FINDING A GOOD HOMOEOPATH
You must look for following qualities in your Homeopathic doctor in order to best serve their patients, some of which are inherent, and others which can be learned. Let’s take a look at some of the key skills homeopaths should have:
According to the Oxford dictionary, Empathy means ‘the ability to understand and share the feelings of another’, as opposed to sympathy which means ‘feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune’. There has been much research in the area of empathy, with debates around whether empathy can be learned or taught. Research seems to show that empathy is both an innate ability as well as something which can be encouraged and learned. Some researchers have said that empathy is something which happens to a person, and is experienced, rather than something which is done. However behaviors such as self-awareness, non-judgement, listening skills and self-confidence can be developed to encourage the experience of empathy.
2. GOOD LISTENING SKILLS
Listening to patients is a key skill homeopaths must have. Homeopaths need to be good at asking the right questions, and then listen closely to the answers. Patients are asked to describe their symptoms in detail, and these answers are crucial for the homeopath to prescribe the right remedy. In addition, it can be of immense value to a patient to feel they have been truly listened to.
3. GROUNDING IN HOMEOPATHIC PHILOSOPHY AND METHODOLOGIES
In order to gain this knowledge, the homeopath has to have a keen interest in learning all the intricacies of the homeopathic system.
4. A SOUND KNOWLEDGE OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY, AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
5. AN OPEN MIND AND WILLINGNESS TO LEARN
Homeopathy takes a very different approach from conventional medicine, and so it is necessary for homeopaths to become accustomed to ideas which they have not considered before.
6. GOOD PRESCRIBING SKILLS
Prescribing is an Art The general concept in Homeopathy towards treatment of the sick is Treat the patient not the disease. On a superficial sense, this may be preposterous, but in a deeper sense it conveys its holistic concepts towards the patient.
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