What is constitutional treatment?
Constitutional treatment is when one homeopathic medicine is used to treat a
constellation of symptoms in one person. Generally, constitutional treatment is
used in treating more chronic cases.
Here's a little more detail:
Homeopathic medicines work on every system of the body: mental, physical and
emotional. Homeopathic medicines are also useful for both acute illness (those
that run its course without any drug or physician's intervention) and chronic
illnesses (those which must be monitored by a license practitioner).
Each homeopathic medicine has it's own symptom picture. Many times, a
homeopathic remedy's symptom picture may "look like" a person. For example, the
symptom picture most often associated with Nux Vomica includes conditions
brought on by excess eating, drinking, smoking, hyperactivity, dyspepsia,
headache over the eyes, wakes up at 3:00 a.m. and worse from stimulants.
If somebody is classified as a "type A" personality-always moving about, does
everything to extreme (in work and play), has a nervous stomach, often wakes at
3:00 a.m. thinking about what didn't get accomplished that day (or what needs to
be done the next day) and is always drinking a cup of coffee, that person may be
classified as a "constitutional Nux Vomica."
If somebody is under the care of a homeopathic physician, they will often be
treated with one remedy, their constitutional remedy. This remedy will
treat the whole person on all levels to relieve many acute symptoms.
Often people are treated with one constitutional remedy and, consequently their
entire constitution changes to another remedy. This is very important to note
because constitutional treatment should be supervised by a licensed