To his surprise a few doses rid him of pain and he sent me a letter of fulsome praise for my splendid homoeopathic. Graphites is not a cure all there is no such thing. But if its keynote is observed it will relieve five times out of six. And, when it is insufficient, a closer study of the biochemics will enable the student to be an invaluable help to those whose life has become an intolerable burden.
The justice of subjecting a whole community to the risk of idiosyncrasy during the exploitation of a new drug which merely copies or slightly modifies the action of an earlier one is at least debatable. In the absence of Government action these are matters which must continue to be referred to the conscience and scruples of the individual practitioner.
The lady told me that about forty years previously, after child- birth, there was considerable sagging of the abdominal organs, and that ever since she had been terribly constipated. She produced, as a rule, a single motion a week, by means of a strong soap enema. On one day a week she had an artificially produced motion, and for six days she was constipated and absorbed the foulest putrefactive material from her bowel.
There was an almost immediate response. He became quiet, peaceful, contented. Pain gradually died away, and the face lost its anxious look. And through the tumour increased almost daily in size, fixity, and, if possible, stony hardness, there was an almost daily movement of the bowels; movement without pain, straining, and with very little haemorrhage.
Unfortunately she is a busy woman and has no time to give to her ailments. If she had been attending more regularly, more than likely her constitutional symptoms would have improved more quickly. It is a triumph for Homoeopathy to cure fibroids within fourteen months, and at the same time to improve a womans health so that she can enjoy life more than she ever did before.
During pregnancy the breasts increase markedly in size, forming at this time the preliminary milk or colostrum, a thin silvery fluid which can be pressed out of the nipples. The real milk, however, does not appear until the third or fourth day after childbirth. The cause of this phenomenon has been studied for many years, but only recently has a satisfactory explanation been forth-coming.
Tie a string around your finger tight. What will follow? The finger will turn red then it will turn black. In time it will die, and perhaps in consequence you will die too. No treatment, internal or external, material or mental, can save your finger, so long as the string remains. The only thing necessary is the removal of the string. This in a crude way illustrates the principle which is the basis of osteopathy.