Just how do natural health practitioners determine the best homeopathic remedies for their patients? This short video tells you how …
If you’ve been to the doctor recently you might have walked out with written prescriptions for pills or other medications that you pick up at the pharmacy. But when you visit a homeopathic practitioner, you’ll experience a much different prescription plan.
First, your practitioner will perform a case analysis. She’ll look at your symptoms and determine if they are strange, rare, or peculiar. Strange symptoms are those that seem illogical such as pain getting better from adding more pain or pressure.
Peculiar symptoms are those that are very unique and specific while rare symptoms are those that are unusual for a given time and place. For example, if someone develops a disease that is not common in their particular area.
The symptoms you discuss will then be categorized as pathological or characteristic. Pathological symptoms are those that any medical professional would see as a problem. Characteristic symptoms are those that might include personality changes, emotions, and past trauma.
Then an individual treatment is prescribed based on all of this information combined. A prescription will be prepared from appropriate substances. They can include minerals, plant extracts, animal products, and even some synthetic products. There are over a thousand possible choices.
These substances are diluted with water and alcohol after being dissolved or ground into a fine powder. This will then be given to you in q liquid form or you may even be given a tablet of the remedy.
The original substance is very diluted – so much that there?s no need to worry about harmful side effects or interactions with other medicines you might be taking. Unlike traditional medication, homeopathic medications don?t work by chemical means.
Exactly how they work is still unknown, though some people suspect that it may be through electromagnetic energy. Regardless of the mechanism, clinical use of homeopathic remedies show that they work time and time again.
Homeopathic prescriptions were once all made by hand, but now there are homeopathic pharmacies that create homeopathic prescriptions with state of the art equipment to insure that they are made perfectly every time.
You may be asked to go to a homeopathic pharmacy to pick up your prescription. But it?s more likely that your practitioner will have a stock on hand that she can give you before you leave your appointment.
You’ll follow up with your practitioner to make sure that the remedy is working and determine if any changes in your prescription need to be made.