Dr Charles Forsyth

Homeopathic & Ecological Physician

 

What I Offer

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Shakespeare
Hamlet Act 1 Scene V

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.


Shakespeare

Hamlet Act 1 Scene V

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.


Albert Einstein

INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE

I offer an integrated approach to healthcare, combining complementary and conventional medical systems, always trying to use the safest treatments to produce the desired results. 


GENERAL PRACTICE - GENERAL MEDICINE

Firstly and primarily, I am a medically qualified doctor, registered with the General Medical Council, (No. 2372909).  I am a general practitioner, I see and treat all ages and all types of disease (whether acute or chronic, minor or life threatening, physical or psychological, etc.).  I am a specialist in the therapies that I use. I prescribe conventional drugs when necessary, but in practice, this is fairly infrequent.


HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE

For some years I have very successfully added to my approach the modern methods of analysis and treatment developed by Dr’s Jan Scholten and Rajan Sankaran that have revolutionised this therapy.  (see Homeopathic Medicine)


ECOLOGICAL MEDICINE

Ecology is the study of the relationship between an organism and it’s environment.  One definition of disease is a failure of the organism to adapt to it’s environment.  Ecological medicine aims to identify and address the underlying causes of this imbalance, embracing the subjects of nutrition, allergy/intolerance/sensitivity, environmental toxins, infections, psychological stress and genetics/epigenetics.  I may recommend dietary and life-style modification, nutritional supplements, herbal medicines, detoxification programs, stress management, etc. (see Ecological Medicine)


HEALTH CHECK-UP’S

I offer and encourage health check-up’s - our car often gets more care than ourselves with it’s annual service and MOT!  You don’t need to have a specific problem.  I  believe prevention is far better than cure, and that most of us would like to function “optimally” rather than just “adequately”.


SECOND OPINION

Would you like another perspective on your problems?  To me it is fundamental to try and arrive at accurate diagnoses, to try and identify the underlying causes/ predisposing factors, where ever possible, and to achieve an overview of the appropriate treatment approaches that might address the problems and their causes.  I refer to other specialists, when appropriate, if something is outside my area of expertise.


INVESTIGATIONS - MEDICAL & NUTRITIONAL

I arrange medical investigations, both conventional and less conventional, where appropriate, eg.:

  1. Blood tests: haematology, liver, kidney, thyroid & other hormones, cholesterol, etc.

  2. X-rays, scans, etc.

  3. Nutritional status: vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, etc.  See: Nutritional Investigations.

  4. Toxins: pesticides, toxic metals (mercury, cadmium, aluminium, lead, etc.), volatile organic compounds, etc. See Toxicology Investigations.

  5. Non-invasive gastrointestinal tests: yeast and bacterial overgrowth (dysbiosis), leaky gut syndrome, malabsorption, parasites, etc.  See Gastrointestinal Investigations.


WORKING IN HARMONY WITH OTHER HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

I regard communication and working together as important!  Not just with you, but also with your GP, consultants and other health care providers - if you are happy for me to do so.  Thirty to forty percent of my patients are referred by GP’s or consultants.


REFERRALS TO OTHER HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

I refer to other specialists and therapists, when appropriate, eg. physicians, surgeons, paediatricians, ophthalmologists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, therapeutic masseurs, healers, etc.


TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS

I am available for telephone consultations if and when face to face consultations are not possible.  However this is only possible for patients who consult me on a regular face to face basis - I am not comfortable trying to treat patients who I don’t see.


DISPENSING

I am primarily self dispensing with regard to homeopathic medicines - I carry a large stock.  I also stock a range of nutritional supplements.


MEDICAL INSURANCE - BUPA, etc.

I am recognised as a specialist by most Medical Insurance Companies.


TALKS, LECTURES & TEACHING

I enjoy giving talks on my subject areas to professionals, schools, self-help and charitable groups, etc.  Please contact me for further information.


SUPERVISION

I provide clinical supervision for colleagues working in the fields of homeopathic and ecological medicine.

"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original."

Sir Ken Robinsonhttp://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
There are three stages of scientific discovery: first, people deny that it is true; then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.

Alexander von Humboldt

There are three stages of scientific discovery: first, people deny that it is true; then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.


Alexander von Humboldt