply proceed straightaway with the selection of your appointment date/time.
  7. Once you have selected your appointment date/time you will be asked to ‘LOGIN’ (via FB, Google or Email Address) or ‘CREATE A NEW PROFILE’ (within SETMORE). You also have the option to ‘SKIP THE LOGIN PROCESS’ (at the very bottom of the page). I would highly recommend to ‘Login’ or ‘Create a New Profile’ because if you ‘Skip The Login Process’ then you will be asked to fill in all your personal and contact details every time you make a new booking in the future.
  8. After you have filled in your personal and contact details, agreed to cancellation/data protection policies and submitted your booking, you will receive an email booking confirmation from my booking system with my telehealth/video-meeting details (I currently use TELEPORT – you will find the link in your booking confirmation email). Please ensure to check your SPAM/JUNK folder.
  9. In the last step you will receive another email from me with the PAYMENT LINK and CLIENT INTAKE FORM. Please note that this email may be delayed depending on your time zone but you will always have at least 12 hours after the receipt of the payment link to process your payment. Please process your card payment (I currently use either TRISBEE of FRESHA as a card payment processing gateway) within 24 hours after the receipt of the email with the payment link as my systems are set to automatically cancel all unpaid bookings within this time frame (please note that if you book an appointment without processing your card payment within the set time limit /24 hours/ repeatedly, then the system will block you due to suspected spam activity). Please submit your Client Intake Form no later than 1 day before your scheduled appointment time so that I have enough time to go through your Intake Form before we meet.

    What happens after the first full intake consult?

    In general, the ‘Follow-up Appointment’ is due 5-6 weeks after the administration of the homeopathic remedy but this may vary depending whether a homeopathic detox plan is involved and how severe is the state of the patient. Follow-ups are very important in order to review the healing progress and make necessary changes if required (change in dosing etc.) I always indicate when to book your ‘Follow-up Appointment’ either during the consult or in the consequent email prescription. I recommend booking your follow-up at least 3 weeks before it is due in order to secure a suitable time slot. There are busy times (especially by end of the calendar year) when you may not be able to book an appointment if you leave it ‘last minute’.

    IMPORTANT TO NOTE: ‘Follow-up Appointments’ are designed to review the treatment process and healing progress and are purposely scheduled in specific time windows in order to give the remedies enough time to act. The follow-up appointment is dedicated to discuss the case and talk about all case related issues (symptoms, reaction to the remedy etc.). I have unfortunately neither time nor capacity in-between follow-up appointments to discuss non-urgent issues that can wait until the follow up appointment so please bear this in mind before contacting me. You are most welcome to contact me in between follow-ups if really necessary and the issue is important/urgent and cannot wait until the follow-up appointment. Also, please kindly note that I do not discuss cases via Facebook/Instagram.

    I need a consult for my child. Does my child need to be present during the consult?

    Yes, your child needs to be present at least for a certain part of the consult (e.g. 15-20 min., depending on the age of the child) because I will need to ask some questions and get an impression. After that the child can go and I will continue the consult only with the parent.

    How about the homeopathic remedies?

    I work internationally so I am registered with the major homeopathic dispensaries around the globe as a homeopathic practitioner. Most of my clients are from US, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia. After the homeopathic consultation and selection of the remedy I always indicate in the prescription email where to order your homeopathic remedy (from which homeopathic dispensary). Occasionally, it may happen that the prescribed remedy is not available in your home country so I may ask you to order it from overseas from a specialized homeopathic dispensary. In general, there is usually no issue with homeopathic remedies and we can always find some kind of solution. Homeopathic remedies are not included in the consultation price but in general they are inexpensive and you can expect the average price range for a remedy between 4 to 15 USD plus shipping (depending on the country of your residence). You will be able to use my credentials in certain homeopathic dispensaries where a prescription from a homeopath is mandatory (especially with regard to some specific homeopathic detox remedies).

    Can I change my appointment date/time once a booking has been made and paid for?

    You can change your appointment date no later than 2 days before the scheduled appointment. If you do decide to make a date change please bear in mind that you may not be able to find a suitable time window due to booked out calendar and you may need to wait for a longer period of time for another opportunity for a consult. There is no rescheduling or cancellation permitted within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment time and cancellation/rescheduling fees may apply. The same applies to “no show” if you miss your appointment. Please refer to my “Terms of Use “ for any further details if needed.

    Can I take other homeopathic remedies during your treatment plan?

    No, please kindly refrain from using other homeopathic remedies during my treatment plan as you may be interfering with the prescribed remedy. There are exceptions during acute situations (acute flu etc.) where acute homeopathic remedies may be administered but we will discuss this during the first consult if necessary.

    Do I need to make any necessary dietary changes during the treatment?

    I am a homeopath and the main treatment modality that I use is Homeopathy so I am not going to force you to go on any diet. However, when I feel that it is appropriate and highly desirable I may give you some important healthy lifestyle suggestions (including natural remedies, diet etc.) if you ask me for such an advice and if you are willing to listen and to make important changes in your lifestyle. It will be completely up to you whether you accept my advice or not.

    Can I book a free 15 minute discovery video call with you if I am not yet sure whether I wish to proceed with standard paid appointments?

    Unfortunately, I had to discontinue this option after several years for a variety of reasons: I no longer had the time and capacity to provide this kind of free video calls and what is for free people often don’t appreciate enough (I had many ‘no-shows’ and also had several scammers and spammers and sales persons trying to misuse this appointment type because they could just freely book it without any fees). Hence, I no longer provide these sessions for free but decided to charge a small symbolic fee of 7 euro for this introductory ‘find out more session’. This small charge is refundable if you choose to book a full initial homeopathic evaluation within 30 days after the discovery video call and is deducted from your full consult fee. Otherwise, it is fully non-refundable and chargeable @ 7 euro as a paid service. The purpose of this 15 minute introductory & find out more session with me is to explore how can homeopathy help you and what are your options with homeopathy. It is your time to ask questions and to meet and greet and to determine whether you would like to work with me.

      Homeopathy for PANS and PANDAS

      What is PANS & PANDAS?

      PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) & PANDAS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus) are infection-induced autoimmune conditions that disrupt a patient’s normal neurologic functioning, resulting in a sudden onset of a variety of symptoms such as:

      • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD);
      • sensory abnormalities & motor tics;
      • high level of moodiness, irritability and anxiety;
      • (developmental) regression;
      • intense periods of psychiatric and behavioral issues (oppositional behavior, aggression).

      Now there is some controversy around PANS/PANDAS especially because:

      • it can only be clinically diagnosed (lab tests cannot definitively confirm a diagnosis);
      • PANDAS/PANS resembles other conditions (such as Tourette’s Syndrome, Sydenham Chorea, and Rheumatic Fever).

      The role of Homeopathy in PANS & PANDAS

      In Homeopathy we work with ***symptoms *** rather than diagnosis so the fact that it is an “infection-induced” condition called PANS/PANDAS will not help us much in the remedy selection. For us (homeopaths) the important and decisive matter is NOT what is this condition called/labelled but how is it manifesting and what is it doing to your child (both to the body and mind)!
      What kind of symptoms it is generating and how is the life of your child affected at various different levels (behavior, emotional state, mental health, physical symptoms…) are the crucially important factors during a homeopathic evaluation. This is something that we can work with and look at. It is also worth looking at some unique psycho-spiritual aspects of the case because inflammation is a symbol of materialized internal conflict and fight and Homeopathy can help to bring this inner conflict to light of consciousness.

      We have many fascinating homeopathic remedies that can help with the symptoms of asthma. Some of the most important rubrics in our homeopathic repertory that cover the symptoms of asthma are:

      HEAD – CONVULSIONS – SPASMS – TWITCHINGS – JERKS (52 homeopathic remedies);

      HEAD – INFLAMMATION – BRAIN (155);

      MIND – TICS – NERVOUS (33);

      MIND – MOOD – CHANGEABLE – VARIABLE (403);

      MIND – VIOLENCE – VEHEMENCE (375);

      MIND – COMPULSIVE DISORDERS (126);

      … and many more rubrics…

      As an example from case taking I have created a list of most commonly used rubrics/symptoms from my own cases:

      We have hundreds of homeopathic remedies that can effectively help children suffering from symptoms of PANS & PANDAS. The most effective way of dealing with asthma or any chronic (long lasting or recurring) ailments is constitutional prescribing/constitutional homeopathic treatment. It takes into account not only the patient’s current symptoms of his diagnosis (health problem) but also the patient’s individual way of coping with the disease. Good results can be also achieved through a combination of constitutional homeopathic treatment and homeopathic detox therapy (that can remove toxicity) with a possible occasional doses of some important homeopathic nosodes or sarcodes.

      A homeopath will select a homeopathic remedy for the patient during a homeopathic interview/consultation. The homeopath will ask many questions about the patient’s medical history and all relevant and related symptoms, but will also ask about the patient’s life style, medical history, appetite, digestion, dreams, relationships and emotional state and many other aspects of one’s life.

      Homeopaths try to look at the whole picture (all pieces of the mosaic) so they are interested in many various symptoms and details. This helps them to select a precise remedy called – similimum – a deep acting remedy that should help to alleviate the patient’s discomfort and improve his overall health and wellbeing.

      References:

      1. Complete Repertory (Master Edition);
      2. Murphy, T.K., Gerardi, D.M. & Parker-Athill, E.C. The PANDAS Controversy: Why (and How) Is It Still Unsettled?. Curr Dev Disord Rep 1, 236–244 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40474-014-0025-3;
      3. https://pandasnetwork.org/;
      4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PANDAS.

      Why is Homeopathy a top choice for mental health conditions and emotional trauma?

      There is one area of health where Homeopathy particularly excels and that is mental health conditions, behavioural issues and emotional trauma. Now why would that be? To answer this question we have to look first at what Homeopathy really is and how it works. We will also need to have a closer look at what a ‘disease’ is, what is its core.

      What is Homeopathy and how it works?

      Homeopathy is not physical/material medicine. Unlike naturopathy (herbs, supplements) or allopathic medicine (e.g. anti-psychotic drugs) it does not act at the level of (bio)chemistry. Homeopathy affects the deeper (energetic) layers of the ‘body’ and our energetic system. It basically stimulates your own abilities to heal, it gives a nudge to our vital (life) force. This also means that Homeopathy is capable of penetrating through the psyche and can bring on deep healing at the very core of our being. Homeopathy is information – energetic (or frequency) medicine! Why? Because Homeopathy basically releases information from various substances – plants, minerals, animals…

      What is a disease?

      If we can be open minded and brave enough to admit that a disease is first always created at a deeper (spiritual/emotional/subconscious/…) level then we can also say that it is basically a misinformation. A disease is an information chaos within us! A sick person is missing something at a deeper level, lacks a certain information. And in fact a disease can be also an information – information about an imbalance within us and it always has a meaning or a message for us and should provoke certain questions. Diseases inform us that we have made a mistake somewhere or our approach, way of thinking, opinions or behaviour is/was erroneous and change, insight, understanding and some learning is required.   

      And here it becomes really interesting!

      If a disease is information chaos and Homeopathy is information medicine then this means that a homeopathic remedy can elegantly correct this misinformation within us by giving us the “information” that we lack in our (un)consciousness. In a homeopathic approach this information becomes the remedy that we so much need. The information is always immaterial, therefore it needs a ‘carrier/messenger’ and this carrier is the sucrose/lactose/alcohol/water or other form of the homeopathic remedy. The information is released from its original substance (e.g. plants, minerals) and is then given to us through a carrier (homeopathic remedy in a form of pellets, granules etc.). There is no room to dive deeper here in this article re process of preparation of homeopathic remedies etc but if you want to know more about this then you can read my blog “So what is Homeopathy” in order to find out more. I will only say that this process of “release of information (de-materialization)” and the consequent “loading of the information on the carrier” happens during the process of the remedy preparation (homeopathic dilution/trituration and succussion).

      A true, authentic and deep healing

      To be truly and deeply healed we need to broaden our horizons –   expand our consciousness or in other words expand the influx of information. This is what Homeopathy does! It carries the information that we lack in our consciousness. Homeopathy can help us to focus on finding the root cause of our problems inside us rather than outside in life circumstances. It can helps us to understand where and how did we get stuck. Homeopathy is a beautiful system of medicine that has a potential to heal very difficult and also very peculiar conditions and problems.

      What can Homeopathy do for your mental health?

      Unlike psychiatric drugs, Homeopathy does change the personality of the patient, it only restores the lost balance – brings back the equilibrium, fixes what is broken, removes what is pathological.

      The ‘Mind’ section of our homeopathic repertory is full of symptoms/rubrics that are often incredibly rare, strange and peculiar. Hence, Homeopathy can really help us with so many strange (health) problems that have no explanation whatsoever and cannot be solved with other natural or allopathic options.

      Homeopathy is indeed an incredibly unique system of medicine and is particularly well suited for emotional, behavioural or mental health conditions of any kind or origin.

      Can a chemical (material) substance in a form of a drug cure a deep rooted emotional trauma that is immaterial (not physical, cannot be touched)? I would question that but what I can say is that Homeopathy can do that because Homeopathy is immaterial (information/frequency) medicine.  

      A well chosen deep acting homeopathic remedy can really change a suffering person’s life and can eliminate or reduce the symptoms of ANXIETY, FEAR, TICS/TOURETTES, OBBSESSIONS, ADDICTIONS, TANTRUMS, ANGER, RAGE, FURY/VIOLEBCE, DEPRESSION, PHOBIA, ASD, ADD, ADHD, OCD, EPILEPSY, TRAUMA… and it does it in a very gentle way – the homeopathic way! 

      References:

      Deeply inspired by Thorwald Dethlefsen and his book “The Challenge of Fate” (1979).

      Homeopathy for Asthma

      asthma child

      Breathing easily is something you probably take for granted. But if you’ve ever struggled to catch your breath…then you have gotten a little insight into what life with asthma is like! Loss of control over your own breathing is definitely very scary and many people with asthma live with that fear every day for many many years.

      Asthma has unfortunately become a new “epidemic”, especially in children (in fact, asthma is the most common chronic disease among children1). It is far too common nowadays and many people suffer from it. It is estimated that almost 340 million people suffer from asthma around the world and it kills 1000 people daily2.

      Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung disease. It affects your airways, the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. The air passages in the lungs become narrow due to inflammation and tightening of the muscles around the small airways.

      Common asthma signs and symptoms include:

      – frequent coughing

      – a whistling or wheezing sound when breathing out

      – shortness of breath

      – chest congestion or tightness.

      The symptoms are often worse during the night or exercise and can be triggered by a variety of triggers: cold, dust, smoke, fumes, changes in weather, pollen, animal fur, feathers, perfumes etc.

      Asthma as a challenge! What can asthma teach us?

      Breath! The “breath of life”! In the book of Genesis (Genesis 2:7) God breathed into man’s nostrils the breath of life, and only then the man became a living being. A balance between taking (inspiration) and giving (expiration). There may be an imbalance between taking and giving in asthmatic patients (or taking on too much and a consequent inability to give back sufficiently). Another theme may be a desire to close of and refusal to accept certain things in life, especially the “darker side of life”. Another variation may be a a desire for too much domination and power.  

      Someone struggling with asthma might want to ask himself/herself the following questions:

      – what is it that takes my breath away and why?

      – what is my approach to dominance and aggression?

      – where is an imbalance between taking and giving in my life?

      – which areas/themes in my life do I reject and why?

      Every human life is unique and each of us has its own unique individual journey so consider this only as a “rough guide” only and you may need to ask some other questions too depending on your life circumstances, personality, character etc. Knowing where the problem is can be very helpful in our quest for a good enough (or rather precise enough) homeopathic remedy that can trigger healing.

      Homeopathy & Asthma

      Homeopathy can play a very important role in management of asthma and people with this diagnosis can benefit from homeopathic treatment in many different ways. I have seem many amazing results in homeopathic treatment of asthma. Of course results may vary from case to case and depend from many different things but overall I must say that many people (especially children) benefited from homeopathic treatment tremendously and the results were often more than satisfactory. In some cases only one or very few remedies were sufficient to help the struggling patient, in other cases it was a longer gradual process that required some patience and perseverance on both sides but the final results were well worth of the effort. Giving up too early in chronic conditions is always a mistake!

      We have many fascinating homeopathic remedies that can help with the symptoms of asthma. Some of the most important rubrics in our homeopathic repertory that cover the symptoms of asthma are:

      RESPIRATION – ASTHMATIC  (585 homeopathic remedies);

      RESPIRATION – ASTHMATIC – HAY ASTHMA (114 homeopathic remedies);

      RESPIRATION – DIFFICULT (898 homeopathic remedies);

      RESPIRATION – WHEEZING – WHISTLING (247 homeopathic remedies);

      RESPIRATION – RATTLING (261 homeopathic remedies);

      CHEST – CONSTRICTION (526 homeopathic remedies);

      CHEST – OPPRESSION (600 homeopathic remedies);

      COUGH – SUFFOCATIVE (245 homeopathic remedies);

      COUGH – ASTHMATIC (152);

      … and many more rubrics…

      As you can see we have hundreds of homeopathic remedies that can help people suffering from symptoms of asthma. The most commonly used homeopathic remedies in asthma (depending on the specific symptoms and their totality) are:

      Aconite, Antimonium tart., Aralia, Arsenicum alb., Bacillinum, Blatta, Calcium carb., Campora, Carbo veg., Causticum, Cocculus, Cuprum, Drosera, Hepar sulph., Ipeca, Kalium bich., Kalium carb., Lachesis, Lufa, Lycopodium, Medorrhinum, Moschus, Natrium suplh., Nux vomica, Passiflora, Phosphorus, Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Sambuca, Silicea, Spongia, Sulphur, Sulph-acid., Thuja, Tuberculinum, Valeriana…and a good few more…

      The most effective way of dealing with asthma or any chronic (long lasting or recurring) ailments is constitutional prescribing/constitutional homeopathic treatment. It takes into account not only the patient’s current symptoms of his diagnosis (health problem) but also the patient’s individual way of coping with the disease. A homeopath will select a homeopathic remedy for the patient during a homeopathic interview/consultation. The homeopath will ask many questions about the patient’s medical history and all relevant and related symptoms, but will also ask about the patient’s life style, medical history, appetite, digestion, dreams, relationships and emotional state and many other aspects of one’s life. Homeopaths try to look at the whole picture (all pieces of the mosaic) so they are interested in many various symptoms and details. This helps them to select a precise remedy called – similimum – a deep acting remedy that should help to alleviate the patient’s discomfort and improve his overall health and wellbeing.

      References:

      1. WHO: Asthma – https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/asthma
      2. The Global Asthma Report 2018 – http://globalasthmareport.org/
      3. Ruediger Dahlke – Disease as a symbol.
      4. Complete Repertory

      So what is Homeopathy?

      what is homeopathy blog

      A brief history of Homeopathy

      Homeopathy was developed and founded by a German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), who grew up in Meissen. Hahnemann was dissatisfied with the medical practices of his time. He discovered that illness could be treated with very small amounts of the substance that, in larger quantities, caused it. Although the idea that “like cures like” (similia similibus curentur) can be traced back to the Greek physician, Hippocrates (460-377BC), it was Hahnemann who developed it into a system of treatment. The term “Homoeopathy” originated from the Greek words “Homoeos” and “Pathos” which means “similar” and “suffering or disease” respectively.

      Homeopathic remedies

      Homeopathic remedies are made from natural sources – animals (milk/venom), plants, minerals, gem stones… But they can be also prepared from synthetic materials (drugs etc.). Homeopathic preparations are made by using a process called homeopathic dilution/trituration and succussion. Soluble substances are dissolved in alcohol and then repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken). Insoluble substances are triturated (ground up) with lactose/sucrose. We have now more than 8000 homeopathic remedies at our disposal to help suffering people and animals.

      If you want to know more how are homeopathic remedies made then please watch this interesting short video:

      So what is that thing called “Homeopathy”?

      The most sincere answer to this question would be: “We don’t exactly know yet because we are only somewhere at the beginning of our exploration of this mythical and fascinating art of healing called “Homeopathy”.
      Homoeopathy is 200 years old and is one of the most widespread non-conventional approaches to treatment known to the world. Homeopathy is definitely one of the most popular healing systems in the world and its popularity is growing – more than 200 million people worldwide use Homeopathy on a regular basis*. It is because Homeopathy is all-natural, safe, effective, non-toxic, gentle, it has no harmful side effects. It is not tested on animals and is environment-friendly. It can be used also in pregnancy and during breast-feeding. No wonder it is so easy to fall in love with Homeopathy.

      So what is Homeopathy? Although there is no simple answer to this question I will do my best to explain and give you at least a rough idea about Homeopathy and to keep it very simple and short:
      Homeopathy is a healing system that stimulates your own abilities to heal. The most important thing to note is that Homeopathy is not a physical medicine! Homeopathy is in fact an information-energetic medicine that acts deeply at all levels of health. A homeopathic remedy triggers the body’s own healing forces (vital force). Of course, this is a very simplified explanation – the theory and philosophy of homeopathy is far more complex. We don’t exactly know how the information from the remedy source is transferred to the remedy and then to human energetic system. We only have theories and the most recent one is very promising: nanoparticles. Please read more here if you like:

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3570304/

      Homeopathy is often wrongly labelled as non-scientific but that is not the case and in fact we have hundreds of scientific studies at our disposal providing sufficient evidence that Homeopathy works and is scientific:

      https://www.hri-research.org/resources/essentialevidence/use-of-homeopathy-across-the-world

      But the most important thing for you is that Homeopathy can help and treat a huge variety of both acute and chronic diseased, including mental health complaints and emotional trauma. We don’t necessarily need to understand everything – in our homeopathic discoveries we are still at the very beginning of our journey…

      The most effective way of dealing with any chronic (long lasting or recurring) ailments is constitutional prescribing. It takes into account not only the patient’s current symptoms of his diagnosis (health problem) but also the patient’s individual way of coping with the disease. A homeopath will select a homeopathic remedy for the patient during a homeopathic interview/consultation. The homeopath will ask many questions about the patient’s medical history and all relevant and related symptoms, but will also ask about the patient’s life style, medical history, appetite, digestion, dreams, relationships and emotional state and many other aspects of one’s life. Homeopaths try to look at the whole picture (all pieces of the mosaic) so they are interested in many various symptoms and details. This helps them to select a precise remedy called – similimum – a deep acting remedy that should help to alleviate the patient’s discomfort and improve his overall health and wellbeing.

      References:

      Wikipedia

      *https://www.hri-research.org/resources/essentialevidence/use-of-homeopathy-across-the-world/

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