BY A HOSPITAL SECRETARY.
“THOSE tonsils must come out.” This was the unanimous verdict of several doctors on seeing a child who was ever pale, listless, constantly catching colds and entirely lacking in joyous well- being. Gargles and paintings were tried, but resulted in no improvement. So eventually those tonsils were taken out.
In the years following, the same symptoms and complaints continued and increased in intensity. all varieties of gargles, inhalants, pills, etc., were tried. they gave but little relief, neither did constant doses of tonic bring increased vitality. Aperients became an increasing necessity as well. Finally, throat specialists were consulted and their decision was another operation, which was to bring about as complete cure. The money on a second operation was spend in vain. Improvement was eagerly awaited, but did not come.
Then as a last hope-homoeopathy. Faith in matters medical has well disappeared, but the thorough form of questioning of a homoeopath quickly restored confidence. Nothing at all abnormal seemed too small or too insignificant to be disregarded. That sinking feeling at eleven oclock, the nose running in windy weather, those cold feet and white spots on the nails, the lack of perspiration, as well as the fact that sighing when upset was a habit, were all carefully taken into account. Habits of mind and body were not forgotten. Finally a thorough physical examination revealed that the general bodily condition stood in even greater need of attention than the throat.
Medicines in pilule form, which could be taken so easily and pleasantly began the treatment, together with an entire alteration in diet. It was delightfully astonishing to find that the medicines really did their intended work. The daily violent attacks of sneezing could be checked by just a single dose of three pilules. Abdominal pain, which had steadily been growing in intensity as months went by, vanished in a few days after taking just three drops. The breasts which contained small, hard lumps gradually became normal.
A life-long flabbiness of the body as a whole was no longer obvious. It was also possible to question the easily excitable organs of sex, which had often been the source of much trouble and perplexity. The throat condition became better than it had ever been.
It is not difficult to pass judgment on the two methods. By the allopathic method, only one abnormality was found and attention was concentrated upon that, without further seeking. When medicines failed, orthodox medical men were content of perform operations before even a complete physical examination had been made or an alteration in diet suggested.
On the contrary, homoeopathy took into consideration the whole mind and body. Many defects were found and all these were eliminated by gentle medicines. Further-more, my diet was completely changed to my great-benefit.
Allopathy was given years in which to achieve good results and failed completely, while homoeopathy created an infinitely better state of health in but a few months.
Daily work in a large hospital, where orthodox methods are in use, gives one ample opportunities for knowing that ones own disastrous experience does not this reason, I would plead with great intensity the cause of homoeopathy.
The above account is absolutely genuine. The lady received Allium Cepa 1x for her violent sneezing fits, colocynthis 1x for abdominal pains, improved by doubling up, phytolacca 1x for her throat condition and swollen breast glands. For very obvious reasons she has chosen not to append her name. EDITOR, Homoeo. World.