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The book is fresh & modern, bright, light & colourful – Vivienne Freeman

When I first learnt about Homeopathy the book I used as my Homeopathic ‘Bible’ was ‘Homeopathic Medicine – A Doctor’s Guide to Remedies for Common Ailments’ by Trevor Smith. It helped me treat my family for many years.

Later, when I was fully qualified another similar book was launched ‘The Barefoot Homeopath’ by Madeleine Harland and Glen Finn. I used to recommend this book to patients who showed interest learning more about homeopathy to treat their family with first aid remedies. Incidentally, Glen Finn was Managing Director of the British Institute of Homeopathy until his untimely death, and his wife Elisabeth was the first to introduce me to homeopathy.

This latest book, just released is called ‘There’s a Remedy for That!’ is by Eugenie Rowson. Eugenie did her homeopathic training with the British Institute of Homeopathy and I was her tutor. Like many of our students she now has a thriving practice and is well thought of in South Africa where she now lives. She has had the loving and caring support of her husband and family through her years of learning to treat her family and then becoming a practitioner.

melaHer book is so modern – bright, light and colourful, and most of all enjoyable whilst it imparts knowledge of homeopathy and remedies for all the family’s main needs. There is a prologue giving personal details followed by an introduction explaining how she came to homeopathy in desperation as a new mother living in remove areas of Africa. This is followed by a brief but easy to absorb history of homeopathy. There is a section about how to take the remedies and what to expect. The largest part of the book as expected is an A – Z of common ailments with many cross references. Headings such as ‘Abscess, boils, septic spots and splinters’ and ‘Eye inflammation or strain, conjunctivitis, styes, injury and blocked tear duct’ are very helpful and can be found in the useful index. There is a small list of possible remedies with the main remedy highlighted and extra information given in a coloured box. Throughout the pages are short very interesting stories of Eugenie’s life in Africa and Northern Ireland, of her husband and family of five children. These stories, along with details of her own experiences as a new mother, some comic, some sad, make the remedies ‘come to life’ and would surely inspire continued interest in homeopathy. Also included is a list of remedies that disagree.

It is thoroughly enjoyable to read and the many colour photographs are a joy to behold. Eugenie even manages to include a few very appropriate poems. The whole book is fresh and modern and would be ideal for practitioners to keep in their waiting room or to sell to those patients who show real interest in treating their families with first aid remedies.