Gisborne Homeopathy
Jan Clare
Classical Homeopath

Homeopathy is a safe, natural and effective option for the whole family

"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has" - Hippocrates (460-377 BC)


What is homeopathy?

Benefits of homeopathy

After my family experienced some very positive results from homeopathy it became our first choice due to its rapid action, relative safety and holistic effects. We have successfully used it to maintain and improve our wellbeing for many years. 

Almost 35 years as a pharmacist combined with my homeopathic studies and 17 years' practice experience  have given me a broad understanding of the options available to support wellness. 

Homeopathy is unique, holistic and low-risk. It was developed in the late 1700s by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, and has been spreading across the globe ever since. In recent decades scientific research has focused on discovering more about how homeopathy works and new remedies are regularly added to the several thousand in current use.  Today millions of people rely on homeopathy for a wide range of disorders. 
Remedies for specific ailments usually benefit the whole person in terms of energy and vitality. The classical homeopathic approach is to stimulate the body’s own healing ability using a single remedy that is specifically tailored to the patient’s needs.
Classical homeopathy adheres to the following principles:
The law of similars - often expressed as 'like shall be cured with like' or 'what can cause can cure'
The single remedy - to closely match as many as the patient's symptoms as possible
The minimum dose - after a beneficial response, it is not necessary to keep taking the remedy unless the same symptoms return, and in this case the interval between doses will increase until it is no longer needed.

  • Non-toxic, non-habit forming and drug-free
  • Can be given to infants and frail elderly
  • Useful in pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Cost-effective: effects are long-lasting and benefit the whole person
  • Easy to give to children – just a few drops or tiny pillules to dissolve in the mouth
  • Can be taken alongside conventional medicines and herbal remedies
In my experience, the following benefits may be obtained with homeopathy:
  • Feeling more relaxed, happy, confident and motivated
  • Improved sleeping patterns
  • Improved energy levels
  • Enhanced interpersonal communication
  • Positive changes in children’s behaviour at home and at school
  • Normalised appetite and digestion
  • Pain relief/reduction
  • Healthier skin
  • Balanced hormones
  • Reduced sensitivity to environmental triggers
  • Better overall health, reduced susceptibility to infections
  • Users of homeopathy can often, under the supervision of their doctor, reduce their reliance on pharmaceuticals
  • Homeopathy supports full recovery from injury, surgery and acute illness so  there's less likelihood of lingering complaints
  • Homeopathy helps us to maintain balanced health because it can address relatively minor signs and symptoms - which, if ignored or suppressed could lead to more serious illness.
  • When symptoms do not fit neatly into a medical diagnosis or there is no conventional solution, homeopathy can often be of great help.

I have a special interest in homeopathy for children and young people. Their natural vitality promotes a rapid response. This brings a great deal of relief and reassurance to parents....and teachers also see and appreciate the benefits!
Homeopaths understand that symptoms of illness are the body’s way of attempting to restore health, and that everyone has their own individual expression of unwellness. Homeopaths are interested in knowing in detail how the illness is experienced by the person - for example the features and timing of fevers/chills, perspiration, skin rashes, sensitivity to heat and cold, as well as changes in appetite, sleeping habits, mood and temperament. The 'picture' of a person's illness is then matched as closely as posssible to a known remedy profile.
Homeopathy does not suppress symptoms but works with our inborn healing and re-balancing capabilities. Homeopathy can be used during major life challenges and transitions to help bring out our full potential.

I look forward to working with you and your families.

Jan Clare 
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I use a comprehensive health questionnaire for children, which I ask parents or caregivers to complete before the initial consultation. This allows me to do some preparatory work so we can make the most of our face-to-face time. Click on the link below:

Child's Health Questionnaire.doc
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  2. Contact
    (027) 4488 962 [email protected]
  3. Payment Information
    Payment can be made via internet banking 06 0433 000 3856 00
  4. Consultation Fees
    Initial consultation CHILD $60 ADULT $90 Follow-ups $40 Remedies may be included in fee, where appropriate