|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
What is commonly called a "cough and spit" is sometimes due to...
See Convulsions; Nervous Attack. ...
Direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy and gastrosc...
The Development Of Allergies
There are three ways a body can become allergic. (1) It can h...
Modifications Of Electricity
In the present stage of electric science, the conviction has ...
Dripping Sheet Substitute For The Half-bath
To apply the _dripping sheet_, a tin bathing hat or a large w...
The Journey Down The Food Tube
The Flow of Saliva and Appetite Juice. We are now ready to st...
The points to be gained are, to reduce the action of the amat...
Intermittent Fever Ague And Fever
Use the A D current. First, give general tonic treatment. (Se...
Towels Cold Wet
A towel of the ordinary kind, and full size, is soaked in a ba...
Scarlatina Simplex Or Simple Scarlet-fever
In the _mildest form_ of the disease, called _scarlatina simp...
Drugs In Hypertension
The drugs that are mostly used to lower blood pressure are ni...
What Kind Of Food Should We Eat?
Generally speaking, our Appetites will Guide us. Our whole bo...
The Fulcrum Of The Bronchoscopic Lever Is At The Upper Thoracic Aperture
Disregard of this rule will cause subglottic edema and will ...
Entirely different treatment from the above is needed for such...
Myocarditis Fibrous Symptoms And Signs
The symptoms of chronic myocardial degeneration are progressi...
It is difficult to determine the presence of _worms_ in child...
How To Conquer Consumption
Different Forms of Tuberculosis. The terrible disease tubercu...
Though often but slight, disappearing in a few minutes by some ...
Water For Drinking
Every care should be taken to have drinking water absolutely p...
Source: Papers On Health
When long continued in connection with disease or
accident, this sometimes leads to a partial withering of the limb up to
its very root. In such a case it is best to deal first with the roots
of those nerves which supply the limb, which are, in the case of the
legs, in the lower part of the back. It is important to apply light
pressure to these roots by gently squeezing the muscles of the lower
back. This raises a feeling of gentle heat, which slowly passes down
the limbs even to the toes. Then the gentle pressure and squeezing must
be carried all down the limb, avoiding any degree of pain, until all
its muscles have had their share. While progressing down the limb
with his rubbing, let the rubber be careful that the individual strokes
of his hands be upwards, towards the hip. The blood will thus be
propelled towards the heart, while the stimulus of rubbing is
conveyed along the nerve trunks towards the foot. The squeezing should
be done with a grasping movement of the hands, the limb being held
encircled in both hands, thumbs upwards. Warm olive oil is used in this
squeezing, and also, if the skin be hard and dry, soap lather (see
Even slight displacements of bones will disappear under such treatment,
if patiently continued day after day, as the patient can bear it
without fatigue. In such gentle remedies, perseverance plays a large
part. (See Abscess; Diet; Exercise).
Next: Ankle Twisted Or Crushed
Previous: Angina Pectoris