Organon – The Art of Healing
In those often very pernicious intermittent fevers which attack a single person, not residing in a marshy district, we must also at first, as in the case of acute diseases generally, which they resemble in respect to their psoric origin, employ for some days, to render what service it may, a homœopathic remedy selected for the special case from the other class of proved (not antipsoric) medicines; but if, notwithstanding this procedure, the recovery is deferred, we know that we have psora on the point of its development, and that in this case antipsoric medicines alone can effect a radical cure.
§ 244 – Sixth Edition
The intermittent fevers endemic in marshy districts and tracts of country frequently exposed to inundations, give a great deal of work to physicians of the old school, and yet a healthy man may in his youth become habituated even to marshy districts and remain in good health, provided he preserves a faultless regimen and his system is not lowered by want, fatigue or pernicious passions. The intermittent fevers endemic there would at the most only attack him on his first arrival; but one or two very small doses of a highly potentized solution of cinchona bark would, conjointly with the well-regulated mode of living just alluded to, speedily free him from the disease. But persons who, while taking sufficient corporeal exercise and pursuing a healthy system of intellectual occupations and bodily regimen, cannot be cured of marsh intermittent fever by one or a few of such small doses of cinchona – in such persons psora, striving to develop itself, always lies at the root of their malady, and their intermittent fever cannot be cured in the marshy district without antipsoric treatment.1 It sometimes happens that when these patients exchange, without delay, the marshy district for one that is dry and mountainous, recovery apparently ensues (the fever leaves them) if they be not yet deeply sunk in disease, that is to say, if the psora was not completely developed in them and can consequently return to its latent state; but they will never regain perfect health without antipsoric treatment.
1 Large, oft-repeated doses of cinchona bark, as also concentrated cinchona remedies, such as the sulphate of quinine, have certainly the power of freeing such patients from the periodical fits of the marsh ague; but those thus deceived into the belief that they are cured remain diseased in another way, frequently with an incurable Quinin intoxication (see §276 note.)
Then it is easy to cure the epidemic fevers which attack those not living in marshy localities, by administering the same medicine as decided earlier based on the totality of symptoms obtained from number of affected persons. If it is not cured by such remedies, it indicates that they are suffering from developed Psora.
Intermittent fevers occurring in low lying or inundated areas have created lot of work for allopathy. Even in such localities, if the subject is not a Psoric, he lives like a strong healthy man without being affected. Such people have to cultivate a temperate living with healthy habits. They have to lead a regulated life. They can maintain health only when they are not succumbed to ill-effects of poverty, excessive strain, violent anger or violent sex indulgence. If by chance, he is attacked by such fevers, it happens so only once, when he goes to such localities for the first time. If one or two doses of China in high potencies are used, the disease can be cured. Thereafter he can regulate his life habits and become immune. In case of Psoric persons, even if China is used, they cannot be healthy despite of good physical exercise and regulated mental disposition. When such people go to marshy locality, it is essential to undergo treatment with powerful antipsoric drugs. It is advisable for such people to leave the locality before Psora advances. Even if Psora is not cured, the attacks will be cut off and the disease remains latent. If he is not treated with anti-psoric drugs, he cannot live in good health.
§ 245 – Sixth Edition
Having thus seen what attention should, in the homœopathic treatment, be paid to the chief varieties of diseases and to the peculiar circumstances connected with them, we now pass on to what we have to say respecting the remedies and the mode of employing them, together with the diet and regimen to be observed during their use.
Every perceptibly progressive and strikingly increasing amelioration in a transient (acute) or persistent (chronic) disease, is a condition which, as long as it lasts, completely precludes every repetition of the administration of any medicine whatsoever, because all the good the medicine taken continues to effect is new hastening towards its completion. Every new dose of any medicine whatsoever, even of the one last administered, that has hitherto shown itself to be salutary, would in this case disturb the work of amelioration.
Homoeopathic method of treatment for different diseases and the peculiar circumstances connected with each of them have so far been learnt. Now the method of employing the curative remedies and the rules of application etc., are to be known.