The patient is given the most suitable remedy, specifically dosed, and generally without any accompanying medications. The simultaneous use of several drugs or of compound drugs runs counter to the rules of classical homeopathy.
The remedies are mostly derived from the mineral, plant and animal realms and are purified in a series of dilutions, trituration or succussion, according to Hahnemann’s method, by which their specific effects are refined and any toxic side effects are precluded.
An essential prerequisite to choosing a homeopathic remedy is the homeopathic anamnesis and examination. As a rule, it comprises the following elements:
- A precise record of current complaints, including specific clinical examinations
- Fathoming the emotional, mental, and social situation of the patient
- Investigating general symptoms, such as diet, drinking and sleeping habits
- A detailed biographical anamnesis, including family history
The information thus obtained makes it possible to choose and administer the potentiated remedy.
Follow-up anamnesis: After an individually prearranged time, changes in the patient’s condition since the remedy was first taken are recorded afresh, and if necessary, further prescriptions are written.
Homeopathic treatment not only aims at making symptoms disappear, but at complete and lasting healing and recovery.