Formerly all certified milk was raw milk. Now one may specify either certified raw or certified pasteurized. From a nutritional standpoint there is no advantage in certified pasteurized over ordinary pasteurized milk. The best milk on the market today, both from a nutritional and hygienic standpoint, is undoubtedly certified raw milk.
A very peculiar and well verified Thuja symptom is that of stiffness and brittleness of the arms, legs, wrists, fingers, ankles or toes. This symptom we have observed in many Thuja patients. Pain in the left ovarian region which precedes and is associated with menstruation and which subsides as the flow ceases is another Thuja characteristic, as is also a feeling of motion in the abdomen as if a foetus or a live animal were in there.
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In addition to this, another factor helps out: In the often occurring shortening of the leg, we are reminded of: Ambra, Colocynthis, Mezereum, Oleander, Phosphorus and Sepia, and where the leg has lengthened our choice is among: Colocynthis, Kreosotum, Rhus, and Sulphur, provided the other accompanying symptoms do not form a contraindication. At any rate it is self-evident that the symptom totality is the deciding factor.
The laboratory cannot demonstrate any connection between such occurrences in many instances, and would no doubt dismiss the incidents as unrelated, pure coincidence. The homoeopath replies that there are yet many things about disease which we do not understood; there are subtleties of mental and physical states which we cannot appreciate, and the relation between body and mind is as profound as it is subtle.
The same rule holds in the case of the traumatic remedies. Dont give a fellow Ledum and then punch him in the eye. Punch him first and then give him Ledum. Similarly Rhus tox. will act more favourably following rather than preceding a severe sprain or strain.