In any case of gall-stone or kidney colic you cannot tell if there will be more stones. When the stone has been formed, it is separate from the patient. When the patient is under the influence of pain, it is the spasm from the stone in the ureter; clutching of the muscles. The remedy that fits the constitution has a tendency to prevent the manufacture of more stones and relieves the spasm that occasions the pain. After the remedy there may be an outpouring of stones, either renal or gall-stones. In one case a teaspoonful of stones were discharged in one or two days. The fibres were relaxed and the kidney was emptied of stones. This the remedy does when aimed at the patient. Often Belladonna is indicated; it is not deep enough for the patient, but it is complemented frequently by Calc-c. or Calc-ph. when the picture is of Bella., will relieve the suffering but does not meet the condition. Natrum sulph. will often fit the constitution and relieve the acute trouble.
Natrum sul. or the constitutional remedy, whatever-it-is, induces healthy bile formation. You cannot promise there will be no more colic if you fit only the condition. So long as stones are there, they may be passed. The constitutional remedy is the best thing for the patient. It will set the kidneys to manufacturing healthy urine. There is no more to say about it, but it takes time.
You will not cure all old liver and kidney cases. The patient may be incurable, and such will continue to manufacture stones. They have too low a vitality. Sometimes the carefully selected remedy will hold the patient but ten days or so. Then the chances are against cure, and the surgeon can do no better. If the remedy hold long in a steady improvement and rouses reaction, he can be cured. The reason cancer and consumption cannot be cured in some patients is that the reaction does not hold up.