Acute or Chronic illness? Understanding Homeopathy.
Updated: Feb 13
Homeopathy is really easy for you to use at home in an ‘Acute’ situation! Homeopathy is safe, natural and with a little help to understand how to note the nature of symptoms you can do a great deal to help yourself or your family through acute illness or minor injuries. A homeopathy home kit is a great investment and they come with an easy to navigate booklet describing all you need to know to address most situations.
So how do you tell the difference between an acute and a chronic illness? Think in terms of duration. An ‘Acute’ comes on quickly and usually self resolves within a relatively short time span (most minor first aid situations, upset stomachs, colds and flu etc.). If you have been poorly for less than two to three weeks then you can safely select remedies from your kit and discover the wonder of homeopathy for yourself. Homeopathy 247 (link below) has all the information you will need to learn how to prescribe and you can join our courses and our warm and welcoming community.
Sometimes you may feel too poorly to self prescribe, you may feel overwhelmed, exhausted or up in the middle of the night with a child. In these circumstances you can book an acute appointment direct with me, or, go to the Homeopathy 247 website where there is a homeopath on duty 24 hours daily. We have you covered!
When an acute illness lingers for several weeks, months or even years, or it appears to be getting worse over time, it is then considered a ‘Chronic’ situation. Eczema, recurrent menstrual issues and asthma for example, fall into this category. These conditions require a different approach. Here’s why.
Homeopaths have a huge arsenal of remedies to choose from, thousands in fact! It's vital that the homeopath prescribes according to your unique symptoms, taking into account your medical, emotional and physical history. This is a holistic approach and requires expert training to observe and prescribe correctly. Chronic conditions can take time to heal, you may require more than one remedy and even some lifestyle changes.
What to do if you need a longer term approach? Have a look at other peoples' experience through the testimonials on this site and read all about what happens in a consultation on the home page. There is also plenty of helpful information on the Homeopathy247 site. Still unsure? Then book a free chat with me and we will discuss your needs and come up with a plan.