Dr. Elfie Klinger
MD, MFHom, MARH
Growing up in Germany, it seemed just normal that the GP who looked after me used mainly homeopathic medicines in the treatment of her patients. I remember how I liked going to see her – she was warm and friendly, and interested in every little detail about me and my conditions. I guess I revelled in her kind attention. It worked too and I can’t remember ever taking any conventional drugs in my youth.
When I had the opportunity to study medicine, this lovely GP may have been a more influential role model than I ever knew. It seemed obvious that I chose to attend the seminars in homeopathic medicine that the university offered. I noticed that I particularly enjoyed combining the knowledge and scientific insights of modern medicine with the wisdom of older methods of understanding disease and treating patients. I felt that both aspects of medicine enhanced one another.
Three years after graduating I took up a post in an institute for training doctors using homeopathy in a general medical practice setting, qualifying in this speciality in 1990.
After many years in practice I became more and more interested in finding a philosophy, a further skill, to both support me in my work as doctor, and at the same time have perhaps more to offer to people when life throws those curve balls and the capacity of managing oneself wisely in serious situations becomes most important.
I found Mindfulness to be the field in which I could learn and practice a meaningful and inspiring way of understanding myself and others. Since training and qualifying as a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Teacher (MBCT) in Oxford it has become a major influence on how I practice and what advice I may offer to people in challenging times or when managing mental health issues.
In 2018 I retired from conventional medicine but continue to offer Medical Homeopathy for adults and children, as well as instruction in the principles and practices of Mindfulness for individuals and groups.
I believe that the synthesis of knowledge of conventional medicine, together with the alternative approach of homeopathic analysis and treatment, within the envelope of a mindful stance, provides the scope for the attentive holistic health care I experienced in my youth and aspire to offer to people.
What is Homeopathy?
The human organism is often capable of healing itself, but may be impeded in doing so. In these situations one must try to find a method to stimulate or to identify and overcome obstacles to the healing process.
Homeopathy is one of many tools that can help achieve this goal.
With its method of in-depth investigation of the medical condition and the human being as a whole, it offers a way to see illness in the context of someone's life situation and explore how harmony and balance can be restored.
I believe that an integrative approach to medicine is most helpful, and that it offers patients more informed treatment choices.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which uses potentised remedies, individually selected for each patient and following a principle known as 'like cures like'.
The process of potentisation renders the remedies safe such that they can be used by anybody including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Homeopathy does not interfere with conventional medicine, and both can work very well alongside each other. Homœopathy is also an option when conventional treatments are contra-indicated or ineffective.
If you would like to learn more, please visit the following websites:
I qualified as a conventional medical doctor at the University of Erlangen, Germany. From 1988 to 1993, I undertook research and intensive training in the practice of Homeopathic Medicine in Celle, Germany.
I moved to England in 1993 to join my husband, and have since worked in private practice in both Nailsworth and Cirencester.
I co-founded the Nailsworth Natural Health Centre in 1995, and have remained on the management team to this day.
I am a GMC registered Medical Practitioner, a member of the Faculty of Homeopathy and the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths. I am also on the teaching team of the Academic Department of the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital.
My Hours & Pricing
I am available for appointments at the Nailsworth Natural Health Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am-6.00pm.
My prices are as follows:
Adult New Patient - 3 hours split into 2 sessions: £120
Child New Patient - 1½ hours in 1 session: £80
Infant (up to 1 year) - 1¼ hours in 1 session: £65
Adult Follow up - ½ hour: £40
Adult Follow up - 1 hour: £60
Child Follow up - ½ hour: £30
If you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch.