The Philosophy and Practical Application of Drugless Healing
Andrew P. Davis, M.D., N.D., D.O., D.C., OPH.D.
Motto: Takeoff the pressure.
Leading Thought: Freedom.
Neuropathy is superior to all other sciences in the healing art, because
it embraces in its scope the entire Nervous System. Its philosophy
is to FREE the fluid-carrying vessels from all abnormal pressure, to release
the finer nerve-trunks, and their endings, from undue pressure, so that
there shall be no interference with their functions.
It is absolutely essential that all of the fluids in the body should
be permitted to flow through their channels uninterruptedly, that the Nervous
System - which is the media for the transmission of thought - should be
undisturbed, so that its functions be not interfered with.
There are three grand divisions of the nervous system, to-wit: the Motor,
the Sensory and the Sympathetic; these have their origin in the cranium
in what is called the Brain, are distributed everywhere in the body, ending
in footlets. Where they end they perform their functions.
The Brain - the origin of the Nervous System - is strongly guarded and
protected by a thick, bony, oval, or nearly round, encasement, called the
Cranium. The nerves pass out of this bony cavity through holes, named
foramina, or sinuses, enter into tissue or muscle, and control the tissue
in which they end.
There are, according to anatomists, twelve Cranial nerves, and thirty-one
Spinal nerves, and these are in pairs, making really twice that number,
or twenty-four Cranial and sixty-two Spinal nerves. Phrenorogists
have, located forty-two pairs of Cranial nerves; each one of these nerve
centers send forth nerve filaments which express themselves, in what is
The centers, or the origin of these Cranial nerves is expressed on the
surface of the skull by prominences, or irregular elevations.
The Brain is composed of fatty substances named the white and the gray
matter - named anatomically the "White substance of Schwan and the Gray
All of the Cranial nerves but one - the Auditory - leave the cranium
and end in some other part of the body.
Neuropathy has to do with disease, and all diseases involve the nervous
system. The disturbance of the nerves being a prime factor in all
pathological conditions, all due to interference of nerve filaments, it
becomes a matter of supreme interest to know how to relieve the nerves
from all disturbing causes, irritation, etc., in order that they may perform
their functions normally.
Disease is a result of violated law - so stated by the Maker of all
law, in Deuteronomy, chapter 7, and in Exodus 15:26, also in Deuteronomy,
chapter 28; the penalty always follows. The human body was made perfect,
is perfect yet, when allowed to perform its functions in a normal way.
The body was formed of 'the dust of the earth, the breath of the Almighty
was breathed into man's nostrils, he became a living soul. He was
pronounced perfect, and would have remained perfect till now had he not
The consequences of that first violation followed man went away from
God. In his alienation he kept going farther and farther from perfection
until he became a putrefying sore from head to foot. He became a
transgressor, hence became diseased. We have to deal with this diseased
mortal, and while many ways have been in vented, used and recommended,
yet all have failed to afford satisfactory relief, or immunity from the
great monster called disease.
Medicines made a signal failure to cure a great King 3500 years ago,
and death followed its first use; regardless of its signal failure, men
have experimented with it during the centuries, from that day till this.
The experimentations have been rewarded with more or less success.
Medicine, to say all that can be said in its favor, is a foreign substance,
and per consequence an uncertainty. It is extremely problematical
whether any satisfactory results have followed its use; some think so.
Men are so constituted that they are disposed to try something when
in pain; whether by spontaneous resolution or by death the case terminates,
the last thing tried, if recovery takes place, is attributed as the one
which accomplished the purpose - cured the case.
The systems practiced, and the means supposed to afford relief may be
numbered by the score, and all have their advocates. Many, found
wanting, have been abandoned; there are many claimants for supremacy.
Neuropathy is one of the latest aspirants for a place of honor, and
a position in the ranks of the Healing Art. Having been long tried
with other systems of healing, by comparison and strong tests, by its originator
- he having diligently studied all systems known - places it in the front
rank of all physical, manipulatory and Drugless Healing Sciences ever practiced
It is adapted to man in all climes, all ages and in all Conditions.
It embraces and includes the entire man because it deals with his nervous
system as the prime factor in all pathological conditions. It is
an indisputable fact, when the nervous system is permitted to perform its
normal function, disease cannot exist in the body.
The nervous system functions every organ in the body - sees to it that
every organ, with unerring exactness, performs its allotted work, superintends
every heart throb, whether we wake or sleep; it sees to it that normal
functions are performed, being the media through which mind permeates the
entire physical body; it signals warning when a disturbance occurs along
any line of nerve, filament from the brain, that something is wrong at
the citadel of the mind which should be righted, and when righted, it assumes
its wonted duties again. The human body would be a chaotic mass without
the nervous system.
It will be remembered that all diseases are products of nerve disturbance
or impeded circulation of the fluids of the body. The science of
Neuropathy, properly applied, removes the pressure which causes all pathological
conditions in the easiest, the best and most rational way of any system
or method ever known or used by any physical manipulator. The very
simplicity of its application and, the favorable results obtained commend
it to the afflicted. It always does good; nearly always cures; never harms.
The physician who represents a science of healing should always be qualified
to explain why his remedies, cure and be able to enlighten his patients
as to his claims.
It will some day be regarded as a crime to be sick. Now it is
a crime for one to render assistance to the sick, unless, perchance, licensed
by a law passed by lobby influence. Any law that protects a few and
proscribes others is wrong. The most inconsistent feature of such
a law is that it is restrictive of the rights of the people to render relief
to their suffering brothers.
Everything is the product of mind. Evil thoughts culminate in
evil doings. The remedy is righteous thinking. To have righteous
thinking there must be righteous training - teaching emanating from a higher
source than man.
It is a fact that disease is a result of violation of' law - wrong thinking,
either by the individual or by someone having control over the sick person.
Law, being a rule of action, is only, or should only be, made for the lawless,
the disobedient - those who are intent and bent on injury to one's own
or to others. No law should be enacted which restrains or forbids
doing good to humanity. If it be a sin to be sick, the only way to be immune
from sickness is to return to God's law, which is good, and only good.
Its environments and influences are uplifting and tend to harmony -physically,
morally, intellectually and spiritually.
The healer, under the present state of affairs, should stand between
health and disease, and cry aloud, sound the alarm, and teach the ignorant
how to conform to law - to the law or laws which, if observed, would render
all men immune from sickness. Nature's laws are simple and easy to
comprehend; they need only to be observed to be rewarded with perfect health.
The people must come back to God, to be healthy - must conform to His laws,
and then harmony will prevail. The healer should occupy the same
position as the minister - preach the gospel of health.
All functions in the body being performed through the nervous system,
one should understand the nervous system, especially its functions, and
know that when the nervous system is unduly interfered with, its functions
are disturbed, inharmony ensues. The nervous system should be permitted
to remain normal to perform its functions undisturbed.
Natural law being one of universal harmony (the physical law of God),
when all things are in harmony with this law harmony prevails. God's
law is universal harmony. System in the body is a reflection of Deity,
and the nervous system is the media through which mind acts, expressing
itself at the nerve-end filaments. It will keep every part of the
body in harmony with every other part if undisturbed in its functions.
Over-use or influences which interfere with the conductibility of the nerve
tissue of the mind which directs its functions should be avoided.
When the proper food supply is furnished to build up the tissues of
the body, and it is properly assimilated, made into blood, the elements
kept in due proportion, the fluids of the body permitted to circulate throughout
the body undisturbed, no undue nerve pressure permitted, no excess of nerve
function performed, the system is in perfect harmony with itself; there
The correct understanding of the laws which govern the natural functions
of the body, the intelligent, proper application of Neuropathy, restores
the body to its wonted harmony, and disease vanishes like frost before
the rays of the morning sun. This beautiful world was given to man
for his habitation while in the flesh. Man is the acme of the Divine
mind, made in the image of God, has been given possession of this entire
world, commanded to occupy the land. He was made perfect - perfectly
adapted to every environment in which he might be placed, with power and
authority to so act as to appropriate to his own use any and everything
that would conduce to his health and happiness.
The nervous functions conduct the mentality to every part of the body,
so that the mind, placed in the body by divine power, might superintend,
preserve and maintain harmony in the body as long as he would conform to
law - the law of his being.
The longevity of man is now about 37 years, and he should live at least
two hundred years. It is a recognized fact that all animals live
about eight times as long as they are in maturing; so that we scarcely
live one-fifth of our allotted time on earth, verifying the word of Holy
Writ, "The wicked shall not live out half their days." The care of the
body is positively commanded by the Almighty, and the penalty has been
affixed: "Know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit - a
temple of the living God?" "If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him
shall God destroy." These are the consequences of sin by man.
Any system of healing which does not embrace the entire nervous system
in its application, restore the harmony of the entire body, is evidently,
necessarily, wrong. We sin by thought, word and deed. To get
back to the place from whence we started, we must retrace our steps; and
this man can do, if he is not lost. If he is lost, he must be shown
the way out. The Neuropath should be able to do that, so far as the
restoration to health is concerned.
The student of Neuropathy should study to know his calling - to know
the conditions he has to deal with, and be able to render the needed aid
to his patients. We commend to you the study of Anatomy, Physiology
and Pathology, and the careful study of the natural means to apply to relieve
human suffering, and to restore harmony to your clientelle in all conditions
needing your assistance.
Be true to yourselves, to your brother man and to ,God, and all will
end well, and you will be 4 a power for good to humanity, and worthy a
name while you live.
THE SIMPLICITY OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF NEUROPATHY
Can It Be Learned by the Common People?
Answer - Yes.
This book explains, in the simplest language possible, the methods used
to relieve the conditions, or change them, which cause disease or sickness.
Nearly every condition known, which is denominated disease, originates
in disturbance of some blood vessel or nerve filament, resulting in disease
or inharmony, partial or complete, causing pain, inflammation or discomfort.
These disturbances can be removed by special manipulations of the body,
by the hands of another. Disease may be arrested before it produces
much, if any damage - as it were, "nipped in the bud" -and much suffering
Physical manipulations can be so applied to accomplish this purpose.
A little experience will fully demonstrate this, and are all that need
be used in most functional, human ills; they save the patient much distress,
pain, long spells of sickness and attendant expense.
It will be a great saving to families to know how to treat their own
dear ones, at the time when disease begins to make itself manifest, and
be able to afford immediate relief. This book contains the information
which has been found satisfactory, when properly and intelligently applied.
The application of the hands in such a manner as to remove undue pressure
from the fluid-carrying vessels and the nerve filaments, constitutes the
larger part of the work needed in most cases, which, added to cleanliness,
dietetics, breathing and proper physical exercises, meet all of the demands
necessary to relieve and to cure all curable conditions denominated disease
- especially of a functional character - and mitigate many organic diseases,
pronounced incurable by eminent physicians.
The application of the science of Neuropathy will be generally sufficient
to satisfy every demand, and absolutely efficient, under the most trying
circumstances and conditions which may be met with. It is more reliable
than medicine, absolutely harmless in all cases, in all diseases, for all
ages, sexes, climes, seasons, altitudes and localities.
The important thing to consider is the freedom of the circulation of
the fluids of the body - by overcoming muscular contraction - arresting
the pressure upon nerve filaments, which express their functions at their
endings. If their functions are disturbed by undue pressure, inharmony
is the result. Inharmony is denominated a diseased condition, and
as soon as the harmony is restored, the disease ceases to be.
It is the only rational thing to do - "Take off the Pressure"; all is
free, nature is satisfied, friction ceases, and co-ordination of the entire
body follows as night follows the day.
The term Neuropathy literally means, Nerve pain, and as applied to the
treatment of disease, means the relief of Nerve pain.
The mechanical means for relief consists in such manipulations as can
be applied with the hands, commonly called adjustments, which are, for
the most part, applied to the spinal column, limbs and muscles.
The object of adjustments is to overcome extra muscular contraction.
Muscular contraction being the cause of nerve pressure and interference
of nerve function, relaxation becomes a necessity in order to permit the
normal, flow of the fluids through the vessels which pass through the muscles,
distributing nourishment, the building-up material of the body, as well
as the vessels which return unused material, the waste which should be
eliminated from the body, so that the normal conditions may prevail all
Unless there is a normal circulation of all of the fluids of the body
through the various channels -arteries, veins, lymphatics, ducts, and all
of the fluid-carrying vessels - disease of some kind is sure to follow,
sooner or later.
The distention of the vessels, if continued, separates nerve filaments,
in many instances presses upon them and interferes with their normal functions,
causing pain, or disturbs motion and sympathy, thereby causing unnatural
changes; hence disease.
The object and aim of this book is to explain the philosophy of the
Science of Neuropathy and its application in the treatment of disease.
The various means used to remove undue pressure, to, arrest nerve-waste,
to relax muscular contracture, to restore normal circulation of the fluids
of the body, and to establish normal conditions will be shown and fully
explained, so that the science may be fully comprehended.
Neuropathy is so far-reaching in its effects, so easily applied, and
so remarkably efficacious, when rightly applied, embracing so much, that
each department will be as brief and concise as the nature of the case
will permit, so as to make every point stand out clear, distinct, and comprehensible
to the reader.
Neuropathy is applicable to all conditions in which the nerves are involved,
either in their production or continuance, denominated pathologic or diseased
conditions of humanity.
Neuropathy embraces the principles and the philosophy of all of the
physical, manipulatory, drugless, healing sciences - Osteopathy, Chiropractic,
Naturopathy, Naprapathy, etc., and is the only science which fully explains
the manipulations, giving a reason for each and every one of them, using
those which are for a special purpose.
The relationship of the movements, to object intended, will be seen
as the explanations are given in each, and unnecessary manipulations are
eliminated, so that every one, here given, will have special relationship
to the object for which it is intended.
The various manipulations having a special effect upon the part manipulated,
the effects should be thoroughly understood by the manipulator, for each
means something; has a purpose to accomplish; conditions to change, which
aids in freeing the circulation of the fluids of the body; removes nerve
pressure; relaxes muscular contracture, and conduces to the restoration
of harmony - which means health.
The how to manipulate; the manner in which it is done; the force applied,
and the intensity increased or modified, has much to do in every case treated;
so far as benefit or harm is concerned.
The age of the patient; the locality of the ailment; its character;
the susceptibility of the patient to pain; should always be considered,
and only that amount of intensity or force used that will change the conditions
existing for the time-being, and be repeated when needed; being careful
not to overdo in any case.
The effects of the treatment will be in accordance with the manner of
application, hence the necessity of knowing how to manipulate.
The effect, as well as the reputation, of any science, depends upon
how it is applied.
The proper application of Neuropathy, cures disease; restores harmony.
Many cases linger along, uncured, simply because the means are not rightly
applied. Awkwardness; too much force; over doing; exhausting the
patient; putting in time, instead of intelligence, often make the patient
worse, for the time-being - making the muscles sore; the nerves irritable
and hypersensitive; whereas, milder treatment has .the effect intended;
restores harmony; cures the patient.
NEUROPATHY MEANS FREEDOM
The philosophy of the science of Neuropathy is the most far-reaching
of all modern sciences. It includes and embraces more than any other
healing science, and is more effective in removing the obstructions which
cause disease than any of the healing sciences extant.
Its correct application relaxes the muscular structure, frees the veins,
nerves, lymphatics, capillaries, permits the onward flow of the fluids
of the body, and does it in a natural way-unknown to any other system of
physical manipulation ever devised.
Uninterrupted freedom is the natural order of things. Unnatural
pressure, in all the range of material things, animate as well as inanimate,
produces injury or distortion, malformation and all kinds of injury, if
The plants which grow and bloom at our feet must have undisturbed space
to develop normally. The tree must have normal pressure on all sides
to cause it to grow round. The individual must have sufficient pressure
on all sides of the body to hold the fluids in place, and prevent spontaneous
hemorrhage from every pore.
The natural order of the universe must be maintained at all times, or
there would ensue a crash of worlds, and chaos result.
Man never would have known what disease was except by disobeying the
divine law. Had man always lived in such a manner that his relationship
with God had continued, he never would have known pain, the consequence
of violated law, physically.
Whether we regard the natural or the spiritual law, they are both unalterable,
unchangeable; the penalty is just as sure to follow the one as the other
- when violated - unless, perchance, the violator retraces his steps, and
changes his relationship with the Law-giver.
The physical body was made subject to law, with its bony structure,
its muscular, its arterial, its venous, its lymphatic, its nervous systems,
and all other parts which make up the individual called man; sets every
part in the body - perfect and complete - each part complete in itself,
and each part related to every other part, so that there is not naturally
any such a thing as inharmony anywhere throughout the body.
Every part has so many equivalents of chemical constituents, and in
perfect harmony with every other part, so that with the multiplied millions
of molecular changes which go on all the time, there is not a deviation
which does not right itself, through the functionaries of every part, for
all these changes are natural changes - and nature makes no mistakes -
so that in a normal condition, living in accordance with a natural law,
instituted and ordained of God, health prevails.
Anvthing which disturbs the harmony, causes disease - inharmony.
The mind which pervades the utmost recesses of the physical organism, controls
the functions of every part; sees to it that every atomic cell is duly
polarized, every atom so arranged that each performs its normal function,
that every molecule so arranges its relationship that the due amount of
friction may ensue, so, that sufficient heat is generated; that the electric
forces are constantly maintained, whether amidst Polar snows or Torrid
The mind also sees to it that every chemical element, throughout the
entire body, is so distributed that each particle performs its function
with unerring exactness.
It is beyond the ken of mortals to comprehend the workings of the Divine
mind - and "Who can understand the spirit of man, save the spirit that
is in him?"
It should be absolutely understood, that the freedom of the circulation
of all of the fluids, and the undisturbed action of the nerve filaments
which convey the mental intelligence to every part must be permitted, or
the whole machinery becomes a chaotic conglomeration of confusion, and
inharmony prevails, and this is disease.
There can be no order anywhere, without mind directs the forces, and
this mind in man is the controlling power, placed there when God made man.
"TAKE OFF THE PRESSURE" - MOTTO OF NEUROPATHY
The muscular system is responsible for Nerve Pressure - impediment to
the venous and lymph circulation, as well as all of the other fluids of
Muscular contraction may be produced by cold applied to the surface
of the body, causing shrinkage of the skin; this closes around the nerve
endings in the skin, the irritation continues, extending deeper, involving
the areolar tissue; then the muscular fibers close around the capillaries
and the small veins, arresting the circulation of the blood and other fluids,
driving the blood to the internal viscera, causing congestion, perhaps
in the lungs, heart, stomach, liver or any other organ. This is the
result of continued irritation of end-nerve filaments and closing around
small blood and fluid-carrying vessels, causing any and all kinds of disease.
Undue contraction of the muscular walls of the arteries causes increased
force to propel the same amount of blood through them. This causes
friction, and fever ensues. The fever evaporates the watery portions
of the system, leaving unused waste material, causing toxic poison to accumulate,
thereby pressing end-nerve footlets apart, impeding fluids from passing
through their normal channels, thus making any or all sorts of trouble.
There is no disease possible when all of the fluids are permitted to
flow through their channels naturally; there is no obstruction to their
normal flow when there is not muscular contraction beyond a normal contracture;
hence, the greatest cause of disease is muscular contracture, unduly continued,
and the greatest task the manipulator has is to remove MUSCULAR CONTRACTURE,
permitting the normal flow of the fluids, thus removing nerve-pressure.
Every disease that flesh is heir to, is a product of disturbance of
the fluid-carrying vessels and nerve disturbance. Nerve irritation,
at their endings, causes muscular contracture, and the amount of disease-producing
effect the contracture causes may be determined by the number of muscles
involved, and the organs affected thereby.
If the muscles of the chest - the thorax - are unduly contracted, the
lungs, heart, stomach and internal viscera may suffer the consequences.
Undue contracture of the chest walls - resulting from the muscles controlling
the respiratory apparatus - prevents venous return circulation, hence a
failure of pulmonary circulation, and engorgement of blood in the lungs.
If there is interference of pulmonary circulation the blood cannot be oxygenated,
hence aeration of the blood is interfered with, and the blood is returned
to the general system contaminated with all its impurities.
There is no accounting for the damage which ensues from the above disturbance
of the small veinlets and small end-nerve filaments. Failure of the
return venous blood from the head causes the many diseases of the head,
face and neck. The character of the disease depends upon the kind
of tissue involved, the state of the mind, the temperament, kind of food
the patient has been living on, altitude, condition of the atmosphere as
well, the state of health at the time, and vocation. The age has
much to do with the kind of disease one may have from the obstructions
and pressure named, and the parts of the head involved.
The glandular system may be affected, so that there is a stoppage of
normal secretions, and that condition may interfere with the digestion
of the food, hence general emaciation may ensue, and go from bad to worse
- all due to the above, seemingly simple, cause or causes.
When one knows the etiology of disease, and knows the remedy, and how
to apply it, disease will be easily controlled. Remove the causes
of disease to cure it. We need not be concerned about the administration
of foreign substances in the form of medicines.
The simple means which removes the pressure from the nervous system,
thus restoring the normal circulation of the fluids, arresting the muscular
contracture, satisfies the demand, and nature assumes her wonted function,
harmony is soon restored, and disease ceases.
The various means recommended herein are adequate to meet the demands
in all conditions called disease, when taken in time. The mental
condition of the invalid, the diet and habits have much to do in the restoration
to health, and no means should be spared which has to do with the removal
of the pressure, the arrest of nerve waste, the proper kind of diet which
overcomes the waste and furnishes the elements necessary to supply the
body with normal strength. To these, with the proper breathing, exercise
and cleanliness, all conditions known as functional human ills are amenable.
There never was a system practiced - never discovered - which embraced
the entire nervous system and all that pertained to bringing the functions
of the entire body into harmony, as Neuropathy does, when properly understood,
fully comprehended and rightly applied. It is amply sufficient to
meet all of the demands to relieve the functional, physical and mental
ills of suffering humanity. As such we commend it to the careful,
intelligent consideration of everybody, with the assurance that it will
be eminently satisfactory.
The science of Neuropathy is inclusive, in that it embraces every known
condition of the body, controlled, or affected, by the nervous system.
Every organ in the human body is functioned by the nervous system, hence
should receive due consideration. Every part of the body, in which
nerves end, is influenced by them; the subject deserves critical and careful
study, in order to learn their function.
Their anatomical and chemical constituents should be thoroughly understood.
Their physiological function becomes a matter of very great importance,
so that deviations from the normal may be discerned, which constitutes
pathology, or abnormal physical conditions.
When every part of the body is in a normal condition, there is harmony
throughout its entire structure: every muscle, gland, lymphatic, artery,
vein, tissue and nerve is performing its proper function. The arterial,
venous circulation, and all of the fluid-carrying vessels being normal,
the nervous system functions properly.
These consist of abnormalities; of deviations from a normal state.
These abnormalities are denominated disease, whether from interference
of the circulation of the blood, disturbance of the nervous system, a solution
of the continuity of a bone, laceration of a muscle, or a change in the
secretion of a gland, indigestion of the food, or any condition different
from a normal state.
The conditions causing these, or any of them expressed, is Etiology;
a description of them is called Diagnosis.
Treatment; the Essential Thing to Do.
To know the conditions is of more importance than the Diagnosis - or
the name of the disease - for the name may only indicate the structure
involved, and one may know all about the structure, and not know how to
remedy the trouble.
When it is known that the interference with the nervous system and the
circulation of the fluids, causes the majority of the ills of the flesh,
these important factors will be considered, conditions causing their disturbance
will have the attention demanded, a restoration to a normal state effected,
and the conditions changed from disease to health.
Muscular Contraction a Prominent Factor.
The muscles having but one function - that of contraction - become factors
in the production of many disturbances by producing undue pressure upon
nerves and fluid-carrying vessels which pass through and under them, or
draw ligaments tense over them, obstructing the circulation of the fluids
or nerve filaments. Manipulations which overcome these conditions
are far better than medicines.
Some Things About the New Science.
The nervous system pervades every part of the body; functions the five
senses, and through sympathetic filaments correlates each part with every
There being eighty-four faculties in the cranium, and all these, capable
of many wonderful phenomena, are all controlled, governed and functioned
by mind, through nerve filaments, which give expression in character, mode
of living, harmony or inharmony as per influence exerted through filaments
emanating from said faculties.
That the nervous system has its origin in the Calvarium, seems altogether
settled in the minds of Anatomists and Physiologists of the present day.
From their origin to their terminus each fiber conveys what we are constrained
to denominate mind, and this mind expresses itself at nerve-filament endings.
The filaments - the small nervelets - end everywhere, and mind goes through
them and all functions are performed at the endings, and not along the
While it is true that nerves end everywhere in the body, it is also
true that large bundles or leashes emerge from foramina and go directly
through various substances, such as muscles, fascia, etc., and end in remote
parts of the body; yet, from these bundles nervelet emerge, and end in
the tissue the main bundles pass through, and perform functions where they
end, whether in a gland, capillary or bone.
Remember, that the nervous system is the media through which all function
is performed, and when there is no undue pressure upon these nerve-footlets,
anywhere in the body, normal function is the result, and health prevails,
because there is a state of harmony, when the nervous system is free from
interference or pressure.
To free the nerve filaments from undue pressure, and to restore harmony
thereby, is the province of the Neuropath; the means to be employed should
be adapted to the conditions interfering with nerve functioning, wherever
Inasmuch as normal tissue is a product of nerve influence and function
- as the mind, through the nerve filaments, has the entire supervision
of the body - it is but rational to conclude that, to relieve any abnormal
condition, it would be of the first importance to free the nervous .system
from all obstruction.
THE SCIENCE OF NEUROPATHY REASONABLE
In the treatment of diseases, the importance of each method usually
stands out prominently in proportion to its merits or demerits. Hypotheses
are estimated according to their reasonableness, and the comprehensiveness
of the interested parties.
The afflicted are searching for relief, and care more for its attainment
than for theories as to how it is brought about. Accomplishment is
the thing which concerns the people in this age. To get there is
The system, or method of treatment, which accomplishes the purpose is
the one most desired, provided it does so without injury and at a reasonable
cost. The masses are not so much concerned as to what theory or philosophy
is held or advocated by the representative of the science claimed, as they
are for its intrinsic merit. The question is, will it do the work?
Will it accomplish the purpose? Is it absolutely worthy of confidence?
Is it reliable, and can it be trusted?
These questions are of profound importance, and the thinking classes
will take great interest in investigating the claims of any system which
promises them value received, in actual benefit, when applied in their
case, for their ailments. Disease being the common inheritance of
humanity, pain and distress being conditions which are unpleasant and derogatory
to happiness, success or longevity, any measure which holds out the greatest
inducement to, absolve them from the contaminations of disease, is hailed
with emotions of delight.
There are many systems which make promises of immunity from disease,
to cure existing disease, which, when tried, leave the afflicted worse
off than before trying it. Observation demonstrates this, and it cannot
be gainsaid. Hundreds and thousands of afflicted mortals experience
these conditions daily. These failures work injury and cause distrust
in the minds of the afflicted, lessening the confidence in all systems
Misplaced confidence - the bane of the human race has been caused by
over-drawn statements, untruthful assertions, as regards the merits of
any system of healing.
That each and all of the systems, methods and measures have some merit
in them is indisputable, and under proper conditions, just what is needed
is a truth; but the over-zealous advocates of each system have overdrawn
its adaptability, and not considered its limitations, nor comprehended
its special application.
This is an index citing to the general status of most of the claims
in vogue at the present time; hence it behooves every one to investigate
every claim proposed, as a means of cure, for his ills.
The physician and the patient are alike interested in this matter,
for a necessity presents itself at the present time, to arrest the tendency
of the various cults to monopolize the practice and fasten their views
upon all, and to dominate their authority by unjust legislation.
No system ever devised by man has just claims to perfection. Disease
is a product, caused by influences within and without the body, hence conditional
and provisional; subject of age, temperament, mentality and circumstances;
hence is amenable to many kinds of agencies for relief; therefore one stereotyped
course of treatment cannot possibly meet all of the indications.
This idea furnishes the reason for the institution or origination of
the many and various systems, or methods of treatment now in vogue.
There seems to be a necessity for the many ideas included in all of the
means known and practiced by the various cults; no one should use ONE idea
to the exclusion of all the rest.
That many of them could be blended into one and under one head, seems
plausible, for there is a similarity of method as well as design, and no
plausible reason why they should not be classed under one name. This
would simplify matters greatly, and obviate the necessity of so much explanation
of the various ideas and opinions now go strenuously advocated by the different
promulgators of their various systems.
When it is understood that the principles of relief are almost exclusively
dependent upon the few leading functionaries of the body, and that when
these are in proper condition, disease is an impossibility, the methods
to accomplish this purpose could be amalgamated into one system.
Medical practitioners are wedded to medical treatment for all conditions
called disease, and antagonize other methods. Those who use other
means are equally zealous in the advocacy of their methods, and each one
assumes to KNOW the other is wrong; when the fact stands out in bold relief
for the use at times of different methods to meet the indications in given
cases - and even these are inadequate to meet the necessities of the case,
Neuropathy, meaning "Nerve-pain," is a system which blends all known
Drugless methods into one system, and utilizes the various mechanical measures
to bring about a condition in the body which relieves it of excesses and
restores the entire body to harmony with itself. It does not ignore
chemical influences, and the necessity of the use of such agencies as tend
to, and do, restore the body to a state of harmony.
When harmony exists, there is no such a state or condition as is commonly
recognized as disease. If there be a condition in the body, after
being properly adjusted to itself, that indicates enervation, it indicates
a deficiency of NERVE POWER, and that can only be restored by arresting
the excessive function of the organ causing the loss, and by the addition
of the nerve elements, which may be gotten from the proper food, which
supplies the blood with these constituents that are used in nerve function.
These are the only reasonable things to do, and when done we bring the
system up to a normal state, called health.
THE LIMITATIONS OF HUMAN EFFORT CONSIDERED
That all things earthly have their limitations needs only to be mentioned
to make one mindful of the fact.
Everything we do is a product of thought. "As a man thinketh in
his heart, so is he." We should think the things we ought to think, and
if we think right, we will do right.
If we think that medicine is amply sufficient to cure all diseases to
which the human family is subject, we will use nothing else.
If we think that water is the sine qua non for all ills, water is the
only remedy with us, and it will be the only agency used.
If we think that dietetics is the sovereign remedy to restore us to
a normal state, diet will occupy our special attention.
If we have been taught that prayer is the balm for all ills, we will
depend absolutely on prayer as nature's Divine restorer.
If we get it once fixed in our minds, that one particular system of
treatment is sufficient to satisfy all the demands of nature in the treatment
of disease, that will be the only system uppermost in our mind, and all
others are wrong - unnecessary.
The injunction, "Prove all things; hold fast to that which is good,"
is too often ignored. If we could understand that all men, everywhere,
are limited in their knowledge of themselves, and their relationship to
their environments, and that every one thinks as environments impress them,
we would have a different view of life, and of living.
Conditions, as well as environments, have their influence in molding
the mind; the mind controls the body; so that the sayng is true: "As a
man thinketh in his heart, so is he."
The condition of each individual's mentality, being a product of suggestion,
teaching, mental and physical influences, the results differ in degree
in an exact ratio of susceptibility to them, and thus we find mankind as
he is - seemingly - a medley of contradictions; yet all, of every nation,
tribe, and tongue, possess the same elements of body and mind, but modified
and proportioned according to circumstances, food, habit, locality, education,
training, strength and size of faculties.
All have the same number of bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves,
senses, human faculties, chemical elements; all susceptible to the same
influences, at least in a modified degree.
Whatever may be the consensus of opinion, as regards ONE method of treatment
for all kinds of human ills, it is a fact, nevertheless, that different
conditions need different means; different attention; and often entirely
different environments, to meet the indications.
That all systems of so-called healing have been used with more or less
satisfaction, needs no other proof than their use - some of them for ages.
Their promoters and advocates have thought them all-sufficient; hence been
content with them.
No method of treatment would be adopted and practiced for so many years,
unless it had some merit inherent in it, or some one had not derived some
benefit from it.
That demerit inheres in all systems is true, or there would never have
been an excuse for new systems being introduced.
That more or less merit inheres in all systems no one can gainsay, but
that some have proven more efficacious than others cannot be disputed,
truthfully; yet no one of them all dare claim perfection, except that one
pertaining to the soul, and that is Divine Healing.
Our conceptions of the healing process of any system is somewhat conjectural
- in fact, there is no human system of healing, properly so-called.
All healing consists in a return to normal conditions throughout the
process of natural law - a re-harmonization of the system with itself.
Whatever may be done; whatever means employed which conduces to this
end, deserves commendation and approbation. Hypothesis regarding
any system is an uncertainty, to say the least of it. Even many of
the tried remedies are inadequate, at times, to satisfy the demand.
The best thing known, intelligently and scientifically applied, may
and even does fail, sometimes, because conditions are not always clearly
understood, and the best that can be done is sometimes futile.
The claims of the Neuropath, for Neuropathy, are that it is superior
to any yet known. Neuropathy embraces the entire nervous system,
the circulatory apparatus of the entire body, bones, muscles, glands, brain,
elements, functions, food, breathing, digestion, assimilation, elimination,
physical exercises, senses, faculties, hygienics, bathing, suggestion,
association, morality, MIND, LIFE.
Any system of healing which limits itself to one idea, in the very
nature of the facts, must be deficient.
While it is true that some one or more things in any of the systems
may answer the purpose sometimes, it may not answer in all cases.
Considering the fact that the practice of the healing art is not always
a certainty, as regards results, it is well to consider one special thing,
in all cases, and all kinds of human ailments - that is, the circulation
of the fluids of the body, and the freedom of the nervous system.
"TAKE OFF THE PRESSURE" is always in order, in the treatment of all diseases
Whatever may be the matter, see to the establishment of the circulation
of the blood and other fluids and the freedom from pressure of the NERVOUS
SYSTEM, and in nearly all cases that will be all that need be done, to
relieve the trouble.
There is much ado about nomenclature - naming disease - and the fear
of doing something wrong, or not prescribing for the right disease, especially
among physicians, so that they will spend more time finding effects, and
a name for what they call disease, than conditions, which cause the trouble.
Remember that it is folly to treat disease. The proper thing to do
is to remove the conditions which cause the disease, and the disease is
non est - does not exist - it is no more.
If, therefore, you have a case complaining of sore, throat, you do not
treat the sore; take off the pressure, which is impeding the venous-return-circulation
of the blood, and your sore throat is cured.
If a case comes to you with Pneumonia, or you go to see such a case,
all you have to do is to institute means to relieve the congestion of venous
blood, and the pneumonia subsides without any further anxiety.
If a case comes to you complaining of colic, all you have to do is remove
the pressure from the nervous system involved; generally it is the Splanchnic
nerve, or some of' its divisions, and the colic vanishes instantaneously.
If a patient comes to you having a pain in the arm, your only reasonable
way to relieve such a condition is to remove the pressure on the Brachial
plexus of nerves involved, and the pain is gone at once.
If any of the internal viscera is in pain, the only right way to relieve
it is to ascertain what leash of nerves is involved, and take the pressure
off of it, and the trouble is ended.
If there is accumulation in the intestinal canal, or any part of it,
the thing to do is to remove the same, whether it be by water, or by any
other means. The whole thing of treating disease is couched in, and
embraced in, the expression - the sentence – “TAKE OFF THE PRESSURE.”
Let it be understood, under any and all circumstances and conditions
called disease, that the means to institute, adopt, and carry out are specifically
enjoined in the expression, "Take off the PRESSURE." When this is done,
the operator has discharged his whole duty. This is the thing to
emphatically consider, and surely do, and the results follow, as morning
follows the night, so far as manipulations are concerned, and so far as
the internal bath is concerned, in intestinal impactions and congestions
following such engorgements.
If there is excessive use of any one or more organs, that should be
corrected; instance, the over-use of the eyes, genital organs, or undue
exercise, fatigue, overeating and intemperance, inactivity, etc.
All of these have their remedy, specifically, and should receive due attention
and consideration. Harmony should be established, under all circumstances,
in order to be well, and maintained in order to remain well.
Be it always remembered, that the Neuropath is to exercise common sense
under all circumstances; be able, intelligently, to improvise the means
necessary, the means indicated, and see that the right course is pursued,
to, consummate the thing desired.
But few conditions will be found where the means recommended herein
will not be sufficient - amply sufficient - to satisfy the demands, and
satisfy the most incredulous, if carried out as here stated.
Do not have any misgivings; manifest no doubt as to results; launch
forth into the arena, panopolied with sufficient knowledge of the human
body, to know the difference between a normal and an abnormal condition,
to know what and where the obstructions are, and do not hesitate to apply
the means in such a manner as to overcome the difficulties, as they present
themselves, one by one, if necessary, and you will have the pleasing satisfaction
of seeing your patient recover, oftentimes while administering the remedy,
and smile with grateful heartfelt exultations of thanksgiving as a consequence
This science is the greatest boon to suffering humanity possible to
conceive of, so far as intelligent, rational, effective relief is concerned.
It reaches the utmost bounds of our highest conception of rational means
to remedy the ills of suffering humanity; can be easily learned, thoroughly
mastered, and so easily applied that any tyro should be able to give relief,
in ever so many cases, which, if let alone, would terminate in disease,
and in many cases, death. It shows how to right the wrongs at the
beginning, so as to avoid the consequences of neglect, or lack of knowing
what should be done.
A FEW WORDS TO THE AFFLICTED
The certainty of effects from the application of Neuropathy places it
in the front rank of all of the Healing Sciences, as it is the only one
that embraces the entire Nervous, Arterial, Venous, Lymphatic and Glandular
The Nervous system and the circulation of the fluids of the body are
the prime factors involved in every condition known as Disease, and they
must be liberated - freed from pressure - before they can perform their
normal f unction.
Disease being a product, and a resultant of disturbance of the Circulatory
apparatus and the Nervous system, the rational means of relief, or cure,
is to remove the irritating cause which disturbs the nerve function, to
take off the pressure from the vessels which carry the fluids to and from
the heart and lungs.
The means improvised for relieving the nerve irritation and undue pressure
on the fluid-carrying vessels instituted by the author of the Science of
Neuropathy are the BEST ever devised or used. They do the work.
There remains nothing to be done to accomplish this but the Science
of Neuropathy rightly applied. Ample and satisfactory evidence is
at hand to verify the superiority of Neuropathy over all other physical
manipulations, yet discovered, to satisfy the demands in every condition
called disease of a functional character.
The cream of all other Drugless Healing Sciences is utilized when indicated,
including Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Suggestive Therapy, Dietetics,
Deep Breathing, Exercise, Correct Habits and all things which tend to restore
harmony throughout the body.
It is a serious mistake to presume to cure all conditions through one
method of treatment. The indications to be met should be met and
the indicated means applied, and the results will always be satisfactory.
There is so much depending upon how the manipulations or adjustments
are applied as to the effects they produce. Skilled manipulators
should be employed - those who really know how, when, where to apply and
when enough, for the condition found.
These are important points for consideration, as they have much to do
in all cases of illness. Circumstances, conditions, environments,
age, occupation, the character of habits, sex, kind of affection, and degree
are essential factors to consider.
The whole body is diseased when one part is affected, because of the
relationship of all its parts with each other, through the Sympathetic
The influences which bring about undue pressure upon blood-vessels and
nerves are numerous and varied. Irritation of nerve endings in muscles,
causes contraction of muscle-fibers which surround blood-vessels and nerve
filaments. That inhabits nerve function and arrests the circulation
of the fluids in the blood-vessels.
Inflation of any part of the hollow viscera is another source of pressure,
not only in the walls of the organ inflated, but the expansion is often
extended to surrounding organs; they may continue the pressure on still
others, and thus involve many; instance, IMPACTION of Colon.
What Impaction of the Colon May Do.
It may cause Appendicitis, Constipation, Proctitis, Peritonitis, Colitis,
Hepatitis, Inflammation of the Pancreas, Stomach, interference of the action
of the Diaphragm, Heart troubles of various kinds, and even extend to the
Pleura, Pericardium and the Respiratory organs - the Lungs. It will
be seen, from even a casual observation, that almost every condition of
an abnormal character, in the internal viscera, may be caused by impaction
of the colon.
Impeded venous circulation - always due to undue pressure from some
of the simplest causes - is responsible for many human ills. Irritation
of the nerves produces what is commonly called Muscular Insufficiency,
Nerve strain, Nerve waste, Cross-eyes (Strabismus), Vertigo, Headache,
Neurasthenia, and many other conditions. Muscle strain, commonly
so-called, which produces Asthenopia, Conjunctivitis, etc., is strain of
The excessive use of any organ in the body results in some disorder
in the organ, and more or less exhaustion, or debility of the entire body.
From an enervated condition, due to excessive use of the nerves in any
one or more organs, Tumors may result, Constipation, Headaches, Neuralgia,
Cataract, and many other disorders.
Irritation of the nerves of the neck causes impeded venous return circulation,
and any sort of trouble may ensue, in the head or face.
Muscular contracture of any or all of the muscles along the spine -
from the nape of the neck to the end of the coccyx - causes diseased or
painful conditions in the organ or part where said contractured nerves
end - be their endings in other muscles along the spine, or in some internal
organ. Continued contracture may produce Spinal Curvature, or any
other disorder common to humanity.
Neuropathy Teaches What Needs to Be Done to Relieve Human Suffering.
It teaches what constitutes disease, its principal causes, and how to
right the wrongs - restore the normal conditions in a natural manner by
removing the abnormalities and thus harmonizing the body with itself.
The Neuropath is like the pioneer of the forest in a new field of labor.
He finds himself surrounded with immense trees, whose tall branches reach
skyward, whose foliage obscures the light of day and seem as barriers to
his progress, with no shimmering light to brighten his pathway.
Darkness and gloom hover over him as a pall and enclose around him,
lessening his horizon so that no way out seems possible; every effort seems
fruitless and abortive. No ray of light seems to enter the darkness
to let in the sunshine, and hope seems almost obliterated. The gloom
thickens, hope sinks to despair, the darkness increases until all is one
great cloud let down and completely
In darkness and despair he makes an effort to extricate himself, and
begins to think. He turns his thoughts inward. Hope begins
to assert itself. Self interest demands an effort; he makes it.
He begins to fell the trees.
In this effort a light gleams through the opening made. The light
seen inspires hope. The effort is renewed; another and larger ray
penetrates his dark abode. He continues his struggle, and in time
he finds himself out in the full glare of unobstructed sunlight, amid beams
of' indescribable and permanent beauty. As he eagerly views the situation,
he finds himself in an open field; everything, with open arms, invites
Darkness has passed, the obstacles have been overcome; the field is
clear, and the landscape invites him to bask in the sunshine and balmy
air, to utilize the knowledge gained by the trials endured, to press forward
and to share, the bounties strewn broadcast everywhere before him.
This is now the condition in which Neuropathy is environed - full of
hope. Opportunities innumerable are offered; the student is bidden
welcome to reach forth and partake of its emoluments and share its blessings.
The science has a footing, a reputation, and is on the road to successful
and lasting achievements; no obstacles will be too much for the Neuropath
to overcome; as he advances, new fields will open and invite him on.
A GENERAL SUMMING UP OF THE PHILOSOPHY AND REITERATION OF NEUROPATHY
In summing up the various phases of the philosophy and principles of
the science of Neuropathy, it will assist the student to comprehend at
a glance the reasons, without having to search the many details as applied
to the special applications to the various conditions denominated disease.
The Motto is: "Take Off the Pressure."
It will be understood that all diseases are products, and these products
are results of pressure upon nerve filaments, or fluid-carrying vessels,
causing a disturbance in the normal functioning of organs, or parts to
which said vessels or nerve filaments go or in which they end.
Assuming that undue pressure upon nerve filaments and fluid-carrying
vessels interferes with their function and causes disease, it becomes a
matter of the first consideration to remove the obstruction - the pressure
- the cause of the disturbance. If this is not done, the disturbing
cause remains, and as a consequence the results remain.
Whatever causes the obstruction or the interference of the function
of any organ in the body is the thing which demands the special attention
of the one who assumes the role of manipulator, physician, healer, doctor.
Irritation Causes Muscular Contraction.
Temporary irritation may not cause any permanent disturbance, but if
continued may result in permanent contraction of muscular fibers, interfering
with vessels passing through or into the parts contracted, and disturb
their function, or functions, causing inharmony – disease.
The consequences, even of a slight disturbance, cannot always be determined,
the special organs affected, nor the character of the affection which may
occur from said pressure; but some pathological effect will ensue.
What that effect will be, depends upon the tissues involved.
It is not wise to prognose the consequences of nerve pressure, nor to
predict what effect muscular contraction will produce, for impediment to
venous circulation is often fraught with the severest consequences, culminating
in very painful affections and destruction of tissue, often terminating
Too much stress cannot be placed upon the venous circulation, because
it may become the prime factor in many ailments, and culminate in direful
consequences to the person who is unfortunate enough to be afflicted in
Taking off the pressure is the only remedy indicated.
It is the function of muscles to CONTRACT. There are 527 muscles
on the bones of the human body, and 208 bones. The muscles have their
origin and their insertion in the bones - or in the periosteum which surrounds
the bones - which constitute the anchorage of the muscles.
All movements are caused by muscular contraction. Muscular contraction
is caused by nerve irritation, commonly called nerve influence or impulse.
Whatever causes undue and protracted nerve influence produces contraction
of muscular fibers. Inasmuch as blood vessels and fluid-carrying
vessels enter into muscles, terminate in them, or pass through them and
end in other muscles, tissue or organ, if the muscular fibers contract,
they close around the vessels or nerves and interfere with their function,
retard the onward flow of the fluids or interfere with the nerve filaments,
and in so doing change, modify or arrest their function.
The functional disturbance caused by the muscular contraction around
the vessels aforesaid - if continued beyond a reasonable time, or persisted
in uses inharmony in the body, and this inharmony is of such a character
as to produce disease.
Disease is a product, a result of too much and too long continued muscular
contracture around venous blood-carrying vessels, or nerve filaments.
The Lymphatics are likewise interfered with by muscular contracture.
The lymph-carrying vessels, if unduly pressed upon, cause disease the same
as the pressure on the veins, veinlets, or nerve fibers; hence the pressure
causes interference with the functioning of the above named vessels.
As little as may be thought of this matter, when investigation has been
made, it will be ascertained that the prime cause of all diseases originates
in undue pressure, somewhere, somehow, or everywhere, in the body.
The rigidity - the contracture of muscular fiber - is caused by any
and all abnormal or unnatural influences, such as cold, friction, pressure,
excitement, too much labor on any set or leash of nerves functioning an
organ, unnatural positions maintained too long at one time, overeating,
retention of waste or refuse, either in the colon or stomach, or intestinal
canal; constipation or tumors, and perhaps other conditions not now thought
Contracted muscular fibers which interfere with large vessels are sometimes
the direct cause of disease; instance, the Clavicles may be drawn against
the Jugular vein, and any kind of disease may result - such as goiter,
tonsilitis, sore throat of any character, inflammation of the brain, eyes,
nose, pharynx, larynx, a catarrhal condition, erysipelas, or any other
disease of the head.
FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
In the treatment of all conditions called disease, the manipulator should
bear in mind the necessity of the following special considerations:
1st - That the patient who comes to be treated has something to be relieved
of, some sort of ailment which needs to be cured.
2nd - That all abnormal conditions, however slight, or how little they
affect the person for the time being, should be looked after and removed
3rd - That acute diseases become chronic by neglect. Diseases
are easily cured if the cause is removed and conditions changed from the
abnormal to the normal.
4th - The cause of almost all conditions called disease, can be easily
ascertained by a careful examination of the following: The character and
locality of the pain; the condition of the circulation of the blood and
other fluids of the body; the condition of the digestive organs; the condition
of the bowels - whether constipated or the contrary; the condition of the
urinary organs; the character of the urinary secretions; the condition
of the genital organs; the color and condition of the glandular organs
- their secretions; condition of the Liver, Stomach, Colon, Heart, Lungs,
Muscles, Bones, Joints, Skin, Eyes, Nasal organs - in a word, every function
and every organ which performs function in the body should receive special
attention - and the character of the affection is important to know.
5th - The anatomy and the physiology of the body cannot be too well
known, for every part of the body is correlated with every other part of
the body, and when one part is out of harmony, all of the rest sympathizes
with it - and this causes inharmony, and inharmony is disease.
6th - There are THREE conditions of the body which demand special consideration
under all circumstances; and in all cases where disease is suspected or
exists. These are: The condition of the circulation; the condition
of the nervous system; the condition of the nutritive functions.
Unless these functionaries are in a normal condition, something is wrong,
and unless the wrong is righted, there will continue to be inharmony throughout
the body, and it may prove disastrous and culminate in discomfort, disease
7th - Whatever form a disease may assume, and by what name designated,
one or all of above conditions will be found to exist, and oftentimes found
to be the cause of the disease - in fact, the prime cause, for a disturbance
of either of the organs which function any part of it, produces inharmony,
and that is disease.
Almost all diseases originate in a disturbed venous circulation of the
blood. If the veins are closed by muscular contraction, in their
attempt to return the blood to the heart and lungs, the blood fails to
receive oxygen; hence remains impure, and any disease may ensue as a consequence.
If the Nervous system is interfered with abnormally - that is, so pressed
as to interfere with its normal functions - confusion reigns throughout
The Nervous system performs all the functions of the body, in a way
- that is, it superintends and directs all action, sensation and sympathy
throughout the entire body at all times, when undisturbed; but when any
part is unduly interfered with - pressed upon, irritated beyond its normal
functioning - there follows some abnormal condition in the organs or parts
where said nerves end.
That condition will continue until said disturbance ceases or is removed.
This is one of the three prime causes of disease, and must not be overlooked
in the treatment of all conditions called disease.
If the Motor nervous system is disturbed, excessive or deficient action
If the Sensory nervous system is disturbed, sensation is disturbed,
and pain may ensue, or may not be recognized at all; sensation may be lost
If the Sympathetic nervous system is unduly disturbed, sympathy is interfered
with, nutrition is disturbed, mal-assimilation is the result, as well as
mental communication and knowledge of action and sensation fail.
The Sympathetic nervous system is the superintendent of all bodily function.
It becomes the prime factor in directing every function, and deserves special
Nutrition is an essential in all conditions of life, whether sick or
well. The perpetuity of life depends upon nutrition-nourishment-renewal
of elements. The elements which constitute the physical organism
are chemical elements. These elements are in the food eaten, and
the food must be taken into the body in proper quantities, at proper times,
containing the normal elements, be properly digested and assimilated in
order to build up new tissue, renew the old or worn-out tissue, and the
waste must be eliminated.
The physician should be familiar with the physiological functions of
the body, and its needs, manner of functioning its various parts, and how
to meet conditions which right wrongs under all circumstances, to restore
harmony - restore the normal circulation, take the pressure off of the
nervous system and blood vessels, and direct the proper nourishment needed
to build up the entire body to maintain strength and generate the physical
forces which express themselves in what is denominated life.
These and more are all embraced in Neuropathy. Everything that
conduces to restore harmony and bring about conditions which restore the
afflicted to a state which is called health come under the preview of Neuropathy.
No physical manipulatory system embraces so much or does so much as Neuropathy.
INHARMONY MEANS INCOORDINATION OF THE SYSTEM WITH ITSELF
It is said by one wiser than man, that "Every seed brings forth after
its kind." It is also said by the same authority that "Whatever a man sows
shall he also reap."
The question would naturally be asked: What has either of the above
declarations to do with the caption of this narrative, or proposition?
Harmony, absolutely, has reference to Deity, relatively to material things.
What we wish to discuss as regards harmony, is in reference to our physical
condition as regards health and disease. When the elementary constituents,
of which the body is composed, are in due proportion, the Muscles, Bones,
Arteries, Veins and Nerves are in a normal condition, each performing its
proper function, there is that state prevailing which we denominate health.
Incoordination is a condition which is regarded as "lack of the normal
adjustment of muscular actions; failure of organs to work harmoniously
- that condition which leads to great and sudden irregularity of movement."
This, when applied to the physical body, is that condition which is denominated
Harmony of function is denominated physiological; inharmony is Pathological.
Physiological conditions are normal conditions, and relate to the functions
of the various organs and parts of the body, and this is denominated natural;
Incoordination of the system with itself is synonymous with pathology.
Pathology means a diseased or unnatural state or condition anywhere in,
or including, the entire body, or that state in which all of its parts,
or any one or more parts, are not performing their normal functions, or
not capable of doing so, or are doing more than is natural for them to
Inasmuch, therefore, as health is a natural condition, or recognized
as such, how it is possible that offenses or sicknesses come? What
In answering this question, when we stop to think, it requires a consideration
of many things and conditions. It is said, "As a man thinketh in
his heart, so is he", therefore, thought has much to do with the production
of pathological conditions, as well as the preservation of health.
All rational human beings act as they think; hence actions are products
of thought. Traumatism and accidents excepted - it is rational that
disease is a product of thought, or the execution of the will power in
the wrong direction; or to mental incoordination, brought about by will
power exercised in the formation of some injurious habit which culminated
in conditions called disease; or unnatural conditions which might never
have occurred, had the will power been directed along proper channels,
when conditions were such as would have changed results altogether.
If disease were natural, then it would be wrong to, use any means whatever
to relieve the person afflicted; but being unnatural, and incompatible
with the well-being of any one, it is right to bring to bear the proper
agencies which produce harmony.
The etiology of disease is usually found within the body of the person
afflicted, and generally the result of something the one afflicted has
done, which has changed the harmony to inharmony.
Every function normally performed is a product of thought, conveyed
through nerve filaments; hence if the structure in which the nerve filaments
end is normal, the function is natural - provided there is no disturbance
of the filament of the nervous system from its origin in the brain to where
it ends in the tissue in which it performs its function, or should perform
Interference of nerve function causes disease; and this interference
involves so much that a few explanations are necessary to make the subject
clear to the mind of the reader.
The body is composed of elements; these elements being products of the
food, air and water. The elements are in the food eaten, and through
special functions performed in the glandular system through nerve terminals,
special secretions are extracted from the blood - as it passes through
the glands - which digest the food and control its course through channels
into the heart, thence to the lungs, where it is changed into blood.
The process of making blood which builds up nerve, bone, muscle, tendon,
and tissue, is a product of mind expressed at nerve endings. Mind
permeates every tissue and cell, controls every action, sensation, motion,
and sympathetic influence experienced by man, through the nervous system.
All function, including all action, sensation and sympathy, is a product.
The muscular system is used in expressing action, the action and contraction
being expressed by nerve influence; all vessels which pass through them
are affected by the muscular contraction - contraction being the only function
The venous blood and nerve filaments are affected by muscular contraction.
Impeded flow of venous blood, and either stimulation or paralysis occurs,
as a result of muscular contraction - and effects follow which produce
THE SUMMARY OF THINGS TO CONSIDER
It should be understood that the body is a unit; that all of its parts
constitute the whole; that every organ is related to every other organ;
that all of the fluids necessarily traverse all parts of the body, pass
through every tube, cavity and tissue, leaving some of their elements here
and there and everywhere needed; that the sympathetic nervous system directs
and superintends the whole body, and sees to it that every cell and tissue
is performing its allotted purpose at all times.
The normal condition is when every part is performing its function without
friction, when the fluids circulate through every part, the functions of
the entire body are performed without friction or pain. This state
of affairs is denominated health.
A deviation from this state, in any way, manner, or in any degree, is
regarded as disease. A diseased condition of any part, no matter
how minute it be - even to a molecule - sooner or later affects the entire
physical and mental organism of the body.
The irritation of a nerve may cause a contraction of some tissue or
muscular fiber; undue pressure upon a delicate structure, perhaps a fluid-carrying
vessel, obstructs the flow, causes disturbance of function, results in
disturbance of some other organ, and this may be the starting point of
local or general disturbance throughout the body. A little disturbance
may cause a great disturbance, even to the extent of producing fever, pains,
inflammation, enlargement of bone, gland, tonsil, congestion of a part,
thus disturbing the whole body, rendering it incapable of performing normal
These conditions are of every day occurrence. Disease seems to
be the common lot of the human race. All this, because of a lack
of knowledge of the laws of life, and the world stands in awe, with the
expression of the Apostle James staring them in the face: "Behold, how
great a matter a little fire kindleth!"
The Neuropath takes into consideration the various functions of the
body, of every organ, vessel and tissue.
He considers the functions of the nervous, venous and arterial systems,
the lymphatics, the glandular system, the internal viscera, the skin, the
lungs, heart, liver, spleen, the pancreas, the brain, kidneys, the procreative
organs and their function, the digestive organs, the eliminative organs,
the bowels, colon, rectum, muscular structure and their function; the relationship
existing between one organ and another, and the relationship of all of
the organs with each other - in a word, the physiology of the entire body.
Without some degree of knowledge of this wonderful structure, it would
seem like folly to undertake to determine its functions and to be able
to determine the difference between a normal and an abnormal condition,
thus be able to render the proper assistance when needed.
A careful perusal of this book will afford such information as will
be needed to right the wrongs, whatever they may be, or wherever found
in the body.
If the abnormal condition be due to obstructed flow of the venous blood,
such means must be instituted as will remove the pressure causing the obstruction.
This is done by manipulating the muscles, or stretching them a little beyond
normal, causing them to relax, and thus remove the pressure; this suffices.
If the nerve filaments are involved, the same procedure should be pursued,
then they perform normal function; disease or pain subsides.
It may be necessary to use considerable force to overcome the rigidity
of the muscular fiber; persistence for several minutes in some cases, before
the contracture is overcome.
This manipulatory process is essential to the restoration of the venous
circulation in all diseased conditions of the head and neck. The
muscles should be manipulated, the clavicle raised, so that the venous
blood may be permitted to pass through the jugular veins to the heart.
The chest muscles may have to be stretched to relax them, so the venous
blood can return through its channels, back to the vena-azigos, and be
carried back to the heart, and to the lungs to be oxygenated. These
manipulations are shown and described in the book.
The lower limbs may require the same attention, for the same purpose.
The Saphenous vein may have to be manipulated to open the channel which
empties the venous blood from the lower limbs, which is an essential thing
to do in case of edema of the lower limbs, varicose veins, or ulcers of
the lower limbs, to effect a cure.
The spines may be distorted from excessive irritation and contracture
of some or all of the five layers of dorsal muscles, and it may require
adjustments of a greater or lesser force to overcome the contracture and
remove the pressure from veins and nerves involved, so as to relieve the
distortion and pain, and the contour of the spinous processes be restored
to their normal positions.
Patients, or individuals, come to the place where they can find relief;
that is their object in going to a doctor to get relief.
The Neuropath has but one thing to do to relieve all pain, and in order
to do this he must "Remove the Pressure," wherever it may be, or wherever
found, causing the disease, pain or ailment complained of.
If the nervous system is unduly interfered with, that disturbance must
be removed; if the throat is sore; the tonsils enlarged; if there be croup;
if erysipelas; if there be fever; if there be appendicitis; if there be
impacted colon; the means must be instituted to remove the pressure from
the nerves, veins and muscles involved, and the difficulty will be overcome.
If the spine is involved in any way whatever, causing the disease, it
should have due attention. If there be any disease of the internal
organs, due to interference of any portion of the spine, it is to be corrected.
Disease is only a product, and when the conditions which cause the disease,
and keep it up, are changed from abnormal to normal, the disease ceases
The object of this book is to impress upon the minds of its readers
the importance of studying how to remove the pressure, wherever that may
be found. Rest assured that this, carried out, is all that is needed
to restore harmony throughout the body. The various mechanical means
recommended herein are sufficient for all practical purposes, whether it
be done with the hands; a word; a suggestion; irrigation of the colon;
wearing the proper lenses; lessening the amount of ingesta; the use of
antidotes to chemical poisons in the system, or the neutralization of toxic
poisons; whatever is necessary to restore the system to a harmonious condition,
which means health.
It is not a question of this remedy for this disease, nor such a medicine
for that disease; but the question is, and should be at all times, what
is the matter, what caused the condition, what is perpetuating the conditions
existing, what will change the conditions and bring about a normal state?
When the philosophy of the science of Neuropathy is understood, and
the means used which carry out its principles are applied, it will be found
adequate to the relief of the various functional human ills.
There will not be needed, in the way of medicines, but few, if any even
of the simplest and least harmful kinds.
The Tissue Elements, and the proper food, water, air and exercise, with
normal and deep breathing, sleep and rest, with proper thoughts and a temperate
life, insure health, happiness and longevity.
THE RECOGNITION OF THE TWO FORCES
The Two Forces are regarded as the Positive and the Negative Poles of
a Battery. The two kinds of secretions - the Acid and the Alkaline
- found in the body are the products.
These products exercise a controlling influence over every tissue and
organ, and control the digestion, assimilation and eliminating processes
going on all the time throughout the entire body, producing every change
which takes place in every part, and regulating the kind and quantity of
chemical ingredients needed any and everywhere in the body during the life
of the individual.
Inasmuch as human electricity is distributed everywhere and exercises
a controlling influence over matter, it is essential that it be so regulated
as to harmonize everything related to the formation of and coordination
of atoms, molecules and local batteries throughout the entire organism,
so that there shall be kept up a natural change of structure and the relation
of every part - keeping up the harmony at all times.
These Two Forces may be united in dorsal area from the fifth to the
twelfth, whether the Pneumogastric nerves ,are at fault or the Splanchnic
nerves are impinged or in any way interfered with in performing their function,
The mind is the power expressed through the nerve filaments, and each
filament or bundle of filaments, functions itself at the endings of the
nerves, whatever that function may be - whether separating from the blood
certain elements or changing elementary constituents, or distributing elements
or building up tissue.
The mind, through the nervous system, has complete control of the Skin,
Liver, Kidneys, Stomach, Heart, Lungs, Genitalia, and all parts of the
body, including the brain as well.
The Functions of the Two Forces in the Body.
That certain Glands secret Acidity and others Alkalinity in the body
needs no more proof than the assertion; it is so. Instances: Salivary
and Peptic Glands. If these secretions are not needed, and each have
not a special function, why are they manufactured?
That the Nervous system, known as the Pneumogastric, secretes Acids
needs only a little observation to confirm the fact; and that it controls
the vascular action of the fluids of the alimentary canal we have ample
proof, in certain localities.
That the Splanchnic Nervous system, beginning at the fifth Dorsal vertebra
and ending at the twelfth Dorsal vertebra, has for its function the manufacture
of the Alkaline secretions, is proven by its endings. From this region
we have the secretions of the Liver manufactured, as well as those of the
Pancreas - and these furnish that element which is known as Alkali, which
is distributed through the entire body by the systemic circulatory apparatus.
The adjustment of the spine anywhere from the fifth to the twelfth Dorsal
vertebra, neutralizes an excess which may prevail in either of the two
departments controlled by the two nervous systems - the Pneumogastric and
The thrust in the back does not "adjust a subluxation," but takes the
pressure off of the nervous system which passes through the muscles along
the spine, and their functions are at once re-established.
THE ESSENTIALITY OF MOTION
The principal sign of life is motion. Motion expresses life.
From the smallest atomic cell to the largest sphere that rolls in space,
motion is characteristic.
From the gentle zephyr to the monsoon which carries in its wake great
mountains of sand along its pathway, or the tornado of the western plains
which spends its force in destructive violence in forest, city or hamlet,
leaving waste the area of its pathway, we see what motion does and is.
Motion being an essential to life, and of life, becomes the more interesting
as we enter into a study of its relationship with all things that have
to do with our physical well-being.
The most important consideration which concerns every individual is
the method each ought to pursue to sustain normal conditions.
Normal conditions are health, being those conditions in which a freedom
of circulation of all of the fluids of the body exist, so that each and
every organ performs every function in a natural manner.
Inharmony, anywhere in the physical body, is indicative of interference
of the circulation of the fluids - the moving elements - in channels through
which the fluids normally flow, and through sympathy - a condition maintained
through the sympathetic nervous system - the disturbance is manifest, showing
conclusively that an intimate relationship exists throughout the body -
is expressed through the circulation of the fluids therein.
That method of treatment which restores the normal circulation of all
of the fluids of the body, is the rational one to apply.
The entire body is composed of cylinders - tubes; even the nerves; and
through these tubes the fluids pass; composed of the vitalizing elements
which make up the constituents of the body.
The media of communication of mentality, or mind, which directs and
superintends the entire body, in every and all its parts, is carried on
through these tubes, and an unseen power guides each atom to its proper
place and gathers each molecule from its place, in the tissue, and places
it alongside its fellow to form batteries, where needed, to maintain the
motion necessary to form new elements by producing chemical changes.
This order must be maintained at all times to make up that condition
which is denominated harmony, which, in other phraseology, means health.
Interference with these normal changes at any time involves the entire
change in the whole organism, however minute the change may be; and this
must be restored, for, if left alone, it would eventually destroy the entire
While the human body is so fearfully and wonderfully made, and includes
so many chemical elements, and provided with such a variety of intricate
textures - atoms, molecules, nerves, muscles, bones and vessels, glands,
liver, stomach, kidneys and every tissue in the body these are the product
of ingesta, what is eaten, or received into the stomach.
The digestive organs prepare the food for assimilation and conversion
into new material; but the alimentary tract must be in a normal condition,
and the glandular system which furnishes the secretions which digest the
food, must be normal.
We Should Use Brain Power.
The exercise of the mind in planning business enterprises, while the
food is digesting, or the process of digestion is going on - especially
the first part of it - is wrong.
When food is introduced into the mouth, the glandular system begins
its work, secreting the fluids which are to be used, mixed with the food
to prepare it for assimilation, or to be taken up into the absorbents in
the mucous membrane of the digestive tract, or the alimentary apparatus.
Each division of the alimentary tract - from the mouth to the duodenum
- has special departments, in which certain processes are accomplished,
which must be done by that department or it is not done at all; hence the
necessity of letting the process perform its allotted task, undisturbed.
The salivary glands secrete the saliva which mixes with the food to
prepare it for the next department - the stomach. In the stomach
another process takes place, with different kinds of glands, which manufacture
a different kind of secretion, and an emulsification takes place in this
department. The secretions here are acid secretions; whereas, in
the mouth an alkaline secretion is manufactured; and now, in the stomach,
these are all blended together in the process of emulsification, and after
being thoroughly mixed together, the product is ushered onward - through
the pyloric orifice - into another department - the Duodenum - and there
meets with another alkaline secretion from the Pancreas and the Liver where
the process of digestion is completed. These several departments
are separately controlled by the nervous system, whose function it is to
superintend the several departments of the human cosmos - the living body.
The point of interest involved is that the nervous system should have
complete control of whatever process is going on in the body at all times,
or the whole body, sooner or later, begins to express itself in some manner
which is experienced in failure to perform function ill the parts used,
or exercised; the nervous system shows signs of exhaustion or inefficiency
to properly perform normal function.
The stomach and all of the digestive organs are connected in the process
of preparation of the food for assimilation, being the laboratory where
the material is prepared which furnishes the supply to be used in building
up the various departments of the body, and it should not be thwarted in
its designs by interference in any way.
Elimination Essential to Health.
The energy we use in the elimination of the excess of what we eat and
what results from the burned up tissue in executing the functions of our
organism, in various ways, causes enervation.
If the skin becomes the eliminating organ we have eczema, shingles,
boils, etc. If the mucous membrane becomes the eliminating organ,
there will be throat troubles; fistula, piles, etc., catarrh, consumption
and even pneumonia.
Failure to recognize these facts is the cause of the; misunderstanding
of the origin of disease, and how to cure it.
Some of the Many Desirable Features Derived From Being a Neuropathic
One of the desirable features in the practice of this metbod - of treatment
is its certain and satisfactory results.
Another especially desirable feature is its immediate and positive remedial
effects - the patient experiencing relief at the first treatment.
The treatments are not exhaustive, but really restful, curative, absolutely
harmless, and applicable to all conditions, to the afflicted of all ages,
to all diseases, and afford quicker and more lasting benefits than any
other mechanical system known.
The Neuropath gets directly at the CAUSES of conditions and knows how
to, and does, remove them, and disease subsides - in many cases, immediately
- without “making worse to make better.”
The treatments are not lengthy, nor wearisome to the patient.
The Nervous system is relieved from pressure, and its function restored;
the circulation of the blood and other fluids of the body is re-established;
all of the functions of every organ, muscle, nerve, vein, artery, capillary
and lymphatic is favorably influenced; the normal condition restored.
If you desire to get well, from whatever ailment you have, an investigation
of our claims will satisfy you that Neuropathy contains all necessary means
to accomplish the purpose.
The restoration of the individual to harmony is all that can be done
by human skill, and the educated Neuropath has the best possible means
of doing this; and any case, not in a condition of human impossibilities,
can be relieved by Neuropathic treatment, proper dietetics, right habits
and deep breathing. There is no better system known than this.
THE QUESTION - "WHY EMBRACE SO MANY METHODS?"
The idea of relieving the complications called disease by a single method
of procedure is prima facia evidence of the limitations of knowledge of
the human body.
The various functions which are performed in and throughout the body,
all differing one from the other, all in harmony with every other part,
it would seem to the casual observer that every function were only a part
of the whole, and that there was only one function.
The nervous system is the principal functionary, and it is through the
various filaments of this system that all functions are manifested.
Each organ is functioned by a group of nerve filaments which end in
that special organ; each organ functioned by separate and independent groups
of nerve filaments; there being separate secretions needed to perform certain
functions for certain purposes, and to keep the supply of the several elementary
constituents of the body, it is a matter of necessity that each organ performs
its normal function, so that there be no superfluity or incompatible combination
result, which would cause unnatural chemical changes, that would cause
disease or destruction of the whole body.
Sometimes a disturbance of one set of vessels causes inharmony; sometimes
another set of vessels causes quite a different condition, and so on throughout
the various parts of the body; each condition may require an entirely different
means to right the wrong, and restore the harmony.
Some cases require a spinal adjustment; some cases the stretching of
a muscle; sometimes an irrigation of' the colon; sometimes the desensitization
of some portion of the nervous system; sometimes an emetic; sometimes a
cathartic; sometimes a change in diet; sometimes a fast; sometimes a bath;
sometimes heat applied to a part; sometimes cold; sometimes an arrest of
nerve waste; sometimes exercise; sometimes special deep breathing; and
often only a suggestion, change of thought, manner, habit, vocation, locality,
One kind of treatment for all the conditions, is like eating one kind
of food and expecting the normal elements in the body to be supplied therefrom.
It is not reasonable, nor is it practicable. It is better to lay
aside prejudice, and use common sense in all cases and conditions.
Do not become stereotyped in any mold that is not any larger than the environments
of one mentality.
The means are ample for all purposes, under all conditions and circumstances
which may arise, or be found in disease. They may be summed up in
a few words, and these words are the culmination of many years of observation
and experience. "Take off the Pressure" embraces the whole philosophy
of the science of healing; for no unnatural condition exists where there
is no undue pressure upon some nerve, vein, capillary, or fluid-carrying
This condition may be a result of shock, fear, anxiety, pressure, traumatism,
excess, stimulation, incompatibles in diet, overloading the stomach.
The indications met and overcome, restore harmony. Those who read
this book will find ample instructions to meet the various necessities
of each and all conditions, provided practical common judgment be exercised.
Study is required in order to ascertain the exact nature of the condition
in each and every individual.
It should always be a fixed principle in the mind of every one who attempts
to relieve a fellow sufferer, to see what is indicated, to use the remedy
with a view of relieving the conditions causing the trouble, persistently,
until the object is accomplished.
No stereotyped system is sufficiently inclusive to satisfy every demand.
Some methods embrace more than others in given conditions, yet even they
seem to lack something. Sometimes additional means need to be used.
The term Neuropathy embraces every known means to relieve the conditions
and the resources are ample under all ordinary circumstances to give relief.
There are some things the person can do for himself: Breathe.
Eat, Sleep, Bathe, Exercise, Think. All of these things are a part
of the curriculum essential to the cure of many conditions denominated
The proper exercise and breathing, dieting, bathing and right thinking,
constitute the larger share of the things essential to health and comfort
in this life, and no one is excusable for not attending to these things.
These attended to as they should be, with assistance in the way of physical
manipulations will be amply sufficient to meet the requirements in the
larger per cent of all diseases.
Overfeeding - a process of "INVASION" - overtaxes the entire organism;
"Retention" produces the "toxic poisons," manifesting itself in all manner
of symptoms, commonly called disease; and "Enervation" follows, which terminates
in disease, and death. The means indicated should be applied, avoiding
excess, and see that normal metabolism is constantly carried on; the eliminating
organs kept free, and the proper kind and quantity of nutrient material
is furnished, with the proper exercise, sleep, and rest; these diligently
attended to, all will be well, and life will flow as a peaceful, gentle
rivulet to the great ocean beyond. Life is natural, and is perpetuated
by natural means, naturally applied. Look well to these fundamental
facts, the result will be health.
TREATMENT OF THE BODY FOR DISEASED CONDITIONS
The first thing to consider in the treatment of any disease or abnormal
condition is to restore the circulation of the fluids of the body to a
normal condition, because, without normal circulation of the fluids of
the body, disease will remain.
There are many things to be taken into consideration in the treatment
of the body when diseased - or when it is out of harmony with itself.
Without a normal circulation of the fluids - especially the blood - toxic
effects ensue, a failure of normal secretions in the glandular organs ensues;
and if that occurs, especially in those glands which furnish the salivary
secretions, as well as in all of the glands which furnish the secretions
along the alimentary canal, and these are not permitted to perform their
normal functions, there will be a failure of nutrient material to furnish
the normal supply to take the place of wasted, or used up, material, as
well as new material, to keep the normal supply of tissue to maintain the
weight and strength of the body to perform its various and sundry duties
in life. The normal circulation is of the first importance in the
treatment of all conditions of whatever character, or abnormality found
in the body.
The Various Manipulations Necessary.
Inasmuch as there is always some impediment or, interference in the
circulatory apparatus in all diseases, it becomes a necessity to restore
this function to a normal state, or at least bring about a condition which
will maintain a normal circulation of the fluids in the body – any and
every part of it - to bring about harmony. It must not be neglected,
and the means used must be such as will bring about that condition, or
disease will remain - the inharmony will continue.
The means to be applied depends upon the locality and the organs involved.
Starting with the Vaso-motor area is of the first importance, and after
this part has had the attention, other parts will demand attention, and
all of the body should be thoroughly gone over, and seen to that all of
the obstructions are removed, and then the conditions will have been met
which are generally the causes of the abnormal condition called disease.
When the Vaso-motor nervous system is freed, the arterial circulation
is regulated, the capillaries are filled with healthy blood; if the blood
contains all of the elements which build up tissue, and the venous system
is free from pressure, the results or residue of elements which remain
after the supply has been filled in the vicinity of the capillaries, the
tissue which has survived the period of usefulness has been dissolved and
ushered through the lymphatic tubes into the veins beyond the capillaries
and returned back to the heart, thence to the lungs, and purified by oxygenation,
the system is in a normal condition to perform its functions, and health
MIND - THE CONTROLLING INFLUENCE OF THE BODY
When man was created, made in the image of his Creator, and received
the breath of the Almighty, He made him ruler of all things below him -
the beasts of the field, the birds of the air and fishes of the mighty
deep. He gave him a place and position "a little lower than the angels,
crowned him with glory and honor."
His only restrictions were that man obey Him. Failure to do so
brought alienation, disease, death upon the entire race, and that condition
Transgression of law has resulted in a multitude of afflictions, changed
the relationship between man and his Creator, and caused man to become
incompatible with himself and all things else - especially with himself
and his species. So that we find him as he is today - diseased from
the crown of his head to the sole of his feet, full of putrefying sores,
wretched and undone - all because of his forfeiture of Divine Law.
Disobedience today brings sickness - physical inharmony in the body.
This can only be accounted for rationally after learning the elementary
constituency of the physical organism and its relationship to itself, and
to its environments.
Being composed of the elements of nature, chemically, and the mentality
of Divine Power, and these so related that the mind controls the body,
it is evident that the body is under law. Whatever this law is, it
is what directs every change in the body, controlling the formation and
position, growth, and elimination of every molecule formed in the body,
and sees to it that nerve and bone and tissue have their proper equivalent
and due proportion in every part of the body.
Every structure, regardless of its size or function, throughout the
entire physical frame, is kept supplied with the proper elements, at the
proper time, so that the growth and decay of every part goes on with unerring
exactitude; that all of the functions, in the various parts of the body,
are carried on without lack or hindrance, and that each desire of the mind
is furnished without delay, and so harmonized that there is no friction
anywhere in the body. This is the order of things when the law is
strictly enforced; then there is no lack.
The wisdom of such a law indicates its source - the Divine mind of God.
This is the God in man - the power which built all things and holds all
things in His own hands, and has given him a law which is perfect, and
will continue as long as time is - until the worlds shall be rolled together
as a scroll, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, and time shall
be no more.
This is our body. In this body God's power dwells, rules, controls,
and He has declared that he who destroys this body, him will He destroy.
The Originator of the Science of Neuropathy Regards the Following
The human body being composed of so many elements, structures and complications,
many things conspiring to produce inharmony or that state denominated disease,
its anatomy and physiology should be duly considered.
The 208 bones constituting the frame work, and the muscles, which number
527, the elastic fibrous structure, are the expressions of the various
motions, numbering about 14,000. These are supplied with nerves,
blood vessels, lymphatics, all being composed of chemical elements, and
these undergoing constant changes, it is no wonder that diseases are liable
to occur at any moment.
Each and every organ in the body performs a special, individual, as
well as relative and coordinated function. It is necessary that every
part be in a normal condition, free from unnatural influences, in order
to maintain harmony, not only in individual parts, but throughout the entire
Interference with the Nervous system - either one of the three divisions
- causes changes in the functions it has to perform. If undue pressure
takes place on a sensory nerve filament, sensation is changed; if slight,
intensity is increased; if excessive, sensation may cease entirely, the
effects being governed by the amount of pressure.
The Motor and the Sympathetic nervous systems, having special functions
to perform, are affected by pressure, and if it is unnatural, the effects
will be according. All nerves express their functions at their endings.
Nerves end everywhere, in every part of the body. Without freedom
from pressure, which, if unnatural, interferes with the function, the nervous
system does not, cannot perform normal function. Abnormal function
of the nervous system causes inharmony throughout the entire body, and
disease is the inevitable consequence.
A normal condition prevails when the nervous system is performing its
function in every organ and every part of the body. This is invariably
the case; hence the nervous system is an important factor in all conditions
of the body denominated disease.
The pressure upon blood vessels is alike injurious, because the circulation
of the blood, and other fluids, is interfered with, and diseases of every
name and nature are results which follow, especially if the pressure is
intensified or continued too long.
SOME SUGGESTIONS REGARDING MANIPULATIONS
In restoring the normal circulation of the fluids of' the head and neck,
taking off the pressure from the venous system in the head and neck, from
the smaller veins, is not always sufficient; for, unless the jugular veins
are freed, the manipulation of the muscular structure will have been done
in vain, for the blood in the small veins is emptied into the larger veins
and larger veins are emptied into the jugular veins.
In order to secure a normal flow of the venous blood from the head and
neck, the Clavicles deserve special attention, as they, from contracture
of the muscles having their origin in, and others being inserted into that
bone, above and below, tend to draw the Clavicles backward at their sternal
ends, and press against the Jugular veins, which impedes the return flow
to the heart.
Raising the Clavicles is an essential thing to be done, so that the
pressure upon the Jugular veins may be removed, in order to permit the
free flow of the venous blood to the heart, thus relieving the congestion
in head and neck. This done, the pathological conditions cease.
Any manipulations which do not accomplish the purposes above named are
useless labor. This is the rational treatment to be instituted, for
all conditions denominated disease in the head and neck.
In applying the Science of Neuropathy to relieve nerve pressure there
is a tendency to use too much force. This should be avoided.
Just enough to accomplish the purpose should be used, being always careful
not to cause unnecessary resistance on the part of the patient; for if
the patient does not maintain a state of relaxation while being manipulated,
an extra effort on the part of the operator is required to overcome the
rigidity that tends to increase it, and the object of the treatment is
The principal object of the physical treatments is to so manipulate
the muscular system as to cause complete relaxation of the muscular fibers,
so that the small blood and fluid-carrying vessels and the nerve filaments
may be free, that their functions may be restored; when that is accomplished,
harmony prevails, and disease no longer exists.
That the application of Neuropathy relieves a large class of so-called
conditions denominated disease, no one who has had an opportunity to witness
the effects can deny, for the worst conditions have been favorably changed
to a normal state, when other means have proven themselves ineffectual.
This is not an assertion merely, but a demonstrated, indisputable fact.
GENERAL AND SPECIFIC TREATMENT
In giving General Treatment, the entire body receives attention; the
principal object being to free the circulation of the blood and other fluids,
to relax the muscular system, to relieve any undue pressure upon nerve
trunks or nerve filaments, and to restore every part of the body to a normal
condition, or as nearly as may be, so that all unnatural conditions may
be set to rights, harmonized, as it were, that every part may perform normal
General Treatments consist in subjecting the entire body to the various
movements and manipulations which will relax the muscular system of the
neck, shoulders, arms, body and lower limbs, as per general directions
The so-called Table Treatment embraces the general treatment.
The Sitting Treatment, sitting on a stool, embraces the treatment of the
upper part of the body, as shown elsewhere.
The various movements recommended, shown and explained herein, will
be found sufficient, as a rule, to accomplish the purposes intended - that
of relaxing the muscles, freeing the circulation of the fluids of the body,
removing nerve pressure. Others would be superfluous.
Just enough manipulation to answer the purpose intended should be applied,
and no more; too much manipulation tends to exhaustion. The manner
of application is of special importance, as favorable results are expected
when the manipulations are properly, intelligently applied. A careless,
haphazard, indifferent manner of applying the manipulations will be unsatisfactory
to patient and manipulator; hence the operator should always be in earnest,
with a special object in view - that of relieving the person treated, of
the abnormal conditions found.
The Special Treatments apply to special conditions; and the kind of
manipulations, the locality, the intensity, the object, are all to be considered,
the manipulator holding in mind the effects expected - that of relief from
the abnormal conditions existing.
It will be understood that Neuropathic manipulations are more than "spinal
adjustment," and yet "spinal adjustments" are included, if necessary.
Use whatever adjustment or manipulation is needed to relieve the condition
found; nothing short of this would be just to the one afflicted.
Neuropathy embraces every known means necessary to take off the pressure
and to restore the circulation of the fluids of the body. There is
no other known science which embraces so much, does so much, means so much
THE STRUCTURE OF THE SPINAL VERTEBRA
Were it not for the idea which prevails among certain physical manipulators
regarding the spinal "Luxations and sub-luxations," I would not make any
strictures concerning that theory.
It will be seen, by examining the vertebra, that they are so formed
that it is an impossibility to be luxated, or even sub-luxated, without
fracture or laceration of ligamentous structure.
A normal condition allows the articulation of the process of the facets,
or they would be of no use, but the surfaces of the facets go to their
edges, and cannot go beyond without fracture; hence there is no possibility
of luxation without fracture and a solution of continuity of structure,
or of the processes extending from the bodies of the bone.
The deviations seen are the result of muscular contracture, as seen
in spinal curvature, and the slighter deviations of the vertebra, and these
are reduced to their normal state by relaxing the muscles involved, the
muscles having their origin in the bone deviated. Any one who will
examine the anatomical structure of the vertebra will discover the unreasonableness
of "sub-luxation or luxation." It would be a waste of time to argue this
question further, for one versed in anatomy knows what is stated above
is true. It were better the one not versed should study before attempting
to argue a question so palpably misleading as the position taken by the
advocates of the theory of disease being caused by a sub-luxation or a
luxation of bone, causing pressure upon nerves.
The normal, as well as the abnormal deviations - in fact, all motions
- are caused by muscular contracture, and they do not act without there
is some motive to act, and the mind permeating the nerve filaments ending
in the, muscle, or muscles, causes them to move, or act.
The extraordinary contracture, the persistent contracture beyond a normal
state, causes all the interference of nerve function, as well as interference
of the circulation of the fluids in the vessels passing through the muscle,
or muscles contracted.
The above are facts, demonstrable, irrefutable, and lift the cloud of
mystery from the mind regarding the cause of disease; and we hope that
theory will, ere long, be relegated to the realms of forgetfulness, and
be buried so deep that it can never be resurrected to deceive any one.
SOME SPECIAL POINTS FOR CONSIDERATION
In the application of the science of Neuropathy, it should be observed
that diseases are not to be treated, nor their names considered, so far
as the Neuropath is concerned. Disease is a condition, resulting
from circumstances, or accident; in a word, anything which interferes with
the normal conditions and functions of the general or special parts of
the body is to be attributed "The Cause."
Causes may be cumulative, and not manifest immediately, but gradually
affect the system until developed into interference of some functioning
of one or more organs, producing inharmony, which is denominated disease.
Various phases are expressed in the body according to the organs involved,
and the degree of influence exerted in the way of pressure, or interference
with the circulation of the fluid-carrying vessels, or the chemical changes
which take place as a consequence thereof.
The influences are so varied which cause inharmony that they are not
always an easy matter to determine, hence may not be so readily removed
as some suppose. It is not a safe method of procedure to be always
hunting causes of disease and stating that "as soon as the cause is removed
the disease will be cured." This is misleading, and not to be regarded
The recognition of disease from its symptoms is to Diagnose it.
The distinguishing of disease by excluding all other conditions, is termed
Diagnosis by Exclusion. The distinguishing diseases between similar
symptoms is called Differential Diagnosis. The recognition of disease
by external examination is called Physical Diagnosis. The above is
considered the Standard method of Diagnosis; but the Neuropath is supposed
to use the latter method, to a greater extent than the others named, inasmuch
as physical conditions are expressed through the nervous system, at nerve
If the manipulator knows the anatomy of the nervous system, it is an
easy and correct method of ascertaining the organs involved by tracing
the nerves from their endings to their origin, or if the nerves emerge
from the spinal foramina, to trace them to the exact locality of the pressure
causing the disturbance.
Now, inasmuch as the prime cause of physical ills is due to Nerve pressure,
and the removal of the pressure relieves the condition existing, it follows
that the cause of the trouble can be ascertained and removed by physical
manipulations, provided the cause be physical and affects the physical
structure of the body, and the manipulator knows how to use his science.
One of the principal causes of disease, or pathological conditions,
is improper diet; the combination of food; too many kinds mixed together;
too much at a meal; too many meals in a given time - that is, eating them
too close together, and without regard to the condition of the system.
The manner of eating, and the condition of the mind during meals are to
be duly considered.
All food should be thoroughly masticated, to prepare it for digestion.
The action of the glands is caused by the movements of the jaw during the
process of mastication, and the mixture of the saliva takes place during
the grinding of the food, while it remains in the mouth. Mastication
should not be neglected, and all foods should be thoroughly insalivated
The mental state is an element in the process of digestion which is
seldom considered, and it is of special importance. It will be remembered
that the mind permeates every tissue in the body; it controls the functioning
of every organ, specially superintending the kind of secretion in each
gland, and the distribution where needed. It has its special time
to carry on these functions, determines the purpose, and in special functions
the nervous system ending in a part which is to be acted upon, does so
by an especial concentration of the mind through those special filaments.
The process of digestion being essential to the rebuilding of the system,
mind cannot carry on some other function during the process of digestion.
The sympathetic nervous system superintends the digestive process, and
should not be diverted to something else; for all of the secretions along
the alimentary canal being superintended by mind, through the nervous system,
it is important that it be allowed to finish the digestion before being
Eating deliberately, slowly, and thoroughly masticating the food, being
quiet mentally, thinking along lines which do not require fixedness of
thought, entering into a conversation not requiring mental concentration,
and allowing the meal to be eaten with gladness and singleness of heart,
then giving time for the digestive process to have accomplished its task
- say half to one hour - giving time to get the digestion well under way,
will insure completion of digestion. Then the food will nourish the
body. The mind may then be directed to business or something which
requires it in some other way. These facts are important.
Unnatural methods of breathing may become factors in causing disease.
If the air cells are not expanded as the blood passes between them,
the blood is not oxygenated; hence passes back into the heart and out through
the body unpurified, and lessens the nutritive qualities to that extent,
and becomes a source of toxemia, or poisoning the entire body, causing
The failure to expand the air cells in the lungs may be due to muscular
contracture of the chest-walls, the intercostals, etc., which lessens the
capacity to expand the air cells. This condition may be effected
also by contracture of the muscular structure of the outside walls of the
chest; a special cause of the impeded circulation.
It will be remembered that the contracture of muscular fibres presses
upon the small veinlets, and the lymphatic tubes which empty into the veins,
and both are closed through the muscular contracture, interfering with
their function - that of returning their contents to the larger veins,
which, finally, empty their contents into the heart.
Thus tracing the causes of disease to their legitimate sources is not
always the easiest thing to do. The one who asserts that all kinds
of human ailments are traceable to the spine, or to some "luxation or sub-luxuation,"
is liable to be mistaken, sometimes, at least.
Whatever interferes with the circulation of the fluids of the body or
interferes with the nervous system, lessening or increasing its function,
changes the relationship of the system with itself, and may be the cause
of disease. These facts are sufficient data to base a reason for
the starting point of the greater number of human ills.
Although the body is composed of elements, these elements will continue
to be renewed, and kept in exact proportion, just so long as the supply
is furnished in proper quantities, at the proper time, and other habits
do not change the natural order of things.
The human body is composed of such delicate structure, and so susceptible
to changes, it is essential all through life that special care be taken,
all the time, to keep its every part in order, or leave it to perform its
normal functions in its own, natural manner. When from accident,
or ignorance, it becomes diseased, one should understand its structure
well enough to set it right.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT DISEASES
The normal condition of the system being health, it becomes the diagnostician
to consider a normal state for comparison, so as to be able to tell the
difference - that is, differentiate between the normal and the abnormal
When every organ is performing its normal function throughout the entire
body, the body is in a state of health.
Any organ which is not in harmony with all of the other organs in the
body, is regarded as being abnormal, diseased.
The above conditions are general terms, expressing conditions as a whole;
for the functioning of the organs of the body may be enervated, all seemingly
performing normal functions, yet be abnormal. The enervation, or
a condition below par, is a diseased condition, and its cause may be the
result of deficiency of the elements in the body due to deficiency of the
chemical constituents of the food eaten.
Inharmony is the most frequent characteristic of diseases, and the causes
of inharmony may be various and complicated. The interference of
the circulation of the blood, in different parts of the body, may be the
cause of various kinds of effects, according to the function expressed
in a part where the interference occurs, whether in a gland, the heart,
lung or other functionary.
The influence of environments may cause changes, mentally as well as
physically, which culminate in serious conditions locally or generally,
having no relationship with the circulation directly or remotely.
A mental shock may change the normal elements to a poison, thus contaminate
the entire physical body, as has been known in the nursing mother, causing
indigestion of her breast-milk, producing spasms of the child. A
shock during certain stages of digestion will cause arrest of the process,
and may cause diarrhea, or some other trouble, or an arrest of the glandular
secretions - the liver; for instance, torpidity.
The normal condition of mind and body; the proper care of the diet,
the habits, the mental state are prominent and important factors for consideration,
when to be healthy is a desideratum.
While it is a fact that all diseased conditions involve the nervous
and venous systems, it is also a fact that other conditions cause the disturbance
of the circulation and the nerve irritation.
As stated by "Holy Writ," that a little fire kindleth a big one; if
let run its course, so will small deviations from a normal condition culminate
in conditions disastrous to the life of the individual.
The contracture of a muscle, slight as it may be, on some nerve or blood-vessel
may cause much trouble.
THE RATIONALE OF PHYSICAL MANIPULATIONS
The object of Neuropathic manipulations is to restore harmony everywhere
in the body. This can only be done by removing all obstructions to
the flow of the fluids, removing the pressure which interferes with the
normal functioning of the nervous system.
The muscular system having but one function - that of contraction -
it is important to see that the muscular contraction, in any given case,
The means usually indicated are, either to stretch the muscle, or muscles,
a little beyond the condition in which they are found; immediately the
muscle relaxes, the vessels impinged are freed, a normal condition ensues.
The pressure is removed; the nerves or blood-vessels involved assume their
normal functions; harmony is restored.
This maintains in all parts of the body; when the pressure is removed,
a restoration to a normal state is established; this is all that is necessary.
There are conditions, especially of extreme soreness or hyperesthesia
of the muscles or the skin over them, that the use of heat may be needed
to relax the muscles, to overcome the hypersensitiveness, when the manipulations
may be applied to advantage in overcoming the excessive contractility,
and thus restore the harmony.
This, to the writer, seems the most reasonable thing to do, or that
can be done. As all tissue is a product of food, food is an essential
thing to consider
Friction may be caused by a lack of nutrition, or of some element in
the food, or of some diseased condition of the glandular system which has
to do in secreting the normal element needed in the process of digestion;
that should receive attention, and the proper means instituted to change
conditions, or the disturbance will remain and continue to annoy the patient.
It may be a lack of water, as many people drink too, little water.
When this is ascertained, the condition should be changed, additional quantities
recommended and insisted upon until the system is properly supplied.
The breathing should have due attention, for it is through this means
the blood is purified; hence it should never be neglected. Without
full expansion of the lungs, the blood is not all oxygenated; it is returned
to the system unpurified, and contaminates, more or less, the whole body.
The physician, or the patient, should be sure, to observe this part of
the treatment above all else, as the principal thing to be done in all
The means used to expand the chest-walls, extending the arms, stretching
the intercostal muscles, raising the clavicles, uniting the forces, accomplish
this purpose better than any means yet devised; it takes off the pressure
by relaxing the muscles of respiration. This method answers the purpose,
and is all that is necessary to do, and its simplicity commends its use.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER MANIPULATIONS
The results of Neuropathic manipulations cannot be overestimated; for
unless properly made they may not be satisfactory; much time and labor
The object of manipulations is to relieve the pressure which is the
cause of the unnatural conditions found, which produce pain, abnormal or
The contracture of muscular fibers produces many conditions called disease.
The blood vessels and nerves being distributed throughout the entire body,
vessels carrying the elements to every part, building up tissue, and returning
the unused elements to the heart and lungs to be made over; the nerves
being distributed to every part of the body, superintending and controlling
every molecule, cell and structure, arranging and selecting the amount
and kind of elements needed to renew the waste tissue, seeing to it that
there be no lack, eliminating any excess, it becomes apparent, that unless
a normal condition prevails everywhere throughout the body, at all times,
a disturbance arises here and there, due to undue pressure upon the vessels
which carry the fluids, or upon the nerve filaments which oversee, superintend
and control all and every part in which they end.
If the muscular pressure, caused by undue contracture, interferes with
the circulation of the fluids passing through them, in their delicate channels,
conveying the blood to parts needing the elements, or preventing the return
of the waste material to be recharged with oxygen, chemical changes ensue,
and disease results. If the pressure interferes with the nerve filaments,
as they pass, through muscles to perform functions where they end, disease
results as a consequence.
There should be freedom of the flow of all of the fluids of the body
at all times, and no undue or excessive pressure upon the nerve filaments
or the fluid-carrying vessels at any time; every tissue should be normal.
The normal condition can only be maintained throughout the body by keeping
the undue pressure from the vessels which carry the fluids, and from the
nerve filaments which function the various parts.
A QUESTION OF DIAGNOSIS CONSIDERED
It is a matter of finding what the matter is with the person who is
sick; the name of the disease, locality, and how it may affect the system;
its cause, course, termination, general history, and all that pertains
to it, together with environments, treatment, etc.
Prognosis is telling, or approximating, the course, how it may end,
whether favorable or otherwise, sequela, and its effects upon the patient
The question of diagnosis being a matter of importance, and involving,
as it does, the welfare of the patient, the relatives, and the course of
treatment, it becomes a matter of great interest, and should receive due
While it has no special relationship to the treatment, it is a matter
of interest and importance to know what the trouble is, where it is, and
its probable effects on the entire body.
Every human ailment, no difference how slight or mild it is, affects
the entire body, in some degree, through the Sympathetic Nervous System,
and causes inharmony throughout the whole organism.
To know the nature of the disease becomes an interesting desideratum
of very grave importance; when the disease involves some vital organ, the
life of the patient may be dependent upon the knowing how to direct the
treatment to restore harmony and avert the unfavorable consequences.
Diagnosis, Neuropathically, so far as a single organ is concerned, is
not of so much importance abstractly considered, as it is from a medical
standpoint, but the manipulator should have sufficient intelligence, in
regard to conditions, to know what relationship it sustains to the entire
body, so as to be able to satisfy the patient, and friends, what the matter
is, and what should be done, in any special case, to relieve the system
from the diseased state, and to be able to utilize such means as will relieve
the patient, to arrest the progress of the disease, and to restore the
The Neuropath is not supposed to treat disease, therefore need not,
necessarily, regard the name of the disease, only in so far as locality
and organs involved are concerned. His business is to restore harmony
by instituting means to change the conditions which cause, or perpetuate,
The principal object to be accomplished is to remove the undue pressure
from the nervous system ending in the part, or free the circulation of
the fluids, by taking the pressure off of them, through the means used
to relax the muscles through which the vessels pass, in which they are
unduly squeezed, their functions interfered with, or entirely aborted.
Whenever the normal condition of the nerves, blood vessels, and muscular
contracture, are restored in all parts of the body, disease ceases.
The natural means for restoring the system to a proper, or normal state,
is to remove the cause - the pressure - producing the abnormal condition.
THE TREATING TABLE
It should be six feet in length; twenty-six inches in width - the top
board - and eighteen inches from the end of the table where the operator
is to stand, the top board should be left off; a box made extending twenty
inches farther and this box should be filled with spiral bedsprings, having
them come level with the top of the table; the remainder of the top of
the table should be made solid. The springs should be covered with
gunny-sack, or some strong cloth tacked down so as to be secure; then the
entire top of the table upholstered about two inches in thickness, so as
to make it comfortable for the one being treated to lie on, comfortably.
CUT No. 1 V A - VERTEBRAL ADJUSTMENT TABLE
The top of the table should be level. It should be from twenty-six
to thirty inches in height. The top and side boards should be inch
lumber; the frame should be substantially put together; the legs should
be at least four inches square - or round - and so framed as not to give
way, nor squeak after a few weeks' work on it.
The foot of the table should have its legs a couple of' inches shorter,
so as to have fastened on them good, strong rollers. This will facilitate
convenient mobility of table; by lifting the end opposite, the table can
be rolled at pleasure.
For the convenience of adjusting the spine, a small table, or foot-stool,
twelve inches in height and about fifteen inches long, may be used to stand
on, while treating the spine - which, when not in use, may be slipped under
the table out of the way.
The table, above described, is the kind the author uses, and answers
every purpose. If preferable, instead of the spiral springs, coil
springs may be used, in which case, they will have to be placed lengthwise.
It will take seven or eight of them to fill the space. These can
be upholstered, same as the spiral springs, or a cushion can be made to
fit over them - and removed at will, if thought more convenient for the
operator, in spinal adjustment.
I am not favorable to the "Bi-fed Table." The above will be found eminently