Which cases are difficult?
Case difficulty and symptom type
Case difficulty and the type of symptom presented in the case do not determine difficulty. The quality of symptoms case determines the difficulty of the case. Most difficult cases involve long-term use of suppressive medicine and emotional suppression. The case types listed below are not necessarily difficult because there are many strategies to get around apparent difficulties.
Case analysis strategies vary
I use many different strategies to solve different kinds of cases. Here are some variations on the more typical case which is a mixture of many different kinds of useful symptoms.
Mostly mental/emotional symptoms
Mostly physical symptoms
Symptoms are lacking, but:
- The possible cause of symptoms is clear and relevant to the patient's problem.
- Personal or family history are relevant to understanding symptoms
- The reason for withholding symptoms from the interview is clear
- Observations provide sufficient evidence to choose a remedy.
- A past history is clear and remedies that worked before can provide evidence for choosing the curative remedy. For example, A case of memory loss.