Fundamentals of Homeopathy - Basic Constitutional Types - Preparation Techniques of Medicine - Diagnosis - Role in Medicine & Role in Allopathic

The basic constitutional types below are merely a guideline as the skilled practitioner may find a combination of more than one of the types in any one individual, making the selection and preparation of the correct remedy only after extensive consultation with the patient.

Argent.nit. types are often extroverts and found in jobs that require a good memory and quick thinking. They are very imaginative and often laugh, cry or get angry, which makes them perpetually agitated and apprehensive, this may intensify into fearful anticipation eg. worry or fear about missing a plane or forgetting a presentation for an important meeting. Constant anxiety can lead to irrational fears. They are driven individuals who think, talk and act rapidly.
Physical appearance:
Generally have a pale, greyish complexion, with a tendency of having sunken features and developing early lines and wrinkles. May be prone to sudden nervous sweats.

Arsen.alb. types are restless individuals and often worry about their own health, as well as the health of their family. They show particular attention to detail and their perfectionistic attitude tends to result in an all or nothing attitude. They are also deeply despondent and constantly need reassurance. To combat insecurity, they devise plans to cover most predicaments and may hoard things in an attempt to protect against future misfortune. They have strong opinions and can be intolerant of the ideas and beliefs of others.
Physical appearance:
Generally have fine features and appear well-groomed. They are thin, stylish and aristocratic looking, with pale skin and worry lines. May appear restless.

Calb.carb types are outwardly strong and social looking, but have a shy nature. They are generally enthusiastic in their work, diligent and healthy. Although they often appear distant or self pitying, this is because they fear failure and being embarrassed in front of others. They tend to be quiet, cautious and very sensitive. When ill they can be introspective and slightly depressed. Motivation becomes difficult and they need reassurance. When anxious or worried, they tend to obsess about things - this annoys those close to them. They hate to see cruelty and poverty.
Physical appearance:
These types can have thick, curly hair with a pale, chalky complexion. May be overweight and appear sluggish. Hands are often cold and slightly clammy while soles of feet feel burning hot.

Graphites are anxious, apprehensive, cautious, indecisive and easily startled. They react slowly to external stimuli and show little enthusiasm for things involving mental effort. They have a perception of being intellectually slow. They feel unlucky and readily become despairing, self pitying and weepy (particularly when listening to music) Manual work and outdoor jobs appeal to them. They are prone to frequent mood changes , they tend to be unenergetic and grumpy on waking and become irritable and impatient as the day wears on.
Physical appearance:
Generally have dark hair and may appear coarse with pale, rough skin. Skin is prone to cracking and scalp may be flaky and itchy. They tend to be overweight.

Most Ignatia types are women and are sensitive, artistic, emotionally fragile and cultured. They are extremely sensitive, but find it difficult to express their emotions, particularly when grieving. They are high strung with high ideals and expectations, and are inclined to blame themselves if things go wrong. They expect those close to them to behave perfectly and as a result have a disposition to hysterical over-reaction. Often they will behave in a contradictory manner. Frequently moody, they may laugh and cry at the same time.
Physical appearance:
Generally thin, dark-haired women. May have sunken face, cracked lips and circles around the eyes as well as a strained expression. They tend to blink, sigh or yawn repeatedly.

They have an air of quiet self-possession, stability and detachment that inspires respect but belies a strong sense of inadequacy. They are deeply insecure, and may exaggerate the truth to bolster low self-esteem. They are intelligent with a conservative outlook and often hold esteemed positions. They resist change since new challenges cause great dread. They are irritated by weakness and intolerant of illness.
Physical appearance:
These types are usually tall and sallow-skinned. Upper body is lean with poorly developed muscles. They usually have vertical frown lines above the nose and may be prematurely bald or grey.

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