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Family Guide to Homeopathy: Symptoms and Natural Solutions [Paperback]

Andrew Lockie
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Book Description

July 7 1993
A Safe, Natural, and Effective Alternative Medicine

Millions of people, including health professionals, are mining to homeopathy, a form of medicine that treats illness by stimulating the body's natural defenses. Dr. Lockie explains how homeopathy can help restore health, rather than simply fight disease.

This family reference guide provides all the information necessary to understand how homeopathy works, and how any individual can use it simply and safely to treat a wide variety of illnesses. Accessibly organized by symptoms affecting all parts of the body from head to toe, The Family Guide to Homeopathy offers a list of remedies for hundreds of conditions along with details on how often and how long to give the remedy. It covers everything from heart disease to menopause, from allergies to ulcers, including advice on when to consult a doctor. Special sections feature symptoms and solutions for special problems affecting men, women, infants, and the elderly.

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Lockie, a well-known homeopath in the U.K., argues that at its deepest level, homeopathy is preventive in nature, gently nudging the immune system to work better. And although he concedes that drugs, surgery, radiation and other high-tech methods have been successful for some disorders, Lockie claims they are not appropriate for the majority of diseases seen in family practice. Homeopathic treatment, as he describes it, involves a peeling away of "layers" of illness, removing symptoms in the reverse order in which they appeared, and each time reaching further back. Because homeopathic medicine looks on the mind and body as one, Lockie argues that remedies should match three elements: physical symptoms, mental and emotional symptoms, and the general sensitivities of the patient. Unfortunately, this comprehensive look at homeopathic treatments is not altogether user-friendly, especially for those who have not yet been evaluated by a homeopath and do not know if their condition is well suited to this treatment system. Appendices include an extensive listing of how 60 substances used in homeopathic remedies are intended to work and a bibliography. Illustrations not seen by PW.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Unlike allopathic medicine, homeopathy has a long tradition of encouraging self-diagnosis and self-care where reasonable. Here, a British homeopath offers a very accessible explanation of homeopathic theory, a homeopathic first-aid guide, a compilation of numerous ailments and symptoms and their corresponding treatments, and one of the better materia medica aimed specifically for home use by the layperson. The text has been "Americanized" for U.S. readers. Lockie is careful to point out symptoms that require medical intervention. His book is highly recommended for public libraries with subject demand in alternative health modalities.
-Judith Eannarino, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource for those new to homeopathy June 26 2000
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This is the only book on homeopathy that I own, and I'm extremely pleased with it. I purchased this book at a health food store, and it has provided me with a very comprehensive introduction to homeopathy. I am bothered by hay fever and chronic sinus problems, and some of the remedies recommended in this book have proven very beneficial to me.
The author prescribes remedies for pretty much every health condition I could think of. In the appendix he provides descriptions of some of the more commonly presribed homeopathic remedies to give the reader a better sense of the remedies' uses. However, this appendix does not provide descriptions of some of the less commonly prescribed remedies, and I found this frustrating. In my case, I found a remedy called Sanguinaria recommended for two health conditions that bother me. I wanted to know more about this remedy, but the author doesn't provide a description of Sanguinaria in his appendix. Without such a description, it's impossible for me to determine whether the remedy is really right for my constitutional makeup--a concept that is supposedly important in this field of medicine. In all fairness to the author, I haven't found any other books on homeopathy that provide descriptions of these less common remedies either. Still, for the layperson, it is a bit frustrating.
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This book, along with the Balch & Balch (Prescription for Nutritional Healing) are my two bibles. I have worked in the field of natural medicine for years now: managing a web site on natural medicine, as an energy healer, and as a lay homeopath, and find this book the one I look to whenever I feel a situation will respond well to homeopathic treatment.
The book explains the concept of how homeopathy works, gives a history of its use, explains the various dosages, includes a section on constitutional remedies, covers a huge variety of symptoms, and presents snapshots of the properties of some of the more common remedies.
This book is an invaluable reference for anyone who wishes to use non-invasive methods to deal with common health problems. I've had results with homeopathic remedies that were practically miraculous! They are safe, inexpensive, easy to use even for small children, and quickly effective. This book will educate you in the proper use of homeopathy for the layperson, and give you insight as to when to consult a homeopath for more in-depth matters. Don't hesitate to buy this book, it's a keeper!
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A copy of this book was lent to me by a co-worker. Having never tried any type of alternative medicine before, I was very skeptic. However,since this co-worker had already given me such useful information on nutrition and diet; I figured that I would see if this would work as well.
After looking up my various ailments and then going to a homeopathic pharmacy in the suburbs for the remedies prescribed in the book, my cynicism was still not abated. However, when I started to take the remedies, the symptoms that I had experienced for months (ranging from infections to headaches to depression) were alleviated or gone.
This book has been a great help to me, especially since I don't have health insurance (my status at work doesn't entitle me to an employee insurance plan and my physical profile prevents me from getting individual insurance from most insurance companies). This, along with my co-worker's help, lead me to homeopathy. Despite the fact that I have a salary that would have allowed me to pay out-of-pocket for treatment of many of my ailments, most doctors would have refused to treat me. Homeopathy has provided me with an economical and responsible alternative.
This book is an excellent introduction to homeopathy. It allows the reader to be more in charge of their health. It educates the reader on homeopath terms (e.g. constitutional,dosages, and definition and content of the actual remedies themselves). It also provides information on self-help, general health and nutrition, and how to treat acute and chronic ailments. It also advises the reader when to seek the help of a homeopathic practitioner or conventional doctor.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in homeopathy, especially those who are in need of a good introduction. This is such a useful book, I have just ordered my own copy from amazon.com. If I hadn't, I probably would never give my co-worker's copy back.
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4.0 out of 5 stars this is the book to have, but... April 2 2003
this is the only book to have for an immature homeopath. but, it is very disorganized. it is very difficult to find a specific ailment in this book. sometimes you have to read a chapter or two to find what you are looking for. also, Dr. Lockie in this book talks about many ailments that he does not suggests any remedies for. it just feels like waisting my time to finally find it, read a page on the ailment, and not even get any use from it. the only great thing that i find about this book, is that it shows you how to pick the right medicine without guesswork and abra-cadabra that i found so many homeopaths use.
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