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Gudrun Brune Text by Gudrun Brune Gudrun Brune

So what does actually happen to a person who gets homoeopathic treatment?

One of the basic principles of Homoeopathy is, that medicine has to cooperate with nature in maintaining health and combating desease.

Sickness is not a local affair but involves the whole person - his psychological and emotional as well as his physical make up. A person is not sick because it has this or that desease, the local desease is there because the person is sick. All symptoms of sick health are an expression of disharmony within the whole person.

Symptoms are not the desease. Symptoms accompany desease, they are an evidence of desease. Treating only the symptoms would be like killing the messenger for bringing bad news. In fact, by treating just the symptoms, we are suppressing the body's natural responses and inhibiting the healing process.

E.g. when you take a medicament against your headache (a painkiller) this might take the pain away, but it ignores the cause of the headache. So your body will have to find other expressions to show that there is a disorder- and then normally the symptoms go from the surface to deeper parts of the body.

According to Homoeopathy it is the patient who needs treatment, not the desease. This is called 'holistic medicine'.

The homoeopath does not treat physical, mental and emotional illnesses separately. He regards them as connected, as aspects of the whole of the patients suffering.

So the homoeopath has to get a clear understanding of the whole picture of the patients state of health. That's why he has to ask him a lot of questions. Questions, not only about the problems which brought him to the homoeopath in the first place, but also about apparently minor deviations from health, about the way his problem affects him, about his medical history and the one of his family, about his character, his fears etc....

The patient may not realize sometimes why these questions are relevant now. But the homoeopath needs to have a complete picture of the patient. The first appointment may take more than two hours. Only like this a remedy can be prescribed which this special person needs at this special time in its life.

The difference to conventional medicine is now, that in homoeopathic treatment different people with the same symptoms are treated in a different way, because the way people have pain can be different, the way they cope with pain can be different, the way they live can be different etc....

The homoeopath takes notice of all these differences and prescribes individually. This doesn't happen in conventional medicine, where different people with the same symptoms are all treated the same way.


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