Homeopathic Case Taking

A person who has been suffering for a longer duration (if possible acute case where the suffering is for shorter duration) need to submit the required information which will be useful for proper understanding and analysis of the case and helps in selecting most deepest similimum remedy in order to have quick and rapid restoration of health.

As said in “Organon Of Medicine” (written by Dr.Sameul Hahemann M.D. and the founder of Homeopathy), “The Physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed".

“The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its whole extent, in the shortest, most reliable and most harmless way, on easily comprehensible principles.”

“Homeopathic law of nature”

“A weaker dynamic affection is permanently extinguished in the living organism by a stronger one, if the latter (whilst differing in kind) is very similar to the former in its manifestations.”

Your case should be presented in this format:

A) Your story.
B) Modalities (Aggravations or Ameliorations) as applied to each of the symptoms should be provided as below:

a) cause of the disease,
b) onset,sequence, duration of disease
c) character, location of disease, Is it extending to other place i.e radiation of pain. how do you express your pain or sensations.
d) peculiar symptoms or alternating symptoms associated with the present symptoms.
e) strange,rare and peculiar symptoms which you feel as unnatural or the symptoms no way related to the disease but are seen with the disease.
6) How is your pain increased and how is it decreased ie. What you will do to get relief. Eg.Joint pains increases or
I feel pain if I move and I am comfortable by taking rest, lying down, by cold application as warm things increase my joint pains.
1. Time: - what hour, day, night, before or after midnight. - Periodicity -how often your symptoms recur is there any periodicity, - seasons - how do you react to seasons, - moon phases Eg. Headache every 15 days or on full moons.
2. Temperature and weather: - chilly (doesn’t like or tolerate cold ) or warm blooded (can’t tolerate heat) - How do you react to the following : - wet, dry, cold or hot weather changes. - Storm thunder-storm(before, during, or after) - Hot sun, wind, fog, snow - Open air, - warm room, changes from one to other, - crowded places, - warmth of bed,heat of stove, - uncovering.
3. How do you react after Bathing (hot, cold, sea), - local application of the affected part with hot, cold, wet, dry
4. How do you feel with - Rest or - motion or (slow motion, turning in bed, - exertion, - walking, - on first motion ,after moving a while, while moving, after moving, - car and sea-sickness.
5. Position: how do you feel with - standing, - sitting (knee-crossed (with one knee on the other), rising from sitting), - stooping (bending) and (rising from stooping) - lying (on painful side, back, right or left side, abdomen, head high or low, - rising form lying - leaning head backward, forward, side-wise, closing or opening eyes, any unsual position such as knee-chest.
6. External stimuli: - touch, hard or light, pressure, - rubbing, - constriction(clothing etc), - slight movement, riding - stepping, - noise, music - to conversation, - to odours.
7. Eating: - In general (before, during,after hot or cold food or drink), - Swallowing (solids, liquids, empty swallowing) - Acids, fats, - How do you react to Salt, salty food, starches - Sugar, sweets. - Green vegetables, - Milk,eggs - Meat, fish - Oysters, - Onions - Beer, liquour, wine - Coffee, tea - Tobacco, drug etc.
8. Thirst: - How much quantity do you drink,how often , - Hot, cool or iced, - Sours, bitter etc;
9. Sleep: In general:(before,during,on falling asleep in first sleep, after, on waking)
10. Menses(periods): - complaints before, during, after or from suppressed menses.
11. Sweat: - hot or cold - foot sweat partial or suppressed.
12. Other discharges: - bleeding eg:bleeding form nose. - coryza, - diarrhoea - vomiting, - urine, - emissions - leucorrhea suppression of any of the discharges.
C) Considering patient as a whole : Physical generals and Mental generals: Physical generals:
a) Constitutional type of the patient.
b) Ailments (complaints) from emotions:
B) Suppressions (discharges such as menses, sweat, leucorrhoea, catarrh, diarrhoea) etc; Considering patient as a whole : - Eruptions,: diseases eg.malaria, rheumatic fever, syphilis, gonorrhea etc. - Of pathologhy eg:haemorrhoids (piles), fistula in ano, ulcers, tonsils, tumors, other surgical conditions etc; - From exposure to cold, wet hot sun, etc. - From mechanical conditions eg overeating,injury etc.
c) Menses: - date of establishment,regularity (early or late) - duration, color, consistency (thick,thin stringy ect) odour, - amount, membranes, pain (by what it is increased and decreased) - how you are effected before, during and after menses physically and mentally - menopause symptoms
d) Other discharges: - cause - color, consistency, odour, acrid, or bland not acrid - symptoms from suppression - alternating with - hot or cold - better or worse from discharges (before, during or after)
e) Sleep: - better or worse form sleep - position in aggravation after - difficulty in getting to sleep - waking frequently or early, at what hour, - somnambulism (walking in sleep) - dreams - restless during sleep
f) Restlessness: - prostration, weakness, - trembling - chill, fever etc
g) Aggravation (conditions which make the disease worse) and Ameliorations (conditions which make the disease better) referring to patient as a whole.
h) objective symptoms: eg;redness of orifices
i) pathology which applies to patient as a whole: - eg:tendency to tumours, cysts, polypus, warts, moles - family tendency to certain diseases - frequency of catching cold.