Internal Relaxation

Sources: Papers On Health

Pain is often felt in parts of the back or sides

which will yield to no medicine such as usually relieves. This most

probably arises from relaxation and swelling of some internal part of

the body, so that there is more or less constant pressure on some

nerves. It will be worse after fatigue or long standing, or any mental

worry and excitement. This shows us that one thing necessary to cure is

rest: entire rest if possible, if not, as much as can be taken. It is

well to find out the easiest posture in which to lie, and spend as

much time as possible in that posture. Seek, also, by applying cold

cloths to the painful parts, to reduce the swollen tissue. There may

also be required fomenting of the feet and legs (see Angina Pectoris)

to prevent chill during this cooling. Often pain in the urinary organs

is due to nothing but this relaxation, and yields to such treatment.

Rest, however, is a primary necessity in all such cases.