Practical Homeopathy

Practical Homeopathy

  • Vinton McCabe

MCC100

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Overview

This definitive guide is really two books in one: an introduction to the study and practice of homeopathy and a detailed reference book of symptoms and remedies.
USA
592 pp pb
ISBN0-312-20669-0

Details

The bulk of the book is made up of well-organized, accessible sections covering such topics as:
  • symptoms for use in diagnosis
  • corrective measures for emergencies
  • corrective measures for other easily diagnosed complaints
  • a detailed listing of sixty homeopathic remedies and their uses

Practical Homeopathy will appeal to newcomers to homeopathy as well as to enthusiasts.

Contents

Preface: Can Homeopathy Be Practical? -- xix
Author's Note -- xxvii
Homeopathic Remedies Commonly Used in Acute Situations -- xxix

Section One: Getting Practical

Hahnemann's Quantum Leap: Introduction - 3
The Role of the Physician -- 16
-Introduction -- 16
-Disease -- 24
-Medicine and "Artificial Disease" -- 30
-Symptoms -- 36
-The Philosophies of Treatment -- 39
-Methods of Diagnosis -- 46
-The Homeopathic Pharmacy -- 48
-The Goals of Treatment -- 50
-The Acute Case -- 55
-The Acute Treatment -- 65

Section Two: Being Practical

Diagnostic Symptoms:
Introduction -- 81
General Diagnostic Symptoms: States of Being -- 82

Modalities:
Indicators -- 82
-Environment: Air -- 82
-Environment: Temperature -- 84
-Environment: Weather -- 87
-Motion and Position -- 89
-Time of Day -- 94

Basic Drives:
Indicators -- 97
-Hunger -- 97
-Thirst -- 99
-Sleep: Insomnia -- 101
-Sleep: Position -- 103

Physical Mechanisms:
Indicators -- 103
-Breathing -- 103
-Pulse -- 106

Physical Sensations: Indicators - 108
-Physical Symptoms and Sides of the Body -- 108
-Sensations (in General) -- 108
-Sensations of Pain -- 110
-Sensations of Weakness -- 112
-Sensitivities (in General) -- 114

General Diagnostic Symptoms:
States of Mind -- 116

Emotional Motivations: Indicators - 116
-Anger -- 116
-Fear -- 117
-Worry -- 119
-Depression -- 119
-Grief -- 120
-Indifference -- 120

Emotional Reactions and Responses:
Indicators -- 121
-How the Patient Answers Questions About His Case -- 121
-Talking (in General) -- 123

Specific Diagnostic Symptoms: The Face - 125
The Face Indicators -- 125

Indications of the Face (in General) -- 125
-Discolorations -- 125
-Distortions -- 126

Indications of the Eyes -- 127
-Discolorations -- 127
-Distortions -- 127
-Distortions of Vision -- 128

Indications of the Nose -- 130
-Discolorations -- 130
-Distortions -- 130
-Distortions of Smell -- 131

Indications of the Ears (external) -- 132
-Discolorations -- 132
-Distortions -- 132-134
-Distortions of Hearing -- 135

Indications of the Mouth -- 135
-Discolorations -- 135
-Distortions -- 135

Indications of the Gums -- 135
-Discolorations -- 135
-Distortions -- 136

Indications of the Lips -- 136
-Discolorations -- 137
-Distortions -- 137

Indications of the Tongue -- 137
-Discolorations -- 137
-Distortions -- 138
-Distortions of Taste -- 139

Indications of the Throat (internal) -- 141
-Discolorations -- 141
-Distortions -- 141

Indications of the Tonsils -- 141
-Discolorations -- 141
-Distortions -- 141

Indications of the Throat (external) -- 142
-Discolorations -- 142
-Distortions -- 142

The Face: Discharges - 142

Discharges from the Eye -- 142
-For a Discharge of Mucus (pus) -- 142
-For a Discharge of Tears -- 143

Discharges from the Nose -- 144
-For a Discharge of Mucus -- 144
-For a Discharge of Blood -- 144

Discharges from the Ear -- 145
-For a Discharge of Mucus -- 145

Discharges from the Mouth -- 146
-For a Discharge of Mucus -- 146
-For a Discharge of Blood -- 147
-For a Discharge of Saliva -- 147-148

Specific Diagnostic Symptoms: The Body - 149

The Body: Indicators -- 149

Indications of the Skin (in General) -- 149
-Discolorations -- 149-150
-Distortions -- 151

Indications of the Skin (Wounds) -- 152
-Discolorations -- 152
-Distortions -- 152

The Body: Discharges -- 153
-Perspiration -- 153
-Urine -- 154
-Stool -- 155-157

Acute Remedies and Their Uses:
Introduction -- 158

Wounds -- 160
-In General -- 161
-Scrapes and Scratches -- 164
-Puncture Wounds -- 165
-Splinters -- 166
-Bruises -- 167-168
-Injuries to the Eye -- 169-170

Injuries to Muscles, Joints, & Bones -- 171
-Strains and Sprains (Subluxation) in General -- 171
-Backache: Lumbago -- 173
-Backache: Sciatica -- 177
-Neck Pain -- 179
-Shoulder Pain -- 181
-Hip Pain -- 182
-Coccyx (Coccydynia) -- 184
-Knee Pain -- 184
-Ankle Pain -- 185
-Deep Muscle Pain -- 186
-Cramps -- 187-188
-Restless Legs -- 189
-Fractures -- 190-191
-Head Trauma (Concussion) -- 192

Emergencies - 193
-Emotional Crisis -- 193
-Shock -- 200
-Fainting -- 201
-Vertigo -- 202
-Palpitations of the Heart -- 204
-Nosebleeds (Epistaxis) -- 207
-Burns and Scalds -- 210
-Sunburn -- 212
-Heat Exhaustion -- 213
-Hypothermia (Chilblains) -- 216
-Frostbite -- 217
-General Aches and Pains -- 219
-Sleep Disorders- Insomnia -- 219
-Sleep Disorders- Nightmares -- 221
-Teeth: Acute Situations
*** Toothache -- 223
*** Abscess -- 228
*** Teething Pains -- 229
*** Dental Procedures and Surgery -- 232
-Travel Sickness -- 232
-Digestion Upsets- Hiccoughs -- 234
-Digestion Upsets- Bad Breath -- 235
-Digestion Upsets- Bad Taste in Mouth -- 235
-Digestion Upsets- Indigestion -- 236
-Diarrhea -- 243
-Constipation -- 247
-Heartburn -- 252
-Colic -- 254
-Hemorrhoids -- 259
-Skin Conditions: Rash -- 261
-Skin Conditions: Itching -- 263
-Skin Conditions: Abscesses -- 264
-Skin Conditions: Boils (Furuncles -- 266
-Skin Conditions: Sores/Ulcers -- 267
-Skin Conditions: Warts -- 269
-Skin Conditions: Shingles (Herpes Zoster) -- 270
-Skin Conditions: Poison Ivy and Oak -- 271
-Skin Conditions: Dandruff -- 272

Common Ailments - 273
-Colds and Flu and Fevers -- 273
-Sore Throat and Laryngitis -- 278
-Coughs -- 281
-Whooping Cough -- 283
-Bronchitis -- 287
-Pneumonia -- 290
-Croup -- 294
-Inflammations of the Eye -- 297
-Conjunctivitis -- 300
-Styes in the Eyes -- 304
-Earaches in General -- 305
-Ear Infections: Inflammation of the External Ear -- 308
-Ear Infections: Inflammation of the Internal Ear -- 309
-Drainage from Ears -- 311
-Deafness Following Inflammation of the Ear -- 313
-Noises in the Ears -- 314
-Measles -- 315
-Mumps -- 318
-Chicken Pox -- 319
-Acute Aspects of Chronic Complaints -- 320
-Sinusitis -- 321
-Seasonal Allergies and Acute Allergic Response -- 324
-Acute Asthma -- 328
-Rheumatism -- 332
-Headache -- 340
-Fever -- 346

Materia Medica: Introduction -- 353

Materia Medica Remedies -- 353
-Aconitum Napellus -- 357
-Allium Cepa -- 360
-Antimonium Tartarticum -- 362
-Apis Mellifica -- 364
-Arnica Montana -- 369
-Arsenicum Album -- 373
-Belladonna -- 378
-Bellis Perennis -- 382
-Bryonia Alba -- 385
-Calcarea Carbonica -- 390
-Calendula Officinalis -- 394
-Camphora -- 397
-Carbo Vegetabilis -- 399
-Causticum -- 402
-Chamomilla -- 406
-China -- 409
-Cina -- 412
-Cocculus -- 415
-Coffea Cruda -- 418
-Colocynthis -- 420
-Drosera Rotundifolia -- 422
-Dulcamara -- 424
-Eupatorium Perfoliatum -- 426
-Euphrasia -- 427
-Ferrum Phosphoricum -- 429
-Gelsemium -- 432
-Graphites -- 436
-Hepar Sulphuris -- 439
-Hypericum -- 442
-Ignatia Amara -- 445
-Ipecacuanha/Ipecac -- 447
-Kali Bichromicum -- 448
-Lachesis -- 450
-Ledum Palustre -- 453
-Lycopodium -- 457
-Magnesia Phosphorica -- 459
-Mercurius -- 463
-Natrum Muriaticum -- 465
-Nux Vomica -- 471
-Petroleum -- 476
-Phosphorus -- 478
-Phytolacca -- 483
-Podophyllum -- 486
-Pulsatilla -- 487
-Rhus Toxicodendron -- 492
-Rumex Crispus -- 497
-Ruta Graveolens -- 500
-Sabadilla -- 503
-Sepia -- 506
-Silicea -- 510
-Spigelia -- 515
-Spongia Tosta -- 517
-Staphysagria -- 520
-Sulphur -- 523
-Symphytum -- 533
-Thuja Occidentalis -- 534
-Urtica Urens -- 538
-Valeriana -- 541
-Veratrum Album -- 543
-Rescue Remedy -- 545

Section Three: Appendices

On Taking the Acute Case -- 551
-Case Taking: A Structure -- 551
-Case Taking: A Format -- 553
-Patient Form --556
-Symptom Form -- 557

On Potency and Doses -- 559
-Potency -- 559
-Doses -- 560

On Diet During Treatment -- 562
-Hahnemann and Diet -- 563
-Homeopaths and Diet -- 565
-Articles of Diet Allowed During Homeopathic Treatments -- 565
-Articles of Diet Forbidden During Homeopathic Treatment -- 566

On Caring for the Remedies -- 568
-Directions for Preserving the Purity
  of Homeopathic Medicines -- 569

On Antidoting Specific Remedies -- 570
-Remedies and Antidotes -- 571

Suggested Repertories and Materia Medica -- 573
-Repertories -- 574
-Materia Medica -- 574
-The Organon -- 575

A Brief Glossary of Homeopathic Terms -- 576
Acknowledgments -- 591
Vinton McCabe has served as the president of the Connecticut Homeopathic Association for the past two decades.

He is on the faculty of the Open Center of Manhattan, the Wainwright House of Rye, New York and the Hudson Valley School of Classical Homeopathy for which he also serves on the board.

He lives in Stamford Connecticut.