I’ll just say it: my intake forms are long.
I highly recommend that you set aside approximately 2 hours to complete them. I encourage you to view this time as an investment in yourself and your health (or that of your child). So in light of their length, I will endeavor to send them to you at least one week in advance of our time together.
Why So Long?
The intake forms are long and detailed because as a homeopath, it is my job to understand you as holistically as possible. I want to have a clear sense of who you are as a person. You see, homeopathy treats the whole person, not the disease. The remedy I prescribe for you will take into account why you come to see me as well as so much more about you. I am interested in everything about you: how you see the world, how you react to it, the foods you like and dislike, your favourite season, your childhood, your hobbies, your joys, your fears, your dreams, how you are affected by your troubles, and your innermost experience. The more I know about you, the better able I am to prescribe you a remedy that is healing.
You may wonder what these others areas have to do with your “chief complaint” (why you have come to see me). They are important to me because they all make up who you are as a unique person, and my goal is to understand you as fully as I can.