Now if we make a very rapid review of the therapeutic arms of the officials, so as to understand their actions and to logically take up their method when the homoeopathic treatment is not sufficient we will see that there are four medicines; Mercury, Arsenic, Bismuth and Potassium iodide. These four are still in use.
The old Mercury always gives results. It may be used in soluble or insoluble salts. The insoluble salts seem to act long time and actively because it is long-time in contact with the treponema and they are eliminated very slowly. The Mercury is eliminated through the mucosa and saliva. It will therefore be indicated in all troubles of mucous membranes.
Mercury is not useful in skin troubles: 60 years ago the syphilitic persons were ameliorated by Mercury which was the only medicine used but there were some very rebellious skin affections for which this remedy gave no results.
You will soon see that in homoeopathic treatment we use Mercury with good results because it acts remarkably in lower doses. But the homoeopathic doses will be almost uniquely lower dilutions.
As regards Arsenic, used by the officials in the form of Novarsenobenzol and in all sorts of compounds there is a certain action on the skin and on phaneries.
These Arsenic compounds are marvellous cleaners of syphilis, but the treponema which is encased in the skin, is refugiated anew in the lymphatic tissues and perhaps also in the nervous system. It is here we may recall the cases of Arabs and Negros, whose syphilis does not evolve towards nervous troubles, but simply causes cutaneous lesions, now suffer from tabes and cerebral syphilis. Since when they are treated by Arsenic compounds which admirably clears the syphilides of the skin and of the mucosa.
The Bismuth is eliminated like Mercury through digestive apparatus.
As regards Potassium iodide it is accepted that it has an elective action on conjunctive tissue. This fact is to be well kept in mind because Potassium iodide acts marvelously in homoeopathic lower doses.
In summary we may say that it is the Homoeopaths who, while using Mercury or Potassium iodide, act allopathically though they do not admit it or better it is the Allopaths who while using these medicines act Homoeopathically without knowing it.
Whatever it may be, in both the Schools one may have results by using the same medicines but the chance of intoxication in Homoeopathic doses is the minimum, because the doses are always below the level of intolerance.
Homoeopathic therapeutic arms:
Let us now compare the Homoeopathic arsenal with that of the Official School.
Homoeopathic Arsenal is much more complete, but that does not mean that it is superior.
It has numerous minerals but the medicines from the vegetable kingdom are very few.
What is interesting to note is that we use Mercury, Gold, Potassium iodide and as helping remedies, Silver, Platinum, Arsenic, some plants also and in a general way our best remedies are the heavy metals in their natural forms.
The officials get some results because they have manufactured in an artificial way some compounds with large molecules. The molecular structure which is very complicated and complex, are more directly treponemacide.
In short, in order to act on the treponema or on the association of microbes some substances of complex molecular structure or heavy metals are necessary, i.e. to say some mineral substances whose molecular structure cannot be modified by homoeopathic dilution process.
It is a fact that when we prescribe high dilutions the result is inconstant. It is necessary that we remain in the material stage and give Mercurius dulcis 3x, Aurum metallicum natronatrum in 6x. Except in case of old syphilis, we will use lower dilutions.
In homoeopathy what is capital, is to take account of the local tropism on which will depend the elective action on the tissues or topographic action of our remedies, as well as the drainage and canalisation.
In this relation, it is interesting to read Sedillot, who however has not pronounced the word drainage but has made some numerous observations in this sense. He very often speaks of insufficient elimination and blockage of the liver which cause disasters. The drainage has certainly an importance as well in Homoeopathy as in Allopathy and it is as much important to us in the fight against syphilis as against tuberculosis and cancer.
In the `Propagateur de l’Homoeopathic” Dr. Delotte cites a case whom he cured with 5 granules of Syphilinum. He had a young maid servant who had syphilis. He began to treat her by allopathic medicines and she had epileptic troubles with Bordets Wassermann positive. He gave her Novarsenobenzol, which was well tolerated for six months. At the end of that period she could no more tolerate it. Bismuth and Mercurius cyanatum caused diarrhoea with blood. He showed her to Dr. Rouy who prescribed her a drainage with 5 globules of Syphilinum C.M. This last remedy was followed by an aggravation: cold sweats, no pulse, coma. The patient did not take the drainage remedies. Dr. Delotte insists on the danger of high dilution without drainage.