How many of us realize the significance of the Homoeopathic Science and Art? and what exactly we are doing when we give to out patients that remedy which covers All his symptoms?.
The Sulphur patient “goes home, takes a bath and puts on a clean shirt”; the Chamomilla child becomes once more a happy youngster; the Pulsatilla lady weeps not more; the Natrum muriaticum individual becomes “as the salt of the earth” and does not fall in love outside the pale; and unhappy Aurum, no longer grieves over gold mispent or lost, but once more delights in cure an asthma, rheumatic affection or skin rash it would be good enough; but when they enter so deeply into the life of an individual that his whole attitude towards life is altered! then one begins to wonder-and to think carefully before prescribing. (Here I am talking of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy-the similimum, the dose, the long interval before repeating, the potency, etc.).
Well, exactly what have we? Barring hindrances such as enfeebled vitality, mechanical obstacles in the form of broken limbs, large tumours, far advanced carcinoma; faulty habits of life-the individuals material, physical, mental and moral being fairly good-then Homoeopathy will enable that individual to make the best of THAT WHICH IS.
Perhaps for generations, the toxins which “civilization” is heir to, have been driven inward by suppressive measure; by latterly vaccines (correct in themselves but injected into the body in enormous doses); while greed, anger and fear have played their part! Result, a thoroughly ill man- poisoned in morals and in mind. Paracelsus was once called in consultation with others to see a very sick man. One diagnosed cholera, another said something else, and a third an “evil spirit”; but Paracelsus said “Arsenic”.
Take this for what it is worth, perhaps only a whim of medieval history. But that is what we are-Arsenic, Calcarea, Natrum mur., Phosphorus and all the rest. Not sinful; but just ill humans needing the touch of some potentized natural product.
In the deepest recesses of our hearts we wish for love and harmony, to be one with some greater whole, but we cannot achieve that end because of some ancestral miasm-some taint; because we have loved Silver (that touches the intellect), Gold (that touches the will-the affections) or ARsenic (that touch the poison of life)- too much. And so we need the clarified genius of these three-Argentum, Aurum or Arsenicum. We have loved these; and many other material things-too much: and only their clarifies essences can liberate us from their thraldom.
And so, Homoeopathy teaches us VALUES-the thing in itself is dross; only when potentized, does it become gold.
And thus, star-like, does the Homoeopathic similimum transform us to a high plane, because it-the timid Pulsatilla, the inky Sepia, the cold Phosphorus-has also, through Homoeopathic potentization, been transformed to a higher plan.
Homoeopathic remedies, when correctly chosen and given high- inspire.
They also throw back the mental toxins on hen physical man and eliminate them through his physical body. Hence, the Homoeopathic aggravations; “acute” illness; and return of old symptoms-which must not be interfered with!.
March 29th, 1938.
Joan M., 2 years and 2 months. Sent in from neighboring Hospital. Measles 3 weeks ago: sudden onset of pneumonia: looks very ill. Slight cough: very thirsty: no sweat.
Very tender all over.
Lies very still.
Crying a good deal.
Chest signs indefinite.
Temp. 102.2: pulse 134 to 142: resp. 44 to 48. Acon. 30. 4 doses 4 hourly.
March 30th. Rep. Acon. 4 doses.
March 31st. Temp. down to 100: pulse still up.
signs right side chest.
Does not move. Wants to lie on right side. Bry. 30. 4 doses 2 hourly.
April 1st. Very ill. Only slight reaction.
Ale nasi moving.
Abdomen rather distended.
Thirst. Sleepy. Lyc. 30. 4 doses 4 hourly.
April 2nd. Very much better. April 3rd. “Well.”.
April 13th. Discharged.