Homeopathic treatment is a unique treatment which involves an equal partnership between the patient and the practitioner. It is a treatment that relies heavily on the subjective experience of the patient and an objective analysis of the practitioner. Since the choice of the treatment depends heavily on the practitioner too, it is extremely important that the patient choose the right classical homoeopath for the success of the treatment.
Some homeopaths of the present day see themselves as a part of the alternative or holistic movement, and sometimes combine other therapies with homeopathy. These include Biochemics, Bach Flower remedies, acupuncture, osteopathy, yoga, meditation, diet, naturopathy, Reiki, counseling etc. However, most classical homeopaths use only one form of therapy at a time, so that they can properly evaluate the result.
Following criteria may help you choose the right homeopath for you. A good homeopath is one who:
Above all, a good homeopath keeps the highest goal of bringing about complete restoration of health for his/her patient instead of a mere relief from the uncomfortable symptoms. A good homeopath takes the patient from a life with disease under control to a state of total health with complete freedom of mind, body, and soul.
- Practices classical homeopathy according to the principles and laws of homeopathy
- Remains objective, unbiased and non-judgmental about patient, their choices, their life & their illness
- Spends adequate amount of time eliciting the most individualistic details of the whole case through questioning, observation, and forms
- Extracts all the characteristics of the patient as an individual such as his likes and dislikes in food, temperature, hormone patterns, and also his reactions to various physical and psychological factors
- Makes a detailed inquiry into the state of mind, emotions, and very often dreams
- Explores and records life situation of the patient as well as family history of the patient
- A patient generally leaves such a consultation with a feeling of being seen and understood in his very core, often seeing himself in a way he has not done before.
- Gives a single remedy at a time
- Carefully studies the response especially to see that symptoms are going in the right direction and the patient in general and mentally is feeling better instead of temporary relief in his symptoms
- Abides by the moral code of conduct and ethics at all times
- Participates and continues further education and research