What does a homoeopath do? He deals with Responses and Reaction of the patient in different situations. The alertness like Aconite or Coffea is just the reverse of the dullness of Gelsemium. while prescribing the time and order of symptom arising is equally important to modalities.

The various cravings and aversions are highly significant, especially when combined with the patient’s ‘Responses’ toward solitude, light, noise, company or any other daily environment. We do not say however that diagnosis is of no value in choosing the remedy, for certain drugs are in some diseases suddenly click your mind during treatment and deserve our careful attention. A Baryta carb. patient may have adenoids; characteristic earmarks of phosphorus in pneumonia and many more. as we say that constitution is mother of tendencies and we find the simillimum for prescription then why homoeopathy does not have specific remedies? Simply because vital force converts its energy from one form to other as per Nature’s Law; There is energy in every particle of the Universe. It can never be created nor be destroyed, it is modified by every influence and keeps itself in relative equilibrium only. Hence when surrounding circumstances changes patient demand a particular medicine. It lies in the peculiar personality of the patient, especially in the deviations of his mind from the normal. In homoeopathy we only arouse this latent energy by triggering the vital force.

The facial expression may be its true index and deserves our most careful scrutiny.. Ideally no two remedies can be equally indicated but practically we find a complete group of similar medicines.

for example: for cough we have lot of medicines. what to prescribe now? Go in depth. Find out the location of its origin means location of exciting cause whether it is the throat, larynx, chest or stomach. It will distinguish your choice of remedy. Then add modalities to it. Thus you will get the simillimum prescribe it. It will help in normal conversion of energy and then only you will get the patient’s correct response.

. We should keep in mind the fact that the premature repetition or changing of remedies before reaction is finished, does endless harm to

the patient and almost hopelessly confuses the prescriber.

The prescriber must know when to give the remedy and when to hold his hand. He must know the power of sac lac. In Mumbai there is a ESSEL WORLD, a big amusement and water park. Make your patient the member of S.L.[sac lac] world.

A good observation, hard work and honesty make our task easy. Following are few tips to select your plan of treatment.

The drug intervention planning has very wide range in terms of selection and follows up. The most widely acceptable approach is as follows. :-

  1. SYMPTOMATIC DRUGS: These drugs are prescribed on the basis of sympoms, giving due weight to uncommon and peculiar symptoms, predisposing and precipitating causes, aggravating and ameliorating factors, including circumstantial and time modalities. AT times, constitutional drugs, when indicated, are also utilized as symptomatic one. These can be prescribed on the marked particular symptoms during acute phases of the
  2. ANTI-MIASMATIC DRUGS: These drugs are prescribed on the basis of inherited susceptibility to develop a disease which at times can be acquired also and get imprinted on the subject’s immune mechanism which predisposes him to certain broad syndromes, which later can be identified and named according to the modern Nosological diagnostic entities. Aim of such drugs is to induce a reaction, which is corrective and they can be aptly called an immune-modifier
  3. CONSTITUTIONAL DRUG: These drugs are prescribed on the basis of totality which corresponds to the patients symptoms, sings, physical build, mental attitudes, temperament, genetic and environmental contributions which result in and individual who respond to certain endogenous as well as exogenous stimuli in peculiar way to develop disorder in The aim of giving such drugs is to strengthen the system so that it can react effectively to restore the deviation in health, which occours in the form of disease.
  4. INTERCURRENT PRESCRIPTIONS: The role of an intercurrent drug is to bring about reaction in the system to complete the cure. To achieve this constitutional as well as anti miasmatic drugs are commonly
  1. PALLIATIVE OR ORGANO-SPECIFIC DRUGS: These drugs are prescribed when the condition is advance and the pathological changes are irreversible. These can also prescribe to counteract the pace of acute disease when the body resistance is no match to bring about a quick response to the homoeopathic therapeutic intervention by a suitable


Kavita Chandak
Dr. Kavita R. Chandak (BHMS, PGNIH, PG(HOM), MD [HOM]) is a Classical Homoeopath who has been practicing for 16 years. She runs two offices at Nagpurand and takes cases online from patients worldwide. She has published 127 Marathi articles, 42 Hindi articles and 61 English articles in various newspapers. She has a health column in G-Nine magazine and Ayurhomoeo magazine and presents a talk, “Diet in Different Diseases” in Nagpur Akashwani once a month. Dr. Chankak was interviewed on television regarding “The exact mechanism of Homoeopathy and its benefit to the Society”. She has been a Lecturer on Anatomy and Pathology in Anterbharti Homoeopathy Medical College. She was Guest of Honor at the 11th Cancer Cure Homoeopathic Conference at New Delhi in Dec 2014. Over the years she received various awards, including the International Status award in Health Excellence given by the Vice President of Nepal in 2009, and Outstanding Woman of the Year in 2011 by Dainik Bhaskar. Her book Health vs Disease is available on Amazon.