The abdomen has the Lachesis sensitiveness to any pressure. LAchesis is sometimes needed for gall stones in the right side of the abdomen, and Lachesis may be needed in appendicitis or in liver pains going form right to left, which as Clarke points out is contrary to the usual left to right direction of Lachesis symptoms. But some of the keynote symptoms of Lachesis should be present.
There was a feeling of dryness and soreness in the chest. Voice was hoarse. The nose was discharging a thick, yellow matter. The tongue was characteristic of the remedy. There was some diarrhoea, slimy, yellowish and watery. Cough was violent and wearing, especially worse at night. There was not much expectoration, but it was hard to get up and was yellowish and sometimes slightly streaked with blood.
They would say hard things about me for having tried to treat by medicinal means; and what about my reputation in that particular neighbourhood? She was a poor woman, it is true, and a dispensary patient; all the same she mattered to me, and I was sorry for the sake of homoeopathy that this should have happened. Thus ran my thoughts. The to prove my fears wrong, she turned up smiling.
The true diagnostician must possess experience, instinct, vision, and he must act like a detective. It is useless to examine the organs of the chest and the abdomen, and to let loose a team of ten or more diagnostic specialists who may waste weeks in an attempt at an exact diagnosis if the cause of the disease is to be found in marital unhappiness, in fear of disgrace, in the fear that some youthful escapade may become known.
I began with Coffea in the 6th centesimal potency and it held her for some time; then I had to go up to the 12th potency which was all that was needed as although I see her quite frequently, I never hear a word about sleeplessness. Naturally I conclude it has worked well! What a blessing Coffea would be to many people if only they knew more about it.
The book is written in the plainest and simplest language, understandable to every layman. I should enable thousands who wish to practise the art of healing to take it up. It is necessary to study stodgy text-books written in un-understandable pseudo-scientific language. Common sense is infinitely more valuable than pseudoscience, or theory which masquerades as science.
Formerly vaccination was done from arm to arm, and there I have many observations and cured many children with Thuja. How does the Thuja patient look? He is hasty, impatient and quarrelsome, often had fixed ideas, e.g. that he considers himself fragile like glass, and permits not one to come near him; he has many symptoms of a sick nervous system, His hair is thin, dry, and split at ends.
A Northumbrain lady during the Christmas holidays paid a visit to a friend. Here she was entertained in an over-heated room and on returning home had to face an icy-cold blast that chilled her to the bone. Next day she found herself with a severe cold and pains she described as of a stabbing nature. Fortunately she had a working knowledge of biochemistry and alternating Ferrum phos. and Mag. phos. was soon quite well.