Homeopathic Pharmacy: Theory and Practice

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 386 pages
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This 2nd edition gives every health professional and pharmacist the broad information they need to dispense and counter-prescribe homeopathic methods with confidence. Designed as both a complete source of initial information and an everyday reference, Homeopathic Pharmacy provides detailed information on the procedures, principals, and applications that are essential in the practice of homoeopathic medicine. It describes the application of homeopathy for both general situations, such as first aid, dentistry, sportscare, and petcare, and for specific situations, such as allergies, infections, and teenagers' problems.

  • Details procedures relevant to pharmacists and other health professionals - including manufacturing, dispensing, and counter-prescribing.
  • Outlines the theoretical principles of homoeopathic prescribing.
  • Describes the application of homeopathy for both general and specific situations.
  • Provides easy-to-use reference tables for 60 common remedies and the symptoms related to their prescription.
  • Critically reviews important research papers and provides a guide to designing research tools.
  • Discusses the legal status of homoeopathic remedies.
  • Gives an account of the historical development of homeopathy in Europe and beyond.
  • Contains practical information such as homeopathic pharmacopoeias, methods of preparation of homeopathic medicines, nomenclature for potencies, dosage forms, and interpreting, dispencing, and pricing prescriptions.


  • Covers new developments in pharmacy.
  • Section on research expanded and improved, taking a more evidence-based approach.
  • Fully updated legal section incorporates legal status in the USA, Canada, and Europe.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Introduction to complementary and alternative medicine
3
Historical background of homeopathy
39
The development of homeopathy around the world
59
Procedures
79
Preparing the remedy
81
Supply of a named remedy
121
The provision of homeopathic treatment
137
Therapies allied to homeopathy
255
Research and education
267
Homeopathic research
269
Education
321
Reference section
335
Materia medica
337
Appendices
355
Some useful addresses
357

Clinical applications
143
The theory of disease and treatment
145
Choosing the remedy
167
Homeopathic prescribing in practice
211
First aid and acute applications
213
Further reading
361
Index of remedies
367
General index
373
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