Friday, December 19, 2014

Connection between the Lymphatic and Scrofula constitutions

This has always been my problem with separating the parts into healable portions. As we heal the lymphatic elements, the scrofulous comes forth rapidly and takes over the case, leaving you with a dead animal.

Those struggling with distemper and it's manifestations (cholera, etc) will agree with me. That's why they say there are three forms of these diseases: respiratory, digestive, nervous and in dry (chronic) and wet (acute) forms.

Inflammations follow changes in the immune system which follow mucus membrane problems - and the other way around.

Good to see the connection more clearly. From here:
  • Enlarged glands (the maxillary glands, especially) are frequently considered as being identical with "scrofula." These turgescent glands serve, no doubt, as receptacles of the scrofulous elements and products which are directed against and inimical to the normal composition of the blood. 
  •  From this now results forthwith a localized, new, scrofulous inflammation, with all the terminations possible. 
  •  On account of the evident connection of scrofula with the lymphatic vessels ... The lymnphatic system is an appendix of the venous. The main trunks of the lymphatics run into venous trunks, and smaller lymphatics even are said to open out into veins. The structure of the larger lymphatics agrees with that of the veins in many points. 
  • The lymphatics originate in certain membranes (e.g., the serous [mucus]) from closed nets of a much larger diameter than that of the capillary nets of the bloodvessels; while in the connective tissue, on the contrary, they begin with free openings in the interstices of the tissue.
  • The lymphatic system, and especially the lymphatic glands, are the principal, and, as it seems, primary seat of the scrofula.
So we can't go with just healing one and not the other - the problem is to figure out which one is uppermost at any point.

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