Creating Waves of Awareness
By Dr. Harry B. Baker. M.D.
I have seen a number of cases of Tic doulourex which were undoubtedly of malarial origin, and which cleared up under the indicated remedy, usually one of the malarial remedies. Another form is supra orbital neuralgia for which Spigelia has been the most indicated remedy.
In treating acute malaria, while any remedy may be indicated, the vast majority of cases in my experience run to a few remedies: Arsenic, China, Eupatorium Per, Ipecac, Natrum mur, Nux vomica , Sepia and Sulphur cover the vast majority of cases.
If you do not see any remedy at once, a very good plan is to give Nux vomica low and wait. Frequently it will clear the case up entirely, but if it does not it generally straightens it out so that you can see a remedy. Sepia is also a fine remedy to straighten a case, but it is more useful later on after you have tried several remedies without success.
Malaria is frequently one of the most difficult things to prescribe for, and I have sweat blood over it many times, but occasionally the fates are kind. We had one summer in Richmond many years ago when Natrum muriaticum ws the Genus epidemicus and cured nearly every case. It was not necessary to take any symptoms. It was a case of chills just given Natrum mur and you had nine to one chance of hitting it. I have never seen anything like it except the fall of 1918 when Gelsemium was the remedy for 95% of all the cases.
Abridged from The Homoeopathic recorder, November 1941.