SPECIFIC ENDO-NASAL, AURAL AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES.
In this chapter we will deal with what are called specific
conditions that are given diagnostic connotation according to locality. However,
we do not or must not lose sight of the constitutional unity of the whole
body. Only he who has a true comprehension of the whole and who regards nature
as a grand indivisible unity is in a position to rightly interpret the phenomena
of symptoms of disease that are manifested here and there in the body. Nature
exhibits the same material in various and dissimilar forms. Water is a unit,
but is seen in the forms of fluid, mist, steam and cloud changed by variations
in temperature. The body is a unit, but changed by variations from normal,
by the habits of sleeping, eating, drinking, working, and thinking, and sometimes
the emphasis of change manifests itself in one locality of the body.
There are many physical aids that may implement
these Endo-nasal, Aural and Allied Techniques, such as electrical apparatus,
dietetics, hydrotherapy, and other forms of treatment.
Diseases of the External and Middle
Eczema of Auricle and Auditory Canal. - This
condition is quite common. The symptoms are those of eczema on any other
part of the body. The firm, red surface of the auricle and canal may be covered
with scales, or vesicles, and traversed by fissures. There is more or less
Treatment. - There is a constitutional
cause for this condition. Irritation by any habit of the patient should be
eliminated by instruction and manipulative treatment. Give General Techniques
Nos. 1, 2 and 4 until acute condition subsides, then give No. 5.
Aids. - Cleanliness is important. After thoroughly
cleaning the part, apply a 50-50 solution of lemon juice and water by absorbent
cotton. Water cooled ultraviolet lamp is also recommended. The patient should
be warned about scratching lest he cause abrasions and create more serious
Earache without any Impairment o f Hearing. - The importance of quick attention
to any distress in the ear cannot be emphasized too strongly. It may be the
beginning of an abscess in the middle ear, which if promptly examined and
treated may avoid more serious complications. Unless there is a deeper constitutional
cause, most of the earaches come from swimming, or picking the ears with instruments
that scratch the membrane or come in contact with the drum too forcefully.
Too strong currents of air may strike the ears and set up a temporary irritation;
mild reflex irritations from congestions in nose, throat, and the pharyngeal
cavity may cause some symptoms of pain, or muscular rheumatic diathesis may
be present. Every ear distress has a possibility of serious complications.
- Radiant light heat and infra-red
have been found to produce splendid results. Positive galvanism, which
has been successful, is given by placing an electrode in the ear or a pad
electrode behind the affected ear, with the negative pad on the opposite side
of the neck. Heat of some nature is necessary. After all the pain has been
relieved, all of the General Endo-nasal, Aural and Allied Techniques would
be of great benefit.
Otitis Media Non-suppurative. - Otalgia
of this nature is usually of catarrhal
origin, created by anoxia of the middle ear. The middle ear, in health, consumes
great quantities of air and oxygen. This air is supplied through the eustachian
tube. If the nose and the pharyngeal cavity and the cavity of Rosenmuller
have obstructions by mucus, ptosis, adenoids, or adhesions, the entrance of
air and oxygen to the eustachian tube is shut off, and the air in the middle
ear is rarefied. This causes engorgement of the blood vessels and in time
a serious exudate is poured out which fills the tympanic cavity, causing the
tympanum to bulge, giving pain on pressure. This exudate becomes purulent
and infected by bacteria because of the lack of cooling by the germ-destroying
elements of air and oxygen. The amount of pressure against the drum will vary
according to the amount of interference with air passing through the eustachian
tube. If the interference is slight, there may be a low degree of congestion,
which may pass off in a day or two. When the pain is exceptionally severe,
the interference by congestion or ptosis of the eustachian tube is very great.
If the congestion is not released, then the otitis will go on to rupture or
paracentesis of the drum membrane.
The Endo-nasalist has before him three tasks:
First, to relieve the pain; second, to create drainage, and third, to remove
all obstructions to the intake of air into the middle ear. We are convinced
that if rupture and paracentesis can be avoided by establishment of the above
three healing processes, the patient will in future years be better off if
afterward an occasional Endo-nasal treatment is given.
Signs. - The signs of this disease
are pain and throbbing with certain degrees in loss of hearing. Some
have tinnitus, redness, and a bulging outward of the drum tympani with disappearance
of all signs of the malleus except the handle.
Extraneous points of examination for possible
infiltration of toxemic substances and obstructions are the teeth, tonsils,
hose, pharyngeal cavity, carotid sinus block, the liver and intestines through
congestion and constipation.
- The first step as we have noted
before is the relief of pain. Methods suggested for otalgia are all useful.
Radiant light heat has been advocated as
the ideal treatment for otitis media. It is claimed it will lessen the earache
immediately, and in most cases the membrane and canal will clear up in two
or three days, the exudate will be absorbed, and the bulging of the drum disappear,
paracentesis avoided and infection controlled. While we can see how the pain
would be lessened by the heat, yet we fail to understand how the obstructions
of a static nature can be removed by the radiant heat. This, as we see it,
can be done only by finger or instrumental surgery. This brings us to the
second desired result; namely, removal of obstructions and drainage. After
all pain has subsided, every General Technique should be given, with special
emphasis on the external and posterior nares, eustachian tube, and tonsils.
Treatments for at least six to eight weeks, twice each week, should follow
an acute attack, with diets and vitamins to suit each particular case.
Acute and Chronic Purulent Otitis Media.
- Otitis is a discharging ear with small or large perforation or with
complete obliteration of the membrane tympani. Barring accidents and paracentesis,
it is otherwise a sequence of acute catarrhal otitis media with rupture. In
some cases the discharge may last only a few days or weeks and then cease.
In others, it will continue intermittently or almost continuously for a long
time, even through life.
The symptoms are easily recognized; the discharge
and odor. The odor of discharge is not as offensive in some cases as in others,
but so far as we have been able to judge the odor has no special significance
in evaluating the effect of treatments or of the virulence of the disease.
Both the non-offensive and offensive seem to respond alike in a given time.
Some never respond except by surgery, and few patients care to submit to the
operation because of the risk of total deafness in the affected ear. Many
patients and others who have discharging ears can hear rather well without
aids of any kind if the discharge does not block the ear entirely. It often
happens that after the ear is blocked for a day or two, the pressure of pus
forces the block out and there is an overflowing rush of fluid for a few seconds.
It is known that people have lived for a half century and more with this condition,
and gotten along very well except for some annoyance from the odor. Surgical
interference, of course, should be suggested only as the last resort.
Treatment. - The damage having been
done to the tympanum by rupture or paracentesis, and to the contents of the
tympanic cavity by pus and other exudates, the effort of the Endo-nasalist
must be directed toward saving as much of the hearing as possible, and to
the removal of the causes of the discharge. The causes can be stated briefly
as anoxia of the middle ear and imperfect drainage. There also may be anoxemia,
created by the anemia or ischemia of tuberculosis, syphilis, or diabetes.
These latter complications make such cases almost hopeless, but the physician
should try at least to bring about some relief.
Since this condition is generally a sequence of otitis
media, it follows then that after the acute attack, sufficient drainage and
aerifying did not take place and there was a prevention of the recession into
the lymphatics or open cavities of the catarrhal substances. Draining must
now be established. To overcome the blocking and anoxia, give the full General
Endo-nasal, Aural and Allied Techniques, with specific techniques on tonsils,
the pharyngeal cavity, and the eustachian tube cavity on the side of the affected
ear. All sorts of remedies have been offered for discharging ears, but none
of them will amount to much unless the obstructions to the intake of air and
oxygen are removed.
Aids. - To keep the ear clean, a light wash
of two ounces of warm water with ten drops of lemon juice has been found very
suitable. The patient lies on the opposite side to that of the affected ear.
The solution is put in by a dropper. After a few seconds the patient turns
over and floods it out. This is repeated until the solution is used up. Ultraviolet
light from a water cooled lamp is of some value, but should not be employed
until obstructions have been removed in the nose, pharynx and the cavity of
Zinc ionization has been reported to bring
about very favorable results, both alone and as an aid to Endo-nasal Therapy.
This technique and its contra-indications should be studied thoroughly before
the operation is performed. Efforts should be made by diets and exercises,
especially of walking, to build up the patient's resistance.
Impacted Cerumen. - By the removal of a plug
of wax or some other substance from the external auditory canal, countless
numbers of people throughout the world have been relieved of deafness.
Cerumen is a light yellow semi-fluid which secretes outward.
Its functions are to lubricate the meatus, preserve the elasticity of the
lining membrane, and by its stickiness prevent insects and atmospheric bodies
from entering the middle ear. Sometimes this cerumen will harden and block
the whole canal and cause deafness. The first symptoms noticed by the patient
are a fullness and itching and a sudden loss in acuteness of hearing. If at
this time the average person would see a physician for examination and treatment,
instead of probing the ear with matches, hairpins, and other instruments,
he would save himself from serious complications. Hardening of the wax is
associated with some constitutional irritations that need to be removed as
well as the wax. These instruments which the patient may use to cleanse the
canal, push and pack the wax with some epithelial cells deeper into the ear.
- General Techniques Nos. 1, 2,
4 and 5 (6 if necessary) should be used. Twenty-four hours before removing
the wax, put in the ear four drops of warm camphorated oil, or some other
oil if preferred, but we have found camphorated oil more penetrating and soothing.
On the second visit, after twenty-four hours have passed, create heat in ears
with vibrations in all directions. Then with a medium size syringe, rubber
or metal, aimed at the top of the wax, force the warm water strongly at first,
then slowly. If all wax is not removed after two or three syringefuls, have
patient return in twenty-four hours, repeating the treatment described above.
If any pain has been caused, some form of heat will give immediate relief.
Another method is the instillation of about five drops
of hydrogen peroxide followed by irrigation. Some favor the method of putting
the oils in to soften the mass, then the instillation of hydrogen peroxide
to bubble out the mass. The patient can be instructed in the performance of
the last method. The writer, however, prefers to do these operations rather
than let the patient run the possibility of doing himself more harm than good.
(See Fig. 30.)
Otosclerosis. - This is a condition that
is baffling to say the least. In a class room, our professor once remarked
that otosclerosis is a condition about which the doctor is in the dark, can
see nothing, and the poor patient can hear almost nothing, if not absolutely
deaf. For a definition of this condition, we have searched the literature
available, and all definitions are practically the same with some slight deviation
in the use of words. The substance of them all is that otosclerosis is a spongification
of the bony capsule of the labyrinth and fixation of the stapes, due to ankylosis
of the oval window, the membrana tympani are normal and the eustachian tubes
are of normal patency. It is easy to accept the first part of this definition
relative to spongification, ankylosis and fixation, but difficult to accept
the last part, in view of our experience. Most of these patients, on close
examination, show some variations in color and contour of the tympanum, and
a bulging of the carotid sinus area, which denotes a ptosis of the eustachian
Again, if the patency of the eustachian tubes
were true, it is extremely doubtful if spongification could have taken place.
It may be true that the ear can be inflated and the sound can be considered
to be that of the air going through the tube by force. However, if there had
not been an anoxia, thereby causing a rarefication of the air in the first
place, no engorgement or spongification could have taken place. It is reasonable
then to suppose that preceding the otosclerosis, there were toxemic infiltrations,
stasis, exudates, and hardening due to a lack of free exercise of the eustachian
tube functions, and the assumption that the eustachian tube is not fulfilling
all its functions remains even after the disease has fully developed. The
assumption also remains that the origin of the cause of auditory sclerosis
is the same as sclerosis or arthritis anywhere else in the body. It is our
practice in all cases of this nature to study thoroughly all signs of physical
disturbances in the whole body. Intoxications from the intestinal tract, rheumatoid
arthritis from excessive calcium, use of drugs, tobacco and alcohol are all
studied carefully. Anemia, local ischemia tuberculosis, and other symptoms
which can produce anoxia and anoxemia are investigated.
Those who were not afflicted by heredity
usually have a rather long history of congestions and colds affecting the
nose, the pharyngeal cavities in particular. Extension of the congestion through
the eustachian tube to the middle ear diminishes the amount of air that normally
should pass through the tube. Because of this diminished amount of air, the
congestion begins to dry, a process which eventually affects the bones producing
a hyperostosis with spongification and fixation of the ossicles.
Symptoms. - There
is a gradual loss of hearing, but sometimes this varies, the hearing being
better some days than others, especially if the weather is dry and clear,
but the trend is toward greater deafness. The membrane tympani is usually
showing its normal luster, but careful examination will reveal some signs
of congestion of the inner wall. Patients say they can hear better in noisy
places; others say they hear the sound of the voice but cannot quickly distinguish
the words spoken. This slow apprehension is due to the weight of the congestion
on the inner wall of the tensor tympani. While in a noisy place, the weight
of the external vibrations forces the congestion back of the tympanum to recede
enough to allow the vibrations to go through. Noise and voice vibrations are
blended, but by some inherent or developed faculty they are able to differentiate
the sounds and interpret them one from the other. The patient will hear his
own voice at a pitch higher than others, and if of a nervous temperament,
he will be afraid of it and speak very low. It disturbs him to speak loudly
because of the pitch in bone conduction and also from the fear he is yelling
at people. Some overcome the fear and go to the other extreme, and they really
do yell in conversation. Tinnitus is present in more or less degree and is
worse at night than in the day time. Tinnitus, we have found, varies much
in tensity according to the general physical condition and the temperament
of the patient.
- This is a condition that involves
the whole upper respiratory and auditory apparatuses. Therefore, all
General Techniques should be given at least twice a week. Emphasis should
be placed on external nasal, tonsil, and post nares drainage, with a thorough
clearing away of adhesions, adenoids and toxic matters from the whole pharyngeal
space, and an effort to get the finger in the fossa of Rosenmuller to massage
and clear the auditory orifice. (See specific techniques on breaking adhesions
and raising the eustachian tube.) In addition to the above, every effort should
be made to get more freedom in all the processes of respiration. Diathermy
has proved itself of great value from reports we have received. The idea is
that since diathermy is very useful in treating any conditions of fibrous
connective tissue formations, or fixations of joints, it is reasonable to
assume that it should act on the same principle in the middle ear. The purpose,
then, of applying diathermy is similar to that of treating a joint. Absorption
of calcified deposits may be affected to such a degree that function is at
least partially restored. Diathermy increases the arterial flow in the part
treated and augments the return circulation; intercellular tension is thus
altered and cellular activity stimulated. Furthermore, it is fairly well accepted
that sedative diathermy aids in the absorption of effusions, the softening
of exudates and fibrous tissues, and in relaxation of muscle spasms. By giving
the general endo-nasal treatments and the few specific techniques as mentioned
above, we believe we have the best approach to this problem, because of attention
to the constitution as a whole. No. 1 and No. 2 diets, alternated day by day,
for a period of a month or so, with supplemental vitamin therapy, and some
clear-cut instructions to the patient on their habits of life, can be of assistance.
Total deafness may be delayed, or hearing gradually restored to such a degree
that the patient will not need to resort to lip reading or mechanical devices.
It is wise to instruct the patient in living the positive life, or forming
the habit in conversation of insisting on hearing distinctly what is being
said before replying. This will in time rehabituate the functional faculties
of reception and interpretation of sound waves. These are like any other portions
of the body; if not exercised, they atrophy.
Temporary Fixation of Membrana Tympani and
the Ossicles. - Very
often patients will complain of
a fullness in the ear with some sound as of wind coming out or going in. They
complain of being dull of apprehension and also lack of alertness. Nothing
seems to be wrong. However, a careful examination of the membrana tympani
may reveal some slight deformities or variations in position.
Now, examine Fig. 31 and then look into the ear of a
normal hearing person who has not complained of any ear troubles worthy of
note for some years. You will notice that the cone or membrana tensor is pearl
gray and of transparent appearance: It is like a light in a cavern. The whole
drum is oblique in appearance. Notice now the short process of the malleus
located in the upper portion of the drum. In health, it is yellowish white.
Then look at the long process of the malleus terminating in the lower middle
of the "U" of the membrane at what is known as the umbo, or the funnel-shaped
area of the drum membrane. Look carefully into the ears of several people
of good hearing and you will notice some slight variations in color and light
reflex; however, the variations are very slight, but all variations are of
significance when a patient complains of pain. However, if there is a fullness
felt and a slight lack of acuteness then we can regard it as a temporary fixation
of the tympani itself and possibly a temporary fixation of the ossicles.
Treatment. - A
little heat applied in any form and then the General Endo-nasal, Aural and Allied
Techniques with emphasis. on No. 4 and No. 5.
and Congestion in Head. - This
condition is purely constitutional
and requires a full constitutional treatment. In the vast majority of cases
one treatment is required to cause the elimination processes to become so
active that a return visit is not necessary.
- Give the whole lymphatic treatment
thoroughly with special emphasis on the liver squeeze, and the Lake Head
Recoil Adjustment. Put finger up into the posterior nares as far as possible
and start a side-to-side movement, pulling the finger downward and outward
slowly. Tell patient to go home and drink one glass of water with the juice
of half a lemon every four hours, and if weather is bad to stay at home. If
a second visit is necessary, give a rectal dilation in addition to the above
to release gases, and also give small finger treatment of the external nasal
canal to aid drainage from the sinuses.
- This can be described as a filling
up of the head and respiratory apparatus. It is the product of numerous
colds aggravated by climate, drafts, drugs of suppressive nature, and many
substances inhaled. Originally, however, it started by anoxia and anoxemia,
and is perpetuated by a continued existence of those two conditions. The disease
is usually in three stages. The first stage, the dryness of the mucous membrane,
is so pronounced that even the head and body aches from nerve reflexes. There
is sneezing, lacrimation, and itching. There may be some fever. The second
stage is when the healing crisis of the natural processes of the body are
set in motion by fever to bring about the third state when the discharge becomes
quite free and is sometimes streaked with blood. For a time there is relief,
but unless the obstacles to normal respiration are removed, recurrence will
take place, and since this is a condition of the mucous membrane that extends
to all of the sinuses, the ears, pharyngeal space and tonsils, serious complications
Treatment. - Give the Lymphatic Drainage
Technique, the Lake Head Recoil Adjustment, the Enlarging of the External
Nares, and the Pharyngeal Dilation Technique.
Patient should be instructed to maintain
an erect posture and to breathe through the nose consciously for a time, so
as to establish the habit. Most sufferers of rhinitis are mouth breathers.
Aids. - Apply heat of any nature as long
as it does not reach the point of coagulating the blood. Vitamin therapy and
the drinking of several glasses of water a day with the juice of half a lemon
aid in the solution of the solids and relaxing the mucous membrane. After
the discharge has been established, all the techniques are advisable for several
Tinnitus. - Nerve-wracking noises
in the head or ears are the condition known as tinnitus. It is a joy to see
the light of gratitude in the faces of those who have been even temporarily
relieved of this condition. The writer knew for years the distress of lying
awake at night with head throbbing and noises of many kinds and tensity going
through the head. Not much attention was paid to a variety of sounds and pitches,
but when only one sound was vibrating at one pitch, it was at times almost
unbearable. It is too much to hope that some day a method of relief, regardless
of the causative factors, will be found for all causes. Up to now, however,
and probably for years to come, the only method of giving relief and the possible
eradication of this condition is the process of eliminating causative factors
one by one.
Some have been relieved by accident. Four
years ago a lady of fifty, who had our treatments for weeks with no relief
at all, was suddenly entirely relieved while undergoing a treatment. While
she was getting the gland raising treatment of the neck, the operator's hand
accidentally struck a slight blow on the lower ridge of the occiput. slight
headache resulted. Two days later the patient returned and said the headache
had passed off quickly and she had heard no noises. Up to this time, she has
experienced no return of tinnitus.
We have another case on file in which a gentleman
told us of the noises in his head stopping when he experienced an accident
to his foot. These, of course, are extreme and rare cases, but they do illustrate
the far reaching and various elements that enter into this complex problem
At a recent seminar, we asked a noted specialist what
success he had in the relief of tinnitus. He replied, "Very little; it is
too big a problem to hold the patient long enough for a final solution." This
is the biggest problem, holding the patient until every cause of the condition
is explored and treated. The outline of related causes of this troublesome
condition is long. We will attempt to make it as brief as possible. Some noise
may come from deformities in the hearing apparatus itself, fixation of the
tympani and the ossicles, and from the air pressure being too much lower on
one side of the tympanum than on the other. There are sounds that come from
low blood pressure that create local vacuums with squeezes on surrounding
tissues and those from high blood pressure, slurgging hissing sounds accompanied
by throbbing and vertigo; sounds from nerve deafness or reflexed from nerve
irritations anywhere in the body or brain. The brain sounds may be due to
tumors or other neoplasms. Tinnitus is, then, a symptom which occurs as a
part of the majority of ear diseases, but also it is in many cases reflexed
from systemic disorders apart from ear disturbances. In the ear it is usually
associated with suppurative otitis media, otitis media from catarrhal colds,
ptosed, strictured and air tight eustachian tubes, from nasal obstructions
and impacted cerumen disturbances of the semilunar canals and cochlea.
If vertigo is present it can be taken for
granted there is a constitutional toxemia present, or the patient is smoking
too much. Lately we were told by a gentleman that he heard noises and felt
dizzy only after smoking. This leads us to remark that when treating for tinnitus
with vertigo, tobacco and liquors in any form should not be used, at least
while taking treatments.
Treatment. - Many
have but a single attack of tinnitus which may be reflexed from some abdominal
organ or organs, particularly the liver, and may recover completely in a short
time. Others may have it for years, or a lifetime, unless the cause is found
and removed. While giving the full General Techniques, diligent search should
be made for the cause; urinalysis, and hemoglobin and blood count tests should
be made in every case. High acidosis, sugar, albumen and chlorides to an appreciable
amount may be evidence of anoxemia, diabetes, and nephritis. These present
serious implications in connection with tinnitus and vertigo. The color and
blood count test will help establish the presence of anemia or leukemia. These
diseases mentioned with uremia, gout, arteriosclerosis and migraine are sometimes
accompanied by tinnitus. Look at the toe nail, denoting an anemia of the spinal
nerves. Give all the General Endo-nasal, Aural and Allied Techniques and specific
techniques according to the findings.
Aids. - Fasts of one or two days, with a
follow through of Diet No. I and No. 2 alternately for a month, have been
of great benefit to those who show toxemic tendencies. Negative galvanism
is recommended and diathermy, through the finger tips of the doctor held in
the patient's ear, also endocrine therapy off the adrenal and thyroid types.
Thorough elimination should be established and we have known of cases where
colonic irrigations accomplished splendid results. Zone therapy has its merits
if the patient will persist in its performance. Pressure on the internal and
external carotid artery on one side for about five minutes, when the tinnitus
is extremely annoying, has produced temporary relief; also pressure on the
roof of the mouth underneath the noise area. Concussion of the seventh cervical
has helped some, also vibration on the whole head area. If all of these fail,
and the patient is in a state of nervous exhaustion, plugging for five minute
periods about five times a day will help. A small rubber tube completely incased
in absorbent cotton, so made that it will slip easily into the ear, is inserted
in the ear as far as possible without force. If there is a perforation in
the drums, it can be placed just over it. If the cotton tube is placed in
the appropriate place, there is nearly always an immediate diminishing of
the sounds in all patients. The location is not uniform. The patient, after
being shown, can be instructed to do this at home. For the first few days
it should be removed after five minutes. After this treatment, dry heat of
some nature is very helpful.
Vertigo. - Vertigo is a very distressful
affliction and may come from many causes. Chronic anoxia or anoxemia produces
symptoms resembling drunkenness, without the stimulation of drunkenness. It
produces, instead, a very depressed and fatigued feeling before and after
It may accompany tinnitus and usually does. The semicircular
canals of the ear have not been mentioned before because we do not believe
they have anything to do with the perception of sound or the locating of sound
waves, but rather with the coordination of the movements of the body balance.
Here in the semicircular canals is the source of vertigo caused by reflexes
from obstructions in the respiratory system, or reflexes from tumor in the
cranium, irritations of gastric or uterine disturbances, pharyngeal congestion,
certain drugs, tobacco, alcohol, auto-intoxication, high and low blood pressure,
and many more conditions apart from the ear itself. Any abnormal condition
of the ear can produce vertigo in a more or less degree, but should it be
so severe that the person reels or falls, there is a reflex combination of
ear disturbances, and hepatic, systemic or cranial disturbances.
Treatment. - Give all
of the General Techniques. Place patient on a milk fast, consisting of one
glass of milk every two hours, for a day at least. Careful search should be
made for the one cause or the combination of causes and they should be removed
if at all possible. Every part of the auditory and respiratory apparatus should
be explored for possible clues. Emphasis should be placed on the liver and
spleen techniques. Rectal dilation for expulsion of gases is often of great
value, also colonic irrigations.
The Eustachian Tube Deformities. - Here
is the greatest source and cause of deafness. The
average person has more or less an accumulation of catarrhal waste matter
in the pharyngeal cavity at all times, so that when it reaches the stage of
a cold or healing crisis a free outlet is required. If, however, the resiliency
of the soft palate is impaired or is adhered to the pharyngeal wall, and if
the lymphatics are inactive, proper drainage cannot take place, and by extension,
the toxic waste matter goes along this membranous tube or blocks it at the
entrance. If there is sufficient inflammation and anoxia, there may be a destruction
of the whole hearing apparatus. Apart from the catarrhal condition, the eustachian
tube may fall or bend slightly, in which case there is a shut-off of pressure
as when a hose is bent. This position lends itself to the development of hypertrophy
with hardening of deposits in a portion of the tube, or atrophy of a portion
or even the whole tube.
Our task, then, is to attempt to get air
in the tube. However, before we can do this, it may be necessary to attempt
to raise up the whole bony structure in the neighborhood of the eustachian
tube. Here we run into great difficulty in trying to present the image or
location of the eustachian tube orifice. If you have practiced the strategy
of approach to the whole pharyngeal cavity and mastered it, you are now ready
to explore the Rosenmuller cavity in which is located the eustachian tube
orifice. Let us see if we can make some kind of a picture of it. Briefly,
the eustachian tubes are two tubes about 1/2 inches long, passing downward,
forward and inward from the middle ear to the nasopharynx. They consist of
one-third bone and two-thirds fibrocartilage. They are lined by ciliated epithelium.
The eustachian orifice is situated at the upper lateral portion of the pharyngeal
cavity behind the posterior part of the inferior meatus just above the nasal
floor underneath the curve of the plica salpingo and palatina pharyngea cartilage.
The large pad on the curve of this cartilage, which is covered with tissue,
is sometimes called the bulbous mass. It curves over the fossa of Rosenmuller,
in which is found the slit of the tube.
All the written descriptions, drawings and
pictures in the world will not do very much in the way of making an image.
The pharyngeal mirror with a good light will, with some practice, reveal the
slit of its opening, but practice with the finger in the pharyngeal space
will do more to train you than any other method. Find that bulbous mass or
tubal cartilage, then slip your finger down about an eighth of an inch and
you are in the orifice of the eustachian tube. (See Fig. 32.)
Treatment. - Before attempting to treat
the eustachian tubes, the whole pharyngeal cavity must be cleansed of all
foreign matter. In the pharyngeal cavity, there are normally only the following
contents, which are prominent: the tubal fold, of the plica salpingo palatina
and, at its curve, the pharyngea; the septum and the membrane; above can be
felt the turbinates. Anything else is of foreign substance. These foreign
substances can be adenoids, adhesions, polypi, masses of mucus with the consistency
of jelly, or lumps of mucus that have solidified. All of these are treated
under separate headings.
The purpose of these treatments is to get
air and oxygen passing through the tubes into the middle ear. Give General
Techniques Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, then note if pharyngeal cavity has been
made free of any foreign substances. After this make a test of the patency
of the tube to see if air is going through. If not, give the following specific
Have patient sit on stool. With the nurse
holding head, stand on left side of patient. Put thumb of left hand on soft
tissue one inch back of the angle of the jaw bone just behind the auricle
of the ear. Put middle finger of right hand in the fossa of Rosenmuller as
snugly as possible. Give easy upward jerks with the left thumb, at the same
time giving light pumping movements with the finger of the right hand inserted
in the mouth of the tube. Do not say it is impossible before trying it. After
this technique, make tests with the Politzer air bag. It may be necessary
for the patient to help at home by putting something between the teeth on
the affected side to aid in. pushing the ptosed tissues up a little. Fifteen
minutes a day of holding a small wad of cotton or rubber between the teeth
will be sufficient.
- Adhesions are the abnormal jointing
of parts to each other and may be found in any part of the body. They are
like strings of tissue, and in the pharyngeal cavity may be single or
multiple in number, and go in one direction or different directions.
In the pharyngeal cavity and the fossa of
Rosenmuller, only one finger can be used.
- It is taken for granted that
now you have mastered the strategy of approach to the pharyngeal cavity.
Now feel for these strings of tissue. If they are horizontal, hook the finger
up around them, then pull the finger out. If they are vertical, then move
the finger from side to side. If they are broken, there will be some bleeding.
Caution the patient not to blow the nose for at least ten minutes. Have patient
gargle with glass of cold water.
of Sense of Smell and Taste. - The
cause of this condition, barring injury, is due to frequent colds, chronic
rhinitis, dryness of the membrane or hard mucus paralyzing the olfactory nerve,
shutting off all its sensitivity. This, again, is a constitutional condition
and must be treated as such complemented by Endo-nasal Therapy.
- Give General Techniques No.
1, with emphasis on the cervical glands ; No. 2, Lake Head Recoil Adjustment;
No. 4, Opening and Massaging the Pharyngeal Cavity, No. 6, Nasal Dilation
and Drainage. After a few treatments, make tests with some strong but pleasant
odor. Do not pour odor substance in orifices. Note. In a case of impotency
in man or woman, it would be well to examine the sense of smell. The nose
has a strong sexual character as can be seen in all animals.
Mastoiditis. - This
is an inflammation with pus filling up the porous portion of the mastoid
bone. This bone actually is a sinus acting as a sounding board for the ear.
It must be remembered that the middle ear consists of a series of communicating
pneumatic spaces, beginning with the pharyngeal end of the eustachian tube
in the lateral wall of the nasopharynx and terminating in the pneumatic spaces
of the mastoid processes that in health are filled with air.
- Two things must be borne in
mind (1) the future of the patient relative to prevention of poor hearing
and tinnitus aurium, and (2) the safety of the patient, if conservative treatment
is instituted, then general supportive measures and establishing free drainage
are recommended. There has been much discussion as to whether hot or cold
applications are best. Both sides have a fair argument. We usually see which
gives the most comfort to the patient for awhile, and then apply the cold
packs if temperature remains high. The pus is thus slowly taken up by the
blood stream for elimination. Infra red light has been found useful, applied
for five minute periods at intervals of every hour. Diet: Fast on fruit juices
while acute condition lasts. With all this remember that the quicker the air
gets in the better. Then, as soon as possible without giving too much pain,
open the pharyngeal and Rosenmuller cavities. After inflammation has subsided,
give all General Techniques for a few weeks, testing to see if eustachian
tube is patent.
Sinus Troubles. - “Sinus” means a “hollow”
or “cavity.” There are eight groups of cavities in the bone of the skull,
four on each side. There is an antrum or maxillary sinus in each cheekbone.
The frontal sinuses are above the eyes. Along the inner wall of each eye are
the ethmoid and deep within the skull lie the two sphenoid sinuses.
The function of these cavities is to give lightness and
balance to the head and to act as a sounding board to the voice; in health
they are filled with air and a normal residual oxygen content. When deprived
of air, they cause distress and a certain amount of unbalance and loss of
resonant tone. There are three principal reasons why the sinuses become oxygen
starved: (1) Lack of proper elimination, blocking up the head with excessive
waste matters; (2) Injuries to the tubes that carry the oxygen to them; (3)
Irritating them by smoking and improper habits of posture and breathing.
Treatment. - Give General Technique
Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 6. These sometimes suffice, but if there are calcareous deposits,
heat will have to be employed. Infra red light and diathermy are very useful.
Hot or cold compresses will relieve pain to some extent. Should all of these
treatments fail, then X-rays should be taken. We have found some patients
with a complete absence of one or the other of the sinuses; or one or the
other with so much solidified calcareous deposits that major surgery was the
- This is a nodular enlargement of the nasal mucous membrane and cutaneous
structures of the nose. It is characterized by the formation of nodules of
varying size which have a tendency to break down and ulcerate. One or both
nasal cavities may be involved. The most pronounced symptom is nasal obstruction.
There is usually a slight discharge and some pain.
Treatment. - This
condition is purely systemic and therefore the treatment is largely constitutional,
tending to build up resistance. Swabs of an alkaline solution may be used.
Give all the General Techniques and these lumps will disappear.
- These are pedunculate tumors found in nose or ear, or from any mucous membrane.
They are classed under the head of inflammatory growths. They are edematous
hypertrophies of the nasal mucous membrane, resulting from repeated congestion
in the presence of chronic inflammation of the mucosa covering the middle
Treatment. - Give
General Technique Nos. 1, 2, 4 and
6. Prescribe a cleansing diet, using No.
2 for a few days. For specific treatment, if polypi can be felt, just put
finger over and squeeze them. Remember it will take some time to get rid of
- These are localized thickenings or projections upon the septum. They may
appear in the form of spines, crests, ridges or rounded masses; they may be
composed of cartilage or bone, or both. Septal spurs may be congenital or
result from malformations or traumatisms. In most cases they need no treatment,
in others where there is an interference with respiration and drainage, the
patient should be referred to those who are well trained in the use of the
nose saw, the biting forceps, spokenshave, etc.
Treatment. - Some
attempt should be made to enlarge the canal so that air can pass through.
General Technique No. 6 will do this.
Deviations of the Septum. - A perfectly
normal septum is rarely seen, but unless the deviation is sufficiently marked
to cause obstruction to respiration and drainage or to produce pressure upon
the turbinates with consequent irritation; or unless there are symptoms referable
to the deformity, it should not be treated unless specially requested by the
patient who desires to improve, if possible, the appearance of the nose. Cases
involving abnormalities which interfere with drainage and respiration should
be treated internally and externally.
Discover what causes the septum to go out
of alignment. It may be due to neuroses or stigmata of degeneracy which causes
either an arrest or an excessive development of the bones of the face including
the nose. One of the expressions of neurosis is a deformed septa. A delayed
eruption of the incisor tooth can displace the promaxillary wings and distort
the vomer groove resulting in spurs and causing anterior or posterior deviations.
(* NOTE - Diets 1-2, can be found in Treatment by Neuropathy
and The Encyclopedia of Physical and Manipulative Therapeutics, by the author.)
Acute attacks of catarrhal rhinitis are potent
factors in producing deviations, but traumatic conditions are probably the
most frequent cause. It may have occurred in early childhood, when the bones
are soft, and little attention was paid to it.
Treatment. - Make
sure that you have removed all toxemias, then determine what position the
septum should be in. If anterior, then place small finger to lower tip of
septum, thumb of other hand above and press in opposite directions very gently.
If the deviation is posterior, take hold of inferior portion of septum with
thumb and forefinger of the left hand. Hold firmly. Put back portion of right
thumb on top of nose between the eyes, then pull gently but firmly out with
left hand, and give a sharp, quick thrust with the right.
Adenoids. - The
definition of adenoids must be somewhat elastic. Adenoid, specifically, is
a lobulated lymphoid mass composed of lymphoid tissue similar to the tonsil
and containing masses of lymphocytes. Lymphoid tissue is a normal constituent
of mucous membrane, but, the question as to when it becomes pathological is
not easy to answer. We can say this, however, that they are pathological when
they can be felt by the finger or seen with the eye.
Treatment. - Since
adenoids are from lymph congestion underneath the mucous membrane, the treatment
consists of General Technique Nos. 1, 2 and 4, with friction right and left.
For specific treatment, put the finger on the lump and press the lymph out
of the sac.
Inflamed and Enlarged Tonsils. - We
have given the functions and an outline of the anatomy
in a previous chapter, and we have noted how important it is to save them,
if possible. Tonsils become enlarged because of the excessive work placed
upon them in absorbing infected waste products of frequent colds and so become
injured. However, removal of them is not the solution to the problem, but
removal of the causes of the toxemia and the obstructions creating anoxia
and anoxemia are the best procedures.
Treatment. - Give
General Technique Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7. In giving No. 7, dip the finger in
ice cold lemon water, then press on the tonsil until pus is flowing. Then
use the tonsil suction to remove all the pus. It usually takes about ten treatments
to bring a tonsil back to normal. It may be necessary for the patient to fast
for a few days. There are many electrical appliance methods that may accomplish
this desired result, but since there are certain contraindications and danger,
only experts should attempt the operation of them. The results that have been
achieved by insisting that the patient gargle at least once a day with a 50-50
per cent of water and lemon juice have been astonishing.
Turbinate Enlargement. - Any
one or all of the four turbinates can become enlarged or ptosed.
The functions were discussed in a previous chapter. We might add that only
when they are found to interfere with the respiratory processes is it necessary
for specific treatment.
- Give General Technique Nos. 1, 2 and 6, with little finger treatment technique
added. Unless there are solidified growths, we have found the above techniques
sufficient to overcome the abnormalities.
Cough acute and Chronic. - In
acute congestive conditions, the cough is a life saver for it helps
to remove the pus foreign waste matter. On the other hand, when chronic and
non-productive, it is a serious matter because it may result in bronchial
dilatation or complete diaphragmic prolapse. If the cough continues to be
productive for any length of time, there is some source of infection in the
respiratory system. If a chronic cough is present, that is, non-productive,
something has gone wrong with the mechanism of respiration.
Treatment. - The
treatment must depend on what the physician finds as the etiological factors,
and they are too numerous to mention here. Recently a lady who had grown weak
from persistent dry coughing for two months was treated by the writer: There
seemed to be no etiological factors which could be blamed for the condition.
After two treatments, using General Technique Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 10, the
coughing disappeared and there has been no return of the affliction to this
time. One spoonful of lemon juice and one spoonful of honey in a glass of
water, the patient taking sips every fifteen minutes, is very soothing. One-half
cup of lemon juice and one-half cup, of honey mixed, a spoonful every hour,
is also very helpful. The diaphragm should be supported by a belt during a
spell of chronic coughing because the diaphragm must attempt to control the
cough, but if the cough is persistent the muscles of that organ may weaken
and a ptosis of severe nature take place. For acute productive cough, nothing
more should be done other than to increase the flow. For this purpose, General
Technique Nos. 1, 2 and 6 will be of sufficient help.
Hay Fever. -
The symptoms of hay fever are so well known that it is unnecessary to repeat
them here. Because of the importance of hay fever, let us give special mention
to the processes by which it is brought about. We regard the Allergic Theory
as untenable, and do not subscribe to the methods employed under that theory.
Let us look at the mucous membrane. It is a fine lining of sheath-like tissue
that covers all the nasal canal and cavities like the paper on the wall of
your house. The function of the mucous membrane is to protect the tissues
underneath and establish a method of drainage for those tissues. This mucous
membrane has thousands of tiny glands that secrete enough to keep the membrane
moist and allow free drainage, but if they become irritated by a lack of oxygen
caused by obstructions in the nasal canal, or more waste matter than oxygen
can take care of, then they secrete great quantities of colorless mucus which
if not thrown out quickly from the nose will become thick, and if germs gain
access to this mucus will cause it to become white, yellow and streaked with
blood. This condition is considered as "catching a cold." Should this mucus
dry up and form a hard surface over the membrane, causing pressure on tiny
nervelets, then the condition is called rhinitis. Still further irritation
by pollens and dust (particularly in the summer time) produces a sneezing
and a burning, sensation called hay fever. We, therefore, think of pollens,
dust and summer heat and many other things as but the exciting causes for
the distress that follows.
Treatment. - It
is doubtful if much can be done in the way of permanent relief while the condition
is in the acute state. To give as much relief as possible in the acute state,
treat as for colds and rhinitis. It must be remembered that the tissues are
very tender and sore. Ice cubes to the forehead will give some relief.
In considering permanent relief, it should be recalled
that there are two important factors in the treatment of chronic hay fever:
First, the toxemic and second the psychological. Hay fever has its beginnings
in toxins and waste matters interfering with the physiological functions of
the respiratory tract. Then in the due course of time there develops an expectation
neurosis. The patient knows the month, date and hour when his respiratory
disturbances will begin. Therefore, it is necessary to start treatments at
least three months before the expectation period is realized, and earlier
if possible. If the patient says his trouble starts in August, you can very
well assure him (if he has no degenerative processes going on in his organs)
that if he will come to you at least for three months, twice a week, he will
be free from his hay fever. Then proceed as follows: Put patient on No. 1
and No. 2 diets alternately and insist on rigid enforcement. Then twice a
week give all the General Techniques. If patient complains of the restrictions
on diet and the length of time of treatments, he should be reminded of his
complaints during the hay fever season.
Asthma, Acute and Chronic. - Asthma
is a dyspnea caused by a spasm of the bronchial tubes.
The primary cause may be cardiac, thymic or some other condition. But, if
the air-conditioning apparatus above is kept clean and functioning, much relief
can be given while working to remove the cause.
Treatment. - For
relief in acute spasms, concuss seventh cervical for three minutes with one
minute periods of rest. Then put the finger back of the soft palate in the
pharyngeal cavity and pull outward. Hold as long as possible without giving
pain. For chronic asthma, give all the General Techniques and, in addition,
treatments for what may be found as the specific cause. (See Fig. 29.)
High Blood Pressure. - While
working to relieve deafness, sinusitis, rhinitis and other head
conditions particularly, it was found that the increased intake of oxygen
had a profound effect on high blood pressure. Time and again we have seen
high blood pressure go down after draining the external and posterior nares,
and correcting the position of thyroid and parathyroid glands so they could
oscillate and vibrate up and down, in and out. It is not generally known or
accepted that these glands of the neck fall into the thyroid sinuses between
the frontal and posterior branchial walls and become pinched. Their failing
to function properly prevents their having normal influences on the processes
of oxidation and metabolism.
One of the functions of the parathyroids
is to control the deposits of calcium, or to act as a medium of control on
the output of the adrenals. Another function is to secrete an enzyme that
aids in keeping the calcium in solution. Along with correction of the position
of the parathyroids must also go correction of the position of the thyroid
gland, because thyroxin has a profound effect on oxidation.
Recently the theory has been advanced that
a substance found in hog liver extract will reduce high blood pressure if
there is a proper medium of oxygen in the blood stream. This substance has
been given the name of amine oxidase. It is one of those fermenting substances
which aids in the chemical combination of oxygen with the materials of the
body's tissues. The thought is that the development of high blood pressure
of the most frequent type is due to the chemical disturbance of the kidney.
The kidney has a chemical reaction on the amino acids which are in number
twenty-one, or components of all the known proteins. They are what make body
tissues and blood plasma, and germ cell materials. In the kidneys, the amino
acids are broken into smaller units, known as amines. If there is enough oxygen
present, no harmful products are formed, but in the absence of oxygen or oxygen
activity, special harmful amine substances are produced, and these raise blood
This theory is of special interest to the
endo-nasalist from the viewpoint that these injections of substances of hog
liver extract are of no value unless there is a good supply of residual oxygen
in the blood stream, and that if there is enough oxygen present, no harmful
products that create high blood pressure can be formed. We are in no position
to verify or argue the point that the basis of high blood pressure is a malfunctioning
of the kidneys, but we welcome the verification of our claims that residual
oxygen in the tissues prevents it.
Treatment. - A
low diet of 1250 calories per day is prescribed, with supplement foods of
garlic and corn oil, also auto condensation by diathermy apparatus, or by
instructing the patient to put the feet in hot water once a day for fifteen
minutes with a cold wet rag on the head. General Technique Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6,
and 12 should be performed twice a week until the blood pressure drops to
Low Blood Pressure. - One
of the functions of oxygen is to attract iron. In all cases of anemia
ischemia and enervations, anoxia and anoxemia are fundamental causes no matter
what accident, incident or long-drawn-out wrong habits of living preceded
the trouble. People can be anemic even though they eat a carload of food a
day and may be very fat. The food is of very little benefit unless there is
sufficient oxygen to attract the iron from the food into the blood stream.
Treatment. - We
have found that by giving all of the basic techniques of Endo-nasal Therapy
with a diet largee in content of iron, and adjusting all subluxations, the
majority of these cases respond.
- Let us begin this discussion with a statement from a letter received from
a practitioner of Endo-nasal Therapy. Of course, the statement must be taken
as a hyperbole to express his deep conviction that a greater intake of oxygen
has profound effect on obesity. He writes, "In obesity cases, we were surprised
to see surplus fat on body, hips, legs and feet begin to disappear. Our once
fat patients are asking for a refund to buy new clothes and shoes!" This has
been our experience with many types of obese patients. The air we breathe
contains twenty units of combustible oxygen gas per pint; this, coming in
contact with the carbonic gases gives off heat and creates what is known as
the process of oxidation, which produces the rate of metabolism. In obesity,
the rate of metabolism is always below normal. The rate of metabolism is calculated
from the rate of oxygen consumption. It is obvious, then, that by removing
all obstructions to the intake and utilization of oxygen, a remedying effect
- Diet No. 2 for .a considerable time. Give General Technique Nos. 1, 2, 4,
6, 10, 11, and 12.
Rheumatisms and Arthritis. - Those
types of rheumatisms such as arthritis, lumbago, and so-called neuritis that
are due to excess calcium respond very well to endo-nasal techniques, with
the addition of diets and helps that are obtained from certain electrical
apparatus. Two important results are desired in this condition: First, a dissolving
of the calcareous deposits in the joints and muscles; second, to replace the
protein destruction with new protein substances in joints and muscles. The
first is accomplished by creating a greater intake of oxygen which has within
it dissolvent properties. The second is accomplished by the Salisbury Steak
Treatment. - Give
General Technique Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, and 12; Diet No. 2 for at least two days
a week: Salisbury Steak.
Cysts and Fissures of the Thyroglossal
Duct. - The thyroid gland in human
beings arises from the pharyngeal
floor, first as a shallow evagination and later as a gland body suspended
from the pharyngeal floor by its stalk, the thyroglossal duct. The time of
severance between the thyroglossal duct and the thyroid is variable in embryos
of 3, 9 to 7 mm. When there are defects in the development of the thyroid
gland, a portion of the thyroglossal duct may persist in the neck and cause
Position and Function. - A
full review of the embryology is too extensive for our purpose here. It may
be recalled that the thyroid gland arises as an outpocketing in the pharynx
between the first and second branchial arches.
This position is marked in adult life by
the foramen cecum at the base of the tongue. The thyroid body descends in
the midline, through the tissue which later becomes the hyoid bone, until
it reaches its position in the neck in relation to the thyroid cartilage.
In the majority of people, the thyroglossal duct passes anterior to the
hyoid bone. For practical purposes, however, it makes no difference in the
treatment whether it passes behind, in front of, or through the hyoid bone.
In normal development the thyroglossal duct is entirely separated from the
pharynx and thyroid in fetal life, and disappears when the embryo is still
very small. When defects in development have occurred, various abnormalities
arise. These abnormalities depend upon the location and extent of the thyroglossal
duct remnantt left. Its only known function up to this time is to supply blood
to the thyroid and guide it until it reaches its place in relation to the
Abnormalities of Thyroglossal Duct.
- The thyroid gland may fail to descend into the neck from the foramen cecum.
It is then present at the base of the tongue showing an enlargement, small
or large, at the curved middle dorsum which is sometimes called "lingual goiter."
There are two types of abnormalities that are common. The most common defect
is the simple cyst that has formed by retention of the duct's secretion, desquamation
and inflammation of the epithelial cells in the closed portion of the duct.
The cyst may remain of one size or grow to an. unsightly size. It may cause
no apparent symptoms or pain, but by infection of any part of the pharynx,
pain may be evidenced, breathing difficult, and emotions kept at a high pitch
from nerve stimulation which has a tendency to tire the patient easily. Another
abnormality is the thyroglossal fistula which occurs where there is a break
in the duct. The only symptoms are a discharge of pus into the mouth and foul
Treatment. - The
main purpose of the following techniques is to drain the duct and cyst of their
contents; the same treatment is used for drainage of the duct with cyst or
fistula. First give General Technique No. 8. Then with nurse holding head
of patient, the physician grasps very gently with his left hand the upper
portion of the external middle neck at line with the dorsum of the tongue.
The most dexterous finger of the right hand is allowed to slide down the side
of the mouth. When the root of the tongue is reached, move the finger over
to the middle of the tongue with a little harder pressure. Maintaining an
even pressure, slide the finger down to the epiglottis ring or until you feel
you have reached an equal distance to where your left hand is located. Now,
hold both hands still for a second or two. Give three rather hard presses
inside with your right finger, at the same time pressing upward with your
left hand. After the foregoing is done, quickly vibrate right and left with
the right finger still holding the left hand firm. When withdrawing the right
finger, keep pressure on tongue to raise the tongue. See instructions under
General Technique No. 8. Have patient gargle with a half glass of water with
a little lemon juice added.
Epilepsy. - Under
General Technique No. 2 was given the physiological process of the production
of a state of temporary unconsciousness known as epilepsy. The following is
(1) That clonic convulsions arise from the
cerebral motor cortex, and that tonic convulsion arises from the lower mechanisms
in the period immediately succeeding an injury to the cortical motor mechanisms.
(2) Carotid Sinus: The syncope is caused
by dilation at the proximal end of the internal carotid artery, situated at
the angle of the jaw. It is associated with the glossopharyngeal and
hypoglossal neoplasms, aneurysms, and coronary sclerosis in the conducting
systems and may cause a physiological change creating a fall of blood pressure
with consequent anemia and anoxemia of the brain with collapse.
(3) Gastro Intestinal Tract: Many patients
show abnormal functions of the stomach or intestines.
(4) Respiratory: Many patients have diminished
(5) Circulation: A large proportion of patients
have cold, clammy, or cyanotic hands and feet, and an examination of venous
blood demonstrates an abnormally low oxygen saturation. Consciousness is lost
when the blood leaving the brain is less than 30% saturated with oxygen. This
being the consensus of opinion, we follow this procedure and have had good
Treatment. - Prescribe
Diet No. 1 for three weeks with plenty
of the iron foods. In addition, give persistent treatments for months twice
a week, using all the General Techniques with emphasis on the Lake Head Recoil
Adjustment and parathyroid and thyroid glands, which are always affected in
Thyroid Condition. - Space
does not permit going into details concerning thyroid conditions.
The coagulation of blood within it, causing hypertrophy or the lack of blood
supply causing atrophy are the two types that really matter here. One is due
to injury by shock causing a sudden constriction of the vasodilator nerves
and an excess of vasoconstrictor nerve activity with a consequent anemia
and anoxemia. The other is caused by excessive waste and toxic matter which
create an active congestion and a corresponding swelling.
addition to the regular treatment a physician gives, add the General Endo-nasal,
Aural and Allied Techniques with emphasis on No. I0.