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General Information

“Homeopathic consultation involves an Individualizing examination   of the patient where the patient is studied as a whole being.

 As Homeopathic practitioner, I am interested in knowing who you   are on all levels.”

  • The practice of Homeopathy does not just look at physical conditions in a patient, but it goes beyond the physical being, and examines all aspects of the human condition, including emotional, mental and spiritual aspects that make you up as a person.
  • It is therefore very important that in your consultation, I get as complete a picture as I can of you. All of the information gathered is vital to helping choose a remedy that is the best “match” for you.

There is a Patients Questionnaire Form which needs to be filled-in and submitted by you, where an attempt is made to gather as much information as possible during your First Visit.

Download New Patients Questionnaire(English)
Download Nieuwe Patient Vragenlijst(Dutch)

Guidelines to be considered during the First Appointment

1) DESCRIPTION OF YOUR SYMPTOMS

I would like you to describe, in your own words, as fully as possible, and the more precise you are, the better.

1) CHARACTER OF SENSATION

  1. In other words, how does your condition make you feel physically?
  2. Does it feel tingly or is it burning?
  3. Do you have a sensation of numbness, crawling, pressure, or itching?
  4. Is there pain?
  5. Is the pain cutting, dull, aching or cramping?
  6. What are the sensations associated with your condition?

2) LOCATION

  1. Where is the complaint located?
    For example…”headache” is good, but adding the description, ”pain in the left temple ” adds a more complete picture for me.

3) MODALITIES

  1. What makes your complaint better?
    Here I would like you to think about what you do to make it feel better; lying on your right side, better at night, better when it rains, better when it is hot or cold, better when you are lying down as opposed to sitting up, sitting still, stretching, bathing, etc., etc., In other words is it affected by your position, or by motion or lack thereof. Is it affected by temperature, humidity, weather, sleeping, or eating? Anything you think of that makes it feel better, please list it.
  2. What makes your complaint worse?
    Here I want you to think of what makes it worse. Again, is it weather related, movement aggravated, affected by your position, bathing, heat or cold, eating or drinking? Again, anything you can think of that makes it feel worse, please list it.
2) DISCHARGE
  • Do you have any discharge from any part of the body? If so, where? Please describe it in detail.
  • I am looking for colour, consistency, quantity and odour of the discharge, just as an example
3) ONSET OF SYMPTOMS
  • Did anything occur in your life when your symptoms began? Here, I am looking for a possible connection between something that happened in your life with the beginning of your condition.
  • Was there a significant emotional upset, a prolonged or pronounced stress, frequent lack of sleep, exposure to toxic substances, an injury, drug use, or surgery?
  • Does anything you do, bring on a recurrence of symptoms?
4) LIFE HISTORY
  • While there won’t be time to discover everything about you and your life in our first appointment, important life events are an important part of the process in choosing your remedy.
  • Please tell me if there were any traumatic or emotional events, or significant occurrences, in your life when you grew up? (These can be good or bad or both.)
  • How was your birth delivery? Were you early or late?
  • How many siblings in your family? Did you get along with them?
  • What are some of your favorite memories growing up? Anything you can think of is helpful.
5) MENTAL & EMOTIONAL MAKE UP
  • What makes you feel emotional?
  • How is your memory?
  • Are you able to be clear in your thoughts and communications?
  • Are you creative?
  • What are some of your talents?
6) ARTWORK & DREAMS
  • Dreams, artwork, hobbies, and ambitions all fall under forms of personal self-expression.
  • Who we are can often be revealed through any talents or gifts you have, and make up a part of the “complete” picture that makes up who you are.
  • You may make a list of your hobbies and/or talents etc.
7) FOR WOMEN
  • If you are a woman, are you emotional around your cycle?
  • What age were you when it started?
  • Describe your cycle; how many days between cycles, duration, flow, PMS?
  • Was your cycle regular?
  • Describe your pregnancies?
  • How many pregnancies did you have?
  • Have you had any miscarriages?
  • How many children do you have?
  • Did all your children go to term?
  • Did you have morning sickness?
  • Were you overly emotional?
  • Did you have any cravings? If so, what were they?
8) PAST MEDICAL HISTORY
  • Your previous medical history is always helpful.
  • Your Past Medical history could help in understanding your present condition you have, and how it “fits” into your overall picture.
9) FAMILY HISTORY
  • It is also important to note what diseases or ailments your parents and grandparents (if possible) have suffered from, which could help to determine certain tendencies which run in families.
10) FOR CHILDREN
  • It is helpful and suggested that the parents try to be as objective as possible while describing their child.
  • Anything that allows a window in understanding the child’s nature and preferences is important, and anything that reveals the natural expression of the child is also equally important in the case.
  • All inputs are important in making an accurate assessment for the benefit of the child.
  • Please note that a written statement from both parents would be required (for children under the age of 12 yrs.) stating that they have no objection that their child receives Homeopathic treatment.

LENGTH OF CONSULTATION

  • Homeopathy for a chronic disease, i.e. Arthritis, Bronchial Asthma, etc., will take approximately 2-hours.
  • Acute diseases, colds, flu, and the like, will usually be a shorter visit.
  • During this acute visit, the concentration will be only on the issue at hand. Only those symptoms that have arisen at the time of the acute disease will be considered.
  • Your symptoms will still need to be related to me as precisely, and with as much detail as possible.
  • The physical exam is usually limited to those procedures necessary for that particular acute condition.