What is the Responsibility of the Patient Who Undertakes Homeopathic Treatment?
Be a good observer of yourself. Note what feels bad and what makes your symptoms better and worse. The more you can tell the better.
You can bring in your previous medical records if you like. They will be appreciated, but they are not necessary for the homeopath to prescribe for you.
Be candid. Tell it like it is. Expect to get better, yes, but avoid unreasonable expectations of a “miracle cure.” Astounding improvements do occur under homeopathy, but not always – and certainly not immediately. (Even when astounding improvements do occur, they usually take time.) In a chronic problem the going may be slow and even rough, but stick with it. The results are often rewarding.
Homeopathy is highly demanding of the physician. The reason he or she spends such a long time with each new patient is because he is selecting, from hundreds of medicines, the one remedy which most exactly matches the patient’s symptoms. Because it is not always an easy task, no homeopath always finds the exact remedy the first time. Be patient.
Once the correct medicine has been found, again, be patient. In the weeks and months to come there may be ups and downs, particularly if the complaints have been with you for years. A good homeopath is reluctant to treat again too soon. If he tells you at the follow-up visit that he wants to wait before he treats you again, that is good. Even if some of your symptoms remain, don’t push for a remedy. Indeed, the most common mistake made by homeopaths is treating too often.