Questions: CAN A REMEDY WHICH IS WHOLLY SIMILAR TO THE SYMPTOMS OF A CASE ACT AS A PALLIATIVE? DOES NOT PALLIATION OFTEN MEAN AN INCORRECT OR UNHOMOEOPATHIC PRESCRIPTION?.
Answer : Not necessarily so. A remedy may be absolutely and completely indicated an yet act palliatively rather than curatively. The difference in such a case in the patient’s constitution and not in the remedy. When the prescription is correct, palliation often signifies either incurability or the approach of a terminal condition.
Questions : JUST HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE PALLIATION FROM A HOMOEOPATHIC STANDPOINT?.
Answer : Relief from suffering and amelioration of distressing symptoms without any essential improvement in the patient’s general condition.
Question : WHEN A HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDY ACTS IN A PALLIATIVE MANNER, HOW DOES THE RELIEF COMPARE WITH THAT OF ANODYNES AND HYPNOTICS?.
Answer : The homoeopathic remedy relieves the distressing symptoms without unfortunate side effects. The mind that is under the influence of sedation cannot be really at rest or in peace. Horrible dreams, hallucinations and more or less disorientation is part of the price paid for whatever relief may be obtained.