RELATIONSHIP OF PLUMBUM TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. A prominent symptom is retraction of the abdomen with violent colic and sensation as if the abdominal wall was drawn as if by a string to the spine. There is constriction of internal organs and painful contraction of the arms which are drawn up. Colic may alternate with delirium or may occur during a costive state.
Allium Cepa may be useful in violent earache even where pus is discharged. Stitching tearing pain with whoopy cough, laryngitis and coryza. Pain like thick threads drawing from deep within the head. Headaches with congestion and fullness of nose or pain in jaws and face extending to the head. Dull frontal or occipital headache so severe eyes cannot stand the light. Tearing, burning and throbbing in the head.
Similar in many respects to Rhus. Simple paralysis of lower extremities or a beginning paralysis aggr. damp weather or caused by lying on damp ground. These effects from damp cold are to be distinguished from effects of dry cold as in Aconite. Rhus is better adapted to chronic cases. The paralysis of single parts with aggr. at night and during rest, better by motion, further characterize. Rhododendron may simulate from catching cold.
A FEW SINUS CASE. Conditions of aggravation and amelioration and other modalities serve to sharpen the focus on the final remedy of choice. No set potency is advised. The potency range is subservient to the most similar remedy It should be deep enough to produce reaction depending on the ability of the patient to react. Sinus cases, new or old, present a challenge which homoeopathy can meet with confidence and not infrequently solve.
Nothing very original about the paper. It is simply a compilation of as many ailments from as I can find, not only to name the remedies but also to show philosophical emphasis. How could I write a paper for the Bureau of Philosophy where it contains so much materia medica? But it seemed to me as I went on with it that I learned something.
Similar in many respects to Rhus. Simple paralysis of lower extremities or a beginning paralysis < damp weather or caused by lying on damp ground. These effects from damp cold are to be distinguished from effects of dry cold as in Aconite. Rhus is better adapted to chronic cases. The paralysis of single parts with < at night and during rest, > by motion, further characterize. Rhododendron may simulate from catching cold.
These clinical cases are presented to demonstrate the use of the single remedy –various potencies –infrequent repetition — and varied diagnoses. All were office cases and the repertory used before the patient and various rubrics shown.
Do not shake elderly cases the very toes with deep-acting remedies in high attenuations. Avoid consideration of end results or ultimates. Get back to first principles, even if it means retaking the case, with every attention from birth to the present illness. Common symptoms without modalities are useless. Emphasize mental and physical generals; if these are strong do not let your remedy contradict.
A man came limping into my office, saying, “Doctor, can you do anything for my limb? It distresses me so when I sit down that I cannot rest in that position at all” This was a case of rheumatism of two years duration. I asked him, “What is the feeling in your limb that prevents your resting in that position more than any other?”.
Ailanthus has no clinical history in the treatment of organic diseases of the heart, yet its characteristics show its adaptability to certain forms with purple skin, dull pain, and contracted feeling about base of heart and through center of left lung; also weak, irregular pulse, numbness of the left arms.
The sections and rubrics applying to the Mind and Generalities and other generals of the case, i.e., those symptoms predicated of the patient as a whole bear frequent reading as first steps in our analysis, against which he particulars may be checked. Symptoms evaluation prevents the purely mechanical in repertory study.
Symptoms common to all cases of a certain disease are little indicative of a similar remedy. There is nothing here to be found individual and compelling our choice. Symptoms common to many drugs likewise do not stand out in the selection of a similar drug picture.
To me these case reports show careful perusal of Kents Repertory, which is of course gratifying. the doctor has presented them in such a such a sketchy way that we have to read between the lines to get Kept in some places yet I know his training and I can see from the symptoms that Kept has been his guide.
Some degree of uniformity in case records would enhance our prestige in the medical field. Few patients are unimpressed by the physicians reference to a well kept resume. The value of a complete analysis is only too apparent in the unsuspected legal contingency. Miasmatic study is hopeless without a well taken image of the disease permanently before one for consideration, comparisons, and the nothing of perhaps later modifications.
The materia medica of the homoeopath deals with the action of drugs as proven on the healthy. To the beginner it is a maze of symptomatology, hard to understand. The sick-making power of a drug, its pathogenesy, is revealed in its effects on various temperaments and backgrounds. Upon study the drug pictures are differentiated and their similarity to the images of sickness made comparable.