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Homeopathy Reconsidered

What Really Helps Patients

Authors: Grams, Natalie

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  • Asks essential questions about what homeopathy can and can't do for us
  • First and only critical book of a former homeopath
  • Provides insights into the dogmatic positions of pro- and anti-homeopathy camps, and tries to build bridges
  • Obligatory reading for practitioners and patients of homeopathy, as well as health funders
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About this book

Homeopathy is over 200 years old and is still experiencing an uninterrupted influx of new practitioners and patients. Many patients and therapists swear by this "alternative healing method", which in some countries is even financed by health insurances. This seems completely incomprehensible to critics: For them it is clearly evident that homeopathy is hopelessly unscientific and has at best a placebo effect.  
The positions of supporters and opponents seem to be just as immutable as they are incompatible. This book answers some essential and fascinating questions: What remains of the founding ideas of homeopathy in 21st century medicine? Does it really work and, if so, how? Which of the original theories can we still apply today with a clear conscience and use for the benefit of patients and the healthcare system? Where does homeopathy have its limits and does it indeed need to be critically reconsidered and evaluated?  The author has dealt with the points of criticism for years, but at the same time also takes seriously the wishes and concerns of patients who often feel insufficiently cared for by conventional medical practice. Against the background of her own personal history, her book attempts to bridge the gap between these two traditionally opposing camps.

About the authors

Natalie Grams, born 1978 in Munich, is a doctor and author and also leads the "Information Network Homeopathy". The German-language edition of this book "Homöopathie neu gedacht" and her critical assessment of homeopathy have given her much media exposure in Germany, and have unleashed a renewed debate about this form of treatment. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Giordano Bruno Foundation, and communication manager for the German Skeptic Association.

Reviews

“This is a very interesting book that would be appropriate for any healthcare provider who wants a better understanding of homeopathy. It does a very good job of explaining why homeopathic medications cannot be considered viable medical treatments on a physiological level, but how the ‘talk therapy’ aspects of homeopathy and the ability of homeopaths to see the whole picture of their patients' illnesses are aspects of care that are often missing in modern medicine.” (Elizabeth M Streit, Doody's Book Reviews, May 10, 2019)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • How and On What Basis Does Homeopathy Treat?

    Pages 1-7

    Grams, Natalie

  • Homeopathy - What Are We Talking About?

    Pages 9-31

    Grams, Natalie

  • Is Homeopathy Part of Today’s Medicine?

    Pages 33-50

    Grams, Natalie

  • Why Do Patients Turn to Homeopathy?

    Pages 51-94

    Grams, Natalie

  • What Remains of Homeopathy in the 21st Century?

    Pages 95-118

    Grams, Natalie

Buy this book

eBook 17,84 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00509-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 23,91 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00508-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homeopathy Reconsidered
Book Subtitle
What Really Helps Patients
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00509-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00509-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-00508-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 124
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