Homeopathic Emergency Guide
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OverviewFormatted to facilitate home prescribing, this book also contains flow charts prepared by Stephen Messer for maladies like cystitis, abdominal pain, or earache.
366 pp pb
DetailsThe Homeopathic Emergency Handbook, A Quick Reference Handbook to Effective Homeopathic Care, by Thomas Kruzel, was published in 1993.
This is a quick and reliable handbook that assists the homeopathic practitioner with the task of individualizing cases. Organized by diseases and symptoms, the homeopath can use this work to compare the characteristic symptoms of the remedies and more easily select the correct remedy.
For acute ailments as well as emergencies this book provides an "on the spot" homeopathic guide.
The information herein presented is very accessible and clearly presented. Each section describes the "condition" followed by the various possible remedies (with their modalities) and a list of rubrics to consult in the repertory.
Also included are nine treatment algorhythm flow charts from Steve Messer, ND. This decision tree approach to treatment facilitates fast decision-making.
From the BookAs homeopathic medicine becomes more available, increasing numbers of clinicians, families and patients are learning how to use these natural medicines to treat common ailments.
Using homeopathic medicines, however, is not as simple as matching symptoms with remedies. To get the best results with homeopathic medicines, it is essential to individualize a remedy according to the pattern of symptoms shown in the sick person.
Dr. Thomas Kruzel's Homeopathic Emergency Guide is a quick and reliable handbook to assist the practitioner of homeopathy with the task of individualizing cases. Since it is organized by diseases and symptoms, the case taker can compare the totality of symptoms with remedies and more easily select the right remedy.
"This book is an excellent addition to the modern homeopathic literature. Like the Washington University Manual of Medical Therapeutics, which was my 'external brain' throughout medical school, the Homeopathic Emergency Guide will be extremely valuable to busy homeopaths and physicians, and be applauded for this worthwhile and timely contribution."
Jennifer Jacobs MD
University of Washington, School of Public Health
Past President of the International Foundation for Homeopathy
"Concise and well-organized, this should be a useful book for all students of homeopathy."
Roger Morrison MD
Hahnemann College of Homeopathy
"For acute ailments as well as emergencies, this book provides detailed information about lesser known but important remedies. The Homeopathic Emergency Guide will be valuable for both the sophisticated layperson and the practitioner."
Dana Ullman M.P.H.
author of Discovering Homeopathy,
Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants
co-author of Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines
ContentsForeword, by Andre Saine, N.D., D.H.A.N.P -- ix-xii
Introduction -- xiii-xvii
Abdominal Inflammation - Gastritis/ Diarrhea, Pancreatitis, Appendicitis -- 1-14
Abscesses - Boils - Carbuncles -- 15-20
Asthma -- 21-29
Back Pain - Lumbago -- 30-38
Bronchitis -- 39-47
Burns -- 48-50
Canker Sores - Glossitis - Trenchmouth -- 51-57
Cardiac Pain - Chest Pain -- 58-64
Colitis - Abdominal Pain -- 65-71
Conjuntivitis -- 72-76
Convulsions - Epilepsy - Seizures -- 77-88
Croup -- 89-96
Cystitis - Bladder Infection -- 97-104
Diarrhea - Children -- 105-111
Dysmenorrhea - Menstrual Pain -- 112-118
Eye Injuries -- 119-125
Flatulence -- 126-128
Gallstones - Gallbladder Pain -- 129-133
Gastric - Duodenal Ulcers -- 134-140
Hayfever - Allergies -- 141-147
Headaches -- 148-165
Heat Stroke - Exhaustion -- 166-172
Hemorrhages -- 173-180
Hemorrhoids -- 181-189
Influenza -- 190-197
Insect Stings - Bites -- 198-201
Laryngitis -- 202-206
Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy -- 207-212
Obstetrical & Gynecological -- 213-242
Otitis Media - Ear Infections -- 243-250
Pelvic Inflammation - Leukorrhea -- 251-259
Pneumonia - Bronchial Lobar -- 260-268
Poisoning - Food -- 269-272
Prostatitis - Prostatic Enlargement --273-280
Shock -- 281-285
Sinusitis -- 286-291
Sore Throat - Pharyngitis -- 292-299
Styes - Blepharitis -- 300-302
Urethritis - Gonococcal & Non Gonococcal Urethritis -- 303-311
Wounds - Foreign Bodies - Fractures -- 312-318
References -- 319-322
Glossary -- 323-330
Appendix -- 331-340
Index - Therapeutic -- 341-351
Remedy Index -- 352-366
Reviewed by Roland Wegmuller, Berne
'The Homeopathic Emergency Guide' is a concise and well organized handbook for the daily practice and also the sophisticated layperson.
The clinical guide provides the practitioner with a synopsis of the most characteristic symptoms of the leading remedies in a given condition.
It is organised by diseases and symptoms, yet provides the information to individualise the prescription in a homoeopathic way. To each disease the main rubrics in Kent are referred to.
Unfortunately a differential between the listed remedies is not worked out, a task often useful when the main characteristics do not stand out. The remedies are listed in alphabetical order rather than according to their importance, which may have even further enhanced the practical value of this book.
Each section begins with a brief description of the disorder or condition. Special attention is called to the possible complications and need for medical investigation. An attempt has been made to note modalities which are specific to the disease and should therefore not not be considered for the selection of the remedy.
Included are a number of flow charts for main acutes, such as gastroenteritis, cystitis and otitis, to guide you in a step by step process to the prescription. A glossary of medical terms follows at the back.
This is a very practical and valuable manual which helps you to screen quickly through the most frequently indicated remedies in an acute condition.
It also reminds you on possible complications and, last but not least, refers to corresponding rubrics, which will be the starting point to the homoeopathic search when none of the listed remedies is indicated in this particular patient.
Homoeopathic Links - Spring 1993
Reprinted with permission from Homeopathic Links
HeritagePublished in Germany in 1983 as Lehrbuch der Homoopathie. Translated by A.R. Meuss. A complete exposition on the principles and practice of homeopathy.
Although it contains a few errors (it gives the date of Kent's Repertory as 1877 instead of 1897, and has a very confused statement on the meaning of the repertory gradings) and has some advice that many homeopaths would certainly not agree with (i.e., the symptom in the patient must match the grade in the repertory; if the patient shows a symptom strongly, it must be in Bold type in the repertory), the book, is generally, very thorough in its explanations and definitions of homeopathic practice.
The Heritage of Homoeopathic Literature
copyright 2001 by Julian Winston
Reprinted with the permission of the author