Some hints, some pointers for you to decide whether the homoeopath you are seeing is any good.
You suffer from a chronic (long lasting) ailment. You have tried allopathy and it does not seem to have helped you. At best those tablets, capsules ans injections have only given temporary relief. You decide to consult a homoeopath. How will you know if he is any good?
(I have assumed the homeopath is a 'he'. No gender bias intended. Just saving space and avoiding repetition. Some of the best homoeopaths have been and are women)
Mind you I am talking here of chronic ailments. Given below are some hints for you to decide.
- He takes quite a long time when you see him. The session goes on for a hour or two.
- He is polite and non-judgemental. He does not, by words or body language, show that he has a distaste for you, your thoughts, what you say or the illness you have.
- He lets you talk. He says little himself. He encourages you to talk. He listens interestedly. He only interrupts you if he feels you are rambling or going astray.
- He has a piece of paper or a notepad on which he scribbles from time to time.
- He asks you personal questions. About your sex life, your thoughts towards your family, your family. Your likes and dislikes.
- He asks you of diseases in your family. May be even one or two generations away.
- He is never rude. He is polite and patient.
- When you phone him up after taking the first dose of your homoeopathic medicine, to tell him about how you feel (better or worse), he will listen carefully and reassure you not to worry.
- Some times he may warn you that after taking the medicine you may feel lousy for some time, but will feel better afterwards.
- He may ask you to show your medical reports. He may even ask you get some new tests done.