Sets out a practical basis for the treatment of eczema within the context of classical homoeopathy.
Every homeopath will tell you about the difficulties of treating eczema and Robin Logan is not pretending otherwise. Accordingly, his book is not a recipe book but a serious study guide, in which he locates our difficulties not in the condition, but in the way we approach it. The book is an invitation for a true holistic approach, which he defines as not only being "the need to heal mind, body, and spirit... but additionally perceive the inter-relatedness of all aspects of the person and seek to make connections between seemingly disparate signs and symptoms."
Eczema is one of the most commonly encountered conditions in everyday practice and can pose difficult and perplexing problems for the homoeopath. This book sets out a practical basis for its treatment within the context of classical homoeopathy.
The author begins by defining the condition by reference to its conventional treatment, since most patients will have taken this route first and are likely to be familiar with the terminology of their diagnosis and the pharmaceutical preparations they have received.
He then describes techniques of case-taking that are particularly appropriate to eczema. This is followed by a full discussion of case analysis, including the relevance of particulars in the hierarchy of symptoms and the subject of one-sided cases, or cases with few other symptoms, with a view to helping the reader to increase his or her own understanding of the issues involved. Further chapters cover all aspects of case management, among them suppression, aggravation, potency, repetition of the dose, adjunctive measures and commonsense advice. The overall discussion is supported by twenty-two case histories.
The book concludes with a compact materia medica of forty-two remedies which the author has found to be of value in his own experience, studied under the headings of their characteristic physical, mental and general symptoms. There is a general index, a remedy index and a rubric index.
Robin Logan qualified at the College of Homoeopathy in London in 1984 and was registered with the Society of Homoeopaths in 1986. He was elected a Fellow in 1996 and is a past editor of the Society's journal, The Homoeopath. He practises in Surrey, Sussex and London.