Medical ArticlesQuacks And Quackery Continued
An English physician, who practised during the early part o...
Few things have so great and distressing effect as the fear of...
What Is Constipation?
Most people think they are not constipated because they have ...
This trouble is often only aggravated and made chronic by the ...
See Alcohol; Narcotics. ...
Other Kinds Of Cancer
There seem to be many other kinds of cancer, at least if you ...
Limbs Disjointed Or Sprained
In the case of an overstretch, or sprain, which has resulted i...
Esophageal Foreign Body
After initial choking and gagging, or without these, there m...
Janeway [Footnote: Janeway, T. C.: A Clinical Study of Hypert...
The Sixth Sense. Though we usually speak of having five sens...
Head Sounds In
As the result and accompaniment of deafness these are sometime...
There is no absolute contraindication to careful esophagosco...
Some years back my 70 years old mother came from the family ...
Length Of Pack Perspiration
To make quite sure of the reaction, the single sheet may be t...
Conclusion: Help Yourselves If Your Physicians Will Not Help You!
And I am none of your water-enthusiasts, who pretend to cure ...
The Child As An Ideal
WHILE the path of progress in the gaining of repose c...
The part of the heart most affected is the part which has the...
Brown recommends diluted _Acetic Acid_ as a specific against ...
How Fasting Heals
Its an old hygienic maxim that the doctor does not heal, the ...
Pulmonary Stenosis Pulmonary Obstruction
If stenosis is actually present in this location, the lesion ...
Source: Papers On Health
This trouble is found in the double form;
first, of limbs which will not move when their owner desires to move
them; and, second, limbs moving in excessive jerks when they are not
desired to do so. These cases are often combined, the limbs being rigid
at one time and jerking violently at another. There is no wasting or
unhealthy appearance. We have found this condition caused by excessive
walking, running, and standing, combined with exposure to frequent
wettings. The result is, in essence, that motor power in the limbs is
in excess, while controlling power is defective: the case is indeed
similar to St. Vitus' Dance (see). Bathe the feet (see Bathing
Feet) in hot water, and apply cold towels folded and wrung out of cold
water (but not iced) along the spine. Keep this up for an
hour-and-a-half at a time. By that time the hard rigid feeling in the
limbs will probably have disappeared, but great helplessness will be
felt. You have removed the excess of motor energy, and must now
increase the voluntary energy. This will be accomplished by gently
rubbing the back and limbs with hot olive oil, as in Limbs, Drawn-up.
This treatment, repeated daily, will usually soon cure.
Previous: Limbs Inflamed