Snakes to Simillimum

Language
English
Type
Hardback
Publisher
B. Jain
Out of stock
€47.74
'Snakes to Simillimum' is an essential reference for every serious homeopath and student of homeopathy. A comprehensive overview of homeopathic snake remedies, packed with up-to-date details about snake taxonomy, biology, habitat, provings, and clinical and differential materia medica. It thoroughly documents both well-known and newly proven snake remedies, and it will serve well as both a study text and practical prescribing aide.

Includes chapters on snake anatomy, taxonomy, mythology and symbolism, plus 'group' symptoms of the snake remedies. There are individual chapters on each snake remedy, many of which include cases and even complete proving diaries. Clinical prescribing hints and remedy differentials are included throughout the text, bulleted Bedside Guiding Symptoms give a quick and relevant reference to the most interesting symptoms for each remedy. The appendix offers an alphabetical quick reference to clinical symptoms with remedy differentials.

Farokh Masters Snakes to Similimum will assist all Classical homeopaths to get closer to the essence of these remedies. He has brought together proving information, materia medica and clinical experience that will be of great use to all those who are interested in practicing classical homeopathy successful.
- Dr. George Vithoulkas, Greece

Dr. Farokh Master must be congratulated on his extensive compilation of snake remedies and the addition of clinical data and provings to our materia medica. There is no doubt that this work will further enrich our knowledge and enhance out clinical results
- Jeremy Sherr, UK

Dr. Farokh Masters new book on snake remedies is a total jewel. It represents the first comprehensive work on all aspects of the snake remedies with clinically confirmed materia medica from his vast experience as a homeopath. All practitioner or students will be in want of this invaluable addition to our homeopathic literature.
- Dr. Kim Elia
More Information
ISBN9782874910012
AuthorFarokh Jamshed Master
TypeHardback
LanguageEnglish
Publication Date2008-04
Pages811
PublisherB. Jain
Review

This book review is reprinted from Volume 23, Summer 2010 edition, with permission from Homeopathic Links.

Reviewed by J. Rozencwajg, New Zealand

I previously read the booklets Farokh Master published about snakes; they were very short and concise descriptions of the major snakes with mainly clinical indications. I was very surprised and excited to receive a massive text like this one.

This must be the most comprehensive book about the use of snake venoms in homeopathy. The first chapter is about the general anatomy of the snakes, including some of their physiology. The taxonomy, or classification follows: apparently it is impossible nowadays to escape listing this. Then we have very interesting chapters about the mythology and the symbolism of snakes, going shortly through most if not all civilisations, religions and philosophies.

Surprisingly there are only two pages about the modern use of snake venoms, whereas they are very much used especially as thrombolytics and in some instances as cardiac drugs and pain relief substances; nevertheless the interested reader is referred to more detailed websites.

After another 27 pages of a detailed list of snakes with their scientific and common names, and yet another list of classification and taxonomy of the venoms used in homeopathy, we finally are treated to practical, useful information: first a chapter of symptoms and signs common to the snakes in general, then each of the twenty-five venoms is reviewed with generalities about the snake itself, provings, cases, and symptoms. Of course some are more detailed than others: Lachesis occupies 85 pages whereas Bothrops jararacussu has only ten.

As usual, Master is mostly a practical writer and has included an important paragraph with each chapter called "Bedside symptoms" that allows, once read and understood, if not memorised, to make very quick prescribing decisions; really useful as those remedies are often needed in urgent situations where there is not much time to waste in musings.

There is an important Appendix with frequent complaints, some of the major remedies used for those complaints and a comparative table allowing fast differentiation between the remedies; very practical indeed.

A first reaction when getting to the end of the book is "where is the repertory?". But then most of the homeopathic software allows for the creation of a repertorisation either with animal remedies only or even families like snakes with one or two clicks, so in reality, most of us do already have a repertory of this type on our computers.

There is a DVD included with the book but it contains only pictures of the snakes and zoological information about them: interesting to watch, not very useful.

This is an impressive work whose main emphasis is on practicality and clinical use. I certainly would recommend this book if you want to know how to use snake venoms in a competent manner.

Review

This book review is reprinted from Volume 23, Summer 2010 edition, with permission from Homeopathic Links.

Reviewed by J. Rozencwajg, New Zealand

I previously read the booklets Farokh Master published about snakes; they were very short and concise descriptions of the major snakes with mainly clinical indications. I was very surprised and excited to receive a massive text like this one.

This must be the most comprehensive book about the use of snake venoms in homeopathy. The first chapter is about the general anatomy of the snakes, including some of their physiology. The taxonomy, or classification follows: apparently it is impossible nowadays to escape listing this. Then we have very interesting chapters about the mythology and the symbolism of snakes, going shortly through most if not all civilisations, religions and philosophies.

Surprisingly there are only two pages about the modern use of snake venoms, whereas they are very much used especially as thrombolytics and in some instances as cardiac drugs and pain relief substances; nevertheless the interested reader is referred to more detailed websites.

After another 27 pages of a detailed list of snakes with their scientific and common names, and yet another list of classification and taxonomy of the venoms used in homeopathy, we finally are treated to practical, useful information: first a chapter of symptoms and signs common to the snakes in general, then each of the twenty-five venoms is reviewed with generalities about the snake itself, provings, cases, and symptoms. Of course some are more detailed than others: Lachesis occupies 85 pages whereas Bothrops jararacussu has only ten.

As usual, Master is mostly a practical writer and has included an important paragraph with each chapter called "Bedside symptoms" that allows, once read and understood, if not memorised, to make very quick prescribing decisions; really useful as those remedies are often needed in urgent situations where there is not much time to waste in musings.

There is an important Appendix with frequent complaints, some of the major remedies used for those complaints and a comparative table allowing fast differentiation between the remedies; very practical indeed.

A first reaction when getting to the end of the book is "where is the repertory?". But then most of the homeopathic software allows for the creation of a repertorisation either with animal remedies only or even families like snakes with one or two clicks, so in reality, most of us do already have a repertory of this type on our computers.

There is a DVD included with the book but it contains only pictures of the snakes and zoological information about them: interesting to watch, not very useful.

This is an impressive work whose main emphasis is on practicality and clinical use. I certainly would recommend this book if you want to know how to use snake venoms in a competent manner.