All pathies take into account the symptoms of the patient. In present
day, with specialisation & super-specialisation, a sick person is treated
in parts. Hahnemann advised that the TOTALITY OF SYMPTOMS should be taken
into account. This HOLISTIC APPROACH treats the sick person as a whole. As is
often said -- Homoeopathy does not treat the disease, but the diseased person.
It is possible that thirty people suffering from Asthma may require 20 or even
30 different medicines -- depending upon the symptoms presented by them. Conversely,
a medicine being given to a child for cough can be given to a lady with menstrual
Homoeopath takes a detailed history & does a thorough examination & notes
down all the pathological/radiological test reports. But a Homoeopath goes into
greater detail & pays special attention to the individual's peculiar symptoms,
mental makeup, generalities like reaction to cold/heat ; dreams, as well as particular
symptoms pertaining to each part of the body . The Homoeopath has to be fully
trained in all aspects of medicine - anatomy, physiology, surgery, pathology,
besides the Homoeopathic materia medica. After taking the case history, the Homoeopath's
real talent & experience comes into play for he has to match the disease
of the patient with drug picture of the medicine. A great prescriber is one who
can select the right remedy from the numerous available to him.
physician endeavours to build a multi-dimensional picture of his patient which
will be matched by one of the drug pictures derived from provings of medicines.