Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 176 pages
Published: September 29, 1999
Publisher: Firefly Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1552093034
ISBN - 13: 9781552093030
Read from the Book
Introduction Homeopathic medicines have been used for some 200 years to treat a wide variety of illnesses safely and effectively. The word homeopathy means ''like suffering''. It describes the basic principle Of homeopathic treatment: that the symptoms that a person experiences can be cured by a substance that would cause the same symptoms if given to a healthy person. This principle was recognized by Hippocrates 2,400 years ago, but it was not used in a systematic way until Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) grew tired of the brutal medical practices of his day and began to experiment with other forms of treatment. Using herbs, and later other substances including the medicines of the day, such as arsenic and mercury, Hahnemann gathered a group of healthy people who took the substance he was investigating, and then reported their symptoms. These were called ''provings'' and were recorded. They became the basis of the prescriptions Hahnemann later gave to ill people with the same symptoms. Taking medicines that caused the same symptoms that a patient was already experiencing sometimes caused an aggravation of the symptoms. To overcome this, Hahnemann devised a method of preparing the medicine by systematically diluting the original medicine, or ''mother tincture'', and shaking it vigorously between each dilution. To his surprise, this method enhanced the action of the medicine. He called the method ''potentisation'' and the resulting medicines '' potencies '', thus the highest p
Table of Contents
Foreword Introduction PART ONE: AILMENTS Chapter 1 -- The Breasts, Reproductive and Urinary Systems Cystitis Acute cystitis Chronic cystitis Breast lumps and mastitis Decreased sexual desire Increased sexual desire Infertility Painful intercourse Delayed or absent periods Heavy periods Irregular periods Painful periods Premenstrual syndrome Scanty periods Genital herpes Irritation of the genitalia Vaginal discharge Vaninismus Endometriosis Chapter 2 -- Pregnancy, Birth and Post-partum Problems Miscarriage Cramps and night cramps Heavy legs Swollen hands, ankles and feet Cravings Morning sickness Sleep problems Miscarriage After miscarriage Ectopic pregnancy False labor Preparing for delivery In early labor Immediately after delivery After-pains Engorgement Feeding difficulties Sore and cracked nipples Post-partum depression Chapter 3 -- The Menopause Osteoporosis Absent-mindedness Sleep disturbances Acne rosacea Fibroids Hot sweats and flushes Prolapse Period problems during the menopause Vaginal dryness Stress incontinence Osteoporosis Chapter 4 -- The Head and Throat A quick guide to treating colds and influenza Headaches and migraine Cold sores Bad breath Hoarseness Mouth ulcers Sore throat and tonsillitis Cataracts Toothache Redness of the eyes and eyelids Blepharitis Styes Dandruff Hair loss Hay fever Chapter 5 -- The Chest, Heart and Circulation Giving up smoking Angina Anemia Fluid retention High blood pressure Varicose veins and phlebitis Palpitations Bronchitis Asthm
From the Publisher
Women who seek alternatives to orthodox medical treatments will welcome this data-intensive new reference book. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs, drawings, charts and sidebars, Homeopathy for Women provides detailed information on the most common ailments and their homeopathic remedies for treatment at home. The book clearly matches symptoms to remedies in the following chapters:
The Breasts, Reproductive & Urinary Systems Pregnancy, Birth & Post-Partum Problems The Menopause Head & Throat The Chest, Heart & Circulation Digestive System The Skin, Joint & Muscles Metabolic Problems Emotional Problems Emergencies
The final chapter is titled Common Homeopathic Medicines, listing the 50 most common medicines
used in homeopathic treatments.
Anatomical illustrations and panels, tables and sidebars of important data enhance the valuable information provided throughout the book, especially on improving well being and tailoring treatments to individual symptoms and constitutional profiles. There is a special section that lists addresses and telephone numbers for homeopathic organizations and homeopathic pharmacies/manufacturers. A glossary and bibliography make this book a complete reference.
About the Author
Dr. Barry Rose, a homeopathic physician for more than 25 years, recently retired as Dean of the Faculty of Homeopathy of Great Britain. He is now in private practice using both conventional and homeopathic medicine.
Dr. Christina Scott-Moncrieff is a general practitioner in private practice and on staff at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital (U.K.)
by Dr. Barry Rose and Dr. Christina Scott-Moncrieff
From Our Editors
This comprehensive, data-rich guide to alternate therapies and treatments is perfect for women. Homeopathy for Women provides information on the most common ailments and their homeopathic remedies and includes chapters on the breasts, reproductive and urinary systems, pregnancy, birth and post-partum problems, digestive system, emotional problems and emergencies.
A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide ... with chapters on every part of the body, including the reproductive system and stages of female life including pregnancy, postpartum and menopause.