||Homeopathy is a healing system wherein patients are given very dilute amounts of a substance that, in larger doses, would result in similar symptoms as the illness being treated. Simply put, "like treats like" has been homeopathy's motto since its founding in the 1700s. THE COMPLETE HOMEOPATHY HANDBOOK is an excellent introduction for those seeking a home reference book or a thorough introduction to this fascinating healing method. The first section covers the principles and concepts of Homeopathy, taking care to dispel myths and misconceptions. The second section provides a mini "Materia Medica" and internal repertory, which lists herbs and remedies in a convenient A-to-Z guide. Ailments are described in detail, and sample questions are provided to assist in a safe diagnosis. Whether the reader is a student of homeopathy or a layperson, it is important to take scrupulous notes for each person treated in order to learn their unique needs and insure safe, consistent dosage. Section three covers note-taking and 10 sample cases illustrating its importance. This wonderfully organized handbook is perfect for home use and is a useful resource for any home healthcare library.