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Chronic Disease Management

Constitutional Remedies

Constitution is defined as mental, physical make up of a person. A homeopathic Physician starts his consultation the moment a person enters in a homeopath's consulting room. It can start with the way a person looks, how he / she enters in the consulting room

Constitutional homeopathy refers to the treatment of a person as a whole, including past and present symptoms. When accurately implemented, homeopathic constitutional care can elicit a profound healing response. Homeopathy can be extremely effective in treating chronic and long-term health problems

According to homeopathy, mind and body are very much linked and physical problems cannot be effectively cured without understanding and correcting the person’s constitution and character. Constitution in homeopathy means a person’s state of health, including their temperament and any inherited and acquired characteristics. To determine the constitution of a person, a homeopath usually asks great many questions.

Homeopathy believes that if your constitution is healthy, you will not succumb to any infection, i.e. bacteria and viruses will not affect you as your susceptibility is low.

In medicine we believe that one becomes sick due to infection, i.e. bacteria and viruses; hence their treatment is aimed at killing the infectious agent using strong drugs. This however, further reduces the immunity of the person making it weaker and the person becomes more susceptible and falls sick again and again. Homeopaths believe, however, that first your constitution becomes weak and then you become susceptible to infection. The bacteria and viruses are the end products of disease process and not the cause of disease. The bacteria and viruses are everywhere; they will not affect you till your immunity is strong.

In homeopathy treatment is aimed at raising the vitality, i.e. immunity of the person so that he can fight out the disease himself. This is why homeopathy is able to cure permanently with out frequent remissions. When any remedy is prescribed on the basis of the constitution of a person it cures the ailment permanently. For example, someone with a Pulsatilla constitution will respond well to Pulsatilla remedy almost regardless of illness they are suffering from.




Homeopathic prophylaxis began with Hahnemann. During the scarlet fever epidemics, and later with cholera, Hahnemann began to clarify his concept of Genus Epidemicus. In Aphorism 101 of the Organon he writes, "It may conceivably happen that in the first case of an epidemic disease that presents itself to the physician's notice he does not at once obtain a knowledge of its complete picture, as it is only by a close observation of several cases of every such collective disease that he can become conversant with the totality of its signs and symptoms."And then in Aphorism 102, in Organon written by Hahnemann "All those affected with the epidemic prevailing at a given time have certainly contracted it from one and the same source and hence are suffering from the same disease; but the whole extent of such an epidemic disease cannot be learned from one single patient, but is only to be perfectly deduced and ascertained from the sufferings of several patients of different constitutions."

Genus Epidemicus is the word coined by Hahnemann which denotes the homoeopathic remedy that is similar to the totality of symptoms found in majority of patients suffering in an epidemic disease and which if given to the patient before the onset of the disease prevents the epidemic disease or when given during the disease cures the patient.

With a homeopathic immunization, after it is administered, this very minute dose of homeopathically prepared disease material is recognized by the body so that when the person comes across the disease later in life, the body is equipped to fight it off.

Homeopaths believe that the reason that regular vaccinations are so effective is that they work according to one of the basic principles of homeopathy: The law of similars, or like cures like. Homeopathic medicines are always prescribed based on similarity to the symptoms that need to be cured. Homeopathy means “similar medicine.” Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, discovered the law of similars over 200 years ago: those same symptoms a particular medicine produces in a healthy person can thus be cured in a sick person. Homeopathic vaccines take the law of similars a logical step further: like not only treats like; like also prevents like.

Preventive medicines occupy a prominent place today and it is logical that it should, because prevention makes cure unnecessary. As the Law of Similars excels in the power to cure, it excels more forcibly and certainly in the art of disease prevention. It is true that the agents employed bear a crude similarity to, the homeopathic principle but because of this crudity of preparation and administration we meet with much disappointment and considerable consequential evil effects following their use.

Homeopathic prophylaxis never causes anaphylaxis or shock, never results in secondary infection, never leaves in its wake serum or vaccine disease or any other severe reaction; it simply protects gently the system from being prone to illnesses.