Articles

Homoeopathy: 3. Everyday uses for all the family

Author

Kaplan B

Date

10/1994

Journal

Prof Care Mother Child

Abstract

Homoeopathy is a useful and safe therapeutic tool for all the family but cannot totally replace conventional medicine. It has a place in most chronic diseases; a tendency to recurrent attacks of acute illnesses; and acute conditions not treatable by conventional medicine or where the patient or parent wishes to avoid conventional drugs. The homoeopathic consultation involves a "whole person" approach and involves listening to the patient. Several homoeopathic remedies are suitable for the family medicine chest, eg. Arnica for bruising. Chamomilla for teething and Calendula cream for grazes and scalds.