Homeopathy treats according to the totality of symptoms. This means that
all of the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms in each case must be
elicited, graded ac-cording to their importance and pathology, and included in
the remedy picture. This is what makes each case quite unique homeopathically.
Had another child come in with the similar behavioral complaints, but had also
been a bedwetter and mas-tubated daily or had warts and a known family history
of gonorrhea, a different remedy would have been given. In order to find the
correct remedy at any given time, it is of utmost importance not only to gather
all the important symptoms, but to really understand how these symptoms affect
the individual's life. Even with nearly identical symptoms, how the case is
skewed in terms of what is most limiting to the person may tip the balance to
one or another remedy. In this case it was the un-controllable violence so
characteristic of Stramonium.
Dr. Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman and Dr. Robert Ullman are licensed
naturopathic physicians and are board certified in homeopathy. They are
President and Vice President of the International Foundation for Homeopathy
where they teach homeopathy to licensed health care professionals. They
practice in Edmonds, WA at 131 3rd Ave., N., Edmonds, WA 98020 and can be
reached at (206) 774-5599. Their new book, The Patient's Guide to Homeopathic
Medicine, is now available.