Emergency treatment guidelines on potency and dosing
Emergency treatment guidelines
The guidelines for treating emergencies are simple. After choosing the most curative remedy, the biggest problem is knowing when to repeat and when to change remedies. Potency and repetition of remedies depend on estimating the intensity of the problem. With a little trial and error experience, your will become more effective.
At first, applying this rule is not easy because you are hesitating to follow your intuition. In the best case senario, if you are doing other essential emergency treatment such as putting ice on a strain, contacting knowledgeable authorities for help, you still have time to pick up your home homeopathy kit and a handbook. Even if you choose the wrong remedy while you take care of basic first aid, you can fail in your homeopathic objective, but you will do no harm. When you choose the wrong remedy, think back about your logic. Were your observations correct? Even making mistakes you,learn through minor emergency treatment. Memorizing books and charts will never train you to think and act appropriately.
Not everyone has time to train themselves or to take classes in homeopathy. When an emergency happens is when we realize we wish we knew more. Below are a few basic guidelines. The rules below become more complex toward the bottom of the list. The basic first rules are very simple and they are the most important.
Here are a few rules of thumb:
Treat with the potency that you have. If you are treating with a lower potency (6c-30c) then expect to give the remedy more often. The right remedy is more important than the right potency.
Match potency with the intensity of the pain. For example, dental pain will rapidly eat up a remedy like Hypericum because it is intense. Delicate nerves are affected so the pain will be intense on the fingers, toes, genitals, and face. So, selecting a potency above 200c is best and the remedy should be given as soon as it wears out. Because, the pain is intense, the patient will quickly feel a need for another dose of the remedy. Be ready by putting a remedy pellet in water and instructing the patient to sip as necessary.
Give the remedy appropriate for the symptom. For example, when dental pain after dental surgery reoccurs, take more Arnica and if that does not work, take Hypericum. The logic is if the wound is not the issue (Arnica), it must be the nerve pain (Hypericum).
Give your best guess for a remedy on the way to the emergency room. Or while giving the non-homeopathic first aid, give the remedy. For example, put ice on a wound. Once the ice is in place, you can prepare the highest potency of Arnica that you have. Look in your guide books to be ready if Arnica does not work.
If the patient has the money and the drug, I would never prevent a patient from taking a drug, but I would always advise patients to try the appropriate remedy first. That is, first try the least invasive treatment, homeopathy. Save drugs as a later option. If the problem as serious after affects, take the drug. But, if you can predict that for example, heart attack or stroke are probable, have your homeopath recommend the best non-drug emergency preparation.
The problem with the above advice is people who are new to homeopathy do not know how long to wait for results. If the symptom is intense, wait 10 minutes for even mild change. If the symptom is less intense, wait a couple of hours for a healing change. For example, birthing is a very intense situation. During labor, you might rapidly change the remedy. This is because the process is dynamic, that is, it is constantly changing. For a simple wound or a fever, you might wait several hours before changing the remedy.
Wait a period appropriate for the intensity and dynamics of the situation and then, then give the remedy again. If there is no obvious effect, after waiting again for the same amount of time. Usually, only after waiting and testing you the remedy, do you change the remedy. Do not change more rapidly because if a remedy is acting slowly, then when it seems that you got a good reaction from the second remedy, you will never know if actually, the first remedy was the source of the good reaction.