Persons under homoeopathic treatment are particularly cautioned against taking herb-tea, senna, salts, castor-oil, pills, or other allopathic drugs, and using leeches, blisters, etc. These things disturb the patient.
Strong tea and coffee, very hot drinks of all descriptions should certainly be barred from the diet of patients under homoeopathic treatment.
Menstrual irregularities usually depend on defective constitutional vigor; or on bad hygienic conditions or habits, such as close confinement indoors, sedentary occupations, especially if carried on in improperly ventilated rooms, or unrelieved by sufficient outdoor recreation.
Girls of all ages are liable to a discharge from the vulva, quite independently of infectious matter. The remembrance of this fact may save much distress.
Homeopathic remedies for constitutional sterility or infertility :- Bary-Carb., Calc-Carb., Cann., Coni., Ferrum, Helonias, Nux -V., Phosphorus, Ac-Phosphorus, Platina, Sabin., Senec., Sepia, Sulphur
Exercise is a most important means of retaining good health during pregnancy, of securing a natural delivery, and of favouring the health of the infant. Walking in the open air is most useful kind.
In the early months of pregnancy, most women experience morning sickness: nausea or vomiting, or both, are very troublesome and persistent symptoms, and give rise to serious concern as to the patient’s health, especially in the pregnancy of delicate women.
Difficult labour is often a result of diet of an improper quality or quantity; the use of stimulating beverages; want of sufficient pure air and healthy exercise; tight lacing; late hours; and other injurious habits.
Homeopathic remedies for past-partum depression include Arsenicum, Aurum, Belladonna, Cann. I., China, Cim., Hyoscyamus, Ignatia, Platina, Pulsatilla, Stramonium, Verbascum A., Verbascum V.
Bryonia. Large collection of milk, the breasts being hard, or feeling heavy, hot, and painful. Whenever, after the first coming-in of the milk, from catching cold while nursing, or from abrupt weaning, the breasts become swollen, tender, knotty, and painful.
APPENDIX – REMEDIES, WITH NAMES OF THE DISEASES FOR WHICH THEY ARE PRESCRIBED.
A glossary of common words used in this book.