Friday, 18 November 2011

Homoeopathic Prescribing

Homoeopathic principles were put forward by Dr.Hahnemann. Homoeopathic prescribing is based on the principles of 'Similia Similibus Curentur', which means like cures like. Homoeopathy takes into consideration the person as a whole, not merely the disease symptoms. Each man is unique in health. Likewise in a diseased state his symptoms are unique. Then how can you prescribe the same medicine for all who are suffering from similar diseases.
Let me make this simpler with an example. A lady came with the diagnosis of arthritis, she was having pain and swelling in her knee joints. She was obese, perspiring a lot, experiencing hot flushes, hungry most of the time but very calm despite all the pain. Another lady with the same diagnosis was having pain only in one knee joint. She was younger, moderately built, feeling chilly all the time, extremely worried about her pains and complaining all the time. They are both different individuals with a common ailment. Homoeopathy takes into account of their individual peculiar symptoms along with their disease symptoms and prescribe the drug that can set her right. It is evident from their peculiarities that their drugs will not be the same. This is how homoeopathic prescribing is done.

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