FURTHER RESULTS IN THE HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF CANCER


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.


Two years ago, we were privileged to read before this group of my colleagues, a paper entitled Cadmium Cures of Cancer, wherein were stated the results of the treatment, up to that date, of two hundred and twenty-five cases, with a loss of fifty cases in four years. At this time, there has been added to that list twenty-two more deaths by cancer, but these last named lived six years, most of the time in comfort, performing their accustomed work, and all dying with a minimum of suffering. Many experienced no suffering, and without morphine or any other narcotic or anaesthetic drug, they went quietly and peacefully to their rest.

The remaining hundred and fifty–these give every promise of living many years, excepting some of those, whose advanced age at any time may intervene to end life. From these figures, we may claim a cure of two-thirds of all cases treated after a lapse of six years, by strictly homoeopathic methods, because most, if not all, of the remaining patients will die from causes other than that of cancer. Remember, these were not incipient cases, they all showed the cachexia, and the clinical and laboratory evidence of the developed active cancer disease.

Many had been treated surgically and by radium and x-ray with only harm resulting, before they came to homoeopathy. Because of these facts, and because of new data collected under wider and more varied experience in the application of homoeopathic research in cancer, I am hopeful of far greater achievement in the near future in the cure and abatement of this implacable disease. It is destined to be accomplished by all the true disciples of Hahnemannian homoeopathy.

We need but correlate our remedy prescribing with dietetic and hygienic measures to accomplish even more astounding results than we have in the past (in terms of cure). We need also to discover a method of making an absolute diagnosis of the pre- cancer stage. When this desirable thing is a certainty, and it is in sight even now but not quite perfected, we shall witness the recognition of the power of the homoeopathic law over mans most destructive and heretofore ineradicable foe.

After a review of all modern research, and after the futile and discouraging results obtained by surgery, x-ray and radium over a long period, of time, we know that Hahnemannian homoeopathy holds out to the afflicted the only real hope for cure in the early cases, and amelioration of suffering and the prolonging of life in the advanced cases.

The more experience I have with the use of the Cadmium preparations, the more convinced I am of their indispensable need in cancer. Not that they always perfect the cure alone and unaided, but they are the most effective antidote I have yet found to aluminum poisoning, and that factor plays a far more important role in cancer than most of us believed in the past. Intestinal forms of the disease, especially, are undoubtedly much aggravated by the presence of that subtle poison.

Aluminum is one of the most common of the irritants entering as exciting causes in many cases of cancer. Cad. iod. is the most effective antidote to radium and x-ray burns to be found among the homoeopathic remedies, competing with Phos. for radium poison and with Fl.ac. and Sil. for the x-ray abuses. These remedies are the most effective agents yet found against the frightful results both locally and systematically, that radium and x-ray produce.

From a homoeopathic view, the cancer problem presents four basic aspects, each a study in itself:.

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.

A. H. Grimmer
Arthur Hill Grimmer 1874-1967 graduated from the Hering Medical College (in 1906) as a pupil of James Tyler Kent and he later became his secretary, working closely with him on his repertory. He practiced in Chicago for 50 years before moving to Florida. He was also President of the American Institute for Homoeopathy.
In his book The Collected Works of Arthur Hill Grimmer, Grimmer spoke out against the fluoridation of water and vaccinations. Grimmer wrote prodigeously, Gnaphalium, Homeopathic Prophylaxis and Homeopathic Medicine and Cancer: The Philosophy and Clinical Experiences of Dr. A.H. Grimmer, M.D.