The activities of life are either hyper or hypo. There is a happy medium, but the continuous maintenance of the same is a chimera, a dram of the philosophers. Action and reaction, being equal and opposite, find a logical counterpart in the Law of Similars.
Hahnemann, the medical genius of all time, using these facts as a basis of reasoning, devoted his efforts to the elaboration of a constructive system of therapeutics which fundamentally meets the need of all time. He geared his mental mechanism with the flashes of truth along the pathway of the masters who preceded him. He built upon a substantial background, which at the time may have seemed of small value by his skeptical colleagues; nevertheless it became the center for an unlimited expansion in curative possibilities.
With an ever widening application of the Law of Similars in many fields of science there comes back to his followers the echo of the substantial value of his contributions to a sick humanity.
The medical scholar, irrespective of the particular flare he may express in his treatment approach to disease, experiences at times an intriguing sense of satisfaction from some curative result obtained. The Law of Similars in some way has been met and recompense of mutual satisfaction results.
Hahnemann demonstrated his uncanny genius by concentration upon a known fact, although not clearly understood in his time. He proved that a definite approach to the universal Law of Similars in some particular channel would bring results. He may not in the beginning have suspected the range of action to be as broad as it later proved to be with clinical verification of his proving of remedies.
We all recognize that the success of homoeopathy was due to the provings on the healthy and the potentization of the substances used.
This duality of facts opened the way for unlimited advanced in the treatment of the sick, solely dependent upon the individual ability and study hours devoted to acquiring a knowledge of same. It demanded patience and industry to an exceptional degree of find the indicated remedy.
Homoeopathy uses man as a subject proving, differing from the common form today, which is upon animals. It gives particular attention and makes notation of the mental symptoms, and thereby offers a superior facility for remedy diagnosis in the attack upon disease. It gives a sense of reliance which never can be attained by crude pathologic or organic prescribing.
A young woman became obsessed with a loathing of life, and continuously reproached herself without any definite reason, no pathology being in evidence. Like all these cases, no pathology being in evidence. Like all these case, no amount of reasoning made an impression. Psychotherapy was a waste of time and effort. The condition grew progressively worse and was affecting metabolic balance. Thuja 1M. and 10M. cleared the complex and again brought a love of life, social adjustment and physical balance.
Here was a dual expression of psychic symptoms, realistic as a severe pain to a patient, and equally as distressing to the members of the family as any physical illness may, be which subsided under the dynamic action of one of our major remedies.
We hear much today of the high coast of medical care, of the lack of clinical facilities for the treatment of the lower third. How easily this problem could be handled with the least cost to the taxpayer through a general knowledge of homoeopathic philosophy and training in the use of our remedies. Hospitalization would be reduced to the minimum, the extensive and expensive equipment would be unnecessary, the need for operative interference reduced, and the ambulant chronic cases become economically more productive.
In the young the similar acts in a pleasant manner. Slowness in the mental process, malnutrition and the long line of defects which develops in its train are corrected. In fact, prenatal treatment brings such rounded results in the mother that the child becomes outstanding in any group of children. I have yet to find any one of these children to become problem child. There is something different about them which commands attention, and I leave it to you to explain.
There is much discussion and appeal for government subsidies to handle the problem of juvenile deficiency. There is a growing propaganda for extension of sports and no end of suggestions for this and that diversion in courses of studies to keep up with the rapidity of changing moods in the young. I wish to protest against this superficial approach to a basic problem. If fully agree with a program of sports and study diversion in moderation. I further wish to state that the stepping up of these activities to meet the morbid changing moods of the juvenile does not cure the condition but adds to instability.