Acute Vs. Constitutional Care
Acute care is for any condition where left to itself would resolve on its own and is usually characterized by symptoms coming on suddenly. This covers illnesses like colds, the flu, childhood illnesses, bronchitis, earaches, tonsillitis, injuries, infections, or bug bites. This can also be useful for healing from dental work, bone fractures, and surgeries.
Constitutional care is everything else. It supports the whole self and is aimed at the eventual reversal of chronic ailments. This takes into account all aspects of the individual: physical, mental, emotional, temperamental, plus any susceptibilities you may carry in your genes. Examples include: eczema, asthma, trouble sleeping, acute illnesses that keep coming back, arthritis, migraines, autism, anxiety and depression, addiction, STDs, heart disease, and cancer.