A Homeopathic Practice Guidebook for Physicians and Health Care Practitioners.
This book is designed as a type of repertory, but is unique in that it is arranged by conditions rather than by symptoms. As an example, there are approximately 200 remedies listed in major repertories as having burning pain in the stomach, an all too common modern day complaint. But, since this symptom can be indicative of many different conditions, the practitioner who is looking for a remedy specifically for excess stomach acid would find the listing Hyperchlorhydria most helpful. In addition, among the distinctive remedies listed there for this condition, Acetic acid, Chininum arsenicosum, Grindelia, and Robinia are not well known remedies which would ordinarily come to mind for this condition, and would therefore generally be overlooked. In this book you will find definitive consideration of such therapeutic subjects as Fibromyalgia, Hyperactivity, Aneurism, Mitral Value Problems, Bronchitis, Lazy-Eye Syndrome, Anemia, Macular Degeneration, Psoriasis, Emphysema and many more. More importantly, it offers the reader a way to access the experiences of a select group of master homeopaths in specific clinical therapeutics.
There is also a Blood Chemistry and Urinalysis section which information may aid in the final confirmation of specific remedy indications. As an example: suppose you are debating between two or three strongly indicated remedies, and one of them is well known to have a strong effect on the liver. The fact that a blood chemistry work-up in this case happens to indicate significant elevated liver enzymes may be just the needed information for an effective remedy choice.
The book ends with an extremely helpful Appendix, where you will find specific remedies listed for their known effectiveness on body systems and individual organs, such as those remedies which appear to target the Circulatory, Digestive, Nervous, and Reproductive systems, etc. For example, while Bryonia is listed as the only remedy under chest, aching, sternum in most repertories, in this Appendix, under the Musculoskeletal System - Bones, you will find an even more specific indication “aching pain at the end of the sternum,” a relatively unusual symptom found under an equally uncommon remedy, Trillium pendulum. Where else would you expect to find an effective remedy for chronic fallopian tube disease? Would you ever think of the remedy Eupion, as listed under the female reproductive system, or of Palladium, a rare specific ovarian remedy? Thus, you will find, with relative ease, many “small” and/or rare remedies that you would not normally even consider.
Sandra Perko has practiced classical homeopathy and clinical nutrition for more than 30 years. She was the founder, director and senior staff instructor at the South Texas Center for Classical Homeopathy and Nutrition in San Antonio, Texas. She retired from active practice in 1999 in order to devote her time to writing and publishing. She is the author of Homeopathy for the Modern Pregnant Woman and Her Infant, A Therapeutic Practice Guidebook for Midwives, Physicians and Practitioners, and The Homeopathic Treatment of Influenza - Surviving Influenza Epidemics and Pandemics, Past, Present and Future with Homeopathy.
604 pages, paperback