Homeopathy is a system of healing that addresses the whole person. In an initial interview, a Homeopath carefully takes into account any complaints or symptoms a person has about his or her present health and well-being. The client’s health history and life history are also discussed in detail.
After the initial interview, an assessment and work-up is completed. A work-up is more or less a summary sheet that lists a person’s complaints, diseases, symptoms, and conditions. This summary sheet serves as a wellness baseline, which provides the majority of the information used in determining the best homeopathic remedy.
From these evaluations, a homeopath can select the best remedy or series of remedies to address the person’s health issues. Sometimes additional remedies, herbs, or other supplemental support are recommended along with the primary remedy.
Homeopathy addresses the individual, and each response is individual. No two people will respond the same way. A Homeopath assesses progress by making observations, keeping good notes, and asking the right questions. From one appointment to the next, a Homeopath can track a person’s response by noting which symptoms improve, worsen or stay the same, and if anything new appears. Over time, the Homeopath can compare notes from all the visits and track the changes on a graph.
Often, when I’m working with clients I’ll ask about a past illness or complaint. My client frequently responds, “I don’t have that.” I can go back to my chart and report the date the complaint was described, in the client’s own words. My clients always laugh, and are surprised that they forgot about some longstanding symptom or distress once it’s disappeared.
In Homeopathy, healing is viewed as a pattern starting from the inside out, and top down, a simplified explanation of what a Homeopath refers to as Hering’s Law of Cure1.” Each person will respond in his or her own individual way. Evidence of deep healing can be seen in many ways, from improved sleep to a calmer disposition.
Give Homeopathy a try and feel better, naturally!
1A more detailed explanation of Hering’s Law of Cure can be found at the blog post, “The Force of Gentleness is Great.”
Copyright © 2009 – , Myra Nissen.
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This article was brought to you by Myra Nissen, CCH, RSHom(NA), Board Certified Classical Homeopath. Myra teaches women how to recognize their body's unique needs and cues and uses Homeopathy to help empower women to take control of their bodies, health and well-being. Find out more, visit her blog www.myranissen.com/blog.