VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

The Resort Treatment Of Chronic Heart Disease

In line with the continued growing popularity of special reso...

What Kind Of Food Should We Eat?

Generally speaking, our Appetites will Guide us. Our whole bo...

Delirium In Fever

The best way of treating this truly distressing symptom is by ...

Croup

This is a disease of children. Comes on in consequence of a s...

Spine Misshapen

Often in the case of delicate infants or children, the bones o...

Polarization

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

Pulse Counting The

Most valuable information as to the nature and progress of dis...

Mitral Insufficiency: Mitral Regurgitation

This is the most frequent form of valvular disease of the hea...

Typhoid Fever

Ulcerative lesions in the larynx during typhoid fever are al...

Veins Swollen

The swelling of veins in the leg is a very common trouble, esp...

The Effort Of Digestion

Digestion is a huge, unappreciated task, unappreciated becaus...

Head Sounds In

As the result and accompaniment of deafness these are sometime...

Night Coughs

These frequently remain as the so-called dregs of some illness...

Breast Swelling In

A blow on the breast, or the drain of nursing a child, along w...

Papilloma Forceps

Papillomata do not infiltrate; but superficial repullulation...

Bowels Locking Of

Sometimes when one part of the bowels is much more active than...

Temperature Of The Sick-room

The _temperature of the sick-room_ should not be much above 6...

Dyspepsia

This is one of the most difficult of diseases to control by a...

A Summing Up

GIVE up resentment, give up unhealthy resistance. ...

Choice Of Time To Do Bronchoscopy For Foreign Body

The difficulties of removal usually increase from the time of...



Limb Saving A






Source: Papers On Health

The proper growth of the body in any part depends on
the power furnished by the nervous system and the cells of that part.
This power enables these cells to use the nutritive substance in the
blood for the formation of new tissue. By this process, growth in the
healthy body is continuous through life, replacing equally continuous
waste. But this all depends on a due balance of power in the process.
Suppose one eats more than can be changed into healthy tissue, the food
may all go into blood, but the nervous power of the cells is
insufficient to deal with it. Sluggish living in bad air, tobacco, or
alcoholic drinks, will all cause this. Then some slight wound or bruise
is received, and the overloaded blood fails to act healthfully and heal
this. A sore is formed, most likely somewhere in the foot or leg, and
the limb goes from bad to worse in spite of all efforts, while this
inequality between the blood and the tissues continues. This goes on
perhaps for years, and no effort is made to remedy it. Such a case may
often be very easily cured, even where doctors pronounce it hopeless,
if the patient will submit to proper regimen and treatment. Let the
limb be thoroughly bathed, as far above the knee as possible, with
water as hot as can be borne (see Bathing Feet). Pour into the water
about half-a-pint of strong vinegar. Keep up the heat for an hour.
Repeat three times each day--at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., and at bedtime. Rest
from treatment on the Sabbath. When perspiration follows this bath, dry
the patient all over, and rub with vinegar. Dry this off and rub with
olive oil. Dry again, and put on clothes.

When we have to foment a foot or knee in long heatings or bathings, we
find it well sometimes to cool the lower part of the spinal nerves, and
remove all irritation of them.

Then for diet, let the patient go on good wholesome wheaten biscuits
(see Biscuits and Water) three times a day as food, and pure water,
with no alcohol of any kind, to drink. And let him give up the use of
tobacco entirely. Many times over, when limbs have been condemned by
the medical men, we have seen them saved in this way. We have seen the
same treatment save arms and fingers, reducing them from swollen and
unsightly sores to perfect shape and complete usefulness.





Next: Limbs Disjointed Or Sprained

Previous: Legs Pricking Pains In



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 786