The time needed to heal is always individual. Sometimes it requires some patience, especially in chronic diseases. The initial remedy might not carry the healing process far enough and a new remedy must be selected, because during the process a person’s symptoms and their reactions to their condition may change. It is important to write down all the changes that take place during the treatment, in order to help the homeopath to find the remedy that best suits the current state of progress. Generally the healing process progresses from vital body parts parts to less important areas. For instance the right kind of healing can be considered to be taking place when a person is feeling much better even though they have developed a skin rash. After all the symptoms have disappeared on physical, mental and emotional levels, the person’s health is restored and (s)he can live a well-balanced and satisfying life again.