Cold. Flu. Virus. Childhood Illness. Bronchitis. Infection. Tonsillitis. Strep. Injuries. Bug Bites. Mastitis. Stomach Ache. Hangover. Dental Work. Fracture.
**Please note that when scheduling acute care that this is NOT a video consult. Practice Better will ask that you select a time and date, that is only for the purpose of getting it on my calendar.**
What is Acute Care?
The goal of acute care is to stimulate your body's own healing response to move your symptoms in the direction of cure.
Homeopathy does not STOP, SUPPRESS, or PALLIATE symptoms.
The correct remedy should provide comfort while your body does the job of processing the acute disturbance.
Please note: Some acute illnesses are actually chronic. Acute illness can also stimulate chronic illness that is seemingly unrelated. If this is the case, it may be necessary to schedule a consultation for chronic homeopathic care.
know the goal
The goal of homeopathic care is to wake up the natural healing response in the body.
Homeopathy is much different from all other forms of medicine. It does not try to
suppress or palliate symptoms,
but works with symptoms to move them in the right direction toward cure.
submit the acute form
Our journey begins here. Share the experience of your suffering with me.
Describe exactly what it feels like to you.
General symptoms like 'cough', 'fever', and 'sore throat' are not useful.
Tell me about how you are suffering from the cough, fever, or sore throat.
Describe the experience of the suffering that is coming from being ill or injured.
Your mood and disposition tell me the most.
Think about how you are reacting to your environment and other people.
What makes your symptoms better?
What are your symptoms asking for? What do your symptoms need?
Conversely, what can your symptoms NOT tolerate?
What aggravates them and causes more suffering?
working with the homeopath
You will receive an invite by email to join Better App.
Once you have accepted the invite,
download the Practice Better App.
You will be contacted through the messenger in the Better App. Turn your notifications on.
Please be available to have a short messaging conversation to answer any follow up questions.
Be prompt and descriptive in your answers.
If response time is slow, I’ll have to move on to other clients, which could make your wait time longer.
choosing your remedy
It takes a good deal of information to match a remedy!
So I ask a lot of questions. Bear with me.
Good communication can go a long way in helping the homeopath help you.
You might need more than one remedy,
but never more than one at a time.
Symptoms change as the body processes illness.
As symptoms change, the remedy can too.
If you don’t own a kit, you can expect that you may need to go to the store more than once.
taking your dose
Pay attention! This part is important.
Now that your remedy has been selected, it’s time to dose!
You will receive your remedy recommendation in the protocol section of your Better App Portal. (side note: even though this says protocol, there are no protocols in homeopathy)
It will give you the remedy name and potency, and instructions for taking a dose and information on the frequency of dosing.
You’ll want to avoid brushing your teeth and drinking coffee within 15-20 min of taking remedy.
Place one dry pellet under your tongue
Prepare your water
Put one pellet in four ounces of water and stir
The pellet does not need to dissolve
One small sip = One dose
All redosing is done in water
Stir or shake remedy water
One small sip = One dose
The frequency of your dosing will depend on your body's response to the remedy, so this will be different for everyone.
Once we establish the match, this is the general rule of thumb:
If you improve from the remedy,
you dose when you regress.
DO NOT DOSE unless the homeopath has given you instructions on how/when to do so.
When it is time to give me updates, find the updates journal in the Journal section of your portal.
Give me as much information as possible.
What has improved? What is the worst symptom currently?
What is the worst part about that symptom?
How is your mood currently?
It is your responsibility to give me updates.