Everyday Homeopathy, 2nd Ed

Everyday Homeopathy, 2nd Ed

  • Dr. David Gemmell

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$29.95

Overview

Practical handbook for using homeopathy in the context of one's own personal and family health care, using readily available remedies.
UK
225 pp pb
ISBN 0-906584-44-2
Beaconsfield Publishers, Ltd.

Details

The new edition is revised and expanded showing how to use homeopathy in the everyday context of personal and family health care.

It covers 116 problems that a layperson is quite likely to encounter, either as first aid or else in a wide variety of complaints and disorders which may not be urgent but where relief and cure are sought.

From the Book

Dr Gemmell starts by describing the thinking behind homeopathic medicine, the emphasis it places on relating treatment to a proper assessment of each patient as an individual person, and its freedom from toxic side effects.

There is the necessary information on how to observe symptoms and select a remedy, as well as on potency and dosage.He presents the material in four sections - accidents and first aid, the problems of women, children's problems and general problems - explaining the nature of each problem and suggesting commonsense measures to be taken whatever else is done.

He then discusses the particular symptoms and personal circumstances, which may be present, using these to point to the appropriate homeopathic treatment.

He highlights the cases where self-treatment is out of place and medical advice must be sought without delay. He also highlights the cases where homeopathy may well provide more effective help than conventional medicine, but where self-treatment is equally inappropriate and a professional homeopathic evaluation should be obtained.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
Why this book has been written
What is homeopathy?
How to use this book
How to select the symptoms
The remedy
The dose
Continuing the dose
Potency
Important points to remember about homeopathic remedies

ACCIDENTS AND FIRST AID

Animal bites
Burns and scalds
Eye injuries - blows to the eye
Eye injuries - foreign bodies
Fractures
Head injury
Insect bites and stings
Nosebleeds
Sprains and strains of joints, muscles and ligaments
Wounds - abrasions, scrapes and grazes
Wounds - cuts and lacerations
Wounds - infected
Wounds - punctured

PROBLEMS OF WOMEN

MENSTRUATION
Establishment of menstrual periods in adolescent girls
Heavy periods - flooding (Menorrhagia)
Late periods
Painful periods (Dysmenorrhoea)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)/ Premenstrual tension (PMT)
Scanty periods
Vaginal discharge (Leucorrhoea)

PREGNANCY
Threatened miscarriage
Morning sickness
Heartburn
Cravings
Night cramps
Urinary frequency
Backache
Breast pain
Emotional disturbances - before and after confinement
Coming up to confinement - from eight months
Coming up to confinement - last days
After the confinement

BREASTFEEDING PROBLEMS
Too little milk
Too much milk
Sore nipples
Inflammation of breasts (Mastitis)

BREASTS
Breast pain
Lumpy breast (Nodules)

MENOPAUSE ('CHANGE OF LIFE')
Hot flushes
Other problems associated with the menopause

CHILDREN'S PROBLEMS

THE NEWBORN BABY
After delivery
Soft tissue swelling of scalp
Hernia
Jaundice
Swollen breasts
Conjunctivitis ('Sticky eyes')

THE BABY
Feeding problems
Diarrhea
Diarrhea alternating with constipation
Nappy rash
Teething
The crying baby
Convulsions (Fits)

TODDLERS AND SCHOOL CHILDREN
Adenoids - large
Asthma in children
Bedwetting
Colds and influenza in children
Constipation in children
Cough in children
Croup
Earache
Ears - discharging
Fluid in the ears ('Glue ear')
Sleeplessness in children
Sore throat in children

FEVERS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN GENERAL
Chickenpox
Glandular fever (Infectious mononucleosis)
Measles
Mumps
Scarlet fever
Whooping cough
Immunization

GENERAL PROBLEMS

Acne Vulgaris
Anxiety (see also 'Fear')
Arthritis
Chilblains and poor circulation
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Common cold - early stages
Common cold - later stages
Constipation
Cough
Cystitis
Dental abscess (Gum boils)
Diarrhea
Eczema
Fear
Fibrositis (Muscular rheumatism)
Hangover (Ill effects of alcohol)
Hay fever
Headache and migraine
Hoarseness and loss of voice
Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
Inflammation, boils and abscesses
Influenza
Irritable bowel syndrome
Mouth ulcers (Aphthous ulcers)
Nausea and vomiting
Nettle rash (Hives, Urticaria)
Operations
Pain
Perspiration - excessive
Piles (Hemorrhoids)
Psoriasis
Rosacea (Acne rosacea)
Shingles (Herpes zoster)
Shingles, pain after (Post-herpetic neuralgia)
Sinusitis and catarrh
Skin - oily or greasy
Sleeplessness
Sore throat (Infected tonsils, Tonsillitis, Pharyngitis)
Toothache
Travel sickness
Varicose ulcers
Warts (Verrucas)

A BASIC MATERIA MEDICA

THE MEDICINE CHEST

THE FIRST AID BOX

ORGANIZATIONS CONCERNED WITH HOMEOPATHY

Dr David Gemmell

After three years in hospital posts, Dr David Gemmell worked as a principal in general practice in the UK National Health Service and abroad.

He then trained in homeopathic medicine, becoming Medical Registrar at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and subsequently Director of Education at the Faculty of Homeopathy.

He practised privately as a consultant homeopath until his untimely death in 1995. He had all but finished his work on this new edition, which was completed for publication by his friend and colleague Dr Janet Gray.