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Saturday, March 20, 2010

KENTS 12 OBSERVATION ( follow up of cases in Homeopathy )

 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

OBSERVATION


INFERENCE


WHAT TO DO?


REMARKS


1.Prolonged and final decline of the patient


Antipsoric--- deep

Potency-----High

Destruction—Established

Case— incurable

Prognosis—unfavourable


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

Prognosis —favourable






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


Remedy—correct

Reaction-vigorous

Improvement-marked

No structural changes

prognosis—good


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.

Prognosis unfavorable.


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

Prognosis- Bad


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.

Prognosis- Bad




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


Medicine wrong

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


Medicine- correct

Disease curable

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- wrong

Prognosis- bad


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.