Josephine Firth BSc MA LCHE RSHom – Homeopathy

Biography

Josephine first discovered the benefits of homeopathy in her early twenties. After suffering from intolerable eczema on and off since childhood, with GPs and dermatologists advising her to simply avoid a growing list of products, she was finally encouraged to see a homeopath. Within two weeks of treatment the eczema disappeared and never returned!

Such quick and lasting results encouraged Josephine to continue using homeopathy and discover more about this incredible system of medicine. She began using homeopathy to treat minor ailments in family, friends and pets and decided to embark upon a comprehensive four-year degree course at the Centre for Homeopathic Education, London. The training encompassed all areas of classical and practical homeopathy and fully prepared her for addressing the diverse aspects of health in the 21st century.

A classically trained singer, Josephine combines her passion for homeopathy with her love of the performing arts. She has an understanding of the importance of optimum health and vitality for all performing artists and has treated clients suffering from a range of physical ailments, performance anxiety and stage-fright.  Josephine also has a particular interest in confidence related issues experienced by teenagers and young adults, allergies, skin complaints and digestive problems.

What is Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a safe and natural holistic form of treatment, which gently encourages the body to heal itself. It is suitable for all ages, from newborn babies and teenagers to the elderly. It can be used for people sufering from a wide range of ailments including coughs and colds, digestive problems, skin complaints, menstrual problems, allergies, joint problems, insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression.

Homeopathy is a patient centred form of treatment, looking at the individual person as a whole and taking into consideration not only physical symptoms, but also mental and emotional characteristics. Treatment is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’, for example a person suffering from insomnia may be prescribed a minute dose of a substance such as coffee, which would cause sleeplessness in a healthy person if taken in large quantities.

Homeopathic remedies are diluted so they are safe and gentle. The dilution process not only eliminates any toxic effects that the original substance may have had, but also accentuates their healing properties. They act gently, stimulating the body with as little of a substance as possible to affect healing. Where mainstream drugs provide as much of a substance as a patient can tolerate, homeopathic remedies provide as little as is needed to gently affect change. Remedies prescribed by a homeopath are safe during pregnancy, safe for babies, children and elderly patients.