The Complete Homeopathy Handbook
Printed in England, paperback, 257 pages
190 x 243mm
The Complete Homeopathy Handbook is the definitive guide for using homeopathic remedies at home. It includes A-to-Z listings for external and internal remedies, with explanations for correctly diagnosing the symptoms of any particular injury or illness. The book also includes case studies to bring the theory to life, and specific dos and don'ts to follow when treating more than seventy conditions.
Homeopathy is an approach to medicine based on the principle that any substance that can cause illness can also be a cure. Centuries old, its practice has always enjoyed wide popularity among individuals looking for safe and effective ways to treat illness as well as to improve their health.The Complete Homeopathy Handbook is the definitive guide for using homeopathic remedies at home. It includes A-to-Z listings for external and internal remedies, with explanations for correctly diagnosing the symptoms of any particular injury or illness. The book also includes ten case studies and specific dos and don'ts to follow when treating more than seventy conditions.
'The practice of homeopathy, whether in the consulting room or in the home is highly effective in curing a wide range of illnesses from minor health problems to very serious conditions. This book focuses on everyday complaints that you can treat yourself.'
'In this climate of greater life expectancy and yet incr4easing ill-health and disillusionment with modern wonder drugs, people are looking for safe and effective ways to treat illness as well as to improve their health.'
'Homeopathy offers a safe alternative as it treats the whole person - the physical as well as the emotional - and therefore pays an important role in the movement back to a more holistic approach to health.'
How To Use This Book xiii
Part i: History, Principles and Prescribing
1 The History of Homeopathy 3
2 Principles and Concepts 11
3 Myths and Misapprehensions 17
4 Taking the Case 20
5 Prescribing 24
Part II: The Materia Medicas and Repertories
External Materia Medica and Repertory 31
Internal Materia Medica 38
Internal Repertory 165
Part III: Prescribing Guidelines and Follow-through
Stress as a Cause of Disease 201
Diseases You Can Treat Using This Book 203
Case-taking Questionnaire and Symptom Checklists 227
Repertorising Chart 230
Sample Cases 231
Part IV: The Appendices
List of Remedies 246
First-Aid Kits, Pharmacies and Courses 249
Homeopaths and Homeopathic Organisations 251
Useful Reading and Bookshops 252
Last Word 258
"Here at last is the book which enables the lay user in the home to understand the way the homeopath works."
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
"Miranda Castro profoundly and confidently believes that good health is possible for all. Her book is easy to follow and full of advice; the most "complete" book on everyday homeopathic care I have come across. An invaluably lucid and fascinating book on homeopathy for the layperson."
College of Homeopathy Newsletter
About the author
I am a British-trained professional homeopath who has been in practice since 1983 and writing and teaching about homeopathy since 1988.
I have a special love of homeopathy, having used it my whole life. I came to classical homeopathy when my son was a year old and suffering from whooping cough. Thankfully, after several false (homeopathic) starts, we found a classical homeopath who was able to cure Daniel by not simply focusing on his physical symptoms alone. As a result, Daniel's general health improved and despite the seriousness of his complaint, he didn't suffer any long term effects or vulnerabilities.
I am a prolific writer with a reputation for being able to discuss both complex and sensitive issues in an approachable, interesting and informative style. I have published three books, am a regular contributor to both professional homeopathic journals and popular publications dealing with complementary health matters and homeopathy!
I have been teaching and talking about homeopathy to the lay public and interested health care professionals since 1988, including groups of midwives, nurses, counselors and doctors.I have a background in acupuncture, iridology, healing, supervision and humanistic psychotherapy. I developed a program of supervision specifically to meet the emotional and more practical needs of the professional homeopath. This has been incorporated into the curriculum of several homeopathic teaching establishments in the UK and has formed a cornerstone for my homeopathy teaching.
On the basis of my writing and teaching I am frequently invited to teach at schools and present papers at conferences, both in the UK and the USA. I am a provocative and entertaining speaker with a specialty on ethics, practice management and practitioner development.
In 1994 I moved from the beautiful but cold, wet and windy Pennines (in the North of England) to Santa Fe, New Mexico where I finished writing my book on Stress and Homeopathy ... in the sun!
I decided to stay in the US and in 1995 I moved to Seattle, Washington where I taught homeopathy at Bastyr Naturopathic University for 5 years and had a private practice.
From 2000 until 2002 I worked with Kent Homeopathic Associates, creators of MacRepertory and ReferenceWorks ... bringing my sales, marketing and teaching skills to the world's premier homeopathic software company.
From 2002 until 2006 I was active in the Florida Health Freedom movement and, as well as teaching and presenting, I consulted on and wrote for Homeopathy Today (the magazine of the National Center for Homeopathy). At the end of 2007 I moved to Gainesville (Florida) where I am practicing and teaching.
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