Read before the Bureau of Homoeopathic Philosophy, I.H.A., June 25, 1952.
This subject has been brought before you many times, but it is of such vital importance to the success of homoeopathic procedures that constant repetition cannot be too much.
When the homoeopathic doctor has given much time and labor to taking the case history which is the first great essential in every good prescription, and then devoted more time and labor to repertory study and research through the Materia Medica, he cannot afford to have such a prescription spoiled or interfered with by some foolish external action the patient, which may nullify the expected results of all the physicians painstaking efforts and leave both physician and patient disappointed and discouraged.
With these facts in mind, it behoves the physician to instruct his patient emphatically that he must refrain from taking all other drugs such as pain – killers, cathartics, camphor or menthol in any form, and most important of all he must refrain from food prepared and cooked in aluminium – ware and its alloys
These injunctions are as important as are the instructions for a proper diet and the correct amount of drinking water, proper ventilation and hygienic living, both mentally and physically.
The control of the mind and emotions are far more important than the average physician realizes. Many a fine prescription has had its curative action stopped by a sudden, violent, emotional upset; shock, grief, anger and fright are often responsible for the short acting relief of a good prescription that for; a while was doing very satisfying work toward cure.
We have been told by many doctors who consider themselves first class homoeopaths that they have seen very few, if any, of the reactions supposed to follow the administration of the homoeopathic remedy.
In most of their cases, if the selected remedy acted for them, it was only in a beneficial way. They have never seen the return of old symptoms or the sharp aggravation followed by a long period of well – being on the patients part.
These same men have voiced disappointment with many cases from which they expected brilliant results from the prescription that was made. They had taken the case carefully and fully repertorized it, as well as referred to the Materia Medica for a confirmation of the selected remedy.
Their final conclusion was that the time and labor spent in making a homoeopathic prescription for the uncertain results obtained did not reimburse them for such time and effort. Many of us have had too many such experiences because we failed to take note of all the factors and elements, in the case and, either through ignorance or laziness, neglected to instructs our patients properly so that the remedy might act smoothly and uninterruptedly.
The most pernicious of these interruptables is the aluminium toxin, that enters the human system by way of aluminium cooking utensils and by water polluted with aluminium chloride which is used to soften hard water. This toxin acts much like one of the miasms as it must be eradicated from the system before a cure of the patient is possible.
The most certain, rapid antidote for it is Cadmium oxide in potency, and of course the source of intake of the toxin must be discontinued. After the poison is removed by the Cadmium oxide, the remaining symptoms and conditions of the patient may be successfully attacked by the remedy that is indicated by the totality of remaining symptoms.
Other interfering agents that are very prevalent today are the numerous coal tar drugs such as aspirin, anacin, and numerous others of a similar nature which do not require a physicians prescription.
The four best general antidotes to the coal tar drugs are Arnica, Carbo. veg., Lachesis, and Mag. phos. to be given according to the symptoms present in each individual case.
One more important source of interference with the homoeopathic remedy is the widespread use of sera and vaccines as protective agents against acute diseases. The reaction to these products of disease is often long lasting in its effect and leaves the victims of this practice sick and suffering.
Thuja is one of our best, if not the very best and most effective, antidotes against these agents and it helps to restore the patient to a state of approximate order where other complementary remedies given according to their indications can finish the case in a complete cure.
From the preceding observations it is clear that the homoeopathic physician must be a teacher if he would be a successful healer. His responsibilities are great and his work tedious and unending, as the study of remedies in itself is stupendous. Without the qualities of tireless energy and a devoted faith in his work for the good of his fellows, he cannot succeed in the realm of cure. If and when he does obtain the stature of a master prescriber, he will humbly give thanks to a merciful Providence for the rare privilege of serving in the cause of true healing.