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  Все о гомеопатии Ten types of prescriptions

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There are ten main types of prescriptions. Unless otherwise indicated, all doses are to be taken on or under the tongue, not swallowed. They should be taken well away from the time that any other substance has been (or will be) in the mouth -such as food, drink, or toothpaste -an hour afterwards or 30 minutes before. This avoids any such substance interfering with the remedy. A good time to take an important constitutional remedy is either in the evening, well away from supper or brushing the teeth, so that it can start its healing action at the time when the body is normally giving time to resting and repairing itself; or first thing in the morning after the mouth has been rinsed with clear water, so that any symptoms of change can be observed.
The single homeopathic dose One drop of tincture or two tablets at one time. The single dose tends to be used with the higher potencies and in chronic conditions. It is then not followed up for four to six weeks. This is the traditional model of James Tyler Kent, which has been further developed during the twentieth century by homeopaths George Vithoulkas of Greece and Joseph Reves of Israel. It has many virtues. A deeply perceptive understanding of the process of cure in the individual is needed by the practitioner in order to obtain the optimal results from this method, which often seem miraculous. But there are times when other forms of prescribing are needed.
The collective single dose Repeated dosing with the same potency of the remedy, given within a few hours. This is usually done with medium to high potencies, mainly to ensure that the remedy has acted. Some practitioners consider that this is pushing the action of the remedy too strongly, but this type of prescribing is often needed at the start of an acute condition.
A split dose Two doses of the same potency given within twelve hours, usually last thing at night and first thing in the morning. This method is useful in chronic conditions when the patient's vitality needs boosting. Again, this dosing is done with the higher potencies.
The single cumulative dose Repeated doses of higher potencies until some reaction is observed, or signs and symptoms of aggravation set in. Close observation by a practitioner and a perceptive patient is needed in this method. It may be useful in acute or serious flare-ups of chronic conditions, especially in hospitals and clinics.
The ascending collective dose Three doses of a remedy of successively higher potency within James Kent's progression of the centesimal potencies, for example, 12C, 30C, 200C, or 30C, 200C, 1M. These are given at intervals within a 12- or 24-hour period. This method reduces the likelihood of aggravation in some cases.
Repeated low potencies followed by a complementary remedy in a high potency Useful when the patient is known to have a weakness of a specific organ. The low potency remedy is a 'drainage' remedy aimed at strengthening and detoxifying the affected organ before a stronger, more individually constitutional remedy is given. However, the drainage remedy should be relevant to the particular signs and symptoms displayed by the patient, connected with the organ that is being strengthened.
A high potency given before the repeated use of a low potency complementary remedy It is more difficult here to analyze what is doing what. This system of prescription may be needed for patients who are already on a course of allopathic medications which they cannot be suddenly taken off. It is helpful to detoxify the system of patients who have previously had a lot of medication, or have been addicted to alcohol or medications. The higher potency may also need repeating more often than is usual in these circumstances because of the depressing effect of some allopathic medication on the vital energy. This system is also useful in treating elderly patients, but with them the high potency should not be too high, because the vitality of the elderly may not be strong enough to cope with the dynamic action of a very high potency. It is specifically useful in heart conditions, reduced liver and kidney activity, diabetics and severe gross pathological conditions. Repeated doses of a low potency drainage remedy maybe useful for patients who cannot accept the idea that they only need one dose of medicine, and may also reduce any aggravations.
A single high dose; if no reaction repeat until there is a reaction, then stop This method of prescription is most useful in acute cases. It can also help in some chronic cases where a positive reaction is needed within hours or at the most days.
Repeated doses of millesimal potencies These are meant to be repeated three of four times a day for days or even weeks; unless there is an aggravation, when repetition is stopped until the aggravation subsides. Then if necessary the remedy is resumed. Repetition is resumed until there is sufficient improvement to warrant the treatment being stopped.
Daily repetition of decimal or low centesimal potencies It can be useful in some chronic conditions, especially if the patient is not strong. As with the LM potencies, the repetition should be temporarily stopped and the case reassessed if there is any aggravation of signs and symptoms. This dosing needs constant monitoring.