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Homeopathic Materia Medica
With Reportorial Symptoms
A godsend to any homeopathic practitioner who sees children, Dr. Petrucci`s pediatric materia medica of 543 homeopathic remedies focuses on the pediatric picture of little known remedies.
It features a unique arrangement of information according to 20 Children Concepts, with valuable repertory data.
1278 pp, Hb
Dr Petrucci writes:
In the last few years the study of homeopathy has changed remarkably.
We can see these changes in how we analyse homeopathic literature, in new developments in toxicology, and in the many new provings, which have expanded greatly not, only our remedy choices but how we prescribe them.
Themes and concepts have been introduced, or significantly expanded.
In my opinion, these new methods have brought great advantage in understanding and analysing a case, whilst at the same time not forgetting what the great masters of the past taught us.
In my practice where I have had extensive contact with children, I have tried to think about which symptoms to investigate.
The idea of developing a set of CHILDREN Concepts that grouped pediatric symptoms was to make it easier to take the cases of children.
From the Book
An example of the format follows:
ALUMINA PHOSPHORICA - On the mental level, we can point out the phosphoric aspects linked to fear (darkness, thunderstorms, being alone), curiosity, discouragement and unhappiness but also obstinacy.
On the physical level, gastrointestinal symptoms, especially linked to milk ingestion, are found. Appetite is particularly marked and also tends to increase after eating.
This can be a very useful remedy for Louis-Bar syndrome, or ataxia telangiectasia, where the phosphoric component certainly has an influence on the consequences deriving from IgA deficiency (pneumonia, bronchopneumonia), while Alumina plays a determinant role in incoordination.
Consider in tonsillitis.
ALUMINA PHOSPHORICA - Children’s Concepts with Symptoms:
Nursing - milk; influence of
STOMACH - ERUCTATIONS - milk; after(k2)
GENERALS - FOOD and DRINKS - milk - agg.(bt3,k2,vml3)
GENERALS - FOOD and DRINKS - milk - aversion(bt3,k2,vml3)
Constitution - fear and anxiety
MIND - FEAR - alone, of being(stj2)
MIND - FEAR - thunderstorm, of(stj2)
Relationship with others - approached by others; when
MIND - ANSWERING - aversion to answer(k2)
MIND - COMPANY - aversion to(k13,k2)
MIND - CONTRARY(k2)
MIND - TIMIDITY(k13,k2,stj2)
School - constitution
MIND - CURIOUS(stj2)
MIND - OBSTINATE(k13,k2)
Non verbal symptoms - consultation; investigated during - ear
EAR - DISCHARGES - purulent(k2)
Non verbal symptoms - consultation; investigated during - throat
THROAT - SWELLING - Tonsils(k2)
Non verbal symptoms - consultation; investigated during - extremities
EXTREMITIES - NAILS; complaints of - ingrowing toenails(k2)
Non verbal symptoms - appearance - observed by doctor - face
FACE - CRACKED - Lips(k2)
Non verbal symptoms - appearance - observed by parents - abdomen
ABDOMEN - PAIN - warmth - amel.(k2)
Night; observations during the - mental
MIND - FEAR - dark; of(stj2)
MIND - TALKING - sleep, in(k13,k2)
Clinical: Indolent ulcers. Mental break-down at the end of college life. Chronic effects of grief. Paralysis, especially of the lower limbs. Boils on nates and thighs.
Region: Nerves. Mucous membranes. Lungs.
"Roberto is introducing concepts and spares no effort in guiding us to use all of that information at the appropriate time. That is a great achievement!
"The aspect of this work that pleases me so much is that it combines Materia Medica information with information structured like a repertory.
"With these characteristics, this book will find a much-deserved place next to many other valuable books on pediatrics. It brings us information about many remedies rather than a lot of information about only a few remedies we may already know."
Well done Roberto!"
— Frederik Schroyens Belgium
"Dr Roberto Petrucci's book fills a void in homeopathic practice, namely a work that details the application of our remedies in children. It is a well thought out book and comes out of experience and vision. He has incorporated many new remedies and ideas into the book and makes it very practical in its application.
"The repertory adds to the utility of the book. I found the work very interesting, practical and I am sure it will find its rightful place in Homeopathic practice."
— Rajan Sankaran India
"What impresses me the most is the various headings in which the repertory (children concepts) is written purely from the practical point of view. There are many rubrics and remedies, which I myself was ignorant of, and this really helped me to sharpen my skills.
"I believe the creation of this repertory of children concepts is both inevitable and indispensable if the homoeopathic community truly wishes to take homoeopathy into the next level of scientific maturity. The potential benefit of processing this book is so wide that I can't wait to see it come about."
— Farokh Master India
"This work is innovative, solid and well organized. The book integrates modern concepts and themes with traditional information and does so in a clear and usable manner. The arena of paediatric homeopathy has been a source of problems for generations. Rather than simply shrug shoulders at the difficulties, Dr. Petrucci has collected all known data to supply a basis for prescription. It is a book written by a clinician who knows the needs of clinicians."
— Roger Morrison and Nancy Herrick USA