This symptom has been variously expressed and interpreted; clinically,it is unquestionably dependable and has many times been verified. Presumably the remedy is palliative in angina and in cardio-vascular conditions in general. Severe palpitation of the heart is frequently present, occurs both day and night and is aggravated by lying on the left side.
In proving drug substances on the healthy it was most carefully observed that remedies had peculiar affinities for certain individuals or rather, that a certain type of individual was more sensitive to the influence of certain substances than others,and that these substances would case a certain uniformity of sensations, one type of individual being more definitely afflicted than others.
The selection of the most appropriate remedy depends upon our ability to pick out the distinctive features from the whole life history of the invalid. These placed together like beads on a string make up the red strand of his individuality and point unerringly toward the indicated constitutional remedy.
Homoeopathic Philosophy, of course, like any other branch of philosophy, deals with the general principles,. laws and theories that furnish the rational explanation of things that come within its scope. It is sometimes called the Science of Homoeopathics. It has its source and was first set forth in The Organon of Medicine, by Samuel Hahnemann, the originator and founder of the homoeopathic system of therapeutics.
Hahnemann had no hesitation in specifying types of illness to which the law of similars was not applicable. While deprecating palliation, he admitted its occasional necessity. His contention that palliative treatment masked symptoms-which after all are the sole clinical evidence we have of disturbed function-depriving us of an invaluable guide to treatment, is universally conceded in all modern up-to-date medical practice.
Homoeopathy is to prevention what it is to cure-the only effective method. We challenge any doctor to produce its equal. Its opponents and others have accused its supporters of making it a fetish. A fetish is something made by art, artificial, factitious. Homoeopathy is a stern reality built on the firm rock of natural law and as firm as the rock it stands on. Homoeopathy is indeed exotic.