Children's Types

Language
English
Type
Hardback
Publisher
Narayana Verlag
Author(s) Frans Kusse
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$41.82
The old standard work by Borland on homeopathic child types has finally found a worthy modern successor to rework the subject matter and extend it by drawing on the authors own personal experience. People have often asked why there's no book which, apart from describing the well-known major child remedies, also covers the new remedies particularly well-suited to treating children.
We are particularly pleased to be able to offer such a high-quality book to all those interested in homeopathy. Remedies such as Beryllium, Lithium, Manganum, Helium, Hydrogen, or Saccharum officinale are often indicated for children, but so far they have only been described in the treatment of adults or scattered through the professional journals. The personable Dutch doctor, Dr. Frans Kusse, was ideally suited to such a task due to his extensive clinical experience with children and his tireless commitment. We are now proud to present his successful Dutch work for the first time in English.
Due to the outstanding clinical quality of the book, we did not simply want to leave it at a translation. The high caliber of the 57 remedy descriptions made it worthwhile to enrich the book with photographic portraits homeopathic typology in particular can benefit from such portraits. From our practice in Kandern, we were able to add 47 photographs of children. Most remedies have two characteristic pictures, which often show astonishing similarities as a pair. These are almost all long-standing cases that responded very well to the remedy in question, mostly repeatedly and with excellent effects when the remedy was given again months or years later.
The first constitutional-typological photos of homeopathic remedies came from the German doctor, the late Dr. Beuchelt, from whose work several photos are shown here with the kind agreement of his family.
We sincerely hope this enchanting book will help all colleagues, interested parents and grandparents, teachers and psychologists to recognize the child remedies shown!

'This outstanding and much-needed book fills a major gap in the homeopathic literature on children. It provides insights into nearly 60 remedies which Frans Kusse has found to be most useful for children. Based on a solid foundation in classical homeopathy and Dr. Kusse's own extensive clinical experience, it also incorporates Scholten's cutting-edge work with the Periodic Table. It is the first book in English to introduce Scholten's groundbreaking work to the general public. Written in a conversational style, it invites parents to discover their children's type and to explore the many ways that homeopathy can help their child. For homeopathic practitioners and students, it explains how remedies well known in their adult 'portraits' will manifest in children (not always easy to determine from the existing literature). Finally, it introduces some newer remedies that the author has found to be as useful as polychrests for children, such as Beryllium, Saccharum, and Lithium phos. The photos illustrating the children's types are a stunning addition.'

-- Begabati Lennihan, RN, CCH
Director, Teleosis School of Homeopathy
More Information
Subtitle56 Homeopathic Constitutional Remedies
ISBN9783939931911
AuthorFrans Kusse
TypeHardback
LanguageEnglish
Publication date2010
Pages249
PublisherNarayana Verlag
Review

This book review is reprinted with the permission from the Summer 2010 Edition of The Homeopath.

Reviewed by Anjum Rahmatulla

This is a slim, well bound hardback, with an eye catching picture of a child on the front cover. The author, Dutch doctor Frans Kusse, describes 56 different constitutional remedy pictures, old favourites as well as newer remedies such as Beryllium, Lithium, Manganese, Helium, Hydrogen And Saccharum Off. Included in each remedy picture are the origen, the main themes, physical symptoms and food and drink. Some of the remedy descriptions include black and white photo-portraits of children to enhance homeopathic typology. There is a very short repertory at the end and a short chapter on Restless Children in the Clinic, Ear and Eye Complaints and Skin Complaints.

The author has written this book not just for homeopaths, but with the interested parent/grandparent/teacher/psychologist in mind who wants to learn more about remedy pictures.

It is clearly written and easily understandable by the interested layperson. My 16-year old daughter was instantly drawn to the book by its front cover and quickly read up on her and her siblings' remedy types with enthusiasm. For some remedies, there are examples of children treated, with a brief history of the child, the presenting complaint and the timescale of the treatment and results.

I have found the book informative and interesting to read It would be ideal to dip into when considering a prescription, especially for the newer remedies. The photographs do not work for me unfortunately. To understand the spirit of a child we need to see how they sit, move about, relate to their carer and siblings, play and a lot more. A photograph does not capture all that, so I do not find them useful. But that is a minor criticism. The descriptions of the newer remedies are a valuable and welcome addition to the homeopathic treatment of children.

For the informed parent/layperson, I would guess that .this book would be interesting to read, and certainly easy to understand. There is no jargon, and the explanations about homeopathy and how it works are short and concise. Whilst Dr Kusse encourages parents to treat their children for acute conditions, he is very clear about recommending a professional homeopath for chronic conditions. It is not a cheap book, being hardback, but it has a nice feel to it, covers many remedies and is well written. If you treat a lot of children, it would be a worthwhile buy.

Review

This book review is reprinted with the permission from the Summer 2010 Edition of The Homeopath.

Reviewed by Anjum Rahmatulla

This is a slim, well bound hardback, with an eye catching picture of a child on the front cover. The author, Dutch doctor Frans Kusse, describes 56 different constitutional remedy pictures, old favourites as well as newer remedies such as Beryllium, Lithium, Manganese, Helium, Hydrogen And Saccharum Off. Included in each remedy picture are the origen, the main themes, physical symptoms and food and drink. Some of the remedy descriptions include black and white photo-portraits of children to enhance homeopathic typology. There is a very short repertory at the end and a short chapter on Restless Children in the Clinic, Ear and Eye Complaints and Skin Complaints.

The author has written this book not just for homeopaths, but with the interested parent/grandparent/teacher/psychologist in mind who wants to learn more about remedy pictures.

It is clearly written and easily understandable by the interested layperson. My 16-year old daughter was instantly drawn to the book by its front cover and quickly read up on her and her siblings' remedy types with enthusiasm. For some remedies, there are examples of children treated, with a brief history of the child, the presenting complaint and the timescale of the treatment and results.

I have found the book informative and interesting to read It would be ideal to dip into when considering a prescription, especially for the newer remedies. The photographs do not work for me unfortunately. To understand the spirit of a child we need to see how they sit, move about, relate to their carer and siblings, play and a lot more. A photograph does not capture all that, so I do not find them useful. But that is a minor criticism. The descriptions of the newer remedies are a valuable and welcome addition to the homeopathic treatment of children.

For the informed parent/layperson, I would guess that .this book would be interesting to read, and certainly easy to understand. There is no jargon, and the explanations about homeopathy and how it works are short and concise. Whilst Dr Kusse encourages parents to treat their children for acute conditions, he is very clear about recommending a professional homeopath for chronic conditions. It is not a cheap book, being hardback, but it has a nice feel to it, covers many remedies and is well written. If you treat a lot of children, it would be a worthwhile buy.