Acute Homeopathic Guide for Self Prescribing

Find your remedy in acute infections. 

This page navigates to discriptive articles about prescribing and to short repertories for acute prescription in common upper respiratory, throat, laryngeal and gastro-intestinal disorders. It is guidance through the process of homeopathic prescription in acute diseases. The idea is to be able to identify your own acute remedy and manage the acute affection on your own, at least in simple cases.

In the left column of the Repertory tables are shown the sections and symptoms of the respective acute. Right column contains the remedies.

One should print out the table, then take a pencil and a list, and mark one’s symptoms. Then intersect the remedy which covers all symptoms, or at least most of them. Next is Materia Medica check to confirm the remedy. Each Acute Repertory article contains short MM of the remedies included into the Remertory.

Before going to Repertory articles, please read the rules for symptoms, constitution, and slow and fast remedies. All those articles are in Homeopathic-Self-Help section. This will help you to make the most of the Repertory.

Which Symptoms Show the Remedy

The right symptoms to take are those which are most intensive ones. Also those which are strange, peculiar and cannot be logically explained.

Local Symptoms are the first to be identified and chosen. They include the pains and characteristic changes in look and function of nose, face, head, throat etc. For example:

  • discharge from nose – its presence or absence, the color, the structure, the intensity;
  • obstruction – presence or absence, day or night, when asleep or awake, side, alternating sides;
  • headache – with or without headache, in which part of the head, the type of pain, the time of pain, amelioration and aggravation – from what, like position, pressure motion etc.

General symptoms should always be taken. They are part from every prescription. These are characteristics of the general health, reactions to the weather, thermal regulation of the body, attitude towards sun, seaside and mountains, personal history of recurrent diseases etc.

Concomitant symptoms are those which accompany the main disturbance but in other parts of the body. They should also be taken into consideration, if they began with or after the commencement of the acute.

Modalities are, next to generals, perhaps the easiest way to distinguish one remedy from another. They are very important in acutes. The word is about how some changes in body posture, eating, drinking, moving etc, reflect on the negative sensations during the acute disease. For instance, if the headache gets worse by lying down then this is a modality related to the headache.

Appetite is next on the line. Here the rule for peculiarity is very important. Food and drinks desires should be added to totality of symptoms only if they’ve changed since commencement of the acute.

Thirst matters like the appetite changes, even more. The thirst preferences may not have changed during the acute but they are still of importance and should be marked at least as a basis for differentiation between the remedies.

Its articles shall be for those who desire to learn more about methods of prescription, potencies, and how to know if the cure is progressing to the right direction.

All visitors are welcome to use the form for NRS enquiries to initiate an article on particular subject of interest related to the principles and laws of Homeopathy, as well as any other matter related to it.

General articles

Homeopathic Prescribing in Acute Conditions

Slow and Fast Remedies in Homeopathy

Constitution in Homeopathy | How to Use it When Prescribing


Rhinitis | Short Homeopathic Repertory

Short Materia Medica for Rhinitis


Acute Homeopathic Repertory | Sore Throat & Tonsillitis

Book of Reference | Prominent Remedies for Pharyngitis & Tonsillitis

Homeopathic Treatment of Sore Throat & Tonsillitis


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