The Family Guide to Homeopathy
Symptoms and Natural Solutions
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|Format:||Paperback, 480 pages, Reprinted edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 June 1993|
A Safe, Natural, and Effective Alternative Medicine
Millions of people, including health professionals, are mining to homeopathy, a form of medicine that treats illness by stimulating the body's natural defenses. Dr. Lockie explains how homeopathy can help restore health, rather than simply fight disease.
This family reference guide provides all the information necessary to understand how homeopathy works, and how any individual can use it simply and safely to treat a wide variety of illnesses. Accessibly organized by symptoms affecting all parts of the body from head to toe, "The Family Guide to Homeopathy" offers a list of remedies for hundreds of conditions along with details on how often and how long to give the remedy. It covers everything from heart disease to menopause, from allergies to ulcers, including advice on when to consult a doctor. Special sections feature symptoms and solutions for special problems affecting men, women, infants, and the elderly.
About the Author
Dr. Andrew Lockie has had seventeen years of medical experience both as a GP and as a homeopathic physician. He is a homeopathic consultant to the "Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine" and has written numerous articles for both the medical and lay press. He has recently been appointed information officer at the Faculty of Homeopathy in London where he is responsible for handling public relations.
Unlike allopathic medicine, homeopathy has a long tradition of encouraging self-diagnosis and self-care where reasonable. Here, a British homeopath offers a very accessible explanation of homeopathic theory, a homeopathic first-aid guide, a compilation of numerous ailments and symptoms and their corresponding treatments, and one of the better materia medica aimed specifically for home use by the layperson. The text has been ``Americanized'' for U.S. readers. Lockie is careful to point out symptoms that require medical intervention. His book is highly recommended for public libraries with subject demand in alternative health modalities.--Judith Eannarino, Washington, D.C.
Lockie, a well-known homeopath in the U.K., argues that at its deepest level, homeopathy is preventive in nature, gently nudging the immune system to work better. And although he concedes that drugs, surgery, radiation and other high-tech methods have been successful for some disorders, Lockie claims they are not appropriate for the majority of diseases seen in family practice. Homeopathic treatment, as he describes it, involves a peeling away of ``layers'' of illness, removing symptoms in the reverse order in which they appeared, and each time reaching further back. Because homeopathic medicine looks on the mind and body as one, Lockie argues that remedies should match three elements: physical symptoms, mental and emotional symptoms, and the general sensitivities of the patient. Unfortunately, this comprehensive look at homeopathic treatments is not altogether user-friendly, especially for those who have not yet been evaluated by a homeopath and do not know if their condition is well suited to this treatment system. Appendices include an extensive listing of how 60 substances used in homeopathic remedies are intended to work and a bibliography. Illustrations not seen by PW. (Aug.)
"Vancouver Sun" Lockie's enlightening, concise text...does not denigrate orthodox medicine, but provides advice on how people can take more responsibility for their own health.
|Publisher: ||Simon & Schuster|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 18.0 x 2.0 centimetres (0.41 kg)|