The tendency of the world has always been to jibe at the medico for his failures or his apparent failures, and this is not always in a kindly manner. We forget for the time being the large amount of time and skill which is given ungrudgingly and gratuitously by the profession. We misuse our bodies in every possible way, and when we have committed injury almost beyond repair, call in the doctor and then sneer at him for his lack of success.
Some decades ago very eminent orthodox oculist in America, the late Dr. Bates, did what Hahnemann did one hundred and fifty years ago for Homoeopathy. Although brought up in the orthodox way he abandoned the usual method of the oculist and endeavored to improve eyesight by carefully devised methods of eye gymnastics, eye exercises and so forth, and he enabled thousands of people to discard their spectacles.
An enormous quantity of gas arises from the indigestible food. The stomach taken on the shape of a balloon and the bloated stomach presses on the heart which begins to labour with difficulty. If the man would lie down immediately, following his instinct, al would be well, but he has begun his speech and he is determined to go on.
Rumbling and noisy flatulence through whole abdomen with much impaired function of the gastro-intestinal tract and the liver; we need not be surprised to find long-standing constipation, heart stool with ineffectual urging to evacuate; desire for stool followed by painful constriction of anus; haemorrhage from rectum even after a soft stool. Grey. light coloured stools.
Burning, darting, cutting pains in the urinary organs with frequent desire to micturate. The respiratory organs have a number of symptoms including a cough with a sensation as if the throat and larynx were full of dust. Stitches beneath the right ribs, and deep-seated pain in the right side of the chest are characteristic symptoms. Soreness of the lower ribs on the right side.
Sandbags had been placed at my feet to prevent me from slipping on the wet tilt floor. I do not know exactly how much one weighed, but it little like twenty pounds, more or less. I grabbed a bag, placed it upon her abdomen to replace the lost weight, and held it there with a tight binder. Resuscitation was given quickly, and slowly she back from where I thought she was going.
Twelve men shaved the left side of their chests daily. In each case, when the hair had grown out again, microscopic comparison showed that shaving had no noticeable effect. The illusion of the stubble, when hair sprouts again after shaving, is caused by the changed ratio of the hairs diameter to its length. It allowed to grow, the steel bristles on a morning chin eventually become a silky beard.
The specialist told him he must live very quietly, not rush about, or stoop, as it might produce a stroke, and he must give up golf. He said his condition was typical of that found amongst successful City men, and although he could give him some medicine, it was not much use and he must make up his mind that he could no longer live the life of a young man and he must be prepared for trough.
I have also proved the beneficial effects of Hypericum. At the end of October I managed to fracture my ankle and dislocate it. When the plaster was removed after seven weeks I began electrical treatment and massages. The foot had became numbed owing to the pressure of the plaster so at first only electrical treatment was advisable. After feeling had been restored massages was begun.
Belonging to reasonable and rich parents, but inheriting deep miasmatic tendencies from both, she acted to me like a child emotionally imprisoned, suppressed in her real nature. She is a delicate-featured, beautiful child to look at, so these evidences of emotional unbalance were more striking. Her mothers case worked out to Zinc and I decided to try it on her. The result is a truly wonderful transformation and her parents are most grateful.
Homoeopathy has no specifics. You must treat the patient rather than disease. Mr. Brown has shingles. He is cold and shivery, and his pains stab and stitch. Mr. Brown cannot keep still. He is very restless, for movement relieves him. Mr. John has stabbing, stitching pains, and he dislikes cold and damp. But movement hurts, him, and he is very sensitive to touch and pressure.
Inability to do physical work; mind lively. Memory poor, especially for proper names. Angry, storming, sullen, irresolute, full of fear. Sleep superficial, restless; lively dreams. Ejaculation praecox; nocturnal erections, pollutions. Onanism; result of onanism and sexual excesses. Congestions, heat on vertex; palpitation without cause. Venous engorgement in portal system. Haemorrhoids.