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The Homoeopathy department offers consultation for a diverse range of illnesses. You will be attended by 5th year students supervised by a qualified Homoeopath.
What can a homeopathic doctor treat?
What does a homeopathic consultation at DUT involve?
Who can I have a consultation with?
There are 20 final year homoeopathic students (Master’s students in their 5th year of study) with whom patients can book consultations, all of which practice in the DUT Homoeopathic Day Clinic on a rotation system.
Click here to see who they are.
|General public:||First consultation (60 min)
Follow up consultations (30 min)
|Students (with student card):||All consultations||R50|
|Medicine costs:||Average cost (estimated)||R29 - R80|
|Medical Aid||Fees charged are within the prescribed medical aid rates
however the clinic is not contracted into medical aid; thus patients are
required to settle their bill and then claim back from medical aid.
Tel: 031 373 2041 OR 031 373 2513
1st Floor New Clinic Building
Durban University of Technology
Corner Steve Biko and Ritson Roads
Access and secure off street parking via Gate 6 in Steve Biko Road. Lift provided to access 1st floor.
A registered homoeopathic doctor is able to treat a very wide variety of health problems, from minor acute conditions like colds and flu to chronic diseases like arthritis and eczema. Most of the common conditions which are treated by general practitioners can be treated by homoeopathic doctors with the exception of conditions requiring surgery.
The major difference between a general medical practitioner and a homeopathic doctor is the type of medicine prescribed; as opposed to orthodox medicines, homeopathic doctors prescribe only homoeopathic medicines (natural remedies made from plant or mineral or animal sources).
The following are some of the conditions treated by homeopathic doctors:
- Allergic diseases – e.g. eczema, asthma, hay fever;
- Emotional problems – e.g. grief, anxiety, depression, stress;
- Digestive problems – e.g. constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, cramps;
- Skin problems – e.g. acne, rashes, boils;
- Circulation problems – e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol, cramps;
- Hormonal problems – e.g. painful periods, irregular menstruation, PMS, menopause;
- Urinary problems – e.g. bladder infections, kidney problems, prostate disease;
- Joint problems – e.g. arthritis, joint pains, injuries;
- Other: e.g. migraines and headaches, sleeplessness.
A homoeopathic student in their 5th year of academic studies will consult with you under the supervision of an experienced, fully qualified homoeopathic doctor. They will begin by taking a detailed medical history from you and then discuss the health problem you are experiencing; this will take about 45 – 60 minutes to complete. After this they will conduct a thorough physical examination which includes examinations like blood pressure, height and weight, breathing, heart, abdomen and checking ears, nose, throat and other areas which you may be experiencing health problems.
Once the examination is complete the homoeopathic student will under the guidance of the qualified homeopathic doctor decide on the most appropriate homoeopathic medicine for you and if necessary request additional tests such as blood tests, x-rays etc. Your prescribed medicine will then be dispensed from our dispensary in the clinic and you will be carefully instructed how to take the medicine. Usually you will need to come back for a check-up about three weeks later; depending on your particular health problem this follow up period may vary; usually follow up appointments are shorted in duration and take about 30 minutes to complete.