If you want to work with me, I ask that you understand that I will not give you a quick ‘fix’ or ‘cure’ for any condition you may have and that you need to be patient and gentle with yourself.
It is also important that you are aware that I am a homoeopathic doctor, not medical doctor, and so will not diagnose any conditions or prescribe any allopathic medications. I prefer to work alongside your medical doctor and if I am at all worried about your condition will refer you for medical care.
Your first consultation with me will always be 1-1.5 hours as it is important that I really get to know you and your current health, medical history, family history and lifestyle. During this consultation I will make up and give you a homoeopathic remedy as well as explore small, easily achievable changes you can make in your day-to-day life so that you can begin to cope with your current condition and strengthen and nourish yourself. For example, we will look at your diet, exercise, sleep and stress levels. All your other consultations will be shorter, depending on your needs.
Your first consultation with me will be 1 hour as I will need to get your full medical history. Thereafter, reflexology treatments are generally 45 minutes. If you have a chronic health problem, then I recommend you come for a homoeopathic consultation first so that we can get to the root of your condition.
* If you are bringing a child under 18 years then the parent/guardian needs to stay with the child throughout the consultation. Consultations are shorter depending on the age.
“I was fortunate enough to spend 6 months with Dr Ruth Hull as my health and wellbeing coach. I was a little apprehensive to begin with but that vanished after my first session and the immediate benefits that I felt from day one. Dr Ruth genuinely cares about your health and well being and her vast and intricate knowledge on so many different areas is incredible. She takes a holistic view of your life and works with you where you are at, at that moment. No judgement, no expectations – she just wants to help you get the most out of your life. She is an absolute gem and I am blessed to have spent those 6 months under her care.“Sarah, South Africa
What is Homoeopathy?
Homoeopathy is a gentle form of medicine that not only treats the physical condition of an individual, but also takes into consideration their mental and emotional states. Homoeopathic treatment is highly individualised and a common phrase to describe homoeopathy is that it treats the person not the disease.
In order to become a Homoeopathic Doctor one needs to either study medicine first and then study homoeopathy afterwards, or take a Master’s Degree in Homoeopathy. This is what I did. My master’s degree was a six-year full-time degree similar to medicine (in terms of science, diagnostics and clinical experience) but specialising in homoeopathy and covering phytotherapy (herbalism), flower essences, tissue/cell salts, iridology, psychology and nutrition. For my research dissertation I analysed homoeopathic remedies derived from the psychoactive plant drugs. These remedies have an affinity for the central nervous system and conditions caused by strong emotions such as anger, fear or fright. You can read my thesis at: https://ir.dut.ac.za/handle/10321/1771
Homoeopathy is used by more than 200 million people all over the world and is part of the national health systems of many countries such as India and Switzerland. Despite much controversy and bad press against homoeopathy, there is a lot of evidence supporting it. If you are interested in learning more then go to https://www.hri-research.org/
“Dr Ruth Hull showed me an alternative to taking prescription medication. Having taken her remedies for menopause over the past 3 months I have seen a vast improvement in my symptoms and I feel calmer and more relaxed. Thank you Dr Hull.”Caroline, South Africa
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that encourages the body to heal itself. During a treatment, I will apply finger or thumb pressure to specific points on your hands and feet. These points are called “reflexes” and they reflect the organs and structures of your body – they are like ‘mini-maps’ that can be used to encourage balance and wellbeing.
Reflexology is deeply relaxing and helps improve your circulation. It can help you with many stress-related conditions such as headaches, migraines, constipation, IBS, insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, pre-menstrual tension and difficulties in conceiving. Reflexology is also a lovely treatment to receive during pregnancy and I am specially trained in maternity reflexology.