Homeopathic plant: Aconite
What is constitutional treatment?
Due to an underlying constitutional weakness, inherited chronic predisposition to a disease and susceptibility, people experience various recurrent symptoms throughout their life. This could be expressed as a chronic condition or as an acute flare-up of a recurrent problem. (For example hay fever is a chronic condition, but the acute symptoms flare-up in the summer due to the triggering factor - the pollen). Constitutional treatment boosts the body’s own natural healing power. It also helps maintain the balance of the dynamic life force energy that is the main prerequisite for maintaining one’s health. This will result in minimizing the recurrence of the acute flare-ups and in keeping inherited chronic weaknesses dormant. Constitutional treatment is therefore a very important aspect of preventive medicine.
Another aspect of constitutional treatment is cure of a chronic disease; the aim of such a treatment is to get patients back to good health, which is achieved not only by curing the symptoms of a disease, but also by making the patients feel better inside themselves. This improves the patients’ quality of life so they may begin to achieve their full potential.
In order to prescribe the correct constitutional remedy, a homoeopath will ask you questions about your state of mind, your lifestyle, emotional state, sleep, eating habits, medical history etc.
What is homeopathy? (Homeopathy main page)
How does homeopathy work (& how is different to orthodox medicine?)
What kind of complaints can homeopathy help?
Response to a homoeopathic remedy / How long does the treatment take?
How can homeopathy help with stress?