When I talk about homeopathy, I very often use the word “process”, saying, it is a healing process.
I looked up “process” in THE NEW MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY. One of the meanings listed there is “a series of actions or operations directed towards a particular result”.
If I relate this meaning of “process” to homeopathy, this may be how the parts of the dictionary meaning could be broken down and then put back together expressing the process of homeopathy:
- “A series of actions and operations” is twofold. First, it is having appointments where the homeopath learns, witnesses what is bothering the patient and giving the homeopathic remedy or remedies that is similar to this. The second, that there can be a series of homeopathic remedies used. Some synonyms for “series” are succession, progression, a string. Again, I used THE NEW MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY to look up the word “series”. Some homeopaths have used the word “ladder”, with each rung or step leading to the next one, and towards healing. A path is a lovely image for this.
- “Directed towards a particular result” means it is going somewhere in particular, which is towards health, a healing, to feel better, to no longer be experiencing the symptoms or the health issue anymore or experiencing it less frequently, a cure.
- If I put these phrases together, it may come as: It is a process. By having appointments, the homeopath learns and witnesses what is bothering the patient. This information guides the homeopath in choosing the similar homeopathic remedies to the patient that are needed to help the patient heal. More than one homeopathic remedy may be needed over the healing time.
Sometimes, in this process, the first homeopathic remedy is all that is needed. Very often though, a series of homeopathic remedies are needed, using one at a time. Each of the homeopathic remedies that are used gives us more information, and leads to the next homeopathic remedy needed. Sometimes, homeopathic remedies may be used concurrently, which means one remedy is given, and then another one is given several days or a week(s) later. No matter how we proceed, it is always looking at the individual, what they need and is fitting for them.
This patient has had two appointments with me. The first homeopathic remedy we used didn’t do much. At the second appointment, the patient talked about the same things he had said before, and said more. This deepened my understanding of him. I gave him a different homeopathic remedy. We will see how he does. It is a process.
Another patient, a woman, has done very well on the first homeopathic remedy we used. Her congestion and itchy rashes are much better, less virulent and uncomfortable, and she has more energy. She has taken this homeopathic remedy several times over the last 4 months, and has been helped by each dose. In addition, to using this remedy, I will be giving her another homeopathic remedy to address a deeper layer of her, and lessen the sensitivity which may lessen the number of flare ups and intensity of them. We may continue with the first homeopathic remedy given when needed.
I had a follow up with the mother of a nine year old boy, who is the patient. He has done well on the homeopathic remedy. We have given a higher potency of this remedy over the last few months. Some things were better, yet didn’t always maintain. He would slide back some, that is when we would give another dose of the remedy. From this last appointment, another homeopathic remedy was clearly showing, which we are going to use. We may go back to the first one if and when needed. Having these follow up appointments help to get a deeper and wider understanding of the patient.
I have many patients that when something comes up and they are not feeling that well, they contact me along with any other health practitioners they use. At these times, they may need another dose of the homeopathic remedy that has helped them, or a different homeopathic remedy may be needed to address what is going on now.
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