KENTS 12 OBSERVATION
IN PRACTISE ITS ALWAYS GOOD TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING AFTER GIVEING HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE .
DR KENT HAS GIVEN BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION IN HIS 12 OBERVATION WHICH WE MUST UNDERSTAND AND IT WILL HELP US TO UNDERSTAND WHERE CASE IS PROGRESSING
I HAD TAKEN THIS ARTICLE FROM NET AND POSTING FOR ALL OUR HWC DOCTORS.
KENT’S 12 OBSERVATIONS
WHAT TO DO?
1.Prolonged and final decline of the patient
Antidote the medicine
Don’t give a deep remedy when organic diseases are present. In incurable and doubtful case give 30th or 200th potency
2.Long aggravation, but final slow improvement
Beginning of some very marked tissue changes in some organ
3.aggravation is quick, short, strong with rapid improvement of the patient
In acute disease- one hour after the remedy
In chronic disease – during the first few days
No structural changes
Not to disturb the action of the medicine
This type of action is very reassuring
4. No aggravation with recovery of the patient
Remedy and potency—exactly correct
No organic disease or no tendency to organic disease
The disease is not of great depth and belongs to the function of nerves
Prognosis—in acute case good
In chronic case—doubtful
Not to disturb the action of the medicine
Highest order of cure in acute affection
Yet the physician sometimes will be more satisfied if in the beginning of his prescribing he notices a slight aggravation of symptoms.
5.Amelioration comes first and aggravation afterwards
Either the remedy was only a superficial remedy, and could act only as palliative or the patient was incurable and the remedy was somewhat suitable.
Retake the case and a more similar medicine is to be prescribed.
6.Too short relief of symptoms
Has the patient done something to spoil the action of the medicine if not, the physician may suspect the following
In acute disease presence of high grade inflammatory reaction of organs which are threatened by the process going on
In chronic disease there is structural changes and the organs are destroyed or being destroyed or in a very precarious condition
In acute disease medicine has to be repeated much often or a more similar medicine is selected
In chronic case, if there is no interference of medicine more similar medicine is to be prescribed.
7. Full time amelioration of symptoms, yet no relief to the patient
presence of latent conditions, or latent existing organic conditions, which prevent improvement beyond a certain stage
The remedies act favourably but the patient is not cured and never be cured. The patient is palliated in this instance.
The patient can never be cured completely and is curable only to a certain limit. it is a suitable palliation for homoeopathic remedies
8.Some patient prove every remedy they get
Patient is said to have an idiosyncrasy to every thing
The over sensitive patients are often incurable
Give 30th and 200th to cure their disease
Such oversensitive patients are good provers
9.Action of medicine upon provers
Proving always benefits healthy provers, if they are properly conducted.
observe carefully the constitutional state of an individual about to become a prover, write this down and substract them from the proving
These symptoms will not very commonly appear during the proving, if they do note the change in them.
10.New symptoms appearing after the administration of the remedy
Greater the appearance of new symptoms coming out after the administration of the remedy- wrong prescription.
c. prognosis- bad
If the symptoms are of serious nature, antidote the medicine and select a more similar medicine after taking the case
11.When old symptoms are about to reappear
Symptoms are disappearing in the reverse order of its appearance
Medicine must be lat alone
If old symptoms come back to stay, then a repetition of the dose is necessary
It is well to say to the patient that this is encouraging
12.Symptom take the wrong direction
Medicine must be antidoted at once otherwise structural changes will take place in that new site. A similar medicine is to be selected and administered
There is a great danger in selecting a remedy on external symptom alone, ignoring all the symptoms and general state of the patient.