The subsequent consultations entail discussions about what has happened to the particular symptom(s) – are there changes in intensity or frequency, has the patient noticed any changes in his/her general health (appetite, sleep, bowel habit etc.). To a homeopath, this most recent picture is again a new symptom totality that needs to be addressed; the medicines are again prescribed taking this changing totality into consideration.

The second prescription is therefore based on the new symptom totality – which may also change from patient to patient even in cases where the diagnosis of the disorder might be similar. In homeopathy there are no fixed rules for describing a particular ‘plan of treatment’ for a particular disorder – the doctor would prescribe based on the totality of the presenting symptoms, then fine tune and adjust according to changes reported by the patient.