Homeopathic Materia Medica are filled with thousands of remedies and there are new remedies being discovered, documented and used in practice on a regular basis. Each remedy is coded with hundreds and even thousands of different symptoms that uniquely identify it apart from one remedy picture to the next. This unique information is what characterises a remedy in terms of using it in homeopathic practice. And that is why it is so important to understand your experience of being unwell as an individual, so that a remedy which has the same sorts of coded characteristic symptoms can be matched to the way you experience being sick.
When you visit a homeopath the aim is to find out how your experience of being unwell is different from everybody else’s. Homeopathy is based on the idea of individualisation because the way in which we experience being unwell differs from one person to the next. Although your isolated pathology is taken into consideration and highlighted with importance, the true aim of homeopathy is to understand how this relates to a more complete and deeper picture of your whole self. The way you think, feel and experience everything that you do in relation to being sick, provides your homeopath with the most important, defining and useful information.
It is important to highlight that although there are common remedies that suit many general 1st aid situations, like Arnica for bruising or say Apis for stings and bites, more complex acute and chronic cases require strategic case taking, thorough case analysis and the prescription knowledge of a qualified homeopathic practitioner. As you can see, finding the right remedy has many different components but essentially it all boils down to understandingyou, the person.
Tony Fox DSH
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*Tony Fox is a homeopath practicing in Blackheath, South East London. He is available for appointments at his Blackheath practice or by easy arrangement via Skype, FaceTime and telephone.