Constitutional homoeopathic treatment consists mainly of prescribing on the psychosomatic make-up of the patient and of the past history.
The patient is viewed against a background of a theoretical average person of the same age, sex and social environment, and the salient mental and physical characteristics are noted and matched by a remedy having a similar drug picture.
One or more usually an number of remedies carefully chosen in this way can frequently restore health when there are no insuperable pathological barriers.
Quite often psychosomatically selected remedy can cover outstanding episodes in the past, for example Nat. mur. when the patient has had concussion, but sometimes it seems that it is necessary directly to antidote some past event which greatly disturbed the patient’s health.
The patient’s past history and the family history are similarly viewed against the background of a theoretical average family and personal history and outstanding features or events are noted.
Then, if psychosomatic prescribing fails to produce satisfactory results, the past history may lead to an appropriate remedy for that individual, or it may be advisable to prescribe on the family or individual history when there are no clear symptomatic indications for any one remedy right from the beginning.