Learn Homeopathy


I have been teaching and practicing homeopathy for over 30 years. Some of my teachers include: George Vithoulkas, Roger Morrison, and many of the classic authors, such as James Tyler Kent and William Boericke.

The Basic Principles of Homeopathy Video 1. 

Video 2.

What are the three principles of homeopathy:

  1. The single remedy – only one medicine is used at a time.
  2. The similar remedy – the medicine in a large dose could produce the same symptoms.
  3. The minimum dose – ultra high dilutions are used to stimulate a curative response.

Here are the first steps to learn homeopathy:

First Aid, Sports Injuries, Burns and Trauma

First aid homeopathic remedies are easy to learn and use. They are remedies for such things as car accidents, sports or work related injuries, wounds, after surgery to prevent infection, burn pain, food poisoning, sunstroke, and more. I recommend them before you use any other pain medication for three reasons: They are effective, have no side effects and are non-addictive. Often there is no better medicine that could be taken.

The following books contains all the information to learn these basic remedies, when and how to use them:

Homeopathy Nature’s Way to Better Health: Volume One

Homeopathy Nature’s Way to Better Health: Volume Two


  1. Read and takes notes from the first book.
  2. Watch the videos here provided for each first aid remedy. Take notes from the videos. A list of videos is provided below.
  3. Purchase each remedy and use it when needed. A list of pharmacies is listed below.
  4. Keep notes on each case the remedy was effective.

If you would like a half hour tutorial on any aspect of homeopathy I am available at: drsteveolsen@gmail.com

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Arnica montana 30c – The first remedy to use for pain after an accident, or injury. It is best used for bruises, sprains, head injury or pain from a fall or car accident. Click on the name of the remedy above to see the video.

Arsenicum album 30c- Food poisoning, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. It is best to take this remedy as soon as one feels nausea from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It can help with viruses or bacteria. 

Calendula officinalis 30c –  Cuts, scrapes, to prevent infections from surgery. It can also be used as a salve for cuts or scrapes. 

Click on each remedy above and watch the YouTube presentations. Make some notes as you watch them. 

Purchase these three remedies from a health food store and try them out. Take one dose according to the information you learn on the videos or from my book. They are safe to use (if you take only one dose), and do not produce side effects, if for some reason they were not indicated. Only take one dose and wait a two hours to evaluate the results. Go online and find a homeopathic pharmacy in your area or try asking at your local health food store in order to purchase them. Boiron Homeopathic Pharmacy, and Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy are two that I use. 

Pharmacies of Homeopathic Medicines


Learn more remedies for first aid. More about what to avoid when you take a remedy. How often to repeat the dose. etc

If you want to learn more about homeopathy I suggest these books:

The Science of Homeopathy, by George Vithoulkas.

The Organon of Medicine, by Samuel Hahnemann.

Also check your local library for books.

If you want to take a course in order to become a professional homeopath then I suggest this course:


Other books I have written:

NPLEX Homeopathic Materia Medica Study Guide: Keynotes on Basic Homeopathic Remedies
Summary of 150 of the most common remedies for first aid, acute and chronic conditions.

Homeopathic Pharmacology
How do remedies work. The science of understanding homeostasis.


Dr. Steve Olsen’s classes are the perfect balance of the convenience and affordability of online learning, with the rigor, individual attention, and enthusiastic presentation of a master class on clinical homeopathy and advanced comparative materia medica.  It is so compellingly taught that it is like joining him and his patients in the clinic on what must be among the most interesting days of his practice.  I’ve really benefited from the challenge of analyzing the cases on my own, getting Dr. Steve’s friendly and expert feedback, and then seeing the follow-up interview with the client along with Dr. Steve’s insightful analysis. He is a great homeopath and teacher who shares his considerable expertise generously.

Thanks so much for a great learning experience that is just what I need at this point in my homeopathic career!  Abby

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Dr. Steve Olsen’s study group provides a unique opportunity to increase your success with homeopathic practice, through study of cured cases, many using “new” remedies.  Dr. Olsen leads you through each case, from the initial case-taking through the follow-up appointments,  creating a feeling of having been a witness to the whole process and thereby teaching you how to do the process on your own.  He creates this experience by discussing analysis of the case, rubric selection, remedy differentials, considerations of relevant pathology, posology, and case management, richly supplemented with notes and videotaped interviews of patients.  Participants are encouraged to actively work through each case and given opportunities to ask questions and receive feedback, making the process come alive and contributing to deep learning.  The study group atmosphere is an enjoyable combination of scholarly inquiry and pleasant, collegial interaction.  I highly recommend Dr. Olsen’s Simila study group to anyone who wants to become a more skilled homeopathic practitioner. (L.D.)

More Videos

Cantharis: This is the most important remedy to learn about for burns. Lets start by going to the video. After you watch it come back here to continue.

Click here: Cantharis video.
Ledum: This remedy can be used in a variety of situations. Crushing of finger tips or toes. Mosquito bites or bites from other animals. Click her to watch the video: Ledum.
Aconite: This remedy we use for sudden fear of death. Such as after a car accident or some other fearful event. Lets say someone is attacked and fears for their life or there is a natural disaster and people are threatened. This is a remedy for shock or the person is never well since a sudden shock. For this remedy to work the person has to be able to say: “I felt like I was about to die.” Usually the heart begins to palpitate.
Click here for the video: Aconite.
Perhaps it is time for a break. Read over what you have learned so far. Then come back later and take this short test:
1. What is the remedy to take right after a sports injury. Usually there is a sprain or bruise to muscle tissue.
2. What to take first for a head injury?
3. What is the first remedy to try if you have eaten food that makes you feel nausea?
4. What is a second remedy for food poisoning if the whole body is cold and one is craving cold drinks and sour foods such as limes?
5. What is the first remedy to try if for example your car is hit from the side and you feel that your life was in danger. Your heart is palpitating and you can’t catch your breath (hyperventilation)?
6. What is the remedy for your child if they are too frightened to sleep after a dog has jumped on them or they received a fright on Halloween?
7. What is the best remedy to take for mosquito bites that are very swollen and won’t stop itching even after a week?
8. What is the best remedy to take if you spill hot coffee on your hands?
9. What is the best remedy to take if you have reached into the open and touched a red hot element?
10. Your friend is in the hospital with many third degree burns. Best to take  _________ 200c and 1M of this remedy to take as needed.
11. What is a good remedy for wounds that feel cold and are better with a cold cloth or ice application to the wound?
12. This same remedy can also be used for toes or fingers that have been crushed such as in the car door. What is its name?
13. What is the remedy for wounds that could become infected.
14. What is the remedy for an allergic reaction with swelling, worse from heat, itching and stinging pains.
Answers to quiz: 
1. Arnica montana.
2. Arnica montana.
3. Arsenicum album.
4. Veratrum album.
5. Aconite napellus.
6. Aconite napellus.
7. Ledum pulustre.
8. Cantharis.
9. Cantharis.
10. Cantharis.
11. Ledum pulustre.
12. Ledum pulstre.
13. Calendula.
14. Apis melifica.
Lets now continue with the videos.
Apis melifica: This remedy is made from the honey bee. It can be used for bee stings, and allergic reactions. It has many other uses as well for acute and chronic ailments but we need to start with its first aid uses. Click here: Apis.
Ignatia amara: This remedy is indicated for a sudden shock from grief. Click here learn its main idea: Ignatia.
Hypericum: This remedy treats mostly nerve injuries. Such as a dentist who puts a metal probe on the nerve in a tooth. In this case the pain is very sharp and shooting or electrical. This is totally different from the pain which needs Arnica, which is a sore bruise or sprained ankle type of pain. Watch the video: Hypericum.
Rhus toxicodendron: This is a remedy that is needed for stiffness that is worse from starting to move and better from continued motion. It has many uses but lets start with the basics: Rhus tox.
Bryonia alba: This remedy is for injuries to joints. Worse any motion, even very small motion of the affected injury is much more painful if there is any motion of it. The person has to hold the joint very still and bandage it.
Ruta graveolens: This is a remedy that helps heal connective tissues. These tissues are white, unlike muscles that are red, the white connective tissues have very poor blood supply and heal very slowly. The pain in the affected joint is worse at rest and worse from overuse. Watch the video here: Ruta.
Glonion: Sun stroke. Headaches with the feeling that the head will explode.
Carbo animals: This remedy is for weakness after an injury. The person can’t carry or lift things after the injury. These remedies are in the last video as well as some remedies for motion sickness: Glonion and Carb an.
You have now learned all the main first aid remedies. Here are the next steps to take:
A. Read them over one time a day for three days. Have someone in your family read the symptoms of each remedy and then you tell them its name. Keep reviewing them until you can get 100% on the quiz.
B. Purchase all these remedies. Put them in a first aid kit with bandaids, a small pair of sizers. Carry it with you on every trip you go on.
C. Send me an example of how you used one of these remedies.
As time goes on you may want to purchase the 200c of certain remedies such as Cantharis, Arnica and Apis. If an injury is severe the 30c may not be strong enough and then the 200c will be needed.

a. Read through and make notes as you go. Make a short summary of each remedy.
b. Order the main first aid remedies and start to use them.
c. Make written records of your cases to share with others.
d. Post your cases on Facebook: TryHomeopathyFirst

Purchase the books: The Science of Homeopathy by George Vithoulkas and The Organon of Medicine by Samuel Hahnemann.
a. Read through and make notes as you go.

On-Line Resources

Boiron USA: https://www.boironusa.com/

Boiron Canada: 1-800-461-2066

Hahnemann Laboratories (California)www.hahnemannlabs.com

Ainsworths (England)  www.ainsworths.com

Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy: England. A reliable source for almost every remedy. http://www.helios.co.uk/

Remedia Homeopathic Pharmacy – Austria
Caries many of the new remedies that are difficult to find.

Books, Radar Software


Nature Reveals
Most new and old homeopathic books available to buy within Canada.

Repertory Software
Radar Opus : http://www.archibel.com/homeopathic_software.html
Complete Repertory – available for download online.

Compass – available to use online.


On Line Materia Medica

ABC homeopathy: https://abchomeopathy.com/


Video Teaching, Courses