No more trembling, no more shaking, no longer struck with dumbness, she could talk with animation; she was able to join a dramatic class and able to sing solo in a charity performance at the church, which she had been too nervous to do for years. Later on Thuja was worked out and her symptoms pointed to Pulsatilla, which is closely related to Thuja and frequently follows.
The patient improved visibly from week to week; in about ten weeks all her troubles had gone. By examining the patient I found that the womb was still in the same position, but it was entirely decongested and it was not sensitive to any pressure at all. The patient was quite another human being; she was happy and cheerful, able to do her housework and laughed about her previous suicidal thoughts.
In these days of multiplied auto accidents, we have many injuries to the spine. In cases of difficult labour where there are instruments employed to terminate labour, frequently there is some injury to the coccyx. Whether the injury is of minor or major importance, even in those cases where there is partial or total paralysis of parts as the result of injury, do not despair.
In those cases of shock usually due to loss of much blood, with profound collapse, coldness, sweating and smothering with desire to be fanned, there are two remedies that are life savers- Carb. veg. and China. If one knows the previous history of menstruation, it will help to differentiate these remedies. In Carb. veg. the menses are premature and profuse, of pale blood, or thick with a pungent smell.
Obviously her troubles were largely due to the measles infection which she had had many years ago because Morbillinum caused an outbreak looking exactly like measles. Pyrogen 200 was also obviously indicated because in the right side where she had the old abscess there came “A throbbing like a gathering”, I sent her a similar selection of medicines as those which she had during the previous week.
In regard to diseases of the respiratory system of the horse, of course we have the usual “run to shade”. Occasionally we get a regular epidemic of equine influenza and in times past, when the horse population was much more abundant, great economic losses occurred. In place of the various serums and bacterins Homoeopathy has a vast number of curative remedies to offer.
Aconite is a well known poison to toxicology; the alkaloid Aconitine is supported to be the active principle, but it has also beneficial therapeutic action like so many poisons: Agaricus, snake and spider poisons, etc. In facial neuralgia the old school also has seen occasional favourable action from Aconite; it is supposed to act by paralyzing the nerve endings.
This patient was suffering from muscular imbalance. When she tried to focus on any given point, near or far, there was a distinct oscillation in one or other eye, depending on which eye happened to be trying to focus at the moment. She needed much persuasion to take up a new treatment as she had always been given to understand that her condition was incurable, but to please a friend she agreed to consult us.