Rheumatism Acute Inflammatory

Sources: A Newly Discovered System Of Electrical Medication

First ascertain if the kidneys be morbidly positive--urine scant and too

highly colored. If so, as is commonly the case, begin with the B D

current, good medium force. Place N. P. at the pelvis, and treat over

the kidneys with P. P. some three or four minutes. Let this be the

commencement of every treatment until this difficulty is corrected.

Next, change to A D current. If the disease be located in the hips or

lower limbs, put the feet in warm water with the tin electrode N. P., or

place the sponge-roll N. P. at the soles of the feet, and treat with P.

P. upon and a little above the affected parts; using such force of

current as the patient can bear. The pain will commonly subside under

treatment. If the disease be as low as the ankles or feet, use the long

cord with N. P.

If the shoulders, arms or hands be affected, treat them on the same

principles as are prescribed for the lower limbs; using the long

cord with N. P. when the disease is below the elbows.

When the disease is in the hands or feet, or near to them, if the

shoulders or hips be not involved, it is often necessary, after three

or four treatments as above described, to reverse the poles for a few

moments, giving an ascending current; but still using the long cord

with N. P.

If the disease be located anywhere in the trunk, neck or head, treat the

affected part with P. P., placing N. P. on some adjacent part of the

spine, and usually at a point somewhat lower down than the disease.

For acute inflammatory rheumatism, treat once a day. The length of time

for each treatment must depend on the location and extent of the

affected part or parts. In this matter, the practitioner must decide for

himself, or infer from the time prescribed in the treatment of other

inflammatory affections.