Classical homeopathy is a holistic therapy. The individual is considered as a whole, physical as well as mental symptoms are considered when choosing a homeopathic remedy. Homeopathy also takes into consideration a person’s environment and lifestyle, likes and dislikes, sensitivity to heat and cold for providing individualized treatment for the person by stimulating the body’s own natural healing response.
Classical Homeopathy can be identified by the following points:
• Practiced according to the complete, original science • Treatment of the whole person, not just certain symptoms • Individualized treatment • Methodology guided by classical principles • A single medicine, given in a single dose • Using classically proven medicines • Comprehensive case-taking and case analysis • Clear case management through regular follow-up appointments • Accurate analysis of treatment results, leading to a curative strategy.
Homeopathy is a system which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form as called as globules (sometimes given in powdered form also), with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Based on their specific symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient.
Holistic refers to a therapy that is used to treat the entirety of the person. It means a comprehensive and total care (physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and economic) of the person. Homeopathy is a holistic therapy. Homeopathy is an in-depth science treating the underlying causes of what ails us, not just symptoms. These are a few of the underlying causes that are considered when being treated holistically and homeopathically: hereditary, past ailments, toxicity, drugs used (past or present) (medical or non-medical), obstacles to cure, susceptibility (always considered), behavior patterns, nutrition, and historical causes of ailments. Problems in any one of these areas could be enough to cause a person to be unhealthy (although almost implicitly, a person is unhealthy for a combination of reasons).
Even with a hereditary or incurable condition we find a person has great potential to improve their suffering when dealing with the totality of their life. Totality is what is important. If the totality of what causes our ailments is missed then only symptoms are treated. Not the person.