“Three main groups of symptoms are distinctly discernible, namely, gastro-intestinal, cutaneous and general. In the first group of outstanding feature is constipation. The only conclusive experiments are experiments on human beings.
You have done splendid work for homeopathy, carrying the torch of progress, and you deserve the heartfelt thanks and the united support of all homeopaths, who will surely sooner or later recognize the value of your propaganda and of the services which you are rendering to all homeopathic doctors.
Yet everyone can avoid cancer who is prepared to keep internally clean by eating natural foods and drinking plenty of water. Every man and woman should realize the importance of this vital truth, and cease to be unduly impressed by reports about wonderful researches with radium, X-rays, coal tar, pitch, and so on.
In giving the briefest summary of days work, I wish merely to show the all- sufficiency of the homeopathic law and the fact that interesting and valuable results may be obtained by acting in accordance with that law. A single dose of Calcarea in the 1,000th potency enable the mother, to her great surprise, to feed the child on solid food, biscuits, etc.
Various apparently indicated homeopathic remedies were given with no improvement. Then, on account of the miserable, tortured state of suffering and the cheerful uncomplaining attitude of the patient, Agrimony was given frequently with marked improvement.
The pharmacology of medicinal cancer treatment is to a great extent especial to itself. The inclusion of the medicinal treatment of cancer within the zone of daily medical practice would be the most splendid advance that the present century could provide.
The cases of chronic constipation may be divided into three groups. First, should be mentioned the cases of habit- constipation. The large, hard, faecal masses in the colon often cause “neuralgia” of the sacral nerves; while one of the commonest results of constipation is haemorrhoids, or “piles.”
In the best interests of homeopathy, this very real problem should be tackled, and until this difficulty is overcome, the most carefully worked out prescription may be of no avail unless the source of drug supply is unimpeachable. Alcohol is added as a rule for keeping purposes.
After pacing up and down the surgery, I threw myself back into my chair and dreamily thought myself back to the green fields and the early birds nesting and fishing days of my childhood. After many doubts and fears very much as if I were contemplating a crime I procured Hughes Pharmaco-dynamics and Therapeutics, which my friend said were a good introduction to homeopathy.