Flashcards in Week 4 Deck (19)
What are 4 main things to keep in mind when case taking?
1. don't fit pt's into remedies that you are familiar with
2. don't overemphasize mental/emotional symptoms
3. don't let pt's talk about unrelated things
4. spend most of time inquiring about words/phrases pt's uses
What kind of questions do you want to start your interview with?
Open ended questions
What are questions for ask for level 1 diagnosis?
1. What is exactly happening?
2. What is the problem?
Questions to ask for level 2 dx?
1. How do you feel?
2. How does this impact you?
Questions to ask for level 3 dx?
1. How does it feel?
2. What is the experience in that moment?
Questions to ask for level 4 dx?
1. What sensations do you experience in that situation?
2. What are you showing with that hand gesture?
Questions to ask for level 5 dx?
1. Ask for the precise nature of the experience (depth, degree, quality)
2. Look for sensitivity/structure/victim-aggressor themes
For every symptom, what 4 things should be elicited?
When a pt has many symptoms, what should you be sure to ask them?
What is the MOST bothersome sx?
What are some themes that you should be aware of?
1. words/terms/sensations that repeat
2. peculiar sx that can be turned into a rubric
3. "as if" sx
4. indications for the miasm
5.understanding what is non-human
6. energy and direction
What potency should you give when sx are purely physical/acute/pt on multiple medications?
Low/mid potency (3c, 6c, 12c, 30c, LM)
What potency for mental/emotional involvement along with physical sx?
What potency should you use when dreams are involved with mental/physical sx?
What potency should you use for behavioral involvement?
What is the law of minimum dose?
Only give enough medicine to stimulate a response. Excessive doses can cause an aggravation
What are 2 things you can have the pt do if there is an aggravation?
1. have pt wait it out
2. antidote with tiger balm or ben-gay
What is the plussing method?
Giving several pellets in 1/3 glass of water and a teaspoon is taken intermittently. For acute cases.
What is constitutional/chronic prescribing?
Prescribing done with the intension of curing longstanding illness and break chronically manifesting conditions