This is usually brought on by some excessive strain upon the b...
Preparation Of Medicine
As it often becomes necessary for the practitioner to make mo...
When the conducting cords are of equal length, as commonly th...
Fever Scarlet Or Scarlatina
As a first precaution, when an epidemic of this exists, childr...
A cold is often easily overcome. At other times it "sits down,...
The need for this is often indicated by irritability of temper...
The Expletive Method Blood-letting
has been advocated by some of the best authorities, and there...
Site Of Lodgement
Almost all foreign bodies are arrested in the cervical esoph...
Difficulties Of Direct Laryngoscopy
The larynx can be directly exposed in any patient whose mout...
The Tongue is not Used chiefly for Tasting. If you will notic...
Take B D current, strong force. Apply P. P. to the open blood...
The Throat Should Be Covered With A Wet Compress I E A Piece Of
linen four to eightfold, according to its original thickness, d...
Hope And Healing
The mind has always an influence on the body. Life rises and f...
Drugs In Hypertension
The drugs that are mostly used to lower blood pressure are ni...
For all kinds of burning inflammatory pain in the eyes, the fo...
Filling The Boiler Of The Body-engine
The Need of Water in the Body-Engine. If you have ever taken ...
Positive And Negative Effort
DID you ever have the grip? If you ever have you may ...
Chronic Stenosis Of The Larynx And Trachea
The various forms of laryngeal stenosis for which tracheotomy...
Physical Signs Of Bronchial Foreign Body
In most cases there will be limitation of expansion on the in...
Breast With Corded Muscles
Often a slight hardness shows itself in a woman's breast, when...
Source: Papers On Health
The stomach and head affect each other powerfully, and
a disordered stomach causes severe headache, known as sick headache.
In many cases a few tablespoonfuls of hot water, taken at intervals of
five minutes, will effect a cure. He is himself "simple" who laughs at
this as "simple." If a dose of hot water cures, and removes any need
for expensive drugs, that is a matter for thankfulness and not for
laughter. When some substance not easily dissolved has lodged in the
stomach, hot water is often all that is needed to remove the trouble.
But it must be remembered that over-eating, or the eating of
indigestible food, must be given up, and the food must be masticated
till it is reduced to a liquid condition.
Many will say they have not time for this, but time must be taken, and
half the quantity of food well masticated will nourish better than the
whole imperfectly masticated.
Headache on waking in the morning is a frequent result of stomach
disorder. In such a case take two teacupfuls of hot water, with an
interval of ten minutes between. In many cases a slice of lemon in the
hot water powerfully aids to cure. Especially is this the case where
pains in the bowels are felt along with the headache. If lemons cannot
be had, a few drops of vinegar will form a good substitute. Continue to
take half a teacupful at intervals all day.
Sick headache may, however, arise from the head causing disorder in the
stomach. The head may then be fomented gently, and if necessary soaped
(see Head, Skin of) or massaged (see Head, Rubbing, Massage), which
should in most cases remove the trouble if carefully and well done.
Headaches are frequently caused by anxiety and worry, which have all
the marks of sick headache. Dull pain and heat, more or less
persistent, also arise from this cause. The treatment for such cases is
given in the preceding article for pressure from overwork. It is well
to see, in such cases, that the mental and spiritual cures be applied,
as well as the material. Let there be resolute putting away of all
worrying ideas at night, and during every leisure time. Let perfect
trust in a loving Heavenly Father relieve us of all burdens. Much may
thus be done to cure even a sore head and weary brain. We are of "more
value than many sparrows" to One whose power and wisdom are really
infinite. Take both sides of this great truth, the spiritual and the
material, and you will find it a glorious help in worry and
disappointing failure. What a remedy it is when good medical treatment
and true faith in God come together to give peace to the weary one!
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