Constitutional Approach

Constitutional Approach

    Homeopathic approach of treating the patients is different to other conventional mode of treatment. The homeopathic treatment is based on the constitutional approach i.e. it includes all the peculiar symptoms of the individual at the physical and the mental sphere such as:

  • His feelings

  • His emotions

  • His behavior

  • His personality and

  • The psychological set up of the individual

  • Each and every symptom appearing through out the body

  • These details when comprehended will depict the totality of an individual patient. Homeopathy does not treat one isolated symptom but it looks at the person as a whole including his past and present symptoms.

    For e.g. if you are suffering from common cold and also some skin disease homeopathic physician may not give you different medicines for your cold and the skin disease but instead he will give you one medicine which will not only cover both the symptoms but also will suit your personality, temperament and mental state.

    The treatment is individualized

    No two individuals are same; neither their body posture, nor their behavior is same and they respond differently to the same stimulus. Even the monozygotic twins do not react in the same way.

    Just take another example, one person may enjoy listening to music, other may start dancing with the music, where as third person may get irritated and angry with the music, may experience the sweet melodious music as noise.

    Disease Picture

    In the same way the disease picture expressed by each individual is different. For e.g. During fever one person may feel very thirsty where as other person may be thirstless, or with fever one person may feel too cold and he may cover himself with blankets where as another person may feel hot and needs fan.

    In the same way the medicine for similar disease in different individuals will have different medicines i.e. two individuals with same type of fever will still have different medicines depending on their constitution and their reactions to the disease. Also every individual reacts to an external factor in a peculiar way and hence even if two people produce similar symptoms, their reaction to the same medication may be different. Also the potency (power) and repetition of the medicine will be different for every diseased individual.

    Constitutional Remedy

    The homeopathic medicine selected on the bases of the totality of the individual and this selected medicine is called constitutional remedy for that individual. When this constitutional medicine is administered in correct dose and potency (power of medicine) it stimulates and strengthens the healing mechanism, a certain step towards permanent health.