HOMOEOPATHIC PRACTICE OF DRAINAGE IN THE TREATMENT OF LIVER DISEASES AND THE DISEASES OF THE BILE DUCT
The most important natural outlets for elimination or for drainage are three : The digestive tract, urinary tract and the skin.
The urinary tract is the most important of all. It is at the sametime qualitative and quantitative. Sometimes one can live for a longtime without passing stools but one cannot live even eight days without passing urine.
The digestive tract, specially rectal is also very important quantitatively. In therapeutic it is much more easy to open the digestive barrier than the reno-vesical barrier. It is partly a question of the surface, the wide surface of the intestinal epithelium, mucous of the small intestines and of colons.
The cutaneous outlet serves to eliminate periodically than continually : sweats, sebum, heat, eruptions. It is at the sametime an outlet for surface elimination, but rather qualitative, and before all depending on the movements of the individual or on the exposition to the sun and to cold and air. It also depends on the conditions of the surrounding.
It is necessary to study the function of the liver as well as the drainage by the help of all these three tracts : digestive urinary, cutaneous.
On the other hand the different homoeopathic remedies will be indicated according to the meaning of drainage of which the liver, the laboratory of the organism, the biggest organic gland, is the point of departure. Thus as for example Phosphorus and its satellites will be used for the elimination through : Liver-(>)Circulatory tract- (>)Kidney.
On the contrary Sulphur and its complementaries act better in the passage : Liver-(>) Billiary tract-(>)intestines.
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Other examples : Berberis 3 or 6 acts on the hepatic cells, on the kidney and on the skin. If this remedy is used in hepato- renal troubles, the kidney is helped causing an increase of elimination through the skin (by pruritis or by the reappearance of an old eczema).
On the contrary the drainage, derivation of Nebel : Fumaria plus Saponaria 1x controls the skin and seems to eliminate through the urinary tract. Similarly in urticaria, Urtica urens 6 will cause an elimination of urates in the urine (dissolved or not) while the eruption on the skin will diminish and will disappear.
We are now going to analyse the effects of the principal remedies of drainage of liver and of the biliary tract.