Having taken the case, having evaluated the symptoms, having repertorized the symptoms picture of the patient you will have several remedies appearing at the top of your repertory analysis. You must then go to the materia medica and know to decided between the high standing remedies. Which lacks certain essentials, which can be thrown out? Thus the knowledge of materia medica is also important.
Still this does not disturb our choice. To understand the scope of our treatment we must be able to discriminate between disease as a morbific process within the organ and the material results or products in which this process terminates. Homoeopathy has to do with the former and is not essentially concerned with the latter. The application of Chelidonium in this case will not result, primarily, in the return of normal activity of the uterus.
In obstetrics, dear old Dr. Danforth held forth. His was a kindly nature. In appearance he was prosperous and impressive, particularly with his mutton-chop whiskers and his massive gold watch chain, which ornamented a portly, abdominal expanse of embroidered waistcoat. His homoeopathy was of the liberal kind, though withal, of a practical sort, even though, at times, rather disturbingly cured.
The description of the type of the patient is clearly Calcarea. Lycopodium is not blond, stout, lymphatic, and is dark, thin, irritable, haughty. Sepia is also the swarthy personality and not lymphatic and would probably have much more marked mentals. Phosphorus is a different personality.
Homoeopathically this is a useful remedy in vomiting, especially if it is reflex and of cerebral origin, such as in vomiting of pregnancy and sea sickness. Apomorphia is a very powerful poison and you should remember that even the old school dose of it to produce vomiting is from 1/10 to 1/25 of a grain. The 6x trituration is as low as it should be given.
Varicose veins of the thighs and legs have been cured by Aesculus (Fluoric acid). The varicose tendency is a striking feature of Aesculus; engorged veins after the sore throat has been cured; varicose, engorged veins in the eye after eye trouble has been cured; varicose veins with rheumatic complaints, varicosities of the rectum.
Only indicated in plethoric patients at the very onset of the disease; fauces, especially right side, highly inflamed, bright red and shining; dryness of throat, submaxillary glands swollen and tender to touch; stitches in throat and fauces with painful deglutition, particularly of fluids, every attempt to swallow causes tears to flow, aggravated by turning head or lying down; high asthenic fever, skin hot, urine scanty, blood-red, cerebral symptoms predominate.
The sections and rubrics applying to the Mind and Generalities and other generals of the case, i.e., those symptoms predicated of the patient as a whole bear frequent reading as first steps in our analysis, against which he particulars may be checked. Symptoms evaluation prevents the purely mechanical in repertory study.
The normal reaction, if decided, shows the psoric tendency of the constitution, for example, the Mercurius or Psorinum patient walks in hot weather with a shawl over his head and shoulders. When such a patient becomes ill, say with inflammatory, rheumatism, the normal reaction passes away, changes, and we get a transient warm bloodedness, a manifestation of the acute symptoms.
Medically, homoeopathy, when completed, will be found to be everything in medicine, as no cure, nor benign relief, can either be made, or given, that is not based on natural law. And as homoeopathy alone acknowledges and operates under natural law, there is no other method eligible to be considered. No one will ever be able to define its limits, or when it is too late to apply it, or when it cease to act.
These latter symptoms are also found under Lycopodium. The cough is rattling yet the expectoration is not easily raised. It is also indicated in diarrhoea attending infantile pneumonia or capillary bronchitis, desire for milk and wine, hot drinks, much rumbling, worse at night. There is often an aching and gnawing pain in the stomach relieved by eating, but worse from pressure.
Homoeopathy has undoubtedly done much to relieve suffering among these women, but Divine power alone can change the hearts of these people so that they will be willing to leave the old and seek a new way that will save untold suffering and spare young men and women who will be willing to teach these benighted people of the new way that will bring to them eternal joy and eternal life, free from all suffering.
Fincke has shown that in the development and growth of the child much can be done to make this symmetrical, for it is closely related to the laws of assimilation; here the laws of similia have preeminence, for the child is peculiarly under the influence of the laws of action and reaction as applied to the action of the similar remedy in its development and growth.
It appears then of no slight importance, so far as practical results are concerned, in certain cases and especially in those in which the antisycotic remedies are indicated, to administer an intercurrent dose of high potency of Thuja, just as we give in parallel circumstances a dose of Sulphur or Mercurius.