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Tissue Salts by Schussler
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This is the chief remedy in glandular swellings, infiltration of the follicular glands of the throat. Glands of the neck are swollen (also apply externally). Scrofulous enlargement of glands, enlarged abdominal glands sometimes with diarrhoea.
Chronic inflammation of the salivary glands, with corresponding symptoms, excess of saliva, etc. Chronic swelling of lymphatic glands. Swelling of sebaceous glands.
Sycotic glandular swellings.
In suppurating glands to shorten process, also for scrofula, induration and swelling of glands, with or without inflammation.
Chronic enlargement of the glands, as an intercurrent. Scrofulous enlargement of the cervical glands. Bronchocele, goitre. Incipient tabes mesenterica with foetid diarrhoea.
Lymphatic glands discharging pus (compare abscess). Ulceration of the glands.
Glandular swellings, if very hard. Stony hardness of the glands. Chronic adenitis. Induration in capsular ligaments of joints. Knots and kernels in the female breast. Ganglium tendinosum. Nodulated enlargement of the mammary gland with severe neuralgic-like pains and discharge of a thin, serous fluid.
Acute stage of adenitis. Dr. B. Schmitz cured a case of ranula or sublingual swelling which had resisted all medication with Ferrum phos., first centesimal trituration.
Goitre. An important remedy in all glandular swellings.
NATRUM MURIATICUM DURING EXOPHTHALMIC GOITRE
Female, aged about 37. The case presented the usual eye, heart and thyroid conditions, but the most persistent and annoying symptoms were dryness of mucous membranes with thirst; lack of control of urine and absolute loss of sexual feeling. Natrum mur. 6x was prescribed almost continuously for a year with the result that the eyes went back to normal, the heart beat slowed down, the thyroid enlargement and nervousness became lessened, urinary control was re-established, and the sexual feeling returned, while the patient gained in weight from 134 to 167 pounds. (George S. Ogden, M. D.)
A Colonial merchant who came to England in despair, none of his friends at the) Cape ever expected to see him again. After being under various eminent (allopathic) specialists he was advised to come to me, and in six months' time I sent him back cured by means of Natr. mur. 200 and nothing else, but a little Kali phos. 6x latterly in alternation. He is still a living wonder to his friends at home and in the Colony, as he not only had the excessively protruding eyeballs, but also terrific palpitation of the heart and nervous exhaustion. (Dr. C. S. Saunders.)
Natrum phos. 3x relieved pressure in thirteen cases of goitre by taking a dose three times a day; pressure was relieved in from three to five days. In some instances a cure was effected. It is well to continue the medicine from four to six weeks. (J. S. Skeels, M. D., Hahnemannian Monthly, 1880.)
A swelling under the chin the size of a pigeon's egg was considerably reduced by Kali mur., but still there was induration (hardness) with an uneven surface. Calcarea fiuor., taken for a few days, caused it to disappear altogether. Shortly after its disappearance the patient had slight conjunctivitis with swelling, which Kali mur. soon cured. (Dr. K. From Schussler.)
Grauvogl, in his Text-book, gives a remarkable result from six weeks' use of Natrum sulph. in a case of chronic swelling of the cervical glands, so extensive as to practically obliterate the neck. All known treatment at the universities failed; but Natrum sulph. 3x, every two hours, produced rapid improvement in the swelling and general health of the patient.
CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA IN ADENOID GROWTHS
Dr. G. H. Martin related at the meeting of the California State Horn. Medical Society a case of a boy, 12 years of age, who had an adenoid growth which caused nasal catarrh and deafness of one ear to such a degree that he could not hear the watch when pressed close to the ear. "By the administration of Calcarea phosphorica," he said, "for four months the patient can now hear the watch at six feet, and the catarrh has almost entirely disappeared."—Pacific Coast Journ. of Horn.
CALCAREA FLUORICA IN LONG-LASTING AND INDOLENT GLANDULAR ENLARGEMENTS OF THE CERVICAL LYMPHATICS
Dr. Sybel speaks very highly of the fluoride of lime in the treatment of indolent and long-lasting glandular enlargements of the cervical lymphatics, and especially where the hardness of the gland is pronounced. He thinks that similar results might be obtained in enlarged bronchial and mesenteric glands.
Success was obtained in a number of cases; the three following are presented as typical examples of its action:
1. An unmarried woman, of twenty-five years, had had for many years a group of enlarged glands, which, situated under the right side of the lower jaw, decidedly disfigured her face. Beyond a small gland at the margin of the group, which showed a tendency to suppurate, the whole mass was hard, showed no inclination to inflame, and was not sensitive to pressure. The small and suppurating gland healed, with a discharge of a caseous mass, under Hepar sulph. and Silicea, yet the general enlargement remained unaltered. Calcarea fluorica Sx was then given once a day. In three weeks the patient claimed a slight diminution, and as this gradually became more pronounced the remedy was continued so that in six to eight weeks the conglomerate mass resolved itself into isolated glands, which finally remained of the size of hazel nuts. The patient thought all further treatment unnecessary and immediately married. The time of treatment lasted from April 2Sth to the end of November—a relatively short time for such an inveterate affection.
A robust young man of twenty years presented in the right sub-maxillary region, immediately under the jawbone, a conglomerate of several hard lymphatic glands, which, by their size, had a very deforming effect upon his entire face; one at the edge, of the size of a hazel nut, was apparently about to suppurate. The remainder were hard and painless; they had been noticed since childhood, though they had attained their present size only four or five years ago. Silicea and Kali chloratum controlled the suppuration, and Calcarea fluorica in alternation with the Chlorate of potash Were continued, one of each powder daily. The diminution in size of the glands was continuously noticeable, and at the end of sixteen months they had wholly disappeared.
An unmarried woman of fifty years had carried for years an indurated gland in the right submaxillary region of the size of a small hen's egg, but which was neither red nor painful. She had tried all sorts of external remedies without success. Calcarea fluorica Sx, one powder morning and evening, and later, only one a day, caused the enlargement to disappear in six weeks; a relatively short time for a glandular enlargement which had persisted for eight years.
4. In a child of five years, who for the past two had had numerous and in durated glandular enlargements in the submaxillary region, the same drug in the fifth decimal trituration dissipated them in a few weeks (Berliner Zeitschrift).
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