publication . Article . 2017

What is a homoeopathic symptom, in daily practice and research?

Lex Rutten; K C Muraleedharan; Vaishali H Shinde; Raj K Manchanda;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy (issn: 0974-7168, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Background: For two centuries, homoeopathic practitioners are using personal characteristics, symptoms, and diagnoses/conditions to compare the “patient picture” with the “medicine picture.” All data are considered within the context of the totality, using a so-called heuristic strategy. In prognostic factor research analyzing homoeopathic symptoms, we cannot use this context. Question: What is the essence of a homoeopathic symptom and how do we make assessment of homoeopathic symptoms applicable in daily practice? Methods: A questionnaire with seventy polar symptoms represented in Likert scales was tested in an outpatient clinic in 300 patients. Prevalence of s...
Subjects
free text keywords: Heuristics, homoeopathic symptom, likert scale, prognostic factor research, repertory, Homeopathy, RX1-681
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