When Homeopathy Doesn’t Work!

Homeopathy doesn't work

What happens when it seems that Homeopathy Doesn’t Work?

If you’ve had a consultation with a homeopath, started taking your prescription, and after a few weeks you’ve found that nothing has changed whatsoever and there are little niggling doubts that maybe homeopathy doesn’t work, please please please get back in touch with your homeopath. This DOES NOT mean that homeopathy doesn’t work for you.

There are a number of possibilities if this happens –

1. The Remedy Choice is Incorrect

This can be because of ‘human error’ or ‘human limitations’ on the part of the homeopath. Have we asked the right questions? Have we delved into a particular issue enough? Do we have all the detailed characteristics of what is going on? Did we analyse the case correctly? Did we give the correct remedies?

Or, it can be because not enough information was shared during the consultation. This is OK as it can take time for a trusted relationship to develop. Some clients are happy to share and be open in the first consultation; other clients prefer to slowly build a trusted relationship.

So if it appears that homeopathy doesn’t work in your case, get in touch with your homeopath, and give them another crack at it. This allows for a further step in the relationship to build and allows more information to be shared or the homeopath then has the option to clarify particular issues.

This re-evaluation can give great outcomes – treatment plans can be edited, additional or different remedies prescribed, and the bond develops between you. Usually re-evaluation allows for better matching remedies to be prescribed.

2. The Remedy is Correct but the Potency/Dosage is Incorrect

This is another possibility. Often higher or different potencies are needed; or the frequency of the dosage should be adjusted. This is very individual and definitely case-dependent. Some people, and homeopaths, seem to be afraid of high potencies. You shouldn’t be.

3. There is a Deeper Block that needs an Additional Remedy

This is HIGHLY LIKELY. Usually there is deeply ingrained, genetic-type influences, which need to be addressed. Specific remedies are used for this, which is usually given alongside your original remedy. There’s a good chance that your homeopath suspects this is the case even before your case is re-evaluated; but they held off on prescribing until evaluation of your initial response. When people start to think that homeopathy doesn’t work for them, this is very often the answer.

4. Additional Low Potency Remedies

These can be in the form of tissue salts, sarcodes or bowel nosodes and are needed to support the body during treatment. If rebalancing/detoxing is too much for the body, additional  support (particularly for the kidneys and liver ) is important.

5. A Layered Approach is Necessary

Sometimes illness is so deep-seated and chronic that one layer at a time should be treated. Trying to do everything at once may not be possible; so the body may not react to remedies at all; hence it seems that homeopathy doesn’t work. Breaking things down into layers allows for a gentler approach. A slow-burn is needed here.

6. Obstacles Hindering the Treatment

This can be diet or lifestyle choices by the client. The client may be conscious of this and this can be focused on with remedies. If the obstacles are more sub-conscious, a bit more investigation may be needed. If there are environmental or physical obstacles, this can be discussed and steps taken to overcome this.

So what I’m saying here is …..


Get in touch and let your homeopath know how you are getting on. If things are going well, then this is not needed and you can wait until your next appointment (usually 3-5 weeks later). But, if things are not going as expected, let them know.

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