Principles and Practice of Homeopathy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443100895, 9780702032851

Principles and Practice of Homeopathy

1st Edition

The Therapeutic and Healing Process

Author: David Owen
Hardcover ISBN: 9780443100895
eBook ISBN: 9780702032851
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 23rd May 2007
Page Count: 456

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This comprehensive, modern textbook on the principles and practice of homeopathy provides a detailed, practical and thorough basis for the understanding and the application of homeopathy. Drawing on the experience and knowledge of a wealth of international contributors, the book offers the foundations for the safe and broadest practice of modern homeopathy. The book is divided into 6 sections that take the understanding of homeopathy from basic principles through treatment of acute, chronic illnesses; the first prescription; the difficult case; and incurable cases.

Key Features

  • Provides a detailed, practical and thorough basis for the understanding and the application of homeopathy.
  • Themes used to develop homeopathic education are woven throughout the text.
  • Diagrams and boxes for cases and further reading help apply concepts to real-life situations.
  • Written by an excellent practitioner with over 20 years' experience and highly respected contributors from around the world.

Table of Contents

SECTION I – Introduction - Causation

1. What is Health?

2. Provings

3. The Homeopathic Consultation

4. Assessing the Homeopathic Case

5. Introduction to Prescribing

SECTION II – Simple Symptomatic

6. The Symptom, Susceptibility

7. The Materia Medica

8. Taking the Case

9. Local Prescribing and Reportorisation

10. Managing Different Types of Cases

SECTION III – Complex Totality/Constitutional

11. Holism and Understanding Complex Cases

12. Dynamic Materia Medica

13. Receiving the Case

14. Reaching Towards the Totality

15. Managing Complex Cases

SECTION IV – Deepening our Understanding

16. The Second Prescription

17. The Chronic Miasms

18. Veterinary Prescribing

19. Homeopathic Computer Programmes and Their Uses

20. Homeopathic Pharmacy

SECTION V – Broadening our Approach

21. Signatures

22. Kingdoms, Families and Miasms

23. The Homeopathic Relationship

24. Homeopathic Research

25. The Therapeutic and Supervisory Relationship

SECTION VI – Confused and hidden “Relational” Prescribing

26. Holographic and Relational Models of Health

27. Emotional and Living Remedies

28. Understanding the Dynamic of Confused and Hidden Cases

29. Approaches to Treating Confused and Hidden Cases

30. Managing the Bigger Picture


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About the Author

David Owen

Affiliations and Expertise

Homeopathy, The Natural Practice, Winchester, Hampshire, UK; Founder of the homeopathic practitioners teaching group (HPTG)