The use of sarcodes in the treatment of various disorders. They are often used as adjunct to the homeopathic remedy….

1. I think that the opotherapic remedies should in numerous cases complement the homoeopathic treatment.

2. In some morbid cases they are to be used systematically.

Their use in convenient doses- often weaker than what is used classically, but however material-help to obtain results more rapid than by the homoeopathic treatment alone.

There is then according to the doses used, stimulation or regulation of the deficient gland or functionally troubled.

It is to be noted that endocrinal syndromes observed is often confounded with some essential syndromes of our ground remedies. The reflection of these syndromes on the glands force us to say that the incriminated gland-in its opotherapic form-is complementary of this medicine, and there is every interest of the patient to receive the one and the other, in convenient dose or dilution.

3. The remedies that we use very often are:

The Thyroid.

The Pituitary (anterior lobe). In amenorrhoea and in hypermenorrhoea associated or not with the thyroid and the ovary in adenoidian states in very weak doses or in dilution (Baryta type) in children of Calcarea fluorica type (material dose Ogr. 0.5 to Ogr. 30) in the incontinence of urines etc.

The Suprarenal-We use it frequently in Sepia type asthenic, with bronze colour of the skin (cortico-suprarenal Ogr. 05 to Ogr. 30 daily) and the results are generally very favourable. (Medicines frequently independent of Sepia: Kali carbonicum, Nux vomica, Calcarea phosphorica, Tuberculinum plus Lueticum etc.) In YOUNG BOYS NOT DEVELOPED ENOUGH FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF SEX, fat, soft with very little accentuated traits, we give it concurrently with Hypophyse (anterior lobe), orchitic extract and thyroide (with as homoeopathic medicines: Pulsatilla, Graphites, Natrum muriaticum, Tuberculines).

In this regard we have some cases where the physical appearance, the mentality have undergone within a few months a very deep modifications, due to the treatment by endocrines.

In retarded children, specially in school, soft, always inattentive, we give some similar compounds and Baryta carbonica 30 and M. Tuberculines plus Lueticum, sometimes Medorrhinum.

ORCHITIC EXTRACT: In persons who have undergone a nervous over work, and have some symptoms of asthenia, but not more than 2 to 3 doses a week (Ogr 01 Ogr 05) combined or not with suprarenal, in the same doses. (Homoeopathic medicines that are very often indicated are: Nux Vomica 30, Kali Phosphoricum 6 and sometimes Silicea 30 Thuja 200, and according to Fortier-Bernoville Serum de Vincent 200).

In old persons we have very good results in weak doses of 1mlg, once or twice a week.

We often add Total hypophyse and Thyroid in the same dose, once a week (each separately). (Homoeopathic medicines that are frequently used: Silicea 6, Arnica 30, Sumbul 6, Baryta carbonica 30 etc.)

5. The doses are to be used according to a very wide gamut.

When the Stimulating action is sought for, one should take recourse to Physiological doses, the minimum dose no doubt but however material dose. The optimum dose is to be found out by groping.

When Regulating effect is sought for in glandular perturbation having tendency to hyperfunction, one should use weal doses, sometimes infinitesimal, very rarely in dilutions.

Finally Checking and regulating action at the same time can be obtained by using more or less high dilutions of the same glands or some of their compounds (Thyroxine, Adrenaline, Folliculine etc.)

The dilutions used are prepared according to the method of Korsakoff. (Single phial system)

Let us indicate in this regard the importance of the dynamisation (and of the method of dynamisation used). The action and the duration are very unequal according to the stock and the method of the preparation of the medicine.

7. The existing relations between the syndromes of endocrines and the syndromes of the constitutional medicines should be specially studied, and here we are only giving a sketch:

Let us note: Sepia-Hypersuprarenal type, thyroid unstable, hepatic insufficiency.

Pulsatilla-Classical type. Glandular instability, with predominant instability of the thyroid and of the ovary (insufficiency)

Baryta carbonica-Functional troubles of the ant pituitary with instability of the Thyroid (insufficiency)

Graphites-Genital insufficiency, thyroid and renal insufficiency.

Lycopodium-Supradrenalian troubles. Hepatic and renal insufficiency, uraemia.

Silicea-(some Silicea types). Hypocrinic with nervous erethism.

Sulphur-(some Sulphur types) Hypercrinic (thyroid and suprarenal).

Mauritius Fortier-Bernoville
Mauritius (Maurice) Fortier Bernoville 1896 – 1939 MD was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the Chief editor of L’Homeopathie Moderne (founded in 1932; ceased publication in 1940), one of the founders of the Laboratoire Homeopathiques Modernes, and the founder of the Institut National Homeopathique Francais.

Bernoville was a major lecturer in homeopathy, and he was active in Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis, and a founder of the le Syndicat national des médecins homœopathes français in 1932, and a member of the French Society of Homeopathy, and the Society of Homeopathy in the Rhone.

Fortier-Bernoville wrote several books, including Une etude sur Phosphorus (1930), L'Homoeopathie en Medecine Infantile (1931), his best known Comment guerir par l'Homoeopathie (1929, 1937), and an interesting work on iridology, Introduction a l'etude de l'Iridologie (1932).

With Louis-Alcime Rousseau, he wrote several booklets, including Diseases of Respiratory and Digestive Systems of Children, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Rheumatism, treatment of hay fever (1929), The importance of chemistry and toxicology in the indications of Phosphorus (1931), and Homeopathic Medicine for Children (1931). He also wrote several short pamphlets, including What We Must Not Do in Homoeopathy, which discusses the logistics of drainage and how to avoid aggravations.

He was an opponent of Kentian homeopathy and a proponent of drainage and artificial phylectenular autotherapy as well.