Monday, April 2, 2018

#AtoZ Challenge- C- "Case taking in homeopathy"

It is day 3 of #A2Zblogging challenge, and I am so excited to share about “Homeopathic Case taking” in day 3 post.

You might have already heard or experienced that homeopaths take a long time to record a case from patient and often asked so many questions about your mental, physical, social and emotional characteristics. Sometimes it may feel really confusing (and may be irritating too) for so many people that why they are asking all these questions that are not related with disease condition.
Today, in this post I will share the main reason behind that. It is because that homeopathy believes in the “Principle of Individualization”

 Theory of individualization

  Homoeopathy works on the principle of "Individualization", in simple words each individual is a unique person and each one has their own physical, mental, social and emotional characteristics. And so that their disease too.

This is the reason that why a same medicine could not prescribed the different persons, who are suffering from the same disease condition. In short “it is all about collecting the peculiar and individual symptoms of disease person”.

Case taking

Homeopathic case- taking is a time consuming process that requires a prepared mind set and patience. During this process a trained homeopathic physician asked a long questionnaire about your disease condition and general physical and mental health. It includes:
Present disease condition, its

  1. Location,
  2.  Causation,
  3.  Any particular sensation
  4. Modalities (means when the intensity of complaint gets decrease or increase)
  5. Concomitant (any associated symptoms)

  • Past history
  • Family history
  • Physical general symptoms (appetite, thirst, sleep, dream, digestion, urine etc.)
  • Mental general (like, are you an introvert or extrovert, any other peculiar mental symptoms)
  • Social or emotional symptoms (again any symptoms or trait that is specific to you)
  • After recording all these symptoms, he observed any specific signs (signs are the things that have been observed by the physician for example: redness of eyes, paleness of skin. Sometimes these signs are so specific to a case and help a lot in choosing a correct remedy)
  • General physical examination that includes recording of temperature, blood pressure measurement, weight etc.

After this collection of symptoms and signs, he also collects important data from your past history (from any tests, or reports, if you had)

This process is very important to get the desired results from homeopathic treatment. So along with the qualification of homeopath, it is very important for patient too, that he narrates all his symptoms properly and with minute details.

Sometimes case taking may requires more than one consultation, especially in chronic cases where it is very important for physician to collect not only the present but the past symptoms as well.


Here I would love to share some practical tips for a proper case taking, if you or your family members are going to take a homeopathic treatment.

  • Be patient, it is a time consuming but most important process of your treatment
  • Be mentally prepared, observed yourself for ail your physical, mental and emotional symptoms
  • Be ready to answer the questions with proper detail
  • Do not except results in one single visit or after taking few days of medicine.

“In short, it is a completely individual medical science and success is all depends on the proper collection of symptoms (from physician) and proper narration of symptoms (from the patients)
So, it’s all for today’s post, please feel free to ask me any questions or doubt about the homeopathic case taking. And be ready to learn about more about the homeopathy in upcoming post! Stay tuned!
In case if you had missed previous 2 posts, here is the links:

This post is a part of #A2Zblogging challenge, hosted by Blogchatter.


  1. I used to be so annoyed at this aspect of homeopathy, till I realised it is the first step to better health.

    1. Yes! dear it is a difficult but most important aspect of homeopathy. thanks a lot for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts!

  2. I had heard this about homeopathy too but didnt know the reason behind it - thanks for sharing that Surbhi!

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    1. Yes! Shalini, I always had a strong desire to share the goodness of homeopathy, and luckily this challenge has given me a chance. I am glad you liked the post, thanks a lot for visit.

  3. I remember mom crib about this long process. But now I know how important a step it is!
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    1. yes! it is most important dear, thanks a lot for your visit!

  4. Ah! This explains it and I used to wonder why my father's doc asks so many questions and keeps referring to the old notes!!
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    1. Yes! Shilpa it is a kind of lengthy process, but it works wonderfully when symptoms matches. thanks a lot for your visit dear!

  5. Interesting theme. I had no idea it takes so long. I have only tried it once perhaps, when I was a child. Didn't quite work for me I guess.

    1. Thanks Vinay, I am glad you liked the theme. and agreed, it happens sometimes homeopathy works and sometimes does not.