ACUTE AND CHRONIC PRESCRIBING IN HOMEOPATHY

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When it comes to health, understanding the difference between acute and chronic conditions is important. The key distinction between the two types of conditions is the amount of time needed to resolve them. Acute conditions are temporary while chronic conditions are persistent and long-term. The distinction between acute and chronic prescribing in homeopathy is very important. Understanding the difference between them can help you make informed decisions when it comes to your health care and treatment plan.

Acute prescribing in homeopathy.

Acute conditions are typically caused by an event or illness that has a sudden onset and a short duration. In acute prescribing, the goal is to quickly address the symptoms and underlying causes of the illness. Acute prescribing is used to treat illnesses that have a sudden onset and often require short-term care and treatment. Examples of acute conditions include colds, flu, digestive problems, acute coronary syndrome and minor injuries. Since these conditions tend to be of a short duration, hence they have a straightforward treatment plan and can be resolved in a relatively short amount of time.

Everyone can become fluent in acute homeopathic prescribing. That’s the beauty and simplicity of it. You would be able to find remedies to help with acute ailments for yourself and your family. The key to be more successful in acute prescribing is the knowledge of the remedies used to treat common conditions. You need to know how to differentiate between homeopathic remedies. Some of them may appear equally good, they seem to be helping with the same ailments, but the devil is in the details. There would be something that sets them apart. That differences between the two remedies makes one of them the one for that person and their condition. After the remedy was selected, there are still some questions to answer. How to choose the potency and the dose of remedies in acute homeopathic prescribing? If you would like to find out more about it please check here.

Chronic prescribing in homeopathy.

Chronic prescribing, on the other hand, is used for illnesses that are long-lasting or conditions that can’t be resolved straight away but can be managed. Examples of chronic conditions include chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, chronic sinusitis, asthma, and high blood pressure. Unlike acute conditions, these ailments typically require longer-term treatments and management in order to keep them under control, avoid flare-ups and to help the body heal itself.

Remedy selection.

In both cases, af acute and chronic prescribing in homeopathy the homeopathic practitioner will prescribe a remedy tailoring treatments to the individual. In acute prescribing the homeopath will select appropriate remedy based on an individual’s unique symptoms taking into consideration their location, type and characteristic of sensation as well as so called modalities – factors that affect intensity of symptoms making it improve or worsen. In order to further narrow the selection of remedies homeopath may also take into consideration other symptoms that appeared together with the main complaint. Coexisting symptoms in homeopathy are called concomitant symptoms.

In case of prescribing for chronic conditions in order to select best suited remedies, full medical history needs to be taken by the homeopath together with an observation of current mental, emotional and general state of the patient. All the information gained in that process is used to select the best matching remedy. Working with a qualified homeopathic practitioner, allows you to find the best treatment solution for chronic conditions. In both cases of acute and chronic prescribing the remedies may be given in the form of a pill or a liquid.

Efficacy of acute and chronic prescribing in homeopathy in the treatment of various conditions.

How effective is acute and chronic prescribing in homeopathy in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions? In many research studies homeopathy has been shown to be a low-cost adjunct or viable alternative to the treatment of many acute and chronic conditions. The study investigating the efficacy of homeopathy in hospital emergency and intensive care ward reported homeopathy bringing improvement and offering successful treatment in more than sixty percent of the cases where anxiety and pain were treated. Homeopathy appeared to be effective in the conventional hospital setting, treating critically ill patients and multiple casualty incidents [1].

The Efficacy of homeopathy in the treatment of chronic diseases has been demonstrated by the results of long term observational study. All patients participating in this research were affected by chronic illnesses of different kinds for a period of several years. The patients were asked for an overall assessment of the improvement or deterioration of their health compared to the situation prior to the first visit. Over 70% of the six and a half thousand people examined over six years rated changes in health status as positive. Half of the respondents estimated their health status as better or much better in comparison to the situation before the start of homeopathic treatment. Conclusions based on the results of the study suggest that homeopathic treatment has brought positive changes in health in a large group of patients with a wide range of chronic diseases [2].

[1] Oberbaum M, Singer SR, Friehs H, Frass M. Homeopathy in emergency medicine. Wien Med Wochenschr. 2005;155(21-22):491‐497

[2] Spence DS, Thompson EA, Barron SJ. Homeopathic treatment for chronic disease: A 6-year, university-hospital outpatient observational study. J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Oct;11(5):793-8.

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