“Spectrum of Homeopathy” is Narayana Publishers’ new journal, whose aim is to combine thorough clinical experience, compact information of materia medica, and diversity of methods.
Issues of 2020:
- Evidence of Homeopathy
- Spider and Scorpions
- CNS - Neurological Diseases
Evidence of Homeopathy - In Practice and Research
Since the British medical journal “The Lancet” declared homeopathy to be dead in 2005, the media image of homeopathy has been characterized by increasingly one-sided reporting and commentary. There is general consensus that the efficacy of homeopathic remedies is unproven and any successful treatment can be traced to the placebo effect. Ten years after the appearance of the first issue of SPECTRUM OF HOMEOPATHY we will therefore venture a survey of the state of evidence for homeopathy.
Our authors’ articles from research and practice aim to present differing grades of evidence, from randomized placebo-controlled double-blind studies through practice-oriented observational studies to well documented case studies of serious pathology. At the same time we are also interested in the poor quality of the media-friendly meta-analyses, which are constantly cited by sceptics and opponents of homeopathy to prove its lack of efficacy. With the contributions in this anniversary edition we want to equip our readers with data, facts, and arguments to improve the standing of homeopathy in the public discussion.
Spiders and Scorpions
Spiders trigger loathing and disgust in many people due to their strange and alien appearance, as if they were beings from another planet. So it is not easy for homeopaths to comprehend a person who needs a spider remedy. Our understanding is therefore based on mythology and biology as well as remedy provings and clinical experience.
Until 30 years ago the Tarantula and the Papal cross spider were the only remedies from the spider kingdom. Since Jeremy Sherr’s proving of the Israeli fat-tailed scorpion, our materia media has become populated by an increasing number of Arachnid provings, helping to clarify the common characteristics of this class of animals containing 100,000 species. Many proving symptoms indicate the physiology of spiders, from their restlessness and aggression to their pronounced sensitivity to vibration and low appetite. Our renowned international authors present numerous spider remedies, demonstrating with real-life cases how to find these remedies via the common themes of this class as well as their biology together with proving symptoms and the repertory. The frequent loathing of these aliens can thus be transformed into an informative encounter with this vibrant remedy group.
CNS - Neurological Diseases
Disturbances of the body’s nerve center are associated with a large number of symptoms, including vertigo, pain, paralysis, uncontrolled movements, and cramps, as well as loss of speech, memory, and other functions. The psyche is often also directly impacted or affected by the major effects caused by nervous disease in our daily lives.
Whereas modern intensive care or neurosurgery is often astonishingly successful for strokes or brain tumors, its achievements in treating other nervous ailments are often unsatisfactory or accompanied by major side effects. For illnesses such as multiple sclerosis or epilepsy, homeopathy can offer an alternative to conventional treatment with minimal side effects, providing valuable complementary treatment for sufferers of Parkinson’s or dementia. Therefore patients with chronic neurological disease often seek help from homeopathy. The contributions in this issue cover a wide range of cases with very different illnesses, showing the possibilities offered by homeopathy to deal with even severe pathology.
We have two distinguished chief editors, ensure editorial quality and act as technical advisors: the journalist Christa Gebhardt and the homeopath Dr. Jürgen Hansel. With this new journal, we are delighted to foster fruitful co-operation between experienced and creative homeopaths throughout Europe, Canada, the USA and India. We also offer a network for our customers, providing easy access to a valuable set of contacts, linking them together.