In that particular even Hahnemann failed to comprehend, or he would have been careful to have brought it out emphasized it. Yet it was, and is, a point all our very best prescribers vaguely and intuitively sensed and used to the greatest advantage. That is the very thing we are trying to convey and teach in our little Key to the Homoeopathic Materia Medica.
This warning is calculated to make the beginner steer clear of high potencies for the rest of his life. It is however hardly couched in the cool language of science, and may have been due to an unfortunate experience of the doctor giving a homoeopathic remedy to a moribund patient. When the lamp of life is burning low, the exhibition of homoeopathic remedy, high or low, is probably like a gust of wind.
Pulsating throbbing headache; throbbing headache worse from music, brainfag from mental overwork and constant strain of eyes, sudden shooting pains in head especially vertex, worse walking fast, when lying down, better open air, crampy pain on whole left side of head.
Somewhere between the actual and theoretical lies the field of possibilities open to us; it is to the extent that we avail ourselves of these possibilities that our success may be measured. We must face the face that there are always obstacles that may prove insurmountable; there is the ever present possibility of conditions beyond our control. There are hereditary tendencies that may be cured but may not be eradicated in one generation.
It is proved useful in tubercular meningitis, with moaning, sleep with half open eyes and an afternoon aggravation, and for chronic hydrocephalus with screaming out in sleep but without general Apis symptoms : Lyco. It is a very valuable remedy in hysteria that is worse as evening comes on and up to midnight: Valeriana
The cost of running these institutions is not included in these figures, nor is the amount needed for improving housing, sanitation, education and so on. The expenditure of about six crores of rupees per year for the next 15 years would probably save three and a half times that cost on the construction of institutions. Vaccination is, therefore, probably the cheapest way in which tuberculosis can be controlled.
Besides this lack of precedent the very operation of Injection is painful and therefore distasteful to our patients. Injection is usually dreaded by the patients especially by the children who cry at the very sight of the doctor. This dread-inspiring act should be wholly discarded, especially by the followers of Hahnemann, It is not only a painful and dreadful operation but it also constitutes a danger to life. There are many sensitive patients who faint or die before the needle is withdrawn. Besides its money-making capacity it has nothing to recommend it to the profession.
Small wounds that swell up, do not tend to heal, edges look dry, shiny, red, inflame, burn, tear. Injury to coccyx, pain runs up spine. The lockjaw preventive par excellence. Three persons were injured in an accident, one an eye knocked out, the other skull cracked, the third badly bruised. Were told at the hospital that if they did not take antitetanus serum they could not possibly escape lockjaw.
Homoeopathy bristles with many important problems. The first and the most important one is the content of high potencies. There is no doubt that the Hahnemannian way of making a potency does impart a dynamic action to the drug. for reasons entirely unknown to us. There is also a possibility that by means of succussion the molecule of the drug many undergo a change.
There is one red threat running through all these records – the personality of the remedy and its peculiar applicability in certain symptomatic groups. For instance, note the places where Zincum has been found peculiarly appropriate in releasing suppressions; these touch, almost invariably,.nervous imbalance. Apis has its characteristic congestion and inflammation. Sulphur expresses itself widely in its characteristic breadth of psoric manifestations.
I treated him with Calcarea Carb, Cina, and Merc. sol. with relief but a dose of Sulph 1000 won the laurel for Homoeopathy. Inspite of such brilliant cures our brothers in the old school fail to find truth in Homoeopathy.