We assume that those who have clicked on this link know little or nothing about homeopathy and would like to find out more at an introductory level, or have taken a first-aid course and would like to find some more in-depth material.

What is homeopathy?
Here are a few links to articles that give different perspectives on what homeopathy is and does:

Homeopathy can effectively be used by beginners for the
acute treatment of first-aid and uncomplicated disease conditions.

chronic problems should be referred to a qualified practitioner. Currently, homeopathy is a self-regulating healing art and national societies set the minimum standards for qualified practice. Currently the Egyptian Scientific Society of Homeopathy has a number of qualified practitioners. The Society conforms to standards set internationally. The European Council of Homeopathy lists these standards on its website

Diseases and diagnoses
Strictly speaking homeopathy does not diagnose by disease conditions or labels. However, since these are the terms you are familiar with and many patients want to know what conditions homeopathy has a particularly good track record in treating, I have listed
conditions that respond well to treatment in a downloadable pdf file. Keep in mind that it is more likely that the skill of the practitioner is more of a factor in the treatment than the disease itself, no matter how serious the disease is. There is a saying in alternative medicine which indicates that the factors involved in healing are more complex than the mere identification of a disease, "There are no incurable diseases, only incurable patients."

Homeopathy and Children
Homeopathy is ideal for the treatment of children. You can use first-aid and acute prescribing tools to help your child with everyday problems. I recommend that you work closely with a professional homeopath for more long term or chronic problems.

Learning Resource Center in Maadi are willing to cooperate with homeopathic treatment for children with learning disabilities.

Recommended Reading for Beginners
There are a number of introductory books on homeopathy and some are better than others. I have only recommended a few below because comprehensive list can be daunting in its length.

  • Impossible Cure - Amy Lansky - excellent book summarizing principles of homeopathy, by a NASA scientist who became a homeopath after her son was cured of autism.
  • Resonance - Moskovitz (also available as an e-book) - good solid introduction to homeopathic principles with lots of case examples, a materia medica and acute therapeutics.
  • Homeopathic Family Medicine: an e-book: Dana Ullman's ebook for general readership detailing existing research, approaches to treatment, and the scope for home prescribing, indexed by condition.
  • Family Guide to Homeopathy - Andrew Lockie - good how-to book for the beginner with lists of all kinds of conditions and the medical explanation of each condition.
  • Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines - Stephen Cummings, MD & Dana Ullman, M.P.H., Tarcher, L.A. 1991 ISBN 0-87477-324-5
  • Homeopathic Medicine at Home - Maesimund Panos, MD & Jane Heimlich
  • The Homeopathic Revolution, 2007 - D. Ullman - interesting facts about who has used homeopathy over the past 200 years, including the athletes, nobel prize winners, the rich and the famous.

There is no doubt that there has been an increase in interest in CAM therapies, and here are a few
statistics to bear this out. That this has had an impact on practice can be seen in medical insurance and homeopathy. Most European and U.S. insurance companies will re-imburse homeopathic treatment if the homepath is an M.D. or the patient has been officially referred to a homeopath by an M.D.

Homeopathy and CAM facts (PDF version available here) - some interesting facts about the use of homeopathy worldwide and as used in the European Union.

More Homeopathy statistics - (note: some of the data is repeated from Homeopathy and CAM facts)