To excite symptoms similar to those that are developed in the organism during disease, is to help and imitate nature in her curative efforts, since morbid manifestations are nothing more than the effort with an instinctive tendency towards the preservation of life.
The changes in the mental attitude of the patients in the following cases is of interest. The mental symptoms were not outstanding and were given no particular consideration in making the prescriptions. The adult patients later volunteered the information that they were happier, felt less fear concerning the future and worried less about money matters.
The old doctor that didnt recognize his Rhus symptoms is probably one of these fellows that dont attend meetings like these; he doesnt get out to the state and national societies. I dont know of any better way of getting out of the rut than attending these meetings.
We are told that light waves travel in a straight line until they meet some obstacle, when they are deflected at an angle proportionate to the angle of interference. We are told that our remedies are curative in conditions closely similar to those produced by the remedy in a healthy human being.
Before going deeper into the subject, I want to emphasize that science is independent of any philosophy; it is an error to suppose that its tendency is necessarily materialistic; it is only positive because it is concerned with facts alone; it always puts out any hypothesis leading to contradictions with them.
In Hahnemanns time, which was more than a century ago, doctors assumed that the special focus of sickness was the blood and other body fluids. So they drained people, sometimes quite to death, in the endeavor to drain off sickness. Was the man then sick? No, they thought the fluids of his body were sick.
Similar in many respects to Rhus. Simple paralysis of lower extremities or a beginning paralysis < damp weather or caused by lying on damp ground. These effects from damp cold are to be distinguished from effects of dry cold as in Aconite. Rhus is better adapted to chronic cases. The paralysis of single parts with < at night and during rest, > by motion, further characterize. Rhododendron may simulate from catching cold.
Since that time, well over a century ago, when Hahnemann delivered himself of the against all experimentation except that conducted upon the human, in short the provings, it has become a generally accepted rule that der Fuebrer of the homoeopathic school was not to be questioned, that his word was of the nature of a Solomonic law.
Many, many responded to this bait but the chasm of difference between the true art of healing and spectacular medical drama under the guise of scientific medicine was as great and insurmountable as ever. Here followed the tragedy, for the greatest enemies to the true art of healing proved to be the so- called homoeopathic physician. Here again many fell to the lure of vaccine, science, monkey glands, hormones, intravenous and intramuscular medication.
During epidemics of whooping cough we sometimes meet with sympathetic or “chin cough” in adults. For many years I have used Kali c. in such cases with results so satisfactory that I have come to consider it almost a specific in controlling the cough in a few days.
Perhaps the above title is not the truth for this reason: During her recovery the discharge never returned. She never had any signs of meningitis and she improved greatly in general health. Where the pus went I do not know. In spite of it she had no return of ear trouble, the specialists is still swearing and yours truly is still waiting to be reimbursed.
The remedy under present consideration occupies an important place in unaccepted or sudden termination of love; in perversion of the love impulse; takes on violent sex urge. In incident exposure, which may be active or passive in delirium, resulting from depravity or some strange mental quirk.
Then we must not forget the globus hystericus and the other closely related symptom, the sensation as though there were a ball in the rectum. I have had some very decisive results with the use of Ignatia in treating this last named symptom.
While these are all very likely remedies it would be a mistake to assume that the remedy is absolutely included within so small a list. Consult the rubrics Condylomata and Polypi under the throat section of Kents Repertory, also remedies listed under Warts in the skin section and finally the rubric Sycosis.
It was extremely interesting in comparing these reports, published twenty years apart, to notice the same symptoms developing in provers separated widely not only in time but space. No less interesting were clinical confirmations of drug symptoms first recorded twenty years previously.