In recent years the bird remedies have swooped down, conquering homeopathic practice. They are remedies for our times and are indicated in people who, like the Lanthanides, are seeking freedom and self-realisation yet at the same time have a strong sense of duty towards their family. They tend to sacrifice themselves to this task, consequently feeling too restricted by their duties.

Physically this is most often expressed in stubborn states of tension in the neck, shoulder and chest, together with an inner feeling of tenseness and restlessness.

After a comprehensive introduction to the general characteristics by which bird patients can be identified, the author presents a series of impressive case histories, some with severe pathology. Along with the familiar Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco pere­grinus disciplinatus), there are also descriptions of unfamiliar bird remedies such as Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), Chicken (Gallus gallus), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) and Magpie (Pica pica).

Over 20 different bird remedies are sketched by the author, who has successfully used them all in his homeopathic general medical practice. He also provides insights into unconventional methods of remedy selection, relying on the patient’s gestures, pictures and sensations.

“The confident feeling for bird remedies and the profound knowledge of this new remedy group are so pronounced in Markus Kuntosch that I can warmly recommend this book to any open-minded homeopath. He prescribes the remedies with astonishing precision and the cases are so outstanding that such results could scarcely have been obtained with other remedies.”
Ulrich Welte, MD homeopath