Birds: Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm

by Jonathan Shore, Anneke Hogeland, Judy Schriebman

  • Birds: Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm
  1. £26.00

For 16 bird remedies, the book gives key features, provings and cases with analysis. Also gives general bird information and rubrics. The authors hope that the format will enable the reader to first easily recognize when a patient needs a bird remedy. and second, to do a thorough differential analysis to get the specific bird.

From the Forward:

In Clarke's Dictionary we find 997 remedies listed. Of these 589 are from plants, 300 are from minerals and 82 are from animals. In the 1990's, this disproportionate distribution of remedies was noticed as a potential problem by Sankaran, Herrick, Sherr and many others. Great attention began to be placed upon various groups of animals to try to elucidate where our paucity of animal provings should be corrected. Great credit belongs to Jonathan Shore and his colleagues for recognizing that of all the neglected animal groups, the birds had been the most completely ignored. In the present work, 16 bird remedies are discussed, correcting the absence of avian species from our Materia Medica. Even more impressive is the fact that the authors are not presenting merely preliminary data. "BIRDS: Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm" takes a giant step toward elucidating the nature of this family of remedies, complete with detailed prescribing tips. The homeopathic professional will long remember this contribution.

Having witnessed first-hand Jonathan Shore's ongoing discoveries into the nature of patients who require bird remedies, I am delighted to make some opening remarks in this book. Jonathan, together with Anneke Hogeland and Judy Schriebman, has brought into being a new class of remedies. This was accomplished first through a series of preliminary provings, then later through the study of natural history and, most importantly, through carefully documented cured cases.

I am certain that every homeopath who tests without prejudice the information and guidelines given here will be satisfied with the results. Clinical results speak more eloquently than words.

In addition to bringing invaluable knowledge to the homeopathic community, the authors have created a template for future homeopathic texts. Homeopathic books should pass one simple test before being written. The prospective author should ask, "Is this a book which I would find an indispensable addition to my practice?" "BIRDS: Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm" meets and surpasses this test. What makes this book even more admirable is that the authors have aimed it directly at the needs of the practitioner. It is practical and to the point, filled with pearls based upon clinical experience. Following the injunctions of the first aphorism, the authors spend far less time discussing their methodology than in giving concrete prescribing points. The homeopathic community will reward the authors with the highest form of praise: cures of patients who, without this book, would have continued to suffer. - Roger Morrison