Homeopathic treatment available at Blackheath in South East London, and Reigate and Sutton in Surrey
Book a consultation with an experienced, registered homeopath with over 25 years experience in full-time practice -
and teacher of homeopathy at UK colleges for over 15 years.
I use an integrated approach, combining homeopathic treatment with both nutritional advice and counselling if necessary.
I am a fully registered member of the Society of Homeopaths, and I am on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Please see my testimonials page for feedback from satisfied patients.
I welcome patients with all types of chronic disease. However, I have a special interest in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue (CFS/ME), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Allergies, Asthma , Eczema, and female hormone imbalances ( PMS, irregular and painful periods, endometriosis and fibroids.)
Consultations and treatment available by appointment at my South London and Surrey locations. Please send me an email to request further details, or to book an appointment time.
During this month I am offering 20% off the initial consultation fee for all new patients with Motor Neurone Disease.
Please see my Special Offers webpage for more information.
Here below are my most recent testimonials
"Last Monday we visited you at the Complementary Health Centre because Jaras had hay fever and we wanted to treat it with homeopathy. He is much better now after only a few days. Knowing Jaras will probably suffer from hay fever again next year, we will come back to you next year before the symptoms appear.”
"I have found your remedies of great help and I thank you for the advice and treatment"
To book an appointment, please telephone the homeopathic practice nearest to you.
- Tel: 0208-297-8887 for Blackheath
- Tel: 01737-243601 for Reigate
- Tel: 0208-642-2307 for Sutton
Dr John Demartini
Introduction to my homeopathy practice.
My name is Keith Smeaton and my homeopathy practice is based at Blackheath in South East London, and Reigate and Sutton in Surrey. Consultations with me are available face-to-face, by telephone, or by email.
The Blackheath practice attracts patients from Brockley, New Cross, Lewisham, Lee, Greenwich, Plumstead, Catford, Bromley, Sidcup, Welling, Bexleyheath, Orpington, and other South London areas, as well as from the local Blackheath area.
The Reigate practice attracts patients from the Redhill, Godstone, Kingswood, Tadworth, Dorking, Caterham, Oxted, Horley, Crawley, Godstone, East Grinstead, Caterham, Oxted and Westerham areas, as well as from the local Redhill and Reigate area.
The Sutton practice attracts patients from the Carshalton, Mitcham, Epsom, Banstead, Cheam, Wimbledon and Kingston areas, as well as from the local Sutton area.
Homeopathic remedies can be helpful for an enormous number of conditions.
Some of the most regularly treated conditions include:
asthma, eczema and psoriasis; digestive problems, including colitis and irritable bowel; women's hormonal imbalances, including headaches or migraines, heavy or irregular periods, fibroids, cysts and endometriosis; other menstrual problems, and the menopause.
Mental and emotional problems such as anxiety and depression are also commonly seen.
For a more detailed list, see the webpage 'Can Homeopathy help me?'
1. PMS Pre-menstrual syndrome
"Women can be, and many are, greatly affected by hormone fluctuations. Sometimes it gets to the point of feeling totally overwhelmed - as if for a time they have lost control of their life," says Christiane Northrup, MD, author of The Wisdom of Menopause and Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom. Dieting, stress, anxiety, depression - even exercise -are all among the factors that can create a hormonal imbalance. So there are plenty of opportunities for things to go awry.
How does Homeopathy help hormonal issues?
Homeopathy treats each case individually by addressing the whole person: the physical, the mental and the emotional. Do you find that the core emotional issue for you tends to worsen around your period or during hormonal changes? For example, if you have occasional feelings of low self confidence and depression or carry around resentment or anger, you may notice them heightening around the times of your hormonal changes. Your hormones may be intensifying these feelings, often a great deal, during these times. Homeopathy not only addresses the imbalance of your hormones, but heals the underlying mental or emotional pain that you may be harboring underneath. This phenomenal system creates a sense of equilibrium by healing on a deep level, rather than just treating or suppressing outward symptoms. With the correct homeopathic remedy, the body and mind will regain the vitality and balance it once had without the use of chemicals or guesswork on our systems.
How does a homeopathy consultation work?
Different people react in different ways to the same illness and in order to find the correct remedy I will need to know not only physical symptoms but also as much as possible about you and how your symptoms affect you.
After your first consultation, which will take about one hour, I will prescribe a remedy for you.
How quickly you will be cured depends very much on what sort of illness you have. A complaint you have had for a long time will not normally disappear overnight, other conditions often improve rapidly. You will usually be asked to come back for a follow-up consultation 2-6 weeks after the first consultation. This and subsequent appointments will last half an hour.
Whether your symptoms are mainly physical or emotional, or a combination of both, you will be asked to give as much information about yourself as possible at the consultation. As well as all the details of your current complaints, your homeopath will ask you to talk about your personality, lifestyle, moods, reactions to different situations, and your relationships, fears and dreams. You will also be asked about your reaction to foods, the environment and the weather. For example: which climate suits you or bothers you most? Do certain climates aggravate your physical symptoms? Do you have allergies? Your homeopath will need to know about your family's medical history as well as your on personal health history. When you talk about your symptoms you need to go into as much detail as you can, starting with the time you first experienced changes in your health. Towards the end of the consultation the homeopath analyses all the information you have given them and tries to find the best remedy for you as an individual, to help stimulate your body to resolve all your current symptoms. You will be prescribed a remedy at the consultation, or else your remedy will be sent to you in the post shortly afterwards, with instructions.
The fundamental principle of homeopathy
The underlying principle of homeopathy is "like may be cured by like." This refers to the central philosophy that a substance which can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can cure those same symptoms in a person who is ill.
Homeopathy is a gentle and holistic system of medicine which works by stimulating the body’s own healing resources to overcome disease and bring about a lasting recovery. It recognises that all the symptoms of disease are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the person who needs treatment, not the disease.
Where do homeopathic medicines come from?
Homeopathic remedies are mainly prepared from sources in the plant, mineral and animal kingdoms. The difference between homeopathic medicines and allopathic or herbal preparations lies in the method of preparation.
Homeopathic medicines are manufactured by repeatedly diluting and succussing (shaking) a preparation of the original substance in water and alcohol. After dilution the medicine is added to sucrose or lactose tablets, pillules or granules.