FIRST RULE of PRESCRIBING:
Never change a remedy while the first one is creating positive changes!
SECOND RULE of PRESCRIBING:
Examine exactly where the symptoms are improving, and determine whether the DIRECTION OF CURE is correct.
THIRD RULE OF PRESCRIBING:
With any medicine that is acting beneficially, consider changing DOSAGE before changing POTENCY, and consider changing POTENCY before changing remedies.
FOURTH RULE OF PRESCRIBING:
Give each remedy enough time to act. Give the vital force enough time to produce the appropriate reaction. Cure comes from the dynamic between the remedy and the vital force (action = aggravation, reaction = cure)
FIFTH RULE OF PRESCRIBING:
Never redose if any symptoms are worse soon after taking the remedy. First reaction to a remedy should be an aggravation (worsening) of current symptoms. After the aggravation should come an amelioration (improvement).
If this is the other way around (improvement comes first, then followed by aggravation) this usually a BAD sign and the case should be reassessed.
If improvement comes without aggravation but there is no worsening, this may be a bad sign as well. Sometimes people don't notice the aggravation or mistake it for something else like a normal up and down of their symptoms. One has to always be alert to the possibility of simple palliation of symptoms rather than cure. Palliation when prolonged with repeated dosing, can become suppression and that can lead to serious consequences.
SIXTH RULE of PRESCRIBING:
Treat the whole case, not isolated elements, certainly not individual locations or symptoms. All symptoms spring from the disturbance in the vital force, which will affect the WHOLE person. You need to look at the WHOLE case and prescribe a single medicine that suits. Treating this, then treating that, will only result in palliation and suppression, which is what Orthodox medicine does (to the detriment of us all).