If you have ever spoken to a homeopath you may have heard them say that require constitutional homeopathy. But what the heck does that mean and how is it different to using arnica for a bruise.
If you have been to a basic homeopathic workshop that some practitioner like myself offer then you would have learnt about what homeopathy is and how it works. But then you would have spoken about remedies such as arnica is for bruises, injury, accidents, surgery, healing etc with a brief symptom picture. From this experience you may have wondered well if I have eczema there must be a remedy or two for that can't I just use it. The answer is no as something like eczema is a chronic condition that requires a constitutional homeopathic prescription.
So for an acute condition such as a cold, you may have about 1-7 symptoms the symptom picture is fairly easy to understand from the acute sudden symptoms and changes in moods. From this, you can easily choose a remedy out of the thirty that are used often for the acute situation of which maybe ten are used for an acute cold. life is fairly easy in this space.
Eczema, for example, is normally due to suppression of emotions, can have a genetic/ epigenetic link, could be digestion related, allergen related or irritant used on the skin. It's an imbalance in the entire system, not just the skin, which is just the body telling you something is unbalanced that needs to be addressed. Know I have used eczema as an example but this goes for any long-standing condition or chronic illness. Over time we build layers, take medication and it starts to complicate the picture requiring a few remedies to unravel the imbalance.
So basically a constitutional preparation is a preparation that works on the complete body and mind to unravel and heal the imbalances and as such the symptoms showing you something is wrong will disappear. There are over 4000 remedies to choose from, which is why an initial consult goes for 1.5 hours for adults and 1 hour for children as we untangle all your information from childhood to now to discover the preparation best suited to start the process.
Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conduction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies. The information displayed in this post is to be used as information only, always seek professional advice before starting any medication.