Sings.ca - Download the EBook SingsInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Quiet Vs Chronic Excitement

SOME women live in a chronic state of excitement all ...

Natural Polarization Of Man's Physical Organism

The electro-vital fluid, in the animal economy, is subject to...

Children And Teachers

Children are of the utmost value to society; through any one o...

Endoscopy In Malignant Disease Of The Larynx

The general surgical rule applying to individuals past middle...

Measles

An attack of this disease generally begins with a feeling of w...

Destruction Of The Organ Of Hearing

When the glands pass into a sloughing state, the parts connec...

Acquiring Skill

Endoscopic ability cannot be bought with the instruments. As ...

Physical Signs Of Bronchial Foreign Body

In most cases there will be limitation of expansion on the in...

Paralysis

Take the B D current, medium force. If the paralysis be in a ...

Treatment

If pneumonia or gonorrhea is supposed to be the cause of the ...

Spasmodic Stenosis Of The Esophagus

Etiology - The functional activity of the esophagus is depend...

Our Telephone Exchange And Its Cables

The Brain. We are exceedingly proud of our brain and inclined...

Simple Hypertrophy

Like any other muscular tissue, the heart hypertrophies whe...

Convulsions

For an ordinary convulsive attack in the case of a child, hold...

Phosphorus

Often caused by children sucking matches. There is a burning i...

Feeding Over

It is well to remember that over-feeding is a relative term. T...

Palpitation Of The Heart

This is commonly a symptomatic or sympathetic affection--rare...

Angina Pectoris Symptoms

The pain of true angina pectoris generally starts in the regi...

Bruises Case Xvi

J. Jennings, bricklayer, aged 26, fell through the roof of a ...

Necessity Of Ventilation Means Of Heating The Sick-room Relative Merits Of Open Fires Stoves And Furnaces

Next to its intrinsic value, our method gives the patient the...



Douche Cold






Source: Papers On Health

In its most powerful form this is a solid stream of
water directed down on the patient's shoulders and spine. It may be
applied either by an apparatus fixed up for the purpose, or by merely
pouring from a watering-can without a rose. Its power depends on the
great heating in the skin which springs up when it is withdrawn. This
heating power again depends on the strong shock given to the system
when it is applied. Thus it will be seen that what is called a "Spray"
or "Spray Douche" is of little use for the same purpose, as it gives
little or no primary shock. It is with this application as with many.
The patient's feeling benefit is the great and true evidence of the
treatment being right. When the douche issues in bodily comfort and
cheering to the mind, all is right. If it issues in discomfort, then
some other treatment must be tried.


"Downbearing."--This expression will cover many troubles especially
common among women, where the weight of the internal organs becomes
distressingly felt. These are usually supported without our being
conscious of their weight at all. But in weakness, or after long
fatigue and standing, it becomes felt as a severe downward pressure.
This is often caused by the pressure of corset and skirts upon the
waist. In cases where it is troublesome, much help will be derived by
adopting some device for suspending the clothes from the shoulders.
This may quite cure the trouble (see Tight Lacing). For more serious
cases, take daily a short SITZ-BATH (see) in cold water, with the
feet in hot water. Internal syringing is often required, which is best
done with the "Fountain Enema," and very weak acetic acid and water
(see Acetic Acid). A more powerful application is to have cold water
poured over the front of the body while sitting in the sitz-bath, from
a watering-can with a garden rose on the spout. This must be done
gently at first, and afterwards more strongly and with colder water.
This also prevents the troublesome "flooding" from the womb, which so
often accompanies "down-bearing." The water employed in the douche must
be cold, but it need not be icy cold. Ordinary cold tap water does
very well. In serious cases medical advice should be sought, as the
womb may be displaced. A golden rule for the prevention of this
distressing ailment is to pass water frequently. If women would always
do this before pushing heavy furniture, hanging up pictures, &c., many
internal ailments would be prevented, as when the bladder is empty
there is little danger of the womb being displaced.

After the system has been weakened by a miscarriage, this flooding
often occurs. Apply the above treatment: it checks the flooding, and
braces the parts.





Next: Drinks Refreshing

Previous: Diphtheria



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 784