“Unless acute disease becomes dangerous or throws upon the screen some individualistic indication, it should generally not be interfered with. Ultimately the constitutional peculiarity is bound to reveal itself in a form pointing to its remedial counterpart. Nature calls for relief in her own language, which it behooves us to learn. Preferably it is contained in the symptom picture, but many times we are forced to look for it elsewhere. “This from our friend C.M.Boger who had something to add to our lore of cure.
He was no doubt thinking of the NATURE of acute and chronic disease. How acutes are an effort to throw off, to exteriorize, whatever disturbing agent is affecting our economy. Which subversive thing should, if possible, be sought out and
eliminated, in the interest of health.
We are ever seeing paraded before us new agents to stop acute colds and none of them last very long. How could they last, when they all are pitting themselves directly against nature’s effort to rid herself of a toxic agent. Suppression is our word for it and experience teaches us that it is a great source of chronic disease of one sort or another.
So much for acutes. If severe, homoeopathy, scientifically applied, takes care of them. But when apparent normality follows, we have not finished our job. We do not get colds or other acutes unless we ask for them. The soil must be favorable or they do not take root. When “flu” or “polio” comes in an epidemic, all do not come down. The ones escaping have no spot where germs (now mostly viruses) can gain entrance to the system, produce their toxin and upset the applecart.
But where beside the symptom picture do we look for a remedy? Any substance which can in large or continued dosage affect us adversely, this same agent, or a similar one, in small dose, has the power to drive out the evil result of its ingestion. Why it has this power we do not know, but Similia Similibus Curentur has been used for at least 2400 years to drive out disease. And, so far as we can learn, no diseases, including those supposed to be incurable, have failed to yield, at one time or another, to its use, where the scientific requirements of its application have been met.
Why has Sulphur, through the years, cured such a great variety of disease? Has it ever occurred to you that this element, so ……….. diffused throughout nature, has got into our economy, through drinking water or the air we breathe or otherwise, to cause illness. We know how many a man, woman or child, has been rid of so great a variety of ailments through Sulphur potentized. Its symptoms of course often lead us to this remedy but its field is too great for its well-known leading symptoms. How often, when seemingly indicated remedies do little or nothing for us, do we turn to Sulphur, WHATEVER THE SYMPTOMS, and have the satisfaction of seeing our patient get well or start on the road to health. That is one of the situations Dr.Boger refers to where we must “look elsewhere for the remedy”.
Last year, in my garden, two sunflowers grew until they were three or four feet high. One night, one of them was blown over by a high wind. It was straightened and tied up in the morning but as a result of this disturbance in early life, it finally grew to about three fourths as large as the undisturbed one. So we, from an incident in childhood, may carry the result throughout our life, unless perchance we happen to meet a homoeopathic M.D. and experience what a change he can make with a potentized remedy.
The talented London physician, Margaret Tyler, late in her long Homoeopathic life, came to make great play with the nosodes. Especially did she bring before us Morbillinum. Let her tell of it.
“Recently two cases of antrum infection, one acute and one chronic, were rapidly cured by a few doses of Streptococcin, and ear trouble, where measles had been a big feature in past
history, has yielded with great improvement to general health and well being, to Morbillinum. And now after all these years of dullness and neglect we are receiving fresh impetus and are already getting astonishing results in heart disease, in epilepsy (cases terrible and long treated with but a modicum of success); in rheumatoid cases; even in one ca se of urgent, hopeless, inoperable carcinoma. It is not yet ready to be talked about, but it is so suggestive that we dare not refrain from passing the whisper on.
We have for years been using Variolinum, Tuberculinum, Lueticum, Medorrhinum, and Influenzin; only Morbillinum and some others have, “till now, not entered into the picture and Morbillinum threatens to become the most important of the lot.” Are we not here seeing old Psora shining through? She continues, “So in the future we shall do well to take notice when told of an old acute illness, never or very tardily recovered from. Tonsillitis, followed by chorea, then rheumatism; heart damaged in childhood by rheumatic fever, puts in a strong plea for that mighty remedy Streptococcin”.
And now, what of this observation of Guy Beckley Stearns, speaking out of long clinical experience and pioneering in electronics. “Influenzin is out in front of all other remedies in frequency of indication (for whatever). ” Is it not that so many of us came out of that world wide epidemic of 1918-9, carrying in our system the result of poisoning by that malignant agent? Is this not the psora of Hahnemann, who noticed a like situation following the itch, so prevalent in his time?.
Psora, at long last we have you spotted!.
Illustrative case, 3/5/50, P.K., age 63, male. Gradual loss of vision right eye for fourteen months. Examination shows greybrown mass high in vitreous. Cannot read any type on test chart for near vision. Enjoying good health. Unable to elicit any marked generals or particulars. History of very severe “flu” at eighteen and again in 1926. A small hook on which to hang a remedy, Influenzin 50M, d.u. Examined yesterday 3/27/50 reads the finest print on test card for near and says the vision is greatly improved. Not much of the vitreous cloud is now apparent?!.