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Annotated Bibliography of Homeopathic Resources

Here are some helpful resources on homeopathy. The fastest and least expensive sources for these books are homeopathic book distributors, instead of regular bookstores. A list of homeopathic book distributors is provided below.  


Homeopathic Materia Medicas

Phatak. Materia Medica of Homoeopathic Medicines. Excellent materia medica with over 400 remedy descriptions. Starts each description with general description and modalities, then lists specifics by body systems. Descriptions put more emphasis on observations, which make it extremely helpful for wildlife rehabilitators. A great and inexpensive resource. Strongly recommended for wildlife rehabilitators using homeopathic medicines.

Boericke. Materia Medica with Repertory. A good basic materia medica with over 600 descriptions of homeopathic medicines. Organization within a remedy makes it very easy to use; starts each remedy with a good basic description an expands into body systems. Includes etiologies/causations, modalities, and complementary medicines. While it may look extensive at first, it does not have the level of detail of some of the materia medicas that are many volumes or the Concordant. The short repertory at the back is not particularly helpful for wildlife. Strongly recommended. Costs about $15.

Vermeulen. Concordant Materia Medica. Excellent compilation of descriptions of the homeopathic medicines from 11 of the most respected materia medicas. Extensive descriptions in contemporary language. Has section on “observations” in each remedy, making it easier to use for rehabilitators who mainly rely on what they can observe about a wild patient versus descriptions of type of pain, etc. Recommended after other basic materia medicas (e.g., Boericke, Phatak) are in the library. Costs about $150.


Homeopathic Repertories

Kent. Repertory of the Materia Medica. The classic repertory; also has list of abbreviations and index. Extensive and inexpensive. However, the “old” language makes it more difficult to use than the more contemporary repertories. A “must have”. Recommend purchasing the Indian edition. Note: if you are bothered by tiny print size, order the large size version for just a little more cost. Costs about $25.

Schroyens. Synthesis. This extensive repertory is written in contemporary language. It is far easier to use than some of the older repertories. The many cross-references make it easier and faster to find some rubrics. Excellent resource. Highly recommended. Costs about $195, but sometimes is available on sale.


Other Valuable Resources

Yasgur. Homeopathic Dictionary. This dictionary is a “must have” to be able to find definitions of many homeopathic terms. While contemporary medical dictionaries are helpful, they may not include the ‘old’ terms are sometimes used in homeopathic literature. Strongly recommend. Costs about $24.

Gray. Homeopathy: Science or Myth. Overview of the most recent developments in understanding the science of homeopathy, including the quantum physics behind potentization. Lists scientific studies demonstrating the effectiveness of homeopathy. Great resource for those curious about how homeopathy works as well as those who want to be familiar with research studies. Costs about $15.

Hamilton. Homepathic Care for Cats and Dogs. Great explanation of chronic conditions in pets and ways to prevent or reduce problems through general husbandry. Excellent book on use of homeopathy with dogs and cats. Costs about $24.

McCluggage. Holistic Care for Birds. While this is written more for caretakers of caged, exotic birds, it is a treasure of information about care for birds. It has a useful section on homeopathy and first aid, as well as other holistic treatments, including diet, acupuncture, and herbs. Helpful resource. Costs about $25.

Morgan. Homeopathic Medicine: First Aid and Emergency Care. Great book on trauma care. Many popular homeopathic books just have a very small section on first aid as it applies to minor problems; this book addresses more serious trauma conditions and thus is more useful for wildlife rehabilitators. Costs about $13.

Cummings and Ullman. Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicine. Easy to use book about homeopathy as used to treat “everyday” human health conditions, such as colds, sore throats, flu, fever. Helpful comparison of remedies with conditions. Not very relevant for wildlife, but useful for the family. Costs about $17.

Castro. The Complete Homeopathy Handbook. Easy to use book for treating common human conditions, such as fevers, coughs, flu. Helpful introduction to basic homeopathic principles. Includes very short materia medica with helpful descriptions of the remedy, general symptoms, and emotional and physical complaints. Great book for the family. Costs about $16.

Dooley. Homeopathy: Beyond Flat Earth Medicine. Short, basic, friendly explanation of homeopathy. Quick, easy, and credible read to help people consider this modality. Costs about $10 for the book, or available for free online at www.beyondflatearth.com.

O’Reilly. The Organon of the Medical Art. This is Hahnemann’s foundation text of homeopathy as translated by O’Reilly. It is the in-depth philosophy of homeopathy and a very challenging read. This is considered the best translation of the Organon and is for the serious student of classical homeopathy. Certainly not critical for doing acute care cases for wildlife, but valuable for those seriously studying classical homeopathy. Costs about $55.


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