If the vital force of each human being is paced within certain limits and must remain within those limits, why is it so often necessary that a patient, instead of receiving a single constitutional remedy must have a series or succession of two, three or more?.
drafts, agg.: Hippom. eating, amel.: Rad. met. eructations, amel.: Ferr., Lil-tig. exertion, from: Crot. hor., Lob. eye symptoms, with: Calc. carb., Kalm., Laur., Merc., Nat.mur., Nat.sulph., Puls., Raph. faintlike: Bor., Coff., Hyper., Mag. mur., Phos. fasting, while: Puls. flatus passing, amel.: Bell. food, thought of: Carbo. veg.
In another case, the mother had been obliged to wean her baby because her milk did not agree with the child. She had plenty of milk and more in the right breast than the left. A month later a lump came in the right breast. The lump was a little sensitive to touch and became quite hard. The left breast began to waste. She said that her nipples were very sore and cracked before the baby was weaned.
India is a huge country, as large as all of Europe with the exception of Russia, and with a population of 319 million, three times that of the United States. There are many homoeopaths in this great country, some well trained, many poorly trained, some true followers of Hahnemannian principles, many with no understanding of the meaning of homoeopathy–homoeopaths in name only.
Much has been written about, and great stress laid on, that greatest of all requisites to an accurate homoeopathic prescription, the symptom totality; but little seems to have been known, or really understood, as to just what that totality embraces. If such has been known it was never clearly, intelligently and concisely presented.
Fair, thin, frail, mentally active little girl of ten years had been ill with glandular swelling and high fever for several days. On the fourth day, when I was called, her temperature was 104.4 degrees, throat, sore, with great difficulty in swallowing; left cervical glands swollen and exquisitely sensitive to touch. The child seemed anxious to tell me of her most disturbing symptom, a sensation as if the bed were tilted on end and that she was STANDING ON HER HEAD.
Naja has intense depression of spirits. Even with full perception of what is to be done, he is unable to resist inclination not to do it. It is worse during motion; better from alcoholic drinks, better from smoking; better by sleep; worse from deep inspiration.
One who practices medicine in rural districts, far removed from centers of civilization, is frequently called upon to be dentist, advisor, banker, veterinarian and at times a doctor. It was while thus engaged that I was called upon to adapt homoeopathic therapy to the cure of horses and dogs. In recalling some of these cases, three very extraordinary ones come to my mind.
The wild flowers are easily noticed and secured, for their beauty insures them attention; but the lowly weeds that are unnoticed except as pests are very apt to pass their blooming season before they are noticed. Then, too, many of these lowly friends have found life reduced to such harsh terms that their blooms are reduced to the barest, necessities for the existence of the species.
The Latrodectus mactans is the largest spider of its family. It sometimes attains a length of one-half inch. The abdomen is round and the whole body is a velvety black, except a bright red spot underneath and one or more red spots over the spinnerets and along the middle of the back.
What does chronic mean to us as Hahnemannians? Does it mean a long case?–it means that to the “successful” physician of whatever school or system of therapy. Does it mean incurability?–if it does there is something radically wrong and we have been boasting of powers we are either failing to use or do not possess.
It has been said that Ruta symptoms are difficult to classify in the repertory. If true, so much the worse for the repertory, but not for Ruta. Which is the more important, the repertory or Ruta? It certainly does depend thorough what channel we arrive at the result if that result is to be right.
The Indian homoeopaths always look upon you as their sincere supporter in their struggle for the cause of homoeopathy, so I am writing to ask if you will have this published in the pages of the Recorder. We have decided to start forthwith a homoeopathic society entitled The Indian Institute of Homoeopathy. As soon as it is matured I shall send you a full account of the same.
The first is the physiological phase, and this is related to both doctor and patient. The horror and depressing effects of a cancer diagnosis, right or wrong, is in itself, overwhelming in most cases. To the patient no hope remains, it is useless to try, the only concern left is to avoid as much suffering as he can and possibly prolong for a time a life already doomed.