Sat at the sons bedside for six weeks, where he was placed in a restraining sheet, having gone violently insane, acute. She had not slept in that time, and when she broke down herself, could not sleep; sugar appeared in the urine; one symptoms I have never found was nausea from wearing her false teeth. Cocculus Ind. 30x., one dose. She was completely cured of the insanity and the diabetes.
In the words of our fellow member and Vice president of our Association, Dr. F.K. Bellokossy, just substitute the term polyhypovitaminosis or multiple alimentary deficiency for the word psora and we will bring Hahnemanns Chronic Diseases right down to modern times.
A man of middle age was subject to the sensation as of a wedge or plug at the base of the brain and said that this would come on like a wave without any warning and stay with him until he could get something to eat or else take a brisk walk in the open air.
The symptoms which a patient is again and again putting up, whenever he gets a chill, or an indigestion, or a strain, mental or physical, are only part of a primitive malady, to cure which you must cover the original latent disease, whether inherited or acquired.
In the daily routine of our homoeopathic practice we meet with many patients who are really desirous of being relieved or cured of their ailments. There are also a certain percent of patients who are not so much interested in getting relief, as they are in the investigation of their symptoms.
I was writing about a remedy that I do not know anything about myself. Dr. Roberts asked me to do that. I went to Herings Guiding Symptoms, Clarkes Dictionary, and one or two remote places where it had been brought up in discussion that I was able to find. The thing that struck me most forcibly was that little list that I gave you there if unusual conditions to which it seems to be applicable.
I am glad to note in the October number that many cures are laid to electric forces as I have contended for years; for how else could a severe pain a man had in his left breast, due to an extracted rifle shell hitting his breast and causing a fibroid to develop, stop instantly the moment a dose of Conium CM. was placed on his tongue?.
The mental symptoms as given so marked that Dysentery must be one of the remedies to be compared when any of them occur. We find faint or weak spells, fear, excitability, irritability, low spirits, flatulency and exhaustion, relief from open air in a large percentage of these patients. Fear or anxiety, et cetera, “hits the stomach” is frequently heard.
As an experiment try placing some of your chronic patients on these dietary modifications before prescribing the indicated remedy (you may give Sac.lac. if you wish). A few weeks of hygienic living, dietetically and otherwise, will help to clarify the symptom picture and having first removed the most serious obstacles to recovery the homoeopathic remedy will bring forth results of phenomenal brilliance.