Dr. Bernoville concludes his lecture speaking on some remedies that have less action but have some indications which are not to be neglected.
We have been Gelsemium in bradycardia, but it is rather a remedy of nervous state. It is characterised by notable trembling ( it is the king of “tremblings”). Psychio incoordination. The patient is timid and complains of palpitations and a temporary pericordial sensitiveness. Gelsemium has special action in hot countries where depression is caused by heat. It antidotes bad effect of tobacco.
More interesting is Spongia which acts on the heart through the medium of thyroid. It is a remedy of goitre With Lycopus and Iodine it forms a trio of hyperthyroidism. Spongia has palpitations, vascular troubles and shares with Naja a very particular symptom. Nervous cough of cardiac origin, recurrent cough and with Lachesis of which it is a complementary, the sensation of constriction in the neck. It is also related to Cactus which follows it well. Spongia acts well on the larynx.
Rhus tox and Arnica are the remedies of overwork of the heart of a sportsman. Here Arnica is nearer to Spongia which will be its acute as regards heart.
Phaseolus is to be used in palpitations with tachycardia but with bradypnoea, sensation of heart failure, painful sensitiveness of the ribs with possibility of pancarditis and hydrothorax. It may also be used in diabetes.
Cannabis sativa. It may have some heart troubles : Sensation of weakness, drawing sensation in the heart with violent headache coexisting with urinary troubles. It is used in the first stage of gonorrhoea. It has also a mental excitation which makes it related to Cannabis indica.
In spina bifida: Calcarea phosphorica, Tuberculines, Luesinum. The action of the last remedy in this case is very limited.
Let us finally see the local elective action of the remedies in the form of a schema.
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In summary we see that when we deal with the drainage of the circulatory system in general we should not only take into consideration the blood, the lymphs, and the blood vessels, but we must take into consideration the spleen, the lymphatic glands the interstitial spaces, the liver, and the muscles, the kidneys, even the mucosa and the serouses because the organism is a whole and when the natural drainage is bad through the skin and kidneys, it is obligatorily done through another organ, as for example on the mucosa in the form of catarrh.