from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...
These cover the mechanical and vasomotor congestions
- acute Inflammations especially with Exudates ...
- Heating Compress frequently renewed
- Transition stage (12-24 hours) ...
- Cooling Compress removed every hour for partial reaction
- Fluxion for chronic Inflammations ie. very hot 3-10 min every 2-3 hours with
- Heating Compress in interval
- The most common Antiphlogistic treatment for acute congestion
- Cooling Compress, thin, uncovered (evaporating) 15-20°C, changed every 20-30 minutes and later each hour. Causes sustained vasoconstriction in the reflexly related organ, relieves pain and controls inflammation.
Treatment Types - to Reduce Congestion:
- Proximal Compress in inflammations in the limbs and head
- Depleting - Long cold, do not allow warming of the pack NO percussion or friction
- Revulsives -
- Cerebral Congestion
- Enema 21°C, .75-1 litre,
- Cooling Compress to scalp and face
- Neutral Tub Bath 33°C, 30 min with gentle rubbing to avoid chilliness and
- Evaporating Compress to head or
- Wet Sheet Pack 21°C, 30 min or to end of neutral followed by a
- Wet Sheet Rub or Pail Pour to head or neck 1-2 min, 1-20°C
- both of these followed by...
- Heat to upper Spine
- short Cold Douche to hands, arms, feet and legs - Revulsive
- Leg Bath or Sitz Bath 40-43°C, 3-4 min followed by..
- Cold Douche 1-20 seconds
- heating Half Pack or trunk pack
- Cerebral Congestion
- Superficial Anaemias in Cerebral Congestion with Cold Extremities
- Pulmonary Congestion
- running cold Hand Bath
- Pelvic Inflammation especially uterine congestion
- Cold to lumbar region, buttocks, perineum, vulva, hypogastrium, inner thighs, and soles of feet.
- Derivative -
- Heat to suitable remote part to draw blood off
- Always ascertain if there is collateral anemia due to the congestion, if so modify the treatment to affect this part too.
- Gastric Congestion in Hyperpepsia and Chronic Gastritis
- Lobar Pneumonia and Broncho-Pneumonia
- effusions or Exudate
- Heating Compress frequently renewed in acute stage
- In transition
- Visceral Inflammation
- Cooling Compress frequently renewed (avoid continuous)
- Severe trauma, Wounds or Burns
- prolonged Immersion in Neutral Tub Bath
- Hot Foot Bath in early stage for prevention
- Local or general Refrigerants
- Using the mesenteric and portal circulations as reservoir to draw off congestion. This circulation is increased by...
- Portal Congestion
- Hepatic Congestion
- in Cirrhosis of the liver
- Derivation to the legs by....
- Vasomotor Congestion :- atony or paresis of the vasoconstrictors in inflammations especially:-
- Sunburn and Erysipelas
- Mechanical Congestion from the pressure of tumour or mechanical obstruction
- Congestive Headache caused by:-
- Mechanical Congestion in Enteroptosis or Constipation
- treat as above
- Retrostatic congestion in Vasomotor Spasm of the feet and legs or
- Reflex hyperactivity of Vasodilators in Visceral Inflammation
- both caused by Celiac Irritation
- Celiac Irritation...