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Reflection on Materia Medica Study

 1  How NOT to Read Materia Medica.  Most non-fictional books are written in the same manner and we are well adapted to read them as such: the author introduces his Big Idea in a paragraph or even in one sentence. Then writes few paragraphs to support his Big Idea. And in conclusion, gives a summary of the Idea and why it should be accepted. That basically leads us to the habit of reading carefully an Intro - a few first sentences at the beginning and a Summary - few last sentences. Information in the middle we scan just to complete the mental picture formed by reading the introductory sentences and the summary sentences.  We could probably read Kent Lectures on Materia Medica like that. If they were broken down into paragraphs: ( examples below ). We surely could not read Hering's Guiding Symptoms or Hering's Condensed Materia Medica like this, because every line in what we can roughly call a paragraph or a section is devoted to an organ system or sensory perceptions, and

First Materia Medica to Buy

📚 Clients often ask me: "If I want to know more about homeopathic remedies, what book should I read?" My answer goes along the lines of: "What smart phone would you buy for someone, who never used smart phones before?  And more importantly, if you buy a smartphone, suppose for your grandma, and teach her how to use social media, text games and calls, how many features of that phone, how much of what the phone is capable of, will actually be used?  Homeopathy IS like a smart phone. One can start using it right away, learning just a few symptoms of first aid remedies: i.e. Arnica for bruises, Belladonna for sore throat, Aconite for panic attack etc. And then comes the time when fever, bruises and anxiety are not responding to the remedies used. What do people say then - "Homeopathy does not work".  Do they understand that what they are doing is akin to building deep meaningful relationships with 700 new social media "friends" by liking their status upd