The term homeopathic constitution encompasses all of the characteristics of a person. It defines the person as a whole taking into consideration that there is a strong connection between physical, emotional, and mental characteristics. A constitution is neither a personality of an individual nor it’s a permanent state that is predetermined for the life. A person can stay in a constitutional state for a short or long time. Constitutional analysis is based on the assumption that it is a state of being the person moves into as a result of emotional trauma and this state is matched with a homeopathic remedy in order to complete the analysis.
Homeopathic constitutional analysis is always concerned with the underlying root cause of illness. Each constitutional type responds differently to the same trauma, and a homeopath tries to find why and how you as an individual reacted to an event in your life in that particular manner. Homeopathy explains that an event in someone’s life has the ability to throw that person into an unhealthy phase. In homeopathic constitutional analysis this unhealthy phase could last for one day or few weeks or years, depending on what it causes. I have seen many cases whose underlying causes of an illness always originates in the difficult issues within their circumstances. Homeopathy does not deal with just the surface problems, but it is the only health based therapy that explains the true meaning of somatic psychotherapy, which implies that all the mental and emotional conditions run through the physical body. In homeopathy it is crucial to treat the whole person, even if a homeopath is treating a simple cold. A constitutional analysis defines you as a whole picture, who you are, how you behave in certain conditions, how you interact with others, how you sleep, what you like or dislike. Your unique constitution, as a whole person is the most important aspect of your treatment in homeopathy practice.