When a patient complains of a feeling as if the heart were swollen to enormous size, as if the whole chest were distended, and as if the heart suddenly fell into the abdomen, think of Cenchris contortrix. This patient will also complain of a profuse, bland foot-sweat, corns that are troublesome in wet weather, and his hands chap very easily.
In what” Surely not in medicine. Do any of us know of any drug that affects a single part or organ to the exclusion of all others” Then he who confines himself to a medical specialty in any part of the human anatomy is a man of very limited knowledge of medicine and is therefore not the superior but decidedly the inferior of general medical man and therefore his services are worth much less.
This system depends largely upon the relation of the concomitant symptoms, and the number of symptoms has been reduced to the least number that has seemed convenient to work with. The rubrics which Dr.Boger finds necessary and which have not already appeared in the repertory as it was published are sent to the subscribers as the additions are brought out, so that ther will eventually be more rubrics than there are now.
Generally better from cold. Hot flushes. Feet burn in bed so that she sticks them out. Weeps easily, e.g., on telling symptoms. Precepts especially on left breast. Headaches, frontal, better from cold, worse from excitement. Acid leucorrhoea. At times there has been a loss of sensation in the fingers of the left hand.
Occasionally, in dogs, one runs into cases of diarrhoea with state if great prostration. the stools are putrid and during sleep they are involuntary and are accompanied by eructations and flatus, smelling like sulphuretted hydrogen. It is sometimes valuable in the diarrhoea of low fevers and in haemorrhage from the bowels during distemper.
Disease,through the accumulated miasmatic additions from the remote past,has givens a wrong idea of love. That which is falsely named, upon analysis,is found to come under the repertorial groups of avarice, in insolence,rage, anxiety and fear, the distress signal of the mental state reaching out for healing through the dynamics of the similar.
Learn to know remedies as you know your friends and acquaintances. By pains taking work, close study and observation, you will more and more acquire the ability to see the image of the remedy in the symptom ensemble of the patient. Only by persistent work and effort does the novice finally becomes the artist.
Since writing the above I have had one case calling for Agar. A maiden lady; age 32; F.H.and P.H. good; school teacher;came with the following: “I froze my feet nearly two months ago and since then have suffered from what my folks call chilblains. The worst trouble with my feet and legs is an intense itching and trembling. My hands and face, especially the latter, also twitch and jerk.
This improvement continued,and all the symptoms gaudily abated. the mucous membranes took on a normal hue,and the dog gained weight. He stayed with me until just after the new year, most of he time as a boarder and at the time of writing is holding his weight and is fit for the show ring at any time, This particular case caused a great deal of comment among my friends and clients as the dog was around the office most of the time.
We may have out own ideas as to the metabolism causing rheumatic disturbances; these should be considered in each individual case and treated with due regard to the dietetic and hygienic care, but after all is said and done, diet and the modification of metabolism will not cure rheumatic troubles, and it is only by careful work and after careful study of the Homoeopathic remedies that we get the brilliant results that are possible in this class of cases.
Having disposed of ninety-five per cent of he laity what about that portion of the five per cent who know and want Hahnemannian homoeopathy? Such can, upon careful inquiry, sometimes contact a known follower of Hahnemann. There are some much scattered here and there over the land in spite of the stifling dictatorship exercised by the allopathic medical cult.
They tend to form too strong attachments to other personalities and place themselves under their power; this is voluntary and without fear, and may be associated with deep affection and the desire never to be parted. The stronger personality may use his influence adversely during life; or after death, call his partner over,hence the absence of fighting disease..
Potentization came about other through accident than though a knowledge of the reason why. Had they known that the resistance of the drugs physical envelope must be reduced before the drug could act at its best, that the secretions could the more easily act upon that physical envelope in order to more readily free the contained force therein, potentization would have been a scientific operation rather than a cautious experiment.
green: Amyl. nit., Bry., Caust., Hep., Verat-v. halo: Ammoniac., Anag., Atrop., Chin., Como. radiations: Bell., Con., Ign., Phos-ac. halo, rainbow colors: Calc-carb., Cic. Nicc., Osm., Phos-ac., Stann. red : Atrop., Bry., Como., Cund., Fluor.ac., Iodof., Ip., Nux vom., Stram., Verat. v., Zinc. spots: Dubois. Striped: Sol. nig., Sulph. white: Alum., Apis., Ars., Atrop., Caust., Chlorf., Coca, Sulph., Thuj., Ust. bottles of water: Thuj. files: Atrop., Dig. serpents: Ign. sparks: Rat., Ust. stars: Calc. carb. yellow: Amm. carb., Amm. mur., Amyl.nit., Aur., Bry., Calend., Ced., Chin., Coff., Coloc., Hyos., Irid., Lachn., Osm., Petr., Phos. Dazzling, amel., dark: Ferr. 276. Dim, headache, during: Hyos., Ign. menses, before: Nat-mur. motion, from uneven: Cic. nausea, with: Kalm.
One feels with them that thee is a tragedy beneath, though they rarely admit it even to their best friends. Inside, they suffer torments; great fear of the present and especially the future, which may drive them to suicide. they care nothing for danger, and are reckless in all ways. They have no peace,are active, restless,always going require little sleep retire, late.
An interesting comment on this case would be”: Was Lyc. the remedy from the first? Would it have done faster work? Of course nobody can positively say now,nut I have learned to to start my chronic cases of on lyc. especially if there is a suitable complement like puls., such as we had in this case.