Relaxed And Atrophied Conditions


Categories: PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE.
Sources: A Newly Discovered System Of Electrical Medication

I alluded, above, to a distinction between a relaxed and an

atrophied condition of an organ. There is such a distinction, which

should be carefully observed while treating parts so affected. An

atrophied muscle or organ becomes soft and flabby from lack of

nourishment. But this condition is not properly one of relaxation. It

is rather a diminution--a thinning out of atoms, by wasting without

replenishment. Such a condition is always negative, and requires

treatment under the negative pole. On the contrary, relaxed parts, such

as appear in prolapsus uteri, and in the sagging down of the diaphragm,

with the thoracic and abdominal viscera, exhibit no lack of nutrition or

of vital action. Relaxation is a loosening of atoms from each other,

more or less, without loss of aggregate weight; and implies a condition

electrically positive in excess, and calls for treatment with the

positive pole.





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