Homeopathy begins with an in-depth consultation for the purposes of understanding the entire range of symptoms . . . and most initial interviews require 1.5 to 2.5 hours of very focused attention. Fundamental to this process is the homeopath’s careful listening to and recording of one’s unique and “characteristic” symptoms. The experience of disease-i.e., one’s entire symptom complex-directs the homeopath to a remedy with similar indications. Because the homeopathic process is focused on the individual, in most cases persons sharing the same diagnosis will be matched with different homeopathic remedies.