Informational Site NetworkInformational Site Network
Privacy
 


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Onion Cases

All too many of my cases are what I privately refer to as oni...

Less-rigorous-than-water Fasts

There are gradations of fasting measures ranging from rigorou...

Foreign Bodies In The Larynx And Tracheobronchial Tree

The protective reflexes preventing the entrance of foreign bo...

Sleep And Rest

Why We Need Rest. A most important element in a life of healt...

Etiology Treatment

A subacute or a chronic infective endocarditis should be trea...

Extent Of Electric Agency

When we have settled upon the position that the electricity o...

Burns

For slight burns, immerse the injured part in cold water, and ...

Sentiment _versus_ Sentimentality

FREEDOM from sentimentality opens the way for true sentiment....

Contraindications To Esophagoscopy

In the presence of aneurysm, advanced organic disease, exten...

Infections And How To Avoid Them

What Causes Disease. The commonest and most dangerous acciden...

Head Skin Of The

The nerves of sensibility are very largely supplied to the ski...

Baths And Bathing

Bathing as a Means of Cleanliness. It has been said that one ...

Neuralgia

_Aconite_ and _Bell._ are two important remedies in this affe...

Contraction Of Sinews

This often occurs at the knee, bending the joint so that the p...

Circulation Of The Blood

Nothing is more important for the health or healing of any org...

Sunshine

Is a most valuable aid to health, acting as a physical and men...

Air Bath

This may with advantage to the health of the skin and body in ...

The Prime Rules Of Fasting

Another truism of natural hygiene is that we dig our own grav...

Removal Of Growth From The Laryngeal Ventricle

After exposing the larynx in the usual manner, if the head i...

Appetite

Should be an indication that food in general or some certain k...



Fomentation Armchair






Source: Papers On Health

This is applied as follows. Over a large
armchair spread a folded sheet. Provide a good large blanket prepared
as above in Fomentation. Then rub the haunches, thighs, lower back and
abdomen of the patient with a little olive oil. Wrap these parts in a
warm dry towel. Open up the hot blanket and spread it (still some
three-ply thick) on the sheet on the armchair. Let the patient sit down
upon it as soon as it is cool enough not to hurt. Fold the blanket all
round the patient's lower body and thighs. Draw the sheet over all, and
cover up well to retain the heat. At the end of an hour, or such less
time as the patient can endure, a smart washing with hot vinegar, and a
gentle rub with warm olive oil, will complete the treatment. This is
best done at bedtime, as the patient must go to bed immediately after
it.

In cases of failure of the large hip-joints, or of the lower limbs, in
sciatica and lumbago, the armchair fomentation is of great use; also
when running sores exist from one of the hips or lower back, or even in
numbness or lack of vitality in the feet and toes. It is referred to
under the headings of the troubles in which it is of advantage.

Suppose that we are dealing with lack of vitality in some organ in the
lower part of the body. We argue that the nerves supplying this organ
are needing in some way to be increased in force. This is to be done by
getting them heated. There is an arrangement in nature which hinders
this being quickly done. The rapid circulation of the blood which is
going on all round these nerves tends to keep them about the same
temperature. The heat, as it is applied, passes off rapidly in the
stream of the blood. But if the heating process is carried on long
enough, the whole blood of the body becomes gently raised in
temperature, and by-and-by the heat applied to the surface reaches the
roots of the nerves, not only by means of the circulation, but by
gradually passing through the skin muscles, and the bones that are near
it. New life is infused, and that where it is specially required. The
flagging organ soon shows that it responds to this true stimulant.
After a few such fomentations it begins to act as perhaps it has ceased
to act for months, and even for years. We speak of what we have seen
again and again in cases where distress was caused by what is called
"sluggishness" in some important organ, or when such an organ was
altogether ceasing to act properly. The armchair fomentation is more
successful than the hot sitz-bath, though this is by no means to be
despised.





Next: Food And Mental Power

Previous: Fomentation



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 951