Everybody's guide to homeopathic medicines


The third revised edition of the most popular family homeopathic guidebook in the world, Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines teaches step-by-step how to select the correct homeopathic remedy for numerous common ailments and injuries. It also tells you when medical care is necessary and when it is safe to use homeopathy yourself.

Homeopathy is a natural, safe, inexpensive, and highly effective complement and alternative to conventional medicine. By triggering the body's ...

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The third revised edition of the most popular family homeopathic guidebook in the world, Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines teaches step-by-step how to select the correct homeopathic remedy for numerous common ailments and injuries. It also tells you when medical care is necessary and when it is safe to use homeopathy yourself.

Homeopathy is a natural, safe, inexpensive, and highly effective complement and alternative to conventional medicine. By triggering the body's own self-healing abilities, homeopathic remedies effectively treat everyday ailments, including acute and chronic symptoms of mind and body. Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines provides clear and comprehensive information on homeopathic remedies for quick relief from colds, headaches, allergies, children's illnesses, PMS, and many other common ailments.
Written by a physician together with the leading homeopathic educator in America, this revised edition of Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines offers the most detailed and comprehensive information available on the increasingly popular practice of homeopathy.


More than 250,000 consumers have already found Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines informative and invaluable. It is the one medical guide that every family should have.

"...teaches how to choose the proper homeopathic remedies for colds and other common conditions...includes two new features--caretaking questions and remedy summaries--to help cosumers select the right remedy."

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book provides a clear, readable, accurate presentation of the principles of homeopathic treatment. It will help people decide when this important form of alternative medicine is appropriate and most like to be effective."
Andrew Weil, M.D.
Library Journal
Written by a medical doctor and a well-known homeopath, who has authored several books on the subject, this revised and expanded edition is a good introduction to the theory and practice of homeopathy. Intended for the lay reader, the bulk of the book details self-treatment options for common ailments. The authors take great care advising patients when professional medical intervention is warranted. For most consumer collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874778434
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 229,393
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.41 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Cummings, M.D.,received his medical dregree from the University of California at Davis. He is former editor at the Journal of Homeopathic Practice.

Dana Ullman, M.P.H., is an internationally recognized educator on homeopathic medicine and director of Homeopathic Education Services in Berkeley, California. He is the author of numerous popular books on homeopathy.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Understanding Homeopathic Medicine 1-42
Ch.1 - The Science of Homeopathy 3-21
The Law of Similars 4
Symptoms As Defenses 5-6
The Homeopathic Provings 7
The Totality of Symptoms 8
The Single Medicine 9
The Minimum Number of Doses 9
The Potentized Dose 10-11
Hering's Laws of Cure 12-14
The Homeopathic View of Infectious Disease 15-16
Variations of Homeopathic Practice 17-18
Historical Notes, and the Status of Homeopathy Today 19-21

Ch.2 - Homeopathy in Practice 22-42
Casetaking 23-26
Outline for Casetaking in Acute Care 27-28
Case Analysis and Remedy Choice 29-31
Selecting the Right Medicine 32-33
Administering the Medicine 34-35
Repeating and Changing the Medicine 36
A Sample Case 37-42

Part 2 - Home Care with Homeopathic Medicine 43-314
Table of Medicines 45-47

Ch.3 - Fevers and Influenza 48-61
Fever 48-54
Influenza 55-60
Reye's Syndrome 61

Ch.4 - Colds, Coughs, and Related Conditions 62-92
Colds and Coughs 63-83
Repertory for Cold and Cough Symptoms 84-86
Sinus Problems 87-88
Conjunctivitis 89-91
Blocked Tear Duct 92

Ch.5 - Childhood Maladies 93-121
Giving Homeopathic Medicines to Children 93
Colic 94-99
Teething 100-101
Bed-Wetting (Enuresis) 102-106
Measles 107-111
German Measles 112-113
Mumps 114-117
Chicken Pox 118-121

Ch.6 - Earaches 122-132
Otitis Media (Middle-Ear Infection) 123-124
Otitis Externa (Outer-Ear Infection) 125-132

Ch.7 - Sore Throats 133-143
Noninfectious Sore Throats 133
Viral and Non-Strep Bacterial Infections of the Throat 134
Strep Throat 134-135
Mononucleosis 136
Epiglottis 136-143

Ch.8 - Digestive Problems 144-174
Gastroenteritis and Other Causes of Vomiting and Diarrhea 145
Vomiting 145
Diarrhea 146-147
Dehydration 148-149
Abdominal Pain and Indigestion 150
Appendicitis 150-160
Constipation 161
Hemorrhoids 162-167
Hepatitis 168-173
Motion Sickness 174

Ch.9 - Women's Health Problems 175-198
Vaginitis 176-183
Menstrual Cramps and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) 184-190
Cystitis (Bladder Infection) 191-198

Ch.10 - Men's Health Problems 199-210
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 199
Urethritis 200
Bladder Infections 201-203
Prostate Problems 204-208
Foreskin Irritation 209
Testicular Problems 209-210

Ch.11 - Headache 211-223
Muscle-Contraction Headache 211-213
Migraines and Other Vascular Headaches 214-215
Other Headaches 216-223
Ch.12 - Allergies and Related Conditions 224-241
Contact Dermatitis 225-228
Hives (Urticaria) 229-230
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) 231
Upper-Respiratory Tract Allergies 232-234
Asthma 235-241

Ch.13 - Skin Problems and Related Disorders 242-278
Boils, Abscesses, and Other Skin Infections 243-248
Styes 249-252
Impetigo 253-256
Herpes Simplex 257-261
Herpes Zoster (Shingles) 262-265
Warts 266-267
Ringworm, Athlete's Foot, and Related Fungal Infections 268-271
Candida (Yeast Infections) 272-277
Acne 278

Ch.14 - Accidents and Injuries 279-304
Cuts and Scrapes 280-281
Bruises 282
Puncture Wounds 283-284
Strains, Sprains, and Other Injuries to the Ligaments and Tendons 285-287
Low Back Injuries and Pain 288-289
Dislocated Joints 290
Fractures 291-292
Head Injuries 293-294
Burns 295-296
Shock 297
Heat Exhaustion (Heat Prostration) 298
Heatstroke (Sunstroke) 299
Insect and Spider Bites and Stings 300-301
Snake Bites 302
Animal and Human Bites and Scratches 303
Dental Problems and Procedures 304

Ch.15 - Emotional Distress and Sleep Problems 305-314
Emotional Upsets 305-306
Insomnia 307-314
Part 3 - Homeopathic Materia Medica 315-346
Part 4 - Homeopathic Resources 347-375

Glossary 357-360
Bibliography 361-366
Index 367-375

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