The Homoeopathic Recorder, February, 1937. D. Several Minerals and Acids. Secondly, different mineral salts and acids have been proposed in the treatment of cancer with variable results, most often negative. Let us rapidly enumerate after Nitric acid, which has already been studied and is of value; Acetic acid, used internally and externally by W Owens; Carbolic acid, whose sudden pains are terrible, the discharges putrid; this remedy acts well, especially in ulcerating cancer of the uterine cervix; Formic acid, used in low potencies, 3x. and 4x. and is as good in cancer as in deforming rheumatism.
After Calcarea iodata, Calcarea oxalica, Kali iodatum, Kali arsenicum, Kali cyanatum, Plumbum iodatum already cited above let us indicate Cinnabaris, the value of which Dr. LeTellier recently pointed out to me when used in the 3c. alternating with Thuja 6 in the canceroids of the face (following his personal practice, after having observed a case of Dr. Conan, Sr.). Carboneum sulphuratum is also useful in neuritis and paralysis; Ova tosta used for the cancer pains and warts; Arsenicum bromatum in the indurated tumors with weakness and eruptive or ulcerating tendency; Antimonium chloridum in mucosal cancers with great prostration.
E. Other Remedies.
GALIUM APARINE: Incomplete pathogenesis. Ulcerated cancers and nodular tumors of the skin and tongue developing on the surface. Acts also on the urinary organs (urinary lithiasis).
FULIGO LIGNI: Useful in epitheliomata of the skin and for irritated mucosa, especially uterus and scrotum. Related to Kreosotum.
HOANG-NAN: Exhaustion and vertigo. Capable of ameliorating the fetidity and haemorrhages of cancer by causing an improvement in the general condition. Related to Arsenicum album.
CINNAMONUM: Pain, haemorrhage, fetidity. Should act especially in uterine cancer.
ANANTHERUM: Ulcerated cancers, inflamed lymphatic glands. Induration of breasts or tongue or uterine cervix.
CHOLINE: Alkaloid of Taraxacum used by Adamkiewicz Taraxacum is a good drainer of the precancerous state through its action on the liver.
CHOLESTERINUM: In hepatic cancer.
EOSINE: Burning pains of cancer, according to Woodbury.
RADIUM BROMIDE: Weakness, vertigo, tendency to cutaneous epitheliomata.
X-RAYS: According to Dr. Chiron these two remedies antidote each other. Radium bromide antidotes the bad effects of x-irradiation in a patient who has been treated too intensely. Likewise the x- rays antidote the unfortunate effects of radium in patients who have been treated by it.
We will note in a general way that all these medicaments ought to be employed in low potencies, occasionally even in material doses, in mother tincture for the vegetables. A number of them will also be used in local applications. The indefiniteness of their pathogenic indications will have to be compensated little by little through clinical experience, and especially by new experimentation to be carried out in the future.
3. DRAINAGE AND CANALIZATION REMEDIES.
In cancer, as in tuberculosis, it is essential to act in a centripetal sense in order to retain the mineral salts and prevent malnutrition (constant struggle against wasting). We must also neutralize or eliminate in a centrifugal sense, the toxins elaborated in the body. That is why, in accordance with A. Nebel, we drain our patients.
Drainage ought to be directed, if possible, via the local selective action of certain well individualized remedies. A Nebel has praised a profitable remedial association used in drainage; Chelidonium, Hydrastis, Crataegus, China, Scrofularia nodosa, all in tincture, whose action compels us to retain it also in the precancerous states. We have also noted the value of certain remedies which appear to act well according to the hypothesis of drainage: Sedum acre, Phytolacca, the first for the general condition and the tumor, the second appearing to produce its effects in the tumor class.
First Cooper, then LeHunte Cooper, showed the value of the action of homoeopathic remedies administered in material doses, one or two drops of a well prepared tincture which have a selective action on certain regions or viscera.
That is why we ought to indicate here, more especially, the local selective action of homoeopathic remedies in cancer. We have arranged the following table which is prepared for additions and modifications that are always possible.
TONGUE: KALI CYANATUM (inconstant action; note that the saliva contains small quantities of potassium ferrocyanate): SEMPERVIVUM TECTORUM, Galium aparine.