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Homeopathic Aggravation

Homeopathy aggravation is only seen in few chronic case when the disease is incurable or there are tissue changes.


In acute disease the homoeopathic aggravation is not, as a rule, marked unless the disease has been severe and dangerous.

In chronic cases without tissue changes the aggravation is usually not severe, but when there are tissue changes there is almost invariably a marked aggravation usually with elimination through some of the natural orifices of the body.

In the former the aggravation is due to the medicinal disease, whereas in the latter it is due to an effort in nature’s part to put matters right-a sort of house cleaning.

When the remedy does not correspond exactly to the disease symptoms we are not likely to have an aggravation (except in over-sensitives, where it is medicinal and not curative.)

This is especially observable in feeble patients who, owing to their deficient vitality, are not able to produce any very guiding symptoms.- (Kent, Journal of Homoeopathics, May 1900).