The key to successfully choosing a homeopathic remedy to relieve your son, daughter, husband, or wife lies in carefully questioning your “patient” and observing your patient to find the most characteristic symptoms they are experiencing.
By characteristic - what do we mean?
A characteristic symptom is one that is a departure from the normal state, is intense, and peculiar. Also pay close attention to what makes your “patient’s” symptoms better or worse. Are they better from standing, or cold air, or from drinking, or in the morning, etc. What makes them worse?
With as much information as you can gather - now compare your patient’s characteristic symptoms with those produced by remedies. Match the characteristics of the patient with those of a remedy (”like cures like”) and your patient will enjoy a nice recovery. There a number of books that provide the details of remedy characteristics. More on that later.
Amy L. Lansky, PhD
Many of us are old enough to remember the time when doctors made house calls – a time when our doctor was like a family friend. There seemed to be a more “homey” feeling to medicine back in those days. Doctors had time for us and they knew us well enough to understand our individual needs.
by Dr. André Saine
D.C., N.D., F.C.A.H.
HOMEOPATHY, THE ART OF HEALINGHomeopathy is the essence of the art of healing. When homeopathy is well practiced, it is the medicine of choice to recover one’s health from the great majority of acute and chronic problems.Homeopathy is a scientific method of treatment that is based on the application of the law of similars. For thousands of years, man searched for a method to promote healing which is efficient, gentle and permanent. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician who lived between 1755-1843, pursued this philosophical and scientific quest by developing an ideal system of therapeutics which brought together a number of discoveries and reflections found throughout the history of medicine. After years of perfecting this therapeutic method, he called it homeopathy, by uniting two Greek roots, homoios meaning “similar,” and pathos meaning, “what one feels.” Homeopathy consists of treating sick people with remedies that, in crude doses, would produce in healthy people symptoms similar (homoios) to those of the disease needing to be overcome.