Informational Site NetworkInformational Site Network
Privacy
 


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Massage

This seems a very simple thing to do, but is by no means easy ...

Hooks

No hook greater than a right angle should be used through en...

Eruptive Cutaneous Diseases

Take A D current, pretty vigorous force in acute cases; mild ...

Cases

During an epidemic of scarlatina in 1836 two of my children w...

Heartburn

See Acidity in Stomach. ...

Brow The Weary

Sometimes in the case of a child at school, the result of over...

Night Sweats

This distressing symptom, which accompanies various illnesses,...

Chlorosis Green Sickness

This is a disease mostly or entirely peculiar to young women ...

Child-bearing

Simple remedies such as we advocate are found of immense servi...

Cancer In Foot

We have noted one case in which "Cancerous Gangrene" in the fo...

Nightmare

In serious cases of this trouble, the patient awakes some time...

Nerves Shaken

By this we mean, not the nerve trouble which follows a sudden ...

Fits

See Convulsions; Nervous Attack. ...

Polarization

It may be proper, in this place, to spend a few words upon el...

Cures Losing Their Effect

After a fortnight's treatment often matters seem to come to a ...

Ulcers Case Xxii

J. Copeland, blacksmith, aged 38, came to me with many deep ...

Arsenicum

acts favorably on cancers, and is a specific when applied to ...

Torpid Liver

Take A D or B D current, full medium force. Treat with N. P. ...

The Digestive System

How the Food Reaches the Stomach. Our body, then, has an open...

The Heart In Pneumonia

As pneumonia heads the list of the causes of death in this co...



Children's Limbs






Source: Papers On Health

Frequently a failure of some kind shows itself in
the limbs of some children. Usually it appears as either bending or
inability to walk at the proper age, or both together. To use "steel
boots" and kindred appliances is to ignore the true nature of the
trouble, and most likely to increase it. What is wanted is proper
growth in the limb. To secure this, the nerve system of the spine must
be stimulated, and there is no better stimulus to be had than
"massage." When any substance is rubbed on, it is almost always the
rubbing, rather than the substance, which has the good effect. Hence we
recommend rubbing with simply good olive oil. For an infant, the back
must be massaged very gently, taking care not to hurt the child in any
way. It should be applied especially up and down each side of the back
bone, where there is a softer region, full of important nerve centres.
The limbs may also be gently rubbed. A genial heat should be raised in
all the infant's body by these means, and, if rightly done, the child
will eagerly wish for it again. Half-an-hour a day may be given to
this. It is well to persevere for a long time, and never give up hope.
Many a weak-limbed child has grown up a strong, healthy man or woman.
See Massage.

The food in such cases should be good ordinary food. We have never been
able to see the good of cod liver oil that is so generally recommended.
It seems to us a most unnatural thing for a human being, young or old.
Cream and butter will supply a far more easily assimilated fat at much
lower cost. We may also say that honey is more wholesome and fattening
than malt extract, and costs only one-fifth of the price.

The feeding of children on corn flour, often made with but little milk,
is a fruitful source of rickets. The same may be said of white bread,
the flour having been largely deprived of its food salts. Giving
children lime water, with the idea that the body can convert it into
bone (as a hen makes her egg shells out of old mortar) is an entire
mistake. The human system cannot use such inorganic material. The men
of best bone, so far as we can judge, are those who have been nourished
in great measure on good oatmeal.





Next: Children's Nerves

Previous: Children's Healthy Growth



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 970