50 Reasons For Being a Homeopath’ is a lovely little book. It consists of 50 letters from the famous homeopathic doctor J. Compton Burnett to a young skeptic ‘Dr T.A.K’ & was written around 1888. It still shines with truth today.
Not many years ago the daughter of a London Alderman was suffering from fearful neuralgia (nerve pain) of the face; at intervals she had had it for years, and no trouble or expense had been spared in endeavouring to cure it. Their ordinary family advisor was a homeopath, but he had not managed to cure this neuralgia, notwithstanding several consultations with colleagues; and other men of eminence had been consulted, but to no avail.
I found that the pain was worse in cold weather; worse at the seaside; better away from the sea – inland, i.e not so frequent or severe, and when the pain came on the eyes watered. A pinch of the sixth trituration of Natrum muriaticum in water three times a day cured my young patient in about three weeks; and this anti-neuralgic action of nat. mur. must be my seventeenth reason for being a homeopath.