The Practical Magnetic Healer
G. M. Brown
1899
 
CONTENTS
 
 
Title Page
Dedication
Introductory
1.  Different Diseases
2.  Self-Treatment
3.  Absent Treatment
4.  Manipulations - Osteo
5.  Diseases Originate in the Mind
6.  Hypnotism
7.  Symptoms of Diseases
8.  Conditions of Health
9.  Success
10.  Testimonials

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THE PRACTICAL MAGNETIC HEALER
IN PLAIN ENGLISH
BY
PROFESSOR G. M. BROWN
Copyrighted
1899
PUBLISHED BY THE COMBE PRINTING COMPANY
ST. JOSEPH, MO.


This book is dedicated to that great and much honored scientist,
PROFESSOR S. A. WELTMER
The discoverer of a method of curing all manner of diseases, even after all other remedies have failed, without the use of medicine, drugs or surgery.  Recognizing him
as being one of the GREAT men of our day, being in the foremost rank as a
SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERER
and through him the world has been immeasurably benefited by placing health and
happiness within the reach of all mankind.


INTRODUCTORY

    Having been, at various times solicited for information as to how to treat this or that disease, until it became a source of considerable inconvenience to answer all the inquiries for information on the subject.  The demands for a book discussing the different methods of treating the diseases which came to the Weltmer Institute, the author has undertaken this work, in his humble way, to place before the student and operator his personal experiences and observations in treating the different diseases hereinafter named, in connection with a few short essays on subjects deemed beneficial in the way of information in aiding the operator in directing the patient as to what should be done for the promotion and restoration of health.  It will be found of great value to all concerned to give those simple directions considerable attention, as those points are of inestimable value, even to one in perfect health, and should be followed throughout the remainder of our entire lives.  If followed persistently, they will tend to make a weak body strong, and a strong body stronger, a healthy body more robust, and, ultimately, will build a strong mind in a strong body.

    Let it be well understood that the different manipulations referred to in this book, are used, primarily and finally, as vehicles upon which to convey the necessary suggestion to the subjective mind of the patient, which must, in all cases, be depended upon to do the healing.  If they succeed in reaching this potent element within the patient, the operator may depend upon satisfactory results.  It matters not what vehicle is used, upon which the suggestion can be conveyed, the all-important question is, how can this power which does the healing, be reached?  The operator can make his own selection, and can devise means of his own, the answer is:  use the language best understood by your patient, and if there is perfect agreement, and a complete understanding, your patient will get well, and the sooner the patient can get to the point where he can rely entirely upon the force within him, the more rapidly he will recover.  Remember that everything depends upon the agreement.

    The writerís only ambition is to devise some means by which the operator can be assisted in bringing about a stimulating influence by which the suggestions may be more easily, and satisfactorily conveyed to the healing force within the patient, thus lifing the burden from the over-worked minds of his readers.  If this little book accomplishes its purpose, even, only in part, the writer will feel amply repaid for the time and labor thus spent on the different subjects contained within the folds of its binding.

THE PRACTICAL MAGNETIC HEALER
IN PLAIN ENGLISH
GIVING THE SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES OF
DIFFERENT DISEASES

As they came to the Author in His Extensive Practice as a
Healer.  Cases that have been successfully Treated.

    In giving a description of the different manipulations, the author makes no claims as to their specific value as a therapeutic, but simply states that they were used as a means of transit, conveying the suggestion to the forces within the patient, which it is claimed, brings the patient back to health.  In formulating the symptoms and causes of the diseases herein contained the author has taken great care in quoting from the best diagnosticians both in Europe and America, which is considered to be the best authority obtainable on this subject.  He takes pleasure in naming the following as his authority on the subject above referred to, and will be considered authentic.  Dr. Faulkner, Carmichael, Pierce, Root, Riley, Fowler, and others, making the diagnosis for practical purposes entirely reliable.
 

REMEDY FOR RHEUMATISM

    The so-called involuntary forces (by the medical fraternity) are, with reference to the science of magnetic healing, called subjective forces, subjective faculties of the mind, or better yet, THE SUBJECTIVE MIND.  In treating all diseases the operator has to deal, ultimately, with the Subjective Mind of his patient, and of course the most convenient way to reach it, is through the objective or conscious mind.  It seems to be the duty of the conscious mind to stand guard over the subjective mind, and to best reach it you will find it necessary to enter into a compact or an agreement with the conscious mind to let your suggestions pass to the subjective mind, thus impressing it with the work of restoring your patient to health.

    The office of the subjective mind seems to be to work out the impressions given to it by the conscious mind of the patient or operator.  The impressions are worked out with neatness and dispatch, PROVIDED the subjective mind has the material at hand with which to do the work.  What would you expect your engineer to do first?  Should you order him to start the machinery?  Would you not secure the necessary material to create heat and generate steam?  Your (engineer) subjective mind must have (fuel) oxygen, to create heat, and water to generate (steam) blood, lymph and secretions.  The whole body must also be lubricated, like unto a much complicated piece of machinery, every bearing, however small, must be lubricated. Water furnishes the basis for all liquids within animal bodies, and is the only vehicle on which all solid bodies are conveyed from one part of the body to another, or from the internal to the external.  All worn out or dead cells are conveyed to the exterior on this vehicle.  You will then readily see the importance, of, at first, securing the necessary material preparatory to rebuilding your physical structure.  The above also applies to keeping your house, the body, in order.  Then let cold winter come, winds may blow, snows may fall, it is all the same to you, for when you hear the gentle tapping from the outside, you will be found upon the throne as undisputed ruler over your little kingdom of health and happiness.  It is the writerís intention in other comments to discuss the best means of reaching the subjective faculities, as applied in treating diseases of various characters, especially those involving the excretory functions.
 

HOW TO TREAT A BAD CASE OF RHEUMATISM

    Have your patient recline on your operating table in a comfortable position, closing his eyes and relaxing every muscle.  The operator should tell his patient to direct his mind to the aching joint and hold it there during the treatment.  If you find the patient inclined to talk or let his mind wander from the seat of the trouble you should be more positive in order to get him interested in the treatment sufficiently to create a desire on his part to have you discontinue the treatment for the present, at least.  It will be observed that your patient will think not of his former sufferings from his rheumatism, but think only of improved feelings over the pains endured before treatment.  If your patient complains of severe treatment, tell him that you would not hurt him for the world if it were not absolutely necessary, and that the next treatment will not need to be so severe.  You will find that after the first treatment your patient will be on the lookout for developments in the region of the rheumatism, and you will have no trouble in holding your patientís mind just where you want it.  You will find it beneficial to stir up the muscular tissue, producing revulsion, thus aiding the mind in the work of restoring your patient to health.  After you have finished the treatment, tell your patient to take a few full and deep breaths, after which have him open his eyes, at the same time tell him that he will feel better, and in almost every case your patient will feel much improved.  During the treatment you should keep your thoughts on the work in hand, with a feeling of confidence in your ability to cure your patient, and that he can and must get well.  It is well that you express those thoughts to your patient at times that seems most suited, in your judgment, for such expressions.

    If you should at any time have a patient with semi-acute rheumatism in either one of the lower limbs, necesssitating the use of crutches, treat the seat of pain with your hot hands, made so by rubbing them briskly together, holding them on the diseased part until perspiration starts, thus you have forced into activity the lymphatic circulation, the pain is thereby subdued, and your patient has changed his course and is now convalescing.  Now, is the time to act, look your patient squarely in the eyes and tell him to get down off the table and walk, that he can surely do so, without a doubt, that you know just what you are talking about, tell him to try it, that he can surely do it, and you will witness the seemingly impossible performance of ďtaking a man off of his crutches in twenty minutes.Ē

    There are many cases of chronic rheumatism that can be immediately relieved and permanently cured, by at first giving a local treatment to the parts afflicted, then look after the stomach and kidneys, with a view of establishing a normal condition in these organs; after you have succeeded in this, you can then look after the stiff joints and painful parts of your patientís body, the purpose of which is to establish a normal circulation throughout.  You can now give your patient the necessary instructions.  You will find in nine out of every ten of your patients that he has been eating about one-fourth more than his stomach could digest, you will also find that he has been drinking very little water, or perhaps none at all, thus depriving his stomach of the necessary liquids to digest the food, in this case the food remains indigested and if it passes out of the stomach at all it does so in an indigested condition, after the period in which the contents of the stomach should have passed into the duodenum, fermentation has set in and decomposition is now going on, the absorbent glands are now taking up this poison and conveying it to the blood.  The system has no particular use for this substance and in carrying it throughout the body as a burden to the blood, it finds lodgment in the joints or between the muscular tissues, upon which it has a granulating effect upon the tender membrane, causing irritation and inflammation or acute inflammatory rheumatism.  Now the next thing for the operator to know, is how to relieve and permanently cure his patient.

    The first thing is to increase the venous circulation.  To do this, you should use the necessary manipulations to force the blood toward the heart, after this, you should bring about conditions to reestablish perfect digestion.  Your patientís stomach is like unto a faithful work horse that has been overloaded.  It has refused to work, not having been able to do the work assigned to it; to overcome this obstacle, lighten the burden, give it a rest, and it will gradually resume its former function.

    There is one very important point that should not be overlooked in this matter, and that is the material of which secretions are made, in order to have an abundance of lubricating fluid, by which you can properly lubricate all the bearings throughout your whole body, thus permitting the different organs to act in harmony with each other, in the absence of which health cannot exist.

    Taking then into consideration this state of affairs, your patient suffers intensely through the acute stage and in time settles down into a chronic invalid, suffering intensely all kinds of pains.

    The next thing to be looked after is the circulation.  In order to equalize the circulation, you should get your patient to help you, which he can do by deep breathing, thus assisting the heart in forcing the blood through the capillaries, then back again to the lungs, where the principle impurities are cast out of the blood; in this exercise there are several points gained, such as developing the lungs, aiding the stomach in its work of digestion, forcing the secretions into the colon and producing the peristaltic motion so essential in breaking up constipation, assisting the lymphatic circulation, and generally aids all functional activity.

    The manipulations should be confined principally to parts where the temperature is below normal, all manipulations, to increase the circulation should be with the intention to force the blood toward the heart.  The most effective for this purpose, when the arms or the limbs below the knee are to be manipulated, is the twisting movement, which is done in the same manner as wringing water out of a wet sheet.  The rotary motion is the best for other parts of the body.  This is done by placing the end of the fingers flat on the body, take up a circular motion, from right to left or vice-versa, never permitting the finger to slip except for the purpose of changing your position.  For intercostal or thoracic rheumatism, the last named movement is the most effective.  In about nine cases out of ten where your patient reports a pain in the lungs, the pain is really in the intercostal muscles and can be relieved in about three minutes.

    Another good manipulation is to follow the intercostal nerves from the spine to the sternum or breast bone, thus revulsing the muscular tissues and equalizing the circulation, when all rheumatic pains will then disappear.  The above is the language that your patient will better understand.  It is always well to at all times keep your patient well informed as to the object of your manipulations, and he will accept them as a more reasonable way out of all his troubles than any other remedy now known to man.  The physiological effect is beneficial to a considerable extent whether or not your patientís mind takes any part in the proceedings.  Of course it is very essential where the best results are expected, to have your patient in perfect rapport with you.
 

NEURALGIA

    Neuralgia is a painful affection of the nerves.  When it attacks the facial nerves it is called tic-doloreux; when it occurs in the great nerve of the leg it is termed sciatica.  Many other parts of the body may be liable to this agonizing pain, the stomach, abdomen, heart, chest and fingers.  One of the most severe of all painful afflictions.

    The origin of the diseases can usually be traced, that is to say, the nature of the trouble, for although its immediate is a nerve or a set of nerves, yet there must be a cause for this affliction.  The most severe cases can be traced to the presence of some foreign substance irritating those sensitive organs.  The action of the stomach may be held as generally responsible for the greater part of those afflictions.  You will almost invariably find in connection with all troubles of this character, a condition of the stomach that will justify you in locating the cause in that organ.  In this connection, may be well to mention that there are many ways that the stomach may be held responsible for the above complaints.  A few may be mentioned, such as, exposure to damp and cold, where malaria exists, general debility, anxiety, acidity of the stomach, induced by excessive use of tea, coffee, tobacco, opium, etc.

    They should all be discontinued and the trouble will likewise disappear.

    You will recognize this trouble by its plunging, darting and violent character, which appears in paroxysms, which generally last from one to three hours, and the extreme agony of the suffering while it lasts.

    Its periodic visits, and its absence of inflammation, are recognizable characteristics of this disease.  In treating this ailment, go first to the stomach, and there you will find disorder.  Treat the same in the usual way,.  Let your intention be to establish normal activity.  Instruct your patient to avoid excesses of all kinds.  Manipulations are made with a view of aiding the circulation through the parts afflicted.  When this is done, you have accomplished all that could be desired locally.

    Lumbago may be classed among these rheumatic affections.  It is treated with the hot hand with vigorous, deep, hard and heavy manipulations.

    In all of the above-mentioned diseases never forget the stomach and bowels, as they are invariably involved in all of the foregoing cases.