Home. Libby Clapham Homeopath

Homeopathy in Exeter and Exmouth

Appointments can be via phone, Zoom, Skype or Face Time or in person in my spacious and airy practice room in central Exeter Click here to find out more

    If you are looking for a complementary therapy which:

    Has no side effects

    Is non-addictive

    Treats the person not just some of your symptoms

    Is safe to use alongside conventional medical treatment

Then you are looking for homeopathy!

  • Suffering from particular health problems?

  • Feeling under the weather but the doctor can't find anything the matter?

  • Immune system doesn't seem to be functioning too well as you are constantly going down with colds, flu and other minor illness?

  • Well but want to maintain optimum health?

  • Not able to use conventional medication because of sensitivity, interactions with other medication or conditions such as pregnancy?

Whether you have a particular complaint, or a general unwell feeling, or the problem lies in sensitivities (allergies) to food and chemicals, together we can find the best approach for you as a unique individual using natural, safe methods.

Trained to advanced standard I am professional, friendly, caring and experienced. Patients come to see me suffering from a wide range of symptoms including skin conditions, digestive complaints, women's problems, chest problems, heart conditions, low energy, emotional issues, low mood, anxiety, insomnia, bereavement and many others.

Often patients have been through everything that conventional medicine has to offer and, good though it can be, it has failed to help them back to health. Sometimes they have become more ill - perhaps because they reacted badly to the medication on offer. Sometimes there simply is no way of helping with conventional medication. If they are pregnant or on other medication they may not be able to have the conventional treatment. Others decide for a variety of other reasons that they do not want to use conventional medication or need help alongside the medication they are taking which will not interact.

If you are one of these people then homeopathy is a common alternative system which is used by hundreds of thousands of people both here in the UK, all over Europe and in many other parts of the world.

Homeopathic remedies are safe to use alongside conventional medication, herbal remedies and other treatments.
Often used during pregnancy and labour, by parents for babies and children, by adults of all ages suffering from a wide range of physical and emotional conditions and to maintain health and vitality.

What patients say...

"Thank you for all you have done for me to date, the turn around has been amazing and I would not hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends who may benefit from homeopathy, I am a convert!" EC

"My treatment has been worth every penny!" TW

Still not convinced? Heard that it is unscientific, mumbo jumbo, placebo etc? Click here to read what a leading American homeopath has to say.

More and more research is showing that Homeopathy is an effective treatment. Here is just one trial:

Homeopathic Medicines for prevention of influenza and acute respiratory tract infections in children. Blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial. Siquiera et al

This pragmatic trial took place within the Brazilian heath care system. It evaluated the prophylactic potential of homeopathy in a cold, damp mountain village in families of low economic status and typically, lots of URTIs. The researchers wanted to know whether a flu nosode they had developed (influenza virus nosode 30c) was any better than a more commonly used homeopathic complex (streptococcus & staphylococcus 30c); and whether both were better than a placebo.

600 children were randomly assigned the homeopathic complex; the homeopathic flu nosode; or a placebo pill. The children were given their remedies twice daily for 30 days. Then the number of flu or URTIs was recorded for the next year. Those taking the homeopathic complex recorded no incidents, and those taking the homeopathic nosode recorded just one. However, of those taking the placebo pill, 46 children had at least three episodes of flu and/or URTIs.

These findings suggest that both the homeopathic complex and the homeopathic nosode were effective at preventing URTIs, and both were more effective than a placebo. Importantly for this pragmatic trial, they suggest that taking the homeopathic preparations is a cheaper way to manage URTIs which are costly to manage acutely.

Siquiera, C. et al. (2016). Homeopathic Medicines for prevention of influenza and acute respiratory tract infections in children. Blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial. Homeopathy: 105, 71-77

Allergy Testing

Are you wondering if something you are eating or coming into regular contact with is making you ill?

You may be or have become sensitive to one or more substances in your diet or environment. Blood tests are good at finding true allergies but I believe that the sensitivity type of allergy that many people seem to develop can sometimes be better found by using other methods and taking a detailed history.

Sensitivity, often known as allergy, to common foods and other substances, can be treated as an indicator that you need some help - perhaps just simple changes to your diet, sometimes only for a short time.
click here to go straight to the page on Allergy

No Deaths from Supplements, Minerals, Amino Acids, Homeopathics or Herbs by Andrew W. Saul, Editor, THE ORTHOMOLECULAR NEWS SERVICE (OMNS, Jan 5, 2017)

Not only are there no deaths from vitamins, there are also zero deaths from any supplement. The most recent (2015) information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System, and published in the journal Clinical Toxicology (1), shows no deaths whatsoever from dietary supplements.

There were zero deaths from any dietary mineral supplement. This means there were no fatalities from calcium, magnesium, chromium, zinc, colloidal silver, selenium, iron, or multimineral supplements. Reported in the "Electrolyte and Mineral" category was a fatality from the medical use of "Sodium and sodium salts" and another fatality from non-supplemental iron, which was clearly and specifically excluded from the supplement category.

Additionally, there were zero deaths from any amino acid or herbal product. This means no deaths at all from blue cohosh, echinacea, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, kava kava, St. John's wort, valerian, yohimbe, Asian medicines, ayurvedic medicines, or any other botanical. There were zero deaths from creatine, blue-green algae, glucosamine, chondroitin, or melatonin. There were zero deaths from any homeopathic remedy.

There actually was one fatality alleged from some "Unknown Dietary Supplement or Homeopathic Agent." This is hearsay at best, and scaremongering at worst. How can an accusation be based on the unknown? Claiming causation without even knowing what substance or ingredient to accuse is baseless.

If nutritional supplements are allegedly so "dangerous," as the FDA, the news media, and even some physicians still claim, then where are the bodies?

Mowry JB, Spyker DA, Brooks DE et al. 2015 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 33rd Annual Report. Clinical Toxicology 2016, 54:10, 924-1109 dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2016.1245421

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As published in the e-newsletter of Complimentary Medical Association

Fever-fighting drugs increase flu cases and deaths

For years Homeopaths and Naturopaths have been saying that a fever is your body's natural way of dealing with illness and as long as it doesn't go too high it should be allowed to take its course. New research supports this view:

Doctors are trained to bring down a fever as quickly as possible—but new research has found that drugs like ibuprofen and paracetamol increase the rate of flu by 5 per cent, and cause an additional thousand deaths each year in North America alone.

Fever is the body’s natural defence mechanism against flu and colds. It protects us, and reduces the risk to others, says David Earn, at McMaster University in Canada.

It isn’t just doctors who want to bring down fevers. We do as well, as sales of drugs like ibuprofen, aspirin and paracetamol demonstrate. But all that the drugs do is interfere with the body’s natural processes, and they could be causing tens of thousands of extra cases of flu cases, and even deaths. Suppressing fever increases the number of annual flu cases by around 5 per cent, Earn estimates, and leads to around a thousand additional deaths from flu every year in North America.

(Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2014; 281: 1778 20132570) From What Doctors Don't Tell You.

Of course against this we must remember that if the temperature goes too high that too can kill - and these drugs can be life savers especially when other methods have failed. It is about using them at the right time and in the right place. Some people use homeopathic remedies as a first resort. Commonly used remedies are Belladonna and Aconite but there are a number of others, too.

New to Homeopathy?

Patients come to see me, from all over Devon and further afield, suffering from a wide range of conditions from minor recurring or chronic problems which get in the way of enjoying life to more serious illness.

Many people have found that after a course of homeopathic medicine they were able to reduce or stop medication or needed to visit their doctors less often. click here to read more about the research

As you can already see from this page, homeopathy has a completely different approach to the kind of medicine which doctors practise. Homeopathy starts with how you are experiencing your symptoms. It does not seek to put them into separate boxes and give them different labels because it considers each symptom to be a warning light of an underlying imbalance and it is the underlying imbalance which homeopathy seeks to address with the use of individually selected remedies.

When you use homeopathy you are looking to improve your body's ability to deal with what life throws at it by ensuring it works as well as possible. That means that if it has been knocked "off balance" it needs some help to restore that balance so that it can cope with life. You can be knocked off balance by all sorts of things - a nasty bug, stress, emotional upset, poor diet, lack of exercise and fresh air, accidents. Whether symptoms are emotional or physical a homeopath uses them as indicators to find a remedy which matches your particular experience of them so even if no-one is quite sure what illness labels your symptoms should have, a homeopath can still look for that match.

Where am I?

I am still working! Appointments are via phone, Zoom, Skype or Face Time if you have an I phone or in person at my spacious and airy practice room in central Exeter.

Zoom is an online platform which allows us to see and hear each other. I just send you a link and you click on it. It works so long as you have a computer with webcam or smart phone. Consult me from the comfort of your own home!

Homeopathy and allergy clinics in Exmouth and Exeter mean that I am within easy reach of Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Honiton, Torbay, and many other places in Devon.

If you are looking for a homeopath in Exeter I hold both homeopathy and allergy clinics at my spacious and airy practice room at 24a New Buildings, Gandy Street - which is right in the centre of the city within easy walk of Central Station, the High Street and a number of car parks. I've been working as a homeopath in Exeter with a busy practice since 1999.

I am a member of Good Health Exmouth - a collective of professional, qualified healthcare therapists which means you can have confidence that I am properly qualified. In addition I'm registered with the well respected Society of Homeopaths - which is the largest body representing homeopaths in the UK.

Find out more about Homeopathy and allergy testing and make an appointment by:
phoning direct on 01392 412767 or 07986 157854
email by clicking the link at top left of this page.

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