Saturday, May 24, 2014

Duncan's Acid Alkaline Theory - puppies and kittens

I stopped on the verge of understanding this when the CM male died. I was also stuck - how did one actually divide plant alkaliods into acid and alkaline? And the elements themselves were confusing in their electropositivity and negativity. And then the moon captured my attention again and I let it slide. Now with a new vigor, I'm on it again. (I'd have liked to have helped the three puppies that died at the shelter - I haven't been there since.)

Here it is for the impatient amateur homeopath!! I've stumbled on a brilliant free ebook called "Acid and Alkaline Children" by Duncan. Please read it! So glad someone else has worked on the subject. I'm still trying to figure out his logic but every word is a gem for those who want to save puppies and kittens.

Here's a summary for Acid, Alkaline and Neutral separately (trying to post it as a table has taken up an entire day on this useless blogger):

  • In feeding we have to work contrary - give acid foods to alkaline animals and alkaline foods to acid animals.
  • In remedies we have to work with similima - give acid remedies to acid animals and alkaline remedies to alkaline.

Acid Puppies or electro-negative:

  • Acid puppies are cured by acid remedies.
  • In brain diseases: Acid puppies, who are nervous, restless and anaemic, would suggest Aconite, Arsenicum, Rhus toxicodendroji. Sulphur.
  • In throat & chest diseases: For the acid puppies the remedies might be Aconite Spongia, Iodine, Bryonia, Phosphorus, Sulphur.
  • In bowel diseases: For acid puppies the selection would be from among such remedies as Arsenicum, Podophyllum, Pulsatilla, Rhus.
  • In skin diseases: For the acid puppies with their dry, scaly, chafed skin such remedies might be called for as Sulphur, Arsenicum, Silicea, Rhus. Acids quickly become converted into neutral salts, and are probably absorbed as such. Some, especially diluted sulphuric preserve in the intestines their astringent action. Acids increase the amount of bile poured into the intestine. 
  • Rule. Morning aggravation of a looseness of the bowels indicates the acids or electronegative drugs.
  • In all other ailments: If in the evening the acids. Noon to midnight.
  •  acid: red lips, fat puppies, smaller stomach, little gastric juice
  • Excretions in Infancy: the excretions in infancy have an acid reaction ;  Acids and cold are the infant destroyers.
  • Bile: When the soda base is lessened, naturally, artificially or accidentally, as in disease, we have then two irritating acids glycocholic and taurocholic acids liberated high up in the alimentary canal.
  • The next epoch in the pup's life is when it is able to take and digest meat. Now the liver is relatively smaller, the stomach lies more horizontal, its transverse and longitudinal fibers are better developed and the amount of hydrochloric acid secreted increases as age advances. The intestinal juices (colonic) become more and more acrid. To correspond to this change the mother's milk becomes more saline. Finally we reach the period when the stomach is the chief digestive organ in the body. This is the natural order, but it may be easily changed or deranged at any point and serious results always follow.
  • Deranged by improper feeding - the acid mucus of the mouth may increase and so reinforce the gastric secretion that the milk is curdled rapidly into solid masses which the bile cannot emulsify. The excessive acidity exhausts the soda base and liberates the bile acids, which swelling the acid contents, generates colic and distress every where. The milk given the pup may be neutral or acid, if the mother is spare, or, if it is cow's milk, so very acid as to develop acidity high up in the alimentary tract. In either case digestion and development are arrested.
  • The acid pup is thin, scrawny, cross and sour. whether the acidity is induced by the first dose of sweetened water, or subsequently by negligence or thin milk. It nurses, or would nurse constantly, cries and squirms incessantly, vomits occasionally and its bowels are always out of order. Its teeth are cut with difficulty, its intestinal irritation is often interpreted as worms and then it is the victim of vile drugging.
  • Give a lean pup an oil bath. Rub into the skin oil once or twice a day. The oil preferred is sweet almond oil. The oil should be taken up by the skin or wiped off. If any remains unabsorbed it is apt to become rancid and produce irritation. If the oil is rancid, sour {i.e. the fatty acids liberated), the effect upon the skin will be manifest by redness and eruptions. This takes place in the alimentary canal from acidity.
  • Feeding acid puppies: Limewater, dilute milk with sugar of milk or The alkalinity may be best secured by sodium carbonate, which is appropriated both by the liver and blood.

Gravougl's Oxygenoid (acid)- remedies:
Hydriodate of potash absorbs all of the ozone I should prefer it to iron.
Here the carbons and the alkaloids rich in carbon, have a dual effect, as Graphites Petroleum, Kreosote, Benzoic acid. Citric acid, Acid hydrocyan., Laurocerasus, and chiefly for inductive reasons andozone water corresponding, indeed, to the iodosmene water, furthermore. Nitric acid ; many socalled narcotics, especially Aconite; moreover, China, Quinine, Arsenic, but given alone, and all metals which are capable of suspending the process of decomposition, hence Chromium and Kali bichromicum. However, for reasbvious, the law of similarity must ahvays decide the special indication. 

Diseases: Gastric catarrh, spinal anemia, viceral inflammation, one form of tuberculosis.

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