Homeopathy Resource: Homeopathic Remedies book by Asa Hershoff

One of my favorite things about homeopathy is that the study of it can be a lifelong pursuit. There are many ways to educate yourself about homeopathy, and you can go as deep as you want! I usually defer to books and online classes. Today I want to talk about the best reference book (aside from Dr. Murphy’s Repertory and Materia Medica) that I have found. I know you’ll enjoy it!

Homeopathic Remedies by Asa Hershoff, ND

The complete title for this book is Homeopathic Remedies: A quick and easy guide to common disorders and their homeopathic treatments {affiliate}. Dr. Hershoff starts out the book with a lovely description of homeopathy, how to observe symptoms, and an overview of how to choose and use remedies.

The introductory material is followed by charts describing different bodily systems and pointing to common remedies for those each system shown. The bulk of the book is an index of ailments. A two-page spread for each ailment describes how to identify what you are dealing with and lists several remedies to choose from.

The Homeopathic Perspective

Every author will write with some sort of prejudice, or bias. The thing I love about Dr. Hershoff’s book is that he seems to be very open-minded in his approach. He is definitely Classical in practice (if you’re not sure what that means, I encourage you to try out my free e-mail series on the Different Paths of Homeopathy to learn more), but many of his suggestions include using low potencies in a way that resembles Clinical Homeopathy (my favorite kind).

Who It’s For

Another great thing about this book is that I could easily understand and use it before I started my homeopathic studies. And now that I’ve been studying Clinical Homeopathy for a couple of years, I still use this book. A lot. That means that all levels of students of homeopathy can benefit greatly from using this book as a resource.

The Lay-out

The way Homeopathic Remedies {affiliate} is set up is part of why it is so accessible. The reference section has over 100 ailments (including physical ailments such as neck pain as well as childhood diseases such as chickenpox).

And, like I mentioned above, each ailment has a quick description of the symptoms you are looking for PLUS a list of 5-6 remedies to choose from. Each of the remedies listed contains what are called differentials. Differentials are just a list of symptoms that match a remedy. This is super beneficial because you don’t need to reference a Materia Medica to pick an excellent remedy!

Final Thoughts

On a personal note, the cough and headache sections of this book have been worth the cost. If those 6-ish pages were all I had received, I would still be happy. I found a cough remedy I had never heard of that every mom should know about (I’ll write a post on it soon!)

I encourage you to check it out: Homeopathic Remedies by Asa Hershoff, ND

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