• Homeopathy in Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine

Narayana Publishers hardback.

540 pages.

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This is a unique work, which documents how homeopathy can achieve predictably successful results in emergencies such as anaphylactic shock, acute abdomen, acute asthma, myocardial infarction of the inferior wall, and oedema of the glottis.

The book contains 145 well-documented case histories, similar to those written by the old American homeopathic clinicians. In each case it is clearly demonstrated how to quickly find the best remedy using straightforward Kentian repertorisation. The results are impressive. The authors show that conventional treatment and homeopathy can perfectly complement each other.

This work offers also a lot of general information on homeopathy like potentisation, source materials used in homeopathic remedies and methods of administration. It also comprises a stringently edited materia medica of the most important 70 remedies for ICU and emergency situations.

Both editors have extensive experience in emergency medicine and homeopathy. Michael Frass is former head of the intensive internal medicine unit at the Medical University of Vienna and Martin Bünder also has long-standing service in rescue and emergency medicine.

“At first glance the idea that homeopathy can help in intensive care and emergency medicine seems far-fetched, since we normally associate an intensive care ward with high-tech equipment rather than gentle remedies. So it is all the more surprising to see how sensitively authors Michael Frass and Martin Bündner deal with this controversial field, which is often a matter of life or
death. Their main focus is on integration.

What stands out here is the high-class presentation of case-related detail, including repertorisation and remedy selection as well as evaluation and criticism of each case. The treatment section remains exceptionally clear, guaranteeing the practical usefulness of the high-quality scientific information in this book. This book is to be recommended not just to homeopaths but also to doctors working in a conventional clinical setting who have so far only used orthodox medical techniques.”
Review by the Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation, Germany



Review:

This book is an unusual masterpiece for so many reasons. It manages to succeed in its aims of appealing to both allopaths and homeopaths, demonstrating the life-saving role of homeopathy for patients suffering dangerous conditions. The evidence is there in 145 case studies, that homeopathy is effective, despite heavy drug medication or when the patient refuses conventional medicines, or is unconscious. The editors have contributed many cases themselves and set high standards. There are 19 authors in total, but the style is remarkably consistent and it is hardly evident that the book is a translation.

There are four introductory chapters which introduce homeopathy to readers not trained in it, or in the contexts of Accident and Emergency Departments (A&E) and Intensive Care Units (ICU). A very detailed chapter explains homeopathic pharmacy, remedy production, potency and posology. Equally detailed is the outline of how homeopathy can be used as an ‘adjuvant’ to conventional care and how A&E and ICU functions for homeopaths not accustomed to this work.

There follow 18 chapters on different aspects of health care. Each chapter outlines the definitions and depths of the pathology, followed by descriptions of how allopathy and homeopathy might view or respond to these; then there are repertory rubrics and focused materia medica outlines, which lead into some very very detailed cases: an anamnesis, an analysis, some rubrics and the rationale for the choice of remedy. After an account of the progress of the patient there is an evaluation of the case and, most important, a critical commentary.

The results are so clear that this is more than placebo. For example, the patient was unconscious and the homeopath did not previously know the patient – and the treatment was successful. Or the patient condition was deteriorating fast and drastically despite medication, and a homeopathic remedy or remedies created a change when there were no other factors or interventions. It is striking also that the case narratives from Europe, South America and India incorporated in this exciting volume, reproduce similar conditions and approaches.

The final chapter is a materia medica round up of the remedies featured. There are excellent bibliographies and indices. Homeopaths in general practice can extend their experience in acute prescribing from studying these cases. I have specialised in acute prescribing for over 20 years and I can say that the editors have done their job really well. 


Francis Treuherz, MA RSHom FSHom in the The Homeopath - journal of the Society of Homeopaths.


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