In the end she took one, just the day before, with the result that there was no pain, nothing but a slight sensation of nausea which passed in an hour, and she was able to carry on a normal days and went to a show in the evening. The relief and gratitude of the parents was very real, and they were astonished at what one dose could do. The girl, I understand would not admit that the change was due to the silly little powder.
A dry tongue is not favourable. An excess of poison in the system can produce it. This dryness, too, is sometimes found in persons on the verge of a breakdown and are unable to sleep. In such cased this remedy sensibly believe it the most important contribution Schussler has made to medicine, and hundreds bear testimony to its soothing and curative efficacy.
In determining the diet of patients affected with intestinal disturbances, specially diarrhoea, it is best to ascertain first the nature of the stools and thereby gain a first hand knowledge of the physiologic activity of the intestine of the patient. It has been found that the majority of the diarrhoeas met with are due to irritation set up in the large intestine by fermentations of the residual food matter by bacteria which normally inhabit that part of the gut.
Besides these constitutional remedies should be employed, such as Sulphur if the patient has sulphur symptoms. One of the building up medicines, such as Calcarea carbonica or Calcarea phosphorica will be needed if the patient is of the Calcarea type. Ferrum phosphoricum is excellent, not only as a tonic and bloodmaking medicine, but also for reducing inflammation and congestion of the head and the eyes, etc.
Patients are merely given a salve to suppress the eruption and are told that food has nothing to do with the matter, and they may eat anything they like. Doctors who give this kind of advice are either grossly ignorant, lacking in commonsense, or merely dishonest. Nevertheless there are of course a few exceptions, who tower above the “crowd of orthodoxy,” and are wise and fearless enough to proclaim the unvarnished truth.
This man was filled with an immeasurable hatred and seemed to feel the need of something to heat. Almost anything might suddenly inflame his wrath and his anger. The transition from anger to sentimentality or enthusiasm might be quite sudden. Specially among intimate friends he let himself go. The slightest contradiction threw him into a rage. I often her him shout and stamp his feet.
The unfortunate individual, who had hoped that a few doses of medicine would improve his trouble, leaves the doctors consulting room deeply disheartened. He did not know that he had an enlarged prostate and he dreads the visit to the bladder specialist who will charge him a number of guineas. He discusses the position with his friends and relatives, and at last makes up his mind that he will see the bladder specialist.
My mother was unwilling to have the operation performed, and, having read books on Homoeopathy, took me to a famous London Homoeopath. He examined me thoroughly from head to foot and surprised me by the number and the minuteness of his questions. He inquired into the whole of my past history from birth and into the medical history of my parents and brother and sister.
In sending him directions, I wrote: “I do not know whether one should dignify a slight trembling with such a long Latin name. I prefer to call your complaint an ordinary trembling, which you find in many people. In your case it seems that the condition of trembling has existed in your family for generations, for your grandfather was afflicted with a similar trouble.”
The unrestrained nervousness of some women makes then incorrigible fussers. What a tremendous decision it is for such mothers to all their children to go back ward and forward to school alone! It is postponed and delayed so long, until the children themselves are ashamed of having an escort when others younger than they are running along alone and managing to cross main roads soberly and carefully.
In such serious cases the urine contains two other components, i.e. acetone and acetone-acetic acid; their presence in the urine we may conclude already from the winy smell of the urine or from the patients breath. If the patients breath has the characteristic unpleasant pomaceous smell, we may be sure that acetone and acetone-acetic acid are not only in the breath, but also in the urine of the patient.