Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics by E.B.Nash

THUJA OCCIDENTALIS

Last modified on August 9th, 2018

Written by E.B.Nash

THUJA OCCIDENTALIS Therapeutic use of homeopathic remedy Thuja Occidentalis described by E.B. Nash in his book Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics, published in 1898.

Hahnemann’s chief anti-sycotic.

Proliferations or pathological vegetations: condylomata, polypi, warts, sycotic excrescences, etc.

Bad effects following vaccination; never well since.

Especially suited to the treatment of ailments following suppressed gonorrhea.

Urethritis in sycotic patients, which CANN-S., does not relieve; stream split, cutting after urination; discharge thick.

Sweat only on uncovered parts.

Modalities: worse cold, damp air (hydrogenoid); after vaccination, excessive tea drinking, extension of limbs; better drawing up limbs.

Hahnemann recognized three miasms (as he called them) which complicated the treatment of all diseases. They were syphilis, psora and sycosis.

SULPHUR was his chief anti-psoric, Mercury his ANTI-SYPHILITIC and THUJ., his anti-sycotic.

Whatever may be said against his theories along this line, certain it is that three remedies do correct certain STATES of the system which seem to obstruct the curative action of other seemingly well-indicated remedies.

Thuja occidentalis, for instance, cures or so changes the existing conditions that other remedies cure which could not do so before THUJ., was given. Many diseases of various forms come under this rule. Whenever warts, condylomata, fig-warts, etc., which come in consequence of gonorrheal affections, ESPECIALLY SUPPRESSED GONORRHEA, are found in any case we think of Thuja occidentalis, For instance, a case of enuresis had resisted many seemingly indicated remedies, until the hands were discovered to be covered with warts, when a few drops of THUJ., cured. Of course the curative power of THUJ., is not confined to sycosis, but can, like other remedies, cure when symptoms indicate it where no sycotic element in the case is apparent. Nevertheless, its chief power is manifested in those cases in which this miasm is unmistakably present. It is astonishing what widely different and varied forms of disease will be so modified by this miasm as to call for anti-sycotic treatment.

As SULPH., is not the only anti-psoric, or MERC., the only anti-syphilitic, so THUJ., is not the only anti-sycotic; for NIT- AC., STAPH., SAB., CINN., and other remedies are sometimes called for, either before or after THUJ., or even when THUJ., is not at all remedy. But on the whole, THUJ., perhaps, as Hahnemann taught, stands at the head of the list. THUJA., AGAR., and LYC., have been called over-proven remedies; but when we realize the wide range of diseases which are complicated by the sycotic element in them we are not so sure of the over- proving of the THUJA., for it could not so benefit such a wide range of complaints if it could not produce a wide range of symptoms in its pathogenesis. This is also true of SULPH., and MERC., THUJA., has some very peculiar symptoms of the mind which have been verified.

“Fixed ideas, as if a strange person were at his side; as if the soul and body were separated; that the body and particularly the LIMBS WERE MADE OF GLASS, and WILL READILY BREAK; as if a living animal were in the abdomen; tells about being under the influence of a superior power.” Insane women will not be touched or approached. Aside from these curious mind symptoms we have: “HEADACHES OF SYCOTIC ORIGIN, WITH VARIOUS SYMPTOMS; WHITE DANDRUFF, HAIR FALLING OUT OR GROWS SLOWLY and SPLITS; EYELIDS BEAR STYES, CHALAZAE, TARSAL TUMORS OR CONDYLOMATA; EARS INFLAME DISCHARGE PUS, OR GROW POLYPI. NOSE DISCHARGES THICK GREEN MUCUS LIKE PULS., OR SCABS ARE FORMED IN IT; WARTS IN THE OUTSIDE OF THE NOSE OR ERUPTIONS ON ITS WINGS; FACE HAS A GREASY OR SHINY LOOK; TEETH BEGIN TO DECAY AT THE ROOTS AS SOON AS THEY COME, THE CROWNS REMAINING SOUND. RANULA UNDER THE TONGUE, OR VARICOSITIES IN THE MOUTH OR THROAT; A GREAT DEAL OF CROAKING, RUMBLING and GRUMBLING IN THE ABDOMEN, AS IF OF AN ANIMAL CRYING, ABDOMEN PUFFED and BIG, PROTRUDING HERE and THERE AS IF FROM THE ARM OF A FOETUS, OR OF SOMETHING ALIVE; CONSTIPATION OF HARD BLACK BALLS; CHRONIC; STOOLS LARGE; and STOOL RECEDES AFTER BEING PARTIALLY EXPELLED(SANG., SIL.,); OR DIARRHOEA FORCIBLY EXPELLED, COPIOUS GURGLING LIKE WATER FROM A BUNG HOLE OF A BARREL; DIARRHOEA ESPECIALLY FROM THE EFFECTS OF VACCINATION; ANUS FISSURED OR SURROUNDED WITH CONDYLOMATA (see ANTIM-C., GRAPH., and SIL.,); OVARIAN TROUBLES; ASTHMA; NAILS BRITTLE, DISTORTED, CRUMBLING, MISSHAPEN OR SOFT; WARTS, CONDYLOMATA, BLEEDING FUNGOUS GROWTHS; NAEVI; EPITHELIOMA and MANY OTHER AFFECTIONS IN SYCOTIC SUBJECTS.” Finally don’t forget to look for the three miasms in all obstinate cases, whether acute or chronic.

About the author

E.B.Nash

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.

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