Guide to Self Diagnosis and Treatment with Homeopathy
The basic aim of homeopathic prescribing is to find the one remedy which best matches all your symptoms. It is best not to take more than one remedy at a time.
Our free, online homeopathy software makes it very easy to narrow down the choice of remedies for first aid and disease with homeopathy, from the comfort of your own home. We have had many reports of people who have used our remedy finder to successfully treat themselves, however, self diagnosis is not a substitute for visiting a professional homeopath or physician. Nothing on this site is a recommendation as to how to treat any disease or health related condition.
What symptoms matter?
As homeopathy relies on prescribing one remedy to your precise combination of symptoms, all your symptoms should be included in the process.
Most of us have a few niggles that have been with us so long we don't even notice them anymore. (i.e., cold feet) These all need your full attention. You should also include things which you might not even class as symptoms, such as a persistent itch behind your ear.
Aside from the obvious nature of your complaint (i.e. headache).
things to notice include:
- State of mind (including fears, anxieties, attitudes etc.)
- Colour and consistency and regularity of your stool
- What makes a particular symptom feel worse or better?
- Where exactly is each problem located?
- When did symptoms first occur, and what bought them on?
- Your sleep pattern
- What are you sensitive to (i.e. light, cold, heat, drafts, touch, criticism etc.)
- For women, where you are on your monthly cycle.
If you are using our online homeopathic remedy finder software, you will be offered relevant options in a lot of cases, but you may have to add information as separate symptoms.
Getting Familiar with the Repertory
It is worth spending a while exploring the database behind our software in depth, so as to familiarize yourself with the broad range of complaints that count as symptoms. You may therefore wish to use the browse feature rather than the search facility on the remedy finder where possible. You may also wish to explore the complete repertory listing.
And a word of warning
The most important thing when attempting to diagnose and treat illnesses at home is to know when to stop. If symptoms persist, go and see your doctor; even if you feel your symptoms seem unworthy of professional help, minor symptoms can often be a sign of something more serious.
Your national homeopathy association can supply a list of qualified medical doctors who are also qualified as homeopaths.