SOME time ago I asked a distinguished doctor what was the cause of disease. He answered without hesitation: “Germs or bacilli. ” “But”, I said “is it not true that I may have in my throat at this moment poisonous germs and yet be free of disease?” In a long drawl he replied, Well, yes the blood must be in a suitable condition to allow these enemies to do their direful work”.
Now, biochemists hold that disease is an altered state of the cells produced by some irregularity in the supply of the tissue salts that they normally possess. And the cure consists in restoring cell growth. Biochemists further maintain that this can be brought about only by furnishing minimal doses of inorganic salts, or by Homoeopathic remedies that contain these substances.
Recently, in delivering the Gilchrist Lectures, before the Aberdeen University, Dr. Robert Hutchinson said that “in most cases the doctor is really a mental poultice. He cannot cure. If honest he would have to admit that the number of patients who would have died but for his attendance would be lamentably small.” Of course, he was speaking of allopathic doctors, and implied that the body could be restored to health without drugs.
It is evident, therefore, that the biochemic system is the most scientific and up-to-date method of treating disease. And the present writer is convinced that if the remedies are chosen according to the following “Keynotes” the results will more than justify what may appear to be the extravagant claims of the biochemist.
Calc. fluor. All affections with obstinate constipation and piles, also relaxations and hard swellings. Tongue may be fissured. Nasal affections. Varicose veins.
Calc. phos. All chronic affections with loss of function (or blood), cold extremities or chronic cough. Most affections of infants, convalescents, onanists and anaemic. Chronic indigestion; pain after food. Coldness or numbness anywhere. Constipation or protruding piles in old people (Fp.).
Calc. sulph. All affections with mattery discharge especially if mixed with blood. Catarrh; yellow discharge. Chest affections; clears bronchial tubes. Pustules, boils and ulcers. Mucus constipation or piles.
Ferrum phos. All affections with pain relaxation (Cf.). Inflammation or fever. Sprains and wounds (Km.). Aconite has a similar range; it contains iron and potash and grows rank in ferruginous soil.
Kali mur. All affections with white-coated tongue or thick white secretion. If tongue also watery alternate Nat. mur. If constipation obstinate Bryonia may be substituted (contains potash and sodium).
Pain worse on movement.
Kali phos. All affections with dry or brown tongue, especially in the morning; also nervous or paretic symptoms; especially with sleeplessness. Difficult breathing. Poisoned blood. Neuralgia and sciatica. Paretic constipation; dark brown balls (Cf.).
Kali sulph. All affections with very dry skin or worse in the evening in warm room (Fp.). Suppressed eruptions. Wandering pains. Secretion water yellow or varied. Chief content of Lycopodium.
Mag. Phos. All spasmodic and constrictive affections relieved by heat or pressure. Baby colic. Spasm of asthma. Darting, boring pain or cramp. Violent remittent pain in any disease.
Nat. mur. All affections with watery or frothy tongue and secretions. If secretion excoriates alternate Kali. phos. Asthma and Hay Fever (Kp.). Bleeding Piles; watery blood (Cf.). Constipation; dry, crumbling stools. Worse in morning, hot sun, at seaside or at regular times.
Nat. phos. All affections with creamy yellow back-coated tongue or sour acid risings. Itching of nose and anus. Rheumatism and Arthritis. Worms.
Nat. sulph. All affections with dirty tongue or yellow eyeballs and skin, also ailments arising from damp or wet. Secretions greenish or yellow. Vertex or bilious headache. Influenza (Observe Key note). Constipation; dark stool.
Silicea. All affections with suppuration or abnormal perspiration. Hard swellings (Cf.). Boils, Ulcers, etc., Bone affections. Offensive sweat of armpits or feet. Worse at night. Graphites contains 12 per cent. Silicea and is often a good substitute.
It will be noticed that the keynotes states “All affections.” This means that any disease with that particular Keynote will be relieved if treated as the prescriber directs.
Remedies in parenthesis should be alternated with the chief biochemic.
The Tissue Salts are not purgatives but gentle tonics. They accomplish their work by restoring healthy conditions without any undesirable reaction such as allopathic drugs usually produce.