Hering also believed that a cure occurred in reverse order to the onset of symptoms.
For example, a person generally feels better emotionally before the physical
Kent observed that certain people reacted to certain remedies more strongly
than to others. He maintained that people with similar body shapes and personalities
tended to suffer from the same types of disease. He grouped people according
to 'Constitutional types'. For example, Natrum Mur types tended to
be pear-shaped, had a dark complexion, were fastidious, kept to themselves, craved
salt and suffered from constipation. High potency remedies were prescribed according
to the patients constitutional type and physical symptoms, this came to be
known as Classical Homeopathy .
the end of the 19th century, Richard Hughes (1836-1902) an English homeopath
questioned the theory of constitutional prescribing by Dr. Kent and
insisted that only the physical symptoms of the patients should be taken into account
while prescribing a remedy. He also advocated using lower potencies. This led
to a split in Homeopathy, between the followers of Dr. Kent, who used high potencies
and believed that a persons emotional characteristics and their physical symptoms
should be taken into account and the followers of Dr. Hughes. This internal
split, suppressed the practice of this system of medicine for sometime. But
later Homeopathy experienced a resurgence throughout the world and Classical
Homeopathy gained widespread recognition.