Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Why is cancer incurable?

 In other words: What must be discovered, to lead to the cure of cancer? When a case has been cured, why was it possible when other cases, and most cases, have resulted in failure? 
 It is true that in some cases there are hold-over symptoms enough to lead to the remedy, but in most cases there is nothing discoverable but the malignant growth and its associated features of hardness, stinging pains, ulceration, enlarged glands and the tendency to involve the surrounding parts in its own development. A neophyte could say that such a growth is malignant, without the aid of a microscope. Then, in most cases, the paucity of symptoms is the present state of the situation. If the child's mental symptoms could be fully ascertained, and the symptoms from the childhood to adult age, something might be done. Cancer generally comes on in after life, when childhood actions have been forgotten. The patient does not know her own childhood mental state, the parents may be dead, sisters and brothers may describe the antics of the child. 
 Many of our patients come to us with a history of old-school drugging from childhood; every childhood morbid condition has been suppressed; eruptions have been suppressed; symptoms have been changed by crude drugs; no clear-cut representation of the constitution has been permitted to evolve. We do not know whether the child was obstinate, hateful, ungovernable, hysterical, violent, slow in school work, or the opposite; we can learn only the commonest features of puberty, which is a most important time to investigate in all women. If the symptoms that have appeared from birth to the present date are undiscovered, it is no wonder that cancer is incurable. 

 To cure any condition we must base the prescription on the totality of the signs and symptoms and not on the pathology. The cancer is the ultimate. The symptoms from the first are the outward image of the patient. If they have been suppressed or changed by drugs that are not homoeopathic, there is nothing left for the homoeopath to do, and the surgeon can do no better. Palliation and prolonging life are not curing. 
 "All curable diseases make themselves known to the intelligent physician in signs and symptoms." (Hahnemann.) Pathological conditions, as also the patient, are incurable when there are no signs and symptoms, and so long as there are no signs and symptoms these remain incurable. In proportion as the pathology progresses the signs and symptoms decrease. This is marked in cancer, in tuberculosis, in diabetes, in Bright's disease, and in all of the organic conditions of the body. In some instances, the remedy that was once indicated by mental and physical symptoms will cure even in moderately advanced pathological conditions; again, such a remedy will soon reveal that the patient has been sick too long and the pathology has progressed too far, and the reaction is so feeble that he sinks rapidly and the remedy must be antidoted.

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