A Message from Dr. Terry Pfau D.O., H.M.D.
Before you and I decide if homeopathic consultation is appropriate for your condition (or your child’s) I would like to have a free consultation with you to review your health conditions. This will not only allow us to get to know each other a little bit before you decide if you want to work with me but also will allow me to determine if I feel I can effectively treat your specific condition.
To set up your free consultation please call 702.258.7860 between 8.00 am – 5.00 pm M-Th, and Fri 9.00 am – 1.00 pm (PST).
The Homeopathic Consultation
The aim of homeopathic treatment is to understand why you have your health problems at this time, to understand your unique situation and to find the remedy that will create a steady and continuing improvement in your health.
During the first consultation I will endeavor to develop a well rounded picture of you as an individual (and not just of the symptoms that brought you for treatment). Homeopathy can only be effective when the treatment is individualized.
This first appointment lasts about one hour. We shall talk about your symptoms, when they started and whether you noticed any specific patterns about them. In addition I shall ask about various aspects of your emotional and physical make-up, your life style, your medical history and your family’s health. In homeopathy we understand illness as a multi-dimensional phenomenon, brought on by an internal disturbance that manifests in each person in a uniquely characteristic way.
These individual characteristics are the result of many different factors, including heredity, life experiences, life style and the kind of interventions you have had for your condition. Thus, the homeopathic consultation is a thorough exploration of your physical and emotional make up or constitution. Many people find this an empowering and beneficial experience.
After the evaluation we will mutually agree on a course of treatment. You will receive your remedy within 3-4 days with full instructions how to take it. I like to have the patient take the remedy for a month before we have a follow up appointment.
Also, during this initial evaluation I will review the supplements which you might be taking and give recommendations as to any changes to be made with your vitamin/herbal regimen.
These appointments are usually spaced at intervals of 4 weeks and last 20-30 minutes. They are an essential part of the treatment process, and enable the me to thoroughly evaluate your reaction to the remedy which you are taking, and to adjust the next prescription accordingly. Changes in your energy, as well as physical and emotional patterns will indicate how to continue the treatment at the pace most suited to your present health needs.
What to expect after taking the prescribed remedy?
The reaction to homeopathic remedies can differ from person to person. Some people experience a significant improvement in their symptoms and overall energy within a few weeks. With others the improvement will be more gradual. Some people experience a brief intensification of some symptoms which may last a few days, followed by a gradual and steady improvement. If you feel it is helpful to contact me by phone to briefly discuss your reaction there is no charge.
How long will the treatment take?
The length of your treatment depends on a number of factors such as the nature of your illness, how long you have had it, your response to remedies and your present life circumstances. Normally I recommend that people be treated for three month at which time I can provide a prognosis for future treatment
Homeopathy and conventional drugs prescribed by your doctor
Homeopathic remedies work effectively alongside most conventional drugs. But my long term goal is to wean patients off as many prescription medications as is safely possible. I will be glad to work in co-operation with your doctor if that is your preference.