Textbook of Dental Homeopathy

Textbook of Dental Homeopathy

  • Colin B. Lessel

LES105

$25.95

— Out of Print —

Overview

Although aimed at dental surgeons, homoeopaths and MD's, it offers a complete explanantion of homeopathy – allowing the book to stand alone if being given to the uninitiated (or orally afflicted) as a gift.

This is an essential reference book.

United Kingdom
224 pp pb

Details

A Textbook of Dental Homeopathy, by Colin Lessell, was published in 1995.

This is a modern text on the application of homeopathy in dentistry, oral medicine and surgery. Lessel strikes a good balance between the depth of material necessary to understand the subject and breadth of focus necessary to maintain the reader's focus. In the first section he provides an introduction to the basics of homeopathy.

The second section is a therapeutic index of dental disease and a materia medica of almost all of the therapeutic substances mentioned. It also encompasses a self-paced course in dental homoeopathy.

The first Appendix suggests a dental pharmacy in clinical practice, and the second Appendix is a review of the important matter of mercury toxicity.

From the Book

Dr. Colin B. Lessell, Vice-Chairman of the British Homoeopathic Dental Association, brings before you a digestible text of homoeopathy as, applied to conservation, periodontology, orthodontics, prosthetics, implantology, endodontics and orofacial surgery.

The important matters of nutrition and the recognition of disease within the mouth are also considered in some detail.

This book has long been awaited by professionals - a complete, modern, practical and usable book on the application of homoeopathy to oral medicine, general dentistry and oral surgery.

It will not be out of place on the bookshelf or in the office of any dental surgeon, committed homoeopathist or medical doctor.

The first and lesser part of the book is a basic introduction to the principles of homoeopathy.

The second and greater part is in encyclopaedic form, being a combined therapeutic index of orofacial disease and materia medica of virtually all the therapeutic substances mentioned in the text.

It also constitutes a self-tuition course in dental homoeopathy. Appendix One suggests the structure for an initial dental pharmacy in clinical practice, and Appendix Two contains a modern view of the important matter of mercury toxicity.

Contents

List of Illustrations -- ix-x
Introduction -- xi-xii
Part One: Homoeopathy in a Nutshell -- 1
What is homoeopathy? -- 2
Who was Hahnemann? -- 2
What is Hahnemann's fundamental propostion? -- 2
Toxicity & the Law of Similars -- 2
An Example of the application of the Law of Similars -- 2
More about cause & cure -- 3
What is the simillimum? -- 3
When is a drug not a drug? -- 4
From which classes of substance are homoeopathic remedies derived? -- 4
What is the objective of homoeopathic pharmaceutical technique? -- 5
What are the stages of homoeopathic pharmaceutical technique? -- 5
Selection & initial preparation -- 5
Potentisation & medicinal action -- 6-7
The scientific basis of homoeopathy -- 8
What is the significance of 'potency'? -- 9
What is Korsakow's method of potentisation -- 10
What is the decimal scale? -- 11
How are insoluble substances potentised? -- 11
What is the LM scale? -- 12
What constitutes a dose? -- 12
Rules for the administration & storage of remedies -- 12
What are the Bach Flower Remedies? -- 13
Where and how do potentised remedies act? -- 14
Proving & aggravation during treatment -- 14
How are remedies selected? -- 15
Constitutional aspects of pathological prescribing -- 16
The 'pathological simillimum' -- 17
Constitutional prescribing -- 17-18
The use of the repertory -- 19
The materia medica -- 20
How do we summarise the differences in use of the therapeutic index, repertory and materia medica? -- 21
What are leading symptoms? -- 22
What is a polychrest? -- 22
In which potencies should we initially prescribe & with what frequency of repetition? -- 23
Should a single potentised remedy be given at one time, rather than a combination? -- 23
What is Hering's Law? -- 24
What is a miasm? -- 25
Prescription by causation -- 25
Do drugs & remedies mix? -- 26
Where do I begin? -- 26
Part Two: An Encyclopaedia of Dental Homoeopathy & Clinical Nutrition - Notes on the use of Part Two -- 27-30
Appendix One: The Basic Dental Pharmacy -- 177-180
Appendix Two: Mercury Toxicity -- 181-191
General Index -- 192-212
aconite -- 31-33
all-s -- 34
aloe vera -- 35-42
salv -- 43-45
arn -- 46-50
bell -- 51
bell-p -- 52
berb -- 53-54
bry -- 55-58
calen -- 59-61
cann-I -- 62-64
cham -- 65-66
cheir -- 67-68
clem -- 69
cloves -- 70
coff -- 71-75
crat -- 76-83
evening primrose -- 84-90
frag -- 91-92
gels -- 93-96
gran -- 97-103
hydr -- 104-107
iris -- 108
jab -- 109-112
led -- 113-116
lyc -- 117-119
mez -- 120-122
myrrh & frankincense -- 123-127
nux-v -- 128
op -- 129-138
phyt -- 139
plan -- 139
podo -- 140-143
puls -- 144-146
rheum -- 147
rhus-t -- 148
ruta --149-151
sang -- 152
scut -- 153
sep -- 154-156
spig -- 157
stict -- 158
staph -- 159-160
symph -- 161
tarax -- 162-164
thuj -- 165-174
zing -- 175

Heritage

A complete modern work on the application of homeopathy to oral medicine, general dentistry, and oral surgery.

From:
The Heritage of Homoeopathic Literature
copyright 2001 by Julian Winston
Reprinted with the permission of the author