2} The Single Remedy
Because Homoeopathy is a medical modality which treats the individual rather than the disease, treatment is individualised for each patient. The Simillimum is always a single remedy (never a mixture) of a specially prepared potentised substance selected from the animal, vegetable or mineral kingdoms. When taking the case, the Homoeopath takes careful note of all the physical symptoms.
However, environmental stressors and the mental/emotional state of the individual are also noted and used for remedy selection. In this way the profile of the medicine closely matches the personality profile of each patient. Because of this fact, several patients presenting with a known disease such as asthma, for example, will probably be each given a different remedy.