Homeopathy treats you, not just your immediate symptoms. In order to gain a unique and thorough understanding of you as in individual a homeopath will spend as long as an hour and a half or two hours in the initial consultation.
The purpose of this is to form a complete picture, not just of your immediate health concerns but of your whole history and personality. The process is focused firmly upon you and the remedies which will subsequently be prescribed will be those suitable for treating the unique you!
The treatment is subtle and discrete, (it will not produce harmful side effects but may cause a short lived aggravation).
Homeopathic remedies work with your body's essential energy and resources and may safely be used by anyone.
The Society of Homeopaths research page provides evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of homeopathic remedies – go to: http://www.homeopathy-soc.org/what's-new/research/evid/clinical-trials.apsx