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Mel is the homoeopath at Crista Galli.  She has 15 years’ experience of treating patients in London and in various countries around the world.  She specialises in treating eczema but welcomes patients with other conditions too.

Having experience eczema herself, she knows just how annoying it is, how it undermines your confidence and what it is like to have ‘the itch’.   For these very reasons she has put together a program called Heal Your Skin from within, to help eczema sufferers get back to clear, beautiful skin naturally and without side effects.

Here is what one patient said…..

“Thanks to Mel I have discovered an alternative way of approaching some of my long-term issues.

Consultations with her and the prescribed homeopathic remedy helped my energy levels and skin condition.

This was my first homeopathy treatment and I felt different straight away and much better for days afterwards too.

Melanie’s approach is refreshing and effective; she makes you feel at ease. I would strongly recommend a treatment with her.”

See more on her website www.healingessentialsmd.com

History of Homeopathy

The roots of homeopathy date back to the father of medicine, Hippocrates (400-377 BC).  The principle of ‘like cures like’ being the major premise of homeopathy, that is, a substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation, so according to this principle, when made into a homeopathic medicine, it could be used to treat people with these symptoms.

 It was then refined and developed into a SYSTEM in the 1800s by Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor.  He was fed up with the barbaric medical practices of his time, like bloodletting, mercury treatments and realised that these treatments were killing patients.  

He, as a pioneer actually started to change the medical system.  He diluted the same medicines that were being used in large doses, and found that these minute doses made patients better rather than die.  He was also the first to comprehend that we inherit the tendency to diseases though family line and other means, this was long before the science of genetics.

So homeopathic medicine was born and the principles remain the same today but homoeopathy has come a long way with over 3000 remedies and the potential to treat all sorts of conditions.

What is homeopathy?

Homoeopathy is such a gentle yet effective form of medicine that works to stimulate the body to heal itself.  We all have the ability to heal.  If you have ever cut your finger, you have experienced your body healing itself.   We also heal from acute illness (e.g. coughs/colds) and chronic illness (e.g. eczema/digestive troubles/arthritis etc.) alike.  

Sometimes the body gets stuck in a pattern of illness that becomes chronic due to stress, bad diet and even negative thought patterns and this is where homoeopathy can help to move us through this stuck pattern and shift us back into a place of health and happiness.

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What to expect from the consultations?

Homeopathy addresses the underlying cause of illness.  People come to me with all sorts of conditions but my approach to any patient is always the same………I listen and observe.  This way I get to understand where the problem is, whether physical-in the body, mental or emotional..  This approach also enables me to find out WHY.  By understanding the whole story of you as patient, including when the symptoms began, and even what happened as a child, I get to understand who you are as an individual and why you have the condition.  This will point me in the direction of the correct remedy to heal you.

Be prepared to tell your story and sometimes answer questions in depth about the main symptom but also about other areas of your life including eating, sleeping, relationships, your past medical history and the things in your life that stress you physically and emotionally.  All of these piece together like a puzzle and contribute to your current state of health.  You will not be pushed to answer any questions that you do not feel comfortable with.

The 1st consultation can take up to an hour and a half.   Follow up appointments take less time and is an assessment of what has happened after the first prescription.

The total number of visits depends on your condition and your response to the remedies.  Once the original problem has been sorted out patients may check in from time to time for a health 'tune up'.

Appointments:- Thurs 12-4 (other times are available by arrangement)


Initial consultation £70 Follow ups £50

Reduced rates available for children/students/OAPs

Homeopathy at Crista Galli

Call me and lets discuss how I can help you

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