This is a good thing.
For the most part.
Homeopathy is a safe and effective way to feel better, without drugs.
Much of the time, people can treat thenselves.
Minor burns, wounds, sore throats and colds can often be easily resolved with the right remedy.
These are acute conditions, and they typically heal on their own anyway.
With or without a homeopathic remedy.
However, a well-chosen remedy can hasten the process.
Many homeopaths believe treating an acute can prevent complications, which then become chronic.
Chronic conditions are much harder to uproot.
They typically require a series of remedies, given in the right order, in the right potency and for the right duration.
Treating chronics is very intricate. It takes time, skill and patience.
As one homeopath described it years ago, “You go down some blind alleys before you get there.”
Meaning the path to the cure may not be smooth.
There may be times a case stalls.
Until you find the remedy that gets it moving again.
Sometimes you need special treatment with certain remedies for what homeopaths call miasms.
Homeopathic training teaches us how to identify these miasms.
Also, chronic complaints in the West are typically first treated with drugs.
Homeopaths call this “suppression.”
Then it generally takes a bit more time and effort to achieve better health with homeopathy.
The Difference Between Acute And Chronic In Homeopathy
Along with renewed interest in homeopathy, a form of healing once very popular in North America, is an army of home prescribers.
Sadly, they don’t always get good information.
So the remedies are often misused.
Part of the problem is the misconception that homeopathy is DIY medicine.
So people get on Facebook and expect their complex health issues to be solved, quickly and easily.
With remedy suggestions from strangers.
In reality, though, homeopathy doesn’t work this way.
Even when working with a homeopathic, feeling better involves more than just taking a few white homeopathic pellets.
In addition to well-selected remedies, it requires the right mindset and a lot of hard work.
Acute Vs Chronic Homeopathy
It’s not always easy finding the right remedy.
To do it well you need to ask a lot of questions.
You have to perceive what a person needs.
Some of the information discussed in consults is highly personal.
But it’s often these personal tidbits that help solve a case.
This kind of intimate information is not likely to be shared on Facebook. (Nor should it be.)
Which is why it’s shocking that some people now attempt to take complex homeopathic cases entirely online. Then they suggest remedies based on just a couple of symptoms.
Knowing what goes into good case taking means no one can possibly undo long-standing problems this way.
Fueling unrealistic expectations is the proliferation of various Facebook groups.
You will often see posts from people who’ve suffered from various illnesses for years.
A good example is someone asking for help with chronic migraines.
Now they want remedy suggestions.
And there are no shortage of people to offer them.
In reality this is a deep problem that takes time to unravel, even with the most skilled practitioner.
What Is A Chronic Condition in Homeopathy?
A chronic condition is something that’s lasted for longer than a few weeks.
It’s unlikely to go away on its own.
Even with time, good nutrition and a lot of rest.
Eczema, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, autism, ADHD, PTSD, insomnia and anxiety all fall under the homeopathic umbrella of chronics.
These conditions are infinitely more difficult to tackle, compared to acutes.
Anyone struggling with a chronic ailment wants good homeopathic care.
They deserve good individual care.
I strongly suggest find a homeopath who is flexible. Someone who will treat any acutes that arise and who chooses one well-selected remedy at a time.
There’s no need to do a high-potency detox protocol first. All well-trained homeopaths know when to use specific Tautopathic remedies when required. (Tautopathic means using various drugs and environmental toxins as homeopathic remedies.)
The homeopathic community desperately needs to help educate the public on the difference between chronic and acute ailments.
The huge interest in homeopathy coupled with the proliferation of Facebook homeopathy groups happened before we were able to develop the necessary educational support.
What Is Acute Problem in Homeopathy?
But back to acute problems.
These can be quickly solved with the right remedy.
This is why mothers should be encouraged to learn enough about homeopathy.
So they can treat bumps, bruises and sore throats themselves.
As they get better at it they can rely less upon their homeopath.
Someone who knows them well and knows which remedies have worked for the family in the past.