Homeopathy for Back and Neck Pain

Homeopathy for Back and Neck Pain

  • Ursula Stone

STO100

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Overview

Safe and effective relief for an agony suffered by millions of people. Advice for home prescribing, including an overview of homeopathy for the layman.

US
159 pp pb
ISBN 1-57566-443-7

From the Book

Millions of people experience the agony of back and neck pain. Learn how homeopathic medicine can help lessen, and even completely eliminate, this often debilitating ailment. Ursula Stone's unique guide clearly explains:
  • The ways to treat the pain of muscle strains and pulls, stress-related disorders, premenstrual discomfort, over-exertion, accidents, and other back injuries.
     
  • How your mental and emotional states influence which remedy is right for you.
     
  • 25 safe and effective remedies for back pain.
     
  • Includes charts listing the remedies that relieve your unique symptoms.
     

Contents

Introduction -- 13-16

PART ONE:
HOMEOPATHY

Frequently Asked Questions -- 17
What is Homeopathy? -- 17
How did homeopathy get started? -- 18
What is the law of Similars? -- 19
How is homeopathy different from regular medicine? -- 20
How are the remedies made? -- 21-22
Box: Reading the Label -- 23
Why does succussion increase the strength of the remedy? -- 23
Which potencies are the strongest? -- 24
How do I know which potency to use? -- 25
What is a "remedy picture"? -- 26
Box: Planes of Illness -- 27
What is meant by "totality of symptoms"? -- 28
Is a compound remedy more effective than a single remedy? -- 29
How does a homeopath decide which remedy will be the most helpful? -- 30
Box: Taking the Case -- 32
Do I take homeopathic remedies like any other medicine? -- 33
How often should I take the remedy? -- 34
How do I know it's working? -- 34
Box: Hering's Laws of Cure -- 36
Are there any side effects? -- 36
Can I use homeopathy if I am taking other medicines? -- 37

PART TWO:
BACK AND NECK PAIN

Frequently Asked Questions -- 41
Why does my back hurt? -- 41
Box: When to See a Doctor -- 42
Are backaches a symptom of an underlying illness? -- 43
Why doesn't my doctor understand how much this hurts? -- 43
How is the approach to diagnosis different in homeopathy? -- 44
What can I do to combat backaches? -- 45
Are there medical tests to diagnose backaches? -- 46
Is a medical diagnosis helpful to a homeopath? -- 50
How are backaches categorized? -- 51
How can I tell what kind of backache I have? -- 52
Defining Backache -- 53

Injury, 53
-Overexertion: Strain -- sprain, spasm -- 54
-Whiplash, 55

Pinched Nerves -- 55
-Herniated disk -- 56
-Degenerated disk -- 57
-Sciatica (Spondylolisthesis, Piriformis syndrome) -- 57
-Spinal stenosis -- 59

Inflammatory illnesses -- 60
-Spondylitis (Ankylosing spondylitis, Cervical spondylitis) -- 60
-Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis) -- 63
-Firbromyalgia, 65

Osteoporosis and Osteomalacia -- 66
The Diagnostic Interview -- 67

PART THREE:
THE MATERIA MEDICA, A CATALOG OF REMEDIES

How to Use This Section -- 71
Summary of Remedies for Backache Types -- 76

Materia Medica -- 83
-Aesculus hippocastanum -- 83
-Agaricus muscarius -- 85
-Argentum metallicum -- 87
-Arnica -- 88
-Belladonna -- 89
-Berberis vulgaris -- 91
-Bryonia -- 92
-Calcarea carbonica -- 94
-Causticum -- 96
-Cimifuga racemosa -- 98
-Colocynthis -- 99
-Eupatorium perfoliatum -- 100
-Gelsemium -- 101
-Graphites -- 102
-Hypericum -- 103
-Kali carbonicum -- 105
-Lycopodium -- 107
-Nux vomica -- 108
-Phosphorus -- 110
-Pulsatilla -- 111
-Rhus toxicodendron -- 113
-Sepia -- 114
-Silica -- 115
-Sulphur -- 117
-Zincum -- 119
-Remedy Charts -- 121

Glossary -- 149
Resources -- 153
Bibliography -- 157