Homeopathy has never been so popular, with high-street shops and supermarkets stocking hundreds of different remedies and sales increasing by the bucket load. This huge, definitive, new encyclopedia is ideal for anyone who wants to discover more about this flourishing form of complementary medicine but doesn't know where to start. The author, Dr Andrew Lockie
, explains that his aim is "to give a wide ranging and comprehensive account of homeopathy that is easy for anyone to understand." In this enormously detailed yet accessible book he certainly succeeds. Lockie begins with a comprehensive explanation of the key theories and methods of practice and then moves on to detail over 320 remedies, including information on each one's historical origins as well its healing properties and uses. An invaluable A-Zquick reference guide at the end of the book makes cross referencing similar remedies easy.
Lockie dedicates the second half of the encyclopedia to looking at common health problems. A section on serious illnesses such as MS and cancer includes case studies which give the reader an idea of how homeopathic practitioners might approach each particular disease. The chapter on practical self-help remedies for common ailments is useful for people of all ages. It covers everything from babies with colic and teenagers with glandular fever through to age-related problems such as memory loss. Anything and everything you've ever wanted to know about homeopathy can be found in this lively and meticulously researched guide. --Meg Slyfield
About the Author
A qualified homeopathic physician and member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Faculty of Homeopathy, Dr. Andrew Lockie is founder member and tutor for the Homeopathic Physicians Teaching Group based in Oxford which lectures to doctors and other health professionals.