Homeopathic Remedy Guide Look Inside Greetings! I wanted to let you know that I now have just finished writing a new, easy-to-use, informative and practical homeopathic book: A Homœopathic Remedy Guide for First Aid and Acute Care of Minor Illness, especially useful in the summer months, though certainly useful throughout the year. Bound with a spiral Read more about Homoeopathic Remedy Guide for First Aid and Acute Ilness[…]
By Douglas Falkner, MD, MHom
After years of Homeopathic practice, it has gradually become apparent that the skills needed to become a good diagnostician and prescriber in homeopathy derive less from a knowledge of pure materia medica and repertory (although both are essential) and more from the qualities of a good detective or criminal prosecutor. Of course a sound knowledge of medicine and broad clinical experience are essential to success in any kind of medical practice. However, being a careful, precise, unbiased observer is the backbone of good case-taking and effective prescribing.
That Bites! A Tale of Wilderness Survival
by Douglas Falkner, MD, MHom
With my many years of experience as an emergency medicine physician in a Level I trauma center, I have great respect for the life-saving capabilities of conventional Western medicine. Emergency physicians deftly manage life-threatening problems on a daily basis.
When Bob, the dog, Gets a Snakebite, Homeopathy Saves the Day
The miracles and power of homeopathy never cease to amaze me. As an Emergency Medicine physician turned homeopath, with many years experience in a Level I Trauma Center, I have always been acutely aware of the life-saving capabilities of conventional western medicine. Emergency Physicians confront and successfully manage life-threatening problems on a daily basis. Most homeopaths, at least in the US, rarely have an opportunity to test the efficacy of homeopathy when accident, injury or illness brings one toward the brink of death. In fact, on most of these occasions, an individual will elect to go to the hospital to be treated.
I just finished reading a wonderful resource on homeopathy whose broad content spans the gamut of homeopathic history, philosophy, principles, science, and application, full of inspiring case examples of our beloved healing system. If you are interested to read it yourself or are looking for a good resource to recommend for friends or family, who you want to turn on to homeopathy, this book definitely would be one of the top on my list. It is called, The Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, by Amy Lansky.
What a gift it is this holiday we call Thanksgiving. The act of giving thanks is truly restorative and, potentially, transformational. When we give thanks for the abundance we are blessed with in life, from the readily apparent to the not so obvious goodness continually bestowed upon us, something precious is stirred in us. This simple act of giving thanks puts us in a new state of resonance with ourselves, with family and friends, and with the world around us. In essence, giving thanks serves us homeopathically, like a remedy, to help us align better with who we really are. This, in itself, is very healing.
(This article was published in the Winter 2012/2013 issue of Simillimum, a journal of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians and is slated to appear in the American Institute for Homeopathy’s Summer issue of the American Journal of Homeopathic Physicians)
For decades, homeopathy has been undergoing a kind of renaissance, whereby homeopathic academicians attempt to bring clarity and order to the complexity of modern day homeopathy. In an effort to refine and build upon Hahnemann’s teachings, leaders in homeopathic education are advancing new systems and methods all the time. Such new understandings are quickly making their way into practitioner training programs as well.
There are a several questions that come up rather frequently with my patients concerning how to manage their homeopathic treatment in the context of modern life, and with regard to western allopathic medicine. As a dedicated, full-time, Medical Doctor and Master Homeopath, what feels most important to me is that my patients are well-informed about their treatment options before they make their final decision, as to the mode of treatment for any given illness.