IPRH Updates Survey

Survey: How Much We Dispense As A Dose?

Quantification of Dose in Routine Clinical Practice – A Descriptive, Opinion based Survey by IPRH


Preamble

This survey is knowing about Quantification of a Single Dose in routine clinical practice.


This survey does not inquire about

  • Your prescription pattern i.e. single dose, or multiple doses etc. (repetition)
  • Potency selection criteria.
  • Polypharmacy and patents specific practice.

Privacy Concerns

This survey strictly adheres to Privacy Policy & is Completely Confidential. Identity of the respondents shall be kept strictly confidential.


Time to Undertake Survey

2 – 3 minutes ONLY


Current Scenario

In homeopathic clinical practice, we are challenged with variables, and one such variable is the quantity of a dose. Although it has been clearly mentioned in our literature about the concept of minimum dose, this is usually adopted in various ways when applied in clinical practice.

The amount/quantity of a dose differs in different settings despite following the Law of Minimum.

It is equally right that a single dose is the minimum quantity of a medicinal substance to arouse the vitality of the patient, but the minimum dose is quantified differently in different settings. This might be influenced by factors such as:

  • Baseline teaching
  • Experience
  • Influence
  • Etc.

For example, a physician may dispense one drop of a medicine while another dispense four drops of the same medicine for a similar condition. In both instances, they follow the law of Single-Minimum Dose, but the quantification is different.

It is also argued that the quantity of homeopathic medicines does not play an important role because whatever quantity is given as one dose is considered minimum and single. This might not be applicable in clinical settings where mother tinctures, biochemics etc. are prescribed frequently.


Aim of this Survey

This survey aims to know about:

How much do you dispense as One Dose in your clinical practice in an Adult Individual i.e.:

  • What is the size of globules (sugar pellets) you use?
  • How many globules do you prescribe as a Single Dose?
  • How many drops of potentized dilution do you prescribe as a Single Dose?
  • How many drops of mother tincture do you prescribe as a Single Dose?
  • How many tablets of Biochemic salts do you prescribe as a Single Dose?

Important Points

  • This is a descriptive, opinion based survey.
  • This survey aims to collect data from registered homeopathic practitioners.
  • The survey is a collation of personal experience of a practitioner only.
  • The survey aims to collect data and arrive at a collective pattern of a Dose quantity.
  • This survey does not aim to alter the beliefs and practices trends of a physician.

Please fill the survey below or click here to open the survey in another window:

 

Saurav Arora
Dr. Saurav Arora is an internationally acclaimed homeopathic physician, consultant, and independent researcher. Dr. Arora started his medical career after completing his medical graduate degree (BHMS) with Gold Medal in 2006 from prestigious Dr. B. R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, New Delhi which is a fully run government medical college under Govt. of NCT of Delhi. After completing the internship, Dr. Saurav served as House Physician in the same institution for one year. In the year 2008 he was appointed as Senior Research Fellow in Extra Mural Research Scheme of Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India and Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), under Ministry of Defence where he worked till 2011, handling projects like Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Subclinical hypothyroidism, Vitamin D deficiency disorders etc. Following this Dr. Saurav continued to render his services from 2011- 2014 in Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, under Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, looking after Fundamental and Collaborative Research section. Currently, Dr. Arora runs his own clinical practice in New Delhi, India and also works as an independent, freelance researcher to promote and support homeopathy.
http://sauravarora.com