THE orthodox doctor has a specific for every disease. He is taught for heart give digitalis, for diabetes give insulin, etc. His task is relatively simple; he makes a diagnosis, which, as a rule, is quite easy, and as soon as he can give a name to the disorder of the patient, he looks up the specific, unless he knows it by heart. Unfortunately, so called specifics which are curative according to the text books, are not always curative in reality. Occasionally they do good, and occasionally they do harm.
Insulin is the specific of specifics for diabetes. It is used in practically every case of diabetes, and it has been praised as the most marvellous medical discovery of modern times. However, ever since the introduction of insulin the diabetes death rate has increased enormously in every country in which insulin is used. I have never encountered a case in which insulin has cured diabetes.
While insulin, though easing the patient for a time, is not curative of diabetes, it probably weakens the pancreas still further. In any case it is a very dangerous drug. It may lead suddenly to diabetic coma and unless the patient has some sugar with him, he may collapse and die. Every doctor is familiar with the dangers connected with insulin. Undoubtedly many diabetics have died, not from the disease, but from insulin.
The ill effects of insulin are at first comparatively mild, but at any moment in insulin malaise may be converted into a very dangerous condition and the patient may be taken to the police station in the belief that he is drunk, while in reality he is lying in a coma. Happily homoeopathy has discovered an antidote t insulin.
Before describing the following case I would mention that homoeopathic doctors who understand their business hardly ever use insulin. I personally have never prescribed it. When patients come to me who have been given insulin by their doctors, I never stop it, but treat them homoeopathically, and advise them to reduce the insulin dose gradually with improved general health, until they can leave it off altogether, and they do so.
Some time ago a Miss H., living in a large town in the provinces, came to me complaining of diabetes. She had, of course, been given insulin long ago by her doctor, and she was injecting it every day, a number of times, in accordance with the results of the sugar test of her urine. Lately she started complaining to me about unclearness in the head and various other symptoms, which suggested to me the beginnings of insulin poisoning.
I therefore sent her, as an antidote, a little box of sugar pills marked Insulin 200. It is a well-known fact that a high potency antidotes as a rule a low potency, or a drug given in substantial quantities. The effect of that medicine may be seen from the following letter which I received from the patient:.
“In your letter you asked what effect I noticed from the medicine marked Insulin antidote. I think it is wonderful stuff, it is the only thing which takes away the dazed feeling I get, when the insulin seems to have got too much into my system. I dont know how else to describe it. It is a most peculiar feeling, I seem to be doing and saying things almost mechanically and if I speak to somebody,
I wonder afterwards whether what I said was sensible or not. Sometimes, if I take sugar, the feeling goes away, but for the last few times I have had it, sugar has had no effect, and I have not known what to do, at least I did not know until you sent me the I.N.S.U. pills. These take the feeling away in about half an hour or less. I always carry them about with me, for fear that I should get this feeling; they give me such a sense of security.”.
“Insurance doctors, being compelled to treat unduly large numbers, have no time to cultivate their mind, to study, or to take holidays and relaxation, especially as panel doctors have not only to fulfil professional duties properly so-called but to do an enormous amount of clerical work. Medical man and patient are separated by ever-rising mountains of forms and by an ever- increasing flood of ink. At last the physician becomes a government official, a mere clerk and quill driver, and the joy of treating and healing the sick is destroyed.”– DR. ERWIN LIEK, in The Doctors Mission.