|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesConditions Causing Change In Blood Pressure
Woolley [Footnote: Woolley, P. G.: Factors Governing Vascular...
The Anti-gastric Method
consisting in the free use of emetics or purgatives, has been...
After the bath, the patient is rubbed dry, and either taken t...
Anomalies Of The Esophagus
Congenital esophagotracheal fistulae are the most frequent of...
Prolapsus Uteri Falling Of The Womb
Take the B D current, of good medium force, and give general ...
Punctures Case Xii
A servant maid was bitten by a dog in four places--severely o...
Treat exactly as in acute diarrh[oe]a, except that P. P. shou...
This distressing and most infectious trouble is due to a small...
The Care Of An Invalid
TO take really good care of one who is ill requires n...
The composition of different articles of food varies. A turnip ...
Stokes Adams Treatment
The treatment of true Stokes-Adams disease is unsuccessful. I...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Bloodvessels Etc Of The Inguino-femoral Region
Hernial protrusions are very liable to occur at the inguino-f...
Some years back my 70 years old mother came from the family ...
Elsie was twenty. She came to see me because I had helped Els...
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Doctors.  In the matter of disease and healing, the peopl...
Cures As Self-applied
Often young people in lodgings are in difficulty for want of s...
The Vegetable Kingdom
As to the vegetable kingdom, there is here, so far as we can ...
What Kind Of Food Should We Eat?
Generally speaking, our Appetites will Guide us. Our whole bo...
This serious trouble in slighter forms affects one side of the...
Diabetes A Kidney Disease
This disease occurs in two forms--diabetes insipidus and diab...
Source: Papers On Health
This serious trouble in slighter forms affects one side of
the face, or even one eye only. More serious attacks involve the arm,
and even an entire half of the body. It may come suddenly, or may creep
slowly over the frame. In very old persons the case is usually
hopeless, as life itself is fading. In earlier life, and in less
serious cases, a cure is to be expected from proper treatment. Cupping,
blistering, or opiates must be avoided, as all tending to reduce vital
energy. Treatment must aim at increasing this, not reducing it. Take
first the case of paralysis slightly affecting the face. When the
patient is warm in bed, place a BRAN POULTICE (see) not too hot, on
the back of the head and neck. Let the patient lie on it, first rubbing
the neck and back of head with olive oil. Do this for an hour each day.
At another time wash the back of head and neck with SOAP (see) and
water, then with vinegar, and finally rub with hot olive oil. Keep the
parts warm with good flannel always.
If the whole side be affected, foment strongly the whole spine, and
treat it in a similar way to the back of the head, as prescribed above.
We have known cases of comparatively speedy cure by this simple means.
The heat simply vitalises the partially dead nerves. For paralysis of
the lower limbs, the treatment is applied to the lower part of the
spine principally, but also to the whole spinal system. There is no
fear of injuring the patient in this treatment, and we know of many
cases of most delightful cure secured by it. What is called the
ARMCHAIR FOMENTATION (see) is an excellent method of dealing with
paralysis of the lower limbs or any part of them, and may be resorted
to if the above treatment fails. Care must be taken in any case to
avoid a chill after fomenting, which might make matters worse than at