Foreword - Introduction - The Roots of the Christmas Rose - Hahnemann and the wisdom of ancient physicians - Paracelsus and the Middle Ages - Adamus Lonicerus and the founders of herbalism in the Middle Ages - The Christmas Rose in the History of Homeopathy and Current Homeopathic Indications - Hahnemann and his medicine tests - Paediatrics including epilepsy and ADD / ADHD - The active constituents of the Christmas Rose - Psychiatry and religious manias - Gynaecology - Joint disorders - Geriatrics - The palliative care ward - The Christmas Rose in Anthroposophic Medicine - The significance of the Ranunculae genus - The Christmas Rose as Cancer Remedy - Testicular and fallopian cancer - Brain tumours - The side effects of chemo- and radiotherapy - Lymphoma diseases - Bronchialcarcinomas - Mistletoe and Christmas Rose - Christmas Rose in the Treatment of Aids - Epilogue - Bibliography - Picture credits - Acknowledgements - Notes - Index
DR JOHANNES WILKENS was born in 1962 and studied theology and medicine. He was medical director of the Alexander von Humboldt geriatric rehabilitation clinic in Bad Steben, also working in private practice and undertaking numerous research projects in homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine. He was awarded a scholarship grant by the Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation for studies on wound healing, and by the Continental Insurance group for studies on the homeopathic treatment of stroke. He has published numerous articles on homeopathic remedies, and books on key medical themes such as cancer therapy, stroke, dementia, Parkinson's disease, back pain and wound healing. Since 2005 he has been a permanent member of the extended council of Nature and Medicine, the sponsoring association of the Carstens Foundation, and from 2007/8 has been an executive member of GAAD (The Society of Anthroposophic Physicians in Germany).