Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines: Safe and Effective Remedies for You and Your Family

Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines: Safe and Effective Remedies for You and Your Family

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By (author) Stephen Cummings, By (author) Dana Ullman

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  • Publisher: Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 36mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Los Angeles
  • ISBN 10: 0874778433
  • ISBN 13: 9780874778434
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 71,519

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The third revised edition of the most popular family homeopathic guidebook in the world, Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines teaches step-by-step how to select the correct homeopathic remedy for numerous common ailments and injuries. It also tells you when medical care is necessary and when it is safe to use homeopathy yourself. Homeopathy is a natural, safe, inexpensive, and highly effective complement and alternative to conventional medicine. By triggering the body's own self-healing abilities, homeopathic remedies effectively treat everyday ailments, including acute and chronic symptoms of mind and body. Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines provides clear and comprehensive information on homeopathic remedies for quick relief from colds, headaches, allergies, children's illnesses, PMS, and many other common ailments. Written by a physician together with the leading homeopathic educator in America, this revised edition of Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines offers the most detailed and comprehensive information available on the increasingly popular practice of homeopathy. THIS ESSENTIAL BOOK INCLUDES ADVICE ON HOW TO: - SPEED THE BODY S OWN HEALING PROCESS - STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM - INDIVIDUALIZE HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT - DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN ONE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY AND ANOTHER - OBTAIN THE APPROPRIATE HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE EASILY AND QUICKLY - GAIN ACCESS TO LEADING HOMEOPATHIC ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES More than 250,000 consumers have already found Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines informative and invaluable. It is the one medical guide that every family should have.

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Author information

Stephen Cummings, M.D., received his medical dregree from the University of California at Davis. He is former editor at the Journal of Homeopathic Practice. Dana Ullman, M.P.H., is an internationally recognized educator on homeopathic medicine and director of Homeopathic Education Services in Berkeley, California. He is the author of numerous popular books on homeopathy.

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"This book provides a clear, readable, accurate presentation of the principles of homeopathic treatment. It will help people decide when this important form of alternative medicine is appropriate and most like to be effective." Andrew Weil, M.D."

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Homeopathy is a natural, safe, inexpensive, and highly effective complement to conventional medicine. By triggering the body's own self-healing abilities, homeopathic remedies effectively treat everyday ailments of mind and body. Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the use of homeopathic remedies for quick relief for colds, headaches, allergies, children's illnesses, women's health problems, and many other common conditions. Written by a physician and by the leading homeopathic educator in the United States, this revised and expanded edition of Everybody's Guide has been updated to include the most detailed and comprehensive information available on the increasingly popular practice of homeopathy. You'll learn how to assess illnesses and identify clues that point to the right medicine, individualize homeopathic treatment, decide when professional medical treatment is required, and gain access to leading homeopathic organizations and resources.

Table of contents

Table of Contents Part 1 - Understanding Homeopathic Medicine 1-42 Ch.1 - The Science of Homeopathy 3-21 The Law of Similars 4 Symptoms As Defenses 5-6 The Homeopathic Provings 7 The Totality of Symptoms 8 The Single Medicine 9 The Minimum Number of Doses 9 The Potentized Dose 10-11 Hering's Laws of Cure 12-14 The Homeopathic View of Infectious Disease 15-16 Variations of Homeopathic Practice 17-18 Historical Notes, and the Status of Homeopathy Today 19-21 Ch.2 - Homeopathy in Practice 22-42 Casetaking 23-26 Outline for Casetaking in Acute Care 27-28 Case Analysis and Remedy Choice 29-31 Selecting the Right Medicine 32-33 Administering the Medicine 34-35 Repeating and Changing the Medicine 36 A Sample Case 37-42 Part 2 - Home Care with Homeopathic Medicine 43-314 Table of Medicines 45-47 Ch.3 - Fevers and Influenza 48-61 Fever 48-54 Influenza 55-60 Reye's Syndrome 61 Ch.4 - Colds, Coughs, and Related Conditions 62-92 Colds and Coughs 63-83 Repertory for Cold and Cough Symptoms 84-86 Sinus Problems 87-88 Conjunctivitis 89-91 Blocked Tear Duct 92 Ch.5 - Childhood Maladies 93-121 Giving Homeopathic Medicines to Children 93 Colic 94-99 Teething 100-101 Bed-Wetting (Enuresis) 102-106 Measles 107-111 German Measles 112-113 Mumps 114-117 Chicken Pox 118-121 Ch.6 - Earaches 122-132 Otitis Media (Middle-Ear Infection) 123-124 Otitis Externa (Outer-Ear Infection) 125-132 Ch.7 - Sore Throats 133-143 Noninfectious Sore Throats 133 Viral and Non-Strep Bacterial Infections of the Throat 134 Strep Throat 134-135 Mononucleosis 136 Epiglottis 136-143 Ch.8 - Digestive Problems 144-174 Gastroenteritis and Other Causes of Vomiting and Diarrhea 145 Vomiting 145 Diarrhea 146-147 Dehydration 148-149 Abdominal Pain and Indigestion 150 Appendicitis 150-160 Constipation 161 Hemorrhoids 162-167 Hepatitis 168-173 Motion Sickness 174 Ch.9 - Women's Health Problems 175-198 Vaginitis 176-183 Menstrual Cramps and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) 184-190 Cystitis (Bladder Infection) 191-198 Ch.10 - Men's Health Problems 199-210 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 199 Urethritis 200 Bladder Infections 201-203 Prostate Problems 204-208 Foreskin Irritation 209 Testicular Problems 209-210 Ch.11 - Headache 211-223 Muscle-Contraction Headache 211-213 Migraines and Other Vascular Headaches 214-215 Other Headaches 216-223 Ch.12 - Allergies and Related Conditions 224-241 Contact Dermatitis 225-228 Hives (Urticaria) 229-230 Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) 231 Upper-Respiratory Tract Allergies 232-234 Asthma 235-241 Ch.13 - Skin Problems and Related Disorders 242-278 Boils, Abscesses, and Other Skin Infections 243-248 Styes 249-252 Impetigo 253-256 Herpes Simplex 257-261 Herpes Zoster (Shingles) 262-265 Warts 266-267 Ringworm, Athlete's Foot, and Related Fungal Infections 268-271 Candida (Yeast Infections) 272-277 Acne 278 Ch.14 - Accidents and Injuries 279-304 Cuts and Scrapes 280-281 Bruises 282 Puncture Wounds 283-284 Strains, Sprains, and Other Injuries to the Ligaments and Tendons 285-287 Low Back Injuries and Pain 288-289 Dislocated Joints 290 Fractures 291-292 Head Injuries 293-294 Burns 295-296 Shock 297 Heat Exhaustion (Heat Prostration) 298 Heatstroke (Sunstroke) 299 Insect and Spider Bites and Stings 300-301 Snake Bites 302 Animal and Human Bites and Scratches 303 Dental Problems and Procedures 304 Ch.15 - Emotional Distress and Sleep Problems 305-314 Emotional Upsets 305-306 Insomnia 307-314 Part 3 - Homeopathic Materia Medica 315-346 Part 4 - Homeopathic Resources 347-375 Glossary 357-360 Bibliography 361-366 Index 367-375