Stephen Cummings, M.D. and Danna Ullman, MPH
Homeopathic medicines are wonderful resources to help you enjoy good health and Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines: Safe and Effective Remedies for You and Your Family by Stephen Cummings, M.D. and Danna Ullman, MPH will assist you in choosing the right remedies for you.
These authors bring years of experience and expertise to you. Stephen Cummings, M.D. earned a medical degree from the University of California at Davis and spent many years as the editor of the Journal of Homeopathic Practice.
Dan Ullman has a Master of Public Health and is an educator in the area of homeopathic medicine. He has served as the director of Homeopathic Educational Services in Berkeley, California.
With this guide you can bring home the expert advice of two people who really understand homeopathic medicine and can break it down for someone who is new to this type of healing.
Homeopathic medicine is a field of natural medicine that relies on specific prescriptions to treat illness and improve the body’s ability to naturally heal itself. This book will help you to understand the main tenets of homeopathic medicine and use it for yourself.
If you have a very serious chronic health condition, it may be necessary to seek Western medical care or a homeopathic physician, but in many cases a guide like Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines: Safe and Effective Remedies for You and Your Family will provide you with enough information to treat yourself at home.
Homeopathy is a specific type of practice that subscribes to several guiding principles. For example, the Law of Similars is the idea that your body can heal itself and that introducing symptoms similar to the ones you are experiencing will actually help it to heal.
You’ll also find the Single Medicine principle. While you might leave a physician’s office with multiple prescriptions to fight different conditions and symptoms, homeopathic medicine will prescribe only one medicine.
Two people can have the same symptoms but have totally different homeopathic prescriptions because in homeopathy the idea is to look at the whole person not just those symptoms.
Homeopathic medicines are very dilute solutions that contain plant extracts, minerals, animal extracts, and even some synthetic materials. But they are so dilute that there is no way they can be toxic for the body.
While most pharmaceuticals work chemically to make changes in the body, homeopathic remedies work in a different way. The exact mechanism for how they work isn’t completely known. However, many researchers have suggested that electromagnetic energy may be one mechanism for their effectiveness.
Regardless of how they work, homeopathic practitioners have known for hundreds of years that they do work. And with this guide you’ll be able to learn which remedies will work for you depending on your needs.
If you’ve been interested in homeopathic medicine, but you weren’t sure how to get started, this book is a great resource for you. It covers a wide range of health topics and conditions along with sound advice.
When you open Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines: Safe and Effective Remedies for You and Your Family you’ll find that it is a comprehensive guide that covers just about every health condition you can imagine and also gives you a basic education about homeopathy.
It begins with an introduction and explanation of how to use the book. It’s then divide into four parts that contain specific chapters. Part 1: Understanding Homeopathic Medicine consists of two chapters.
In Chapter 1: The Science of Homeopathy you’ll learn about the basic principles of homeopathy and what sets it apart from other forms of alternative medicine and Western Medicine.
Chapter 2: Homeopathy in Practice explains how a homeopathic practitioner evaluates individuals and determines the appropriate remedy. It also explains how the medicine is administered and gives an example of a case using homeopathic medicine.
Part 2: Home Care With Homeopathic Medicine is divided into 13 chapters. Each one goes over specific health conditions that may require the assistance of homeopathic medicine.
In chapter 3, you’ll learn about treatment for fever and influenza while chapter 4 shares information on handling colds, coughs, and other respiratory illnesses that are related. You’ll be particularly interested in chapter 5 if you have children. This chapter goes over childhood maladies such as measles, chicken pox, and even bed-wetting and teething.
Chapter 6 is specifically devoted to the common problem of earaches and how to heal them and get relief. Chapter 7 is dedicated to fighting sore throats that come from many possible different sources.
Problems such as vomiting and diarrhea are addressed in Chapter 8: Digestive Problems. You’ll learn how to get relief from these issues and others including constipation, hemorrhoids, and motion sickness.
Women will want to pay particular attention to Chapter 9: Women’s Health Problems. This section covers homeopathic remedies for menstrual problems, bladder infections, and vaginitis.
Men aren’t left out and have their own chapter – Chapter 10: Men’s Health Problems. This includes information on sexually transmitted diseases, prostate issues, testicular problems, and more.
Many people experience headaches and chapter 11 is dedicated to remedies for various types of headaches including tension headaches, migraines, and other causes. Another common ailment people deal with is allergies. In Chapter 12: Allergies and Related Conditions you’ll find helpful remedies for seasonal allergies, asthma, and skin conditions.
Speaking of skin, Chapter 13: Skin Problems and Related Disorders specifically addresses problems with the body’s largest organ. You’ll learn how to treat boils, herpes, ringworm, yeast, and many other possible ailments.
There are also health conditions that are related to having accidents and injuries. Those are addressed in chapter 14 where you’ll find information on treating cuts, scrapes, bruises, head injuries, burns, and more. You’ll also learn when you should seek professional care for these conditions.
The final chapter will explain remedies for dealing with emotional issues and sleep disruptions. Part 3 includes the Homeopathic Materia Medica, a list of all the possible remedies used in homeopathic medicine and how they are used.
Finally, Part 4 is a list of resources including suggested reading and courses that you can take. You’ll also find a glossary and an index that will help you to quickly access the information you need.
If you’re interested in homeopathic medicine, but you don’t really know where to begin Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines: Safe and Effective Remedies for You and Your Family will provide you with a basic foundation of information on which to build.
You can use this as a reference guide for handling home treatment of issues or as a jumping off point for getting deeper into the topic of homeopathy.
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