Homeopathic Doctor in London

Dr. Alexandra Carneiro de Melo

MSc, PhD (London), DIHom (Pract), FBIH, RSHom

Practicing Classical Homeopath and Doctor of Microbiology

“I am a homeopathic doctor and holistic physician who practices Homeopathy, Holistic Counselling, and Nutrition. Having a passion for Health and Science, I initiated my academic path on the field of Food/Nutrition, which lead to a PhD (Kings College London) in Microbiology.

Following the birth of my two children, my love for science never diminished and I embarked on a journey of pursuing the optimal approach to Health, which led to become a fully trained homeopath. I have found this holistic approach to be most complete, bringing real and lasting benefits as it focus on the cause of the disease, rather than just the superficial removal or suppression of symptoms. As a scientist and as a practitioner of the healing art of homeopathy; I have found a system of therapy that has been a lifelong blessing to my family, my patients and myself.

As a homeopathic doctor, my ultimate goal is to help you live to your fullest capacity, where the entire spiritual – mental – emotional – social – physical being is restored to the natural state it was created in. From the times of Hippocrates (considered the Father of Modern Medicine) the human being was recognised as a trinity of body, mind and spirit, with the last perhaps as the most important part."

“Man consists in what he thinks and what he loves, and there is nothing else in man (Dr James T. Kent)”.

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My Education

  • BSc – Bachelor of Science in Food Engineering
  • MSc – Master of Science in Food Microbiology
  • PhD – Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Micrbiology
  • DIHom(Pract) – Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine, Practitioner Level British Institute of homeopathy
  • FBIH – Fellow of British Institute of homeopathy
  • RSHom – Member of The Society of Homeopaths
  • 1989 BSc in Food Engineering – Porto University, Portugal (High Class Honors)
  • 1991 MSc in Food Microbiology – University of Reading in the UK.
  • 1997 PhD in Microbiology – King’s College, London.
  • 1997 to 1998 GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals but based at Kings College, London

Post Doctoral Position

Researching the efficacy of antiseptic cream Savlon in decreasing the numbers of significant pathogens (e.g. E. coli) found on the hands of community nurses.

  • 1998 to 2000 Imperial College, London

Post Doctoral position

Impact of different oxidative stresses on an unicellular marine algae. The advantage was that these particular algae, although marine, could live and reproduce in a synthetic environment mimicking seawater. The project was financed by the Portuguese government, which interest was to determine the impact of different types of pollution on marine algae along the Portuguese coast.

From 2005 to 2009 Studied with the British Institute of Homeopathy, International to become a fully trained homeopath.

  • 2007 DIHom – General Course of Studies in Homeopathic Medicine, BIH, UK
  • 2007 Samuel Hahnemann Award in recognition of exceptionally high performance during my studies, presented by William Tankard – Hahnemann “Patron of the British Institute of Homeopathy"
  • 2008 DIHom (Pract) – Homeopathy in Practice, Advanced Case Taking and Repertorisation, BIH, UK
  • 2009 Clinical Internship, BIH, USA
  • 2009 FBIHFellowship for Life with the British Institute of Homeopathy (having met the standards of excellence and demonstrated a commitment to the healing art of homeopathic medicine required by the Council, was worthy to receive the distinction of the title Fellow with all rights, honours and privileges pertaining thereto).

On my way to becoming homeopathic doctor,

I was fortunate enough to have followed some distinguished homeopaths during and following training:

Dr Trevor M. Cook

Renowned internationally as a homeopathic doctor, teacher, author, researcher and campaigner for the advance of homeopathy. Formerly Managing Director at Nelson’s in London and president of Dolisos America Inc. He held Royal Warrants to the Queen and the Queen Mother, as their supplier of homeopathic medicines. Dr. Cook was formerly president of the Homeopathic Medical Association (1986-94) and a member of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States. In 1993, was awarded an international gold medal in recognition of his services to homeopathy and his work in the training of visually impaired and disabled people. In 1995 he received a silver trophy at the 4th International Conference for his contribution to homeopathic research. Dr. Cook, Director and Principal of The British Institute of Homeopathy tutored me towards DIHom.

George Vithoulkas

Having studied most of his work, attended for three consecutive years annual seminars at the reputable International Academy for Classical Homeopathy. George Vithoulkas, is the founder of the Academy on the Greek island of Alonissos. Internationally established homeopaths like Bill Gray, Jan Scholten, F. Schroyens, A. Zaren, A. Geukens, Roger Morrison, and Louis Klein have all had training by Vithoulkas. In 1996 he was awarded the “Alternative Nobel Prize” for his life’s work.

Dr. Luc De Schepperd

Dr Luc finished his medical studies in 1971 in Belgium. As part of a further training course in acupuncture, he began to also study homeopathy. In 1981 he moved to the USA. Since 1991, he only treats his patients with homeopathy. He has a private practice in San Diego, California. Dr Luc has treated over 200,000 patients in 29 years, in recent years solely with homeopathic LM potencies. He is the founder of the Renaissance Institute of Classical Homeopathy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and author of 12 books on homeopathy.

Dr. Will Taylor

He started a homeopathic website and online study group, and began teaching for The School of Homeopathy, New York, a sister-school of Misha Norland’s School of Homeopathy in Devon, England.In January 2002 he closed his practice in Maine, and moved to Portland, Oregon to chair the department of homeopathy at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), serving 11 years. Dr. Taylor has published articles in the American Homeopath and Simillimum, and has presented at numerous conferences, including conferences sponsored by the NCH, NASH, the Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, the Ohio State Homeopathic Medical Society, as well as conferences in Germany and Bulgaria.

My Publications

Patent by MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) Bacterial Decontamination of Foods (NO: 9526174.9) 1996

A new procedure to treat food products was designed using a bacteriocin called nisin. Nisin is a natural substance with antibiotic like properties, produced by Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis and approved for food use. Nisin is generally effective against most Gram-positive bacteria, but not so against most Gram-negative cells. However, it proved effective in the cases of Campylobacter, Salmonella and Pseudomonas species, economically significant food poisoning organisms of foods such as meat, fish and poultry. The new natural developed procedure increased the access of nisin to the cytoplasmic membrane of bacteria, especially Gram-negative, thus promoting cell death.

Publications – International Journals

Carneiro de Melo, A. M. S., Cook, G. M., Miles, R. J., Poole, R. K. (1996) Nisin Stimulates Oxygen Consumption by Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Vol 62. No5., pp. 1831-1834.

Callaway, T. R., Carneiro de Melo, A. M. S., Russel, J. B. (1997). The Effect of Nisin and Monensin on Ruminal Fermentations in vitro. Curr. Microbiol. Vol 35. No 2, pp. 90-95. 

Carneiro de Melo, A. M. S., Cassar, C. A., Miles, R. J. (1998). Trisodium Phosphate Increases Sensitivity of Gram-Negative Bacteria to Lysozyme and Nisin. Journal of Food Protection. Vol 7. pp. 839-843.

Carneiro de Melo, A.M.S., (2013). Homeopathy a Science and an Art. Hypathy.com. Feb, 2013. Hpathy.com is the world’s leading homeopathy portal.

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