Schussler selected twelve of the deepest and most searching remedies in the materia medica and he and many of his followers became experts in prescribing them. Theoretically, the method appears unhomoeopathic but in actual practice it is not. If one knows twelve remedies thoroughly, he may have better therapeutic results than if he knows almost nothing about five hundred different medicines.
The Homoeopathic Recorder is very sorry, however, to learn that Homoeopathy has been discontinued. We considered Homoeopathy as one of the best journals of pure homoeopathy published and it is certainly a real loss to homoeopathy to have it discontinued.
This remedy is indicated when there is almost unbearable itching in and around the vaccination sore and stinging pains if the scab is torn off prematurely. It is one of the remedies to be considered when the lesion fails to heal and there is the formation of dry crusts and scales which itch and sting and burn almost to distraction. With these symptoms there is often vertigo and a persistent aching pain in the forehead.
Early last December I obtained an introduction to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, and I want to tell you what was accomplished then and tell you why I want to back up one hundred per cent the appeal you printed in the Recorder for March by Dr. William Gutman.
Here is the reason for most unsuccessful homoeopathic treatments: that especially the neophytes (converted allopathic physicians) slavishly cling to the published cures by certain remedies for certain disease forms, instead of studying the remedy provings according to our homoeopathic tenets.
The condition was an acute pelvic abscess in a married woman of forty. Suspecting she was pregnant, she had taken heavy doses of quinine causing haemorrhage and abortion. This lighted up a gonorrhoeal infection and in a short time got around to the condition mentioned above.
This actuality of a system of medicine that permeates where drugging, mechanistic therapy, vaccination, serology, Freudism, are also rife, widespread, and falsely rated-the actuality of homoeopathy is to be remarked. It dominates a world of its own. Homoeopathy has no sympathy with the “new discoveries” that are promptly out dated.
Our chief aim in the cure of disease should ever be to “give Nature a chance.” And let me say that in any estimation no form of medication can better aid Nature in her endeavor to right the wrongs of diseased bodies than that of homoeopathy. At our disposal are hundreds of remedies and through their attenuation such are made suitable for subtle use by the facilities of diseased organs and tissues.
Our antipathic colleagues had repeatedly used hypodermic injections of morphia during the night, which had no noticeable effect whatsoever. I found him bordering upon acute mania from the pain, and I assure you it all looked hopeless with surgery the only exit from the dilemma. In the confusion of the scene, the distraction of the patient, subjective symptoms were in the discard.