The Chronic Diseases, Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure: (Theoretical Part Only in this Volume.)

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Boericke & Tafel, 1904 - Homeopathy - 269 pages
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Page 35 - PSORA is that most ancient, most universal, most destructive, and yet most misapprehended chronic miasmatic disease which for many thousands of years has disfigured and tortured mankind, and which during the last centuries has become the mother of all the thousands of incredibly various (acute and) chronic (non-venereal) diseases, by which the whole civilized human race on the inhabited globe is being more and more afflicted.
Page 28 - Homeopathic physician with such a chronic (non-venereal) case, has not only to combat the disease presented before his eyes, and must not view and treat it as if it were a well-defined disease, to be speedily...
Page 41 - ... it plays the sad role of causing innumerable secondary symptoms; ie, it originates a legion of chronic diseases, the source of which physicians neither surmise nor unravel, and which, therefore, they can no more cure than they could cure the original disease when accompanied by its cutaneous eruption; but these chronic diseases, as daily experience shows, were necessarily aggravated by the multitude of their faulty...
Page 34 - ... even to the most robust constitution. Still less can they be overcome and extinguished Thus they never pass away of themselves, but increase and are aggravated even till death. They must therefore all have for their origin and foundation constant chronic miasms, whereby their parasitical existence in the human organism is enabled to continually rise and grow.
Page 39 - Mankind, therefore, is worse off from the change in the external form of the Psora, — from leprosy down to the eruption of itch — not only because this is less visible and more secret and therefore more frequently infectious, but also especially because the Psora, now mitigated externally into a mere itch and on that account more generally spread, nevertheless still retains unchanged its original dreadful nature. Now, after being more easily repressed, the disease grows all the more unperceived...
Page 151 - ... diminished in its control over the whole organism. Besides the undermining of the general health by means of the noxious use of mercury, generally administered in the largest doses, and in the most virulent preparations, similar excrescences break out on other parts of the body, either whitish fungous, sensitive, flat elevations in the cavity of the mouth, on the tongue, palate, and lips, or large, elevated, brown, dry tubercles in the axillae, external neck, scalp, etc., — or, otherwise, other...
Page 234 - Zincum. 81 taking a dose of an anti-psoric medicine is early in the morning while fasting; no food or drink should be taken within half an hour after. After taking the medicine, the patient should keep perfectly quiet at least a full hour, but without going to sleep, avoiding mental exertion of any kind as well. " To females, anti-psoric remedies should not be given immediately before or during menstruation, not until four days after the flow has commenced.
Page 27 - ... the assistance of the never-resting, preservative vital force in our organism, find a speedy and complete cure. Why, then, cannot this vital force, efficiently affected through Homoeopathic medicine, produce any true and lasting recovery in these chronic maladies even with the aid of the Homoeopathic remedies which best cover their present symptoms ; while this same force which is created for the restoration of our organism is nevertheless so indefatigably and successfully active in completing...
Page 29 - But that the original malady sought for must be also of a miasmatic chronic nature clearly appeared to me from this circumstance, that after it has once advanced and developed to a certain degree it can never be removed by the strength of any robust constitution, it can never be overcome by the most wholesome diet and order of life, nor will it die out of itself...
Page 149 - These excrescences usually first manifest themselves on the genitals, and appear usually, but not always, attended with a sort of gonorrhoea* from the urethra, several days or several weeks, even many weeks after infection through coition; more rarely they appear dry and like warts, more frequently soft, spongy, emitting a specifically fetid fluid (sweetish and almost like herring-brine...

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