Homeopathy: A Rational Choice in Medicine
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If you want to know more about homoeopathy then this little book is a good place to start. It offers a clear and simple overview of homoeopathic medicine and the principles which under-pin it and provides evidence to support its effectiveness and safety. More than this it places homoeopathy on a level playing field with modern mainstream medicine, dispelling myths and providing a realistic perspective on the two systems of healthcare. You, the reader, are encouraged to think for yourself and not be influenced by media-driven health scares. In this way it is hoped that you will be better able to make rational, informed decisions about the best ways of becoming and staying well.
This book is a gem that should be on sale in every health clinic. As its title suggests it provides rational argument for choosing homoeopathic healthcare - taking the reader on a concise, easily digestible journey through the key concepts relating to health and disease, homoeopathy and mainstream medicine, and addresses many of the questions prospective patients have concerning ethics, fees, evidence and the placebo effect. It is also a gutsy little book that is not fearful to address some of the age-old mantras of the sceptics. And yet, unlike so many, it does so with humility; recognising the strengths and limitations of both mainstream medicine and homoeopathy, and, possibly most pertinently of society; individuals and their approach to heath and wellbeing.
Most importantly, this book provides readers with simple, effective arguments that can empower them in the choices they have made or are yet to make. So often the rationale is lost in the midst of over-complicated reasoning and too liberal use of specific language that leaves a reader or listener confused and unconvinced. It is a rare skill to be able to simplify complex ideas and not to lose their essence and accuracy. In this book Mo manages to do this. He cuts through to the heart of the matter, providing simple truths that are powerfully persuasive. If you, as a patient or practitioner of homoeopathy have ever found yourself under direct attack for the healthcare choices you have made - read this book. It will provide you with clear, simple examples and evidence to support homoeopathy that are easy to articulate. Furthermore, if you know people who are interested in finding out more about homoeopathy give them this book to read - it provides a stimulus for allowing people to question systems of medicine and in empowering them to make their own choices based on rational argument.
Lisa Barratt, Student Homoeopath, British School of Homoeopathy - Year 3
They say the best things come in small parcels and that is certainly appropriate with this gem of a book. Mo Morrish has been able to set out a clear view of homoeopathy and its place in the field of medicine. He examines the philosophy and rational behind a conventional medical approach, explains the differences between the two approaches and how they each affect our health and healing.
This is not an antagonistic or defensive book. As a scientist, Mo Morrish has respect for healthcare workers in a conventional setting. We are all aiming to support others in finding solutions for their pains and health problems - sometimes we go about this in different ways and all have their place.
As the author says, - 'I have no respect for cynicism, arrogance, fear-mongering, fraud, ill logic or poor science in medicine.'
He urges us to work together in an integrated way so that we can best support the healing process.
This book is helpful for Homoeopaths, to clarify their thought processes, and for people considering homoeopathic treatment, so that they can understand some of the philosophy behind our approach. It is also helpful for anyone concerned about their health who is interested in recognising the ethical issues in modern medicine and identifying scare mongering tactics, often originating from pharmaceutical companies.
Once I started reading this book, I felt compelled to finish it and found myself agreeing with almost all it said. I am happy to recommend it.
Book Review by Tessa Jordan, ANM Journal
- Author: Mo Morrish
- ISBN: 9780954476618
- 66 pages
- Published in 2007
- Printed in United Kingdom