So it is essential to follow the first visit with the appropriate schedule of return visits. Each return visit allows the homeopath to determine the result of the previous prescription and to decide whether to repeat, correct, or modify it, or give it more time to act. The progress of the case and its
ultimate outcome depend entirely on its ongoing assessment of how the
person’s condition is changing. If there is too much time between visits,
it is more difficult to obtain the right information and therefore to make
the right decisions.
How long does the process last?
Until we are cured and have regained health; until all the symptoms that
are a deviation from health have disappeared. The time required is different for each individual and depends on his condition and the treatment.
When are we cured?
What is health? To be healthy does not mean to be forever and at all times free of discomfort: without minor aches and pains; totally and permanently impervious to microbes, injury, colds, fatigue, and old-age;
beyond the reach of life’s trials, disappointments, wear and tear.
To be healthy means, on the contrary, to be highly sensitive and responsive to life – creative, joyful, free, capable of
functioning in harmony with creation. Health is a condition not only of the body but especially of the spirit, mind, and feelings.
How frequently should we make return visits?
It is a good policy to plan return visits at about 4 week intervals depending
on the condition. When the case has advanced sufficiently, this period can
be stretched. The goal, of course, is for the person to be cured, so that there is no more need to come back at all.