Homeopathic Method: Implications for Clinical Practice and Medical Science

Homeopathic Method: Implications for Clinical Practice and Medical Science

Homeopathic Method: Implications for Clinical Practice and Medical Science

Homeopathic Method: Implications for Clinical Practice and Medical Science

Synopsis

This "how-to" book outlines and explores the clinical method by which homeopathic prescriptions are chosen and their effects, appropriately assessed. It provides a broad foundation of understanding in homeopathy and clearly defines principles to apply when working through complex clinical decisions. Offers challenging insights into our understanding of disease and disease processes.

Excerpt

It was brave of Jeremy Swayne to ask an allopath to write the foreword to his book. I neither give nor take homeopathic remedies; I am not happy when observation-based hypotheses are converted by inductive logic into 'laws'; and I find it difficult to suspend disbelief in the biological activity of ultramolecular dilutions. I am clearly in no position to assess the purely homeopathic aspects of the book.

It is not, however, primarily about homeopathic treatments, but about how homeopaths approach their therapeutic tasks. At this level, it has a great deal to teach conventional doctors, and I find it both fascinating and full of wisdom.

I came across the old term 'pathography' — describing what's wrong with a patient — in the writings of Oliver Sacks, and I saw that it was a neglected phase of research, tailor-made for general practitioners. Since then, trends in general practice have made it less likely that they will take up the challenge. It was a joy, therefore, to learn that pathography is not an optional extra for homeopathic practitioners, but an essential part of their methods, and safe in their hands. I hope they will make their findings known outside their own literature, as an important contribution to medicine.

It was a further joy that the book is so well-written — something uncommon in texts for doctors nowadays. The way in which complexities are teased apart, and fine and crucial distinctions drawn, is obviously the result of much reflection and hard thinking.

I recommend this book to everyone who treats patients. They will find it, as I did, an undiluted pleasure.

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