There is a fundamental difference between the two methods of treatment. Homoeopathy is based upon natural law whereas chemotherapy is based upon the trial and error method plus commercial expediency. Research scientists are instructed by their employers to bring forward products which will not prove too immediately and obviously harmful to the customers.
In addition to all this, the teachers of homoeopathy should be men of established ability in the practice of homoeopathy. Furthermore, we are of the opinion that the clinical side of homoeopathy is not enough stressed, or rather not adequately stressed. The real effectiveness of homoeopathic therapeutics can be shown only by the results obtainable at the bedside.
Several characteristic features of the remedy were apparently absent in the symptom totality of the patient. The hunger with sudden repletion was not complained of. The 4-8 p.m. aggravation, not even an afternoon aggravation, could be elicited. The case was not a one-sided one as Lycopodium so often is. Eructations were not conspicuous and finally the mental sphere was not the field in which the remedy picture was unfolded.
Arsenicum is demanded when we find the following symptoms : Hot, burning, watery discharge from the nose; frequent sneezing. Stoppage at bridge of nose and frontal headache. Chilliness and fatigue. Desire for and amelioration from heat in general. Restlessness, worse at night. Often temperature rise and thirst. Apprehension.
The elimination of waste products from the kidneys is to be especially watched, as well as seeing that a sufficient amount of urine for the twenty-four hours is passed. When there is pain over the kidneys, soreness on pressure or when stooping, frequent urination of small amounts of dark colored urine, eye-lids oedematous, think of Apis.
Homoeopathy in the truest sense means curing, if possible, by a single remedy, and surgery to a true homoeopath means that medicine is a failure. When we of the homoeopathic school are placed in absolute control of our patients welfare, and life and death rests on our every decision, we often find in an extreme emergency that some of our wonderful remedies surpass even our fondest expectations.
The case, from beginning to end, was of a kind to exclude all possible doubt as to any one of the facts here stated. It is given as a representative of a class which bears important testimony as to the nature of that power which relieves pain and cures disease. That testimony declares plainly, it is submitted, that this power is a force, and is not matter.
Some remarkable process of health reconstruction is going on, changing the life course of an individual, giving happiness to the family group, and meeting the demand of social adjustment. After many years of stalemate, affecting personality changes, there was a return to first causes and an apparent end to a clinical circle.
Homoeopathy must be looked upon as a therapeutic specialty and as such, must be taught. It must be taught to those who seek it and hence, in post-graduate schools or in special departments of existing medical colleges. The last contingency seems highly improbable.
The material basic cells that enter composition and construction of all natural and material substances and objects never will be envisioned by man even through his crudely constructed instruments of “precision.” E.G., consider the perfectly constructed flea ! So-called contagion is only applicable to those already predisposed to that particular ailment.
While it may be true that electronic examination of vaccine shows tuberculosis and syphilis, that knowledge is not necessary to the management of the case because the family history indicates exactly the same thing. It does not matter whether the vaccine gives them a little bit more. They still have it. If you are able to recognize, you can ignore the vaccination.