Elmer D. Barber, D. O.
DISEASES OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
LEUCOCYTHEMIA, LEUKEMIA, OR WHITE BLOOD
(Abnormal increase in. the number of white corpuscles, with glandular
Enlargement of the spleen, liver, and lymphatic
glands; dyspnea; diarrhea; edema; epistaxis; and febrile periods.
More common in men than in women.
In the treatment of this disease, in addition
to the Treatment to Equalize the Circulation, particular attention
should be given to freeing the lymphatic circulation in the immediate
vicinity of the enlarged glands. Manipulate the lymphatic
glands carefully and thoroughly, rolling them between the finger
and thumb, also work under them as deeply as possible. Place
the hand lightly over the liver, if enlarged, and vibrate gently
for three minutes. See Vibration. Treat in a similar
manner any other gland which may be enlarged. See
Check the diarrhea by placing the knee in the back
just below the last dorsal, and drawing the patient backward, pressing
hard with the knee; hold a moment in this position. Place the hand
over the bowels and vibrate gently for one or two minutes.
HODGKIN’S DISEASE, OR PSEUDOLEUKEMIA
(Enlargement of the lymphatic glands and outer adenoid tissues, with
diminution of red corpuscles and hemoglobin.)
Cervical glands usually first involved. Weakness;
pallor; anorexia, loss of appetite; pyrexia, paroxysm of fever; spleen
not so much enlarged as in Leucocythemia.
1. Thorough Treatment to Equalize the Circulation.
Be very thorough and careful in cervical region to work as deep
and strong as patient can conveniently stand.
2. Manipulate each of the enlarged lymphatic glands,
rolling them beneath the fingers, working under them as much as possible.
3. Place the tips of the fingers upon the
enlarged glands, vibrating hard and strong. See Vibration.
It is remarkable how soon, if this treatment is given in
a thorough, careful manner, the patient will show signs of recovery.
Treatment should be given every other day, and should occupy
about fifteen or twenty minutes.