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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. Chap.

Copyright No.

Shelf4l,IlV\3 UNITED STATES OF AMER3CA.


THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE WITH THK TWEI.VE

TISSUE REMEDIES BEING

A TREATISE ON BIOCHEMISTRY. BY

WNl. BOE^RICKK, M.

E).

Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, iu the

Hospital College of Sau Francisco, the Twelve Tissue

Remedies

Hahnemann

Associate Author of

of Schuessler, Etc.

SAN FRANXISCO, CAL.

BOKRIOKE

&

RUNYON,

1897.

^


^'

Disease

is

only an altered state of the

cellular system, caused

by

a lack of

some

human organism

constituent part of the

at

Virchow.

the part affected."

need not remind you how great an instrument of advancement the biochemic ^^

1

system of medicine has proved in the hands of this

man

opment

is

'^

The work

of

W. H.

devel-

and

Schussler, of Oldencellular patholog}'

a compact and valuable of

its

Huxley.

burg, on histology

tem

whom

of genius to

due/'^

mineral hygiene.

little

is

medical sys-

According to him,

these cell-salts are architectonic in tissues,

and charged with supporting the structures of the living fluids.

Wilkinson.


PREFACE. The new treatment the

physiological

of disease based

and

upon

chemical processes

going on in the living organism,

first

intro-

duced by Dr. W. H. Schuessler, of Germany, and designated by him a biochemical treatment of disease^ has gained rapidly in acceptance by leading physicians. over, the medicines required

Twelve Tissue Remedies to be

More-

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the so-called

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have

been found

curative agents of the very highest

order for

all

forms of disease, and as the

indications for their use are simple, definite

and

precise,

the

needs of domestic medicine.

meet

all

they are especially adapted to

They

the requirements of remedies for

the household, being harmless, yet eftective.

They enable every layman, without any special medical knowledge, to do

much

in

preventing, curing and eradicating disease tendencies.


IV

The author has availed himself of the and complete work on the Twelve Tissue Remedies by Drs. Boericke and Dewey, to which he would call the attention of all interested in this new and simple method of curing disease. larger

Wm. 1812 Washington

Boericke,

street.

San Francisco, December, 1896.

M. D.


THE THEORY BIOCHEMICAL TREATMENT. The body

is

made up

of cells.

Different

up the different tissues and organs of the body. The difference in the cells is largely determined by the kind kinds of

of

cells build

inorganic salts which enter

composition. part of

we

it,

If

into their

we burn the body,

obtain the ashes.

or

any

These are

the inorganic constituents of the body, the salts

iron,

of

build up

its

magnesia, lime, tissues.

etc.,

which

Besides these inor-

ganic salts, the body is composed of water and organic substances in the proportion of

one-twentieth of inorganic salts to the re-

mainder

water and organic matter; but

of

the latter

is

inert

and useless in the absence These are the

of the inorganic cell-salts.

real tissue

builders, the architects of the

organism, and both the structure and vitality of the

body depend upon their proper


vi

quantity and

distribution

every

in

cell.

The biochemical treatment uses these inorsalts, when properly prepared

ganic cell for

assimilation,

and they are the Tissue

RemedieSj capable of curing every curable disease

and ameliorating most incurable

ones.

Health and Health

is

Disease.

the state of the body

when

all

the cells composing the various tissues are in a

normal condition, and they are kept in when they each receive the requi-

this state site

quantity of the needful

cell

re-

salt

quired for the upbuilding of the diflferent tissues.

Disease

is

an altered state

of the

cell

produced by some irregularity in the supply to the cells of one of the inorganic

sue

salts.

Imperfect

cell action

results,

diseased tissues and organs follow, and the

Now

phenomena the

of disease

cure consists in

tis-

all

are developed.

restoring

the

normal cell growth, by furnishing a minimal dose of that inorganic substance whose


Vll

molecular motion

is

disturbed, which dis-

turbance cause the diseased action. this

successfully,

what

salts are

it

is

To do

necessary to

know

needed for the upbuilding

of

the diflferent tissues and for their normal

This

knowledge

is

physiological

chemistry,

and hence

action.

treatment

of

needed tissue

disease

derived from this

by supplying the

salt is called

the biochemical

treatment.

What

more rational, what is more natural, founded as it is on natural law, that where there is a deficiency in one or more of the component parts of the constituents an

of

is

organism, that this

deficiency will

produce a deranged or a diseased condition; or,

more

logical,

than by the supplying of

these lacking elements an equilibrium will

again be restored, and

turned to

By

its

the organism re-

normal condition.

giving a tissue remedy in such a dose

as can be assimilated

by the growing

cells,

the most wonderful and speedy restoration to

healthy function

is

brought

about in


Vlll

every case of curable disease. that are at

all

All diseases

curable are so by means of

the tissue remedies properly prepared to the needs of the organism.

This is very depends the success of the treatment, just as much as on the cor-

important, and on

it

rect selection of the particular cell salt.

seems reasonable that, to make the salts immediately useful, they should

It cell

be

prepared in the same delicate form in which nature uses them, and that

if

they are ab-

sorbed by the microscopic corpuscles, they

must themselves bŠ

We know

cles.

finer

salts are infinitesimally

different kinds of food ble of assimilation

subdivided in the

we

by the

The Different The

than the corpus-

that the mineral or cell

take, thus capacells.

Cell-salts.

tissue group receive and peculiar cell salt; for instance, those entering into the promotion

their

of

cells

own

nerve

and Iron;

of each

special

cells

of

are Magnesia, Potash, Soda

bone

cells,

Lime, Magnesia


IX

and

which

Silica, etc., etc.,

are, as a rule,

extracted by the body from the food

we take.

There are twelve Tissue Remedies twelve inorganic the body,

all

essential to the proper

and development They are the

of

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the

found in the ashes of

salts

growth

every part of the body.

f Of Lime, Calcarea phosphorica.

Of Iron, Ferrum phosphoricum. Phosphates^ Of Potash, Kali phosphoricum. I

Of Soda, Natrum phosphoricum. Magnesia, Magnesia phosphorica.

I^Of

Chlorides

!

(

^^ P^^^'^' ^^^^^ muriaticum, Of Soda, Natrum muriaticum.

Lime, Calcarea sulphurica.

iOf Of Soda, Natrum sulphuricum. Of Potash,

Kah

sulphuricum.

Fluoride of Lime, Calcarea fluorica; Silicic Oxide,

pure

flint or quartz,

and

Sihca.

Of these, those entering into the formacells^ and hence useful as remedies in diseases of the nervous sjstem, are Magnesia phos, Kali phos., etc. of imiS' cle cells^ the same and Kali mur. of Jjone tion of nerve

;

;

cdh^ Calcarea, Silicea,

etc., etc.


Preparations and Doses of the Tissue Remedies.

The edies

best preparation of the Tissue

is

salts are triturated

pathic

The

the triturated form.

Rem-

original

according to the homoeo-

method with sugar

of milk,

one part

of the salt to nine of sugar of milk, for one

hour, which gives the tion.

The

particles

first

of

decimal tritura-

this

are

still

too

large to be readily assimilated by the cells,

and experience has taught that use the sixth trituration,

for general

where each grain

contains the one-millionth part of a grain of the cell-salt, to be the

most desirable.

Of some remedies, like Calc. phos. and Kalijnur,^ and in certain patients, lower preparations are If

often

favorable response

is

more

efficacious.

not evident from

the sixth^ substitute the third trituration, or in

more chronic

the twelfth, or even thirtieth, plish

what the lower would

or second affections,

may

not.

accom-


-

XI

The

method

best

selected

remedy

administering the

of

a size to cover a nickel, or as lie

on the point

of a

half full of water,

much

of

as will

a tmiibler

knife, in

and then give teaspoon

every hour or two, according to

ful doses

Tn acute pain

the severity of the case.

and very severe

affections the

every ten

given

be

powder

dissolve a

is to

Sometimes

it is

water; this

is

for

remedies

may if

fifteen

advisable to give especiall}^

neuralgia

scribing

alternation

or

remedy may it

in hot

when

true

and

minutes^

colic.

pre-

Two

be given advantageously in

both

are

called

for.

In

chronic diseases two or three doses daily

Or the powder may be taken dry on the tongue; a powder the size of a are sufficient.

pea for a dose.

Use separate tumblers and spoons for each medicine; never mix remedies or use but one spoon for two or more remedies.

Mix

all

medicine fresh

dail}'.

Keep

the


xu tumblers covered with a dish or paper, in order to prevent contamination of the preparation.

Recently, compressed tablets

made from

the trituration have been introduced, and

form a convenient and accurate method for taking the remedies.


TREATMENT OF DISEASES WITH THE TWELTE TISSUE REMEDIES. ABSCESS.

taining pus.

Is a circumscribed cavity con-

consequence of inflam-

It is a

mation of tissues following an injury, such

blow or presence

as a

The

chief

ness,

symptoms

of a foreign

body.

are swelling^ heat, red-

and throbbing

pain, frequently

wdth

shivering or rigors.

Treatment. tices of

—Application

flax-seed

of

or linseed.

heat, poul-

When

the

wound should be warm Aqueous Calendula^ one

abscess has opened, the

bathed with

and afterwards a cloth with some Calendula Cerate be applied. part to five,

Remedies.

when

— Ferrum

there

is

phosph.^ every hour,

much

redness,

pain

and

throbbing in the parts. Calc,

sulph,

when matter has formed;

this will assist the

and

in

many

maturing

cases

abscess unnecessary.

of the abscess

render opening the


Silica

medy and

—After the abscess breaks,

should be used.

promotes

The

healthy.

purpose

this

powder,

it

prepared from the

that

is

size of a pea,

ACIDITY.

rendering

suppuration,

best preparation of Silica for

Use the 6x

Bamboo.

this re-

It ripens the abscess

—A

trituration, a small

every two hours.

symptom

of certain types

which an abnormal quan-

of indigestion in

Frequently asso-

tity of acid is secreted.

ciated with heartburn, sour risings into the

mouth and sour Treatment. of

taste.

— Avoid

the free indulgence

starchy foods, potatoes,

mushes, pud-

dings, etc.

Remedies.

remedy.

— Natrum phosph.

Lima

sipping

may be

the chief

It is best given in hot water,

adding a powder of a

is

it

of the

6x

by

trituration, size

bean, to a cup of hot water, and before meals, or a small

powder

given dry on the tongue every hour

until relieved.


Calcar, phosph. may be given in the same way, morning and night, as a constitutional

remedy

to permanently cure the gastric weakness giving rise to acidity.

ACNE.

— An

eruption of pimples, usually

on the face and especially occurring at the time of puberty. Treatment.

—Look

to diet, avoid fat

Proper attention to bathing,

rich food.

exercise and the bowels

there

is

and

any menstrual

is

necessary.

disorder,

see

If

to

that.

Remedies.

— Natrum mur. 12x trituration;

a dose night and morning should be given to -persons

who

with bad, earthy complexion,

are bloodless and inclined to be con-

stipated and generally depressed in body and mind. Kali mur, 6x three times a day, for pimples on face and neck, especially after errors in diet pimples filled with thick, white

matter.


Calcar. phos,

—Especially

during time of

Menses are apt to be rather too early and too free in young girls; much Take a powder, size of a pea, backache. puberty.

three times a day.

AMENORRHOEA.

— Suppression

of

menses

or their non-appearance at time of puberty.

Treatment.— Nourishing outdoor exercise, too

much

school

Remedies.

salt

food, plenty of

Avoid

water baths.

work and home study.

—Natru7n

mur, 12x

—A

small

powder night and morning, in chlorotic and anemic girls, w^ho are depressed mentally, have a sallow complexion and inclined to be constipated. Calcar. j^^^osph, 6x

— Same

dose

may

be

given after Natrum mur, has been taken for

one month. Kali phos, 6x

may

be

given

when, in

consequence of the menstrual disturbance, bronchial

the patient

and lung troubles appear, and is depressed, languid and weak.


ANEMIA.

—A

condition of poor, watery

most frequent

blood, or of bloodlessness,

puberty and in young

girls,

at

characterized

by pallor of the face and absence of color from the lips. It is a condition depending on other causes, and constitutional

ment alone

Treatment.

ing

—Avoid

the excessive use of

Good nourishing

iron.

treat-

will benefit.

food,

warm

and out door exercise are

cloth-

much

of

benefit.

Remedies.

— Cahar. phosph. 3x,

three times a day.

supplying

new

powder This remedy acts by

blood-cells.

a

Waxy

appear-

ance of skin, headache, ringing in vertigo, cold extremities,

tendency

ears,

to pro-

fuse menstruation.

Ferrum pJiosph, 3x follows the above as soon as improvement of the general health There is a lack of red blood in the sets in. lips, blue rings under eyes, tendency to cough, headaches. Natrum mur, 12x, a powder three times

system, pale


6 a day

is

young

especially useful in

girls

with dirty complexion, who have frequent palpitation, are blue and melancholy, have

bad dreams,

symptoms

constipation,

of malaria

backache

— such as

and

chills, fever-

ish turns, perspiration, neuralgia, etc.

ANGINA PECTORIS^

or Breast-pang,

is

a

around the heart, coming on suddenly, impeding breathing and of most painful character. May be dependent on

neuralgia

diseased condition of the nutritive vessels of the heart itself.

Remedies. tion, a

— Magnesia

powder

dissolved

a

in

pJiosph.

size of a

cup

of

6x

tritura-

lima bean to be hot water, and a

swallow to be taken every minute until relieved.

Kali pJiosph. 6x trit., a powder night and morning may be given occasionally to ward off

the attacks.

APPETITE, the use of

Loss

tonics,

of.

Treatment,

containing

— Avoid

drugs and


spirits.

Plenty of fresh

air

and moderate

exercise and bathing in salt water should

See that the bowels are in a

be enjoyed.

good condition. Remedies. ness,

— Kali

pJiosph.

Nervous weak-

gone feeling, palpitation.

Calcar,

pJiosph.j

flatulence, acidit3^

when

there

is

much

Especially useful after

any acute illness or when associated with any drain on the system.

ASTHMA.— Difficulty

of breathing, with-

out fever, attended with a suffocative feeling, constriction across the chest, with cough and wheezing respiration. An attack is usually brought on by a cold or error in diet. Asthma is often caused by suppression of a skin disease or by enlarged lym-

phatic glands in throat, or nasal obstruction,

which ought the is

removed or treated before cured. The treatment the acute attack and eradicative. to be

Asthma can be

both for

Remedies.

Ferriiin phos.

phos,j in alternation

and Magnesia

every ^ and ^ hour,


8

when

there

much

is

wheezing, nausea and

loose cough.

Eradicatiye Treatment.

]2x

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Natrum

especially for children

sulph.

and morning,

trituration, a dose night

who suffer with

asth-

matic attacks after some skin disease, ecze-

ma,

who wheeze up

at every change of few weeks, then substitute Calcar, phospli. ox trituration, to be given in the same way. By persevering for a time with these constitutional remedies, etc.,

Take

weather.

many

cases of

BACKACHE

for a

Asthma can is

be cured.

a sj^mptom of

many

differ-

ent disorders, usually connected with uterine troubles or chronic constipation, piles

kidney

or

treated

complaints.

before

the

These

backache will

But there are some remedies ful

when

the

must

following

be

cease.

specially use-

conditions

are

present.

Remedies.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Calcar.

phospli.

a dose three times a day.

6x trituration, Backache in


9

small of back in the morning, numbness,

Backache in young people who grow rapidly and after any exertion. Natriim mur. 12x trituration, a powder night and morning for backache, relieved by lying on something hard. Kali pliosph, if connected with loss of vital fluids and nervous disturbances generally. coldness and creeping sensation.

BARBER'S 1TGK.—Kali mur, 6x tion,

tritura-

a dose three times daily alternated

with Calcar

sulpli.

will cure rapidly.

the same time, the beard should be cut

At off,

bathe parts with hot water to which some

added (10 a cup), and afterwards apply some

carbolic acid solution has been

drops to

carbolic cerate.

BILIOUSNESS.— A ized

condition character-

by headache, drowsiness, furred tongue, and constipation.

loss of appetite, bitter taste

TreaTxMENT.

—Persons

subject

ness should not eat too

much

to bilious-

meat, drink


10 plenty of water, avoid coffee and high living

and take plenty Remedies.

of exercise.

— Natrum

sulph.

6x

trituration,

a powder every three hours; coated tongue, sallow

yellow eyeballs, soreness in

skin,

region of liver, flatulence.

Kalimur,^

Natrum

caused by eating rich food.

if

pliospli.^ if

with a bright yellow

BOILS

coated

— Conical hard swell-

with considerable inflamma-

and acutely tender

tion,

is

fur.

(See Abscess).

ings, attended

the tongue

to pressure.

They

slowly inflame, get larger, come to a head,

and

finally

centre,

suppurate with a core in the

which

is

ulent matter, and

ment

discharged with the purall

pain ceases.

of the system,

from abuse

torpidity

of

Derangeof food

and

the circulation, often causes

boils.

Accessory Treatment.

— Foment with hot

water, and then poultice with fresh linseedmeal or bread and milk, applying linen rags


â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 11 soaked- with

Calendula lotion afterwards.

The

(For medical treatment, see Abscess.

diet should be in accordance with the con-

dition of the patient

if

;

living freely, a spare diet

but

if,

below

little

may

be advisable;

the contrary, the system

on

par, a

and

of full habit

is

a

more generous regimen

should be adopted.

BRAIN-FAG.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The

result

of

overwork,

worry, anxiety, loss of sleep, too close application to business, study, etc., character-

ized by impaired

memory,

dullness, nervous-

ness, sleeplessness, depressed spirits, lack of

appetite and strength.

Remedies.

^

Kali phosph. Gx trituration, a

dose in the mornins:, and Silica 12x trituration,

will be

a dose at night,

used persistently,

found the most

effective remedies.

They will restore

sleep, appetite, confidence,

and

It

strength.

may

be

follow with Calcar, pliosph,

necessary

6x

to

trituration,

a dose before every meal, especially

if

there


12 is

a good deal

general coldness, or a

of

tendency to night sweats^

BRONCHITIS.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Inflammation

the

of

tubes which convey air to the lungs. There is

usually fever, constant and violent

cough,

tation,

hoarseness,

irri-

uneasiness

of

breathing, oppressed and anxious wheezing,

whistling

cough

is

or

rattling

first,

followed by

expectoration of frothy, thick streaked mucus. attacked, the

If

This

to

others,

is

and

loose,

One attack

and gives

with

be

the form most

rise

Here the cough

chronic bronchitis. sistent

the smaller tubes are

dreaded in children.

predisposes

blood-

or

shortness of breath will

especially severe. to be

The

respiration.

generally dry at

much

is

to

per-

yellowish

expectoration.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;A

.Treatment.-

warm, equable tempera-

ture of about 70 degrees should be kept in

the

room,

and the patient put

to

Liquid diet: milk, gruel, stewed fruit

bed.

may


13 In chronic bronchitis, a

be given.

warm

climate will prove very beneficial.

Remedies. tion;

drj',

a

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ferrum phosph.^

powder dissolved

in

6x, tritura-

water, and

teaspoonful doses every hour will modify the attack very materially, and fi^uently

cure without any other medicine.

It

be continued twenty-four hours, and

cough then gets Kali mur.

may

two hours. suffice.

loose, pain

should if

and fever

be alternated with

it

the less,

every

This treatment will generally

Kali

siilpk.

may

be

substituted

when the cough gets very loose and there is much rattling of mucus in the chest. A tablet of the

hours.

The

6x may be given every two chief

remedies for chronic

bronchitis are Kali sulph., Calcar, phos., and Silica.

for

Take one remedy three times daily

one week, then change to another.

improvement shows

itself

If

continue the rem-

edy in a higher trituration, and not so frequently.


14

BUNIONS

ment on the

Inflammation and enlarge-

joint of the great or little toe.

— an Dose— Two tablets dry on

Medicinal Treatment. cacious remedy.

Silicia is

effi-

the tongue, once a day for a week, then

wait three days and repeat.

Accessory Treatment.

Armca

of

lotion (one

—The

appUcation

teaspoonful of the

tincture to four or five tablespoonfuls of

water) by means of a linen the part, especially

mation and pain.

An

avoided*

there

if

bandage over is

much

All pressure must be

arnica

bunion plaster

be applied to the enlargement. cases

it

may

inflam-

be necessary to

may

In some paint

the

bunion with Iodine.

BURNS AND SCALDS.—Treatment.—

(1)

Cover the burn immediately with cotton wool, to exclude the air; or, for the same object (2), cover with linen rags, or cotton w^ool saturated

the

wound

with olive

oil;

or (3) powder

plentifully with flour, keeping


15 it

well covered by

new

applications

if

nec-

essary; or (4) cover the whole with a plaster of

soap,

made by scraping white curd

soap,

and working

it

into a salve with tepid

water, and spreading

fire,

upon linen or mus-

Slight or superficial burns or scalds

lin.

may

it

be relieved by holding the part to the or by applying

spirits

of

turpentine,

wine to them. In dressing burns, puncture the blisters and remove the old skin, but expose the wound brandy or

spirits

of

as little as possible to the action of the air;

do not dress oftener than once a day, and do not disturb the parts by washing them. The exclusion of the air from the part affected it is

is of

the utmost consequence, and

best to apply that dressing

be obtained the quickest. line is

which can

Carbolized vase-

an excellent application, and should

be substituted for plain olive oil tainable.

when

ob-

Internally, give Ferritin phosph.

6x, trituration, a

powder dissolved

and teaspoonful doses every hour.

in water,


16

CARBUNCLE.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;A

constitutional

disease

by circumscribed inflamma-

characterized

tion of the tissue under the skin, leading to ulceration

volved.

It

and death of the tissue ingenerally comes from a de-

pressed state of health.

It is usually situ-

ated on the back of the neck, or trunk. is

distinguished from a boil by

size,

constitutional

symptoms and

its

It

larger

sieve-like

opening.

Treatment. patient

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Keep up the strength

by nourishing

food.

of the

Poultice with

flaxseed and dress with aqueous Calendula lotion.

When

Calendula

healing

cerate.

recommended under i^emedy

Kali

is

is

commenced, apply

Internally, use treatment ^'Abscess.''

Whatever

given should be alternated with

pJiosph,

6x

tablets,

one tablet every

two hours. Carbuncle

is

a serious disease,

and ought

have the care of a physician. In his absence, the above treatment will be found to

the best.


17

CANCER,

Malignant Tumor.

or

malignant because

— Called

tends to increase indefinitely, to recur after removal, and to it

invade other parts of the body.

— Nothing

Treatment

is

more

certain

than that remedies can influence the devel-

opment, and sometime cure, these growths; but

it

skill.

requires patience and the physician's

The Tissue Remedies are frequently all forms undoubted

use in the treatment of

of screat

Among

tumors.

of

those

of

value are Calc, fluor.^ Silica^ Gale, pliosph.

and Kali

sulpli,

Calc, jluor,

brenst;

— Knots,

hardened

anywhere.

kernels,

glands;

Take one

etc., in

hard

tablet of the

the

swelling

3d

trit.

night and morning; after a week, take the 6th,

and

later,

full action of

dies

may

the 12th, in order to get the

the drug.

The other reme-

be substituted and used intercur-

rently.

Kali pJiosph.

and

— For

the pains of cancer,

for the offensive discharges.


â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 18

CATARRH, in its various forms, is one of most common diseased conditions

the

known. It attacks all ages and classes, and tends to run a chronic course, and predisposes to serious diseases of the lungs

and other organs. all

the passages of

The skin which lines the body nose, throat,

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

bronchial tubes, oesophagus, stomach, is

called the

little

etc.^

mucous membrane. Countless

glands come to the surface of this

skin, or

membrane, and exude

into

the

passages a thin liquid called mucus, which

keeps the passages smooth and moist.

Ca-

tarrh totally changes the condition of these

and inflaming them and by causing the death of many of their glands by enlarging

These dead cells are next expelled from the mouth of the gland in a stream upon the surface of the mucous membrane. What had been, in health, a thin liquid secreted from the blood, and containing just the properties to keep the membrane smooth and healthy, becomes now a thick mass of dead matter. While this change cells.


19 in secretion is evil is

going

on, another serious

taking place, namely, the enlarge-

ment of the glands, which causes them to crowd against one another, and to thicken the mucous membrane^ so that its normal properties and conditions are changed to those of disease. This process is what constitutes catarrh, and it may occur in any mucous membrane, but is most common in the nasal tract, usually as result of repeated colds in an organism predisposed thereto or

where the digestive organs or the skin are otherwise unhealthy. The symptoms besides the discharge, which is usually thick and more or less offensive, are dullness of the headâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;pains in head, sense in children

of smell impaired, breath offensive, etc.

TreaTxMENT.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Regulate the

diet; keep the

upon maintaining a healthy action of the skin by daily sponging and friction; insist upon wool being worn next the skin night and day, summer and winter; insist upon well ventilnted bowels

open; insist


20 sleeping

apartments

year round

;

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; open

windows the

teach the patient to breathe

to fully expand the and have him practice lung gymnastics until he does this properly; and have him live in the open air as much as possible. As a curative and prophylactic agent

through the nose and

chest,

in nasal catarrh, pure air is the best topical

application and also the best general tonic.

Kalimur.

Hawking

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dryness and stifiness of nose.

mucus from- the back part of The most satisfactory remedy to begin treatment. Take one tablet every 3 hours. After a week follow it with of

the throat.

Calcarea

pliospli.^

which

is

especially

Nose The patient takes cold very readily. This remedy has a decided tonic action on the mucous membrane and may be used intercurrently with other remedies that may be indicated. Take one tablet after meals and at bedtime. Natrum mur is the best remedy when useful in chronic catarrhal conditions.

seems swollen or

is

ulcerated.


21 the discharge

is

thin and watery.

ning colds" are frequent. lips.

bloodless

Run-

Cold sores on

Loss of smell and

catarrhs in

*'

Chronic

taste.

who have

patients

much backache and headache. Kali sulph,

is

the remedy

when

the secre-

tions are yellow, slimy.

Natrum

sulph.^

when

there

secretion of greenish mucus. enza,

and when the patient

damp

weather.

Silica

may

is

profuse

After influis

worse from

be required in very obstinate

where the discharges are offensive or where there is a painful chronic dryness of cases,

the nose, or plugs in the nose or ulceration of

the

mucous membrane.

followed by Calcar, jluor. selected

remedy may be a

This

may

be

The dose of the powder of the 6x

trituration, the size of a pea, three times a

day, or one tablet.

After the

sixth has

been tried for a time, substitute the twelfth.

Same dose


22

CATARRHAL FEVER is characterized by by a profuse mucous discharge from the head and chest, the head slight fever followed

feels

stuffed^

the nostrils are obstructed,

frequent sneezing, watering of the

there

is

eyes,

and often sore throat and cough.

Treatment.

—The most

effectual

means

of

good nursing in a moderately warm

relief is

and equable temperature a warm bath, or immersing the feet in hot water, and promoting perspiration by a hot bed and warm drinks. Animal food and stimulating drinks must be abstained from. If there is a liability to catch cold, do not

at

once

when coming from the cold air, endeavor to get warm by approaching a hot fire, but do so

by degrees.

Use plenty

of

cold

water daily over the chest, shoulders, throat

and neck, sponging freely for two or three and applying a rough towel or flesh brush afterwards until well warmed. minutes,

Remedies.

— Ferrum

j^^^os^h.

and

Natmm

mur^ one tablet of each every hour alter-


23

When improvement shows

riately.

itself,

lengthen the interval between the doses. Calcar pliosph.^ one

tablet

three

times

daily for the remaining debility. It will act as a tonic.

CHANGE OF LIFE.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; With

the disappear-

menses most women suflfer more or less with disturbances in the circulation and in the nervous system. The ance

of

the

usual complaints are attacks of heat flashes, perspiration, palpitation, nervousness, sink-

ing

headaches,

sensations,

these

be greatly benefited

Avoid

etc.

Some

of

disturbances are inevitable, but can

narcotics,

benefit derived

by proper treatment.

stimulants, etc., for the

from them

is

delusive and

only very temporary. Remedies.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ferrum

phosp.

will

benefit

the tendency to flashes of heat, sleepless-

and cold feet, etc. Kali phos, the gone, sinking sensations,

ness, hot spells

the restlessness and nervousness; also sensations of numbness.


24 Magnes.

phos.

abnormal

palpitations,

pains, etc.

Dose let

of the selected

remedy

— One tab-

three times a day, or oftener for more

acute attacks.

CHEST AFFECTIONS

(See Bronchitis, Pleu-

risy, etc.)

For pains in chest the best general remedy is Ferrum phos.

CHICKEN POX.—A

pustulous eruption

resembling smallpox, but its

much milder

in

character and shorter in the duration of

its

the

The fever

stages.

eruption

after the

is

generally

appears twenty-four

commencement

.slight,

hours

of the disorder,

and disappears on the fourth day. The symptoms appear about thirteen days after exposure to the infection. Treatment.

— Ferrum phos, and Kali mur.

are the only remedies required.

necessary to give ease

is

many

It

is

not

doses, as the dis-

mild and runs a short course.


25

CIRCULATION, FEEBLE.

—A

constant

hands and feet blue and cold skin wherever it is exposed, such as face and hands. feeling of chilliness; coldness of ;

Treatment.

open

air,

— Plenty

of

exercise

in

the

good, nourishing food, salt water

baths, massage, etc.

Ferrum phosp, and Calcarea pliosp,^ one in the morning and the other at night, will soon regulate matters, if there is no organic heart trouble present.

COLD IN THE HEAD tion

and inEammation

(Coryza.)— Irrita-

of the

mucous memThe head

brane of the nose and eyes. feels

stuffed

and heavy, particularly over

the eyes and about the root of the nose, an increased discharge issues from the nose,

causing soreness and excoriation, and there is

sneezing,

throat, etc. is

the

eyes,

generally a mild ailment, but

ring in aged to

watering of

sore

Cold in the head, or catarrh, if

occur-

persons, in those predisposed

consumption or in those who are asth-


26 matic or

who have

pleurisy or pneumonia ous.

A

from bronchitis, may be very seri-

suffered

neglected

it

cold

is

said to be the

cause of half of our diseases in the form of bronchitis, quinsy,

erysipelas,

rheuma-

tism, neuralgia, inflammation of the lungs,

consumption, Treatment.

etc.

— See Catarrhal Fever and Ca-

tarrh.

COLDS OF INFANTS.— Snuffles. febrile

excitement,

of the

nose,

sneezing,

wheezing and

— Slight

obstruction difficulty

in

taking the breast^ followed by discharge of mucus from the nose with excoriation and watering of the eyes.

Accessory Treatment. A warm bath at 96 degrees before going to bed, or placing the feet in warm water will generally relieve; and if there is much stuffiness, the bridge of the nose may be rubbed w^ith a little simple ointment or sweet oil. Children should not be accustomed to hot rooms, but taken into the open air freely, care being taken that their feet are dry and warm. Remedies.

—Same

as

'^

Catarrhal Fever.''


;

27 COLIC.

—Pain

bowels, usually due to

in

flatulence, indigestible food, drinking cold

water,

worms

or other intestinal irritation,

lead poisoning, etc.

There

is

children

usually no fever present.

there

is

with

much

it

In

crying,

drawn up towards the stomach, rumbling in bowels and writhing of body, legs are the pain

relieved

is

by firm pressure and

hot applications.

Trk^tment.

—Apply heat

to

abdomen and

be sure that the feet are dry and give

an injection of warm water

warm if

the

bowels have not moved. Remedies.

— Magnesia phos. 3x

trituration.

Flatulent Colic, forcing the patient to bend

double; in children the legs are drawn up.

Colicky babies

when they cry half

the time;

no interference with nutrition. Dose.

—Take

a

powder

size

of

a

lima

bean and dissolve in a tea-cup of hot water

and

let

the patient sip

until relieved.

it

every few minutes


28

Natrum phos.

6x.

— Colic with symptoms

of acidity, sour smelling stools,

vomiting or

where worms are present. Give one tablet every hour, and when the immediate symptoms are relieved, give one tablet three times a day.

Natrum groin.

ment

suljph.

— Colic

starting in right

Flatulent complaints after confineor during menses.

bitter taste in the

Bilious colic, with

mouth.

Lead

colic.

CONCUSSION OF THE BKAIN.— Due to upon the head and injuries require

falls

rest, application of

times cold

is

Remedies.

more

hot water, though somegrateful.

— Natrum

suljpK

6x is of

special

benefit for the chronic efiects of falls

the head.

Take a dose

upon

at bedtime.

CONSTIPATION.—Costiveness,— Stools

less

frequent than natural, with hard excrement

and

difficult

evacuation, generally a mere

more general disease and frequently resulting from seden-

symptom

characterizing a


29 tary habits, indigestible food, the use of aperients,

inaction of the liver, or weak-

ness of the bowels caused by a general de-

rangement

of the digestive organs.

Treatment.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The bowels should be

solici-

ted at a regular time every day, even

if

must be and daily friction used over the stomach and bowels with the hand or flesh brush. A cold bath, either sitz or shower, or using cold water over the abdomen, should be taken every morning, together with the employment of a coarse towel or flesh glove. Avoid purgathere

is

no action

active exercise

;

taken in the open

air,

tives.

Diet.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;A

change of diet will generally

prove beneficial, and care must be taken

not to eat too much at a meal, and to what is partaken of be simple, easy of

let

di-

and consisting more of vegetable brown bread, barley bread, wholesome ripe fruit, baked pears or

gestion,

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

than animal food^ apples

;

avoiding salted meats, cheese,

rice,


30 highly-seasoned dishes and the like.

Cold

spring water should be freely partaken of

on rising in the morning, and between each meal, but very little liquid should be taken Figs and dates are of benefit. at meals. Remedies.

— Kali

sulph.

— Habitual consti-

pation with insipidj pappy taste

and yellow

sWmy coating on tongue. Natrum mur. Dry stools, with

smarting

bleeding,

feeling

after

torn, stool.

and difficult to pass. Hemorrhoids, headache and backache accompanying. Rectum seems to have lost the Silica, power of expulsion, faeces recede after Stools are hard, dry

having been partly expelled. Constipation of poorly nourished children with pale, earthy face. Calcar

j)hos.

— Costive,

blood, specially in

old

hard

stools

with

people, associated

with mental depression, vertigo, headache.

— Of the selected

remedy take one 6x three times a day. When improvement shows itself, take it less often. Dose.

tablet of the


31

CONSUMPTION OF THE LUNGS.—Tuberculosis. '

—There

is

no question of the heredi-

tary character of this disease, even though there

is

germ

a

immediate

as its

cause,-

Probably both, the germ and the acquired or hereditary weakness

must be present in

order that this disease can develop. sons

who

ha.ve catarrhal conditions of the

organs

respiratory field

Per-

an

present

inviting

and should be careful about associa-

ting with consumptives in close relation-

ship or occupying beds and rooms recently

occupied by tuberculourj patients. Symptoms. shortness

—General

of

debility, loss of flesh,

breath,

fever, especially

cough,

hoarseness,

towards evening and night

Careful examination by a physi-

sweats.

cian can only determine the diagnosis.

Treatment. careful

— So

hygienic,

much can dietetic

be done by

and

climatic

measures, that professional advice should

always be sought. Good nourishing, easily digestible

food,

fresh

air,

avoidance

of


32 exposures to rapid changes in the weather,

warm

clothing,

Liver

are

all

essential.

— Cod-

Kumyss, Cream, fresh benefit and should be pro-

Oil, Maltine,

butter are of vided.

Remedies.

cording to

—These

must be selected acthe general symptoms of the

patient, character of cough, state of stom-

ach, bowels, etc.

Cahar there

phos.

Among

—In

the

the chief are: beginning,

when

hoarseness, sufibcating

is loss of flesh,

cough with soreness and dryness

attacks,

of throat, dull aching in the chest, chronic

coughs and night sweats with cold extremities.

Calcar

with the

sulpJi.

—When

cough

is

the expectoration

bloody

or

greenish

yellow. Silica.

— Nightly

paroxysms

of

cough

with tickling in throat, emaciation, profuse night sweats.

Offensive foot sweats.

Con-

stipation very marked.

Much

patient is always cold.

This remedy em-

prostration,


33 braces most of the

symptoms

that belong to

the phthisical dyscrasia, consequently

is

it

of great value for the constitutional condi-

tion in hereditary cases.

Dose of

the selected

remedy

the 6x

use

potency in tablets and take one three times After several weeks, take the 12th

a day.

potency in the same way.

Ferrum

pJiosp.

should be used intercur-

rently for colds in patients inclined to con-

sumption

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; breathing short, oppressed, hur-

ried with heat and feverishness.

ness and

Hoarse-

dry, sometimes from lungs. Blood

cough, usually

bleeding of nose

or

bright red, frothy.

Dose.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dissolve

a

powder

of

trituration in half a glass of water

teaspoonful doses every hour.

the

and take

When

provement shows itself, lengthen the vals between the doses.

CONSUMPTION OF THE BOWELS similar remedies as above. Silica

6th

im-

inter-

require

Calc. phosph.,

and Natrum phos. being the

chief.


34

COTJOH. This is a symptom of colds on the chest, of inflammations of the chest organs or chronic catarrhal conditions. See Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Consumption, etc.

Remedies.

—-Ferrum

cough after

colds,

pliosp,

— Short,

sore feeling

in

dry chest,

Of great value in the begining of any trouble with the respiratory

feverishness.

organs, especially in children. Will usually

cut short the attack.

Kali mur, Loud, noisy stomach cough; croupy, hard cough; thick, whitish expectoration.

Kali tion.

suljoh,

— Cough

Much

rattling

Patient feels worse in

with yellow secreof

mucus

warm

in

chest.

room.

Magiies pJios.—'&paswLodiG and whooping cough, worse at night. Dry cough in ner-

vous patients.

Calcar pJios. Suffocative cough, better lying down. Cough with expectoration of tough, stringy matter.

Natrum

sulph.

all-goneness

in

— Cough with sensation of chest.

Chest

very

sore.

Thick, yellowish mucus.

One

tablet of 6th potency every 2 hours.


35

CRAMPS.

— Sometimes

especially of the calves to painful

certain

and

muscles,

feet, are subject

contractions which

are

called

cramps, coming on generally during sleep.

Treatment.

— Magnes,

pliospJi. is

the only

remedy necessary. sixth potency at

CROUP.

Take one tablet of the bedtime for a few nights.

— True croup

disease and always

is

a very dangerous

beyond the

spliere of

domestic treatment. Fortunately catarrhal

by far the most frequent form and yields very readily to simple^ hygienic and remedial measures. Usually the attacks come on suddenly at night, the child awakens with a hoarse, croup or

false

croup

barking cough, or less feverish. sets in

is

frightened,

restless,

more

After several hours, sleep

and the next day the child may be

comparatively well.

Frequently a similar

The very attack occurs the next night. suddenness of the attack and the violence

symptoms coming on after exposure cold or from some change in the weather

of the

to


â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 36 speaks

harmless

comparatively

the

for

Catarrhal Croup, whereas, a slow, insidious

development with marked boarseness that continues and grows worse with more or less fever

which

is

marks the onset

of true croup

a violent inflammation of the Hning

membrane of the wind-pipe, producing a peculiar membranous secretion, interferring with this

respiration.

membrane

croup.

It

It generally

presence

the

is

characterizes

that

commences

of

true

like a cold

with more persistent hoarseness succeeded

by

fever,

difficult

cough.

breathing,

wheezing,

and ringing or hoarse

whistling, barking

Croup rarely occurs

of seven years, but is

after the age

one of the most dan-

The cold and

gerous diseases of children.

croupy cough may sometimes exist for a day or two before a paroxysm or fit occurs; or a child

may

go to bed apparently well

and have an attack worst form. tained.

complaint in

Medical aid

Cold and

den changes

of the

damp

should be

its

ob-

atmospheres, sud-

of temperature,

wet

feet, in-


37 sufficient clothing,

are

low and moist

localities,

the exciting causes of croup, and one

attax^k generally predisposes

the patient to

subsequent ones. Treatment.

— Put

^

on

a

around the throat, changing Remedies, disease are

—The

hot it

compress

frequently.

chief remedies for this

Ferrum ][)hosph, and Kali mw\^

given alternately every half-hour.

symptoms do not improve

after

If the

several

hours, substitute Calcarea pliosph. and Cal-

During convalescence, give Calcar, sulph. three times a day Use until complete restoration of health. the 6th trituration or tablets, dry on the carea fluor every hour.

tongue.

CRYEsia OF

INFANTS.— Crying, accom-

panied by restlessness, indicates unpleasant sensations;

crying with drawing

up the

legs to the abdomen, points to colic; citing with crowding the fingers into the mouth,

indicates pain from teething; crying

coughing, denotes pain in the chest,

when

etc.


— 38 Tre^TxMENT.

— See that the child way — dry and

especially the

feet

the feet by an open all

is

and abdomen. fire, if

com-

warm

in every

fortable

Toast

possible; loosen

bands and see that no pins are pricking

any

part.

Remedies.

—These should

be selected ac-

cording to the most probable cause as mentioned

above.

3x

In

general

use

Calcar,

powder to be dissolved in a cup of hot water and given to the child in sips every few minutes, to be followed, if necessary, by Magnes. phospli. 3x trituration, given in the same way. During the teething period the occasional

phosph.^

trituratioUj a

use of Calcar, phospJi. will prevent

unpleasant restless and crying

many

spells.

DEAFNESS FROM A COLD may

frequent-

ly be greatly benefited by remedies. Use Ferrum pliosp, 6x, one tablet, three times a

day, to be followed in a few days, if necessary, by Kali rnur., same dose and preparation.

If it resists this

treatment and there


:

39

no wax in the ear which ought to be removed by gently syringing with warm is

water, consult a physician.

DEBILITY general

may

is

state

a term used to designate a

of

be due to

bodily weakness

many causes;

and strenuous work

of

which

long-continued

any kind, night-

watching, after any acute

illness, or in

con-

sequence of some drain upon the system. The treatment consists in supplying good nourishing, easily digested food, plenty of fresh air

and sleep in well ventilated bed

chambers, avoidance of alcoholic stimulants

and

of

most advertised so-called tonics and

the judicious use of one of the following

remedies

Kali phosph, suffers

most

sleeplessness, tion,

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When the nervous system

as evidenced b}^ nervousness,

weakness from the

bodily and mental.

pressed

and

in

a

least exer-

Patient

sensitive

state.

is

de-

One

tablet of the 3rd potency should be taken

in a cup of hot milk three times a

day or


40 oftener

if

there

also loss of appetite for

is

food generally. Calcar,

young

pliosph.

is

often

called

for

in

chlorotic girls, near the age of pu-

when they are very restless and nerThey want to go away from home, and, when away, they want to come back again; they suffer from headache when at berty,

vous.

school; they develop very slowly; circula-

and nose cold; constant headaches from artificial light, from atmospheric changes worse on top of the

tion imperfect;

ears

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

following exhausting dis-

head;

debility

eases;

menses apt

to

be

too

early,

with

faint feeling in the stomach; a feeling of

soreness in the back.

rapidly growing

ened

by

In anemia of young,

people, in

women weak-

childbearmg,

rapid

prolonged

suckling, or excessive menstruation or leucorrhoea,

power.

it

has

Take one

wonderful

restorative

tablet of the third trit-

uration four times a day.

Natrum mur. where the blood

In is

anaemic conditions,

thin and watery

;

chlor-


41 osis,

with habitual feeHng of coldness in

back; skin pitation;

dirty, sallow; frequent pal-

is

menses;

delayed

constipation;

watery, smarting discharges between

during

terrible sadness, especially

riods;

pe-

menstruation; backache relieved by lying

on something hard; the neck

and

ciated,

emaciation

is

much ema-

continues

even

while living well.

Especially useful after

abuse

patient shows

of

quinine;

aversion to bread NatriLin mur,

is

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; longing

for

especially the

malarial symptoms. tablets of the sixth

marked

salt

food.

remedy

for

It is best to give it in

and twelfth

trituration,

a dose three times a day.

The dentition period of by more

DENTITION. children

is

usually characterized

or less disturbance in the mental, gastric or

other child

As

condition. is

more

a general

Very frequently

fretful, restless

and

the

sleepless.

remedy during the teething

period, a nutritive remedy, nothing is better than the administration of Calcar jyhos.j


42 a powder three times a day.

This can be

given in the milk or given dry on the

tongue or in a Uttle water.

Ferrum pliosph.

is

the remedy for fever-

ish turns.

Natrum mui\ when the

child drolls very

much. Magnes,

pJios.

if

it

twitches, and has a

dry spasmodic cough, also for colicky turns. Dose. small

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Of

the

selected

remedy, give a

powder every two hours.

DIABETES

is

a

constitutional

wasting

disease frequently due to nervous states of

a depressing character, hke worry, anxiety, etc.

of

It is characterized

mouth and

throat,

by great dryness

burning thirst for

and profuse urinSkin is dry, often with itching and eruption,

large quantities of w^ater ation, containing sugar.

accompanied boils, etc. The treatment consists in regulating the diet, and avoiding so far as possible starchy food.


43 Remedies.

— Kali

phospJi. especially after

depressing emotions, patient

ous and restless.

3x

for one

wdiich

week

substitute

is

weak, nerv-

Give one tablet

of the

three times daily, after

the

6th,

and

later the

12th potency.

Natrum ing,

miir.

Great

thirst,

much

wast-

and constipation, are the special indi-

cations for this drug.

Dose.

— Same

as above.

DIARRHOEA — Looseness

A

too frequent

the

of the Bowels.—

and copious discharge from

bowels, frequently accompanied with

pain in the stomach, nausea or vomiting, rumbling in the bowels, coldness, and, in

with burning pains, violent extreme weakness, and even fainting; sometimes lasting only a few hours, and sometimes months or years, and may be caused by bilious or gastric difficulties, cold, impure air and food, mental severe

cases,

straining,

emotions, etc.


44;

Treatment. best plan

is

—For to

an acute

avoid

all

attack,

the

food for a few

hours; then take mutton broth with barley, or

chicken broth and

rice,

boiled milk,

avoiding solid and irritating food kinds, as fruit, vegetables, etc.

bowels and feet bed,

if

warm and

of

all

Keep

the

dry.

Rest in

possible.

Remedies.

— Ferrum phospJu^wtitery

stools,

or undigested with colicky pain.

Magnes. phosph.^

if

the pains are especi-

ally severe.

Kali mur.^ when the stools are bloody or contain much mucus, tongue coated white. Dose.

— Of

the selected

remedy

a dose

should be given after every evacuation.

For chronic diarrhoea, the best remedies are

Calcar, pJiosph,

Take one

and

Natrum

sulpli.

tablet of the sixth potency alter-

nately night and morning and after every evacuation.

DIPHTHERIA. of

the

—A peculiar inflammation

mucous membrane

of

the throat,


â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 45 accornpanied by the production of

which

is

a false

membrane

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; patches

of grey or

wash-

which deposit on the tonand which are small at first, but gradunlly increase and threaten suffocation. The disease is attended with great prostration. It usually sets in with shivering and great depression, dryness and tingling in leather-like spots sils,

the throat, difficulty of swallowing, vomiting, is

and sometimes headache. The tongue is no active fever.

loaded, but there

Ferrum phosph, and Kali mur.

Remedies

should be given in alternation every hour. If

there

is

vomiting

Natrum mur.

of

watery

fluid,

give

instead.

Kali phosph, corresponds to symptoms of blood poisoning, very ofiensive

discharge

and breath, also, for the paralytic states, resulting from diphtheria. A dose every

two hours. If the larynx becomes involved, give once Calcar. fluor,

Never

A

at

dose every half hour.

fail to call in early, in

every sus-

pected case of diphtheria, the best profes-


46 sioiial

advice you can obtain

;

it is

too seri-

ous a disease for domestic treatment. Blood poisoning and heart failure or croup setting in,

when

all of

may

help

be practically useless,

which might have been prervented by

timely care of a physician.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

DIZZINESS. When it occurs in nervous subjects who, without having any active symptoms of dyspepsia, do not well assimilate the nutritive portion of the food.

Oalcar, phosph.

1 x.

One

tablet

after

meals.

BISCHARGtES from any mucous membrane according to their characteristics require different remedies. If fibrinous,

stringy,

gl^^y? KctU mur.

watery, serous, Natrum

If

Kali It

sulph.

If

does not

imir.

If thick,

yellowish^ Natruin plios.

make any

selection of the remedy,

difference in the

whether the

dis-

charge be from the nose, throat, ears or pelvic

organs,

it

is

the character of the dis-

charge w^hich determines the remedy.


47

DROPSY.

—Various

dropsical

affections

can be benefited by the Tissue remedies,

when they

but

are the results

disease, usually heart

diseases,

chief

and Kali

liver

of deep-seated mis-

of serious import.

A

should invariably be consulted. cipal remedies are

organic

and kidney, or

they are signs

and

of

physician

The

prin-

Kali mur.j Natrum mur.

sulph,

DYSENTERY— Bloody-Flnx.— A disease of the larger bowel, in which the stools are

frequent and often bloody, attended with griping and straining, and, in

the

form

There ex-

ists

of the disease,

with fever.

acute

frequently an urgent desire to evacuate

which are confined, accompanied with violent straining; and the stools contain little or no ordinary matter, but consist principally of pure mucus, mucus mixed with blood, pure blood, or the

bowels,

greenish, bilious, brownish, or blackish, pu-

Dysentery generally arises from sudden exposure to cold, indigestible trid

matters.


48 food, unripe fruit,

autumn

occurs in

or

weather, in damp, unwholesome

localities.

The treatment consists in and careful regulation of the

rest,

warmth

diet.

Avoid

beef-tea, meats, vegetables.

Boiled milk,

mutton broth, milk found of most benefit.

rice,

toast,

will

be

— Kali mur.

and Ferrum jyhosp, taken in alternation every two hours will generally sufiice in mild cases. Remedies."

Kali

plios.^

when

the

stools

contain

mostly blood, are offensive and there

is

falling of rectum.

EAR, DISEASES OF

THE ^Earache,— Vio-

lent pains in the ear, even little

when

there

is

or no perceptible inflammation, some-

times so intense as to cause delirium, fre-

quently

the

result of

a chill,

and

oft-en

existing in connection with toothache.

Treatment. jpliospJi,

relieved.

A

—Apply heat and give Ferrum

dose every five minutes until


49

Hamming

in the Ears,

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kali

phosph.

is

the chief remedy. Discharge from the Ears.

Kali mur.

Sil-

and Calcar, j^^^osj^h, are the principal Give a dose three times a daj^ of one for one week then substitute the But in all chronic disnext, and so on. ica

remedies.

chi^rges

an

from the

ears, it is well to consult

aurist.

ECZEMA

is

a disease of the skin,

frequent in early childhood.

It is

very

usually

accompanied by great itching. The treatment includes, besides remedies, careful regulation of the diet, avoiding over-feed-

ing especially, and

avoidance of too fre-

quent w^ashing of the parts.

Instead of

pure water, use oatmeal or bran water, and after bathing, apply freely corn starch.

a rule, salves

As

and medicated applications

are not advisable.

Remedies.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kali

mur.^ Kali

sulpli,^

jSlatrum jnur, are the chief remedies.

and Give


50 one tablet of the sixth potency night and for one week; then substitute the

morning

twelfth potenc}^, and

if

no improvement

is

apparent after two or three weeks, use one of the other remedies in

Remember

the

same way.

an obstinate and chronic affection, and needs time and much patience. it

is

ERYSIPELASâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; St. Anthony's Fire.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A

su-

and inflammation which disappears under pres-

perficial shining redness,

of the skin,

sure of the finger, but returns as soon as

the pressure

is

removed.

There

is

gener-

and a burning heat and tingling rather than acute pain. It frequently follows injuries; blisters often form on the inflamed surface (vesicular erysipelas), and ally fever,

it

sometimes assumes a severe and danger-

ous form.

The more common exciting causes of and loss of resisting power from disease, abuse of stimulants, vmdue exposure to cold, disordered stomach, wounds, etc. erj^sipelas are debility


51 Treatment.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Avoid

cept flour, cornstarch

applications ex-

all ;

or,

when

procurable,

Honey sometimes

ripe cranberries.

is

also

.very efficient.

Ferrum

phospli,

principal remedies.

ternately

Kali

disease

is

checked.

should be given instead,

suljjJi.

it, if

the

until

there

is

A

dose

be given every hour until improve-

ment shows

itself.

EYE, DISEASES OF.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Many forms

of sim-

pie inflammation of the external eye

be

bUs-

may be alternated much nervous disturb-

ance, weakness, restlessness, etc.

may

if

Kali pJiosph,

ters form.

with

and Kali mur. are the Give hourly doses al-

successfully

treated

with

remedies; but, as a rule,

all

the

may

tissue

eye troubles

should be intrusted to the care of a specialist.

Ferrum loliospli.

is

the

remedy

for in-

flammation of any part of the eye, burning sensation, red

and inflamed look, cannot if simd were under

bear light, sensation as the

lids, letters

blur while reading.


52 Kali muT.

— Affections

mucus, ulcers

with discharge

of cornea.

Natrum mur. — Muscular ralgic pains

of

asthenopia, neu-

around eye, with much water-

ing of eyes; granulated lids. Silica

— Styes,

and indurations

kernels

of the lids; scrophulous ophthalmia.

The selected remedy should not be given For chronic Give a

lower than the sixth potency. affections the

twelfth

is

better.

dose night and morning.

FEVER—Simple or Inflammatory.— Shi verand pains in the back, followed by hot, dry skin, thirst, headache, ing, sickness,

short breathing, quick, full pulse, 'loss of appetite, is

and scanty urine.

Simple fever

mostly a slight and transient disorder

when

occurring alone, but w^hen fever ac-

companies eruptive or eases, it become.^ Trt-z^tment.

—In

more the

inflammatory disserious.

treatment of fever,

the room in which the patient

is,

should

be cool, airy, and well ventilated, and kept


53 at

an even temperature of about sixty deThe covering to the bed should in

grees.

general be light, but suited to the feelings the linen should be often

of the patient;

changed, and the patient may be frequently sponged down with tepid water. The diet must be light, easy of digestion, and unstimulating

— barley-water,

thin gruel,

or

arrowroot, toast-water or water to allay the thirst

;

ice-water or ice

mouth, and also fresh

may

also

grateful.

and

Kumyss

Ferrum

be held in the

be allowed.

Lemonade

Unfermented grape

plios,

is is

is

juice

admirable foods in

are

cases where fever

quired.

may

stewed or in most cases

fruits

all

present.

the

only remedy

Dissolve a powder of

re-

the third

trituration in half a glass of water

and give

teaspoonf ul doses every hour until relief

is

obtained, then less frequently.

Kali pJws,

—For

nervous fevers, quick irregular pulse, with nervous excitement and much weakness mouth dry, blisters around mouth, with tendency to delirium. A dose of the 6th every hour.


54

FLATULENCY—Wind Bowels.

in the Stomach or

— Fullness

Symptoms.-

men; rumbling

in the abdo-

in the bowels; severe pain;

accumulation or copious discharge of wind, a

symptom

of indigestion.

and Oalcar phos. are the Take Magnet pliosph.^ principal remedies. Macjnes

one tablet

2)^^os.

of the third

potency after meals,

and repeat every half hour until better; take Calc, phospli, night and morning as a constitutional remedy.

GASTRIC DISTURBANCES-— Acute tric catarrh, diet, etc. tite,

The

usually caused by errors

mental

cold,

gas-

in

states, specially anger,

chief sj^mptoms are loss of appe-

pain in the pit of the stomach, bloat-

ness, coated tongue,

bad

taste,

nausea and

due

to errors in

vomiting.

Remedies

—Kali mur.^

if

diet, especially fat food.

Natrum

sulph,,

if

symptoms, jaundiced

assorted with

liver

pain in

right

skin,

side, flatulence, diarrhoea,


55 Dose.

— Take a dose every two hours.

See Indigestion.

GLANDS—Glandular are

of diseases

by the

more strikingly benefited and espe-

tissue remedies as acute

cially chronic

glands

Affections.— No class

inflammations of the various

throughout

the

There

body.

is

usually a scrophulous taint at the bottom to account for the readiness with

which,

from

glands

will

ment

apparently slight causes, the

grow painful and of

chronic

cases

swell.

The

requires

treat-

patience

and not too frequent change

of remedies.

remedy

for all acute

Kali mur, swellings. cases. tion.

is

the chief

Calcar, pJiosph, for

Commence with

more chronic

the second tritura-

Give three doses daily for one week;

then give the third, sixth and twelfth potency in the same way. rating glands.

jSilica for

suppu-


56

GOUT— (Arthritis)

Pains in the joints,

with inflammatory or chronic cold swelhng, and symptoms of deranged digestion. Pains are generally severe, and the inflammation

mostly attacks the smaller joints, particularly the first joint of the great toe,

becomes

red,

hot and swollen.

It

which some-

times suddenly changes from one location to

another and returns at intervals, vari-

ous joints or parts becoming aflected after repeated attacks.

Gout

is

mostly a heredi-

tary disease, coming on without any evi-

dent external cause, generally preceded by disorder of the digestive organs, and ac-

companied by a plethoric

state of the sys-

tem.

—The chief remed}^

Remedies.^

X

6

acute

attacks,

hours.

is

Natrurn

a dose three times a day.

sulph,j

If the

Natrum pliosph.

For

Ferrimi phos. every two stomach is involved give every two hours.

—The

must be very spare during the acute symptoms, as Accessory Treatment.

diet


57 thin

bread and milk^ light

gruel,

bread

puddings, barley water, arrowroot and the like,

Keep

oranges, roasted

grapes, etc.

apples,

the affected part in such a moder-

ately cool state as to be comfortable to the patient, without being so

warm

as to aggra-

vate the severity of the attack, or so cold as

to

check the insensible perspiration.

External applications are generally of use in a

of gout; those

fit

little

which are warm

doing no good, and those which are cold

having a tendency

to

suddenly check the

inflammation, and thereby produce harm. jKiunyss

and unfermented grape juice

be used freely.

Friction with

brush during convalescence

and the limbs and regularly

is

the

may flesh-

beneficial,

affected parts should be

sponged with

cold

salt

water

every morning, and well wiped and rubbed afterwards.

The

diet,

should consist of a

during convalescence,

little

digestible animal

food once a day, with eggs, bread,

no wines or

spirits.

etc.,

but


58

GRAYEL. Whenever there is a sandy sediment in the urine care should be taken to change the diet^ avoiding too rich food and drinking plenty of pure water. The chief remedy is Natrum sulpJi,^ a tablet three times a day;

much

but

there

if

acidity at the same time take

pliospli.

is

Natrum

instead.

GUMS, SCURVY OF THE— Canker of the Mouth.— Offensive smell in the mouth with a glutinous bloody discharge

which are

from the gums,

hot, red, soft, spongy, very sensi-

tive, retracted

from the teeth and subse-

quently ulcerated along their margins. Treatment.

— Avoid

food

that

tends to

produce acidity, such as sweets, rich food, etc.

Kali mur.^ 3x trituration.

powder about the

size

half a glass of water

of

Dissolve

a

a lima bean in

and take teaspoonful

doses every two hours.

be taken after Kali mur,

Natrum if

do not improve very rapidly.

the

rnur.

may

symptoms

1


59

HEMORRHAGE. to

hsemorrhages

from any

dency

to

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The remedies

may

orifice

used for bleeding

be

The

the body.

of

adapted

ready bleeding

ten-

sometimes met

is

with in persons predisposed thereto,

in

such even slight wounds bleed freely, profusely and for a long time.

may

This tendency

be overcome by the continuous consti-

tutional Calcar.

treatment flitor,^

Kali

using

of

^^Aos^j^A.

remedy

each

and occa-

sionally.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Treatment of Acute Hemorrhages. Ferritin phospli, generally suffices, especially in chil-

dren that grow rapidly.

Blood

is

bright

red.

Kali mur, when the blood

is

dark, black,

clotted or tough; vomiting of such blood.

Kali jjhosph, in weak, delicate people, in the aged, and where the blood

is

blackish,

thin, like cofiee grounds.

Of the selected remedy a dose may be given every five to fifteen minutes until relief is obtained.


60

HAIR.

—Falling

out of the hair

a fre-

is

quent sequel to fevers, but here the loss is only temporary; and can be stayed by taking

three

Calcar, pliospli,

For the loss and thinning

a

is

good tonic

Too frequent washing

procedure.

to be advised.

and

An

day.

a

of hair not thus

connected faithful brushing

car. fliior.

times

is

not

occasional dose of Calwill be

Silica

found benefi-

cial.

HEADACHE.

—Pain

in

the head, either

over the head or in a particular spot,

all

arising

from various causes,

matism,

congestion,

affections,

constipation,

stimulants,

fatigue,

as

cold, rheu-

indigestion,

nervous

mental emotions,

eye strain, growth in

nose, etc.

Catarrhal Headache,

Symptoms.

— (From

—The headache

a cold.) is

oppressive,

frequently better in the morning, worse in the

evening, the

eyes are

full

of tears,

sneezing, dry heat in the nose, some cough, etc.


61 Treatment. be

ally

all

— Ferrum

that

phosph, will gener-

Take a dose

needed.

is

every half hour. Congestiye Headache.

— (From

determina-

tion of blood to the head.)

Symptoms.

—Fulness and heaviness

of the

head, accompanied with giddiness, particularly on

beating of the arteries visible,

and heat, the on the neck being

stooping, throbbing

vomiting as the pain increases; the

pain worse on shaking, moving the head, lying

down

when

standing.

or stooping, sometimes better

Principal remedy

Neryous Headache. head.

is

Ferriim j^hosph,

—Neuralgic pains

Symptoms.

— The

attacks

periodical, the pain

is

of

are

frequently

a tearing, throb-

bing or hard-aching character, and felt

on one side

of the

circumscribed spot. sore to

in the

(^Megrim. J

is

often

head only or in a

The painful part

feels

pressure; light, noise and mental


62 agitation are intolerable, and the headache is

often attended with severe retching or

vomiting

of bile

the

—Kali

and Ferrum alternately every half hour during

Treatkent. ^oliospli,

and mucus.

attacks.

Natrum mur,

pliospli.

Between the attacks take for one week, then Silica for

one week, and so on alternately for a time.

The attacks

will grow^

less

frequent and

severe.

HEAD SYMPTOMS OF THE CHIEF SUE REMEDIES.—

Consult these

in

TISpre-

scribing for the different kinds of headache.

Ferrum

phospJi,

— Headache

from

cold,

sun exposure; throbbing pain; cold relieves the pain; headache with red face and eyes; riish

blood to head;

of

motion,

noise, jar,

menstrual period. Calcar.

jjhosph.

worse from any

combing

hair,

— Headaches

children, especially at about

of

the

and

at

school

time of

puberty; head feels cold, bruised, worse from any exposure; much dizziness; ill-


63

humor; want

of disposition to

do anything;

forgetful, dull.

Kali

— Headache of students and

pTiospli,'

those worn out after mental

by

noise,

weariness,

b}^

fatigue

emotions; pain

which 3'

— old people, and

awning;

pain

made worse sleeplessness,

irritates;

sometimes

re-

lieved by eating; menstrual headache with

hunger; tongue coated brownish with foul breath; pain in back of head and across eyes.

— Spasmodic pain; very

Magnesia pliosph,'

severe neuralgic headache

;

shooting pains,

with sparks before eyes; headache due to eye troubles; better from warmth.

Natrum mur. tion,

— Headache

with constipa-

with vomiting, with watering

and with drowsiness; after

loss of

of eyes,

animal

fluids; profuse discharges, night sweats, etc.

Here follow with Calcar, pliosph. Chronic and sick headaches headaches before and ;

during menses, especially in

school girls

who stud}^ hard, are run down; anemia; headache commences in the morning, in-


64 creases

towards noon, and gets better in

I

evening.

Natrum bitter taste; etc.

—Bilious

headache with biUous diarrhoea; cohcky pain,

sidj)h.

Also for pain in back part of head, at

the base of the brain

;

must go

to

bed in a

darkened room; cannot tolerate noise. Silica. Headaches from nerve exhaustion; after excessive mental strain; nervous, sensitive patients; weakly persons, fine

skin,

pale

nourished.

face,

lax muscles;

imperfectly

These respond quickly to this

remedy. Consult, also, the Index of Sjrmptoms.

HEART, PALPITATION OF THE,— Palpitation or pulsation of the

heart

felt

dis-

and predominantly, sometimes even heard, or so strong as to shake the patient or the bed on which he may be lying, and which may arise from nervous debihty, tinctly

hysteria, severe bodily suffering or violent

emotions, constipation, indigestion, torpid liver,

weakness from

loss of

blood or other


:

65 discharges,

gouty condition, excessive

a

bodily exercise, disease or excitable condition of the heart, etc. Palpitation from Debility.

Ferrum edy.

If

jyJwsph. is the

coming on

stitute Calcar,

Treatment.

most suitable rem-

after acute iUness, sub-

loliospli.

HEART TISSUE REMEDIES. — pliosph,-

— Weak

heart;

Calcar.

around

sharp pain

palpitation with anxiety, lowed by trembling weakness.

the heart;

Ferrum 2:)lios2oli

—First stage of

all

fol-

acute,

inflammatory diseases involving the heart; pulse rapid and full; regulates the circulation.

Kali

pliospli.

— Intermittent action

of the

heart; ill-efiects of mental emotions, palpitation, pain, etc. ;

palpitation from slightest

cause; physical or mental exertion.

Magnes, phosph.

— Shooting

pain

around

heart w^ith spasmodic attacks of palpitation.

Natrum mur. Watery condition shown by anemia^ dropsical

blood,

of

the

swell-


66 ing,

ready flushing, and palpitation; con-

around heart; fluttering and

striction

in-

termittent pulse.

HEARTBURN.

— Heartburn

and water-

brash are prominent symptoms of indiges-

produced by acridity of the secretions.

tion,

Heartburn consists in a sensation of heat or burning, which extends from the stomach to the throat; and waterbrash, in the vomiting or regurgitation of a watery, sour, or bitter fluid.

Treatment. that

—Avoid

all

articles of

you know from experience

food

to disagree

with you.

Natrum phosph, Take one eating.

is

the principal remedy.

tablet of the sixth potency after If

there

is

much

Calcar, pliospli, in the

flatulence take

same way.

HICCOUGH—Hiccup. Treatment.— Holdthe most simple, and in

ing the breath

is

many

most

cases the

effective

way

of stop-

ping hiccough, or drinking a draught of


67 cold water.

may

When

occurs in infants they

it

be placed to the

to this little trouble,

breast.

If

subject

attention should be

paid to diet^ care being taken not to eat too quickly, nor too

Magnes. phosph.

much

is

at a time.

the only remedy re-

quired.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rough

and indistinct voice and cough, sometimes accompanied by pain, asthma, and rattling in the throat. It frequently results from a chill, and often

HOARSENESS.

accompanies measles, croup, influenza, Treatment.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Use

plenty of

etc.

cold water,

or cold salt water, and cold sponging, with

The

diei

should be plain and simple; take but

little

vigorous

friction

afterwards.

meat, and avoid stimulants; keep the feet warm, and do not exert the voice. Drink warm milk and seltzer during an acute attack and take Ferrum pliospli. and Kali mur. alternately every hour. In very obstinate

cases

tablet every

take

two hours.

Calcar.

mlpli.^

one


HYSTERIA

a

is

condition

weakness, where the patient

of is

nervous

emotional,

which self-control is largely lost; laughing and crying alternate with each

and

in

other; all sorts of abnormalities of sensa-

any disease may be simu-

tions take place;

lated; feeling of a

lump

in the throat; pain

as of a nail in the head, are very

sensations.

common

The hysterical patient

is

usu-

very highly nervous organization and very unstably balanced. ally of a

Treatment

medicinal to some extent,

is

but mainly moral and

hygienic.

Do

not

show too much sympathy with the patient and her innumerable aches and pains; encourage

self

control, self

f orgetf ulness

;

en-

courage her to take interest in others, to

have a mission reading

of

aimless

some kind. Discourage and trashy literature.

Avoid excitement of all kinds, late hours, stimulants, tea and coffee, rich food, etc. Build up the general system by simple but nourishing food, aided by unfermented


69

Grape Juice, Malted Milk, Maltine, Kumjss, Regular exercise in open air, judicious use of bicycle riding, driving, swimming, walking with a cheery companion, all

etc.

tend

the lost stability

restore

to

of the

nerves.

Kali throat ing

;

— Nervous attacks — feeling a

pliosph,-

tense emotions ;

hysterical

hysterical

fits

from

in-

ball rising in

of

of laughing

and cry-

yawning and spasms

;

gen-

eral nervousness.

Nutrum

niur,^

when

laying menses, patient

and

sad

relieved

w^eak.

when

All

associated with deis

greatly depressed,

symptoms

the

perspiring freely.

Cakar, phosph.j as a constitutional

may

tonic,

be given twice a day in the food.

INDIGESTION.— Derangement ach.

are

—Indigestion

includes

all

of the Stom-

those almost

indefinable and inexpressible states or conditions of disease arising from or depend-

ent

upon slow or

weakness

of the

difficult

stomach.

digestion

These

may

or be


70 either acute or chronic

;

they

may

either

from having partaken of indigestible, unwholesome, heavy, fat, sour or flatulent food, or from over-eating, etc., or they may arise

become chronic from a long continuance

of

exciting causes calculated to impair the digestion

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as too much

ercise,

long-continued indulgence in

study, too

ex-

little

warm

drinks, stimulants, purgatives, patent medicines, etc.

Treatment.^

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Look

to

the

Avoid

diet.

whatever you know from experience

to

disagree with you, but do not encourage any dietetic theories. Remember what is good for one patient is not necessarily adapted to another, even when suff*ering with similar symptoms. Every adult ought to

know

himself better than ariy one else

what kind

of food

with him.

Usually a mixed diet of simple

is

most likely

to agree

nourishing food, eaten slowly and well masticated

and

at regular intervals

is

better

than restriction to some one or two

arti-


71

Sometimes a

cles.

glass of pure California

claret

with the principal meal will be of

great

benefit; especially

weak and illness,

coffee

is

this true in the

debilitated, aged and after acute

and

in total loss of appetite.

cannot

taken

be

try the

When

Homoeo-

pathic Coffee, which possesses a good deal of the flavor

and

taste of true coffee with-

out any deleterious effects. Remedies.-

stomach

is

— Ferrum

pJiosph,

— Pit

of

the

tender to touch; vomiting; pain

after eating;

flatulence;

loss of

appetite;

disgust for milk; cannot take meat; cannot

bear tight clothing; thirst for cold water; desire for stimulants.

Kali mui\

—Tongue

coated;

complaints

from rich and fatty food; bitter taste; liver sluggish, with pain in right side under shoulder.

Kali phosph, Hungry soon after eating; gone feeling in stomach; pain in left side; weakness of heart constant pain in a small ;

spot in stomach; great nervous depression.


;

72

—Yellow-coated

Kali

suljoh.'

sation as of a load

tongue; sen-

and fulness

at the pit of

the stomach; pain in stomach; waterbrash.

— Cramp

Magnes. phosph.

constriction; hiccough;

in

stomach

marked regurgita-

tion after eating; craves sugar; gastralgia.

Natrum mur.

— Stomachache

with much

waterbrash; offensive breath; bowels constipated; loss of desire for smoking;

very

thirsty; sour taste; aversion to bread; red spots on pit of stomach.

Natrum risings;

— Great

phospJi.-

moist,

creamy

acidity;

coating

of

sour the

stomach troubles from presence worms; heartburn; vomiting of dark,

tongue; of

cofiee-ground fluid.

Natrum

sulph,

— Biliousness;

bitter taste

mouth; vomiting of bitter fluid; heartburn copious formation of gas, which gets

in

;

incarcerated in intestines. Calc, j)hosj)h, is

—A

course of this remedy

useful in all chronic cases of indigestion;

pain after eating; craving for bacon, ham, salted

and smoked meats

pain relieved by ;


HO

eating and raising wind; almost an infallible

remedy

for

excessive accumulation of

gas in the stomach. Calc.

j)^^o^P^i,^

Ix

a

trituration,

powder

given in water half an hour after eating,

is

efficacious in non-assimilation of food.

Calc. sulpli.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Desire

for fruit, tea, claret

and green vegetables. Chronic dyspepsia, with much Silica, chilliness; extreme hunger; disgust for

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

warm

food,

and intolerance

alcoholic

of

stimulants.

INFLAMMATIONS

are

so

of

serious

a

character as to require the immediate at-

tendance of an experienced physician.

symptoms

are heat, pain, swelling, redness,

The

increased pulse, restlessness, etc. stage of all inflammations, fever, heat, etc., tion

is

Ferrum

of

powder

size

half full

The

of

of a

when

first

there

is

met by the administra-

79^08/9/^.,

6x.

Dissolve

a

lima bean in a tumbler

water and give teaspoonful

doses every hour.

Later, after a day per-


74 haps,

may

it

be well to alternate with

Kali mur,^ 6x, given in the same

it

^vay.

(See separate diseases.)

INFLUENZA— Grippe.—Influenza difiers from a common cold principally in there being oppressed respiration and great prostration

of strength.

epidemic.

Its

It

is

frequently an

sudden onset,

with great

w^eakness, pains in limbs, back and joints,

headache and fever, characterize the attack.

The treatment

consists

of

in

rest

bed,

nourishing food, egg-nog, sherry and egg, broths, etc.

Natrum

sulpTi. is

the principal

throughout the course for

many

of the

remedy

disease and

of the after effects.

Calc, pJiosph.

and Kali

])^^ospli,

may

be

given during convalescence and for the re-

maining debility. four times a day

A first

dose

may

be

taken

one, then the other.

INTERMITTENT FEVER.

—A paroxysmal

disease, usually consisting of chills^ fever


75

and sweat, coming on in one, two or more days' interval, caused by malarial germs, occurring in marshy places, damp, lowlying neighborhoods, and associated with a good deal of headache, backache, liver and There

spleen disturbance.

may

much

be

irregularity in the different stages, one

or

two being absent entirely, or the whole may assume a masked form as ob-

condition

stinate neuralgias, gastric disturbances, etc.

Treatment.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;As a

rule,

the services of a

physician wdll be required to select a curative

remedy and superintend the general

treatment,

but

the

quently cure the Chief

among them

tissue

most is

remedies

obstinate

Natrum

fre-

cases.

salj)h.

In

the absence of any special symptoms, this will be is

found the best general remedy.

especially called for

ious

when

It

there are bil-

symptoms, yellow complexion, bronzetongue, bilious bloody

colored coating of stools.

Natrum mur,

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chill

morning about 10

is

apt to return in

o'clock;

great

thirst;


76

headache; ralgia of

backache; fever

head and

In order to

face.

prescribe

this obstinate disease,

tween the attacks

neu-

blisters;

successfully for

the conditions be-

and fever should be noted, they indicate the curative remedy more likely than the character of the of chills

must

different stages, although these, too,

be included in our estimate of the case.

JAUNDICE.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jaundice

characterized

is

by yellowness of the whites of the eyes and the skin, whitish or clay-colored stools, and saffron-colored urine. It is attended with more or less derangement of the diJaundice is caused by gestive functions. gallstones, disease of the liver, super-abun-

dance

of bile,

improper food,

cold, or sud-

den emotions, etc. The treatment must include careful tention Fruit,

to

gruel,

diet,

meat,

avoiding

lemonade

are

at-

coffee.

useful

and

grateful to the patient.

Natrum

sulph. is the chief

remedy. Take


77 a

Kali mur.^

every four hours.

dose

caused by cold and the tongue

is

if

coated

whitish.

KIDNEYS.— The kidneys

are

liable

to

various forms of disease, and are especially to be attacked after

whose mode

much

of

life

middle age and in

men

involves high living,

exertion and worry, indifferent at-

tention to

These forms of

exercise, etc.

kidney disease are

and need the A comthe kidney, due which are sup-

serious

all

careful attention of the physician.

mon form

is

congestion of

to chill, the

symptoms

pression of

urine, pain

of

in back, swelling

around eyes, and dropsical conditions elsewhere. The treatment for this is to put the patient to bed, apply heat or give hot

— milk — Ferrum

bath; light diet

Remedies.

a dose every sets in.

Kali

is

the best.

pliosph.

may

be given,

two hours until improvement

.

mitr, for the dropsical

Natrum mur,

symptoms.

— Brick-dust

sediment;


78

One

bloody urine. alone, or

in

remedies

of the best

conjunction with

others, in

Bright' s disease.

Natrum sulpli, aids in throwing off gravel by increasing the secretion of urine. Of the selected remedy take a dose three times a day.

KNEE, SWELLING OF, may

due

be

to

rheumatism or disease of the joint. Any trouble around the knee-joint should be examined by a physician. Kali rnitr. and Calcar. pliospli. often act kindly in these affections.

LEGS,

CRAMP IN THE.— Sudden

contrac-

tion of the muscles of the calves of the legs,

frequently occurring at night.

The principal remedy is

Magnes,

pliosj^h,^

for this

condition

a dose every quarter of

an hour for a few doses. Calcar, pJiosph.^ a dose night

Follow with

and mornings

LEUCORRHCEA—Whites.— Causes.— Cold and moisture, frequent excitement

result-


79 ing in debility, inactivity of the body, re-

laxing pleasures, late diet,

imprudence

in

stimulating

hours,

inattention to

dress,

the bowels, disease of ovaries and

wombj

etc.

In order to treat this aflection success-

whole daily life of the patient must be regulated. Everything tending to

fully, the

local congestion avoided, simple but

ishing food taken, sufficient

not too much.

and down

nour-

exercise, but

Be cafeful about going up

stairs, bicycle riding, etc.

Local

cleanliness, but not necessarily syringing, is

a requisite to the cure.

remedy, remedy; it acts as a constitutional tonic and is especially useful for young girls. The patient takes cold easily and the discharge is like albuminous mucus. There may be Oalcar.

pliosph,

is

the

chief

either alone or as an intercurrent

local irritation, itching, etc., of the parts.

Natrum mur,

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The discharge

irritating, smarting.

There

may

is

water}^,

be back-


80 ache, headache and evidences of impover-

ished blood.

Kali sulph,

and

— Discharge

yellow, greenish

thick.

Silica,

— Leucorrhoea

menses; patient

takes the place of

is cold,

Of the

very sensitive and

remedy take a dose three times a day between the menstrual periods; take one remedy for three constipated.

weeks, then another tute Calcar. pJiosph.

LIPS.

—The

lips

selected

if

indicated, or substi-

'

are

subject to

become

sore, cracked, dry, scaly or swollen, or are

the seat of a herpetic eruption ^^cold sores."

The

best treatment consists in the appli-

cation of cold cream and the internal use of

Kali mur, for cold

Natriim

sores, blisters.

miir, for cracks in the corners of

the mouth, or center of lip; sore lips from cold

;

swelling of upper lip

— a dose

every

three hours.

IIVER AFFECTIONS by pain

in right side,

are

characterized

under right shoulder-


81 blade, soreness, bilious

symptoms, constipa-

tion or loose yellowish stools, etc.

See Gastric Derangements.

The principal

liver

tissue remedies are

the following:

Natritm sulpli.- Pain in region of liver; morning diarrhoea; rumbling in bowels; jaundice

bitter taste.

;

Natrum

miii\

— Jaundice,

with

drowsi-

ness, thirst, headache.

Kali mur,

—Tongue

coated

wdiite,

from

errors in diet, rich, greasy food; cold food, chilling stomach.

LUMBAGO.

— Rheumatic

pains

in

the

loins.

The treatment consists in application of warmth, friction, porous plaster, and the administration of Ferrum jphosph.j a dose every hour until relieved.

LUNGS.

— The

various

diseases

of

the

lungs require careful hygienic, dietetic and

medicinal treatment.

The

latter

may

be


82

found almost wholly in the use of the

tis-

sue remedies, for just in the treatment of

acute and chronic, lung diseases they have

won

their greatest laurels.

tion,

Pneumonia, Pleurisy,

LUNGS, BLEEDING

(See Consumpetc.)

FROM,

is

always

alarming, but not so immediately danger-

ous as ally

is

one

commonly feared

;

but

of the accidents of

it

usu-

is

consumption;

demands prompt attention. The treatment should consist in rest; patient's head and chest must be well supit

ported with pillows.

Application of cold;

drinks and food of the simplest kind; ice;

room must be well aired and cool. The principal remedy required is Ferrum Dissolve a powder of the sixth phosph. trituration in a tumbler of cold water and the

give patient teaspoonful doses every quarter of

often.

an hour for several doses, then

Follow with Oalcar. j)hosph, as a

constitutional a day.

less

tonic,

a

dose

three

times


83

MEASLES.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;An infectious fever attended

with an eruption of a purple rash, consisting of slightly elevated minute dots disposed in irregular circular forms or crescents,

preceded

about the

ej^es,

about four or ])y

by

catarrhal

nose,

bronchia, for

days, and accompanied

five

inflammatory fever.

four

and

symptoms

For the three or

days before the appearance of the

eruption,

symptoms

of

a

sneezing,

cold,

and feverishness, drowsiness, oppression, nausea or vomiting, and a hoarse or ringing, loud cough are present. The, ^eruption appears on the fourth or fifth day, and disappears on the eighth or ninth it rarely attacks the same person a second time, and ;

frequently prevails as an epidemic. sles

may

Mea-

be simple or complicated, malig-

nant and dangerous. Accessory

Treatment.

which the patient

is

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The

room

in

should be airy, dark-

ened, moderately warm, and perfectly free

from draughts, much care being taken that the patient does not catch cold, both during


84 the eruption and for some time afterwards.

He may

be sponged

The

tepid water. light,

down

frequently with

diet should be at first

afterwards more nourishing;

mal food should be avoided, and

all ani-

drinks

all

should be given tepid, so as not to

chill.

eyes from

light.

Protect the

The danger

of

measles

strong

too

is

more

effects, especially bronchitis,

in the after

pneumonia,

etc.

The principal remedy is Ferrum pliospJi,^ which may be given every two hours, so long as the eruption

is

not out perfectly, or

cough is troublesome. It by or alternated with the tongue is coated, the cough

so long as the

may Kali

be followed miir.^ if

hoarse, glands swollen, ness.

more or

less

During convalescence give

jjJwsph.^ a

deaf-

Calcar.

dose every three hours until per-

fect health is restored.

MEMORY-DEFICIENT advancing age, or it may

is

a

of

be temporary in

nerve exhaustion, after acute

taxed brain.

symptom

illness, over-

4


85

The treatment consists in cessation from mental labor and the administration of Kali phosph,^ a dose three times a day.

MENSTRUAL MSORDEES.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The pearance

shows

of

itself

the

menstrual flow

first

ap-

usually

about the fourteenth year, but

it may appear later, frequently earlier. The mother should apprise the daughter beforehand of its character and meaning. So far

as possible, the girl, before pubert}^, should

have an outdoor

life

and there need be no

difference in the physical education of the

sexes until then.

The

late

appearance of

the menses need cause no alarm eral health does not sujffer.

non-appearance.

the gen-

Sometimes the

poor state of the general health of their

if

is

the cause

Avoidance

of too

close application to study; early hours, reg-

ular habits, simple food, plenty out-of-door exercise, judicious use of the bicycle; avoid-

ance kindi4

of of

stimulants,

coffee,

excitements and

tea,

etc.

;

repression

every hysterical tendency; wholesome

all

of lit-


86

and companionship^ and wise superby the mother of everything pertain-

erature,

vision

ing to the daily

the

life of

conditions

the

These are

girl.

healthy development,

for

and vigorous and happy maidenhood, and the best possible preparation for her destined future ^

When

life as

wife and mother.

the general health

below par,

is

give good nourishing food, sea bathing, and see that the girl is not tired out by the con-

stant going ing, so

up and down

common

stairs

and march-

in our public schools.

not let her do any

home work,

she retires very early and sleep in the morning.

Do

but see that

is

allowed to

poor policy in

It is

these cases not to permit the child to finish

her morning

sleep.

Better

schooling until her health

is

sacrifice

the

better.

For

these cases, a course of Calcar,

2^^^osph, in

various potencies, and continued for quite a while, will yield

wonderful

There are usually

toms before the headache,

results.

premonitory

symp-

menses appear, such as

languor,

backache,

pain

in


87 breasts, etc.

Usually these pass away very

When

soon.

the iiow

is

established great

care must be taken to prevent either cessation

from

cold, especially cold,

wet

feet, or

an excess of the flow from too stimulating

Warm

cloth-

warm stockings and much importance

in es-

food, late hours, excitements. ing,

especiallj^

soled shoes are of

thick

tablishing the regular order of the menstrual periods. Scanty, Absent, Deficient or Checked Menstruation. chill

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When

or sudden

suppressed from

cold, a

emotion, a hot foot-bath,

hot drinks and rest in bed will restore the flow. If there is headache, flushing of face,

Ferrum

pains, etc., give

pliosph. a

powder

dissolved in half a cup of hot water every

hour until relieved. Calcar pJiosph.

scanty

menses.

is

the

best

remedy

for

Give a dose night and

morrring between the periods. Painful Menstruation. at the period is

very

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; More

common

or less pain in

young un-


â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 88 married women, but judicious medication

and attention to the general health will relieve the most cases unless due to organic

Avoid

trouble.

all local

treatment, but use

the remedies, together with rest during the period,

warm

applications, hot stimulating

drinks, etc.

Magnesia pliospli. is the principal remedy and should be taken in hot water every quarter of an hour until relieved. Between the periods take Calcar. phosjyh, and Kali phospJi.j one in the morning and the other at night.

Menstruation, Profuse or Too Frequent.

Causes. lants,

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stimulating

warm

diet,

abuse of stimu-

baths, fatigue, compression of

the body, sudden emotions, violent exercise, a

weakening mode

of life, long sick-

ness, excessive nursing of infants

at

the

breast, etc.

^ Ferrum phosph. to regulate the

is

the principal remedy

Take a dose every

flow.

two hours or oftener,

if

very profuse.

In


89 the interval between the periods, take

it

night and morning. Calccn\ fluor, ally relaxed.

when

It

the system

is j2;ener-

should be taken between

the periods as above.

Kali mu7\j

if

the color of the flow

is

dark,

thick and coagulated.

Kali

phosjoh.j if flow

is

bright red and

offensive.

Natrum mur,^ if pale and watery. Patient has much headache, backache and is anemic.

Begin with the sixth trituration for

the acute

symptoms during the menses, Between

taking a dose every two hours. the periods, take

a

dose of

the twelfth

trituration night and morning.

MILK. gical

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Lactation

process

suckle,

if

and

natural physiolo-

is a

every

possible, both

mother should

for her

own

sake

and her child's. There is a very close bond of sympathy and connection between the breasts and uterine organs, and orderly healthy readjustment of the system after


90 labor

baby.

is

groatly furthered by nursing the

If the flow of

milk

is

rather scanty

or too watery, give plenty of nourishing, liquid food,

cocoa, milk, oatmeal, maltine,

together with a powder size of a lima bean of Calcarea phosjjJi.j

with the food.

2nd

trituration, given

If the flow of

milk

is

too

profuse, substitute Oalcctr fluorica 6x, given in

the same way, and restrict the use of

much

fluid.

The same treatment

used in order to dry up the milk.

is

to be

Besides,

the breasts should be covered with cotton batting and bandaged snugly.

MOUTH.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nursing sore

mouth, aphthous

sore mouth, consist in the formation of tle vesicles on mucous membrane mouth, gums and tongue.

Remedies.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kali

mur. and

are the chief remedies.

lit-

of the

Natrum mur.

Dissolve a small

powder of each in a glass half-full of water and give spoonful doses every two hours alternately.


91

MUMPS. the

— Inflammation

and swelling of which somethe throat and is conspic-

mider the

glands

times extends to

uous externally.

ears,

It generally increases

till

the fourth day, and then gradually sub-

and

sides;

evidently

is

often epidemic.

It often

or scarlet fever, or

is

and

contagious,

follows measles

the effect of cold or

damp. Treatment.

—The patient

should keep in

the house, and avoid exposure to cold and

damp; the glands should be fomented with

warm

water, the face tied up with a hand-

kerchief or piece of flannel, and kept erately

and is

warm, and the

light.

If

mod-

diet should be mild

the patient take cold, there

danger of a painful swelling of the

testi-

cles.

Remedies.

— Ferrum

pliospli.

should

bo

given so long as there are any feverish symptoms, a

dose every hour.

ever, there

are none,

Usually, how-

when Kali

dose every three hours, will be

all

mur.^ a

that

is


92 required. f^ive

If the swelling

should persist,

a few doses of Calcar, fluor,

NECK, STIFF.— Usually the

result of cold

or rheumatism.

Treatment.

Rub

— See

under ^'Rheumatism."

the neck with camphorated

tw^o or three folds of

round

it,

and

draughts of pliosph,

flannel

avoid

air,

or

or

oil,

worsted

exposure to

wet.

wrap cold,

Take Ferrum

every two hours.

NETTLERASH. that produced

— An eruption resembling

by the stinging

of nettles,

attended with itching, burning, or stinging

The rash often appears instantaneously, disappears in the warmth and reappears in the cold, and seldom stays many hours in the same place, and may be caused pain.

by mechanical irritation, cold, or acidity and other disorders of the stomach. Usually it can be traced to some special article of diet, shell-fish and strawberries being especially frequently the cause.


93

The treatment

consists in avoiding these

irritatmg foods, keeping the bowels in good condition, bathing the parts with oatmeal

Natrum mur, and Kali

water, and taking

mur. in alternation every two hours.

NERVOUSNESS tability is

consists in a state of exci-

and abnormal impressionability.

It

usually a chronic condition, fostered by

indulgent foolish parents, irregularity diet, especially

work,

late

of

highly seasoned food, over-

hours,

stimulants,

especially

When excessive, it l)ecoffee and tea, etc. comes hysteria and requires the same treatment, which must be mental and moral, with a view to exercising greater self conChange of air, freedom from respontrol. sibility, good nourishing food, salt water baths, bicycling are all conducive to bring about a change for the better. Kali phospli, and Calcarea pJiosph. are the principal remedies and should be given as nerve food remedies right along for some time.

Begin with the 6x trituration, tak-


94 ing three doses a day of one for one week,

then change to the other. chilly

the patient

If

and very sensitive and rather

tellectual turn of ration, a small

mind, give Silica

is

of in-

6 tritu-

powder night and morning.

After one week, change to the 12th trituration

and take the same way.

NEURALGIA may be

caused by changes in

the weather, colds, anemic

states

the

of

The pains come and

blood, injuries, etc.

go,

are burning or stitching, often associated

with cramps in the muscles, twitching, redness and swelling of face. RExMEDIES.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ferrum

given when the face pains increased on

Kali

should

plios>pTi,

is

be

hot and red and the

moving the head.

pliospli. suits

pale, irritable persons

and when pains are accom.panied with much weakness.

Natrum

miir.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Pains

ceriain time each

flow of tears.

day

that

return

at a

or are attended with

Constipation

symptom with Natrum mur.

is

a frequent


95 Magnes. pJiosph,

—Pains

that

come and

and are always made warmth. Kali sulph,' For pains that shift a good deal, and when they are better in cool open air, l)ut worse towards evening. go very suddenly

better by the appHcation of

Calcai\pliospli,

— Pains that are associated

with numbness and coldness, and always

worse

at night

and every change

of weather.

Dose. Of the selected remedy, dissolve powder in hot water and take a sip every few minutes until relieved. For more chronic conditions, take a dose every two a

hours.

NIGtHTMARE. sleep,

— Oppression

felt

during

great anxiety, excitement^ frightful

dreams or caused by

fancies,

and

slight fever; often

fatigue, late suppers, or

indi-

gestible food.

Treatment.

— Let

the

supper be light;

avoid fatigue and heavy bed clothing. Take a dose of Kali

]r)liospli,

before retiring.


96

NOSE, Bleeding from

Immerse the

the.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Treatmentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;

face in the coldest water,

and

dash cold water, or vinegar and water, up the nostrils, or apply ice or ice-water to the root of the nose, or apply cold cloths or metal to the nape of the neck or back.

Keep ble,

the head as

and

let

much

elevated as possi-

the diet be spare and simple in

As bleeding from the nose

character.

often

congestion, the treatment should

relieves

be adapted to the urgency of the symptoms,

which,

if

slight,

need not be much

Persons subject

fered with.

inter-

to nose-bleed-

life, with modand regular exercise, a nourishing avoiding stimulants, and should make

ing should lead a temperate erate diet,

a free use of cold water.

The

remedy is Ferrum plios. powder in a cup of cold water,

principal

Dissolve a

and take a swallow every few minutes until relieved.

NOISES IN

THE HEAD may

be

due

to

recent catarrh of the eustachian tube, an


97 extension from an ordinary cold, or as a result of too large doses of quinine, etc. If

from a

Ferrum

cold, take

pJios,] if

mm\

after quinine, take JSfatrmn

—a

do^^e

every three hours.

OVARIES.

—Pain

in region of

females about the time of menses

mon symptom, and

is

groin is

a

in

com-

usually connected

with other menstrual disturbances.

Rest,

and attention

to the

application

bowels,

are

of heat,

necessary.

Internally,

give

Kali pJios, and Magnes, plios.^ alternating every hour. Between the periods, take Calcar, pJios. night

and morning.

PARALYTIC SYMPTOMS.— Numbness and lameness; rheumatic paralysis; loss of sensation or motion in a part,

by the use

of

Kali mur.^

matism; later, Calcar, and morning. Silica is the

if

be relieved

due

pliospli,^

remedy,

due to the suppression

may if

to rheu-

a dose night

the condition

of foot-sweat,

is

which


98 has frequently caused paralytic conditions

and cured only by giving a remedy ing the accustomed sweat,

restor-

PERSPIRATION abnormal, when due

to

weakness, as after acute illness or general

run-down conditions

of the

body, will be

body with vinegar and water, or cologne spirits and water, and taking at the same time Calcar.pliospli,^ third trituration, a powder every three lessened by sponging the

hours.

PHARYNGrlTIS-â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Redness, pain and swelling of the mucous membrane of the mouth and

throat.

Remedies. are

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ferrum

dry, hot

pJiosph.^

if

the parts

with painful swallowing; a

dose every hour.

Kali

rnur,^ if

the tongue be coated white

and parts swollen.

Natrum pliosph,^

if

the tongue be coated

with a yellowish deposit.

The chronic form of pharyngitis is often due to smoking, which must be stopped. A


99 course of

Kali mur.^ a dose

trituration

three

of the third

times a da:y, will often

work wonders.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

PILES. (Haemorrlioids). Small tumors or lumps formed by a distention or relaxation

They may be

of the veins of the rectum.

external, or so far within the rectum as to

be imperceptible, and they bleed.

Sensation

of

mayor may

not

weight, pain in the

and thighs, straining during stoolj and constipation, frequently accompany them. Piles are frequently caused by excessive fatigue, obstinate costiveness, back^ loins

the abuse of purgatives, sedentarj^ habits, stimulating food or drinks, or by a constitutional or hereditary tendency.

Treatment. present are

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The pain and

much

irritation often

relieved by the free ap-

plication of cold water either by bathing or

immersion.

Aesculas Cerate spread on lint

and kept constantly times beneficial. is

great, rest

to the parts is

When

some-

the inflammation

and the horizontal position


100 should be observed, with a mild vegetable

Everything heating, stimulating, and constipating, must be avoided in the genediet.

ral

diet, all

highly-seasoned food and the

Individuals subject to

like.

piles

should

bathe in the sea as often as convenient, or in snlt

During an attack,

water baths.

jections of cold water suitable

exercises

should

every endeavor made *

may to

in-

be used daily;

be

taken,

and

keep the bowels

regular.

In

the

treatment

must be paid

of

piles,

to disturbances

attention

in the func-

tions of the liver, the digestive organs

the

bowels, otherwise

a

cure

and

cannot be

achieved.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Ferrum jyliosj^h. Inflamed and bleeding must be used before the tumors are hardened. Take a dose every hour and bathe with Hamamelis extract. Calcar fluor. is the chief remedy for the permanent cure. It is useful for blind piles, frequently with backache and constipiles,

pation, etc.

After an acute attack,

it is

the


101

remedy

Take Use the 6th

for the remaining tumors.

one tablet ever}^ three hours.

potency, later the 1-lh or 30th.

Magnes. piles are It

may

the remedy,

j^hosj^h. is

when the

exceedingly tender and painful.

be used in alternation with other

indicated

should be given

remedies, but

dissolved in hot water, a dose every hour.

PI3IPLES (Acne).â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An eruption frequently seen in

young, especially about the

the

time of puberty and whenever the digestive tract

is

impaired.

It consists of dis-

minute boils, seated on a hard inflamed base, which suppurate imperfectly, leaving behind them

tinct pustules not unlike very

which are slow in They generally appear on

small, hard, red tumors,

disappearing.

the tace, forehead, and chin, and are excited

much animal

by too

food, spices,

stimulants, etc.

The treatment

consists

healthy

elimination

bowels.

Eat

fruity

in

through

encouraging skin

and

vegetables, and drink


102

Thorough washing with soap and water the affected part, then plenty of fresh water.

powder with corn-starch,

will prove bene-

ficial.

The chief remedy is Kali mur, followed by Calcar. sulpJi, Take a dose three times a day.

FALSE— Rlieumatic

PLEURISY,

Stitch in the Side.— (Pleurodynia.)

Pleurisy.

—A

rheu-

matic affection of the muscles covering and passing between the ribs, which produces

an acute pain in the side increased on spiration.

It

is

in-

distinguished from^ true

pleurisy by being attended with little or no

and by the increase of pain which takes place on movement of the chest or any exertion causing the contrac-

fever,

alwaj^s

tion of the inflamed muscles.

The treatment consists in the application of heat and administration of Ferrum pliospli. in

hourly doses until relieved.

PLEUKISY. mation

— The true form

of the Pleura, the

is

an inflam-

membrane

lining


103 the lungs and chest, and is a very painful and serious affection. It is accompanied by fever, short breathing, with a stitching Greatly pain in some part of the cliest. aggravated by breathing and motion.

Treatment.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The patient's room must be

kept quiet, moderately warm, but well ventilated.

Perfect rest should be observed.

All kinds of animal food and heating fluids

should be avoided, and the diet should conbarley water,

of farinaceous articles,

sist

arrowroot,

thin

gruel,

light

vegetables,

milk, etc.; returning during convalescence to

beef-tea,

chicken-broth,

A

etc.

wet

bandage may be applied over the painful part

with advantage,

severe,

hot

fomentations,

or

if

pain

the

is

meal poultices, hot During recovery, care guard against catching

linseed etc.

must be taken

to

cold.

The principal remedy pliospli.^

at first is

Ferrum

a dose dissolved in w\ater should be

taken every half hour. This

may be

followed


104

by Kali mur.^ a dose

in alternation

rum every hour. Pleurisy is

with Fer-

often complica-

ted with inflammation of the lungs themselves, giving

PLEUROPNEUMONIA,

a

very

serious

and very dangerous disease which should always receive the attention of a physician. There is high fever, great oppression of the chest, painful breathing,

weakness.

cough and marked

It is a disease especially

danger-

ous in the very young and the aged and in constitutions

other causes.

run down by excess or

The action

of the heart

must

be watched as death usually occurs from heart failure. this disease.

Stimulants are indicated in

Among

Ferrum phosph.^ Kali

the Tissue Remedies, plios,

and Kali

are those most frequently indicated.

miir.

The

remedies must be given frequently, every

hour

at

least,

supplemented by absolute

rest, easily assimilated food, milk, etc.

The application

prove of

much

of

broths,

poultices

may

comfort, but should be done


105 very carefully without disturbing the patient much or exposing him in any way, otherwise they are a delusion.

RED GUM.—Infant Rash.— Pimples

occur-

ring upon the face, chest, and hands of young infants, with redness of the surrounding skin, often dependent upon teething.

Bathe the child in bran

oatmeal

or

water, and after thorough drying with a soft towel,

powder

freely with corn-starch.

Give a dose of Ferrum morning. If the child

pliospli. is

night and

teething, give

Calcar, phosph.^ third trituration, a in his food or

powder

on the ton«:ue three times a *&^

day.

RHEUMATISM. muscular,

or

— Pains

in

the

membraneous parts

fibrous, of

the

body, generally attended with rigidity of the part affected and

aggravation of

the

pains on motion, and characterized by sensibility to

atmospheric changes.

Shivering


106

and a sensation

of cold

sometimes precede

an acute attack (acute rheumatism) fever ^

present,

is

aching,

or

tearing,

shootinÂŤ;

pains with stiffness are experienced in the parts affected, especially in the joints, and in

most cases there the

of

digestive

is

more or

less

disorder

In

chronic

functions.

rheumatism the symptoms are similar, but less urgent and more tedious. Rheumatism is sometimes local, or wanders from one part to another in a most capricious manner, or even attacks internal organs; is sometimes attended with swelling, heat, and redness, and sometimes without such symptoms, sometimes relieved by motion, and sometimes by rest; sometimes by hot and sometimes by cold applications. Rheumatism affecting the loins is called lumbago the hips, sciatica and the chest, false ;

;

pleurisy.

Treatment.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Keep

the parts

dry; flannel underwear

is

warm and

essential.

See

that the bowels are kept in good condition;

avoid too

much meat; drink

milk.


107

The first remedy in tliis painful affection It should be given is Ferrum phosph. every hour until improvement shows itself. If

the joints are swollen, alternate with

Kali mur, every two hours. lent pains,

Magnesia pJiosph,

it

For very viois

to be used,

a dose every hour, stopping the other

rem-

edies meanwhile. Calcar, 2^hosph. is the

remedy when every

weather brings back rheumatic Take a tablet of the sixth potency three times a daj^ for some time. It frequently hardens the system against taking change

of

pains.

cold.

RINGWORM.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This

is

a contagious dis-

ease caused by a vegetable parasite, and

common in known in adults.

very

which attacks the

children, but almost

The hairs,

parasite

is

is

un-

a fungus

burrowing into the

roots and producing circular patches having

raised and scurfy surface, the which are dry, brittle, lustreless, and broken off* close to the scalp. Some-

a

slightly

hairs on


108 times there

is

a small pustule at the root of

each hair, which discharges a mucous

fluid.

Tlie treatment consists in the application

Carbolated Vaseline

of

and the internal

administration of Kali mur,. a dose three

times a day.

RICKETS

(Rachitis) is

an important dis-

eased condition in children, by which the illy nourished and become malformed in consequence. The bones are softer, owing to a lack of deposit of the

bones are

earthy constituents. ring the

toms

first

are

It

The usual symp-

dentition.

nightly

always begins du-

restlessness,

sweating

about the head, inability to walk or weak legs, large wrists,

fontanelles close.

weak

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the bones

There

is

spine, large

of the

head do not

great tendency

of catarrhal complications,

open

to all kinds

muscular debil-

and nervous symptoms. The teeth are cut late, sometimes a year may pass before

ity

the

first

teeth are through.


109

The treatment

of a rickety child requires

must be regulated; sugar and starchy food must

The

careful attention to details.

curtailed;

be

Mellin's

diet

cow's

fresh

food,

milk, broths, plenty of fresh air; sunlight

and cleanliness must be found sery;

warm

warm

shoes and stockings are

essary

;

nur-

clothing, combination flannels,

massage,

salt

all

very nec-

water baths, inunction

A

of oil are useful aids.

sue

in the

Remedies will

course of the Tis-

accomplish excellent

results.

Calcar, plios.

The bones are

is

the principal remedy.

soft;

sweats profusely,

*is

child

is

weak and

emaciated, cold

;

may

have diarrhoea, sallow, earthy complexion, etc.

It is best

to give

it

continuously in

the food, beginning with tablets of the

first

or second trituration and putting one in its

food

;

later,

give the

potency about three

all

third and sixth

times a day.

This

remedy may be given in alternation with any other that may be indicated.


110

Natrum mur. is

— Especially when the neck

very thin and the thighs,

also, are

much

emaciated. Silica.

— Head

large, rest of

body greatly

wasted away; abdomen swollen, hot; ankles

weak; offensive diarrhoea; child very nervous, sensitive, irritable, cold tendency to boils; child feels better when wrapped up very warmly.

Natrum

phosph,

—This

remedy

is

espe-

cially useful for poorly nourished children,

when

there

is

much

acidity, sour-smelling

stools, perspiration, etc.

A

;

stools often clay-

remedy should be given four times a day and persevered with for weeks, or until marked improvement shows itself. colored.

dose of

SCARLET FEVER liar scarlet

the

selected

(Scarlatina).—

A

pecu-

rash upon the skin, with fever

and contagious; usually commencing with fever, pains in the throat, and vomiting. On the first or second day, or sometimes a little

and sore throat.

It is infectious


Ill redness of the skin appears,

later, a scarlet

smooth glassy spots, first on the throat and then on the face and neck, from whence it spreads over the whole body, and usually continues until the fifth or sixth day. The redness disappears on in large,

slight

pressure,

when

the finger

but is

quickly returns

as

removed.

The fever

is

often accompanied with an affection of the

kidneys, more frequently with severe disthroat and neck, or of some

ease of the

internal organ, and

dropsy. ing

It generally It

life.

often

is

followed

by

occurs only once dur-

comes out within a w^eek

of

exposure to the infection.

The patient with separated.

It is

scarlet fever

be

contagious from the initial

sore throat until the last

been removed.

must

branny

scales

have

Six weeks quarantine

is

not unusual.

The treatment must always be superintended by a physician. It is a dangerous disease,

though epidemics

intensity.

The most

differ greatly in

careful attention to


112 nursing and diet are absolutely necessary

Remedies play but a For the sim-

to ensure recovery.

minor

role in the treatment.

ple forms, nothing outside

administration of Ferrujii

the hourl}^

of

plios, is

required.

This can always be relied upon until the physician can

be

called

charge of the case.

Kali mur,^ Kali

plios,

in

to

take full

For the severer types and Calc, phos. are

required.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;A

SCIATICA.^

most painful

neuralgic

affection of the large nerve supplying the leg,

often very

obstinate

and dependent

frequently upon constitutional defects.

In

the treatment, great attention must be paid to the condition of the bowels, as a loaded

colon alone suffices to greatly aggravate the pain, also to the condition of the foot

ap-

parel,

sometimes heavy shoes or boots, and

warm

stockings going far to cure an attack.

Aali knee,

2)^^os.

great

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Pain

down back of thigh to moving about restlessness,

gently gives some relief for a time.


113

Natrum from a

gouty patients, pain

suIjoJi.—ln

in hip-joint, worse

moving about or

raising

seat.

Natrum mur,

— Chronic

Pains

cases.

better by heat, worse right side, hip

and

knee; hamstrings feel contracted.

Mag lies severe.

plios.

Given

— When the

pains are very

in hot water,

it

will often

mitigate them.

A

dose of the selected remedy

given hourly or of tenor,

when will

less

prove

if

be

pains are severe;

acute, a dose four times a

day

For very obstinate

sufficient.

cases Calc. Phos. and Silica

ST,

may

may

YITUS DANCE (Chorea.)— A

be tried. disease of

the nervous sj'Stem characterized by twitchings and involuntary

movements

of certain

groups of muscles, especially of the

The disease

is

face.

often associated with rheu-

matism, anemia, worms and as a result of

mere imitation. Remedies.

— Magnes

phospli,

phosjyi. are the principal

and

Calcar

remedies. For the


114 acute attacks, give a dose of Calcar

pJios,

morning and night, and Magnes 2)lios. every two hours during the day. When improvement sets in, give one dose of each daily, one in the morning and the other at night.

SHINGLES.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An

eruption of vesicles in

clusters, with red margins which spread around the body hke a girdle or belt, most commonly at the waist, and is attended with heat and itching and often

small distinct

with acute pain of a neuralgic character, vesicles do not burst but

dry up.

and

In

its

chronic form

it is

obstinate

difficult of cure.

Treatment.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Powder the parts with corn

starch after appljdng a

take Kali nation, a

pain

change color and

is

initr.

little

vaseline and

and Natram mur, in altertwo hours. If the

dose every

severe substitute A^a/i^Aosp/^, a dose

every hour.

SLEEPLESSNESS (Iiisoiiiiiia) is an early symptom of an exhausted condition of the


115 nervous system and should be treated by

Avoid men-

looking to the general health. tal

work, especially in the evening;

lants,

especially

coffee,

but

see

stimi^i-

that the

patient does not go to bed hungry.

Often

a cup of beef-tea or hot milk at bedtime will ensure a

good night's

the feet are w^arm

when

See that

rest.

retiring;

neces-

if

sary, put a hot water bag in the bed.

The It

best

may

general rem^edy

is

Kali

be taken with advantage

pJios,

in

hot

milk on retiring for the night. Silica

may

the patient chilly.

A

is

be taken during the day,

if

nervous and excitable and

dose three times a day.

SMALL-POX (Tariola).â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Small-pox commences with fever, accompanied with nausea and vomiting, severe pains in the back and loins, bad smell from the mouth, and frequently with tenderness of the abdomen

On

on pressure. tion

makes

and hairy

its

the fourth

appearance,

scalp,

day the erup-

first

on the face

then on the neck, and


116

At

afterwards over the whole body.

first,

the eruption has the form of small, red,

hard, and pointed elevations, which increase

and enlarge during the next three days, forming into small vesicles on the top

of

each pimple, depressed in the centre, having an inflamed base, and being a clear fluid.

the eruption

On is

filled

with

the eighth or ninth day

at its height, after w^hicli

time the pustules commence to dry up and scab in the order in which they appearance.

make

their

The pustules sometimes run

into each other, and form large, continuous,

suppurating surfaces.

The eruption on the

skin passes through the stages of pimple, vesicle, pustule, scab,

the site of exudation. ally

and leaves marks on The disease gener-

exhausts the susceptibility of the con-

stitution to another attack

and

is

highly

contagious.

Treatment.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The

patient's

room should

be cool, thoroughly ventilated, and dark-

ened; some antiseptic should be used freely,

either on cloth dipped in the solutions


117 or in the form of spray.

Cool, fresh air

should be admitted several times a day, and lie

on a mattress and be

The

linen should be fre-

the patient should lightly covered.

quently changed, and the free use of cooling drinks allowed.

light if

The

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; barley-water,

there

is

with the

warm. ting,

To

during the

and

spare

thin gruel, etc.

like.

in, beef- tea

should be given.

may

be

;

and

no diarrhoea, roasted apples,

stewed prunes, and the lescence sets

water

diet

sj^mptoms should

feverish

conva-

Toast- water and oatmeal-

be used

diet,

When

and chicken -broth

as

beverages

which,

should be more cold than

and prevent pitthe pustules should be painted with allay irritation

glycerine or starch.

Preventive Treatment.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A^accination

is

the only effectual preventive against small-

pox, or

if it

does not prevent,

tainly modify

Kali mur.

its is

it

will cer-

course.

the

principal

remedy;

controls the formation of pustules.

it


118

Kali

sulpTi.

may

be given to pramote the

formation of healthy skin and the falUng off of

Use the 3rd

the crusts.

trituration,

a dose every three hours.

SORE THROAT. dition

the

of

(throat, palate,

swallowing,

of

more

and

inflammatory con-

from the which

throat,

of

tonsils),

impeded

or less fever. It

intensity,

the

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An

back part

the

with

mouth,

difficulty

and

respiration,

may

differ greatly in

slightest irritation

in

vanishes

to

quickly,

cases of great severity ending in abscess and

suppuration, and obstructing respiration to

an alarming extent. Treatment. the throat;

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Use a wet compress

if

the throat

burning

in

throats

of

the

voice

hoarseness.

around

gargle with claret and water

and take Ferrum hour,

See Tonsilitis.

phos.^ a dose is red,

throat.

singers

much.

every half

inflamed, painful;

Useful for the

sore

and those who use Tendency to evening


119 Kali ted

rnuf,

sore

—When

Tough mucus

in throat.

Natritm mur.

— Sore

and after nitrate

smokers

throat of

Throat

of silver treatment.

Chronic

with stitches.

constricted

feels

Ulcera-

tonsils swell.

Granular pharyngitis.

throat.

sore throat with feeling of a plug or

and great Calcara

fluor,

— Relaxed

sore

throat,

in throat.

Hawk-

in the morning.

Burn-

uvula too long, tickling ing of

lump

drj^ness.

mucus early

ing in throat.

Of

the

selected

remedy,

take a dose

every hour in acute cases, for more chronic types, a dose three times a day.

SPASMS tic

are usually

practice

in

met with

children,

who

in

domes-

are

of

a

nervous organization, and have been subjected to

do

to errors is

in diet.

The

first

thing

to get rid of the offending cause,

hence an injection or even vomiting may be resorted to. A hot bath is always indicated.

After these things have been at-


120 tended

to,

give Magnes. phos. dissolved in

hot water every few

This

doses. phos,

may

especially

J

be

in

Oak

phos.

is

especially

from teething Fits during development

convulsions

without fever. in

followed by Calcar,

the 3Iag. phos. fails to

if

give entire relief.

indicated

minutes for a few

In

childhood.

anemic,

pale

patients,

cramps and convulsive movements

of all

kinds.

A

dose three

day

times a

beginning

with the third trituration, and after some time substituting the sixth and higher.

SPINAL IRRITATION ache,

weakness,

impaired digestion, in

hysterical

is

painful etc.,

subjects.

shown by backspine, headache,

frequently found

A

course

of the

Tissue Remedies, together with attention to the general

health, massage, salt water

baths, will be of great benefit.

The

chief

remedies are

Natrum

mur., especially

tient is easily fatigued,

when

the pa-

weakness from the


121 back Salty and head, spine very sensitive. taste and repugnance to food; vision becomes dim after reading; skin dry and harsh, mouth dry; feet heavy; back feels slightest exertion,

restless,

pain

in

broken; bladder weak, dribbling of urine. Silica,— SpinRl irritation of children de-

pending on worms. Nape of neck stiff burning in back. Patient very sensitive to every im.pression, feels better from warmth in general.

Kali

pJios.

with either

may

be given in alternation

of these

remedies as a general

A

powder may be taken three times a day, half an hour before eating. nerve food.

TEETHING. — Dentition.

— There

is

no

doubt that the teething process does predispose the child to various disturbances;

and open to all sorts of impressions and morbid influences. There is more or less restlessness, sleeplessness, fever, bowel disturbance and skin irritation. Look to the general physical it

renders

it

more

sensitive


122

warm clothing, suffimuch bed clothing, reg-

comfort of the child, cient but not too

sunny room, daily

ular bathing, good air^

exercise

in

permits,

etc.

the open

air,

Suitable

mother's milk

if

the

food,

weather

which

of

the best of course,

is

paramount importance.

mother's milk, cow's milk modified addition of barley-water substitutes.

When

pear, a crust of

is

of

In the absence of

is

the

bj^

one of the best

the teeth begin to ap-

bread and broth

may

be

given in addition, though milk should be the principal article of diet for the

There

four years.

is

first

nothing more certain

than the favorable influence of some of the Tissue Remedies in regulating this import-

ant time in the child's

none

is of

life.

Among them

greater and wider influence than

Calcar, phos. in erupting,

development.

it

If

the teeth are rather late

should be given to hasten the

remedy

for

all

troublesome ailments during dentition;

es-

pecially

It

is

useful in flabby, emaciated chil-

dren who are apt

to

have loose bowels- and

I


123 suffer

Give a pow-

from stomach troubles.

der of the third trituration in the three times a day.

It

may

food

be advantage-

ously followed by Calcar. fluor.^ tates

dentition;

which

also greatly facili-

when

indicated

there

vomiting and spasms, incessant crying, Magnes.

i)lios,

—In convulsive

cases,

is

etc.

much

twitching of muscles or complete spasms;

and loose bowels call for it. Should be given after every stool and during spasmodic symptoms every few minutes. colic

THRUSH.

Sore-moutli. (Aplitlioe).—

A

dis-

ease of infants, and also one of which

is

peculiar to the last stage of chronic diseases,

consisting of white, spongy and sloughy

ulcers, resembling loose skin

palate, throat

;

on the tongue,

and sometimes, when severe,

extending throughout the intestinal canal; often caused by want of cleanliness, or bad, or unsuitable food.

Treatment.

—Liquid

must be given.

Keep

and cool food alone the

mouth scrupu-


124 lously clean with a solution of Boracic acid, or Listerine. Kctli

Natnnn pliosph.

mur, and

remedies which

may

the

are

given alternately

be

every hour dissolved in water.

—The appearance

TONGrUE.^

tongue

of the

gives very valuable indications for the use of

the

alone,

Tissue

Remedies.

Sometimes

when very marked, may

it

lead to the

The most marked appearances characteristic of each remedy are the right remedy.

following:

Kali

mur,

—Tongue

swollen;

coating

white, grayish, shining.

Kali phos, brown. Kali insipid,

— Tongue

Edges red and sulpli,

excessively sore.

— Coating yellow, slimy with

pappy

taste.

Natrum nmr,

— Clean, moist tongue, sen-

sation of a hair on tongue. is

not.

dry,

Small

Feels drj^, but

bubbles of frothy

cover the sides and

tips.

saliva


125

— Coating — Cracked

Natnim phos, creamy

at the ba^e moist,

or golden yellow.

Calcar Jluor.

appearance

of

((^uinsj).— Inflammation

and

tongue.

TONSILITIS

swelling of the tonsils, at times going on to

formation of pus. cold.

There seems

position to

it

Usually the

result of

to be a special predis-

which can

in certain persons,

only be eradicated by constitutional treatment. Remedies.

remedy. Calcar,

— Kali

mui\

is

the

principal

Give a dose every hour. sulpli.

If

pus forms,

it

may

then

alternated with the former.

1)0

Besides the remedies, ice ful.

is

Ice-cream will be found

very gratea

good food.

TONSILS, EXLABCiED.— A very connnon affection

of

childhood,

often

interfering

with l)reathing with mouth closed. resorting to cutting, which

nowadays, a course

is

of internal

so

Bjfore

popular

medication


126 should be given a chance to cure radically.

Frequently a few weeks' treatment will accomplish the result.

The principal remedy Chronic swelling of the

is

Calcar. pJios.

tonsils,

causing

pain on opening mouth, difficulty in swal-

lowing and deafness, husky voice. the

2x

day and

for

Give

trituration, one tablet four times a

two

Vv^eeks;

then substitute the 3x,

later the Gth given in the

same way.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Pain in one or more which varies extremely in degree^ duration, and character, frequently extending to the face, ears, neck, and head, and often resulting from pregnancy, decayed teeth, extremes or sudden changes of temperature, cold, rheumatism, indigestion,

TOOTHACHE.

teeth,

or from hot or cold, sweet

or sour articles

of food or drink, etc.

is

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ferrum

when

there

heat and redness in the cheek and

when

Remedies.

pain

is i-elieved

jjhosph,^

by cold drinks.


127

Natrum

mitr,,

when

the pain

is

with profuse flow of tears or of

Magnes. lieved

2:)lios,^

when the

by the application

associated

saliva.

pains are re-

of heat

and warm

drinks. Silica,

when

the pains^ seem to be deep

in the jaw.

Cakai\

fluor.^

when gum

boil

forms or

other hard swelling. Dose.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A powder of the selected remedy

should be given every half or quarter of an hour.

When improvement

sets in,

not so

often.

TUMORS.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nothing proves the efficiency

of constitutional treatment

by means

of the

Tissue Remedies more than the disappear-

ance of growths and tumors after a course of

Not

all

in the latter stages

of

this treatment.

but

many

in

yield ;

probably none

their development,

the earlier stages; and

it

is

certain that surgical measures should not

be decided upon until a few months treat-

ment have been

tried.

The indications

for


128 the following remedies are based on the

many

experience of

physicians and cannot

be gainsaid.

Kali

plios,^

has been found of

much

use in

cancer, for the pain, offensive discharge

and

\

debility.

Kali

in

sulpli,^

Epithelioma, cancer on

the skin near a mucous lining, with dis-

charge of thin, mattery secretion. Calcar, phos, this

maid's knee, Calc.jiuor. nels^

— Cysts

of all sorts

require

remedy. Goitre, weeping sinew, houseetc., all

yield to this drug.

—Hard tumors.

hardened glands

Knots, ker-

Indu-

iu the breast.

rated lumps. Silica,

— Enlarged

glands

;

swellings,

lumps that are hard but threaten

to sup-

purate.

The

remedy should be taken for several weeks, two or day and in varying poteneics.

selected

persistently

three times a

— Here,

ULCERS.^ of internal

too, the

administration

remedies does more than

all lo-


129 cal

measures ever accomplished. These are

not to be neglected, but healthy action

is

greatly furthered by the concomitant use of the Tissue Silica,

The

Remedies.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Always

chief one

is

indicated in suppurative

processes, glandular swellings with suppu-

Ulcers of the lowar limbs; spongy,

ration.

easily bleeding ulcers;

hard worked and

sluggish ulcers, in

ill-fed

Ulcera-

persons.

tion following abrasion of the skin over tliP

shin-bone.

Begin with the third trituration dissolved in

w\ater

times

and take

daily.

Then

a dose three

gradually

or

four

substitute

the sixth and later the twelfth trituration.

URINARY TROUBLES.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Disturbance

in

the normal action of the urinary apparatus,

met with in domestic practice, shows itself more frequently as incontinence, or too frequent, sometimes too scant and more or less painful urination. The causes may be various: colds, errors in diet, rectal troubles;

and, in women, disnlacements of the

womb


130 are frequent causes.

Any

pronounced and

persistent chanj2;e should receive the attention

of a physician.

toms

of the following

fined,

The urinary sympremedies are well

d^;-

and whenever present will often yield remedy:

to the corresponding

Ferrum

plios,

— One

of the best

remedies

for wetting of the bed in children

continence of

urine,

and

in-

when every cough

causes the urine to spurt.

Inflammation of

the bladder; irresistible urging to urinate,

aggravated by standing, with smarting and pain.

Kali

plios,

children.

— Wetting

of the

Incontinence

scalding, bloody urine;

Maqnes urine.

plio^.

the

bed in older old

people;

itching of urethra.

— Spasmodic

retention

of

Gravel.

Natrum plws. of

in

— Chief

bladder.

remedy in catarrh Much mucus in urine;

frequent urination; diabetes.

Natrum

sulijli.

— Sandy

brick-dust sediment.

deposit, gravel,

Especially useful in


131 This remedy

gouty patients.

advanta-

is

geously followed by Calcar phos.

— Tendency

stone in the

to

bladder; flocculent sediment.

Natrum mur.

— Cutting much and

after urinating;

and

in urethra,

frequent urine;

involuntary, after coughing,

when

walking,

etc., etc.

TACCINATION,— Should any show themselves 7nur,

of

and

after

ill

effects

Kali

vaccination,

Silica will neutralize

them; a dose

one in the morning and 'the other at

night.

VABICOSE VEINS.— Enlarged especially in the legs,

knotty,

and

may

colored,

Ferrum phos,

is

more

and occurring

quently during pregnancy.

very painful, and

veins,

They

fre-

are dis-

sometimes become burst,

if

neglected.

a powerful vein remedy.

Varicose veins in young persons; throbbing in the parts.


132 Calcar. fluor,

the chief

is

forms of varicose veins.

remedy

for all

Sharp, piercing

burning soreness, even ulceration

pains,

of

Use the sixth trituration, three Sometimes a local applica-

the veins.

times a day.

tion of a solution of the

water, will be of

VERTIOO

a

is

eased conditions;

much

2d trituration,

symptom

may

in

benefit.

of various dis-

be caused by gastric

disorders as well as disturbed states of the circulation.

Remedies.

If

due

to

congestion of the

shown by hot head,

brain,

give

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Ferritin

hours.

If

full pulse, etc.,

a dose every two anemic condition, give

plios2^1i.^

due

to

Calcar, plios.^ a dose three times a day.

due

to gastric disorders, consult

If

the rem-

edies there indicated.

Kali

ijlios,

in

the aged;

vertigo worse

rising or looking up; nervous causes;

down states of the system. Natrum sulph,^ with biliousness and ter taste

;

excess of

bile.

run-

bit-


— 133 VOICE, LOSS

OF.— Usually from cold or Rest, warm drinks, and

over use of voice.

Ferrum

pJios.

every hour, usually soon re-

store the voice.

VOMITINGr. Bilious Vomiting. der ^'Bilious Attacks."

The Vomiting of Blood. if

it

may

be not a arise

symptom

— See

un-

— This symptom, of

consumption,

from a weakness brought on by

some exceptional cause, such as straining, a blow on the stomach, overheating, etc. Spitting or coughing up of blood may present itself in various degrees of severity,

and may or may not be a dangerous symptom, sometimes arising from the ulcerative process in consumptom; but at other times it may be constitutional, caused by external circumstances, such as quick running,

Care should whether the blood coughed or hawked up is from the lungs or stomach, or merely from the nose, or violent exercise, lifting, etc.

be taken to examine

back part of the mouth or throat.

Call a


134 determine

physician to

this.

Give cold

drinks and dissolve a powder of Ferrum pJws,, third trituration, in a glass

of ice-

water and give teaspoonful doses every

minutes until

better, then

five

every hour.

VOMITING} is a frequent symptom in children from errors in diet or at the beginning of acute diseases, troubles; in adults

notably

indicates diseases of

it

the stomach or kidneys, most excess of

In

bile, so-called

order

to

treat

brain

commonly an

biliousness.

it

successfully,

the

whole patient must be taken into consideration

and the underlying complaint

symptom

but the

is

treated,

very marked in the

following remedies. Silica,

— Child vomits —

as soon as

Morning vomiting with Ferrum phos, Vomiting

ses.

it

nur-

chilliness.

of

food

with

sour fluids, soon after eating; vomiting of blood, bright red.

Kali

phlegm.

mitr,

—Vomiting

of

thick,

white


135

Natrum mur,

—Vomiting

of

soar

fluid,

not food; curdled masses; dark substance, like

coflbe-grjLinds;

of

watery,

stringy

transparent mucus.

Natrum curdy

plios,

—Vomiting with

masses

of

yeilow

sour fluid

coating

of

tongue.

Natrum bitter

sulph.

taste.

— Bilious

Morning

vomiting with

sickness,

constant

nausea. Calcar. phos.

— Vomiting after cold water

and ice-cream. Infants vomit often and easily and want to nurse all the time. Vomiting with teething troubles.

WKITEirS CRAMP

is

a functional ner-

vous trouble characterized by spasmodic, tremulous, inco-ordinate or paralytic distur-

bance when the act of writing It is associated It is a

is

attempted.

with some pain and fatigue.

type of other cramps incident upon

certain occupations, ^ike telegraphers, sicians,

etc.,

who

use one

continuously and without

set of

mu-

muscles

sufficient

rest.


136

The treatment

consists

in

rest

massage and the administration pJiQS.

and Magnes.

A

plios.

some weeks.

If

necessary,

there

is

j^hos.^

largely,

Natrum

dose of one in

the morning and the other at

followed by Galcar,

of

night

these

for

may

he

where

especially

cramplike pain in fingers and wrists.

WHOOPING COUGH.— A convulsive cough, accompanied with a shrill whoop, and returning in fits which are frequently terminated by vomiting of food and mucus. The

commences with cough, hoarsene.ss, and other symptoms of a common cold; and in the second or third week, the cough pedisease

culiar to this disorder

makes

its

ppear-

The paroxysms usually occur every two or three hours, and are often worse during the night, or every other da}^ Between the paroxysms, with the exception of being weak, the patient shows no

ance.

apparent symptoms of disease. 1.

of

The

Ciitarrlial Stage.

an ordinary cold

Symptoms.— Those

— sneezing, watery

dis-


137 charge from the nose^ watery eyes, hoarseness,

dry cough, headache, oppression

at the

chest, feverish nights, etc., lasting for

two

or three wrecks,

The Conyulsive, or Whooping Stage. Violent paroxysms of cough of a convulsive and suffocative character, and distinguished by a peculiar whoop. The are sometimes face and neck swollen and livid, the eyes protruded and full of tears. The duration of the paroxysms varies from 2.

Symptoms.-

one to

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

five

minutes, at the termination of

which there

is

often vomiting or expecto-

ration of food or ropy mucus. lasts

from

five to six

Treatment.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The

This stage

weeks.

diet

must be nourish-

ing and the strength of the patient well

kept up.

Plenty

of fresh air

exercise should be enjoined.

and regular Linseed

tea,

or gum-arabic water will be found useful to allay the

irritability of

the

throat.

All

sources of irritation and excitement should

be excluded from the invalid.


138

Magnes phos. should

be

greatly modify

powder

is

given

the principal remedy. steadily,

the

It

and will soon

disease.

Dissolve

a

of the third trituration in a glass

and give teaspoonful doses every two hours and after every coughing spell. Calcar phos, may be needed in weakly constitutions, or in teething-children, and of water,

in obstinate cases

with emaciation.

WORMS, THREAD,— Small worms

resem-

bling ends of white cotton or thread, affect-

ing the last portion of the bowel, and especially the rectum, causing great irritation,

especially at night, nervous derangement, difficulty in

making water, paleness

of the

face, picking of the nose, variation of the

appetite, etc.

They may often be seen

in

the child's stool, or crawling on the child's person*

Treatment.

much etc.

«

— Look to the diet;

avoid too

starchy and amylacious food, mushes,

)It

may

be necessary to give an occa-

sional injection of salt

and water, one

tea-


;

139 spoonful to a quart of water, and afterwards

apply a

little

vaseline to the rectum.

Keep

the parts immaculately clean.

all

Natrum plios, is the principal remedy for kinds of worms round, long or thread

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

worms.

There

may

restless

sleep,

picking at

be pain in the bowels, nose,

acidity,

itching of rectum, grinding of teeth, etc.

symptoms more or less present with this trouble. This remedy probably acts by destroying the excess of lactic acid, which all

seems to be necessary for the

worms.

Give one tablet

tency night and morning.

life

of these

of the third po-


140

MATERIA MEDICA. CALCAREA FLUORICA This salt

is

found

(Fluoride of Lime).

in the surface of

bones and in the enamel of the teeth in the elastic fibres and skin.

A

;

the also

disturb-

ance of the equilibrium of the molecules of this salt,

according to the theory of Bio-

chemistry, causes a relaxed condition and a dilatation, interfering with absorption and hence favoring hardening and swelling of

Enlarged veins, piles, swollen the tissues. and hardened glands, tumors, uterine displacements, are conditions resulting from such a cause. Special Syimptoms Calling for the Use of

Calcar. fluor.^

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Head:

Lumps on

head;

hard swellings; nasal troubles; stufly cold;

bad odor with

which throat.

is

thick,

lumpy

discharge,

hard to detach, going back into


141

Mouth and Throat: Gumboil with hard swelHng on the jaw; cold sores; throat troubles, tickling from enlarged soft palate. Hiccough and and Bowels: vomiting; constipation and piles, swollen and hard; bleeding piles; itching of rectum; Stomach

internal piles, with backache

the

of

falling

;

displacement

womb, indicated by dragging pains; of womb; profuse menstruation. The

Respiratory Organs:

chief

remedy

in croup; dry, hoarse cough; tickling

and

cough, with lumps of thick mucus.

and Skin:

Extremities

chief

remedy

Enlarged veins;

for varicose veins

anywhere;

blood tumors; gouty enlargements; crack-

ing in joints; weeping sinew; inflammation

hardened glands; knots and and tumors anywhere.

of knee-joint;

kernels,

Corresponding HoMCEOPATnic Remedies. Fluoric acid,

For hard jod.

Aurum and

swellings:

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Silica.

3aryta

jod.^.

Calcar.


142

For

Aurum and

offensive catarrh:

Kali

bich.

Preparation and Dose.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The

paration for ordinary use uration, of

bean

may

which

a small

best

the sixth

is

powder

size of a

be taken dry on the tongue, three the same

times a day; or one tablet of strength

may

in

After one

be used instead.

week's use of the sixth, ble,

pretrit-

chronic

it is

to

cases,

often advisa-

substitute the

twelfth potency, used in a similar manner.

CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA Lime^),

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;This

bones.

It

salt

is

gives

absolutely

(

Phosphate of

solidity

co

essential

the

to the

proper growth and nutrition of the body

and supplies the tissues.

An

basis for

first

the

new

insufficient supply of Calcarea

phos. results in defective nutrition, imper-^ feet

growth and decay.

It is of

importance during dentition, rapidly growing old age

children, at

and especially

in

greatest

young,

puberty, in

after acute diseases,


14^

drains on the system and in inherited weak-

and

ness

tendencies,

disease

especially

scrofulous and tuberculous manifestations.

Special Symptoms Calling for the Use of

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Head:

Peevish

and

Calc.

phos.-

state;

impaired memory; vertigo, cold

ing in

head;

in

about

headache,

infants, bones

fretful

head do not

of

feel-

puberty; close;

scalp sore, itches, feels cold.

Eyes and Ears: Scrofulous inflammation of eyes

with spots on cornea; eye-troubles

and

in school children

ing of

lids;

at

the time of pu-

by gas

berty; cannot use eyes

light; twitch-

bones around ear aches; ear

feels cold.

Face:

Pimples;

complexion

sallow,

greasy; face-ache.

Mouth and Throat develop slowly; swollen;

chronic

:

difficult

Bad

taste

;

teeth

teething; glands

enlargement of tonsils;

relaxed sore throat; sore throat with pain

on swallowing; constant hawking.


144

Stomach: Flatulence and heartburn; infant wants to nurse all time pains after eating; craving for salted and smoked meat. ;

Abdomen noisy;

Stool

:

summer

is

watery,

offensive,

complaint; pain in rectum;

fistula.

Urinary and Sexual: Wetting of the bed

incontinence in old people

;

diabetes gravel ;

uterine displacements,with rheumatic pains

menses too early and too profuse. After prolonged nursing, leucorrhoea,

etc., it

acts as

a constitutional tonic.

Respiratory: of

Soreness of

chest;

cough

consumptives; palpitation. Extremities:

limbs;

sore,

Rheumatism; numb,

cold

aching, worse any change of

weather; languor, trembling and twitching:

anemia and chlorosis; rickets; flabby, emaciated, sickly, ailing, backward children; polypi; irregularity in development; lumbago, after the use of

maid's

knee;

Ferrum phos; house-

bow-legs

swelling of the joints.

in

children

and


145 Corresponding Homceopathic Reimedies. China, Ruta and

Symphytum.

As a remedy f

01'

more

valuable.

In

children^

ferred,

the aged.

Baryta

Calcar. carb.

when they are cold, damp

fair,

much, with

feet

is

is

often

to be pre-

plump, sweat

much

of the

time.

Preparation and Dose. best preparation

is

which one-quarter

— For infants, the

the third trituration, of of a teaspoonf ul

may

be

dissolved in the milk twice a day, and given

thus with the food.

throughout the

may

This

teething

be continued

period.

ordinary purposes, tablets of

For

all

the third or

sixth potency, given three times a daj^, will

be found effective. twelfth potency

For old patients, the

is best.

CALCAREA SULPHURICA (Gypsum).— This

salt is

sue and

it

purations.

contained in the connective

tis-

stands in close relation to supIt

cures at

that

stage,

when


146

The pres-

suppuration continues too long.

ence of pus with a vent

is

the general indi-

cation.

of children; pimples

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Head:

Scald head and pustules on face;

SrECiAL Indications.

cold in head with thick discharge; edges of nostrils sore.

Respiratory:

Cough with

obstinate hoarseness tion;

;

hectic fever;

bronchitis

;

consump-

catarrh with thick, lumpy, pus-like

secretions; cough with herpetic eruptions. Extremities:

Backache; burning itching

of soles; herpetic eruptions all over; boils;

carbuncles; chilblains; abscesses; to shorten the suppurative process

;

felons, ulcers,

with

excessive granulations.

Corresponding HOxAkeopathic Remedies.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Ilepar and Silica.

Calcar sulph. resembles Ilepar, but acts

deeper and more intensely, and

is

often

is

useful after Ilepar has ceased to act.

Silica

preferable in glands that suppurate.


;

147 Preparation and Dose.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tablets

of

the

two hours in acute, and three times a day in chronic, diseases.

third potency every

FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM Iron).

Iron

is

(Phosphate of

found in the red blood cor-

puscles most abundantly, but also in every cell.

A

equilibrium of the

iron

muscular

is

contained

disturbance of the

molecules in the

fibres causes a relaxed condition,

favoring congestion and haemorrhage. Iron restores the tone, equalizes the circulation,

and abates the congestive

who

All ailments of a

fever.

nature,

especially in

children

are dull and listless, failing appetite,

lose weight, etc.

Head and Face: Rush throbbing headaches;

of blood to

head sore

head

to touch,

with eyes bloodshot, red, inflamed;

florid

complexion; hot, red face; face-ache, with flushed face, cheek sore and hot; cold applications are grateful;

troubles,

gums

with feverishness.

hot; teething


148

Nose and Ears: First stage of all colds; bleeding from nose; noises in ears; earache; deafness.

Throat:

Throat dry, red, inflamed, pain-

ful; first stage of

diphtheria and ulcerated

throat.

Gastric symptoms:

vomiting of

Thirst;

food and blood; undigested stools; haemorrhoids and dysentery.

Wetting of the bed; frequeno urination; menses too early, and frequent, and profuse; menstrual colic. Urinary symptoms^

etc.:

Respiratory symptoms:

First

remedy

for

colds on the chest, especially in children.

Painful cough with fever; soreness of chest;

cough with emission

of

bloody expectoration;

and pneumonia loss

of

in

the

urine; cough with bronchitis, pleuris}^ first

stage; croup;

voice; hoarseness; huskiness after

talking or singing;

whooping-cough with

vomiting; palpitation.

Back and

Extremities:

Stiff

neck;

lum-

bago; rheumatic pains anywhere, that are


149 worse moving and

from warmth;

better

acute articular rheumatism.

Corresponding Homceopathic Remedies.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Aconite and Gelsemium.

Aconite has more

tossing

restlessness,

about and greater fever. Gelsem., more drowsiness

and languor.

In anemic conditions, China and Calcar. phos.

In

respiratory

troubles,

Bryonia

and

Tartar emetic follow often.

Preparation and Dose.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The

best

pre-

paration for acute conditions, in the begin-

ning of

all

uration, of

acute diseases,

is

which a powder

the third size of a

trit-

bean

should be dissolved in a tumbler half full of pure cold water, a teaspoonful of

may

which

be taken every quarter, half or hour,

according to the severit}^ of the symptoms.

When improvement

sets

between

may

When

the

doses

the conditions

tablets of

be

interval

lengthened.

are not very acute,

the sixth potency

every two hours.

the

in,

may

be taken


150

KALI MURIATICUM This salt

is

(Chloride of Potash).

found in the blood, nerve

and muscles.

It

stands

in

cells

chemical

a

and corresponds to the inflammations. Croupous and diphtheritic membranes, lymphatic enlargements, discharges and expectorarelation to

fibrin

second stage of

all

tions of thick, whitish matter. cipal indications for the

The

prin-

drug are such

dis-

charges and white, greyish coating of the tongue.

The

efficacy of this

remedy

is

de-

monstrated in chronic catarrhal conditions, croup,

diphtheria,

dysentery, pneumonia.

In alternation with Ferr, deafness from catarrh tubes, skin

of

pJios, in

the

coughs,

eustachian

eruptions with small vesicles

containing yellowish secretions, ulcerations

with swellings and white exudations;

in

leucorrhoea with characteristic discharge, etc.

Symptoms

in general are

worse from

motion; the gastric and abdominal being

worse after taking pastry, rich and fatty foods.


151

Head symptoms:

Sick headache; dand-

and eruptions on scalp; chronic discharge from ears; deafness and earache; ruff

noises in ears; stuffy colds; thrush, canker

and rawness of mouth; tongue coated ish, white and slimy. Throat:

It

is

useful in most

graj^-

cases

of

diphtheria and specific for diphtheritic sore throat; pharyngitis, tonsilitis; chronic sore

throat with deafness. Gastric

Symptoms:

Dyspepisa with

a

whitish gray tongue after rich food; vomiting of white

action of

mucus;

jaundice,

sluggish

constipation with furred

liver;

tongue; abdomen

tender;

diarrhoea

after

fatty food; piles, especially bleeding, dysentery.

Urinary and Sexual Organs: tion of

Inflammadark colored bladder; urine, with

sand}^ deposit; Urethritis,

menses too

leucorrhoea, thick and bland

womb; morning of the breast.

sickness,

;

late,

ulceration of

and inflammation


152 Loss of voice; asth-

Respiratory Organs:

ma, cough, with thick, whitish expectoration,

croup, pleurisy and

Ferrum

pneumonia

after

phos.

Back and

Extremities:

Rheumatism with

swelling around joints; rheumatic pains felt

only during motion, or at night in bed; epilepsy.

Skin:

Abscesses, boils, carbuncles, acne,

eczema, burns, cold sores, pimples, i)ustules, warts,

etc., all

require a course of Kali mur.,

chief

remedy

in

glandula swelhngs,

old

spasmodic conditions. Preparation and Dose.

This remedy acts

better in the lower potencies, from

In

diphtheria

and

Locally

Sulphur,

Mercurius and it

is

it

lint dressing.

Corresponding Homceopathic Remedies. Bryonia,

it

a'rains in one-

water every hour.

should be applied on

to Gx.

kindred affections

should be o;iventen to fifteen half glass

2x

Sulphur.

a deep acting

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Like

remedy with

eradicating tendencies, useful as an inter-

,


153 ijurrent

medicine

the

in

treatment

of

chronic diseases.

KALI PHOSPHORICUM (Phosphate ash).

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;This

mal

fluids

salt is a

and

constituent of

tissues,

nerves, muscles

and

of Potani-

all

notably of the brain

blood.

It

is

an anti

and hinders the decay of tissues: Nervous conditions known as neurasthenic, is the field in which this salt has become pre-eminent. The results of a want of nerve power, as prostration, exertion, loss depression, of mental vigor, brain-fag, softening of the brain, and when there is septic

rapid decomposition of

the blood.

It

is

curative in septic hoBmorrhages, scorbutic

gangrene, stomatitis, offensive carrion-like diarrhoea or dysentery,

hoid

conditions,

adynamic or typ-

incontinence

of

urine,

urticaria, predisposition to epistaxisin children,

dizziness

and vertigo from nervous

exhaustion; tongue coated as

spread with

Man}^ symptoms are

dark liquid mustard. aggravated by noise

if

;

by

rising

from a

sit-


;;

154

by exertion, physical and mental; pains worse in cold air; ameliorated by gentle motion, eating, excitement, anything in fact that will reUeve the mind and ting position;

aid in restoring the lacking nerve

Typhoid and

force.

gastric fever, malignant con-

ditions.

Head Symptoms: iety

and

Nervous dread, anx-

fear; brain-fag; depressed spirits;

general irritability; impaired ness,

want

memory;

of energy, hysteria,

and weakness; headaches those w^orn out

;

of students

very sensitive

other impressions;

dul-

nervousness to noise

confused feeling

and and

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; here

follow with Calc fluor., second trituration.

Tongue dry

Gastric:

;

feels as

if it

would

cleave to roof of mouth; coated dark brown

edges sore and red; bleeding of gums; hungry feehng; all gone sensation; constant

pain

diarrhoea, stools

in

of

stomach; flatulence;

sore,

bowel prolapsed

dark brown, bloody,

Back and tions;

pit

rectum

Extremities:

burning

of

feet,

oftensive.

Paralytic condi-

lidgety

feeling,


155

numbness and weakness; Neuralgic pains anywhere with depression; weakness, sciatica; cold

aggravates

all pains.

Respiratory Organs: Short breath, hoarse-

and irregular

ness, faintness; intermittent

pulse, palpitation.

Urinary Organs: of children, this

In wetting of the bed

remedy

when other remedies

is

often effective

fail.

Frequent

uri-

nation in old people; diabetes with nervous

weakness; Bright's disease. Menses premature and profuse, black and offensive

headache with sleepy, legs ache

very

menses, ;

;

dull

and

tired

pain in ovaries and across

lower part of back; yellow leucorrhoea.

The lower poseem to work best. Either the third and sixth, or even the second trituration will answer all purposes. For acute Preparation and Dose.

tencies

conditions, take a powder, size of a lima

bean and

dissolve

in

half

water, \and take teaspoonful hour. For

a

tumbler of doses

every

more chronic conditions, take one


156 tablet of the

third potency four times a

day.

Corresponding Homceopathic Remedies.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Rhus and Phonphorus,

Pulsatilla and IgnaThe ncnrest analogue is Rhus, for the symptoms depending on blood changes, while Phosphorus is more like it in the

tia.

nervous diseases.

As

In menstrual headaches Gelsemium

Coffea.

Pulsatilla

and Cimicifuga.

KALI SULPHURICUM The

nerve sedative,

a

phos. corresponds with Ignatia and

Kali

skin and

(Sulphate of Potash).

mucus membrane

under the influence

of

this

is

salt.

largely It

is

especially called for in the late stages of all

inflammations.

In

all

In profuse desquamation.

conditions accompanied by a yellow

mucous discharge

or caused

of eruptions or discharge.

tient is

by suppression

When

the pa-

worse towards evening and better

in the open

air.

Head: Dizziness and headache, worse in warm room and in the evening; dandrufi'


15T and scaldhead; eruptions on

scalp;

colds,

with yellow, slimy matter; old catarrhs, nose obstructed

lost

smell; offensive dis-

charge. Gastric

Symptoms:

Burning

thirst; cat-

arrh of stomach with yellow, slimy coated

tongue; pressure as of a load in stomach;

dread of hot drinks; yellow, slimy diarrhoea, with

colic;

habitual constipation.

Urinary and Sexual: greenish

Slimy, yellow or

discharge from urethra or from

vagina.

Mesjnratory Organs: Bronchial asthma and catarrh, worse in warm season; cough worse in the evening; great rattling in the chest

;

rattling of

mucus with cough;

suflFo-

cative feeling in hot atmosphere; desire for cool air.

Extremities

:

and extremities,

Rheumatic pains shifting,

in back

wandering,

set-

tling in one place, then in another.

Skin:

Inactive skin;

chafing

of

skin;

scaly tetters; ivy-poison; nettle rash; burn-


158 ing, itching ertrptions; diseased nails; ery-

and

eczema

sipelas;

cancerous

growth;

— When

used ex-

polypi.

Preparation and Dose.

ternally for dandruff and skin, use the first trituration

dissolved

spoonful to one pint.

in

water,

one

tea-

Internally, tablets of

the sixth every three hours will

riieet

most

conditions.

Corresponding Homceopatiiic Remedies. Pulsatilla sulpli.

is

the nearest

analogue.

KaU

often follows very advantageously

Kali mur. and Pulsatilla.

MAONESIA PHOSPHORICA

Magnesia).^—^This

salt

muscles and nerves. in

muscular

fibres

is

It

a

(Phosphate of

constituent of

causes contraction

and hence

its

use in

cramps, convulsions and other nervous disturbances. lieved by

Pains anywhere that are warmth and pressure. It is

re-

the

great antispasmodic remedy.

Head:

warm

Pain

in

head alwaj^s relieved by

applications; neuralgia with

chilli-


L59 ness after mental labor; neuralgia around eyes, worse on right side

from cold

air or

;

earache worse

caused by washing in cold

water; faceache^ worse touch, cold wind,

washing,

better

by

application

of

heat;

convulsive twitching of facial muscles or eyelids; toothache; complaints of teething

children, especially spasmodic

symptoms.

Gastric Symjytoms: Hiccough, heartburn, gastralgia, flatulent dyspepsia; flatulent colic

warmth and pressure abdomen watery diarrhoea with cramps; constipation of infants, with spasmodic pain at every attempt at stool with much gas.

relieved by

;

bloated;

Female Symptoms: Menstrual precedes flow; ralgia;

colic; pain

intermittent; ovarian neu-

membranous discharge with menses;

menses too

early, dark, fibrous.

Respiratory

Organs:

Whooping cough,

remedy; any spasmodic cough, worse at night and on lying down; oppression of chest; constriction of chest and throat; angina pectoris; nervous palpitation. best


160 *

Bach and

Extremities:

intercostal neuralgia;

Neuralgic pains;

tingling sensations;

feet very tender; cramps in calves; neural-

with muscular contractions;

gia in limbs

languid and exhausted feeling; chorea; bad effects

from stimulants.

and

Preparation acts best a

when given

powder

of hot

of

For

— This

remedv

in hot water.

Dissolve

the third trituration in a cup

water and drink while warm.

severe pain first

Dose.

it

may

In

be advisable to use the

or second trituration in the same wa3\ colic in

infants, the thirtieth

potency

given in hot water acts best.

Corresponding Homceopathic Remedies.

The most is

striking resemblance of

to Colocynthis

its

action

which may be used with

it

and neuralgic afiections. In spasmodic symptoms, Belladonna is similar. In in colic

female

complaints,

it

is

very similar to

PahaiUla and Cimicifnga

NATRUM JIUIIIATK UM (Chlorirte of Sodium or Common Salt). This is a constituent


161 of

every liquid and solid of the body.

It

regulates the degree of moisture within the cells.

Wherever we

find a hypersecretion

of the watery elements of the body, with

want

simultaneous

other portion of

activity

of

the

Natrum

in

some

mucous membranes,

you

will find

acts

upon the lymphatic system, the blood,

remedy.

It

and upon the mucous lining

liver, spleen,

of the

miir. the

alimentary canal.

Natrum mur.

is

indicated in headache, toothache, faceache,

stomachache, salivation

vomiting

etc.,

or of

hypersecretion

of

of

is

either

tears,

or

water and mucus; also catar-

rhal affections of

secretion

where there

mucous membranes, with

transparent,

watery,

frothy

mucus; also small watery blisters, breaking and leaving a thin crust; diarrhoea, transparent, glossy, slimy stools; conjunctivitis

with discharge of tears and clear mucus; tongue clear, slimy, small bubbles of frothy saliva

on sides; leucorrhoea, watery, smart-

ing or clear, starch-like discharge,

etc., etc.


162

Very depressed

Head:

chondriacal brain-fag;

in spirit, hypo-

mood with constipation, and hammering headache worse in

morning; sick headache with constipation;

weak; itching eruption on margin of hair at the nape of neck inflamed eyelids; neuralgia around eyes; muscles of neck

feel

impaired vision; old nasal catarrh; loss of smell and taste;

sallow complexion; cold

sores on lips.

symptoms:

Gastric

ous

hunger,

violent

bread; heartburn; stipation,

Waterbrash; raventhirst;

offensive

aversion breath;

smarting after stool;

piles

to

con-

and

fissures.

Frequent urination; catarrh of burning and soreness in vagina

Urinary,

bladder;

after urinating; very melancholic about the

time of menses; prolapse and smarting leucorrhoea.

Back and

Extremities:

Backache better

by lying on something hard; pain in hip; weakness

of legs; cracking of joints.


163 Preparation and Dose.-— General experience has taught that the best results are

obtained

when given

in the higher poten-

cies, 30x to 200j although some advocate For general use, the 3x and 6x potencies. it is

best to begin with the sixth potency,

and

if

itself,

improvement does not soon show give the thirtieth, a dose night and

Locally for stings and as a gar-

morning. gle,

the crude salt or

first

trituration

may

be used.

Corresponding Homceopathic Remedies. 8e2na and 8ulpliu7\ of service after

— These

frequently are

Natrum mur.

For the

ill-

effects of excessive use of salt in food, give

Phosphorus 30,

NATRUM PHOSPHORICUM

—This

(Phosphate of

cles

found in the blood, musand nerve cells and in the inter-cellu-

lar

fluids.

soda)-

tions arising

prevented. acids and

is

salt is

Through its presence, condifrom excess of lactic acid are It

serves

therefore a

to

emulsify

remedy

for

all

fatty

dys-


X64 peptic conditions is

the remedy in

traceable to fats.

This

cases where there is an Acts also upon the bowglands, lungs and abdominal organs. It all

excess of acidity. els,

cures sour belchings and rising of fluids;

vomiting;

sour

greenish,

sour-smelling

diarrhoea, colic, spasms, fever from acidity of

the

stomach in children;

ague

with

characteristic coating of tongue; eyes dis-

charging a yellow creamy matter; gastric

derangements with acidity and flatulence; indigestion, intestinal worms, etc. A characteristic indication is a moist, thick, gold-

en-yellow coating on the tongue and paL^te.

Head:

Giddiness, with gastric derange-

ments; sick headaches with sour vomiting. Yellow, creamy coating at the

Gastric:

back part

of roof of

grinding of teeth. pain

after

food;

mouth and on tongue; Acidity, sour risings;

nausea

and

vomiting;

flatulence, colic with acidity; stomach-ache

from presence Respiratory:

of

worms; itching

A

of rectum.

useful intercurrent rem-

edy in catarrhal troubles associated with


165

Pain in chest from pressure and

acidity.

breathing; consumption; palpitation, pulse felt in different

Back and give

legs

parts of body.

Extremities

way

]

Weak

walking;

while

feeling;

pain

in

knees and ankles; aching wrists.

Preparatiox of Dose.-

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The

best general

preparation are tablets of the sixth tritura-

For children^ pellets of the thirtieth potency have been found very efficacious. tion.

Corresponding Homceopathic Remedies. Calcar.

carb.

and Rheurn, especially

children where there tion of stomach

is

much

salt

does

not

acid condi-

(Glauber's Salt).

appear in the

only in the inter-cellular

and regulates the excretion water.

for

and bowels.

NATRUM SULPHURICUM This

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

fluids.

cells,

It aids

of superfluous

Gastric bilious conditions, dropsy,

liver diseases, results of living in

damp, low

dwellings or regions, uric acid

diathesis,

all

are

benefited

by

this

remed}^

The


166 chief characteristic

ance of the tongue

Head

:

symptom

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

the appear-

is

dirty, greenish brown.

Sick headache with bihous diar-

rhoea; violent pain at base of brain; mental

troubles arising from injuries to the head. Bitter

Gastric: slime, thick

and

taste;

mouth full must hawk '

tenacious,

of it

up; tongue coated dirty, brownish, vomiting of bile; j&atulent colic, diarrhoea, stools

darkj bilious, worse in morning, larl}^ after

foecal

wet weather; great

mass; aching in region of

Urinary:

Chief

sandy deposit

remedy

particu-

size of

the

liver.

in

diabetes;

in urine like brick-dust in

the water. Respiratory.

Asthma,

worse in

damp

weather, cough with thick, ropy expectoration;

early morning; difficult in

cough worse in breathing; asthma

bronchial catarrh;

children

from

suppression

of

skin

troubles.

Back and Extremities: Soreness up and down spine and back; drawing back of


167 neck;

under

pain

nails;

gout;

sciatica;

twitching during sleep; intermittent fever in all its stages; drops3\

—Use

Preparation axd Dose.'

the

third

trituration in tablets, one every three hours^

Corresponding Hom(eopath:ic Remedies.

—In

the cough, Bryo-

nia, but this is indicated

rather earlier in

Thuja and Sulphur, chest

than Natrum

afiections

hence the

latter

follows

often

sulph.^ it

and

ad van

tageously^

SILICA (Pure

Quartz). —This salt,

very abundantly found

kingdom,

is

in

the

though

vegetable

found only in the connective

any extent. It acts prominently upon the bones, glands, skin^ and is espetissue to

cially suited

constitutions.

to the imperfectly It

is

ttie

nourished

remedy

for

ail-

It ments attended with pus-formation. ripens abscesses and promotes suppuration.

Especially indicated in

who

are always chilly.

sensitive patients,,


168

Head; Oversensitive, irritable; vertigo; headache coming up from nape of neck, worse on right side, worse from noise, exertion, light,

study better from warmth ;

chronic

styes.

vomits as soon as

Child

Gastric:

nurses;

;

dyspepsia;

disgust

it

for

meat and warm food; very hungry; large abdomen; paralytic condition of bowels; patient is cold all the time; menses are associated wiih icy coldness and constipation, and fetid foot-sweat.

Cough

Respiratory:

with

night-sweats;

of sickly children,

hoarseness;

tickling

cough; cough and sore throat, with expectoration of little granules; smelling badly;

deep-seated pain in chest;

much

pus-like

expectoration; chronic heart disease.

Back and

Extrer)i%ties:

Spinal irritation;

soreness between shoulders; hip-joint disease;

whitlow, felon;

brittle;

feet or axilloe;

in feet;

nails

crippled and

habitual fetid perspiration of the

weak

ingrowing toe-nails; pains

ankles; skin heals with

diffi-


169 culty,

and suppurates

very senand ulcerations;

easily; skin

sitive; all sorts of eruptions

enlarged suppurating glands; patient feels better in

warm

room, and by heat generally.

Preparation and Dose.

and glandular

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In

scrofulous

affections, use tablet of the

third trituration every four hours.

In sup-

and twelfth

tritura-

purations, the

sixth

tions are the best.

Dissolve in water, and

take a dose every two hours. aflfection.'^,

A

For chronic

the thirtieth night and morning.

very excellent preparation

is

the Silica

obtained from the bamboo; it seems to act more quickly, and is especially indicated in acute diseases. Here use Bamboo Silica 6x, a dose every two hours.

Corresponding Homceopathic Remedies.

Mercurius and Pulsatilla, Picric acid.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In

suppuration, Calcar. sulph.

is better adapted checking it and healing, promoting healthy granulation. It follows Silica.

to

Silica

often

Pulsatilla

follows very advantageously,

and Calcarea.


REPERTORY OR INDEX To the Chief Symptoms

of the

Twelve Tissue Remedies. riental States. Ambitionless, Natr. phos.

Angry, IS at. mur. Apprehensive, Kali

plios.

Anxiety, Calc. phos., Kali phos.

Brainfag, Kali phos.,

Silica.

Changeable mood, Calc. sulph. Confused feeling, Calc.fluor. Crying mood. Kali phos. Depressed mood, isatr. mur. Despairs getting well, Natr. sulph. Despondency, Ka'dphos. Difi&cult thought. Silica.

Dread, nervous. Kali phos.

Fear of falling, Kali sulph. Fear of financial rnin, Calc.fluor. Forgetful, Calc. phos. Fretful, Kali phos.

Hallucinations, Kali phos., Nair.phos. Indifference, Ferruni j^hos.

Indecision, Calc.fluor. Insanity, Ferr. phos., Kali phos.

Melancholia, Kali phos., Xatr.

Night

siilph.

terrors, Kali phos.

Over-sensitive, Silica^ Kali. phos.


171 Passionate outbursts, Nat, rnur. Sadness, Nat. mur. Screaming, Kali phos. Sighing, Xat. mur. Slow comprehension, Calc. pJios, Suicidal tendency, Nat, sidph.

Whining, Rail phos.

Head. Bald spots. Kali sulph. Brain-fag, Silica, Kali phos.

Burning on

top, Nat. Sidplu

Cold feeling, Calc.plios. Congestive headache, Ferr. phos Dandruff, Kali sulph., Nat, mur. Effects of injuries to, Nat. sulph.

Falling out of hair, Kali sulph.

Fontanelles unclosed, Calc. phos.

Headache, menstrual, Nat. mur. **

sick,

'*

congestive, -Ferr. p/i05.

Lumps on

Nat. sulph.

scalp. Silica.

Soreness to touch, FeiT. phos. Sunstroke, Nat. mur. Sweat on head, Calc. phos., Throbbing, Ferr. phos.

Silica.

Vertigo, old age, Calc. phos,

" with bile, Nat. sulph. Yellow crusts on scalp, Calc. sulph ,

Eyes. Agglutination of

lids,

Nat. phos,

Astlienopia, Nat. mur.

Black

si^ots before.

Kali phos,

Blisters on, Nat. mur.


172 Blood shot, Nat. phos. Burning of lids, Nat. sulplu Conjunctivitis, Ferr. phos,, Nat, plws.

Dull vision, Nat. phos. Eye-ball, sore, Ferr. phos.

Eyelids, granular, Nat, mur.

Pupils contracted, Magnes. phos. Redness, Ferr. phos. Nat. mur.* Styes, Silica.

Ears. Aching around, Calc. phos. Buzzing in, Kali phos. Catarrh, Kali mur. Deafness, Ferr. phos., Kali, mur. Discharge from, Kali phos. Silica, Earache, Ferr. phos., 31agnes.phos, Noises in, Ferr. phos.. Kali phos. Ringing, as of bells, Nat, sulpha

Nose. Bleeding, Ferr. phos. Catarrh, Kali mur. " old, chronic, Nat. mur.. Silica, Colds, Ferr. phos. '*

stuffy. Kali sulph.,

NaL mw\

Crusts, Kali mur., Silica.

Discharge, acrid, Silica, *'

**

fetid.

mur.

Kali phos.

**

greenish. Kali sulph.

^*

thick, Calc.fluor., Kali sulph,

"

Dry

clear, Nat.

yeWow, Nat. phos

coryza, Calc.fluor., Kali mur.

Hay-fever, Nat. mur., Silica,


73 Influenza, Nai. sulp^i.

Loss

of smell, Xat,

mur.

Nostrils, sore, Calc. phos.

Odor, offensive, Kaiiphos^ Calc fluor. Pimples on nose, Nat. mur. Posterior nares, dry. Not. mur. " '' hawking from, iia^ip/ios. Predisposition to take cold, Calc. phos.

Running colds, Nat. mur. Sneezing, Kali phos., Silica.

Face. Acne,

Calc. sulpli., Kali

mur.

Blotched, Nat.phos.

Cold sores, Nat. mur.^

Calc. fluor.

Eruptions, Calc. sulph., Kali sulpha Greasy, Calc.phos.

Jaundiced, Nat. sulph. Pale, Nat. mur., Calc. phos^

Red, Ferr. phos. Sallow, Nat. sulph.

Face-ache, Magnes. phos., Ferr. phos.

Hot, Ferr. phos. Yellowish, Nat. sulph.

riouth. Aphthre, Kali mur. Breath, offensive, Kali phos., Nat. mur. Cold-sores, Nat. mur., Calc. fluor.

Drooling, Nat. mur.

Gumboil, Kali mur.

Gums, spongy,

Kali phos.

Lips, crack, Nat. mur. Salivation, Nat. mur., Kali phos.

Twitching, Magnes. phos. Ulcers

in.

Kali mur.


174 Tongue and Taste. Acrid

taste,

Nat. phos.

Bitter taste, Nat. sulph. Blisters

on tongue, Nat. mur.

Brown tongue, Eallphos.y Nat Creamy tongue, Nat. plios.

^

sulph.

Frothy tongue, Nat. mur. Slimy tongue, Kali sulph. Cracked tongue, Gale. Huor.

Dry tongue, Kaliphos. Flabby tongue, Calc. sulph. Loss of taste, Nat. mur. Mapped tongue, Nat. mur.

Numb Sour

tongue. Gale. phos.

taste, Gale, sulph.

Ulcers on tongue. Silica^ Kali mur.

Teeth and Gums. Complaints during teething, Gale. phos. Convulsions during teething, Mag. phos.

Decay Dental

of teeth. Gale. phos. fistula, Silica.

Drooling, Nat. mur.

Enamel, deficient, Galc.fluor, Grinding of teeth, Nat, phos. Gums, bleed easily, Nat. mur, "

inflamed, Gale, phos,

**

sensitive, JVa^. T7(ur.

Gumboil, Kali mur. " hard, swollen, Galc.fluor, **

supiDurating, Gale, sulph.

Looseness of teeth, Galcfluor,

Throat. Burning, Ferr.phos. Choking sensation, Magnes. phos.


175 Chronic sore, Nat. mui\^ Kali mur^ Dryness, Nat, mur. Clergyman's, Calc.phos. Constriction, Magnes. phos.

Croup and Diphtheria,

Dry

Ferr. phos.. Kali mu7\

throat, Ferr. phos.

Feeling of lump, Nat. sulph. Follicular pharyngitis. Kali mur,,

NaL mw\

Glands, swollen, Kali mur. **

suppurating, Silica.

Goitre, Calc.fluor.

Mumps,

Kali mur,, Nat. mur.

Posterior nares dropping, Nat. phos,

Kelaxed sore throat, Calc. phos. '* uvula, Nat. mur. Ulcerated sore throat, Kali mur. Uvula, elongated, Nat. mur.

Gastric

Symptoms.

Acids, sensitive to, Magnes.phos, Acidity, Nat. phos.

Appetite, loss

of,

Kali mur., Calc. phos.

Aversion to bread, Nat. mur. ** " hot drinks. Kali sulph. " meat, Ferr. pthos., " milk, Ferr. phos.

** **

**

**

warm

Silica,

food. Silica,

Biliousness, Nat. sulph.

Burning in stomach, Kali

sulph.

Desire for bacon, Calc, x>hos. **

*'

bitter things, Nat.

'*

"

claret, 6'a/c. sit/p/i.

"

''

fruit, Calc. sulph.

"

'â&#x20AC;˘

ham, Calc.phos.

mur^

Desire for salted food, Calc. phos.


176 Desire for stimulants, Ferr. phos. *'

'*

sugar, Magnes. phos.

Empty, gone

feeling, Kali phos.

Eructations, bitter, Kalijohos. **

sour, Nat. phos.

**

burning, Ilagnes. phos.

**

gaseous. Kali phos.

**

greasy, Ferr. phos.

^

CalCrphos,

Excessive hunger. Silica.

Faintness at stomach. Kali sulph. Flatulence, C ale. phos. ** **

with paljjitation, Kali phos. " sluggish liver, Nat. sulph.

**

ferastritis,

*'

acidity, Nat. phos. ^

Cale. phos

Ferr. phos.

Gastralgia, Magnes. phos.

Heartburn, Nat. mur.^ Silica. Hiccough, Magnes. phos., Gale. Huor,

Hunger, excessive. Nausea, Kali

Silica,

Kali phos.

sulph., Ferr. phos.

Nausea and vomiting, Magnes phos. Nausea and vertigo, Calc. sulph. Pain after food, Nat. phos., Calc. phos^ Pain at pit of stomach, Kali phos. Regurgitation, Magnes. phos. Thirst, burning. Kali sulph.

Vomiting *'

acid, Nat. phos.

after cold water, Calc. phos,

**

before breakfast, Ferr. phos,

^f

bile,

V

blood, Ferr. phos.

Nat. sulph.

**

coflee-grounds, Nat. rnur,

^/

after nursing. Silica,

**

infantile, Calc. phos.


177 Vomiting mucus,

mur.

l^at,

Waterbrash, Nat.plios.^ Kaliphos.

Abdomen and Abdomen

swollen, Kaliphos. sunken, Calc. phos. tender, Kali mur.

*'

** **

tympanitic, Za/i

*'

Anus,

Stool.

feels cold, Kali sulph,

sw^p/i.

fissures, Silica.

**

fistula, Calc. phos.

"

eruption around, Nat. mur.

**

abscesses around,

'*

prolapse, Calc. sulph.

*'

C'alc. ^

sulph.

Kaliphos,

warts, Nat. sulph.

Burning Colic,

pain, Nat. mur.

Magnes. phos.

*'

lead, Nat. sulph.

**

infantile, Calc. phos.

Congestion of

liver,

Nat. sulph.

Constipation, alternating with diarrhoea, Nat. mur.

with furred tongue, Kali mur. habitual, Kaii sulph. infantile,

Magnes. phos,

in aged, Ca'c. phos.

Cramps, Magnes. phos. Diarrhoea, from fatty food, Kali mur. " in wet weather, Nat. sulph, **

irom

**

bilious,

*'

from from

" ''

" **

fruit, Calc. jyhos.

Nat. sulph.

chill,

Ferr. pfhos.

fright,

foul, putrid,

Kaliphos.

Kaliphos.

green, ^ai. p/ios.

involuntary, Nat. mur.


178 Diarrhoea^ painless, Kali phos, *'

slimy, Kali sulph.

**

Tindigestecl, FeiT. phos.

*

watery, Nat. mu7\, Magnes, phos^

*'

white

**

yellow stools,

stools,

Nat.plios. Jia^i sw/p^i.

Dysentery, Ferr. phos., Kalimur, Gallstones, Calc. phos. *'

colic, Ifagnes.

phos.

Hsemorrhoids, Ferr. phos., Galc.fluor, Itching of anus, Nat. phos. Jaundice, Kali mur., Nat. sulph. Liver, torpid. Kali mur. *'

congested, Nat. sulph,

*'

painful, Calc. sulph.

*'

soreness, Nat. sulph.

Marasmus, Calc. phos. Bectum, stitches in, Nat, mur, **

prolapse

of, Calc. sulph.,

Kali phos..

Worms, Nat. phos. "

thread, Ferr. phos., Nat, phos.

Urinary Symptoms. Bladder, catarrh

of.

Kali mur., Nat. murÂť

Bleeding from urethra, Kali phos. Bright's disease, Calc. phos., Kali phos.

Burning after urinating, Nat. mur.' Burning during urinating, Nat. sulph. Diabetes, Nat. phos., Ferr. phos.

Gravel, Calc. phos., Nat. sulph.

Incontinence, Calc. phos. '*

while coughing,

Nat

Increased urine, Calc. phos. Kidneys, inflamed. Kali mur,

Eetention of urine, Magnes phos.

mur.


179 Stone in bladder, Calc. phos. Suppression, Ferr. phos. Urine, brick-dnst sediment, J^at. sulph. *'

copious, (7aZc.p/i05.

**

dark color, Kali mu7\, Nat. sulph. pungent, Galc.fluor.

•* **

gravel, Calc. phos., Silica.

**

with bile, Nat. sulph, mucus. Silica.

** **

sand, Nat. sulph.

*'

yellow. Kali phos.

Wetting the bed, Fer7\ phos.,

Calc, phos.

Female Symptoms. Backache with menses, Calc. phos. Bearing-down pains, Ferr. phos., Calc.fluor, Burning in uterus, Nat. mur. Displacements, Calc.fluor.

Dragging sensation,

Dy smenorrhoea, " "

Calc. fluor.

Magnes.phos. as a preventive, Calc. phos.

membranous, Magnes. phos.

Hysterical symptoms, Kali phos.

Icy coldness at menses, Silica, Itching, external, Nat. mur.

Leucorrhoea, acid, Nat. phos. '•

acrid. Silica.

**

mucous,

*'

creamy, Nat. phos.

"

Ca^c. p/ioSr

greenish, Kali sulph.

*'

irritating, Nat.

'*

itching, Silica.

** •

mur.

milky, Kali mur,

*'

profuse, Silica.

'*

slimy, Kali sulph.


'

180 Leucorrhoea^ smarting, Nat. mur, thick, Kali mur. *

**

watery, Xat. mur.

**

yellow, Kali sulph.

Menses, acrid, Nat. phos. *' with nose bleed, Nat. sulph, '* with pain, Magnes. phos. *' with sadness, Nat. mur. *'

black. Kali m.ur.

"

bright red, Ferr. phos.

**

clotted, J^aZi

*'

copious, Nat. mur.

TTii^r.

"

corrosive, Nat. sulph.

*'

delayed, Nat. mur.

**

every two weeks, Calc. phos. every three weeks, Ferr. phos. excessive. Kali mur. Calc. phos, irregular, Kali phos.

**

" **

^

*'

pale, Nat. phos.

**

premature, lialiphos, stringy, Magnes. phos. strong odor Kali phos.

**

**

J

** *' **

suppressed, Calc. phos., Nat. mur. frequent, ^a/i ?7ii(r. long-lasting, Calc. sulph.

**

profuse, Nat. sulph., Ferr. phos,

**

scanty, Kali])hos., Nat. mur. with coldness, Silica. with constipation, Nat. s^ilph.

** * '

*'

*' **

" ** ** **

with with with with with with with

weakness, Calc. sulph. headache. Kali sulph. melancholy, JVa^. mur. morning diarrhoea, Nat. sulph. rheumatic pains, Calc. phos, excitement, iVa^.p/iOS. twitchings, Calc. sulph.


'

.

181 Ovarian neuralgia, Kali phos., Magnes. phos. Prolapse, Calc.fluor. Sensitive parts, Silica, Sterility,

Silica,

Nat. phos.

Ulcerations, Kali mur., Silica.

Uterine displacements, Kat.

pJios.

After-pains, Kali phos., Mag, phos. Burning in breasts, Calc. phos. Knots in breasts, Calc.fluor.

Enlarged breasts,

Morning

Calc. phos.

sickness, Ferr. phos,

Nijpples crack. Silica.

Respiratory Organs. Asthma, Kali sulph., Nat. sulph. Breathing oppressed, Ferr. phos. Bronchitis, Ferr. phos., Kali mur, " chronic, Nat. mur. *

*

yellow expectoration, Kali sulph.

Burning

in chest, Ferr. phos.

Chest, constiTiction, Magnes. phos,

mucus, Kali

*'

rattling of

**

soreness, Nat. sulph., Calc. phos.

sulph.

Congestion of lungs, Ferr. phos.

Cough, acute, Ferr. phos. *

in the evening. Kali sulph.

**

har'kmg, Kali

**

chronic, Calc. phos., Silica,

*'

convulsive, Magnes. phos.

*'

croupy. Kali mur.

mur

**

dry, Ferr. phos.

*'

Jiaoking, Calc.fluor.

**

htirci,

'*

]oose rsittMng, Kali sulph.

Ferr. phos.


182 Congb, loud and noisy, Kali mur, *'

nervous, Magnes. phos,

"

on lying down, Magnes, phos, Calc.fluor.

**

^Yiori^

**

spasmodic, Magnes. phos,

^

Ferr. phos.

**

suffocative, Calc. phos,

**

tickling, Ferr. phos,

*' whooping, Magnes. phos. Croup, Ferr. phos., Calc. su^ph,

Croupy hoarseness, Kali Expectoration,

sulph,^

Nat. mur,

'*

copious, Silica,

**

frothy, Nat. mur,

**

greenish, Nat. sulph,

**

loose. Kali sulph,

**

Inmpy,

*

Calc. Huor.

naucous. Gale, phos,

**

offensive, Silica.

^*

profuse. Kali sulph,

**

3'opy,

**

salty. Kali phos.

"

Nat. sulph,

slimy,

*'

Kah

sulph.

thick, Nat. sulph.,. Silica,

*'

watery, Nat. mur.

"

Hay

clear,

yellowish, Calc.ftuor.y Kali phos.

fever, TTaZi. phos., Nat.

Hectic fever, Calc. phos.,

mur.

Siliccl.

Heat in chest, Ferr. phos. Hoarseness, Ferr. phos.. Kali mur. Larynx, painful, Ferr. phos. Night sweats, Silica, Calc. phos, Pain in chest, Nat. phos. Pleurisy,

)

Pneumonia,)

Ferr.

phos.. Kali mur.; later Kali sulph.

Calc, sulph.


183 Heart. Aneurism, Oalc.fluor. Angina pectoris, Magnes, phos., Kali phos. Blood vessels enlarged, Calc.fluor, Chronic heart disease, Silica. Circulation sluggish, Kali phos.

Hypertrophy, Nat. mur. Palpitation, Ferr, phos,, Magnes. phos. **

Pulse

felt all

with sleeplessness, over, Nat. mu7\

JTaZip/ios.

around, Ferr. phos.

â&#x20AC;˘*

full

*'

intermittent, Nat. mur.j Kali phos.

*'

irregular. Kali phos.

*'

rai^id,

Nat. mur.

Back and Extremities. Aching

of limbs, Calc. phos.

between shoulders, Kali phos.

**

Ankles pain. Silica. " weeik, Nat. phos

Arms "

t^

heavy. Silica. tired, Nat. jyhos.

Back

cold, Nat.

mur.

"

crick in, Ferr. phos,

*'

pain

â&#x20AC;˘'

soreness

in, Calc. fl.uor. in,

Nat. Sulph,

Backache worse evenings. Kali sulpha **

* *

"

mornings, Calc.j^hos.

better lying

on

it,

Nat. mur.

Bow-legs, Calc. phos.

Bunions, Kali mur.

Burning

of feet, Calc. sulph.

Calves, cramps, Calc. phos., Magnes. phos. Chilblains, Kali mur. Coldness of limbs, Calc. phos.


,184 Coccyx painful, Silica. Cracking of joints, Calc. fiuor. Crick in back, Ferr. phos, " neck, JSFat phos.

**

Feet tender. **

Silica.

swollen,

(lali

mur.

Fidgety feet. Kali phos. Finger joints enlarge, Calc. fluor^ Ganglion, Galc.fluor. Glandii swollen, Rali mur, " hardened, Galc.fluor Goitre, Nat. mur.

Gout, Ferr. phos.

^

^

Galc.fluor,

Nat. sulph,

*'

chronic, Nat. phos.

**

rheumatic, Ca?c. p/ios.

Hamstrings

Hands

sore, Nat. phos.

fall asleep, Gale.

phos.

**

get

**

hot in palms, Ferr. phos,

**

Hang

stiff,

Nat. phos.

tvemhle, Nat. sulph. nails, Nat. mur., Silica,

Hips painful, Kali phos. Housemaid's knee, Calc.

phos.. Silica,

Inflamed joints, Ferr. phos., Kali mur,.

Ingrowing

toe-nails. Silica.

Itching of limbs, Kali phos.

Knees painful, Nat. phos. Limbs fall asleep, Nat. mur. Lumbago, Galc.fluor. Muscular weakness. Kali phos. Nails crippled. Silica. " pain at roots, Calc. phos.

Neck emaciated, Nat. **

stiff,

Ferr. phos.

piur,


185 Numbness,

Calc.phos., Kaliphos,

Oedema, Nat. mur. Oversensitive spine.

Silica.

Pain in back, Calc. phos., Ferr. *' " shin bones, Calc.phos.

plios,

" shoulders, Ferr. plios.

** **

go to heart, Nat. phos.

**

through

feet. Silica.

Paralj'tic lameness, Kali phos.

Rheumatic " "

fever, Ferr. phos., Kali

mur,

"

chronic, Calc. phos., Nat. phos,

''

muscular, Ferr. phos.

Sciatica, 2Iagnes phos., Kali phos.

Shifting pains, 7ia/2si(Zp/i.

Shooting pains, Calc. phos. Slowness to v;alk, Calc. phos. Soles burn and itch, Calc. sulph. Soreness between shoulders, Silica.

Stumbles

easily, Kali phos.

Tired feeling, Calc. Huor.

Weakness

in general, Nat. mur.

Wrists ache, Nat. phos.

Nervous Symptoms. Alcoholism, Magnes. phos. Ball sensation, Kali phos.

Chorea, Magnes. phos., Nat. mur. Contortions, Magnes. phos.

Convulsions, Calc. phos., Magnes, phos.

Crawling sensation, Calc. phos. Creeping paralysis. Kali phos. Debility, Calc. phos.

Depression, Kali phos., Nat. mur. Epilepsy, Kali mur. Silica. ^

Exhaustion, Kali phos., Calc.phos,


186 Fears, Kaliphos.

Gait unsteady, Nat, phos.

Hiccough, Magnes. phos. Hysteria, Kali phos., Silica. Infantile paral^^sis, Kaliphos,

Nervousness, Kaliphos. Neuralgia, congestive, Ferr. phos, " intercostal, iVa^. p/i06'. **

Night

obstinate. Silica, terrors, Kali phos.

Squinting, from worms, N^at. phos. Trembling, Nat. phos., Calc. phos, Twitchings, Magnes. phos. Writer's cramp, Calc. phos.

Sleep and Dreams. Awakes screaming, Kaliphos, Cry out in sleep, Calc. phos. Dreams anxious, Nat. mur. *'

lascivious, Kaliphos,

'*

vivid. Kali sulph.

Drowsiness, Kal. sulph. *'

in old people, Gale, phos.

Insomnia, Nat. mur., Kali phos.

Febrile Symptoms. Ague, Nat. sulph. Bilious fever, Nat. phos., Nat, sulph.

Brain fever, Kaliphos, Chilliness, Silica., Calc. phos.

Chill in morniiig, Nat. mur.

Cold sweat. Kali sulph. Feet cold, Nat. phos. Gastric fever. Kali sulph.

Hay

fever, Silica,


187 Hectic fever, Calc. sulph. Intermittent fever, Nat. mur. Scarlet fever, Ferr. plios.

Typhoid

fever, Kali jDhos.

Yellow fever, Nat. sulph. Night sweats, Calc. phos., Perspiration about head, *'

Silica. Silica.

cold. Kali sulph.

"

profuse, Kaliphos^

*'

sour, Nat. phos.

Skin. Abscess, Silica, Calc. sulph.

Acne, Kali mur.

Barber Boils,

s itch,

Magnes. phos.

Calc. sulph.

Bunions, Kali mur. Chaps, Calc. Huor. Chilblains, Kali phos., Silica,

Chronic skin disease, Nat. mur.

Coppery

spots. Silica.

Cracks on skin, Calc. fluor. *' between toes, Nat. mur. Dandruff, Rali sulph.

Eczema, Nat. mur., Kali sulph. Erysipelas, Kali mur., Ferr. phos. Fissures, Calc. Huor. Freckles, Calc. phos.

Hair

falls out,

Nat. mur.. Silica.

Hives, Nat.x)hos., Kali phos. Insect bites, Nat. mur. Irritating:; secretions.

Kali phos.

Itching, Calc. phos.. Kali phos.

Ivy poison, Kali sulph. Jaundiced skin, Nat. sulpha


'

188 Lupus,

Calc. phos., Kali mur.

Measles, Ferr. phos., Kali mur.

Nodes,

Silica, Calc.fluor.

Pimples, Kali mur., Calc. sulph. Shingles, Nat. mur.. Kali mur.

Small pox, Raliphos., Calc. sulph. Wrinkled skin, Kali phos.

Tissues. Anaemia, Calc. phos., Nat. mur, **

of infants, Silica.

Atrophy,

Calc. phos.

Boils, Silica, Calc. sulph.

Bone

diseases, Calc. phos.. Silica,

Bruises, Kali mur. Biurns, Kali mur., Calc. sulph.

Cancer, Calc. phos., Kali phos.

Carbuncles,

Silica, Calc. sulph.

Debility, Kali phos.

Dropsy, Kali mur., Nat. sulph. Emaciation, Nat. mur., Calc. phos. Felons, Calc, sulph.

Glands, Kali mur.,

Silica.

Growths, Calc.fluor. Haemorrhages, Ferr. phos.. Kali mur. Inflammations, Ferr. phos. second stage, Kali mur^ '

Injuries, Ferr. phos.

Marasmus,

Calc. phos.

Offensive discharges, Kali phos. Polypi, Calc. phos.. Kali sulph.

Proud

flesh, Silica.

Scalds, Kali mur.

Secretions, albuminous, Calc. phos,

"

greenish, Kali sulph.


189 Secretions, honey-colored, Nat. phos. **

"

offensive, Kali phos.

watery, Xat. mur.

Sprains, F^rr. phos.

Suppuration,

Silica, Calc. sulph.

Vaccination, after, Kali mur., Silica.

Varicose veins, Calc.fluor.

Wasting

diseases, Kali phos.


190

Something newi aw ADDITION TO ALL fOOD.

B.

&

S.-C0N8TIT0T10NflL TISSUE FOOD The physiological remedy for the groiving organism^ which will favor healthy

development, eradicate disease tendencies^ catarrhal conditions^ stotnach

make

ctire

teething easy prevent and ^

ciit^e

and bowel tfoiibles, cure unhealthy skiii, and every way help to produce pure bloody

in

from which a sound body can be built up. This is a preparation of the necessary Mineral Salts that go to build lip the tissues, but they have passed through the subtle alchemy of vegetable growth, rendering them therefore, of quick assimilation to the growing cells of the child. Its great use consists in the changing of the constitution of the child, correcting disease tendencies and counall sorts. Families â&#x20AC;&#x201D; where there any hereditary tendency to scrofula, consumption, cancer, rheumatism, gout, catarrh, bone and skin diseases, nervous comj)laints, and especially where other children have suc-

teracting blood diseases of is

cumbed

to these diseased conditions

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will find in this physi-

ological food a wonderful restorative power.

growing tissues and a medicine whether hereditary or acquired.

It is food to the states,

to diseased


191 physiological Cell-Salts which are necessary for the

The

upbuilding of the body are

all

present in this preparation,

in a form readily assimilable by every tissue. It is both a food and medicine, and indis]pensable to the growing organism, during convalescence from acute diseases, in run-down states of the system, nervous and physical exhaustion, at the time of dentition, puberty, change of life, especially valuable whenever there is any drain on the system from loss of vital fluids, prolonged diarrhoea, night

sweats, leucorrhcea, loss of blood,

that feed

upon the vigor

constitutional diseases

of the bod}'.

Can be taken with the food or drink, or without. Will not interfere with drug medication, since its constituents normal Cell-Salts that are present in most foodstuffs, but offered here in a concentrated but highly assimilable

are the

form.

Results of Using our Tissue Food.

A more healthy circulation is established, the bodily and mental functions experience new vigor. Weakness, debility, chilliness, peevishness, nervousness, irritabilitj- are removed, because it is a food' for tired and worn-out nerves. By means of this food all the elements which enter into the composition of our bodies are supplied in the needful subdivision.

Price per Bottle,

50 Cents.

PREPARED ONLY BY

BOERICKE & RUNYON

HOMCEOPATHIC PHARMACY 234-

SUTTER STREET SAN FRANCISCO


192

A RESTORATIVE after

Acute Diseases, and

A STIMULANT to

Waning Nerve

Po^wer.

BOERIGKE&RUNYON A, SAN FRANCISCO.

THE GRE^T REMEBY FOR ^LL FORMS OF

NERVE EXHAUSTION A BRAIN AND NERVE FOOD NEEDFUL in many forms of EXHAUSTED VITALITY incident to modern

life,


193

Schuessler's

Nerve Salt is the great EfStorative in the General Debility following acute diseases and from loss of animal fluids, such as occur from Over Lactation, Pro-

fuse Meustruation, Leucorrhoea, Night Sweats, Emissions, Etc., Etc

Symptoms

of

Exhausting

Nerve Tire

Headache, Vertigo, Loss of Endurance,

Irritability,

Sleep-

Muscular Weakne.-s

lessness, General

with Twitchings

Schuessler's Nerve Salt will take

C III Id re II

require

it

them away.

especially

during the Teething

Nervous Irritability^ Restlessness and Sleeplessness so frequently met with. Again, after any acute disease, Fevers, Diarrhcea, etc.

l^eriod,

In

^vhen

it

will quiet the

Older Children,

for

Conditions, St. Vitus Dance,

Headaches, Pains,

Somnambulism,

Spasmodic

etc.

Adultsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; For any symptoms of Nervous Exhaustion in any form, whether affecting the head, mind, stomach or sexual organs,

it is

a valuable remedy, alone or as au adjunct


194 Brain Fag, Impaired Memory, Nervousness, and Nervous Dread and Gloomy Fancies, Irritability and Impa-

to others;

tience,

Hysteria, Vertigo, Headaches, Backaches, Neuralgia,

Sleeplessness, Paralytic

Woilieii — It

is

an

and Spasmodic Conditions. efficient

remedy

Special Ailments of Females, especially

for

many

of

the

when despondent

or

accompanied by Nervous Disturbances. It will regulate the Menstrual Function, especially when painful, and tone up the system after Child-birth, Miscarriages, Long continued Leucorrhoea or Profuse Menstruation. It is the remedy for Hysteria in all its forms, " Nervous Attacks," and for most of the disturbances incident to Change. of Life.

OLD AGE

finds in

Schuessler's Nerve Salt a wonderful aid to overcome

dent at this time

many

of the disturbances inci-

— Sleeplessness, Failure of Strength, Mental

Depression, Paralysis of any part of the body,

Incontinence of Urine, Loss of

and Illusions

of the Senses,

all

Laming

Paius,

Appetite, Hallucinations

Impaired Memory, and

first

stages of Softening of the Brain.

SCHUESSLKR'S nerve: SALT IS

PREPARED ONLY BY

BOERICKE & RUNYON Homoeopathic Pharmacy

234

Sutter Street

San Francisco,

Cal.

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OAKLAND— 1225

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