QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT


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.


Question: HOW WOULD YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN Calc. sulph. AND Hepar?.

Answer: The Hepar patient is an exceptionally cold and shivering individual who is aggravated by the least chilling, uncovering or exposure. These symptoms are generally absent under Calc. sulph. and sometimes even to the extent of amelioration from cold air and uncovering. Hepar is exceedingly sensitive to touch and to environmental circumstances; Calc. sulph. much less so. Hepar is more apt to be indicated during the formation of an abscess, Calc. sulph. after it has opened. Pus with a vent and long continued suppuration are key-notes for this one of Schusslers remedies and it has cured discharging ears of seven years standing. Sharp, sticking, splinter-like pains are common under Hepar but rare under Calc. sulph.

Question: WOULD YOU PRESCRIBE Calc. sulph ON A HOMOEOPATHIC OR A BIOCHEMIC BASIS?.

Answer: If a remedy is prescribed against the symptoms of the patient (on the basis of symptom similarity) it is a homoeopathic prescription no matter what the medicinal substances may happen to be.

Question: Schussler, I believe, prescribed his tissue salts in triturations from the 3x. to the 12x. and generally preferred the 6x. SHOULD THESE REMEDIES BE PRESCRIBED IN LOWER POTENCY THAN THE USUAL HOMOEOPATHIC DRUGS?.

Answer: The homoeopathic physician does not limit his remedies or potencies to any such formula. If the 30th or 200th of Hepar will act satisfactory when indicated, Calc. sulph. will do the same if the symptoms correspond.

Question: IF SCHUSSLERS THEORY WERE NOT CORRECT, HOW ACCOUNT FOR HIS PHENOMENAL SUCCESS WITH SUCH A SMALL LIST OF REMEDIES?.

Answer: 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.

Eugene Underhill