This book is 573 pages and is VERY reasonably priced at $34.99. You get a LOT of good information for your money here!
It is also important for readers to know that this book is a GREAT introduction to German (and European) thinking about homeopathy and natural medicine. This point of view on healing assumes that bacteria and viruses do not “cause” disease, but rather they are the “results” of disease. In fact, the German naturopathic model of healing bacteria and viruses play an important evolutionary role, and that conventional medical treatment of these infectious agents do more harm than the microbes themselves. That said, there are certain exceptions to this general rule, though the healing approach to these infectious agents still is to strengthen the person’s immune and defense system rather than to attack the microbial agent.
The above-described point of view of infectious disease also has deep roots in classical homeopathy, especially Kentian homeopathy.
Gentle Medicine creates a comprehensive awareness for a new dimension in medicine, a medicine of the future that can be a reality today. After reading it, you will be able to clearly recognize the correlations and natural laws of health and disease and be able to use them for yourself to achieve absolute health.
Joachim -F. Grätz, a classical homeopath from Germany with more than thirty years of clinical homeopathic practice, walks you through how to use natural laws to:
• cure degenerative and chronic diseases;
• prevent diseases from ever occurring in the first place;
• survive and thrive in today’s fast-paced world.
The author also examines the general decline of human health, our understanding of diseases and how they are diagnosed, how the media manipulates the public, the controversy surrounding vaccinations, and more. Whether you’re a physician, a caregiver, someone battling a degenerative and/or chronic condition, or simply want to be proactive about staying healthy, you’ll find information and insights you can use with this guide to healing.
This work addresses the natural laws and correlations affecting illness and health in a generally understandable way • that most are unfamiliar with. • Indeed, very few have even an inkling of them because o they are diametrically opposed to their previous knowledge o they have never been revealed before and anywhere else. • Nevertheless, everyone should be familiar with them from the bottom up, both for themselves and their families, since they are the key to the health of the individual as well as that of the general public and the entire planet.
652 pages! You will get your money’s worth with THIS book!
GENTLE MEDICINE: THE TRUE CAUSES OF DISEASE, HEALING, AND HEALTH
by Joachim-F. Grätz
Reviewed by Francis Treuherz RSHom
652 pages, paperback
Originally published in “The New Homeopath,” Journal of the Society of Homeopaths, UK, Spring 2021
This is one of the longest, most intense and rewarding books I have ever read. It should be read and studied by all: students and teachers, newly qualified and veteran homeopaths alike.
There is no index but the five-page list of contents should make it easy to find your way through the book. There are copious explanatory footnotes and a bibliography. The 25 charts at the end are in black and white in the paperback but there is a link to a free download of the colour versions. The binding on the paperback, even with so many pages, seems fine.
The excellent translation into fluent American English was carried out by professional linguists at www.translated.com with help from the author for technical terms. There are many references to other works by the author but they are mainly in German. His amazing and detailed anamnesis form is available as a download. Dr. Joachim-F. Grätz has been a classical homeopath and author for more than 30 years and is known far beyond the borders of Germany. Of course, this book was written before the pandemic and the recent vaccination campaigns.
The whole book is based on a highly critical and thoroughly documented review of modern health care and a demonstration of how this can be mitigated by homeopathy and a holistic approach. The ‘Chronic Laws’ of homeopathy and how they were created by Hahnemann are explained in a fresh and comprehensible way. ‘Chronic’ is then further delineated through a detailed and innovative explanation of miasms from Hahnemann and from JH Allen. This section is the template for the rest of the book which comprises numerous case studies with their allopathic, personal, and homeopathic stories. They are fascinating to read for their explanations of both sides of the stories, allopathic and homeopathic, and include repertory charts. His most frequently remedies are Sulfur and Medorrhinum.
The sheer weight of suppressive allopathic drugging, surgery and other procedures can be depressing and the regular references to vaccinations could be controversial. But at the end of the book Grätz explains: (author’s italics)
“I don’t see myself as an opponent of vaccination! First and foremost I am a homeopath, and I pour my heart and soul into it. However, vaccine correlations play a central role in homeopathy, especially if you know how to treat chronically: they usually play a central role in the complaints people bring to me. This is because vaccinations can exacerbate existing miasms to an extreme extent and even add completely new ones.” He aims to provide “objective information and food for thought.” He accepts that patients who want to get vaccinated (and to vaccinate their children) have a right to do so, and he will never banish them from his practice.
Francis Treuherz MA RSHom FSHom has been in practice since 1984 and worked for the NHS from 1990 to 2003. He is a Fellow of the Society, former editor, and a board member for over 20 years. He is a former Trustee of Homeopathy UK and the Homeopathy Action Trust. He has given many seminars and conference presentations, and taught at homeopathy schools in the UK and Finland. He has written two books: one is on the story of Homeopathy in the Irish Potato Famine and the other, The Genius of Homeopathy presents forgotten stories about Hahnemann; copies are still available. He is an incurable collector of homeopathy books and artefacts.
There was another review of this book in this other homeopathic journal: https://www.dr-joachim-f-graetz.de/GM-Review_03.pdf
|Table of contents||
|Foreword to the 2nd German edition
Foreword to the 1st German edition
|1. Today’s Healthcare System – A Critical Review|
|1.1||Our connection to the healthcare system|
|1.2||General decline in public health|
Today’s understanding of disease
Infectious diseases – from a historic point of view
Contraria contrariis across the board
Occurrence of complications
Antibody titers – central pillar of diagnostics
Costly diagnostic tools
Media support for very questionable medical “advances”
“Gigantism” and “dwarfism” in conventional medicine
|Pregnancy and childbirth: modern diseases?
Panic in the womb
Questionable significance of sonography
Amniocentesis (amniotic fluid examination)
Fear of the needle
Chorionic villus sampling
Another drug routine for pregnant women
Pregnancy thanks to modern technology
Home birth or hospital?
|The topic of vaccinations
Efficacy studies of vaccines
Voluntary and involuntary subjects
Generating severe conditions for research purposes
|1.6||Complementary and emergency medicine|
|2. The Chronic Laws of Classical Homeopathy|
|2.1||Homeopathy: Healing based on the law of similarity|
|2.2||Acute and chronic diseases|
|2.4||The basic ideas of Hahnemann’s miasmic theory|
|Characteristics of basic chronic diseases
Ban on local manipulation
Detailed medical histories
The issue of potency in treating chronic disease
Periods of miasmatic aggravation
|Miasmatic complexity and dominance
|Overview of the miasms
Psora: Hahnemann’s itch miasm
Syphilis or syphilitic constitution (syphilinia)
Tubercular diathesis or pseudo-psora (tuberculinia)
|Typical miasmas in infants and toddlers
The Sycotic infant by John Henry Allen
The syphilitic infant
The tubercular infant
|2.10||Childhood diseases from a miasmatic perspective|
|2.11||The phenomenon of suppressionn|
|2.12||The phenomenon of rewinding|
|2.13||Cumulative miasmatization across generations|
|2.14||Classification of health|
|2.15||Optimal starting point of an anti-miasmatic chronic treatment|
|3. General Medical Basics Based on the Laws of Nature|
|The five biological natural laws
The two-phase nature of disease and the appearance of microbes
Permanent sympathicotonia and permanent vagotonia
The nature and biological meaning of microbes
The development cycle of microbes
Psychogenesis of many diseases
The biological rule of handedness
The subjective feeling
The organic brain order in territorial conflicts
The individual as the key influencing factor
The course of conflict
Territorial conflicts in animals and humans
Cell proliferation depending on the phases of disease
|Homeopathic phenomena in the light of these natural laws
Suppression: blocking the healing phase
Rewinding process: a gradual resolution of the „first” phases of diseases
Initial aggravation: an „increase” in the vagotonic healing phase
|3.3||The laws of mental and emotional disorders|
|3.4||Consequences for treatment|
|3.5||Conventional treatment in a new light|
|3.6||From the perspective of homeopathy|
|4. Encephalopathy: A Necessary Consequence of Vaccinations|
|4.1||Vaccine reactions and damage|
|4.2||Vaccination reactions in infancy|
|4.3||A vaccination apocalypse?|
|4.4||Material and immaterial aspects|
|4.5||Example: West syndrome, a form of encephalopathy with psycho-motor disability|
|5. Gentle Medicine: Helping People in the Third Millennium|
|Neurodermatitis: a disease barely reported 50 years ago
Severe neurodermatitis with developmental delays
Severe neurodermatitis from head to toe
Severe neurodermatitis with consecutive reversal of the day-night rhythm
Neurodermatitis: causes and correlations based on case studies
|Psoriasis, an autosomal-dominant inherited dermatosis?
Psoriasis caused by psychological stress and a flu shot
Psoriasis based on pronounced sycosis
|Multiple sclerosis: “A disease that can affect anyone at any time”?
Onset of MS after suppression of angina
MS in early childhood
Manifest, severe cases of MS
MS: a systemic disease after all?
|Tendency to infections
Tendency to purulent middle ear infections
Tendency to bronchitis and pneumonia
Comments on causality and its concealment
|Injuries, emergencies, surgeries, etc.
A few illustrative examples
Examples considering miasmatic or holistic aspects
A brief note for a homeopathic home remedy kit, traveller’s first-aid kit, and emergency kit
Really the consequence of a tick’s bite?
No ticks to be found anywhere
Lyme disease and TBE after tick bite
Homeopathic treatment of Lyme disease
Tendency to tick bites – no coincidence
Sudden hearing loss as a result of persistent depressive mood
Sudden hearing loss due to acute stress and trouble
The real causes of asthma
Two small examples
On the way to healing
Forms and triggers of allergies
Origin of allergies
edia distraction from the real causes
Examples from my homeopathic practice
A case of pollinosis (hay fever)
|Pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare
The two-track nature of homeopathic care
Intrauterine kidney congestion in the fetus
Severe bacterial infection of the face and head
Risk of miscarriage while carrying twins
|Kidney failure and hemodialysis
Absolute kidney failure in a child
Chronic renal insufficiency
Another dialysis case
Acute urinary retention
|Worm and lice infestations
Helminthiasis – worm infestation
Lice, mites, and other critters
General fungal and parasite infestations
Etiology unknown, according to conventional medicine
Causes from a homeopathic point of view
Sample cases from my homeopathic practice
Epilepsy from a conventional perspective
In consideration of natural laws
Case studies showing the initial onset of epilepsy
Homeopathic treatment of epilepsy
Notes on the value of an EEG in the context of convulsions
Milder Minor forms, including hyperactivity, ADD, ADHD, etc.
The phenomenon of the indigo children
More severe forms, including developmental delays, perception and coordination disorders, physical disabilities, autism
Case studies of minor and severe brain damage
|Degenerative gastrointestinal diseases, diseases of the liver and gall bladder
Crohn’s disease in childhood
Tendency to biliary colic
|Sciatica syndrome, lumbago, herniated disk, etc.
Homeopathic treatment of painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system
Example of acute hip joint pain
|Mental illnesses and mood disorders
Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
Just in their heads?
Constant dizziness due to bilateral vestibular failure
|6. FAQ – Frequently asked questions: answers and thoughts|
|A.1||An example of covert advertising for flu shots|
|Common sense wanted
Vaccine advertising critically examined using the example of the pertussis vaccine
Critical examination of the newspaper advertising from Appendix A. 1
Subtle television advertising
Statistical tricks using the example of poliomyelitis
|Medical history questionnaires
Excerpts from the children’s questionnaire
Excerpts from the adult questionnaire
Extract from the adult questionnaire regarding the family history
|A.4||Targeted mercury detox possible?|
|A.5||Curriculum for “Self-taught classical homeopathy”|
|About the Author|