Dr. Robin Murphy, ND (August 15, 1950-November 17, 2021) is a naturopathic physician who has been teaching and practicing Homeopathy, Oriental Medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) for over 30 years. He is an internationally recognized author and researcher on Homeopathy and Medical Qigong.
Dr. Murphy was born August 15, 1950 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He carried out his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. There he discovered their homeopathic collection and became intrigued with the system it described.
In 1976 he entered the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), on a Hahnemann Scholarship. While at the school he studied with Dr. Ravi Sahni and Dr. John Bastyr. He directed the homeopathy program at NCNM from 1980-1984. He also taught at Bastyr University.
Dr. Murphy was one of the earliest seminar teachers and is responsible for introducing many people to homeopathy. He takes a practical approach to homeopathic education, bringing clarity to the interrelation between philosophy, materia medica, and repertory work.
He published the Homeopathic Medical Repertory in 1993, and the Lotus Materia Medica in 1996. He is the director of the Lotus Health Institute which sponsors seminars on homeopathy, qigong, and natural medicine.
Many years ago, Dr. Murphy learned a rare Buddhist Qigong system from the grandmaster Liu Siong. Liu Siong learned it from the Buddhist monks of the Shaolin monastery in China. The legendary monks revealed to Liu Siong the Qi movements and Qi meditations taught centuries ago by Tibetan lamas. Also, many of the Qigong movements and meditations originated from the Tai Chi school of Qigong and martial arts.
“Murphy was one of the earliest seminar teachers, and is responsible for introducing many people to homeopathy. His teaching style has been described as laid-back and he brings a clarity to the interrelation between philosophy, materia medica, and repertory work”.
Julian Winston - Author of The Faces of Homeopathy & The Heritage of Homeopathic Literature.”
Dr. Murphy is the author of some of the most utilized books on homeopathy in the field.
Dr. Murphy's MetaRepertory is in its fourth edition (with the first edition being published in 1993) and used by homeopaths, healthcare professionals, colleges, and students worldwide. With his repertory, Dr. Murphy set out to make an easier, more modern and useful repertory, thus solving many of the criticisms of prior works. Dr. Murphy included updated and modern terminology and clinical information relevant to contemporary practice.
The MetaRepertory was designed to be a complete rewrite and major upgrade of the Homeopathic Clinical Repertory (3rd edition). The new MetaRepertory contains 49 chapters arranged in 3 sections; Mind, Body and Clinical. The book has been updated to be a more clinical, practical, and easy-to-use reference guide to the vast homeopathic materia medica. The MetaRepertory contains thousands of new rubrics, additions, and updates from modern and historical sources.
Nature's Materia Medica, 4rd edition
Nature's Materia Medica is the 4rd edition of Dr. Murphy's Materia Medica. Over 1,500 Homeopathic and Herbal remedies from around the world are reviewed as to their homeopathic, herbal and historical uses. New quotes and commentaries from Dr. Murphy's lecture notes. Historical reviews from Anshutz, Bach, Boericke, Burnett, Clarke, Cooper, Hahnemann, Hale. Hering, Nash, Phatak, Radamacher and others. This is a Homeopathic and Herbal Materia Medica combined, which covers the historical uses, folklore, legends, case histories, therapeutics, toxicology, provings, and pharmacy of many homeopathic and herbal remedies etc; including remedies from modern and historical research.
Keynote Materia Medica
Abrotanum to Zingiber - Vivid remedy images and keynote symptoms of 275 Homeopathic Remedies transcribed from Dr. Murphy's lectures and notes.
Homeopathy and Cancer Research
This is a research work on Homeopathy and Cancer into the philosophy and clinical experiences of A.H. Grimmer, MD.
The Organon Philosophy Workbook
The 6th edition of the Organon of the Healing Art by Samuel Hahnemann. The Organon has been revised to make this book more easily understood. Changes such as a bigger print, a blank side on each page for note taking and putting the footnotes under the paragraph they relate to make the unapproachable Organon in the original format into a more understandable text.
Superfood Wellness Guide
The Superfood Wellness Guide is a 606-page Superfood Materia Medica and Repertory. The book includes an introduction to superfood tonics and their traditional and modern uses, a review of over 125 superfoods with recipes, an A-Z therapeutic index, and a guide to therapeutic uses of food tonics for health, healing and longevity.
Herbal Wellness Guide
The Herbal Wellness Guide is a 554-page Herbal Materia Medica and Repertory. The book includes an introduction to herbal tonics and their traditional and modern uses, a review of over 125 remedies with recipes, an A-Z therapeutic index, and a guide to therapeutic uses of herbal tonics for health, diseases and longevity.
Dr. Murphy has amassed an extensive homeopathy and wellness lecture library on various topics in his over 40 year career. Topics range from various types of prescribing (acute, emergency, etc.) and case analysis to more focused subjects like children's health care, women's health care, gastroenterology, psychological disorders, Schuessler's twelve cell salts and more. His experience draws from his background in homeopathy, naturopathy, tai chi, qigong, herbal and ancient medicine and his research into diet and longevity practices. Dr. Murphy teaches a true holistic approach to healing and wellness that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to helping patients that is evident in his lectures.