Homeopathy for Headaches

Homeopathy for Headaches

  • Ursula Stone

STO105

$4.75

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Overview

Options for the safe and effective homeopathic treatment of headaches.
US
183 pp pb
ISBN 1-57566-417-8

From the Book

Now you can combat the pain of migraines and cluster headaches, as well as headaches brought on by tension, eyestrain, sinusitis or TMJ (jaw clenching or teeth grinding)

This clearly written question and answer guide includes:

  • Descriptions of the top 25 remedies for specific kinds of headaches
     
  • Quick reference charts that help you choose an appropriate homeopathic remedy
     
  • Resources for buying remedies by mail
     

Contents

Introduction

PART ONE:
Homeopathy

Frequently Asked Questions -- 17
-What is Homeopathy? -- 17
-How did it get started? -- 18
-What is the law of Similars? -- 19
-How is Homeopathy different from regular medicine? -- 20
-How are remedies made? -- 21

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

Planes of Illness -- 26
-What is a "remedy picture"? -- 27
-What is meant by "totality of symptoms"? -- 27
-Is a compound remedy more effective than a single remedy -- 29
-How does a homeopath decide which remedy will be the most helpful? -- 29

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

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:
Headache

Frequently Asked Questions -- 41
-Why does my head hurt? -- 41
-Are headaches a symptom of underlying illness? -- 42

When to see a doctor -- 43
See a doctor immediately if... -- 44
-Why doesn't my doctor understand how much this hurts? -- 44
-How is the approach to diagnosis different in homeopathy? -- 45
-What can I do to combat headaches? -- 46
-Is a medical diagnosis helpful to a homeopath? -- 47
-How are headaches categorized? -- 47
-How can I tell what kind of headache I have? -- 48
-Are there medical tests to diagnose headaches? -- 49
-What if my headaches don't fall into one of the main categories? -- 50

Defining Headache -- 52
-Tension, or Muscle Contraction Headaches -- 52
-Eyestrain -- 54
-TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome) -- 55
-Exertion Headaches -- 55
-Vascular Headaches -- 56
-Migraine -- 56-58

The Migraine Diet -- 59
-Cluster Headaches -- 60
-Hangover -- 62
-Mixed Headaches -- 63
-Rebound Headaches -- 64
-Caffeine Withdrawal Headaches -- 64

Caffeine and Pain Relievers -- 66
-Analgesic-development Headaches -- 66
-Pathological Headaches -- 67
-Premenstrual Headaches -- 68
-Hypertension (high blood pressure) Headaches -- 69
-Inflammatory Disease -- 70
-Arthritis/Cervical Spondylitis -- 71
-Cold or Flu Headaches -- 72
-Sinusitis -- 73
-Trauma -- 74
-Environmental Headaches -- 75

Environmental Toxins That May Trigger Headache -- 76
-Airborne Allergens and Headaches -- 76
-Food-related Headaches -- 77
-Food Allergies and Headaches -- 78
-Fasting and Indigestion Headaches -- 79
-Weather-related Headaches -- 80

Using the Headache Diary -- 82
-Why Use a Diary -- 82
-Analyzing Your Headache Patterns -- 83
-Diary Summary -- 86-87
--Headache Diary Form -- 88-92

PART THREE:
The Materia Medica, A Catalog of Remedies

How to Use This Section -- 93
Summary of Remedies for Headache Types -- 97

Materia Medica -- 103
-Aconite/Aconitum napellus (Acon) -- 103
-Apis mellifica (Apis) -- 105-
-Argentum nitricum (Arg-n) -- 107-108
-Arnica/Arnica montana (Arnica, Arn) -- 109
-Arsenicum album (Arsenicum, Ars) - 110
-Belladonna (Bell) -- 112
-Bryonia (Bry) -- 114
-Calcarea carbonica (Calc, Calc carb) -- 116
-China officinalis/Cinchona officinalis (China) -- 118
-Colocynthis (Coloc) -- 120
-Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferr-p) -- 122
-Gelsemium (Gels) -- 124
-Ignatia (Ign) -- 126
-Iris versicolor (Iris, Ir-v) -- 128
-Kali bichromicum (Kali-bi) -- 129
-Lachesis (Lach) -- 130
-Lycopodium (Lyc) -- 132
-Magnesia phosphorica (Mag-p) -- 134
-Natrum muriaticum (Nat mur) -- 135
-Nux vomica (Nux-v) -- 137
-Pulsatilla (Puls) -- 139
-Ruta graveolens (Ruta) -- 141
-Sanguinaria (Sang) -- 142
-Spigelia (Spig) -- 144
-Sulphur (Sulph) -- 145

Remedy Charts -- 147

PART FOUR:
Additional Information

Glossary -- 173
Resources -- 177
Bibliography -- 182