Indications of Bowel Nosodes

With the uncertainty in an old case, which has had potentized remedies within one month, it is wiser to use a nosode in the 6c potency in the first instance, and so avoid the chance of a violent negative reaction.

The choice of a nosode for any can be determined by a study of the clinical history and noting the remedies which have given the greatest, although not sustained, effect. Tabulate this list of remedies and compare it with the Nosode list and the associated remedies and choose the nosode which has the greatest number within its group. In many cases there may not be apparent effect from the nosode, but it would seem that the giving of the nosode had in some manner readjusted the case, because thereafter considerable benefit follows the remedy previously given whether much effect. If there seem no apparent benefit from the nosode, do not be disappointed but repeat the remedy which has given the evidence of partial reaction before, and this time you can expect more permanent action.

One last remark, and that of warning, do not repeat a bowel nosode within three months; but if it is necessary to prescribe, select a remedy within the group, and give the remedy in high or low potency as you find indicated from the symptoms present. Finally, do not expect too much from these bowel nosodes, and then be disappointed in their use. They are valuable therapeutic agents when properly used, and their great value is in the treatment of chronic disease, the cases which are generally considered to be very resistant to any form of treatment.

John Paterson
John Paterson 1890 – 1954 was an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy. John Paterson was a Microbiologist, who was married to Elizabeth Paterson, also a Microbiologist. They both worked at the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital and at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital.
John Paterson was President of International Homeopathic Medical League in 1939.
John Paterson wrote The Bowel Nosodes, and he was responsible for introducing them into British homeopathy n the 1920s.