In this post, I discuss the differences between an acute and a chronic illness. Homeopathy can be helpful in both of these types of illnesses.
What is an “Acute” Disease?
An acute illness is defined as being one of a sudden onset, lasting for a short period of time. Either the person recovers, or dies. It is a one time occurrence. Some acutes are:
- Childhood diseases
With homeopathic care, these acute illnesses don’t last as long, and symptoms don’t linger. Often, in a flu season, there are several homeopathic remedies that are healing for that particular flu strain that year. If you are not moving through an acute illness, then homeopathy will be very helpful.
Sometimes an acute illness can develop into a chronic condition, such as with earaches, stomach aches, sore throats, and swollen glands. We hear this a lot with children, having one earache after another. Having earaches has become a chronic condition.
What is a “Chronic” Disease
Chronic conditions are ongoing health concerns. There are flare ups of the symptoms, and at other times the person may feel well. It is not necessarily life threatening, but it is ongoing. Often, at the onset, it might not have been noticed, but over time, it has gotten progressively worse, lowering the person’s immune system. The person tends to live with the chronic health concern the best way they can. And perhaps, the person is using medication to help ease or to palliate the symptoms, pains, or discomforts, but the medication is not truly healing the health concern. Some chronic health concerns are:
- Auto immune diseases
- Breathing difficulties
- Depression, anxiety, panic attacks
- Skin eruptions – eczema, psoriasis
- Digestive issues
- Headaches and migraines
- Menstrual difficulties
- Fertility issues
- Men’s issues
- Behavioural challenges
- Chronic earaches, stomach aches, sore throats, swollen glands
- Just don’t feel well
- A health concern developed after an accident or injury, such as chronic pain
- A health concern that developed after an emotional loss or trauma
Homeopathy is wonderful for both acute and chronic health concerns
. With each of these health concerns, the homeopath listens, observes, and uncovers, with the aim to understand what this person’s suffering is like. Then a homeopathic remedy is given that is similar to what the person is experiencing in their health concern. The homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing process, their immune system, and heals at the core of where the symptoms, discomfort and pain stem from.
Homeopathy Heals Acute and Chronic Health Concerns
If you’re unsure if Homeopathy is for you or your condition/ symptoms, I am happy to talk further about how homeopathy can be of help for any acute or chronic health concerns you, or a loved one may be experiencing. I see people of all ages. Either leave a comment below or contact me, I also offer a 10-15 min complimentary phone to face to face consultation so you can assess whether Homeopathy is for you – please call 07 3368 1300 to book your complimentary session.