Action Balance Of

Sources: Papers On Health

An excellent guide to the proper treatment of any

case is to be found in the distribution of heat in the patient's body.

Hot parts are to be cooled, and cold parts warmed, often both at the

same time, so as to restore the proper balance of vital action. Gentle

progressive measures are always best in this, especially with

children. Cold feet are warmed by BATHING (see) and FOMENTATION

(see). A heated head may be cooled with COLD TOWELS (see) or with

soap LATHER (see). This principle of seeking a proper balance should

be borne in mind throughout all our treatment. Its importance can

hardly be exaggerated, as the restoration of this balance alone will

frequently effect an almost magical cure where drugs have been wholly