New hardback. 960 pages but still portable.
English language. Published in Germany
This book is by far the most elaborate and successful guide to homeopathic first aid and is available in several languages. Manuel Mateu-Ratera, a highly regarded homeopath and specialist in emergency medicine, shares with us the fruits of his many years of clinical study and practice.
First Aid with Homeopathy is aimed at both health professionals and people who wish to improve their skills in first aid. It describes most of the accidents which we can encounter in our daily life – at home, at work, in sports – as well as in serious emergencies, in extreme sports or in natural catastrophes, with their accompanying homeopathic treatment. Many situations which are not described in other homeopathic first aid books make this book unique, such as deep-sea diving trauma and mountaineering accidents. The author presents both the allopathic and homeopathic approach, and Chinese pressure points which can give immediate relief in many emergency situations.
It is a great resource to have at home as well as an ideal travel companion. It covers many situations found on overseas travels, including food poisoning and various bites and stings. It is also condensed enough to take up a limited space in a suitcase or backpack. It is of inestimable use in any medical practice. An exhaustive Materia Medica describes about 200 remedies, combining their characteristics with their essences, according to Scholten, Sankaran, Vithoulkas, and Grandgeorge, among others.
“I can highly recommend this book; it has been part of my work for years as a volunteer with ‘Homeopaths Without Borders’. It has travelled with me many times and has been the basis of the homeopathic first aid training in Nicaragua”
Dr Maite Bravo - President of the Medical - Homeopathic Academy of Barcelona
Overall this book is an amazing resource for the home as well as a travel companion and a necessity for the clinic. I know I will refer to it frequently. It contains a massive amount of information in a compact size. Who is this comprehensive work for? In one word, everyone, be they laymen, traveller, homeopathic student or experienced professional homeopath.”
Here is a new first aid book which is a complete revolution from all other such books. This one is written by a professional, helped by an international team of colleagues, and can safely be used by professionals like you and me, and most important, also by patients. So many first aid books infantilise their readers with oversimplified descriptions of what can be major health issues, and similarly oversimplified descriptions of materia medica. Here we have the real thing.
This book has a practical shape and size, 18.5 x 12.5 x 3.75cm, hard-backed and very well bound. There is an introduction to homeopathy, including the evidence for its efficacy, of almost 40 pages. Then some 60 pages about resuscitation and emergencies and what to do. Then about 500 pages of descriptions of trauma and acute issues, a short essay on what to put in a kit appropriate to the needs. Finally, there is a detailed materia medica of almost 300 more pages.
I cannot possibly mention all the possible ways of getting into trouble and how to deal with them but this book is thoroughly up-to-date. Not only insect bites and every sort of wound, but decompression after diving, the effects of toxic chemicals or radiation, and a range of emotional traumas. The issues are described and then possible remedies with differentials. Each remedy is also described in more detail later. For example, I am accustomed after 20 years on the Homeopathic Helpline – a UK emergency phone service – to dealing with jetlag on the phone; here are 13 remedies briefly described, and I have learned something.
I usually travelled with an ancient small Boericke, now replaced with the modern Narayana leather backed and updated version. This work is of a similar size but is much more practical. There is plenty to read on a boring journey and plenty of advice for what might happen when you get there. You will need another copy by the phone in your clinic.
First Aid With Homeopathy
- Brand: Ratera, Dr Manuel Mateu
- Product Code: GERM
- Availability: In Stock