Introduction to Homoeopathic Medicine

by Hamish Boyd


In what important ways is homoeopathy different from conventional medicine? What is meant by 'the homoeopathic approach'? What is the homoeopath's concept of chronic disease? How does homoeopathic case- taking differ from conventional case-taking? Which are the remedies you need to know in detail, and how do you prescribe them?

This book provides a systematic introduction to the principles of homoeopathic medicine. It shows how the homoeopath's selection of a remedy is based on a process that goes beyond the diagnosis of a particular condition to a perception of the patient as a whole and individual person.

The homoeopathic materia medica is discussed in relation to the systems of the body and the patient's presenting complaints, in a framework that will be familiar to any doctor. The author uses this framework to describe the subsequent management of the patient in homoeopathic terms. He describes the clinical conditions in which homoeopathy is particularly useful, and those where conventional treatment is likely to be necessary, as well as the circumstances where orthodox medicine and homoeopathic medicine can fruitfully be used in conjunction with one another.

The symptom pictures of fifty-five of the most important remedies are then described in detail, offering the reader a sufficient basis on which to introduce them into his or her own practice. Dr Margaret Tyler's valuable 'Study of Kent's Repertory' is given as an Appendix.

'The book is clearly laid out and well presented. The material is divided into clearly defined chapters which make it easy to dip into. I felt it succeeds well as an introduction to homoeopathic medicine, presenting the material simply, but at the same time leaving nothing out. I liked particularly the way in which Dr Boyd expressed the importance of utilising the best of homoeopathic medicine and the best of orthodox medicine. He got the balance just right.'

The Homoeopath
Introduction to Homoeopathic Medicine
ISBN 0906584213
Language English
Author Hamish Boyd
Pages 285
Publication Date 1989-10-31
Type Paperback
Publisher Beaconsfield

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