Homeopathic evaluation vs. Conventional Medical Examination

The Uniqueness of Homeopathic Evaluation

Homeopathic evaluation is, first of all, a standard medical exam and must be provided by a medical doctor who is practicing homeopathy. The common practice of conventional medicine has its evaluation procedure which somehow contrasts with the homeopathic evaluation procedure. The fundamental difference between conventional and homeopathy is that homeopathy works on the principle of individuality, while conventional medicine has a broad overview of a particular ailment. Let us consider major evaluation procedures in conventional medicine.

Anamnesis – Taking a Medical History

Anamnesis is the first and most crucial evaluation step in which a patient recounts a complete history. Questions that can give more precise information about a patient are asked. This includes the complaints – current experience, previous treatments received, progress or improvement made, and other information that will give a clear picture of the patient’s well-being. 

Gathering a medical history from a sick person is essential for analyzing a patient’s condition regardless of the area of the medicine this practitioner specializes in. Unambiguous inquiries vary conditionally to the category of medical history the physician is taking. If a doctor follows the general outline, the information collected is crucial for diagnosis and prognosis.

Visual Observation

The second and essential step of the medical evaluation is visual observation. Regardless of the specialty, a physician must ask a patient to take his/her clothes off (bra and underwear on are ok in many cases) and check the condition of the skin, paying attention to:

  • skin color and areas of discoloration,
  • skin elements (boils, insect bites, furuncles),
  • scars,
  • wounds,
  • aging spots,
  • freckles,
  • birthmarks,
  • warts, etc.


Percussion is an evaluation technique used in clinical examination, and this involves tapping a surface to determine the underlying structure of the thorax or abdomen. The middle finger of one hand is used to tap the middle finger of the other hand using wrist action. The middle finger directly placed on the body is called a pleximeter. The sound created by the body surface is an indicator of the state of that part. The sound produced is either one of the following: resonant, hyper-resonant, stony dull, or dull. A dull sound indicates solid mass under the surface, while a resonant sound is likely to be an air-filled or hollow structure. The difference in notes produced carries information on the state of such a part.


Auscultation is another form of evaluation that involves listening to internal sounds in the body with the aid of a stethoscope. This is performed to examine the body’s respiratory, circulatory, and gastrointestinal systems, including the sounds of the heart, breath, and bowels. Auscultation requires good listening ability and a level of experience with the aid of a stethoscope. Unusual sounds such as heart murmurs, gallops, wheezes, crepitation, and crackles are watched out.


Palpation is another examination technique. It involves feeling a part of the body with fingers or hands. With the aid of this touch, the size of the part of the body or a single organ can be determined. Palpation also helps determine the texture and tenderness of a particular organ or body part. It also helps to determine the location of growth and the likes.

Homeopathic evaluation

Let us consider some ways in which homeopathic evaluation is unique

The individuality of the Case – the main principle of the homeopathic evaluation

Homeopathy places importance on the individuality of a medical condition concerning an individual and not on the name of the disease. This makes the focus to be on the person and not the disease. The peculiarity of each patient is paramount, unlike conventional medicine, which concentrates on the common factors associated with a particular disease. Homeopathy focuses on what makes the patients different from others suffering from the same ailment. Homeopathy believes that a particular factor could be the clue to the causative factor.

Tongue Diagnostic in homeopathic evaluation

Homeopathy uses the state of the tongue in the evaluation of a patient. The tongue is a muscular organ in the mouth whose shape, color, texture, and coating can show a person’s health. A tongue in a healthy state is pink, with a white and clear coat, and it is always moist.

The character of a tongue, as regards its look and sense of taste, helps diagnose the underlying miasm of the person’s condition and know the appropriate treatment to administer. Tongue diagnosis helps in three ways; disease diagnosis, miasmatic diagnosis, and medicine selection.

Iridology as a part of the homeopathic evaluation

This is another homeopathic evaluation tool where the eye’s iris reveals what goes on in the entire body. Homeopathy through Iridology zones the iris into seven parts representing parts of the body such as the intestinal area, stomach, nutrients transportation, muscles, skin, lymphatic and circulatory, and bones. These zones are a pointer to which body part requires urgent attention.

The darker a zone, the more toxic the body part it represents might be. Also, the different pigmentation color shows weaknesses in the organs such represent.

Understanding these representations on the iris will help prevent a health condition from worsening by giving proper and prompt treatment.

Every patient is a distinctive individual with his/her own emotional, psychological, and bodily builds and difficulties. Hereafter it is essential to collect as much as possible of a patient’s corporeal illness and those linked to a sick person’s emotional and psychological state of existence.

Homeopathic medicine based on the personalization of healing and erratic, infrequent, and weird criteria of the physical, emotional, and mental portions of a patient’s body will lead to appropriate homeopathic remedies that are the most suitable for each medical case.

It is essential to remember that a homeopathic physician is, first of all, a Medical Doctor and only secondary a homeopath. That means that homeopathic practitioner graduates from the same medical school as conventional physicians and uses ALL conventional evaluation techniques approved by the school of medicine. And only after the traditional steps are completed the homeopath adds some more techniques to the evaluation process that he needs to be able to prescribe the correct homeopathic remedies.

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The Medical Director of the Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic, Medical Doctor Victor Tsan, represents the best traditions of Integrative medicine in which conventional approaches co-exist with specific homeopathic techniques.

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