What to expect
The initial consultation involves an extensive interview lasting approximately 90 minutes for adults and 60-75 minutes for children and infants. This length of time is necessary to get a thorough, holistic understanding of both your condition and who you are as a human being.
At the end of the initial visit, you will be given a homeoapthic "remedy" specific to your case. Remedies look like small, white pellets, which you dissolve under your tongue. These products have been in use for over 200 years and there is a well-developed method for figuring out which one is required in any given case.
In addition to the homeopathic remedy, Dr. Johnson may also make recommendations regarding diet, lifestyle, and use of nutritional/botanical supplementation. However, it is important to be aware that in many cases the homeoapthic remedy will be the sole therapy Dr. Johnson recommends - meaning, he assesses that the diet and lifestyle of the patient are not limiting factors in their recovery and the remedy alone will suffice. In some cases diet and lifestyle can be a significant factor but in some cases, not.
After the initial interview, Dr. Johnson will ask you to return for a follow up appointment in approximately 3-4 weeks. This allows sufficient time for the remedy to begin working, and for Dr. Johnson to analyze the results. Clear improvement should be seen by this time - if not Dr. Johnson will adjust the remedy.
After the first follow up, appointments are scheduled approximately once per month until sufficient improvement is noted. At that time, visits can be spaced at larger intervals - e.g. 5-8 weeks. Once the complaint is fully resolved, no further appointments are needed.
Follow up appointments can be done by phone if needed.
Most chronic conditions require around 9-15 months of regular visits, though some can be shorter, and some longer. Healing takes a different path with each person. Again, improvement should be seen within a few weeks but for the changes to become more permanent in the body the process must continue for longer.
It is important to keep in mind that Dr. Johnson is one part of the health care community. His recommendations are meant to work in tandem with those of your other health care providers - whether "alternative" or conventional.