The Homeopathic Visit
In the homeopathic interview the patient is encouraged to speak about all areas of his or her life. Each symptom is considered to be potentially important and is carefully discussed and evaluated. In addition, all pertinent physical examinations and lab tests are performed. It is the totality of a person’s symptoms—physical, emotional, and mental—that guides us to the selection of the correct medicine.
An initial visit of 1½ to 2 hours is usually required for the treatment of chronic or long-term problems. Follow-up visits are generally 30 to 45 minutes in length. In most cases it is important to wait at least four to six weeks between appointments to best evaluate changes that are taking place. The treatment of an acute problem naturally requires a shorter office visit with more frequent follow-up visits during the course of the illness.