To ensure this we should by exercise ensure that every muscle and part of our wonderful bodies are made use of. They were all given us for a purpose, and we cannot possess anything in this world for long that we do not make use of, that will not eventually cease to be of any service to us.
A clergyman came to see us one day, a fine, well-set-up man, full of vitality and good humour. One thing alone marred his genial countenance a pair of red and inflamed eyes. He was about fifty-six years of age and had worn glasses for fifteen years. He could not see to read without his glasses, neither could he see his congregation from the pulpit. He had several pairs of glasses, but none of them gave him eye comfort.
In conclusion, I must discuss the surgical treatment. An immediate operation is necessary if the thyroid gland compressed the trachea to such a degree that suffocation may be imminent ; such a condition sometimes occurs during pregnancy ; in order to save the patients life the pregnancy must be interrupted at once.
Ruddock again came to the rescue in the case of a fox terrier bitch puppy with fits. Bromide was tried, but being only a palliative could not cure. The symptoms pointed to true hysteria and one in particular pointed to Ignatia ; this was she could not hold urine. The other symptoms were these she would suddenly race into a shed or thick hedge yelping and snapping, stiffen and froth at the mouth, then relax and sleep.
The higher potencies are usually marked on the centesimal scale. Aconite 1 means that one-hundredth of a grain of Aconite is contained in a grain of the medicine. The indication Sulphur 3 means that there is a millionth of a grain of Sulphur in a grain of the medicine. The indication Ferrum 6 means that there is a billionth of a grain of iron in a grain of medicine.
On two occasions since then he has voluntarily assured me that the result has been fully maintained. My first contact with his this remedy was five years ago in camp with a homoeopathic doctor a good friend of mine who produced a powder which quickly nullified the effect of a wasp sting ; the name of that remedy Ledum and the potency for my soldier friend 200.
I turned to a diet of vegetables, salads, fruit and regulated my bowels with large quantities of bran, recommended by Mr. Ellis Barker. I began to feel much stronger and happier, and the Sulphur which had acted insufficiently when I was on the wrong diet, began to act more favourably and I became so much stronger and happier that people made remarks on my improved appearance.
In some cases certain medicaments are added to the water for the neutralizing of over acid condition, for removing mucus and hardened faecal masses, and for replacing a suitable soil for the natural flora to proliferate on. Varying temperatures are employed for excessively spastic bowels and for those very devoid of tone.
Every conceivable treatment by drug had been used to try and alleviate the asthma, without result. The man had become a chronic asthma invalid. I reasoned thus : The head cyst had been a blood carbonate trap or reservoir while it could enlarge, but when through mechanical skin tension further carbonate deposition in it from the blood could not occur, the carbonates were retain ed in the circulation and were the cause of the asthma.
Some time or other I hope to give the records I have collected, on the value of Drosera in suitable cases of marasmus and malnutrition. Mind you, these were cases in poor, undernourished children of casual labourers, who could not be given extra nourishing food, extra milk. All the change that was made, was an occasional dose of Drosera and the gain in weight followed.