THE SUPERIORITY OF HOMOEOPATHY.
THE superiority of Homoeopathy is evident to all who have been treated homoeopathically.
While orthodox medicine employs preferably large doses, homoeopaths usually employ small and very small doses. Orthodox medical men are only too apt to use dangerous or poisonous medicines in quantities approaching the maximum. Hence there are innumerable cases of patients who have been drugged into ill- health or dangerous disease by over-doses of Quinine, Digitalis, Arsenic, Opium, Morphia, Bromide and so forth. Permanent impairment of health and deaths from over-drugging and from the reckless use of subcutaneous treatments are frequent.
Homoeopathy tries to cure safely, speedily and pleasantly by the use of small quantities of drugs. While the orthodox physician may order Sulphur, Charcoal, Magnesia, and other remedies reputed to be innocent by the teaspoonful, the Homoeopath will order the same medicines in extremely small quantities which, according to orthodox opinion, are quite ineffective.
However, these infinitely small quantities are exceedingly effective because by long continuous rubbing, or trituration, the small quantities are broken up into infinitely small particles which are readily absorbed by the body. A good Homoeopath may cure skin diseases with doses of Sulphur given by the thousandth of a grain or the millionth of a grain and even in smaller quantities, when all the attempts of the orthodox practitioner have failed although he may have given the same Sulphur in its coarse form in large quantities. This is the daily experience of Homoeopaths.
Subcutaneous treatments are even more dangerous, particularly if insufficiently tested remedies are used on the strength of inconclusive laboratory tests and experiments on animals. Animals react differently from human beings. A rabbit can eat with impunity a quantity of Belladonna which would kill a man. Homoeopathic medicines are tested or “proved” by medical men. During more than a century homoeopaths have been testing their drugs on themselves and therefore they known fully the effects which they possess on body and mind, on excretions and secretions, on heart and pulses, etc.