Homeopathic Acute Prescribing I
Flu as an Example
Homeopathic acute prescribing is appropriate for short-term, self-limiting illnesses. The classic acute illnesses are contagious ones such as childhood diseases, colds, and flu. In deciding wether or not to acutely prescribe, it is important to distinguish between acute and chronic: if an “acute” is recurrent (such as ear infections, migraines, upper respiratory infections, etc), then it is actually a chronic ailment and needs to be treated professionally.
The goal of homeopathic acute prescribing is to move the person back to the same state of health in which they were living before they contracted this acute. The scope of the homeopathic symptom picture that is considered in choosing the remedy is limited to the time of the acute.