As a mother of two children who have experienced the usual ups and downs of normal health problems, I wanted to find a way past the only solution of antibiotics and inhalers. Homeopathy and the holistic approach to medicine is so helpful for children’s health because it looks at the individual child, their propensities, and how their whole systems tend to function. I have used the services of a number of experienced homeopaths over the last 15 years. Iris Hay, without doubt, is THE best of them. She is highly intelligent, quickly intuitive and understanding of the child before her, and incredibly efficient and professional. My son had a finger substantially amputated in an accident. Within hours, Iris had prescribed and got delivered to me remedies for the shock, immediate healing and bone-knitting necessary. Surgeons believed that my son would lose the feeling in his finger when reattached. With the help, I am certain, of Iris’ remedies (so quickly brought to the case), two weeks later my son had complete nerve rehabilitation. The surgeon was astounded at the completeness of the healing, the extent of the bone-knit, and the recovery of his nerve endings. Whether its dealing with eczema, persistent coughs, croup or viral bugs where conventional medicine fails so often, (or acute emergencies/ post or pre-operative care), I could not recommend Iris strongly enough.
Iris Hay has been been my point of call for the past 2 years for all my Homeopathic needs, I use homeopathic remedies all the time for myself and my 7 and 4 year old daughters, it helps us stay on top of colds and minor illnesses. I started using homeopathy about 5-6 years ago when my daughter was teething really badly and I have never looked back. I am a biologist by training so I was a bit skeptical at first but when I saw my oldest daughter go through 3 sets of antibiotics before she got better from something that started from a simple cold I had to say enough was enough, there has to be alternatives. I am not saying antibiotics are bad, they are an amazing drug but like anything they need to be used correctly. Since moving to using remedies to treat all our minor aliments, we have never had to use antibiotics and we rarely ever use calpol or other medicines, we keep them for when they are really needed. If I can’t find a remedy or figure something out for myself I go to Iris, she will always have suggestions and advice on what might help. Recently, I had some issues myself with inflammation in my gut and I was getting terrible heartburn and although I had tried to figure it out myself, this was a bigger issue and I needed help. I did go to the doctor too to rule out an ulcer etc. but unfortunately I got little support from my GP, Galviscon was her only suggestion. I went to Iris and using a combination of Homeopathy & Kinesiology we worked through my symptoms and found a solution and my symptoms went away, it was not something that happened overnight and it did take a few months for my gut to heal and the symptoms to resolve but they did and I will be forever grateful. If you are considering using Homeopathy or Kinesiology and you have gone to the trouble of finding out more about it, trust your gut for getting you to look it up and just give it a try. My remedy box is my first point of call when there is any sign of illness or injury in our family and Iris is always there to give trusted advice or get a remedy from when needed.
Maria F, East Sheen
Iris helped my daughter who had anxiety issues at school. She had a wonderful quiet and gentle manner with her and as a mother herself, I know fully understands the stresses and strains that children face these days. Her treatment helped my daughter so much that there were, literally, immediate improvements in her outlook and enjoyment of life. After 2 months of treatment, with Iris constantly looking for feedback and tweaking remedies as they suited my daughter and as she responded, she is completely recovered. It has given both my daughter and I the confidence to look forward in life and know that we have a professional such as Iris to help us if we need her. That knowledge is healing in itself, especially for anxious types!
My family and I have been working with Iris on and off for the last three years for both chronic and acute conditions. Iris is very friendly, pleasant and approachable, taking time and care to make all of the family feel comfortable when describing their symptoms, including my youngest who was only 5 when we first began seeing her. She spends a good period of time taking very thorough and accurate case notes so that she has a complete understanding of the symptomology and personal history of the patient. Once she has made a diagnosis she keeps in regular contact to understand how the patient is responding and whether any revisions or further pescriptions may be required. Iris has responded to me quickly in times of acute illness, even getting something to me in good time when my elder daughter had a sore throat and was loosing her voice the day prior to an interview. I would have no hesitation in recommending Iris services and am very glad to have her in my contacts.
I arranged an homeopathic consultation with Iris for the treatment of longer standing period problems which had also an impact on my working life. Now, three months later, I can see the positive results of the remedies Iris prescribed for me. As a practitioner, she explained to me why she selected a specific remedy which was also based on my past medical history and therefore put the treatment into my individual context. I found Iris to be really supportive during and also outside my consultation time with her.