Riek Taekema

Classical Homeopath since1982

Member of NVKH





Nicolaas Beetsstraat 128

1054 XT Amsterdam

Tel 020 4890217

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About Me


I have a long experience as a homeopath treating stress, sleeping problems, anxiety and depression as well as many other common complaints such as eczema, asthma, menstrual and menopausal related conditions. Also many people have consulted me concerning recurrent infections and digestive disorders such as IBS, chronic indigestion, constipation and diarrhea.


In addition to my practice, I lecture and supervise student homoeopaths at the Hogeschool Hippocrates Bloemendaal.


I am qualified homeopath since 1982 and registered with the NVKH, the largest professional body of homeopaths in the Netherlands.


Please check your insurance company as many of them will cover the cost of homeopathic treatment.



Homeopathy - Holistic Healing


Homeopathy is a unique method for achieving a better wellbeing. It mobilizes the body’s own healing powers, promotes harmony and health. You can use homeopathy to address physical problems or emotional issues. Whatever your  motivation is, I always examine both body and mind as they are intimately connected. By addressing both these levels, homeopathy can rebalance your whole being.


Homeopathy is a 200-year old system of medicine and was founded by Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843)

It is based on the principle that “likes cures likes”. In practice this means that a medicine capable of producing certain symptoms when taken by a healthy person is capable of curing any illness that displays similar symptoms. For example, the homeopathic remedy, Allium cepa, made of red onion, can help the body overcome a cold or allergy attack in which the person has similar symptoms (watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, or throat irritation.)




How it Works


Conventional medicine removes symptoms – homeopaths address the cause of symptoms. In case of physical complaints, we first try to understand the pathological progression – what’s going on in your body? What physiological process brings on symptoms?  Your medical history and your family’s medical history is also important to explore. Furthermore,  your likes and dislikes in food and how you react to different environments are asked about.

Added to this is the psychological component – how do you experience your complaints? What happened in your life before you got the complaints? What makes you happy? What makes you sad? What brings on fear? You might have the idea that you are seeing a GP and a psychotherapist in the same time. Homeopathy tries to find a remedy that brings your health in balance, so in the end you feel physically and psychologically better. Utilizing the principle of “like cures like” and presuming the right remedy was chosen, your body will then be able to heal itself.


The first appointment will normally last about an hour and a half to two hours. Anything you say will be treated in strictest confidence.


Homeopathy is recognized by the World Health Organization as the second most prevalent therapeutic system in the world. It is used by over 30 million people in Europe, is very popular in India and South America and is practiced all over the world.



What Can Homeopathy Treat?


In potentially almost any condition, homeopathy can improve and benifit your health and wellbeing.


In general, homeopathy works well alongside conventional medicine. Patients usually find it useful to continue a conventional treatment alongside homeopathy, adjusting the treatment plan in consultation with their doctor if and when their situation improves.


Some of the conditions that are very common in my practice are:

- Stress, tiredness

- Anxiety and depression

- Sleeping problems

- High sensitivity related problems

- Hay fever and allergies

- Immunological problems (children, adults)

- Recurrent infections: ear, throat, sinuses, bladder

- Eczema, acne and other skin problems

- Headaches, migraines

- Menstrual problems, PMS

- Menopausal problems

- Digestive problems, IBS, constipation and diarrhea

- Joint complaints, sciatica, muscle pains


Among other things, homeopathy supports a process of self-development, encouraging personal and spiritual growth.


Because the treatment is gentle, it is suitable for everyone including elderly people, babies, children and women in pregnancy.


The remedies do not cause side effects. You will not become addicted to them since only a very minute amount of the active ingredient is used.


The length of treatment will vary depending on the patient. Long-standing complaints may take longer to respond to than acute episodes. Follow-up appointments are usually made at 4 to  6-week intervals.


Besides the homeopathic treatment, it can be important to eat wholesome food, reducing stimulants like coffee and alcohol, drinking more water, exercising regularly.




Initial consultation:                    € 115,-   (1,5 - 2 hours)

Follow-up appointments:           70,-  (45- 60 minutes)