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Dr Caron Cole

Homeopath
M. Tech. Hom. (TWR) | Practice Number 0807265 | Registration Number A00850

Dr Caron Cole

Caron is in private practice in Edenvale, Gauteng - a family practice since 2000 seeing all ages of people.

Her special areas of interest include women's health conditions, from puberty to menopause.

Contact

Reception +27 (0) 11 454 0749
Email homeopathy@drcaroncole.co.za
Facsimile +27 (0) 86 508 4000
Emergencies +27 (0) 82 876 5224

Address

15 Lily Avenue
Dunvegan
Edenvale, 1609
South Africa
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Bookings

To book an appointment, please contact Fulu on our reception line 011 454 0749.  

Regrettably, we do not provide telephonic consults without prior arrangement.

Practice Times

Monday to Friday 08h30-16h30
Most Saturdays 09h00-12h00

Please note that for scheduled medicine collections, you should arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

Collections

To order repeat prescriptions, please contact Fulu at reception, email Caron directly, or send an SMS/WhatsApp message to 082 331 7120.

Consultations

Your first consultation with Caron (approximately 1 hour) will include an in-depth look at your main reason for your visit, a thorough check of your current health status, your medical and family history, and an holistic look at your physical, mental and emotional state.

Depending on the reason for your visit, you may be examined clinically, and, if need be, you may be referred for blood tests, scans or x-rays.  Each person is treated individually based on their particular symptoms.

Follow-up

Follow-up consultations are approximately 45 minutes.

A similar holistic approach is used to evaluate changes to your health, and thus changes to your treatment. This can be quite a dynamic process whereby different remedies can be prescribed, depending on what symptoms are 'surfacing'.

The goal, where possible, is to get to taking the least amount of medication needed to stay healthy.

Medical Aid

The practice is contracted out of medical aid schemes.  You are required to submit the invoice to your medical aid for reimbursement.

All relevant diagnostic, treatment and medication codes (NAPPI codes) are provided on each invoice.

Medication

We provide dispensary services on site and the appropriate medication can be made up while you wait.

To order repeat prescriptions, please contact Fulu at reception, email Caron directly, or send an SMS/WhatsApp message to 082 331 7120.

Some medication may take time to prepare, or may need to be ordered. Where possible, a day or two notice is advised.

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Homeopathy in a Nutshell

Homeopathy is a system of medicine formulated by Dr Samuel Hahnemann, a German medical doctor, in the late 1700s. However, the principle of Homeopathy, “like can cure like”, dates back to the father of medicine, Hippocrates, in the 5th century BC.

This law of similars states that a substance that can produce a set of symptoms if taken in toxic amounts by a healthy person, will heal those same symptoms if they appear in a diseased person.

Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are made from substances from all kingdoms of nature – mineral, plant and animal.

They each have unique physical, mental and emotional "pictures" that have been discovered over the last 200 years through trials and practice of many thousands of doctors.

Treatment

In homeopathy, it is important to treat each person individually according to their particular physical symptoms, together with any mental and emotional features, especially when addressing chronic conditions.

A homeopath will often take time to gather this information in a consultation before deciding on the most appropriate remedies. Homeopathic medication is safe for people of all ages and can be taken in conjunction with other medication. There are minimal, if any, side-effects, making it an increasingly popular form of medicine.

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Like Cures Like

For example: Allium Cepa, a remedy made from red onions, is used in homeopathy in small diluted doses to treat a cold with streaming eyes and nose.

Coffea is a homeopathic remedy made from coffee to help people who suffer from insomnia, especially when their minds are very active. We know that drinking coffee in large doses makes insomnia worse. When diluted into a homeopathic remedy, it can help insomnia.

Apis is another good example of a homeopathic remedy made from bees. It is helpful in treating red, stinging, burning, itchy swellings resembling bee stings on the skin or mucous membranes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is homeopathic medication the same as herbal medication?

No. Herbal medicines are derived purely from plants - either the whole plant, or a part of the plant. There are occasionally side-effects from herbal medicines in their normal doses, and not all are safe to be taken during pregnancy or by children.
Homeopathic medicines are derived from many different sources (not only plants) and are diluted to varying degrees, which results in homeopathic medicines having fewer side effects.

Can homeopathic medication be taken with medical drugs?

Yes. Homeopathic medication can be used at the same time as medical drugs.
Herbal medication can have an effect on how medical drugs work and should, therefore, be used together under supervision of your health care practitioner.

Can I give my baby homeopathic medication?

Yes. When correctly prescribed, it is safe to use homeopathic medication, including pregnant and breast-feeding mums, newborns and the elderly.

Is it true that homeopathic treatment takes a long time?

No. This is a common misconception. It really depends on each individual – how long they have been ill, how severe the illness is, and other factors relating to that person’s health. For example, an acute cold may take a few hours (especially when treatment is started soon) to a few days to treat. Whereas someone who has suffered with arthritis for two decades will usually take some time to feel better.