I’m pretty good at acutes even if I say so myself. The occasional misprescription is fixed on the following medicine. I can manage the case through to completion.
So. My better half has had a sore throat and cough these past 4 days. She still has it, only now it is worse. Symptoms have progressed to include a right-sided earache.
I could write all the symptoms here however I genuinely feel that I’ve noted all of them and balanced them out in both aetiology, severity and expression. I did ask 2 colleagues for their opinion and they both suggested remedies I had given and or considered.
There is a sense of frustration and disappointment in myself today. This morning I gave a Paracetamol and a remedy in liquid, and she finally fell asleep on the couch.
My view of Homoeopathy. It is the prime curative medicinal system in the world. It stimulates the immune response and aids the body to restore health. We are talking cure here. Unfortunately sometimes in the process, pain relief is NOT always the intent of the immune response. Sometimes the immune system pushes the disease process toward cure quickly, and sometimes the process means some pain. If the remedy is wrong, the pain will happen anyway.
As a homoeopathic physician, I have no philosophic objection to pain relief. With most illnesses, the remedy will help, with some others, pain is present. When severe pain is present, I sometimes will use allopathic Medicine to relieve that pain. It is specific and localised and necessary for PAIN. Not for curative reasons. Sometimes for example, if a patient has a bacterial eye infection, an antibiotic is used to kill the bacteria and a remedy will be used to treat the presenting symptoms in the individual. If the bacteria is not treated, loss of eyesight can occur. This is my practice and I mention merely to point out that allopathic medicine for pain relief, not a curative treatment, is available and if can be given without impeding homoeopathic treatment, it should not be disregarded for the patient’s welfare.
When looking at the reasons for failing to find the right remedy for her, I have to mention one observation I have in dealing with patients.
2 vaccines or more seem to inhibit a quick response from remedy treatment. I don’t have peer-reviewed clinical evidence to validate this statement, but I do have a number of patients who do not react as quickly to treatment as previously. There is no judgement made on people who have been vaccinated. External pressure and restrictions placed on an individual will sometimes mean there is no choice given to that person in order to care for their family.
So. I carry on observing and will give a remedy when I feel I have enough prescribing symptoms… A tough one.