Pain,bending forward: Lac.vir. downward,going: Amm.carb. epistaxis,amel:Brom., Carbo veg.. eructations,amel: Gels. Herpes zoster after Zinc. inspiration., amel.: Thuja. lifting agg., Brom., Gamb. Kali carb., Nat.mur., Zinc. micturition, amel;Lil. tig. Pressure of clothes, agg.; Ail,.Lach.
What signification has the physiological connection between animal and plant for the healing and plant for he healing value for each other, and for the healing power for human being? This question is especially interesting for us. It signifies, according to Fuhrmann, removal of constitutional anomalies in the instances of supplying of the lacking, or the diminishing of the surplus.
The gastric disturbances are associated with a peculiar sensation as if the stomach we hanging or swimming in water. Then there is a sudden,m sharp aching pain that starts in the back. There is also sharp pain across the chest and in the region of the heart. The pulse is weak and small. the pains are relieved by motion and are aggravated at night and in cool air.
This organic substance is built up, developed, maintained,and repaired by the higher active principle the vital dynamism which conditions it. In our study of physiological individually we have sufficiently demonstrated the reality of vital dynamism considered as independent of the organic complex, and as an organizing and directing principle.
At first thought one is inclined to deny that there is any relation between the habitat of the plant, or he occurrence of a metal, and the diseases or symptom picture which can be treated with the material in question. For example, Cinchona would seem to indicate that speculation along this line would be fruitless, but it is Cinchona which shows such relationships rather in its classical use by the old school medicine.
In Hahnemanns pre-Homoeopathic days, to use the phrase of Dr.Richard Haehl and the late Dr.William Boericke, we find him meeting with a good measure of success in the treatment of bone ulcers by a combination of curetting and the local use of alcohol as a clearer and stimulant to graduation.
Hahnemann has instructed his followers to hunt or and remove all possible obstacles to the action of the homoeopathic remedy. Many such obstacles can be found in the diet, and some of these have been suggested in an earlier editorial. Let us consider another possible obstruction to cure-the vitamins in the diet, or rather the lack of proper vitamins in the diet.
Then there are the homosexual and other sexual idiosyncrasies which control the live of their victims. Here comes hero worship, tendency to defy humans, also the desolating tendency to control entirely the life and affections of another, as vamping kind of hold on a supposed friend.
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.
Such a comparison reveals the individual character of the drug much better than the fashionable and pretended scientific lists or registers of temperaments. Individual symptoms do not restrain the sphere of activity of the drug. All the symptoms are individual in so far as they reflect more or less completely the dynamic relation of the drug to the organism of the prover.
The asthma and cardiac symptoms are stronger under Lobelia. there is more precordial pain in Lobelia,and the sense of constriction at epigastrium, chest, heart and oesophagus, is stronger than in Tabacum. The power of profound relaxation, alternating with constrictions at epigastrium, chest, of profound relaxation, alternating with constrictions and convulsive tendencies is common to both.
To me these case reports show careful perusal of Kents Repertory, which is of course gratifying. the doctor has presented them in such a such a sketchy way that we have to read between the lines to get Kept in some places yet I know his training and I can see from the symptoms that Kept has been his guide.