What Happens During a Homeopathic Consultation

By on April 7, 2015
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You may be considering switching from the traditional doctors visit to a Homeopathic Doctor but the question that keeps popping into your head is What Happens During a Homeopathic Consultation?

Homeopathic doctors work in the same way as conventional doctors do. History taking, examination and investigation are all important in establishing the diagnosis.

In addition, a homeopathic will also be interested in you as an individual, and he will be asking you about your symptoms and the unique way in which your symptoms affect you.

If you come for a chronic condition (a disease that lasts a long time) be prepared to talk about the medical history of your parents, grandparents, siblings, children and yourself in as much detail as possible. It’s a good idea to write all the information down and take the notes with you.

Also, take a moment to become aware of your own condition. What are your complaints, what makes them better or worse? You could list everything you have noticed about yourself.

Be sure to take along any medical records, test results, inserts of medication you are taking, and images you may have.

How long does the homeopathic consultation take?

Your first appointment could take one to two hours. Follow-up appointments typically last around 30 minutes.

Starting out with a Detailed Conversation

You will first be asked to talk about yourself and your complaints at any length and detail you choose. Your homeopath will be listening closely to you and take records. Whatever comes to your mind, is important.

Once you are finished, the homeopath will be asking specific and detailed questions to fully understand you and your symptoms. You may be asked to talk about your childhood, your job, and your hobbies.

There will be questions in several categories:

1. Your main complaint, and any other ailments you may have at present. You will be asked where the symptoms are located, what makes them better and worse, any cause you may be aware of, and what triggers them.

2. General symptoms such as your sleep pattern, your tolerance of temperature. Examples: Do you feel cold easily or are you hot all the time? Are there repetitive dreams or any nightmares? Do you sweat easily? Your menstruation, sex. Did your moods change since you have become unwell? Are there any changes in your food preferences and dislike since unwell? Your fears and delights, etc.

3. Your history of disease, any vaccinations, and any illnesses your grandparents, parents, siblings, and children have suffered from.

Classical homeopathy considers your state of being and all of your symptoms when choosing the remedy.

There may be very detailed questions about your symptoms.

After you case has been taken, the homeopath needs to analyze your case to find your remedy. This may be quite a lengthy procedure.

Once it is done, you will get a prescription of your remedy with instructions on how to take it.

Some homeopaths prefer to analyze your case at a time when they are not seeing patients. In this case, they will be sending you the prescription by mail or email. The homeopath may take several days to complete the analysis.

You will be asked to observe any changes in your mood and in your symptoms after you have taken the remedy.

If you have come for an acute condition, you may be asked to report by phone or come back after a few days.

For chronic conditions, there will be follow-up visits after 4 to 6 weeks to monitor the progress of healing.

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