There were ups and downs in his condition, but on the whole he improved. On July 25th the patient reported: “One evening last week pressure to urinate came very frequent. I had to go to a meeting that night of an hours duration. I attended to myself before going in; I had to go out in about ten minutes, and again in a half-hour, and immediately the meeting closed. Last night I was up every hour and half hour. There is pain when water is passing. During the day I have to get relief every two hours.

“I begin to fear my case has been existent for so long it is beyond remedy; yet it seems strange I get relief for a night or nights occasionally. Generally speaking I feel much more fit for work than before I came under your treatment.”.

Obviously his condition was largely due to nervousness. I continued with Rhus toxicodendron, Aurum iodatum, and interpolated Sabal serrulata, mother tincture and Pareira brava mother tincture. On September 16th the patient wrote:.

“I had several real good weeks after communicating with you over a month ago, with a bad night now and again. Last night for instance, after my fully fourteen-hour day, harassing, I was up nine times between one oclock and eight.”.

I sent him further supplies of Aurum iodatum 4x and Rhus toxicodendron 3x. On October 1st Mr. R.J. wrote full of gratitude:.

“I have improved much these weeks past, and have been able to rest during night till it was time to rise between 6 and 7 a.m., same after my long day of fourteen hours. Tuesday night of this week was the best I had for years and years gone by I slept right on till 8 oclock with no pressure. Last Lords Day was the best I had for years. After relieving in the morning I had no occasion to seek relief till 2 oclock, then 6, and then 11”.

In seven months there had been a remarkable improvement in his condition, and there is every reason to anticipate that this improvement will be not merely maintained, but that progress will continue. That has happened in a very large number of prostate cases. About 90 per cent, of the sufferers from enlarged prostate can be cured or improved; perhaps 10 per cent. do not respond, partly because patients have come to me when they were really beyond hope.

It has happened that people have come to me with prostates in such a terrible condition that two or three days later they had to be rushed to the hospital to be operated upon, and the result of these operation has frequently been extremely disappointing.

J. Ellis Barker
James Ellis Barker 1870 – 1948 was a Jewish German lay homeopath, born in Cologne in Germany. He settled in Britain to become the editor of The Homeopathic World in 1931 (which he later renamed as Heal Thyself) for sixteen years, and he wrote a great deal about homeopathy during this time.

James Ellis Barker wrote a very large number of books, both under the name James Ellis Barker and under his real German name Otto Julius Eltzbacher, The Truth about Homœopathy; Rough Notes on Remedies with William Murray; Chronic Constipation; The Story of My Eyes; Miracles Of Healing and How They are Done; Good Health and Happiness; New Lives for Old: How to Cure the Incurable; My Testament of Healing; Cancer, the Surgeon and the Researcher; Cancer, how it is Caused, how it Can be Prevented with a foreward by William Arbuthnot Lane; Cancer and the Black Man etc.