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A Theoretical Framework and Clinical Application


  • Miranda Castro FSHom, RSHom (NA), CCH

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    • Miranda Castro is a fellow of The Society of Homeopaths (UK), president of the North American Society of Homeopaths, and certified by the Council for Homeopathic Certification. She has been practicing homeopathy since 1983 and authored the best-selling The Complete Homeopathy Handbook, Homeopathy for Pregnancy, Birth and Your Baby's First Years, and A Homeopathic Guide to Stress. She lectures and teaches extensively in the UK and the United States on homeopathy, ethical issues, and the care of the practitioner—as well as the patient. She is on the faculty at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, where she lives.

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The use of homeopathic remedies for the treatment of mastitis is described. The basic principles of homeopathy are discussed, including the simillimum, the minimum dose, the single remedy, the whole person, the vital force, susceptibility, and constitutional treatment. Homeopathic research trials and papers are examined and discussed. The author explains how homeopathy can be incorporated into midwifery practice and applies this to the treatment of mastitis. Specific indications in the application of 19 homeopathic remedies for mastitis, breast abscess, and lactation difficulties (including problems with supply and painful nipples) are cited. Keynote symptoms are presented in an easy access repertory. General guidelines for potency and dosage protocol are given.