HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES AS A PREVENTION TO SPECIFIC SURGICAL CONDITIONS AND THEIR USE AFTER


This condition is often productive of cholelithiasis. Stones in the bladder are causes of great pain only when they are of a size where passage through the cystic duct is possible with distension. Large stones, producing few or no symptoms, are often carried through life.


Surgery has never cured disease, yet it is essential often as a means for the preservation of life. Crude drugs and physical therapy are often of value as palliative. Potentized remedies, applied according to the Law of Similars, cure.

Where a homoeopathic remedy has replaced the usual surgical procedure a permanent cure is possible.

Where surgical intervention has been necessary in the preservation of life, a renewed opportunity presents itself for again discovering the curative homoeopathic remedy with a possible permanent cure.

As specific illustrations I wish to describe the remedies in use in some of the more common conditions where surgical intervention is often required.

CHOLECYSTITIS.

This condition is often productive of cholelithiasis. Stones in the bladder are causes of great pain only when they are of a size where passage through the cystic duct is possible with distension. Large stones, producing few or no symptoms, are often carried through life.

Inflammatory conditions, including acute and chronic infections which would usually involve the gallbladder, are often secondary to hepatic inflammations and infections, and are responsible for symptoms.

Here the following remedies are of great value:.

Chionanthus: Periodic sick headaches, menstrual and bilious. Jaundice. Headache, chiefly over eyes, with painful eyeballs and pressure over root of nose. Stools soft, yellow, pasty. Tender hepatic region. Sudden griping pains as if slip-knot around intestines were suddenly drawn tight and gradually loosened.

Chelidonium: Jaundice. Fixed pain under inferior angle of right scapula. Yellow coated tongue with imprint of teeth. Pain in stomach through to back. Temporary relief by eating.

Cholesterinum: Obstinate hepatic engorgements. Burning pain in hepatic region.

Lycopodium: Right-sided pain, < 4 to 8 p.m. Craves everything warm. Intellectually keen, muscularly weak. Acid eructations. Melancholy. Afraid to be alone. Red sediment in urine.

Cinchona off.: Great debility. Slow digestion. Vomiting of undigested food. Flatulence. Belching of bitter fluid which gives no relief. Worse after eating fruit. Tinnitus orum.

Myrica: Bitter taste, nausea. Offensive breath. Strong desire for acids. Weak, sinking feeling in epigastrium. Jaundice. Dull hepatic pain.

Podophyllum: Hot, sour belching. Thirst for large quantities of cold water. Empty gagging or retching. Distended abdomen with sensation of weakness or sinking.

Mercurius vivus: Sweetish taste. Salivation. Spongy, bleeding gums. Putrid eructations. Great thirst for cold drinks. Weak digestion with continuous hunger. Rectal and urinary tenesmus. Jaundice. Aggravation at night. Sweat without relief.

Natrum phos.: Yellow, creamy coating of posterior half of tongue. Acid eructations. Jaundice. Sour vomiting. Greenish diarrhoea.

DIVERTICULITIS OF THE COLON.

I wish to mention this condition in passing because it was explained to me at Stanford University as a fatal issue. My patient had a violent diverticulitis involving the entire colon, the x-ray picture showing multiple diverticuli; the patient bedridden with at times feeble vomiting and copious bloody stools with great tenesmus; violent cutting pains lasting for hours. Permanently cured by Nitric acid in high potency.

This is the only case I have ever seen of diverticulitis with the exception of one patient not my patient that died at Stanford University.

FISTULA IN AND.

One of my first demonstration of the possibility of a cure of an anal fistula was in a patient who was president of a large wholesale drug company. This came shortly after my conversion to homoeopathy, many years ago. Two prominent surgeons had recommended immediate surgery, the patient consulting me after being told that nothing but surgery would be of value. I agreed with him that this was probably true, yet suggested that a brief trial be given the homoeopathic remedy.

After careful history taking, the following symptoms were evident: Greasy taste. Aversion to sweets. Feeling of rawness about rectum. Sensation as if lime were burned in stomach.

Causticum completely cured this patient within three weeks time. The relief was immediate and the cure progressive.

Silica: Chronic suppurative processes. Patient is cold, chilly, hugs the fire. Wants warm clothing. Hates drafts. Lacks grit, moral and physical.

Nitric acid: Splinter-like pains. Irregular edges. Exuberant granulations. Fetid foot sweat.

Graphites: Anus extremely sore. Stools covered with mucus. Eczematous subjects cracking behind the ears.

C.P.Bryant
C. P. BRYANT, M. D.
Seattle.
Chairman, Bureau of Surgery