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THUJA DCCIDENTALIS (" Arbor Vita ") Arbor vita 1 indeed a h Tree of Life, for the healing f the nations ! " as we shall see. Hahnemann says that no serious medical employment was made of this plant '* before now He says " the pur effects of this uncommonly powerful medi cinal substance will be regarded by the homoeopathic practitioner as a grfeat addition to his medicinal treasury in some of the most serious diseases of mankind, for which hitherto ther has been no remedy. He specifies it as " the only efficacious remedy for fig -warts and gonorrhcea. He used the 3oth potency; and then found that in the 6oth potency, M it had not sunk to complete powerlessness,* but on the contrary had rther become even more intensely charged with the medicinal virtue of Thuja , Thuja produces intense headaches and neuralgias. It affects especially the left temple. Its characteristic pain s " sensation of a nail being driven into head". It affects the kidneys, with frequnt urination an d all sorts of pathological urie including sugar ; also urie like water [Jgn.), It has great action on anus and genitalia : anus fissured, painful to touch, often with warts, "sometimes immense numbers of fat, moist, mucous tubefcles or condylomataaround anus, especially in sycotic subjects." Sweat about genitalia ; offensive. Warty and cauliflower excrescerices about anus and genitalia. It has the severe backache of small-pox, for which it has proved a most useful remedy, being one of the drugs that produces and cures pustular eruptions. That Thuja can produce warts, we had a curious proof years ago. One of our horses had a few warts, and scars where warts, probably, had been cauterized at some time or other. The coachman was given a small bottle of Thuja rf>, with instructions to put some of this into water, to bathe the warts. He misunder- stood, and put the lot into the horses drinkirtg water, and presently there was a most extraordinary exemplificati on of the Thuja warts, their character, and their most typical situations.
t. Hahnemann hegdn with strong tinciures and only as ex per ene e Ud the way, '*** utorked gradually up lo " Pohnlixation : when he found, s here, that rtrug* i txtrttne sub -tlivision, inslead of btcoming powerlss, beca'me more nlensfiy rhnrgrd with their heling



One of Hahnemann's black letter symptoms is, " On exposure of the body to warm fiir, shivering all oyer. Rigor with much yawning, the warm air feek coid to him, and the sun seems to have no power to warm him, ! Thuja has peculiar sweats, oily, s\veetish, fetid ; and a unique condition of " pro/use sweat ojtly on uncovered parts ", This has suggested the curative use of Thuja in diyerse diseases and con- ditions, reported from time to time in our literatura. It was the determining symptom in a case of myositis ossificans: where it made an extraordinary change in the case and started de ossification. Mentally, Thuja makes mistakes in reading and wr|ting. Speaks slowly, as if at a loss for the \vprds; hfts " prolonged thoughtfulness about the merest trifles Has fixed ideis, as if the body were brittle and would easily break; when walking, as if legs were made of wood; as i f a liye animal were in abdomen {Croe .); as if urtder the influencb of a superior poyver. Uneasy sleep with dreams : of falling from a height of dead people, etc, ' \ K E NT describes the typical Thuja patient, sicklylooking, vyith waxy face, that looks as if smeared over with grease. The perspiration is peculiar, sweetish strong- pungent. He says that Ausente is often the acute, and Thuja the chronic remedy, as in asthma : here cases in which A rsenic would seem to be the remedy, but it only palliates, Thuja or Natrum sulph, will take. up the work and cure. And here they may do so by bringing back a primitive manifestatiqn that has been suppressed, He describes the Thuja wart-like pccrescences, soft and pulpy and very sensitiye : burn, itch and bleed easily when rubbed by the clothing, Cauliflower excrescences in ya -gina,, on ceryb? uteri, about anus and mucous membranes generlly, Herpes eyerywhere, with excessive neuralgic pains. , . . Thuja leads all medicines for symptoms coming frorrj suppressed fig-warts. " It is a pre-eminently strong medicine for cases where ypu haye in the history snake-bite, smail-pox, vaccination," But to Dr. James Compton B U R N E TT with his theory of " Vac- cinosis " belongs the honouf of having brought Thuja within the range of practical politics as regards our everyday needs, r He used to say that Thuja was wrth 200 a year to hia, Clarke also acknowledges its very wide usefulness j People are all vaccinated and drink tea," he used to say, |( and Thuja is the great antidote to tea and vaccination/' , , Burnett, in the preface to his brilliant and epoch -making little monograph, Vaccittosis and Homaoprophy taxis, writes, Truth is

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not Truth save only to the Infinite ; td the mind of mortal man Truth is not necessarily Truth, but only that which appears to be true. Henee that which is a glorious truth to one man is inglorious nonsense to another, and both individuis may be equally honest of purpose and of like earnestness in their search after Truth. . * 1 1 . The idea of using Thuja occidetdalis as here recommended is not new, or is it peculiar to the writer, though it is but very little known in this country, and still less acted upon, and henee it is hoped that the publication of these pages may help to establisli vaccinosis as a fortn of distase, and Thuja as one of its chif remedies . .. Brnett concedes that vaccination does protect, to a very large extent, from small-pox ; he is no ant-vaccinator: his aim is " to show (1) that there exists diseased state of the constitution which s ngendered by the vaccnial virus (the so- called lymph), which he proposes to cali vaccinosi s, or the Vac- cinial State ; and (2) tht there exists also irt nature a notable remedy for said> Vaccinosis, viz, the Thuja occidentalis ; and (3) that Thuja is a remedy for Vaccinosis by reason of its homreopathicity thereto ; and (4) that the law of similars also applies to the preven tion of disease. " Vaccinosis," for Burnett, does not mean the acute reaction to vaccination, the febrile state, with local phenomena at the point where the pus was inserted not even a general varioloid eniption following vaccination. He says, " all this is included in his term vaccinosis, but not merely this : -but also the profound and often long-lasting inorbid constitutional state engendered by the vaccine virus :~-Lytiif>h., oj course, it is not, bul pus. , , , The protective power o vaccination is due to a diseased state of the body. " One sufffering from vaccinosis may not b ill in the ordinary sense. -But he must be in a subdued morbid stte, he has been blighted, or he is no vaccinate" , . . and he says that some o his worst cases of vaccinosis were those in whom the vaccination did not " take ", He has noticed that " not a ew persons date their ili-health from a so-called unsuccessul vaccination. And heclaims that " ' taking is the constitutional reaction whereby the,organ 5m frees itself more or less from the inserted virus. Whereas if the person does not take and the virus has been absorbed, the taking becomes a chronic process paresis, neuralgia, ceplial- algia, pimples, acn, etc." Burnettft, little book is ull f wuderul cases that bear out this theory: and we who follow-on, have delightful experiences of our Own to relate, which further prove his proposition.



Here are, in brief, some of his cases . ; . A dying baby, ghastly, collapsed : suddenly taken ill only a few hours previously. It was found that the (new) wet-nurse had a recently vaccinated arm which was " a little painful Burnett pondered the strange case, and gave Thuja 6 to both babe and nurse. Result, the baby next morning was still pal, but practically well, and the vac- cinial vesicles on the nurses arm had withered : they proceeded to dry up completely, and never became pustular. The baby continued well. [We once >aw a case of very severe illness after vaccination in a baby; high temperatur, eruption all over body, while the area of vaccination was in the vsicle stage. Thpja promptly cured the infant it was practically well next day: and there was no pus - tulation, and no scarring. So, Thuja is A N A N T I D O T E T O V A C - C I N A TI O N n its early, acut stage.] ....................................................................... Among Bumetts cases are . . . Middle -aged man: eczema Jor.2a years with a pustular eruption on leg. The eczema dated from a re-vaccination twenty years before. Thuja 30* cured. The pustules at once began to wither, and patient, " too busy to come himself ", sent word later that his skin was well, Young lady, after re-vaccination got an eruption on chin in- volving lower lip. She had to wear a dense veil to hide the repulsive disfiguratiOn. Thuja 30* cured in a fortnight, leaving no thicken- ing of skin and no scar, Post-orbital neuralgia of twenty years' standing even good homoeopathy had failed to touch it. Her !l existence was one life-long crucifixin She carne M in utter despair ". Burnett found that she had been vaccinated five or six times, and he gave Thuja 30JC which cured. The neuralgia disappeared slowly. Aboui six weeks later he was able to record H The eyes are well ", A year later she wrote him, that she had been in very much better health, and except one or two attempts at a return of the enemy, I have been quite free from suffering". Chronic headache of nine years' duration. Head attacks once or twice a week. Very severe, constricting and bursting head- aches. He gave first Graphites ; when a red tender patch appeared over right eye, with two or three white-headed pustules. Then discovering that she had been vaccinated at three months, re- vaccinated at seyen and fourteen years, and had had small-pox about ten years ago he gave Thuja, She started improving ; then became acutely ill with fever, nausea and perspiration. Then pimples broke out on face and in different parts of the body, which filled with pus, and died away, The symptoms were said to resemble those of her attack of small-pox. The headaches



were well befare this bout carne on, and a couple o years later Burnett leirned that the cure held good. No more liead- aches. He gives cases of glands hairless patches, habitual influenza with ill-heallh and headaches, where the patent had been success- fully vaccinated four times of actie, face and nose, nasal dermatitis, after unsuccessful re-vaccination neuralgia of riglit eye in a man who, When asked re vaccination seemed frightened, " I should not like to be vaccinated again I because his last vaccination had mad him so ill for a month f diseasedfinger nails of paresis (vaccinated six or seven times, when it never took), of spinal irritation, a severe case with sickness and disability, had been vaccinated four times and a fifth unsuccessfully of arreslei development and hemiparesis and a number of others showing the wide range of Thuja, and its amazing curative powers ; the indications being less the present actual symptoms, for which Thuja mightor might not be thought of, but the symptoms of the original maldy, now latent and chronic, the fons el origo. Burnetts " Vaccinosis " is rendered easily comprehensible by going back to Hahnemann. Even Burnett never seems to have grasped the true inwardness of the matter : i.e. that vaccination can, to a certain extent, protect from, ormodify small-pox because Ihe vaccinate has bien endowed with a similar chronic parasitic disease, which renders him, more or less, imrnune from that " like disease, small-pox. Hahnemann tells us that, two similar diseases cannot repel one another ; or cari they, like dissimilar diseases, suspend one another; or can two similar diseases exist together in the same organism, to form a double, complex disease. No two diseases (different in .kind, but very similar in symptoms and effects) will annihilate one another when they meet in the organism ; the new, stronger morbific poWer, because of its similitude, will take possession of precisely the parts affected by the weaker, wh ich is consequently annihilated when vital forc remains affected only temporarily by the new morbific influence. Probably the modern explanation would be that the chronic disease, to be kept in abeyance, must cali forth the protcdivc mechanisms of the bod y, which are therefore on tap for the repulse of a '' similar foe. The manner of inection, and the after-history of the vaccinate, answers Hahnehianns postulates regarding his chronic parasitic diseases Infection takes place in a moment. .



Then follows a quiescent period, till the whole organism, being infected, reacts vigorously, and endeavours to throvv out the disease on to the skin ; at the place of entry pf infection. Then, after a more or less violent reaction, the body ceases to slruggle, and accommodates itself to a kind of latent toleration, in which, though no longer infectious, the organism lives on, scotched, not killed, to influence adversely the whole life-history of its hust, together with his reactions to diseases and drugs : in sucli way that the latter, even.when homceopathically indicated, having helped at irst, help lesa and less, and finally fail to cure, becuuse not corre pon ding to the undcrlying cause of the patient's continuad itl-health. Burnett's Vaccinoais-^a state of indefinite, chronic ill-health, takes different forms in different individuis according to their personal make up ; one becoming asthmatic another epileptic while others develop stomach or joint conditions and others, again, neuralgias, or life-long headaches, Such cases are puzzling and batlling -terribly resistant to treatment and never to be unlocked without the key that fits Thuja . . . T HU J A , that wonderful antidote to vaccination, alike in its acute and chronic forms'; in those much vaccinated, or whohave been excessively affected by vaccination, or again, those ivho have failed to take" { i.e. to react acutely to the implanted virus. These last, as we haye shown, being, i n Burnetts experience,the worst; cases. Hahnemann gives us only 634 symptoms of Thuja, but the drug has been extensively proved since his day often in the jtencies, and Allen's Encyclopedia gives no less than 3,370 symptoms (with, as usual, authorities for each symptom). In these later careful re-provings on one hundred persons of both sexes, \ye find that TJiuja has caused, in sensitive persons, such serious conditions as asthma, epileptic convulsions, lumps in the breast; so it not only does, but should cure these things, with or without Burnetts vaccinosis " throym in to giye the casting vote, Thuja is also responsible for the most terrific headaches for skin troubles, and has determined, reproduced ^nd cured urethral and other discharges. Some of th ese things you cannot touch without Thuja. Then gonorrhoeal rheumatism, One has seen a case of rhemnatoid arthritis (? gonorrhoeal in origin), where Thuja did wondcrs in lopsening up the joints, and restoring locomotion and power, when pther, seemingly-indicated, remedies had failed, Clarke has a striking article on Thuja in his Dictionary, well wortli reuding. He gives the gist of Burnett's little book, with many observations of his own.



Herings Guiding Symptoms also gives interesting Thuja cases, some ater vaccination. But where I imagine that 1 am " going one better * than the lot, is by trying to put forward the theory that why vaccinosis is what it is, and why it can do what it can do in the way 0 f vitiating healtji, is because it is one of Hahnemann's c h r o n i c p a r a s i t ic dis e as es . Nothing else will completely account or t s course or its cure. ( And now for a few recent cases, in ne's own kett i which still further widen ones knowledge of the curat ive virtUes of Thuja ; prescribed on the basis of Burrtetts Vaccinosis and its great remedv Thuja, and on Hahnemann's conception of the parasitic nature of chronic diseases ', passed with merety shrug of the shoulders, and regarded as a stumbling-block and rock o offence, til] Science took the matter in hand to demnstrate its truth. These cases will be found detailed in my pamphlet Hahnemann's Conception of Chronic Diseases as caused by Parasitic Micro- Organisms. We will only give them briefly as quoted in a letter to one of the big medical journals, which roused the interest of the Editor, but not sufficiently to secure its insertion. This letter pinted out: " In regard to Professor Maitlands Presidential address to the Pathological Society of Manchester (to which you re f er n y our issue of October 29th, 1932), and his suggestion that resistance to vaccination after recovery rom infection might depend 011 the pe rs is t e nce of T HE Li vi NG v ir us in the tissues-it s interesting to note that a similar suggestion was made by Hahnemann one hundred years ago in regard to all Chronic Diseas es .__ an d that homceopathic practice, based on that theory, is producing results which appear to confirm it. *' Our great antidote to vaccination is Thuja occidentalis, which will abort vaccination, as we have seen, and which pro ves power - flly curative in chronic conditions of persons wh 0 have been repeatedly vaccinated, often without result, or have been made very ill by vaccination and ' never been well since " Here are a few cases . Small girl, ever since vac cination, pustules on legs, or alternately, when these disappeared, epileptic fits. Thuja quickiy cured. " Small boy, purulent onychia, very intractable, N a i| removed and thumb healed. Then abscesses in different parts of tlie body, till it was discovered that he had beeri eight times vaccinated by a persistentandcdnscientiousG.P. 7"A;promptlyeuded the t ron ble. " Woman of twenty-nine, epileptic Jits at least once a week, with (for Aura) a Thujd symptom, * Before aliacks ears ftel



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numbed'. She had other Thuja symptoms, worse Jor onions, which provokc an attack next morning: drofs in sleep. Twice vaccinated, the last took badly, After the first dose of Thuja, in ' high ' homceopathic potency, the fits entirely stopped for the ten months she was under observation. She said, I don't have them now. " Woman of sixty. Blinding headaches all her life. Vaccinated three times, last took very badly : laid up with it, and delirious. She was given Thuja. A month later, only one headache, and not a bad one ; puttirig on weight But ' breathless, as when vac cinated, and bones have been aching, as when vaccinated The return of od symptoms, on the road to extinction, proves the remedy, Patient had lost headaches, had put on 8 Ib.,' and was returning to work when last heard of five months later. She had, what most of these Thuja patients have, sensations rousing her from sleep, of dropping into a bottomless pit. A nu rse, thirty-nie. Severe attacks of asthma for two years : they last three to four days, when she can hardly breathe. Vac cinated five times, the last did not take, She got Thuja, in high potency. Result: no asthma at all for three and a half years : then a rehuir, and again Thuja. That was nine months ago, and not heard of since. Girl of nineteen. Discharg between, or instead of periods, Vague symptoms, but quite unlike herself in behaviour. Vaccinated once eighteen months ago and had very high tempera ture and ill for fourteen days, the arm only being red for one day, It was said to have 1 taken internally'. She got Thuja. A month later, the doctor who sent her up wrote ; ' Miss H. is cured : and her motlier wrote : ' She is quite well and jolly. She had been so unlike herself in her behaviour to me that I had wondered if it were the vaccination.' 11 Woman, fifty-nine, boils on and off for six years. Worse about vulva and anus. Began with a carbuncle. Inoculations for typhoid. Vaccinated four or five time s, doesn't take as a rule . Was given Thuja. Under observation for nine months, and still 1 No further trouble. Hope they are things of the past.' Woman with grown -up children. ErupUon between "toes, then wrists, then palms : now also on soles and sid es of feet; very irritable, especially feet at night. A touch starts the itching. Vaccinated three times. Thuja. > Her daughter, a doctor, wrote six days later, ' No trouble at all since taking the first powder, so grateful. Eruption all fading away, no new ones coming,' Thuja had ended it.



" Years of incapacitating headaches in the mother of a very noisy family of young children. Much vaccinated. Was given Thuja. This \yas some thirty years ago. Seen recently. ! Never had a recurrence of those headaches.' " Woman offorty-seven. Gassed during the war, asthma same night and again in 1921. Now (1931), asthma every two months, or moreoften. Remedies losing effect. Drops in sleep. Vaccinated lots of times, never seems to take. Thuja. No attack for four months, her longest spell without asthma. Now, with a coid, a bad attack and Thuja repeated. In this case it was ten years of asthma at least every two months, practically well for eighteen months (' only one real attack after four months, and two slight threatenings'). " Miss X. Asthma for seven years, hay jever for fifteen years, Mother has asthma : father had asthma. T.B. hstory, mother's side. Asthma started after a very bad vaccination seven years previously. Had bee n treated by injections. Thuja. Thehappy condition of ! no asthma thereupon lasted a whole year, and the medicine did not need to be repeated. For the whole Summer, no asthma and no hay fever. Then, thirteen months later, for a slight return, Thuja was repeated, since when she has remained extraordinarily fit Wee boy of three. Comes as mentally de/icieni. Very dirty: incontinence of stool and urie by night. Ate a dog's faeces. At the childrens hospital the mother was told ' You can't replace brains : he will never be normal.' Was vaccinated and did not take ; done again at nine months. Mother had also, before his birth, a filthy discharge (? gonorrhceal), another indication for Thuja. He was given Thuja, with almost miraculous results. Already, four w eeks later, Wonderfully better, Wonderfully different. Understands what you say, talks: getting fatter. Sleeps better, Very observant, asks " What's that ? What's that ? Had a birthday party four days ago; and was as normal as anybody, 1 Mother says, ' The Grfcat Ormond Street doctor said, You cannot replace brains" but you have 1 ' Another month ; plays about the room and ehatters. When his mother calis him to have his coat on says, 1 Just a minute,, Mummie I 1 But of eourse this was not a real case of mental deficiency, merely arrested development no longer arrested, thanks to Hahnemann, Burnett and Thuja. But a word of warning. If any one desires to repeat these experiments, he must remember that he is using a homceopathic remedy, whose preparation and posology are absolutely different from the remedies he is in the habit of using. If you desire to



produce an efect on a patient, to make him sleep, sweat, vomit, or to dull pain, you must give the dose that will to that extent do violence to his organism. But the remedy o like symptoms is merely a vital slitnulus, to start in the patient curalive reaction, and requires to be given only in the minimal inrequent dose that has been established by 100 years o experience as being the most suitable for the purpose, You are using cell poisons : and here, according to the Arndt -Schulz law, large doses may be lethal, smaller doses inhibit, while smallest doses stimulate." And now a word of warning to homceopths in regard tb Thuja. It is not a safe drug in careless or ignorant hands. The " Thuja- disease where the remedy is prsisted in, may also become chronic, a ccording to Kent. We will quote . . . . He says, in regard to Thuja : " If you repeat again and again; you will have that which will remain a lifetime* . , . Crude drugs do not impress the vital forc so lastingly: but an individual who is thoroughly sen sitive and properly sensitive, as sensitive as contagion, then if you undertake to prove (in potency) by giving it ight and morning, you will rivet upon him a lifelong miasm. Always, the greater the powtr the greater its capabilities for good and evil, and the more the knowledge needed for its employmeni. And I think we have proved that Thuja is, as Hahnemann says, " an uncommonly powerful medicinal substance . . useful in some of the most serious diseases of mankind, for which hitherto there has been n o remedy."

Nervous, sycotic or syphilitic headaches, While, scaly dandruff; hair dry and falling out. Ophlhalmia neonatorum. Condytomata at A N U S . A us fssitred, painful lo touch, often with warts, someti>nes iinmense numbers of fat, moist, mucous tubercles or tondylotnala surround anus, especially in syphilitic subjects. Proslatic affections from suppressed or badly treated gonorrhaa. Gonorrhcea ; scalding when urinating, urethra swollen ; urinal strcam forked ; discharge yellow, green, watery ; with warts > red erosions on glans ; subacute and chronic cases, especially when injections have been used and proslate is itivolved.



Condylomata, mucous tubcrclcs, sycotic cauliflower excrescences ; Jigwarts, smelling like od cheese or herring brine. Wars, condylomata and olher excrescences about vulva. Condylomata moist, suppurating, stinging and bleeding.
Sleeplessnss ; sees apparitions on closing eyes ; pars lain on painful ; from heat and restlessness ; from mental depression ; ajier re-vaccination.

Wart-like excrescences on back of hand, on chin and on other places. Warts and condylomata, large, seedy and pedunculated ; somt- times oozing moisture and bleeding readily.

Body feels very thin and delicate : frail, easily broken : as if made of glass. As if a living animal were in abdomen. " Nail'* sensations, driven into, or out from parts of brain, As if abdominal muscles were pushed out by arm of a child. As if boiling lead were passing through rectum. As if anus would fly to pieces during stool. As if moisture, or a drp were running through urethra. As if legs were made of wood : or elongated. Stinging and stitching pains, in various parts of body. Coldness through length of spine : in arrns. Burning; scalp eyes, lids, small of back to between scapulae, etc. A surplus of producing life ; nearly unlimited proliferation of pathological vegetations, condylomata, warty sycotic excres cences, spongy tumours . . . All morbid manifestations are excessiye, but appear quietly, so that beginning of diseased State is scarcely known." Rheumatism : flesh feels beaten off bones, Warts, condylomata, large, seedy, pedunculated,sometimes ooze moisture and bleed readily. Bad effects from vaccination. Luxuriant growth of hair on parts otherwise not covered by hair, Skin looks dirty ; cannot be washed clean/ (Psor.) Eruptions only on covered parts, burn violently after scratching. Sweat only on uncovered parts, while covered parts were dry and hot.