When you understand and know the difference between acute and chronic disease, for anyone – you, a cat, a dog, a horse, a bird, a cow – then you are in a much more powerful position to get the right kind of help.

First let’s look at some examples of each.the difference between acute and chronic disease

Acute Disease

An acute disease is one which is short lasting and will go on its own. It may be a bit uncomfortable while it lasts, but it will resolve itself. In those with an extremely poorly functioning immune system, and an extremely bad acute disease, it could also carry them off.

Examples of acute diseases include infections from a bacteria, viral or fungal origin. The cause of the infection could be from a bite, an injury, a burn, the flu. Other acute problems include a stomach problem, food poisoning, a fever, a headache.

You can probably appreciate that these problems are everyday ailments people suffer with regularly. A day of rest in bed can often sort the problem out.

However, when the situation is serious, when your immune system is not functioning well, then they can be fatal without any help.

This is the area that the medical profession can help with reasonably well. Their methods may cause other problems, but they can save lives.

Chronic Disease

Then there are the chronic ailments. Chronic diseases or ailments mean the problem will stay with you for life if you do nothing different or if you rely on mainstream medicine as your only source of help.

These include the organs – liver, kidney, heart, pancreas, etc – the immune system (including auto-immune conditions), diabetes, the whole digestive system, rheumatism, arthritis, the lymphatic system, the nervous system, anything that is systemic: ie involves the whole system.

Then there are the semi-chronic ailments which come and go. These might include menstrual headaches or other pains, annual colds and flus, seasonal allergies, recurring problems.

It’s these chronic diseases or ailments that mainstream medical has such a poor ability, and track record, to treat effectively.

And it’s these same chronic diseases that tend to get people searching for answers outside of mainstream medicine.

Before seeking help for a chronic disease, there are a few things that you need to know.

Chronic disease takes time to develop – often years. This means it will take time to resolve. Don’t fall for the mistake that a single consultation will resolve the problem. It won’t, whoever, whatever treatment you seek out.

So whoever you consult, it’s best to have a good working relationship with them. You’ll be with them a while.

Chronic disease is very often caused by or exacerbated by environmental issues. These include your diet, your health care to date, your living conditions, your relationships. It has much less to do with your genetics than your environment.

This means the chances of you making a full recovery is extremely good. BUT… To achieve that, you will have to make some changes.

Don’t think that all you will have to do is to pop a few pills and bingo, bob’s your uncle.

Life is all about growth. When things go wrong, it’s a cue to think about healthy and workable solutions. Ignore them at your peril!

Homeopathic treatment is as good at helping you through an acute disease or ailment quickly as it is at helping you to fully heal from a chronic disease.

Appreciate and know the difference between acute and chronic disease. Appreciate and learn the causative factors. Appreciate that healing a chronic disease takes time, whoever the patient is. You do not need to suffer just because mainstream medicine can’t help.


Madeleine Innocent

You know how often people struggle with their health? They want to know WHY they suffer with health issues, often serious, and all their GP can offer is drugs and surgery? They feel helpless and at the mercy of another. Well, what I do is to help you pinpoint WHY you’re getting sick and implement a strategy that takes you to a feeling of empowerment, of being in control of your life. A strategy that restores your health and allows you to enjoy life.

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