AMENORRHOEA means the absence of the normal menstrual flow, either at puberty or later, when the established flow is arrested, that is, when any local cause such as pregnancy can be ruled out.
Every homoeopathic doctor has cured many cases of amenorrhoea with his simple stimulative remedies, most of these cases having heard that “cold steel” had failed to cure certain friends. Many such cases coming into our hands have been “promised” a cure by dilating the cervical canal ( the small passage between the vagina and womb); others have been told that the “sluggish or even diseased” lining membrane of the womb itself needs curetting (scraping off). Yet these dilations and curettings have failed to cure practically every case of amenorrhoea.
Natural forces, at times, are strong enough to accomplish a return or establishment of the menstrual flow, but only after a long period of ill- health which is practically always “constitutionally deep” in the first place, hence the failure to produce a menstruation at puberty. The failure re-establish the function which is in abeyance, is also due to some bodily weakness.
The girl at puberty who fails to menstruate at the normal time is generally given, by allopaths, immense doses of iron in some well advertised form, which laboratory preparations are yearly changing, as the older forms for fall into disrepute. Some of these doses are to be sucked through glass tubes to prevent injury to the teeth; other sorts are coated in gelatine, the contents to be set free in the stomach, etc. Practically all such “IRON” is recoverable from the stools, besides which, this drug in any of its forms will have succeeded in constipating all those who have taken such preparations. Is this not going rather beyond that which was intended by the prescriber?
This Iron has been prescribed so often that it has become “household knowledge” to such a degree that the majority of families have learned to “dope” themselves with ready aid obtained from costly advertisements, or very willing chemists. You must believe me when I tell you that homoeopathy has many herbal simples which act on a well-known law, and without the slightest ill-effects.
I beg the laity to argue this question of homoeopathy out with their doctor; if he will not listen, then my counsel is to find another allopath who will try this method of healing. Because any doctor has bought a practice in your neighbourhood, it does not mean that he has “bought you”. It is YOUR health which is at stake, and you have the right to demand what you pay for.
In the following “drug pictures” you have but to find out which drug presents the most-like symptoms to the person to be helped. Then you give some of that particular “most-like” drug to cure your case. This is the Law of Similia, as I have explained to our readers of a year ago. This repetition is for the countless new readers– new ones every month. If your allopathic adviser wont help you out, then get in touch with some homoeopathic doctor, and get treated by mail, that is if you fear to put the thing to the test by yourselves.
New readers are also referred to “Painful Menstruation” (HEAL THYSELF, May-June, 1934) and also July-August, 1934, for articles on “Profuse Menstruation”. Those back issues and this will cover a great ground to help suffering womanhood.
I am now offering hope to many girls and some women. Thousands have been cured constitutionally by observing the following detailed differentiations between our remedies. By thus going to the root of these troubles and weaknesses, the females so cured will have a better health all through their lives. Understand that the remedies are not interchangeable. Each works in a specific manner based on “symptom prescribing”. Each drug cures its own “like-symptoms” and no other.
It is wise to drum into your minds that certain precautions at puberty are necessary to prevent trouble. You must guard your girls against such things as body chills, too thin footwear, and damp feet. Fright can prevent a normal appearance if it occurs just at the critical moment.
In older persons a total change of climate often arrests an established flow, and this is known as the “Amenorrhoea of Emigrants”, which I will show is easily curable. In reading this list of remedies our older readers will remark that some are the same as recommended for other ills. It is so, but we homoeopaths prescribe on individual symptoms of the patients absolutely, and never on a broad diagnosis. If you can discover your patients symptoms in any one of the following “drug pictures” act on this peculiar similarity, and forget all about diagnosis.