THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF NEUROPATHY
The practice of Neuropathy is the exercise or art
which embraces all that pertains to the knowledge, prevention
and cure of those departures from normal to an abnormal condition,
Disease may be organic when there is structural
change, or functional when there are no demonstrable lesions.
Pathology is the study of disease. It explains the
origin and development, causes, nature, and clinical history of
the various abnormal conditions that may disturb the economy.
It may be general when it is concerned with the study of morbid
conditions common to a group of conditions, or special when it
is restricted to the study of individual diseases.
Pathogenesis is that sub-division of pathology which
treats of the origin and development of morbid processes, or disease.
Etiology is that branch of general pathology which
considers the causes of disease. These may be internal, external,
ordinary, specific, primary, secondary, predisposing, and exciting.
The diagnosis of disease implies a complete, exact,
and a comprehensive knowledge of the phenomena under consideration,
as regards their origin, seat, extent, and nature.
Fever is a condition in which the body temperature
is above normal (normal, 98.2 F.), and which is attended by quickened
circulation and respiration, marked tissue change, causing proportionate
wasting of the body and disordered secretions giving rise to loss
of appetite, thirst, constipation, and scanty, high-colored urine
of increased specific gravity. Rise of temperature is the most
common feature of all fevers and can be accurately determined
only by the use of the clinical thermometer placed in the mouth,
axilla, rectum, or vagina. The mouth is usually selected by preference.
The temperature of the body in all fevers may be
reduced by pressure on the vaso-motor nerve area from the base
of the skull to the fourth cervical vertebra.
Spinal adjustment at the fifth to the seventh dorsal
vertebra have a special influence in reducing fevers and may be
used under all circumstances and in all conditions, and should
be repeated at frequent intervals.
Fevers accompanying contagious diseases may be alike
reduced; also the twelfth dorsal may be included in this treatment
to secure elimination from the kidneys.
Intermittent fevers may be arrested by treating
the seventh and eighth dorsal.
General Directions for All Pathological
In every instance the attendant should see that
the bowels are thoroughly cleansed by copious enemas of tepid
water, using a colon tube or J. B. L. cascade. The skin should
be thoroughly cleaned and put in best possible condition to eliminate
the poisons from the system; if necessary to stimulate the kidneys,
hot applications should be made to the lumbar regions.
Water, either hot or cold, as the case demands,
should be freely used, internally and externally. Great care should
be exercised to have a free circulation of pure air, without a
direct draft. No solid food should ever be given a fever patient;
cooling drink and fruit juices being the diet till the coating
leaves the tongue.
Nothing of an exciting nature should ever be permitted
in the sick room. Let the expression of the attendants be hopeful
and cheerful. Brightness and sunshine should be all about the
sick. No harsh or discordant sound should be permitted at any
The bedding should be clean, pure, comfortable;
the clothing necessary, likewise attractive to the patient.
These few suggestions should apply to all cases
and need not be repeated each time a condition and its remedy
DISEASES ARE RECOGNIZED BY SYMPTOMS
Diagnosis and Treatment for Diseases, Neuropathically
Asthma is characterized by shortness of breath;
difficulty of breathing; wheezing respirations; noisy, labored
cough; flushed face and eyes; necessity of sitting up to
The treatment consists of such means as shall specifically
affect the nervous system, as it is especially a nervous affection.
Concussion at the seventh cervical will relieve dyspnea - difficult
breathing. The general treatment which expands the chest is the
first thing to be done. Free the circulation of the head and neck;
raise the arms; stretch the chest muscles, pressing the knee between
the scapula, pulling the arms back strongly, lowering the knee
each time the arms are pulled back. Adjust the spine from the
first dorsal to the fifth dorsal vertebra. Use concussions at
the fourth and fifth cervical for bronchial asthma. Dilate the
Sphincter ani muscles once or twice a day, giving the other treatment
and adjustments daily, or oftener. Use the high enema, removing
colonic impaction frequently-daily at least. Avoid excessive eating.
Take moderate exercise. Breathe deeply, frequently; bathe daily.
Symptoms: Small, weak pulse; face livid; fever;
restlessness; great pain in the head; coldness of skin; giddiness;
constipation. This may be followed by stertorous breathing, loss
of speech, unconsciousness. There are many conditions which need
attention to forestall an attack.
First, use the means recommended elsewhere to restore
the circulation of the blood. The high enema should be used at
once. Dilation of the Sphincter ani; the neck treatment; adjustment
at the third, fifth and the twelfth dorsal vertebra. Concussion
on the seventh cervical. The cording of the limbs, alternately,
should not be overlooked, as it takes the blood from the brain,
relieves the congestion.
Anasarea: General dropsy; pitting on pressure, shortness
of breath; skin white and shiny, filled with fluid, which sometimes
exudes. This is only a condition, not a disease. It is the result
of some diseased condition of some vital organ - liver, kidney,
heart, or spleen; cancer, etc.
The treatment which dispels the accumulation of
the fluids is indicated. Repeated doses of such remedies as stimulate
the action of the kidneys is the usual means to institute for
immediate relief, such as Epsom salts, Cream of Tartar and Podophyllin,
are the most effectual, temporary agents. The Epsom salts in tablespoonful
doses, in hot water, every two hours until the bowels are moved
freely, repeating the dose at longer intervals as are needed to
keep up the action until the swelling has subsided.
The same effect may be produced by the use of one
ounce Cream of Tartar to six ounces of water, into which should
be put four grains of Podophyllin thoroughly mixed, and given
in tablespoonful doses every two to four hours, until the swelling
subsides. Some cases may have to be tapped, to get rid of the
The treatment of the organ diseased should receive
roper attention, or the swelling will likely return. Proper feeding
is an important consideration, avoiding excesses of every character.
The spinal treatment often cures without any other, and that should
be given especially at the third, fifth, eighth and twelfth dorsal,
and wherever indicated for the conditions causing the Dropsy.
These adjustments should be made daily, until cured.
Pain and oppression about the heart; difficulty
of breathing; pain in chest; cold and clammy perspiration; quick
pulse; lancinating pain in left arm and breast, increased on the
slightest exertion; suffocation; anxiety, fear.
Nearly all heart troubles are due to lack of chest
capacity, or to impeded venous circulation of the blood, caused
by bound-down clavicles, preventing the return blood to the heart
through the jugular veins.
The indications are to relieve the pressure, expand
the chest walls, raise the clavicles, adjust the third dorsal
vertebra, concuss the seventh cervical process, relieve the pressure
caused by an impacted colon, remembering that any means which
serves to take off the pressure serves the purpose admirably in
this, as well as in all conditions called disease.
Concussion of the seventh cervical increases the
tone and the third and fourth diminishes the tone of the circulation,
taking off the blood-pressure. See that the indications are met,
and relief may be expected at once.
BOWEL - INFLAMMATION OF.
Characterized by tenderness, pain, quick pulse,
vomiting, costiveness, thirst. This is an inflammation of the
intestines, and the peritoneum covering the intestines, and is
caused by some arrest of the venous circulation, or by traumatic
influence, or locking of the bowel, called Intussusception.
The Treatment, which meets the indications, should
be instituted. Flushing the colon with warm water should be thought
of, and used without fail, in all cases of inflammation of the
bowels, for this relieves the accumulated mass of impacted feces
from the colon, and the conditions which caused the trouble are
generally removed that way.
Hot fomentations - cloths wrung out of hot water
should be applied to the abdomen, kept warm and repeated at short
intervals, until all pain subsides. Adjustment at the second and
third lumbar should be made. If there is fever, the vaso-motor
area should be inhibited, and adjustment at the sixth and seventh
dorsal vertebra made, occasionally, during the inflammation.
Keep the patient quiet, in bed, until the inflammation
subsides. Be careful about the diet; not to over-feed, or use
indigestible food, but let patient use water externally and internally,
freely, leaving off eating until all pain and soreness subsides,
and the tongue cleans off.
Bronchitis, an inflammation of the bronchial tubes
- the air-passages to the lungs; characterized by shortness of
breath, cough, fever, tongue coated - white, usually, sometimes
brown - vomiting; skin hot and dry; pulse full. There is usually
an expectoration, small in quantity at first, sometimes a little
blood mixed with the expectoration, and later mucous and pus.
There is, in the advanced stages, an increase of
quantity, streaked with blood, and having a salty taste. Auscultation
reveals sounds according to the stage, and the condition, dry,
sonorous and sibilant rales on both sides of the chest, and harsh
breath sounds; in the latter stage when the expectoration is profuse,
bubbling rales are heard.
The conditions found should govern the course to
pursue in the treatment. The age and surroundings should be considered.
The treatment should be instituted which restores the circulation
of the fluids of the entire body. The treatment of the neck and
throat demand first attention, so as to relieve the congestion
of venous blood.
Thorough manipulation, so as to relax the muscles,
taking the pressure from the jugular veins, the stretching and
expansion of the muscles of the chest, so that the venous blood
in the chest muscles may be returned to the Vena Azigos, to the
heart and lungs - to be oxygenated, as well as to relieve the
pressure, so the chest can be expanded.
Hot applications of Epsom salts should be applied
to the upper part of the chest, and repeated during the acute,
inflammatory stage of disease of the bronchial tubes.
Adjustments of the spine at the third and fourth
dorsal vertebra should be made at frequent intervals - say every
twelve hours, or oftener - and the fifth and twelfth dorsal should
be attended to as well. Deep, full breathing should be practiced
as much as possible, with chest expansion, and sitting up in erect
position; care exercised in regard to diet, bathing and exercise.
BLADDER - INFLAMMATION OF.
Symptoms: Pain in the back and at the lower part
of the abdomen, with desire to void the urine; nausea, anxiety;
cold perspiration; burning in the urethra.
Adjustment of the third to the fifth lumbar, hot
applications of Epsom salts - one ounce to a quart of water -
applied frequently, kept hot, until all pain subsides. The sitz
bath is also advisable in severe cases, and the high enema to
free the colon, and remove undue pressure on the bladder.
Symptoms: Swelling of different parts of the body;
puffiness of lower eyelids; tenderness of the small of the back;
high colored urine; dry skin; quick pulse.
There are many complications which accompany this
affection, such as pericarditis, pleurisy, pneumonia, peritonitis,
and uremia. These are the principal complications.
The colonic irrigation should be used in this disease
once a day, with a tablespoonful of Epsom salts to a gallon of
as warm water as the patient can well bear. This relieves the
local pressure. The sitz bath is a source of great relief at night,
before retiring. The patient should be as quiet as possible, remaining
in bed much of the time.
Adjustments at the ninth, eleventh and twelfth dorsal
vertebra should be made at intervals of 12 to 24 hours. Concussion
at the sixth, seventh and tenth dorsal are indicated for interstitial
nephritis, and to reduce the blood pressure, especially at the
tenth dorsal, daily.
The diet should be nutritious, well masticated,
and all stimulants avoided. The general treatment to restore,
and maintain, a free circulation of the blood should be applied
daily. but no treatment should be painful or annoying.
Adjustments at the fifth to the seventh dorsal,
to keep the forces united, should be done every day, with the
other treatment, as above stated.
In all kidney affections, a tea made of the common
garden beet, boiled down to a syrup, almost, should be drunk in
wineglassful doses three times a day. Some cases are benefited
by drinking strong green tea instead of water.
Any disease which affects the organs of elimination
requires special attention and consideration. The nervous system
ending in such organs must be kept free from pressure, and the
circulation of the fluids unimpeded.
The proper nutrition to supply the waste must be
supplied by proper food. Concussions at the twelfth dorsal, as
well as at the tenth, daily, are to be made; these concussions
cause dilation of the parenchyma, hence indicated in Bright's
CAUTERIZATION - ELECTRO.
It has been discovered that the vital forces are
situated in the Medulla Oblongata, and that an influence emanates
therefrom which controls the vital functions of the body.
Practical experimentations have been made in the
way of touching certain terminal nerve fibres, in certain localities,
with slight pressure with the point of a small, blunt instrument,
or with an electro-cautery, slightly cauterizing the part - a
particular part; the influence would be conveyed to the medulla,
and that certain effects would be expressed in other localities
in the body.
These particular effects would be manifested in
different parts of the body according to the particular locality
the pressure or the cauterization was made.
Diseases of various and sundry kinds, and in all
stages, have been cured through this means, and anesthesia has
been made so profound that major surgical operations have been
performed without there being the slightest sensation felt on
the part of the patient. Teeth have been extracted without there
being any sensation of pain. Diseases of the most malignant form
have yielded to this kind of treatment.
It is believed that the nerve influences which are
the nearest to the special locality in the medulla, are to be
selected because of the more direct communication with that center
and yet, points in the most remote parts of the body are also
utilized in the same way, each group of nerves having control
of certain functions, and have their influence in controlling
special conditions in health as well as in disease.
The nasal mucous membrane, the mouth, larynx and
the pharynx, seem to be the localities which have been utilized
thus far, specially.
The idea originated in the Orient, first among the
Chinese, and a French physician, Dr. Pierre Bonnier, has treated
thousands of cases during the last several years, successfully;
among the diseases treated are asthma, hay fever, bronchitis,
skin diseases, neurasthenia, and every kind known to affect mankind,
with the most satisfactory results, in a very large per centum,
resulting in absolute cures.
Demonstrations have been made of the efficacy of
pressure upon certain localities in the nares, mouth and pharynx,
and on the tongue, by one Dr. FitzGerald, of Hartford, Connecticut,
showing that an influence through this means is effectual to a
very satisfactory degree, in ever so many conditions known to
be incurable by other means, and an influence exerted which is
very significant, to say the least of it.
A griping pain in the stomach, especially in the
neighborhood of the navel, sometimes with vomiting and constipation;
the pain increasing at intervals; usually the pain ceases temporarily
on bending forward or over the back of a chair, or pressing hard
against the stomach.
Take hold of the wrist of the patient, and place
the other hand on the back in the region of the seventh dorsal
vertebra, fingers cupped a little, and placed at the sides of
the vertebra next you; now raise the arm of the patient, push
it strongly backward, and at the same time pull with the hand
that is placed on the back, firmly, steadily for a moment. This
usually relieves the pain at once. It scarcely ever has to be
ANOTHER WAY - Place patient on a treating table,
face downward, make an adjustment at the fifth and seventh dorsal
vertebra, and the pain is at once relieved. This is all that is
necessary for colic, uncomplicated.
It unites the Splanchnic nervous system with the
Solar Plexus, neutralizes the excess of acid in the stomach, and
stops the irritation.
COLIC - PAINTERS.
Characterized by a diarrhea; violent pain at the
navel; bowels hot and tender to pressure; a blue line on the gums.
This disease is due to too much lead used in paint, with turpentine,
inhaled in such quantities as to produce what is known as lead,
or painter's colic.
The Treatment for Immediate Relief
Put alum, pulverized, about a teaspoonful in a glass
of water, and let it dissolve, by being well stirred with a spoon;
then give the patient a teaspoonful in a little more water, every
half to one hour. This cures by antidoting the lead. I do not
know if an adjustment at the seventh would do any good or not.
Do not be afraid to use the alum, for this is the only remedy
It is a diseased condition of the adipose tissue,
generally on the back, and back of the neck, characterized by
excessive hardness, much harder than a common boil, with purple
colored skin, deep-seated, involving the skin and subcutaneous
connective tissue, terminating in a slough, and the subsequent
production of a permanent cicatrix. It usually occurs in middle-aged
people, and men are more, subject to it than women.
This being a breaking down of the connective tissue,
a connective tissue element is indicated. That is silicia, internally.
Locally, the saturated solution of carbolic acid
sometimes aborts it. It may be injected, combined with glycerine,
directly into the tumor, or it may be put on, or in the cavity
with a swab of cotton, being careful to have, the swab not too
full of the acid, just enough to moisten the inside of the sore,
and protect the skin, outside of the carbuncle, with greased pieces
of cloth, vaseline being most suitable. One application a day
will be sufficient; then use some of the vaseline in the sore,
placed on absorbent cotton. Give the silicia in four grain doses
every four hours, in the sixth potency, letting the patient live
on wholesome food, well masticated, and in moderate quantities,
bathing the body all over daily with Epsom salts. Attend to the
colonic irrigation in cases where it is necessary. Adjustments
at the seventh and twelfth dorsal may be given daily, and attention
to the circulation of the fluids of the body is essential in every
CONGESTIVE CHILLS - PERNICIOUS MALARIAL FEVER.
Chill, followed by fever; high pulse; constipation;
canty urine; burning in the stomach. There are several types -
the gastro-enteric type; thoracic; cerebral; homorhagic; the algid
type. The temperature may run as high as 104 to 107 degrees. The
above types exist usually more or less combined. The mortality
is about 13 percent.
A marked symptom is the coldness felt during the
high fever, and the blueness of the surface, characteristic of
a high degree of venous congestion. This disease is a product
of long exposure to malaria, cool nights, and bad water - the
filling of the entire system with malaria, causing torpid liver,
constipation and toxic, retained poison.
The high enema is the indicated remedy for the congested
colon and liver. The treatment at the vaso-motor area for the
fever, as well as adjustment at the sixth dorsal spine. General
treatment to arouse the circulation.
Heat applied during the chill, and the warm Epsom
salts bath should be used; hot applications to whole length of
the spine. Repeated adjustments between the sixth and eighth dorsal,
for the liver, and to break up the chill's periodicity; proper
nourishment administered that ill not irritate the digestive tract,
in the form of soups.
The Epsom salts is the best internal remedy to neutralize
the poison, and to regulate the action of the liver and the kidneys,
and should be given at short intervals until a free discharge
The treatment for ordinary chills at the seventh
and eighth dorsal, applies as well in this fever; treatment daily,
or oftener, may be necessary.
Characterized by an eruption of irregular vesicles;
itching more or less, appearing first on the neck and breast,
then on legs and arms; headache and slight fever. There is usually
a thin, transparent serum in the vesicles. It resembles small
pox in that the vesicles feel like shot under the skin before
they are fully developed, or emerge from the deeper tissue.
The treatment is simply that of cleanliness; bathing
the body frequently with Epsom salts water the usual strength;
unite the forces at the fifth dorsal once or twice a day; give
half a teaspoonful of the sulphate of magnesia (Epsom salts) once
or twice a day; clean out the colon with the high enema; live
on light diet; do not overload the stomach, and the trouble will
be over in a short time. It is said to be a self-limited disease,
but the foregoing will modify and shorten it materially.
Keep the skin, kidneys and bowels free at all times.
Cancer is characterized by a burning, lancinating
pain. It is the result of impeded venous circulation in a part,
which forms a nidus for its start, and may be quiescent for years,
simply a small lump under the skin, in the tissue, and eventually,
in most cases, culminates into a sore, with ragged edges, discharging
an ichorous, thin, serous, clear fluid, with extremely offensive
It usually attacks the face, nose, the female breast,
the stomach, liver; but may attack any part of the body from the
same cause, or it may be the result of paralysis of terminal nerve
filaments, due to nicotine poison, as from the long use of tobacco,
smoking being the usual cause; in which case the mucous membranes
are the most susceptible.
The treatment for this most dreaded of all diseases,
has been legion, from the use of arsenical paste, through all
of the most painful remedies the imagination of man could devise.
The knife has done its share to subdue this dreaded, fatal disease.
Many specialists have been more or less successful in their treatment
of cancer. The knife has done good service in many cases. But
what is the rational treatment for this affection - this malignant
tumor? Those who are afflicted with this disease are so anxious
to obtain relief from the pain accompanying this disease, they
are willing to try any means which even promises relief.
We are not willing to suggest any of the local applications
which "eat out" the tumor, used by specialists who make
this their business, nor anything we have used along this line,
but submit the Neuropathic course to pursue. First of all, be
sure you have cancer to deal with. Its locality is a matter of
especial importance, whether superficial or deep; whether it affects
the muscular tissue, the glandular, or the lymphatics. If the
stomach, the liver, the uterus, the anus, the tongue, or any internal
organ, it becomes a matter of how to reach it.
It will be understood that, in all cases of cancer,
of whatever kind, or in whatever stage, there is a condition of
toxemia throughout the entire body. This must be gotten rid of
before the tumor, or cancer, will disperse.
In the larger number of cases, we would recommend
FASTING, for twenty to forty days; high enemas daily; bathing
in Epsom salts water, of the strength of one ounce to a quart
of water daily. Apply constantly to the sore this solution, and
bathe the whole body daily in Epsom salts water - two pounds to
ten gallons of water.
After the fast, a return to plain, simple diet,
leaving out the starchy victuals, pastries, sweets and fats.
The general treatment recommended to keep up a normal
circulation is an essential in this, as in all cases of illness,
this especially. The spinal adjustments to unite the forces, at
the fifth, as well as the seventh and eighth and twelfth dorsal,
should be given daily. In addition to the above treatment, if
the liver or the uterus or anus are involved, the tenth, eleventh
and twelfth dorsal should have attention, and the third to the
fifth lumbar will need adjustments.
The diet should have special attention, and moderation
should be observed, as to quantity, and combination, and time
of eating, being careful to give the nerves which have to do in
the digestive process, time to perform their allotted function.
Keep the bowels regular, and see that the proper exercise be taken,
and freedom from care and anxiety be avoided.
Much more might be said, but the conditions will
be suggestive of what ought to be done in given cases. Always
keep the parts diseased well bathed with the solution of Epsom
salts, and where the tumor is external, and get-at-able, the application
of purified liquid paraffin will be found soothing as well as
curative. It is a useful means of cleanliness.
The following preparation will be admirable as a
disinfectant and deodorizer: One-half ounce of carbolic acid to
three and a half ounces of glycerine, mix thoroughly together;
a teaspoonful stirred into a pint of hot water, and this applied
by means of cloths wrung out of it, to the sore, or as a wash,
as often as desirable. An ounce of Epsom salts should be added
to the pint of water with the glycerine preparation. Only ONE
teaspoonful to a pint of water. The glycerine renders the carbolic
acid soluble in water.
CORNS - BUNIONS - CALOSITIES.
Corns are degenerated tissue, rendered so by undue,
persistent or spasmodic pressure, with friction, causing hardness
on the spot thus bruised, and it becomes excessively painful,
causing lameness, soreness and in some cases suppuration. Some
cases, where constant pressure is kept up, there will be bunions,
and even dislocation of the joints of the toes, especially the
great toe, or any of the toes, for that matter. This is often
found where tight shoes have been worn, cramping the foot and
toes, jamming them against the ends and sides of the shoes, until
they are distorted, and all out of shape. The thing to do to cure
them is, TAKE OFF THE PRESSURE.
The Proper Treatment.
For Bunions - Set, or reduce the luxation, and wear
loose shoes, which do not press against the toe, so the muscles
involved will become normally relaxed.
For the corns, the simplest of all things to do
is to take off the pressure. This is done by wrapping loose-twisted
twine, loosely around the toe, either in front or back of the
corn, until a small ridge is formed with the twine, then put on
the hose, and the shoe, and comfort will be restored at once.
The corn will get well by this procedure, kept up from day to
day, in a short time; then wear shoes which do not press the feet.
The corns may be peeled off, if desired, and scraped
out from between the toes; but the pressure must be kept off to
cure them. The above method costs you nothing, and you are not
bothered with "corn plasters" nor salves, etc. This
is another example of cure by "taking off the pressure."
Cough is only an expression of the irritation of
terminal nerve fibres. It is a symptom of irritation somewhere
in the trachea or the fauces, or the uvula. Inflammation
of the larynx, pharynx or bronchii cause coughing.
The means to apply should have reference to the
cause, which is due to an arrest of the venous circulation in
its return through the capillaries to the veins, and this produces
congestion, causing irritation of terminal nerve filaments, which
produces the expression denominated a cough.
In order to arrest the cough, the irritation must
be removed, whatever that may be. If it be croup, bronchitis,
pharyngitis, laryngitis, or any sort of irritation of the air
passages, relieve that condition, and the cough will be cured.
The restoration of the normal circulation of the fluids will remove
the irritability, the nerve-terminals will be free, and cough
CROUP - CATARRHAL.
This is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of
the larynx, associated with temporary spasmodic contraction of
the glottis, characterized by paroxysmal coughing, difficulty
of breathing, and attacks of threatened suffocation.
This is usually a disease of early childhood, caused
by errors in diet, excess in eating and drinking, excitement,
and violent emotion. The atmospheric changes are supposed to be
the prime cause of spurious, as well as the true membranous croup.
When the child is properly fed, there is no cause for croup. An
overloaded stomach, and then an exposure to cold, the venous circulation
is arrested, the throat becomes congested, the nervous system
becomes involved, the arterial blood continues to flow into the
capillaries; congestion ensues, and the exudate follows - hence
The indications are to relieve the congestion by
restoring the circulation. The first thing to do is to raise the
clavicles, then manipulate the neck muscles so as to relax them
thoroughly so the veins can empty themselves, and the conditions
are changed from an abnormal to a normal state, and the croup
subsides. Cold compresses are a source of relief, and should be
used if the manipulations cannot be applied.
Treatment as above stated - the neck muscles, and
raising the clavicles, and slight pressure on the upper, back
part of the neck, in vaso-motor area-is to be made, to regulate
the arterial circulation. The usual neck treatment should be repeated
if necessary, until a cure is effected.
The Homoeopathic sheet-anchor remedy is aconite,
second potency. Aconite is a stimulant, and affects the circulation,
acting upon the muscular coats of the arteries, taking the pressure
off of the terminal nerve fibres, and the irritation ceases, hence
cures spurious croup.
It is prepared by pouring some of the tincture of
the second dilution over some sugar of milk pellets, No. 30, and
these are given to the child, six at a dose, every fifteen minutes,
until relief is obtained. The relief comes in a few minutes, generally.
For the cough which may come the next day, the pellets are given
every two or three hours.
The Neuropathic treatment relieves the congestion
so effectually that there is no cough the next day, hence is preferable
to any other treatment. Persistence in this course of treatment
prevents the case from going into the true form of croup if, however,
the case has the true croup when called, the same treatment should
be instituted, but repeated often, keeping the circulation of
the blood and the lymphatic secretions free. This prevents the
formation of the membrane in the throat, and if already formed,
or forming, the manipulations will loosen it and it may be removed
with the thumb and finger, when it is found to be loosened. Judgment
should be used in such cases.
The directions for manipulating the neck are given
elsewhere in this book, which see, and always be sure that they
are so manipulated as to relax them. The adjustments should be
made at the third cervical and the third and fourth dorsal vertebra,
and at the twelfth to keep the kidneys active. The whole body
should be bathed frequently in Epsom salts water, to keep the
pores open, the lungs should be expanded often, the chest muscles
relaxed - stretched.
See elsewhere in this book. Treatment given at length.
Characterized by complete loss of consciousness;
muscles rigid, and remain in any position placed; a sudden suspension
of the action of the senses and of volition. It occurs in hysteria,
various psychosis, hypnotic states, and organic brain disease.
The indications are plain; the restoration of the
circulation is the first thing that should receive attention.
Divulsion of the sphincter ani muscles is the best means of flushing
the capillaries, and will generally be sufficient. Adjustment
of the upper dorsals from the first to the fifth to arouse the
action of the heart and lungs, and to restore the circulation
of the venous blood, and then use concussion of the seventh cervical
Catarrh is ushered in by a sensation of stuffiness
in the nostrils; frequent desire to use the handkerchief; a thin,
watery secretion; sneezing; cough; fever; fullness of the nasal
organs; difficulty of breathing through the nostrils; watery secretion
from the eyes, with redness, swelling, with dull headache in the
frontal sinuses; soreness of the throat; tongue somewhat swollen;
uvula congested and elongated; a dull, drowsy sensation; sleepy,
The treatment should be to restore the venous circulation
through the veins of the head and neck. The manipulation of the
neck muscles is essential; raise the clavicles from the jugular;
expand the chest muscles; place the knee between the shoulders
at the back, high up between the scapulae, pull back the arms
strongly, letting them slacken, stretch the muscles a few times,
asking the patient to take deep inhalations while the arms are
being pulled backward with knee between the scapulae.
Use the following: Put a tablespoonful of common
table salt into a pint of water, pour a little of this into the
hand, snuff it up the nostrils, doing this several times at one
sitting and use force strong enough to draw the salt water back
through the nostrils into the throat, cleansing the mucous membrane
thus, two or three times a day.
The freedom of the circulation of the venous blood
is the main thing to look after, and see that it is done. Abstain
from food for a day or two, drinking freely of hot water; bathe
the feet in warm salt and water before retiring; practice deep
inhalations frequently during the day, expanding the lungs freely
(Summer Complaint of Children.)
Symptoms - Bowels relaxed; frequent, loose, watery
stools; pain, tenderness, feverishness and thirst; head hot; skin
shrunken, wan; weak, fretful, emaciated.
The cause is usually too frequent feeding, and too
much food at meals. Lack of the proper elements in the food; wrong
See elsewhere as to the diet needed, and see to
it that the diet is furnished that is needed, and a sufficient
amount of water given; avoiding worry, and sweets, and too frequent
Adjustments at the fifth and seventh dorsal vertebra
daily, or at longer intervals, and the lumbar area should be treated
as follows: Nurse, or mother, to take hold of the child with one
hand at the back of the neck and with the other hold of both feet,
then place the child over the knee, above the knee, letting the
small of its back rest on the knee, bearing most of its weight,
steadying it with the hands for a moment; raise it up level a
moment, then let it down again a time or two in this way, and
it usually arrests the diarrhea, or the discharge from the bowels.
Holding the limbs - lower - by one hand, and pressing on the small
of the back, beginning at the lower - fifth lumbar - vertebra
while raising the limbs, then let feet down, put thumb and finger
a little higher up, doing this several times, pressing on the
spine as each lifting of the feet is done. This treatment may
be repeated every few hours, until patient is cured.
Characterized by violent vomiting and purging of
a peculiar rice-water like fluid, severe muscular cramps, and
a condition of prostration followed by collapse and death; or
if reaction from collapse, subsequent development of a typhoid
state. Fear is the cause, in a very large percent of cases. Bad
water, excessive eating of indigestible food, sudden arrest of
the circulation, cold, damp atmosphere, sudden check of perspiration
from drinking too much cold water, sudden changes in temperature.
The alimentary canal seems to be especially affected.
Any means which will warm the patient is the first
thing indicated. Means to restore the normal circulation should
be applied. The general treatment given elsewhere for this purpose
should be used. Treating the lumbar area from the sacrum upward,
strongly, to arrest the discharges is an essential thing to do.
The tincture of camphor, in five-drop doses every few moments,
is perhaps the best internal stimulant to warm up the intestinal
canal. Hot milk is admissible. It is a case of life or death,
and immediate, persistent work is required until a change takes
place. Repeated manipulations to restore normal circulation are
needed at frequent intervals.
The coccyx may be turned in any direction from a
normal position, and the deviation cause much pain as well as
be the source of many ailments. At the end, on the inner side
of the normal curve, is imbedded the ganglion of Impar, the end
of the great trunk line of the Sympathetic nerve of the spine,
and through its filaments controls much of the surrounding tissue,
especially the lower outlets of the body. Undue pressure, irritation,
causes diseased conditions where the filaments end. Hence piles,
rectal troubles, prostatic enlargement, urethral and bladder troubles,
and general nervous prostration, and disturbance of the circulation
of the fluids of the body.
There is but one way to treat this condition, and
that is, straighten the coccyx. The proper method to pursue is
to let the patient lie on the stomach on a table; anoint the forefinger
with vaseline, introduce it into the rectum, passing the finger
beyond the internal sphincter ani muscle, placing the end of the
finger against the part of the coccyx which is deviated, and the
thumb of the other hand outside, opposite, and proceed to adjust
It should be pulled to a normal position, and at
the same time stretch the sphincter muscles. This procedure may
have to be repeated a number of times to insure its staying in
place, and sometimes cases will have to be treated daily to insure
Much depends upon this treatment, for the spinal
muscles can be relaxed by the straightening of the coccyx better
than by any other treatment; the flushing of the capillaries is
accomplished through this treatment.
Hemorrhoids are curable through this treatment.
Uterine hemorrhage is also arrested by straightening the coccyx.
Some cases of sciatica are immediately arrested through this means,
especially when the pyriformis muscle is rigid, and the sphincter
muscles are unduly contracted. The bivalve is effectual when only
the sphincters are involved, and yet the muscles may be contracted
because of the coccygeal displacement irritating the ganglion
of Impar, in which case the pressure must be released. It should
be remembered that the pressure on a ganglion involves many nerve
filaments, and the tissue in which the filaments end; hence such
localities become matters of special importance.
Many troubles higher up, along the spine, will not
respond to the usual treatment until the coccygeal trouble is
corrected, because there is such intimate relationship of the
entire spine with all, or any other part of it. The rule is, correct
whatever is wrong in every part of the spine, and make it the
rule to correct errors whenever found, any and everywhere.
In adjusting the coccyx, always adjust the lower
joint first, and then the second one, and then the third one,
for by doing so, there will be less pain. The adjustment will
have to be repeated until it remains in place, then the difficulty
caused by the displacement will have been cured.
Characterized by a relaxed condition of the bowels;
griping pains in the stomach, sometimes twisting; coated tongue;
fever; headache; tenderness of the stomach and bowels, with frequent
discharges of watery stools. When companied with vomiting and
painful, griping pains, it called cholera morbus.
The treatment which cures is the following: Strong
pressure with the thumb and the forefinger of one hand against
the lower lumbar vertebra – lamina - antagonized by strong
pulling of one or both limbs, upwards, or if lying in bed, one
ankle may be taken hold of and pulled strongly backward while
the thumb and fingers are being pressed hard against the sides
of the spines, in the lower lumbar area; beginning at the sacrum,
and press the sides of the fifth lumbar, then the fourth, then
the third, second and first, letting the foot be returned to its
normal position at the end of each pressure, being particular
to hold the pressure, each move, for a few seconds, as to make
firm pressure each time the limb is pulled back. This cures. It
may have to be repeated a time or two, in very bad cases.
DYSENTERY (BLOODY FLUX).
Characterized by mucous discharges from the bowels,
mixed with blood; accompanied with severe griping pains, tenesmus
or straining, swelling and tenderness; protrusionof the mucous
membrane of the bowel; inflammation ofthe peritoneum, with pains
in the loins; constipation an& great exhaustion.
The first thing in order is to use the colon tube,
and secure a thorough cleaning out of the colon, using water as
warm as can be borne, with a tablespoonful of Epsom salts in a
gallon of water. Repeat this if necessary. Next - Dilate the rectum
as fully as the patient can bear, using immediately after the
dilation, an injection of very warm water. Let the patient lie
down, and if the bowels, are painful, that is, if the abdomen
is painful, apply cloths wrung from hot water and apply until
all pain subsides. Give nothing to eat but milk, thickened with
wheat flour, cooked well done. Adjustment at the fifth dorsal,
twelfth dorsal and third lumbar, every six hours. Frequent hot-water
injections are soothing, and curative. Use them.
on page 305.
Diphtheria is usually ushered in by a chill, followed
by swelling of the throat and tonsils; headache; fever; pulse
high; hoarseness; dry skin. In the malignant form, the chill is
followed by a thick, ashy color of the throat; vomiting; diarrhoea;
great prostration; spasmodic cough; dry mouth; aching limbs; and
characterized by the formation of pseudo-membrane upon any mucous
surface or the skin, and by constitutional symptoms, with degenerative
changes in the heart, kidneys, liver and nervous system.
The false membrane is most commonly seen in the
mucous membrane of the upper air passages, the secretions of which
convey the disease to other individuals. Incubation period, one
to four days. It may be followed by paralysis, in two to four
weeks, of the extremities, larynx, pharynx or the eye muscles,
or by death, usually occurring at the height of the local disease,
and is due to the general intoxication, heart failure from exhaustion,
or some complication, as extension of the disease to the larynx,
broncho-pneumonia, septicemia or nephritis. The extreme, sudden
exhaustion is a marked characteristic, and under the medical treatment,
the mortality is large.
The Rational Treatment.
The diet should be milk almost exclusively, being
careful not to crowd the stomach with any kind of food.
Exhaustion is due to the toxic poison in the system,
and this is due to the chemical changes in the blood, caused by
impediment or sluggish circulation, hence the first thing to do
is to restore the circulation, and thus oxygenate the blood. The
best thing to neutralize the toxin is Epsom salts. Make a solution
of carbolic acid and glycerine, put this in the solution of one
ounce of Epsom salts to a pint of water; use as a gargle every
half hour or oftener. There is too much alkalinity in the blood.
A gargle made of sulphuric acid - just enough to taste a little
sour - use as a gargle, by the use of a swab made of absorbent
cotton; wet the cotton in the solution, and swab the throat occasionally.
This is an excellent means of neutralizing the alkalinity in the
Use the solution of the Epsom salts, sugar and water
preparation mentioned elsewhere in this book as a constitutional
antitoxin, in half teaspoonful doses every hour or so, lessening
the quantity if the bowels move too freely.
The manipulations should receive special attention,
especially those of the neck, freeing the circulation of the head
and throat being an essential. Stretch the chest muscles so the
lungs will have room to expand. Bathe the body, or sponge it frequently
with the Epsom salts solution (one ounce to a quart of water).
The spinal adjustment at the fifth dorsal to unite the forces
and to neutralize the excesses is never to be neglected. Adjustments
of the cervical verterbras from the second to the fifth, and at
the twelfth dorsal to stimulate the kidneys, is essential in all
Concussion at the third and eighth dorsal should
be made to alleviate the neurasthenic condition, at the seventh
cervical for the heart stimulation. Pressure with the fingers
on the vaso-motor area for the high fever, concussion at the sixth,
ninth and twelfth dorsal for the paralytic condition, if it ensues,
but at the twelfth for the stimulation of the kidneys.
Hygienic conditions must be rigidly attended to,
keeping the patient clean, supplied with an abundance of fresh,
pure air at all times, free action of the skin, bowels and kidneys.
The above directions followed strictly, persistently and intelligently,
will be followed with the results desired - a cure. Note: The
free use of lemon juice, letting the patient take freely, and
often, in small quantities, at a time. This, of itself, is said
to be a specific. For the restlessness, a cloth wrung out of the
Epsom salts water and placed on the bowels, covered with a dry
cloth, will be soothing to the patient; leave it there for several
hours. Leave off all starchy foods.
For Scarlet Fever, and all malignant throat affections,
the above treatment will suffice, changing and modifying, as conditions
and circumstances demand, to meet the necessities of each individual
The Scarlet Fever is characterized by a scarlet
eruption, appearing on the second day, with sore throat, fever,
headache, nausea, vomiting, chills, or shivering, with rash appearing
within forty-eight hours. We would emphasize the use of the Epsom
salts as a wash, to be used frequently.
The neck manipulations, with frequency, is an essential
to restore the normal blood circulation; the venous circulation
is the essential thing to restore - above all things else, that
is to be done.
A kidney affection, characterized by loss of flesh;
excessive urination; tongue glazed and furrowed; mouth clammy;
diarrhea; failure of sexual and mental powers.
There are two varieties: the Diabetes Insipidus,
characterized by an excess of the urinary secretion, and Diabetes
Mellitus, a constitutional disease, characterized by an excess
of secretion of urine highly charged with sugar. The causes are
prolonged worry, unrestricted eating and drinking. These are etiologic
factors of great importance, in both varieties.
The diet being a prominent factor in its production,
it is no less so in the cure. The diet should consist of fresh
vegetables, nuts, fruits, and salads, figs, eggs, some lean meat,
and a reasonable quantity of fats, such as olive oil, butter and
The fruits should contain acids, or be acid. If
the case is emaciated, use the more nourishing foods, such as
bananas and prunes, with a liberal diet of sour milk, avoiding
the sweets, condiments, pastries and starchy foods. Avoid fear,
anxiety, and all excesses. The constitutional condition manifests
itself in the retina, by small, white, shiny specks near the macula,
and are discernible with the ophthalmoscope.
The Treatment - Mechanically.
See to it that the circulation of the blood is restored
and maintained by the Neuropathic manipulations indicated, in
part, or generally, as the case demands; adjustments at the fifth
and down to and including the twelfth dorsal vertebra, and the
first and second cervical vertebra, to reach the medulla. Concussions
at the sixth, seventh and twelfth dorsal vertebra, are especially
indicated. The colonic irrigation should be administered daily,
to keep off the undue pressure from the digestive tract, and from
other internal structures. The alimentary tract should always
receive special attention, in all chronic, diseased conditions
of whatever name or nature.
Epilepsy is a disease characterized by a periodic
unconsciousness, and by muscular convulsions, either of which
may be absent in exceptional cases. According to the severity
of the condition it is called petit mal or grand mal. The convulsions
may be tonic or clonic, or may alternate. Some cases may be traced
to traumatism, some physical injury of the brain, but the majority
of cases have their origin in blood pressure, due to strains,
or overeating at short intervals, and wrong combinations of foods,
or indigestible substances; malnutrition and intense anger, or
The spasm generally begins at the free end of one
extremity, and then rapidly involves all of the muscles of the
body. The epileptic cry, or groan, is heard, and the patient falls
unconscious. The spasm is first tonic in character, and gives
way to a fine, general tremor, which is followed by a clonic condition;
coma then ensues. There is, at first, pallor of the face, which
is quickly followed by congestion and cyanosis; frothing at the
mouth and nose, vomiting; relaxation of the sphincters may occur.
Various mental disturbances, automatism, mania,
delirium, or persistent coma may follow one or more seizures.
It is said that only 2 per cent recover.
The indications are plainly presented, when the
cause is considered. The diet must be regulated to begin with.
Regularity in meals, as well as quantity, kind, frequency, and
combination. All kinds of excitement must be avoided; bad habits
abandoned; intense thought avoided; effects of traumatism corrected,
surgically, if necessary.
Plain, simple food only should be allowed, avoiding
all kinds of rich pies, pastries, fats, excesses in meats of all
kinds - better leave out meats. Colonic irrigation, and dilation
of the anal sphincters are essential means in the treatment to
remove undue irritation of terminal nerves. Keep the bowels regular;
the skin clean; kidneys normally active; have patient breathe
full, long, deep breaths at stated intervals, and always expand
the lungs at every breath if possible; sleep in well ventilated
The Hemospasia treatment promises the best results
of any yet discovered. A series of alternate cording the limbs,
continuing for 24 to 36 hours, has been followed by positive cures.
This is the best mechanical treatment ever devised. Spinal adjustments
have been followed in some cases, with good results. The Splanchnic
nerves should receive attention, especially at the fifth dorsal
to the twelfth. The aim should be to bring about, through treatment,
as nearly a normal condition of all of the organs of the body
as possible, through whatever means are indicated, and avoid the
habits which tend to enervate the physical body in any respect.
The first and second cervicals often need adjustments,
and that frequently. Adjust any of the vertebra when the indications
are for so doing.
The best relief possible, is afforded by blowing
the warm breath through a thin cloth into the ear, blowing several
times, and then stuffing it loosely with absorbent cotton. If
there is inflammation, apply the solution of Epsom salts - one
ounce to a pint of warm water - syringing the ear therewith, and
using a swab to dry the water out, then apply a pledget of cotton
loosely, to prevent taking cold.
If the ear has wax in it, put a few drops of sweet
oil into the ear, letting it soak over night; then wash the ear
with warm water by the use of a fountain, or ear syringe, holding
the point of the syringe so the stream of water will enter the
ear at one edge if possible, giving room for the water to flow
out into the pan held under the ear, at the side of the neck,
under the lower jaw. The Epsom salts application is the best thing
to use for all kinds of sores in the ear, and for pus from boils.
A salve made by combining the salts, dried in an
oven or stove until all the water is evaporated, and then pulverized,
and mixed with vaseline, applied to sores of any and all kinds,
is the best salve imaginable.
The neck treatment should be duly considered, and
the muscles kept relaxed. The adjustments of the third, fourth
and fifth cervical vertebrae will need to be done occasionally,
and concussions at the seventh and fifth dorsal.
For Deafness, Ringing in the Ears.
Treat the neck as usual, but give special manipulations
under the lower jaws, and have the patient close both nostrils
with thumb and finger, and blow - having the mouth closed at the
same time - as if blowing out of the mouth, very gently, and if
the Eustachian tube is perforate, there will be felt a pressure
in the ear, as if the drum was being pressed against. This should
be done gently, two or more times at one sitting, and daily.
The adjustments at the Atlas and lower down on the
neck, to relax the neck muscles, will relieve many cases. Persistence
is necessary, for such cases are generally chronic before they
are cared for.
Foreign Bodies in the Ear.
Beans, corn, oats, wheat or other objects can usually
be washed out, but if not, the easiest way to get them out is
to use a little Spaulding's glue on the end of a small stick,
touching it to the object, letting it dry on it, and it can be
drawn out easily, without pain. Do not undertake to force it out,
nor try to pick it out, nor shove it back against the drum of
Foreign Bodies in the Nose.
These may be shoved back through to the throat,
and spit out, generally, but some objects may be too large; then
remove them with the glue and stick, as for removing, objects
from the ear.
This is a very annoying complaint – habit
- a condition of discomfort to the one afflicted, and to those,
The symptoms need not be given, as there are none
but the fact stated. The treatment indicated should be instituted
and persisted in until a cure is effected.
Many cases are readily cured by the patient wearing
glasses, the refraction being made, a little "fogging"
is advisable, so as to overcome the nerve strain, and waste as
a consequence. The proper correction of refraction cures many
conditions as well as this, when the eyes are being strained through
over-work, or when hyperopic.
Adjustments in the lumbar area are always to be
made, when possible, so as to relieve nerve pressure or irritation
of the bladder. If the kidneys are at fault, the twelfth dorsal
should be adjusted, so as to stimulate the nerves which end in
the kidneys. Concussions at the fifth lumbar should not be neglected.
The proper suggestions, as given elsewhere, should
not be ignored, for they, when rightly given, always do good,
and are the means which can be applied by the mother, or some
one in whom the patient has implicit confidence, nightly.
The diet should be properly regulated, and the habits,
corrected, as in all other cases of illness, for health means
a normal state, in everything that relates to the individual,
and bad habits corrected mean much, every way.
There are cases which depend upon local irritation,
which causes the individual to micturate, such as an elongated
prepuce, and the accumulation of smegma; then circumcision is
the thing to have done. Or, if a female, the clitoris may be drawn
so tightly as to cause irritation; in such cases it should be
operated on. Tightened ,sphincter ani muscles may, sometimes,
need dilation; and in the absence of a bivalve, it may be done
with the finger, introduced into the rectum, and pulling backward,
and to the side of the coccyx, quite strongly.
This procedure has a wonderfully quieting effect
upon the nervous system, in many conditions, and should not be
overlooked nor neglected when indicated. It can do no harm, and
when properly done, and followed up from day to day, some of the
most astonishing effects will follow, and cures result.
This is an acute inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous
tissue, characterized by shining redness, swelling, heat, pain,
vesication, accompanied by fever and constitutional disturbance.
The affected areas are sharply defined, of a shining crimson hue,
elevated above the surrounding skin, firm, hot and tender to the
touch. Vesicles and blebs may develop. It may be general, or local.
The cause is said to be a bacteria, the Streptococcus
erysipelatis. The real cause is a depression of the vital forces,
the existence of wounds or abrasions. The recurrent variety is
due to nasal infection, catarrhal in the majority of cases, and
these due to lack of normal, venous circulation.
The constant, local application of a solution of
Epsom salts water, one ounce to a pint, applied by means of soft
cloths, soon neutralizes the poison, and the measures recommended
to free the circulation of the blood throughout the body, should
receive special attention, daily or oftener. Spinal adjustments,
wherever there are found deviations, contractions or tenderness,
should not be neglected.
(Conjunctivitis, Granulated Lids, Corneal Ulcers,
Styes, Blepharitis Marginalis, Pterygium. Etc.)
The various conditions represented by the above
names are amenable to Neuropathic treatment.
Take hold of the cilia (hairs of the lid) with thumb
and finger of one hand, pull it downward, outward, slip the forefinger
of the other hand under the lid, squeeze down on the lid with
the thumb, with a squeezing, rolling move, slide the finger and
thumb along to the other edge or canthus of the eye, and remove
it at once.
A pulling out of the lid of the eye should be made
while the lid is being treated thus, and that removes the pressure;
the ulcers get well. It is well to apply a little salty water
to the eyes every few hours, in the proportion of a tablespoonful
of salt to a pint of water, dropping into the eye a few drops
every few hours.
For Pterygium, while the finger is under the lid,
when it is near the inner canthus, turn it round, palm toward
the nose, push it down to the side of the nose, and press hard
against the Lachrymal sack a moment, then remove it.
The latter should be repeated every two or three
days. Use the salt and water in the eye as for the ulceration
of the cornea, or the conjunctivitis, the trachoma. This is the
treatment for Blepharitis Marginalis: Squeeze the lids as for
Ulcerated Cornea, use the salt and water afterward.
The manipulations which relax muscular fibers are
the first thing to look after, so that the veins can empty themselves
and the nervous system can perform its function.
The local treatment is done with the forefinger,
and is astonishingly successful in relieving the pain, inflammation
and anxiety of the patient. There is no guess work as to results.
It saves the patient and the doctor from disappointment. It does
the work satisfactorily, quickly and surely.
The stereotyped routinism of medical treatment is
entirely useless, when compared with this. The medical practitioners
will finally accept a rational method of cure, but they must be
shown its superiority over their long used and oft repeated failures
of a "tried system and repetition of the trial," until
they see and learn a better way. Fixed opinions and stereotyped
ways are hard to change, or to abandon, when once fixed in the
mind, but TRUTH is mighty, and will, finally, prevail.
In the treatment of the above eye troubles, the
physician, or manipulator, thoroughly cleanses the hands, washing
the finger to be used in salty water, one tablespoonful to a pint
of water, then take hold of the eyelid about the center, pull
it out from the ball, slip the finger under the lid, stretch the
lid by pulling it outward just enough to remove the pressure from
the eyeball. This is the proper treatment for Corneal Ulcers.
For granulated lids, styes and Trachoma, Blepharitis
Marginalis, introduce the forefinger as above directed, then place
the thumb on outside of the lid, antagonizing the finger on the
underside of the lid, and with a firm squeeze together of thumb
and finger, use a sliding, undulatory move, covering the entire
under surface of the eyelid in this way, then slip the finger
out at the outer canthus; the treatment is done for that time,
for that eye. The squeezing breaks up the granules and they are
absorbed. Just a few such treatments will suffice, and these should
be done daily, or every two or three days. If the under lid is
affected, have the patient roll the eye upward, and pull the lower
lid downward, then introduce the finger into the eye at the inner
canthus, and with a sliding, pressing move over the entire surface
of the lower lid, toward the outer canthus, pressing the lid against
the upper surface of the malar bone, not enough to bruise the
In all eye troubles, where there is inflammation,
use salt and water, one tablespoonful to a pint of water, using
a few drops in the eye every few hours. It should also be used
externally by means of soft cloths, frequently repeated.
A diseased condition of the thyroid gland, situated
just above the inner ends of the clavicles, above the sternum,
on either side of the trachea, characterized by a gradual increase
in its size.
There may be no special symptoms other than a gradual
enlargement of the gland, and a sense of constriction of the trachea.
Its unsightly appearance and its gradual undermining effect upon
the general health are features of much concern, especially when
the size is gradually increasing.
The function this gland exerts in the physical economy
is not well understood. Recent investigations have shown that
a non-development of this gland is, in some way, connected with
that condition called Cretinism. When the gland is normally developed,
no such effects are manifest.
It is the opinion of the writer that too much lime
used in the water or the food tends to enlargement of this gland.
Impeded or obstructed circulation of the venous blood tends to
precipitate the calcareous matter in the gland, and causes a disarrangement
of its functions and increases its size. Tight collars and bands
may cause the trouble.
The first indication, then, is to restore the circulation
to a normal condition by lifting the clavicles from the jugular
veins; manipulation of the neck muscles, and applying nightly
a solution of salt and water on the neck over the area of the
gland. This has been followed by favorable result in the glands
where induration has not taken place.
Adjustment at the fourth and fifth cervical should not be neglected.
These, and the manipulations, will be found satisfactory in most
all cases. Concussions at the seventh cervical are followed by
favorable results. Adjustments at the fifth dorsal vertebra should
not be neglected, daily.
(Graves' Disease, Basedows' Disease).
This is indeed a grave disease, characterized by
cardiac palpitation, goiter, exophthalmos, and tremor, palpitation
usually being the initial symptom.
The pulse ranges from 90 to a 120 beats per minute.
Occasionally the exophthalmos is so extreme as to produce spontaneous
dislocation of the eyes, one or both. Women are generally the
victims of this disease.
The same manipulations as in the simple form of
goiter should be instituted and persistently followed from day
to day, giving special emphasis to the concussion of the seventh
For Cretinism, the internal use of Thyroin is a
popular remedy. This is the extract of the thyroid gland of the
Gout is a constitutional disease characterized by
an excess of uric acid or the alkaline urates, especially sodium
urate, in the fluids of the body, deposited about the small joints,
and, in time, the arteries, cardiac valves and the connective
tissue of the kidneys may be involved. The metatarso-phalangeal
joint of the great toe is the point of attack. The helix of the
ear is another special point of attack. It may be acute, chronic
or irregular. The male sex, about middle life, is most subjected
to this disease. Its causes are excesses, alcohol, rich food,
and an inactive life.
It usually begins after some inactivity of the liver,
or indigestion, with sharp pain, swelling, tenderness about the
affected point. The symptoms seem to be worse in the early morning
hours. The urine is highly colored, containing an excess of uric
acid and urates. Should the disease persist, and the accumulation
of chalky deposits increase, it is called Chronic Gout.
The treatment indicated is to put the patient on
the proper diet as well as a course of temperate habits, with
moderate exercise, bathing, and such other directions and treatment
as shall change the conditions existing. The food should be plain,
simple, easy of digestion, and in moderate quantities, at stated
intervals, well masticated; sweet and starchy foods left out of
the menus. Especially acids and starchy foods should be avoided
for a time at least, until recovery takes place.
The manipulations which restore the normal circulation
of the fluids should be instituted, and such as break up the deposits
and cause absorption and elimination. The skin and kidneys should
be kept active. The colon irrigation should be attended to, to
relieve the impaction, if any; the Epsom salts bath used daily;
the warm packs of cloths saturated in the Epsom salts water, applied
to the joints affected, as much of the time as possible.
The spine should be adjusted at the fifth, eighth
and twelfth dorsal daily. Concussions on the tenth, eleventh and
twelfth dorsal will have special influence in effecting elimination
of the urates.
Pure water must be used, free from lime and other
injurious substances. Rain water or distilled water, whenever
possible, should be used. Be sure the diet receives special consideration
at every meal. Plenty of fruits and vegetables should be indulged
Cystitis is an inflammatory condition of the bladder,
while gravel is the condition called stone in the bladder. The
latter is the result of excesses in eating or drinking, or both.
Excess of nitrogenous foods, lack of exercise, excessive formation
of uric acid, or oxalic acid in the urine, foreign bodies in the
bladder, retention of urine, etc.
The spinal symptoms are pain, referred to the end
of the penis, and worse after urination, frequent micturition,
hematuria, and sudden stoppage of the stream during micturition,
and these symptoms are worse when patient is on the feet. Cystitis,
hemorrhoids, elongated prepuce, prolapsus of the rectum may result
from straining and pain during micturition. Refer such cases to
a surgeon, especially where the stone is too large to pass.
The rational treatment is to regulate the diet in
such a manner as to avoid the articles which are devoid the elements
which produce the acids, or to eat foods which digest properly
without the formation of gases in the stomach; to live on a less
variety of sweets, starches and carbonaceous substances; drink
more freely of water - pure water - for it is the use of impure
water, eating victuals cooked in impure water, and drinking impure
water, that causes the trouble. Beet juice, boiled down to almost
a syrup, and drank in wine glassful doses three times a day, is
an excellent means of relief. An entire change of the manner of
living is sometimes the only thing to do, to avoid the formation
of stone in the bladder.
Concussions at the fourth to the sixth dorsal should
be made daily, and adjustments at the sixth, seventh and twelfth
dorsal are strongly indicated, daily.
HAY FEVER, HAY ASTHMA.
This disease is known by the above names, and as
rose cold, pollen catarrh, autumnal catarrh. It is characterized
by a hypersensitive condition of the upper air passages, with
intense catarrhal symptoms, occurring mostly in the autumn or
spring months, and is probably due to the inhalation of the pollen
of flowers, or irritating particles in the atmosphere, or some
pathological condition of the upper air passages. It frequently
occurs at the same period every year, in the same month. The onset
is sudden, and begins with sneezing, coryza, nasal stenosis, headache,
burning sensation in the nasal chambers, and an excessive whitish
secretion. Lacrymation, burning of the eyeballs, conjunctivitis,
hacking cough, asthmatic attacks, and depression may be present.
The ordinary medical treatment has but little effect
in mitigating symptoms, or relieving, or even shortening the course,
and hence, it runs its course.
The irritability of the nasal mucous membrane may
be modified by the application of a mixture of Tincture of Witch
Hazel and Vaseline, smeared over the inside of the nares occasionally,
or applied warm, snuffed up the nostrils.
Relieve the congestion by the usual manipulations
of' the neck, as shown elsewhere; raise the clavicles, expand
the chest walls frequently. A combination of equal parts of Tincture
Camphor and Ammonia, placing a few drops on a handkerchief and
inhaling the fumes, is a source of relief. The treatment proper
consists of freeing the circulation, as pointed out above, and
relieving every organ from pressure. Adjust the third cervical,
the fourth, the eighth and the twelfth dorsal vertebra. Concuss
the seventh cervical and the fourth dorsal. Avoid stimulating
food, rich puddings, sweetmeats and starchy victuals. Practice
The heart being the great center of the circulation
of the blood, composed of muscular structure, it is affected by
whatever affects muscular structure anywhere else in the body.
The nervous system controls the heart, and it is affected according
to the nerve influence.
We are inclined to favor the idea that many of the
conditions called heart disease are caused by chest-wall contracture,
narrowing the capacity of the chest, thereby limiting the action
of the heart, by pressure upon the heart itself. Any and every
condition known is attributable to mental and physical causes.
The physical are the results of pressure, and the mental affects
the physical through nerve filaments; the circulation is affected
through pressure, fear, shock, and the consequences depend upon
The valves are the most commonly affected parts
of the heart, mitral insufficiency being the most commonly met
with, connected with mitral stenosis. There is also Aortic insufficiency,
Tricuspid insufficiency, Tricuspid stenosis, Pulmonary insufficiency,
Aortic stenosis, Fatty heart, Idiopathic hypertrophy, and chronic
In all these there are various kinds of heart beats,
in volume, force, time, etc. Various conditions in different organs
in the body affect the action of the heart, and the sympathy existing
through the nervous system, has much to do with the heart's beat,
and all these conditions should be taken into consideration in
diagnosis, and the treatment should be governed accordingly.
The first, and most important, thing to do is to
relieve the pressure. The pressure may be physical or mental.
The various manipulations given in this book, if properly applied,
and the mental conditions controlled - properly directed - the
habits made conformable to natural law; the dietetics regulated;
excesses abandoned; normal breathing and lung expansion practiced;
the normal circulation established and maintained, all heart troubles
of a functional character will be relieved. Organic heart troubles
can only be modified, and that temporarily, if at all.
The student, if interested in further detail regarding
the description of the various heart affections, will consult
the various authors on the subject.
The Neuropathic treatment consists in freeing the
circulation by indicated manipulation, such its the neck movements,
raising the clavicles, expanding the chest, and stimulating the
nervous system which controls the heart's action. Adjustments
at the second to the tenth dorsal to cause expansion of the chest
walls, and at the second to the fourth to affect the heart. Concussions
at the seventh cervical to increase the tone; concussions at the
second and third dorsal to reduce the blood pressure, third and
fourth dorsal to inhibit the heart's action. Pressure, steadily
applied at the sides of the cervical vertebra on the vaso-motor
area, to regulate the arterial circulation, has a salutary effect
on the action of the heart as well.
Anxiety, mental stress, anger, grief, worry are
factors to be considered, and, as much as possible, avoided. Breathing
through the nostrils is to be rigidly and strictly followed. This
is important, at all times.
Many seemingly severe cases of heart trouble may
be relieved by simply raising the clavicle - taking off the pressure
- letting the jugular empty.
Characterized by sudden, spasmodic descent of the
diaphragm, accompanied by a spasmodic closure of the glottis,
the characteristic noise being caused by the incoming column of
air striking against the partially closed glottis. It is doubtless
due to irritation of the Phrenic Nerve, or some of its filaments,
and may accompany many disorders, such as gastric, uremia, peritonitis,
and other inflammatory affections.
Holding the breath, drinking water or lemonade slowly,
protruding the tongue, warm applications to the stomach and diaphragm;
pressure over the trunk of the phrenic nerve being the most effectual,
and being so easily done, should be the first thing done. This
may be done on the side of the neck, at the fourth cervical, by
a manipulation there (adjustment), or by pressure just back of
the clavicle on the first rib, in the notch, where the phrenic
nerve passes over that rib. This desensitizes the nerve, and arrests
the hiccup at once.
HIP - JOINT DISEASE.
This is said to be a tubercular affection, or lesion
of the hip joint, originating in osteitis or synovitis, chronic
or progressive, and tending toward recovery, ankylosis, or complete
destruction of the joint. The disease occurs most frequently in
individuals under 14 years of age. There are three varieties,
according to location of the primary lesion: (1) Femoral, (2)
Acetabular, and (3) Arthritic.
There are three stages: (1) That which extends from
the beginning to the formation of pus in the joint, and is characterized
by localization of the disease, flexion, limping, pain, usually
referred to the knee; slight induration about the joint, fixation
and atrophy of the muscles, and enlargement of the neighboring
glands. (2) The stage that extends from the end of the first stage
until the development of pus outside of the joint, or the stage
of joint involvement, and is characterized by abduction and apparent
elongation, night-cries, abscesses, joint crepitation, and failure
of general health, in addition to the first stage intensified.
(3) The stage that extends from the end of the second stage to
the termination of the disease or the stage of destruction of
the capsule and external suppuration, adduction, flexion, and
real shortening are present, and dislocation and ankylosis or
suppuration, destruction of the joint, asthenic symptoms, and
The above is a picture of a diseased condition which
medicines have not even mitigated in any sense. What may be done
by Neuropathy to change the despairing outlook to one of hope?
We shall see.
It is a fact that bacteria must have a nidus to
live in before they can exist anywhere in the body, and a nidus
cannot form without an arrest of the circulation of the fluids
of the body. This arrest of the circulation of the fluids is due
to pressure upon the smaller vessels somewhere in the tissue;
chemical changes take place, foreign elements are the result;
tissue is broken down, destruction follows, pus is formed, and
this forms the nidus.
If upon the first appearance of the pain, tracing of the nerve
from its end, where the pain is felt in the knees, to the lumbar
area, will reveal the fact that pressure is causing the pain,
and an adjustment, or repeated adjustments and the proper manipulations,
will arrest the whole difficulty.
Hot applications around the joint, with cloths moistened
with the solution of Epsom salts - one ounce to a quart of hot
water - will relieve the swelling, and relax the muscular tissue.
This may be repeated until relieved.
The general manipulation to restore normal circulation
and spinal adjustments, together with a proper regard to the diet,
bathing and breathing should be followed by great relief, and
in the cure of cases where too much exhaustion has not taken place
before the treatment is begun.
ITCH - SCABIES.
This is simply a contagious, animal, parasitic disease
due to the sarcoptes scabiei, characterized by burrows and a multiform
eruption, and attended by severe itching.
The eruption usually occupies certain areas where
the skin is thin; these are interdigital spaces, the flexor surface
of the wrist and arm, the superior, anterior and posterior folds
of the arm pits, the axilla.
It is very annoying, and as so many do not know
how to get rid of it, we give the treatment which will invariably
destroy the animalcule which causes the infection.
First prepare the following ointment: Take an ounce
of vaseline, or more, as desired, and mix the flowers of sulphur
with it, making a salve of it the consistency of thick cream.
Before applying it, have the patient bathe the body all over in
soap and water, and dry the skin with a towel, then anoint the
body all over with the salve; then put on a gown and go to bed.
This process is better gone through with at night.
Change bedclothes and gown next day, but have the
patient bathe again, in the morning, with soap-suds before putting
on the clothes for the day. Bathe every night for three nights,
changing the apparel every day, and the fourth morning the itch
will all be gone, as a rule; but if not, repeat the same process.
Care should always be taken to change and to fumigate the apparel
worn, before wearing it again.
A deposition of bile-pigments in the tissues of
Hepatogenous jaundice may result from obstruction
by gall-stones or parasites, catarrh of the bile duct and duodenum,
stricture of the gall-duct, pressure from tumors or neighboring
organs, and altered blood pressure in the hepatic vessels. There
are several causes, hence different names to jaundice. The one
above named, and Hematogenous - simple catarrhal jaundice - and
that of the infant, called Icterus Neonatorum.
The skin turns yellow, and a general torpid condition;
the whole body is more or less distressed, tongue coated, impaired
appetite, nausea, with vomiting at times; looseness of the bowels,
slight feverishness. When the jaundice is complete, the surface
is cold, the heart's action slow, the mind torpid and greatly
depressed, pain or tenderness over the region of the liver. Its
seriousness depends upon the amount of inflammation accompanying
it. It usually terminates favorably, without much harm to the
Inasmuch as the disease is due to undue pressure
which obstructs the passage of the bile from the gallbladder,
the indication as to what to do is plain - that is, remove the
pressure. The effects will cease in due time. Crowding the stomach
with food is the prime cause of jaundice. Eating a hearty meal,
and then adding something else that causes gas to form, and rendering
the organs incapable of digesting the food, causes an undue pressure
upon the liver, so that the excess of bile accumulates in the
liver and gall-bladder; hence, it is absorbed into the system.
In such cases, resting the digestive organs is indicated;
the patient should fast until the obstruction is removed, drinking
plenty of water - hot is best - use the high enema to relieve
the colonic pressure, abstain from solid food for a few days,
adjust the spine at the seventh and eighth dorsal vertebra daily;
the patient will soon be restored to health.
All conditions of the liver, called disease, are to be treated
in this manner, except abscess, which must be relieved by the
use of the Trochar.
Some have had wonderful success by the use of the
tissue elements, especially the Sodium sulphuricum, in the third
potency, (3x) two-grain doses every three or four hours, especially
when the tongue is coated yellow. If the tongue is coated white,
the Sodium chloride, given the same way, is effectual. Concussion
at the fourth to the eighth dorsal should be made a special consideration
for catarrhal jaundice.
The question of eating is of the greatest importance
as a preventive of jaundice, as well as for all other conditions
of the alimentary canal, and all of the organs connected with
or related thereto. Massaging the liver is an excellent means
of relief many times, hand lying on the front side, and the limb
pressed against the hand, as shown elsewhere. The addition of
a tablespoonful of the Epsom salts to the water used for the high
enema should always be done, to neutralize any toxic poisons which
may have accumulated in the system.
The liver is the largest gland in the body; its
anatomy should be well understood, its functions thoroughly comprehended
by every one who makes a business of treating disease. Its importance
The liver being a gland which secretes largely,
its functions should not be interfered with, so as to cause other
organs depending upon it to suffer, for the nutritive functions
of the entire body are intimately related to its secretions.
There are so many abnormal conditions of the liver,
caused by undue pressure, and its surroundings are so much affected,
it is a matter of vital importance to keep off the pressure, and
take it off when it is found to exist, that it cannot be over-estimated.
From undue pressure of the liver, there may be abscess,
acute yellow atrophy, amyloid, carcinoma, cirrhosis, atrophic
cirrhosis, hypertrophic cirrhosis, hyperemia or congestion, and
hydatid cysts. The sources of pressure are numerous. An overloaded
stomach is one source, impacted colon is another, peritonitis
is another, inflammation of the kidneys is another, portal congestion
is another, tight lacing another, wearing tight clothes another,
sitting bent forwards, or with the knee held with the hands, drawn
up to the abdomen, another source.
The blood vessels and the nervous system are put
out of commission by undue pressure, and these various causes
should be avoided, under all circumstances and conditions.
The liver has been the worst abused organ in the
body, and accused of being the source of all human ailments, by
the medical class of practitioners; almost every remedy has been
supposedly directed to that organ, and it, like the "King
of Terrors," has been accused of many more sins than it has
been guilty of. Much harm has resulted, not only to the liver,
but to the whole system, by the use of "liver remedies,"
The irrigation of the colon should receive special
attention in all cases. Excessive eating should be avoided. Inactivity
avoided, taking moderate exercise, regularly, every day. Restore
the circulation by general manipulations. Remove spinal nerve
pressure from the seventh, eighth and ninth dorsal area.
See to it that the sphincter ani muscles are properly
dilated, so as to promote capillary circulation. Attend to the
restoration of organs involved, as well as the liver itself, seeing
to it that freedom, throughout the entire body, be established
and maintained. The spinal adjustments indicated, in most cases,
will be from the seventh to the twelfth dorsal vertebra, as this
area unites the Splanchnic nervous system with the Pneumogastric
nervous system, in the Solar Plexus. This treatment unites the
positive and the negative nerve forces, neutralizing excesses
in either of the acid or the alkaline secretions, and restores
harmony therein. The concussions from the fourth to the sixth
dorsal are essential in cases of enlargement or hypertrophy of
(Tabes Dorsalis; Posterior Spinal Sclerosis.)
This is a condition pronounced incurable by the
medical profession. The symptoms are incoordination of the action
of the muscular structure; staggering gait; inability to walk
in the dark, or with the eyes closed; paroxysms of shooting pains
in the thighs; various crises, neuralgic in character; a feeling
of constriction about the waist; alterations of sensations; absence
of knee-jerks; Argyll-Robertson pupil; various optic and trophic
phenomena. (Loss of action of the pupil reflex to light.)
The disease is of the spinal nervous system, characterized
by sclerosis of the posterior columns of the spinal cord.
The affection is seen mostly in men after middle
life, and is probably due to exposure to cold and wet, traumatism,
excesses, infection and toxic poison.
From a medical standpoint it would be useless to
suggest any treatment but their poisons, which have been a signal
failure in this disease.
What are the conditions to be met, in Locomotor
Ataxia? This, like all spinal nerve ailments, has its origin in
blood and nerve pressure, the blood pressure especially interfering
with the nerve function, separating the footlets of the nerve
endings in the cord itself, destroying certain nerve fibres, this
being the cause of the incoordination of the muscles in which
they formerly ended.
In the incipiency, if the congestion is relieved,
the conditions are changed, and the normal state is restored.
When nerve filaments are once destroyed by extra
pressure, they are never rebuilt; hence, in this stage, nothing
can be done to relieve the condition. Constant pain in the spine,
anywhere, finally destroys the nerve filaments involved. The arrest
of the pressure producing the pain is essential, under any and
all circumstances, as early as possible.
Relaxation, adjustments where tenderness is felt
and deviations perceptible, should always be attended to, to avoid
probable serious consequences.
Concussions at the twelfth dorsal vertebra, with
adjustments at the fifth to the ninth dorsal are to be given,
Regularity in diet, regarding the kind and quantity,
is helpful in so far as the nutrient side of the treatment is
concerned. The avoidance of all stimulants, tobacco, and all medicines
should be strictly and rigidly impressed upon the mind of the
patient, as a matter of necessity.
Spinal adjustments should be made, wherever there
is soreness, daily. Make it a point to regulate the circulation
and remove nerve pressure.
This is a form of insanity, characterized by depression
of spirits and gloominess, without any adequate cause, the central
idea being one of personal unworthiness.
This consists of change of environments, scenery;
fresh, good food and cheerful associations; daily divulsions of
the sphincter ani; concussions of the seventh cervical, and the
third to the eighth dorsal.
Use measures to free the circulation, especially
of the head and neck, chest, heart and lungs.
Inflammation of the meninges of the brain and spinal
Inflammation of the dura may be the result of injury,
chronic otitis, suppuration of the orbit, inflammation of the
venous sinuses. Symptoms obscure. Prognosis unfavorable, according
to medical authorities. The intra-cranial more difficult. Duration
one to four weeks, sometimes twelve weeks.
Inasmuch as this disease is the result of venous
congestion, the remedy lies in the means which relieves the congestion.
Hot applications to relieve the muscular rigidity which generally
accompanies this affection, then manipulations of the entire body,
as vigorously as the patient can bear.
Concussions of the second and third dorsal for the
high blood pressure, and the adjustments of the various sore localities
along the spine, especially at the fifth to the twelfth dorsal;
the removal of all the pressure along the spine, and from the
internal viscera, in the use of the high enema, and flushing of
the capillaries; using the hemospasia method, cording the limbs
at intervals to draw the blood from the head and spine, and oxygenate
it; with deep breathing and plenty of water, light diet, or fasting
for a few days.
The treatments should be for a purpose, and applied
at short intervals.
MENSTRUAL CONDITIONS, MENOPAUSE, ETC.
There are so many conditions to consider attending
the monthly periods, and the menopause, or the "change of
life" period of women, that demand a special study to fully
comprehend, we shall only deal with the subject slightly. Painful
menstruation, and amenorrhea are the most common complaints that
the Neuropath has to treat, and these two conditions, with the
menopause, are the most common diseases which afflict the female,
hence require the most attention, as regards treatment.
Painful menstruation, amenorrhea, and the menopause
are all controlled by the nerves from the eleventh dorsal to the
third lumbar vertebra.
The symptoms need not be delineated here, for the
patient will reveal all that is necessary for the physician to
know that relates to the symptoms, and knowing the cause of all
the abnormal conditions complained of during this period of woman's
life are related to the nervous system which controls the genital
organs, and when the circulation is normal, and the nerves which
end in the sexual organs are free, the natural order of things
goes on in a natural way.
The treatment, therefore, consists in the proper
adjustments of the lumbar vertebra. Concussions from the first
to the third lumbar vertebra are also important factors in all
Impeded venous circulation should be corrected;
all undue pressure from surrounding organs should be removed;
the bowels regulated; the proper diet, in the proper proportions
and quantities observed; the spinal adjustments applied at intervals
of two to six times per week.
Uterine Hemorrhage should be treated from the fifth
lumbar upward to the first, raising the limbs and pressing against
the vertebra, letting the limbs down each time the pressure is
made, and raising them as the pressure is made, repeating this
move several times at one sitting. For all other conditions the
treatment should be directed downward.
MIGRAINE - HEMICRANIA; MEGRIM; SICK HEADACHE.
A unilateral pain in the head, periodic, accompanied
by nausea, often vomiting, intolerance of light or sound, and
incapability of mental exertion, the brain being, for the time,
prostrated and disturbed.
Relief may be obtained in such cases by an emetic,
taking a tablespoonful of salt, dissolved in a pint of warm water,
which usually empties the stomach.
There may be complications which will require attention.
The eyes may need to be refracted, and glasses worn to arrest
the nerve waste. Treatment and adjustments of the neck muscles
should be applied when there is a demand for this kind of treatment.
The diet should be regulated, using easily digestible food, and
proper quantities and at stated times.
Colonic irrigation is one especial thing to look
after. Frequently the dilation of the sphincter, to stimulated
capillary circulation, will prove to be the thing needed. Take
plenty of exercise.
A little attention to the care of the body, and
an adjustment of the spine, at the fifth, seventh and twelfth
dorsal, and at the first and second cervical may be needed.
Concussion at the fifth dorsal is not to be neglected,
for it often cures at once, emptying the stomach into the duodenum,
relieving the stomach of its contents, taking off the pressure.
MALARIA FEVER - CHILLS AND FEVER.
Fever resulting from the inhalation of "bad
air," from malarious districts, such as swamps, low lands
along streams, usually.
The attacks are ushered in with a chill, more or
less severe, followed by fever, and this followed by profuse perspiration,
each paroxysm lasting from one to three or four hours. They usually
come on every third day.
Begin the treatment by cleansing the alimentary
canal, using the high enema, with a tablespoonful of Epsom salts
to a gallon of water, using this daily. This neutralizes the poison,
and the adjustments at the sixth to the twelfth dorsal vertebra,
daily, cures. It makes but little difference as to the type. The
fever can be controlled at the vasomotor area by gentle pressure
for a few moments (back of the neck). Meet the indications as
These are tumors of the breasts during lactation,
and should be prevented. This may be done by emptying the milk,
not letting it accumulate so as to interfere with the venous circulation.
The best treatment we know is a belladonna plaster,
applied for twenty-four hours. Concussion of the seventh cervical
tends to contract the vessels. There are many conditions to be
met in this affection.
This is an acute, infectious, highly contagious
disease characterized by what is called the prodromal stage, with
coryza and fever, followed by a characteristic eruption on the
face and body. The incubation stage, from nine to fourteen days,
is attended by more or less catarrhal inflammation of the mucous
surfaces of the body. There is lacrymation, dread of light (photophobia),
hard, bronchial or croupy cough, somnolence, irritability of temper,
and sometimes convulsions. The temperature may rise to 100 degrees
and continue until the rash breaks out and is fully developed.
We need not enter further into a description of the symptoms,
as these are generally understood.
Rest in bed in a darkened room, well ventilated;
liquid diet, plenty of pure water, with the addition of acids
if desired. Regulate the bowels, with the high enema if the colon
is at all impacted. Adjustments at the third and fourth dorsal
vertebra should be done daily, for the cough and the bronchial
conditions. Bathing with Epsom salts water is important, keeping
the skin cleansed daily. Keep the eliminating organs active.
A severe paroxysmal pain in the area of distribution
of a nerve along its course. The varieties are named according
to the nerve involved.
The principal symptom is pain, which is paroxysmal
and of a burning or darting character, occurring along the course
of a nerve. Other symptoms, are numbness, transient hyperesthesia,
vomiting, and various vaso-motor disturbances. The distinctive
features of neuralgia are the presence of superficial tenderness,
and the relief of pain on pressure.
The causes are generally lesions of the central
nervous system, anemia, cold, traumatism, infectious fevers, metallic
poisons, alcohol, nicotine, gout, diabetes.
The treatment consists of removing the cause or
causes which produce the lesion, and keeping the pressure, off
of the nerve trunk, or the nerve filaments, by the manipulations
shown, which restores the normal circulation, and relaxes the
muscular fibres which irritate the, nervous system locally.
A condition of nervous prostration, exhaustion,
attended by many inconstant, variable subjective symptoms, and
a few significant objective symptoms or phenomena. It is brought
about by a neuropathic tendency, combined with overwork or exertion
of any kind, excesses, traumatism with fright, and chronic diseases.
Many cases - in fact, nearly all cases of neurasthenia - have
their origin in mental strain, or thinking too much about, or
along business lines, and failing to regard the digestion of the
food eaten; that is, they pay too much attention to secular business
and give the digestive organs no time to do their work, hence
the exhaustion, for when the supply is cut off the system becomes
enervated for want of fuel. This is the case in almost all those
afflicted with nerve exhaustion. There is a lack of elements in
the blood, hence friction; hence waste; hence enervation.
The first attention should be given to the regulation
of the digestive apparatus, seeing to it that the proper, food
be eaten, thoroughly masticated, and then time allowed for its
digestion, resting for half an hour after each meal, giving the
nervous system time to furnish the normal secretions for digestion.
Adjusting the fifth to the eighth dorsal daily, so as to unite
the two forces. Concussion of the sixth and seventh dorsal will
See that the colon is kept free from impaction, by the use of
the high enema. Daily baths of Epsom salts, as mentioned elsewhere,
should be observed.
An inflammation of nerve trunks, as well as the
filaments, characterized by pain and paresis of the parts supplied
by the affected nerve trunk.
It results from wounds and injuries, venous congestion,
undue pressure long continued. It may involve many trunks, as
in neuritis of the sciatic nerve, or the nerves constituting the
retina; there is usually pain, tenderness, numbness, not only
of the nerves involved, but the tissue in which the nerves end.
The treatment, Neuropathically, depends upon the
nerves involved, and the special cause, or causes. These must
receive proper attention.
The pressure is usually due to venous congestion,
causing irritation of terminal nerve filaments, as is the case
in the retina; then the neck muscles should be relaxed, clavicles
raised, and the nerve pressure removed. Nutritious food is an
essential, and neutralization of the toxin should be seen to,
by the plentiful use of the sulphate of magnesia, internally as
well as externally. Sciatica is generally relieved by spinal-lumbar
adjustments. Sometimes the stretching of the pyriformis muscle
cures neuralgia (sciatica). Strong solutions of Epsom salts applied
over the seat of pain will be found very excellent in almost all
cases of neuritis, followed by proper adjustments. Applications,
with the towel wrung out of hot water, are soothing, relaxing,
and serve as an eliminant of the waste material.
Many cases of neurasthenia, due to eye strain, are
curable by arresting the nerve waste; glasses should be supplied
The symptoms are apparent, and the word paralysis
Paralysis is loss of power of voluntary motion resulting
from structural change in the brain, spinal cord or nerves ending
in a muscle, or any tissue in the body. Whether occurring in youth
or the aged, the result is the same, but in degree according to
the structural change, and the locality in the brain, as each
part functions special tissue or organs.
The effects are different in different individuals,
dependent upon age, temperament and degree of the injury and the
causes, and should receive attention accordingly. Intelligence,
not automatism, should govern the course to pursue, and the means
necessary to institute in each case - individual.
In all cases, must be made through the spinal nervous
area, from the occiput to the coccyx, wherever the indications
are present, and depending upon the condition of the spine.
If there are drawn vertebra in the neck, the nerves
there must be freed. The upper cervicals have nerves involving
the vaso-motor system, and facial paralysis is reached through
them; if in the arms, the brachial, or lower cervicals are involved;
and if in the chest or thoracic viscera, then the upper dorsal;
if in the bladder or pelvic area, the lower dorsal; if in the
lower limbs, the lumbar area will demand attention; for hemiplegia,
the adjustments may have to be made at the sixth dorsal, or in
the cervical, or dorsal; in fact, anywhere tenderness and deviation
are found; or even if there be no deviation, where there is tenderness,
and at the point where the nerves involved emerge from the spine,
anywhere along the entire spine.
There is a condition called Paralysis agitans -
"Parkinson's Disease" - shaking palsy, most common after
the age of forty years, and is characterized by a tremor of the
muscles, caused by alternate contraction and relaxation of the
muscular fibres, the tremor persists during rest, and involves
the arms and hands generally, scarcely ever the head. It influences
the rapid movement called the typical gait, or festination; the
patient has a progressive increase in rapidity in the gait until
a run is developed and the patient falls down, or seizes some
Up to the present time, the treatment has been unsatisfactory.
What can be done through spinal treatment, change of habits and
diet is yet to be determined.
Spinal adjustment of the cervicals in the brachial
area is indicated. Spondylotherapy - concussions - of the third
and fourth cervical, and the fifth and sixth dorsal are suggestive,
and may ameliorate the shaking somewhat.
I am inclined to believe this disease is congenital,
and Divine power alone has, thus far, been successful in relieving
the afflicted with that affection.
Bell's paralysis - facial paralysis - is an acute
affection of the seventh cranial nerves, due to cold, injury or
disease of the middle ear, or undue pressure, venous congestion,
etc., and characterized by inability to expectorate, whistle,
or swallow, a sudden onset, and by unilateral loss of facial motion.
It begins with tingling of the lips and tongue;
the eyelids are open; there is a lack of expression; the corners
of the mouth are depressed, and the face is drawn toward the well
side. The lesion seems to be in the aquaeductus fallopii. The
prognosis is favorable.
There are several names for paralysis affecting different parts
of the body. The Bulbar; Cerebral; Duchenne's; General, or Insane
paralysis (Paretic Dementia); Spinal paralysis; Infantile paralysis.
The latter is one of special importance. It is a condition peculiar
to childhood, and is nearly always brought on by feeding the child
on food which is too hard to digest, for its age, or too much
and too frequent feeding. It is associated with atrophy of the
muscles. It is a disease affecting the spine, and through the
intelligent application of Neuropathy, almost every case is curable.
For facial paralysis, adjustments of the upper cervical
should receive attention, together with manipulation to relax
the muscular structure.
For paralysis of the arms, or any part of them,
the fourth to the seventh cervicals and the first dorsal vertebras.
For paralysis agitans the treatment should be at
the first and second cervical, and regard to diet should be had,
and the fifth and sixth dorsal adjusted.
For the infantile paralysis the treatment will depend
on whether it be general or partial. The physician should apply
the adjustments according to the condition; as a rule, there need
be no mistake in adjusting the entire spine, especially covering
the areas involved, never forgetting the sixth dorsal, the third
lumbar, and the first to the fourth cervicals. For the atrophied
muscles, the limbs should be manipulated, so as to send the arterial
blood to every part; the dilation of the sphincter ani muscles
is an important thing to do, which can be done best with the finger
of the operator, or by the mother, or nurse who takes care of
We hope these directions will be understood, for
they mean everything to the patient. The removal of the pressure
is the only absolute remedy for paralysis, that is "take
off the pressure." Concussions of the tenth and twelfth dorsal
are very important, also the ninth dorsal. Be careful about regulating
the diet to suit the age, and to regulate the bowels, using the
high enema at stated times to relieve the colon, if indicated.
Paraplegia (See Paralysis).
( Abscess of the thumb or finger - Periosteitis.)
Use lemon at the start. Insert diseased member
in hole cut in a lemon, for several hours. Silicia 6x, four grain
doses, every three hours. The Neuropathic treatment is adjustment
of the outer, inner, or posterior cord. That means, at the fifth
cervical to the first dorsal, wherever the tenderness is found.
Inflammation of the parotid gland - mumps, the common
Adjustments at the third and fifth cervicals, and
fifth and seventh dorsal vertebra. Use strong Epsom salts water,
hot, applied to the under jaw, at angle of, for an hour at a time,
repeated often, renewing the moisture frequently.
The treatments of the neck and back should be repeated
daily, or oftener. Concussion on seventh cervical will be beneficial.
This is an acute or chronic inflammation of the
skin, characterized by the formation of successive crops of variously
sized, rounded, or oval bullas, affecting seriously the general
health, and often terminating fatally. The blebs of pemphigus
are tense, abruptly elevated, noninflammatory, and come out in
The cause - Too much carbonaceous food, and failure
to properly eliminate the waste. Constipation an accompaniment.
Use Epsom salts baths frequently, to open the pores
of the skin; and use the high enema, to cleanse the colon; repeating
the external and the internal baths daily. Regulate the diet,
confine it to vegetables and non-stimulating articles; avoid overloading
Adjustments of the spine at the fifth to the twelfth
dorsal daily; the warm Epsom salts bath daily will neutralize
the toxin which causes the trouble. The general circulation of
the body must be maintained at all times.
Concussions at the tenth dorsal vertebra are indicated,
and will do good.
Inflammation of the peritoneum. It may be acute
or chronic. It may be primary or secondary. It is characterized
by intense, abdominal pain, tenderness and distension, vomiting,
constipation, fever; pulse hard, wiry. The chronic form may result
from tuberculosis, cancer, nephritis and chronic alcoholism.
Adjustments at the fifth, sixth, seventh, tenth
and eleventh dorsal, and at the second and third lumbar vertebra.
Pressure on the vaso-motor area should be made, if indicated by
fever. Irrigation of the colon to remove impaction of feces, using
one ounce Epsom salts to a gallon of warm water, into which put
one or two ounces of glycerine; using this daily, until the impaction
is discharged; use hot fomentations on abdomen of the Epsom salts
water, until all pain subsides; limit the diet to a small quantity
of easily digestible food. Many cases respond at once to the spinal
adjustments above named. Find the tenderness and treat there,
at all times, in all conditions, regardless of the name of the
disease, and you will find that method to be amply sufficient,
if it relieves the pressure on nerves involved, and restores the
blood flow to a normal state.
Concussions on seventh cervical, sixth, ninth to
twelfth dorsal, and the first and second lumbar.
PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH).
Adjustments at the third, fourth and fifth dorsal
every day, once or twice. Concussions on the seventh cervical
and fourth dorsal will be beneficial, daily, or oftener. Adjustments
at the twelfth dorsal are always indicated in this disease.
PHARYNGITIS AND LARYNGITIS.
These are inflammation of the throat, especially
of the mucous membrane, due to congestion of venous blood being
retained in the veins by pressure upon the jugulars, caused by
muscular contraction of those attached to the clavicles.
The manipulation of the muscles of the neck, raising
the clavicles, are the essential thing to do, the first of all
things. The manipulations should be repeated according to the
conditions found. Adjustment at the fifth cervical, third to fifth
dorsal. Concussions at the seventh to relieve congestion in the
head and bronchii.
Piles are characterized by inflammation of the mucous
membrane of the rectum, swelling of the veins, engorgement, due
to impeded circulation of venous blood, causing enlargement of
the veins. They form into knotty tumors, and become inflamed and
exceedingly painful, especially if allowed to protrude.
Piles being the result of arrest of the circulation,
partially or complete, of the hemorrhoidal vein, the remedy is
suggestive - to restore the circulation in the vein. The relaxation
of the muscular fibres of the internal sphincter muscle is the
rational means to institute that is, with a bivalve speculum,
or the finger, dilate the sphincter as fully as conditions permit,
then press directly on the knotty, venous clots, place them above
the internal sphincter muscle; if they have become inflamed, use
the high enema, clearing the colon of impacted feces, which relieves
the pressure, and tends to arrest the congestion. The frequent
adjustment of the lumbar vertebra, especially the third, fourth
and fifth, relaxes the muscular structure through which the six
veins which form the plexus pass and permits the blood to flow
on into the iliac and the portal system - their normal channels.
This alone, when rightly done, will be sufficient to cure the
There are various stages, conditions and degrees
of congestion in this disease, and all sorts of remedies have
been recommended, many of them empirically.
A salve made of tannin acid 20 grains, and 10 grains
of pulverized opii, mixed with one ounce of vaseline, and applied
with the finger to the tumors two or three times a day, tends
to contract the tumor, relieve the pain, and will cure many cases,
temporarily at least. Another more rational remedy is Epsom salts
one ounce (evaporate the water from it by heating it in a stove),
then pulverize it, mix it with about double its bulk of vaseline,
making a salve; apply it two or three times a day. A hip bath,
or steaming over hot water, is a means of relief, but do not fail
to give the lumbar adjustment daily.
Regulate the diet, take moderate exercise daily.
Sedentary habits, and lack of proper attention to the bowels,
cause the trouble. The high enema, daily, divulsion of the sphincters,
and deep breathing are all essential. Frequently the adjustment
of the coccyx will be found necessary, especially if hemorrhage
occurs, and straightening it will arrest the trouble. Concussion
of the first to the third lumbar relieves the atonic condition.
PLEURISY (INFLAMMATION OF THE PLEURA).
It, like all inflammation, is a product of congestion,
or impediment somewhere in the circulatory apparatus, veins generally.
It may be acute or chronic. At it's onset it may be preceded by
a chill, followed by a fever, and intense pain; a short, dry,
distressing cough. The cough is usually short, lancinating, difficult,
and may be limited, or extend to the entire pleural membrane.
It will be a source of great relief to apply hot
cloths over the chest, frequently repeat, to relax the system
so the congestion will be relieved, and the pressure taken off
of the nerve filaments involved.
The treatment is by raising the arm, stretching
it, and using the fingers along the sides of the vertebra, suddenly
returning the arm to its normal position, which empties the intercostal
veins, and this relieves the constriction of the chest, empties
the venous blood in the Vena Azigos, relieving the chest walls
and taking off the pressure from the pleura. These several manipulations
may be utilized in this affection advantageously and to great
Adjustments at the fourth to the eighth dorsal unites
the forces and relieves the pain in a short time, saving the long
delay of recovery, as per medication.
Concussions at the third and fourth dorsal indicated.
Where there is high blood pressure, the concussions should begin
at the second dorsal.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, characterized
by pain, fever, difficulty of breathing, followed by a cough,
a prune-juice expectoration about the second day, and intense
pain throughout all of the parts involved.
The inflammation may be confined to one lobe in
one lung, or it may extend to other lobes, or include the entire
lung, on either or both sides.
There are many varieties of pneumonia, but it matters
not so much what kind is recognized by symptoms, the same treatment
applies to all. Conditions are to be changed, then the effect
The treatment consists in relieving the contracture
of the chest muscles. Stretching them by the extended arm movements
relaxes them and the congestion subsides; the pressure being removed
the pain and inflammation cease. Hot applications, with the Epsom
salts added, the usual quantity, neutralizes the toxic poison,
relaxes the muscles, the fever and pain subside. Adjustments of
the neck, spine and lumbar areas will be indicated. The fifth
dorsal to unite the forces; the second to the fourth to relieve
the upper dorsal area, the seventh dorsal for the stomach, the
eleventh and twelfth to stimulate the kidneys; the use of the
high enema where the colon is impacted, to relieve the pressure
from organs surrounding it, and remove the toxic poison therefrom.
Pressure on the motor area is an essential in fever,
to regulate the circulation of the heart's action.
Plenty of water should be given the patient, but
food should be withheld until all inflammation subsides, and the
tongue cleans off to normal.
It will be remembered, in this disease, that conditions
should be met as they occur, and the treatment varied, according
to age, stage of disease, its character, complications, and organs
This is a disease due to lack of normal nutrition
in childhood. Insufficient food, or improper food, lack of sunlight,
dampness, poverty, and city life. The structural changes are the
most marked in the bones of the skull, the long bones and the
The symptoms are restlessness and feverishness at
night, with profuse perspiration about the head, diffuse tenderness,
nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, slight diarrhea, nervousness,
There may be various complications, bronchial catarrh,
chronic hydrocephalous, and deformities.
Place the patient on proper food, in favorable environments,
meet the indications as regards treatment, according to condition
The spine will demand special attention at the seventh
dorsal; concussions at the ninth to twelfth dorsal.
Adjust the spine wherever there is tenderness, and
in the areas where the nerve filaments are felt to be sore to
pressure; keep the bowels regular.
TABES DORSALIS (LOCOMOTOR ATAXIA).
This is a chronic degeneration of the posterior
columns of the spinal cord, characterized by loss of coordination,
neuralgic pains in the limbs, loss of sensation and reflexes,
and visceral and trophic changes.
It is a disease of the male sex, and many cases
occur between thirty and forty years of age. It is generally considered
to be a nervous disease. Its symptoms are: disturbance of sensation;
loss of coordination; paralysis. The subject is unable to walk
upon a straight line with eyes closed, and even with difficulty
with them open. In walking, the feet are thrown in a grotesque
manner; the body sways from side to side. Ocular paralysis may
occur; palsy. There are many other symptoms manifest in this disease,
which may be learned in special treaties on disease, which are
unnecessary to note here.
The treatment, under the old regime, has not been
satisfactory, and under the new it is still a matter of conjecture,
as to a perfect cure, although much can be done to afford relief,
and benefit the patient in many ways.
The errors in diet should be corrected, all stimulants
avoided, a strict temperate life lived, proper care of the body
maintained, and the kind of exercise taken which will not fatigue.
The adjustments should be made along the spine wherever indicated,
especially where the vital organs are in any way controlled through
the spinal nerves. The heart, stomach, liver and kidney places
are to be especially looked after. The proper nourishment is the
important thing that demands the strictest attention.
Adjustments at the fifth and to the twelfth dorsal
are always indicated. Keep the whole spine as nearly perfect as
possible, which tends to keep the body in a normal condition;
all of which are conducive to comfort of the patient.
Typhoid fever is an acute, infectious affection,
due to a special poison, the decomposition of animal and vegetable
affording the usual malaria. Inhalation of the effluvia arising
therefrom produces enervation, with a special tendency to inflammation
of the intestinal glands and follicles - Peyer's and Brunrer's.
The inflammation extends to the entire abdominal
viscera, including the peritoneum, causing intense pain, irritability,
stupor and delirium in many cases, especially of a malignant character;
soreness and gurgling in the right iliac region. This disease
is so common that almost every one knows it at sight, without
For the tympanites, apply cloths wrung out of hot
water, into which about four ounces of Epsom salts have been dissolved,
repeating these until all pain and swelling subside. Use high
enemas with a tablespoonful of Epsom salts (Antitoxin) to one
gallon of as hot water as can be well borne, until the colon has
been thoroughly emptied; this to be repeated daily.
Sponge the body, all over, daily with water, into
which there is dissolved one tablespoonful of Epsom salts to a
quart of the water.
Give patient a little water to drink every half
to one hour, giving no food until the tongue is natural, and hunger
is manifest; then use care to omit food hard to digest, or food
containing too much starch or fats.
The means which keep up a free circulation of the
fluids of the body must be attended to daily; adjustments at the
fifth to the twelfth dorsal, daily, are essential, wherever indicated
by any soreness or tenderness along the spine. Attend to the eliminating
organs, the removal of the excreta, also its disinfection scrupulously
The atlas and upper cervical adjustments may be
needed to subdue the fever, in connection with the sixth dorsal.
Concussion at the eleventh dorsal is also indicated to relax the
intestines and peritoneum.
The above course will be sufficient in all cases,
changed or modified as conditions and circumstances demand, or
as indicated, being careful not to let up in the use of water
internally and externally.
Warts are cured in a short while by applying, with
a small stick, or the end of a match, just enough to moisten the
wart, the following mixture, daily, once or twice: Iodide of potassium,
20 grains; iodine, resub., 10 grains; mix together in half ounce
of water (kept corked in a bottle, with rubber or glass cork).
Touch the wart by the use of a small stick, twice daily, and the
wart will disappear in a few days, even before you know it is
gone. The wart is absorbed.
How to Reduce Swelling of the Uvula, and
Treat Sore Throat.
Introduce the index finger into the mouth, placing
the end of finger back as far as the last molar tooth, against
the soft palate, just behind the hard palate; with a sliding,
rolling motion, with considerable pressure, move the finger from
one side to the other (of the mouth), and back again; this is
sufficient for one treatment. It should be repeated every day
This is an excellent treatment for cough, caused
by the uvula pressing down against the pharynx, reducing its size,
lessening the source of irritation. It is a salutary remedy; and
should be applied for all tonsillary affections, tonsillitis,
pharyngitis and prolapsus of the soft palate.
It will be understood by the reader that we recognize
the nerve influence exerted by the pressure, as well as the fact
that opening the channels through which the pent-up fluids are
emptied, has much to do with the results of the treatment.
Spinal adjustments which relax the cervical muscles,
and liberate the nerves involved, occupy a prominent place in
all conditions found in the head, face, mouth, throat and the
neck, and should always receive due attention.
In many cases and conditions, adjustment of the
neck may be sufficient, but wherever there are contracted muscles
pressing upon the nervous system, or preventing normal venous
and capillary circulation, it should receive due attention.