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This arises generally, from inflammation of the mucous membra...
Breath And Blood
Often difficulty of breathing, especially in close air, mistak...
The Effect Of Drugs On Blood Pressure
Free catharsis is a well established and valuable method of ...
The Trying Member Of The Family
"TOMMY, don't do that. You know it annoys your grandf...
Some general remarks on this important treatment we give here....
Soaping The Head
See Head, Soaping. ...
ALTHOUGH so much time and care are given to the vario...
Ulcers Case Xxiv
The following case must not be regarded as altogether triflin...
Wine And Water If No Reaction Can Be Obtained
Should the patient remain cold in his pack for longer than an...
Illness The Root Of
In treating any trouble it is well to get to the root of it. O...
Diseases Of The Esophagus
The more frequent causes of the one common symptom of esophag...
Towels Cold Wet
A towel of the ordinary kind, and full size, is soaked in a ba...
The part the nervous system plays in this paroxysm is shown b...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Bloodvessels Etc Of The Inguino-femoral Region
Hernial protrusions are very liable to occur at the inguino-f...
Exercise And Growth
Fatigue as a Danger Signal. The chief use of exercise in ch...
Natural Polarization Of Man's Physical Organism
The electro-vital fluid, in the animal economy, is subject to...
Anything which tends to increase the acidity of the tissues a...
This most important matter of good sleep for the child depends...
The various articles under Nerves and Nervousness should be re...
Compression Stenosis Of The Esophagus
The esophagus may be narrowed by the pressure of any periesop...
Source: Papers On Health
This is often an adjunct of old age, and sometimes
occurs in the young and middle-aged as the result of chills. In
neither case is it incurable, but for a cure rest is a first
necessity. If there be standing and working for twelve or fourteen
hours a day, we should not expect a cure at all. Rest must be had, at
least twelve hours out of the twenty-four, and it is well if sixteen or
even eighteen hours' rest can be taken (see Rest). Then there must be
heating the spine with moist heat (see Fomentation). This is done to
revive the organs which supply oil to the joints, by giving fresh
vitality to the roots of the nerves which control these organs. But the
heating requisite to do this must be gently and persistently applied.
An hour's gradual heating is worth far more than half-an-hour's
half-burning. Then, after the spine fomentation, which must be
applied in bed, rub (see Massage) the back with hot olive oil for a
considerable time--say half-an-hour, if the patient can bear it (see
Exercise). Then the joints may be similarly fomented and rubbed at
another time, back and joints being treated, say, every other day. If
there be costiveness, treat as in Constipation, and give easily
digested food (see Assimilation; Digestion; Nourishment). Such
treatment daily should remove stiffness, even in very bad cases.