Are you impetuous, like I am? Actually, I don’t always act hastily, but I have been known to quickly grab a homeopathic remedy for myself or my family and forget to write down what it was and for whom and why. Oops.
Why does it matter?
The theory being, if a remedy worked for somebody for a certain condition, if that condition appears again in that certain someone, that certain remedy will most likely act well again.
It makes total sense and it’s so easy! So, why do I have such a hard time remembering to do this?
I think it’s because the remedy acted well and I forget that the thing was even a thing and therefore I forget to write it down.
If you are new to homeopathy, start doing this now! If you’ve been using homeopathy for yourself and your family for awhile, without keeping track, stop it! Make this simple task a habit and you will save yourself a lot of time and energy in the future.
It matters not whether it’s a good, old-fashioned pen and paper or a fancy electronic gadget or an old shoe box filled with quick notes jotted down as they happen (this one may be difficult to reference in the future but if your shoe box were a holding place until you could put it to order — go for it!) What matters is that it’s a useable system for you.
Nothing fancy is required here…
I recommend one page or section per person, then, for example, you can go back to the spring dates and see what helped your daughter’s hay fever last year without having to jump through all the hoops of figuring it out all over again. If she gets the same sort of chest cold each winter — go back to those dates and there the remedy is — easy to find.
I am a typer. Even if I write notes by hand, I like to transfer them into my computer because that seems to be the way I learn best. (Somehow my fingertips on the keyboard help me remember things, I guess.) Then, I have nicely accessible, searchable notes for all my family members, and, bonus (!) I don’t have to try and re-decipher my scrawl.
Such a simple thing, it’s hardly worth writing an article about it… except, for how very useful this simple habit can be.
Julia Coyte, CHom
Classically Practical homeopath
Julia Coyte, CHom
I am passionate about homeopathy and I love sharing this passion. Having a working knowledge of homeopathy shouldn't be kept a secret. If people have the ability to help themselves, their children and their friends when they have minor ailments, life just gets better for everyone. That is the purpose behind Ruminating on Remedies.