See also: Nausea
Dr Abbott: "the almost never-failing remedy"
SYN: Severe morning sickness is known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum
from Hydrothermic Remedies...
- For moderate or severe cases: Do this treatment for 3 hours minimum after a meal and 20 minutes minimum before a meal.
- For mild cases 20-30 minutes before a meal is usually sufficient
- Only repeat as when symptoms reappear.
- Wet Girdle with
- Hot Coil or Hot Water Bottle under wraps over epigastrium 30min pre and up to 2hrs post-prandial
- Celiac Irritation seen in
- Nervous Asthma
- Nervous Headache
- Gastric Irritability in
Contraindications or Cautions
- Very few contraindications the following are cautions
- Diabetes or others with poor circulation.
- Very weak patients with severe colds or influenza
- Feeble persons
- Skin eruptions
- Blanket - long enough to wrap up patient from shoulders and cover the feet
- Sheet - Single unfitted bed sheet
- Small sheet - for wet wrap, around 100cm by 70cm (36in x 26in), a baby-cot sheet works well
- Hot water bottle
- Bucket - a flexible bucket works well. For hot foot bath
- Thermometer - that is suitable for water and goes up to at least 50°C (122°F)
- Hand towel
- Face cloth - for cold compress
- Bowl of water and ice - for cold compress
- Cup filled with ice and teaspoon (optional)
- The room must be warm. Increase the ambient temperature of the room to comfortable while standing in a bikini or underwear.
- The wet sheet must come in close contact with the skin in all areas.
- Mitre dry blanket at neck and shoulder to prevent entrance of air and chilling.
Preparation for Treatment
- Have all materials at hand
- Fold the small sheet using the method shown in the first picture, starting with the short side first then the long side. It will look like the sheet in the second picture
- Wet the folded small sheet under the tap and wring it out twice. On last time wringing out the small sheet, get it as dry as possible.
- Put small sheet in the refrigerator while preparing the rest of the equipment.
- Start water boiling for hot water bottle
- Lay blanket on a bed tucked just under the pillow
- Lay unfitted sheet over the blanket
- Fill the foot bucket with water at 40°C (104°F), if this is not warm enough increase the temperature slightly for the second treatment and continue increasing of needed up to 45°C (113°F).
- Fill bowl with water and a some ice.
- Soak the face cloth in the ice water in the bowl
- Fill cup with ice (optional)
- Fill the hot water bottle
- Lay the cold, damp small sheet out across the bed on top of the unfitted sheet
- Explain procedure to patient
- Have patient void (go to toilet) before commencing treatment.
- Have the patient change into a bikini, speedos, or underwear
- Have the patient lay on their back on the bed (and wet sheet) with their knees bent up and arms held up.
- Wrap the patient’s torso in the cold wet sheet, it should be from just under the armpits to as far down to the patients thighs as possible
- Pat down the small sheet on the torso to remove air pockets
- Place hot water bottle on the upper part of the patient’s abdomen - over the stomach.
- Have the patient put their arms down
- Put the patients feet unto the bucket of hot water, the water should come up over the ankles
- Wrap the patient up in the sheet and blanket covering the bucket
- Start a timer for 20 minutes, increase for another 5 minutes maximum if desired by the patient (maximum 25 minutes of the patients feet being in the hot foot bath)
NOTE: it will be uncomfortable for the first 5 minutes but at the 10 minute mark it should feel as if this is exactly what is needed.
- Give the patient ice cubes to suck on if desired, be aware of the choking hazard and use caution
- Place wrung out face cloth on patients forehead if desired
NOTE: If the patient starts to sweat the treatment needs to stop, jump to Completion of Treatment.
- At after 20 to 25 minutes, remove the patients feet from the foot bath
- If the patient desires to stay in the wrap, pour the ice water from the bowl over the patients feet, dry with the hand towel, remove the foot bath bucket and wrap the patients feet and legs up in the blanket and sheet
- If the patient would like to end the treatment at 20 to 25 minutes, the patient can either have the ice water poured over the feet and then get up or go on to Completion of Treatment.
Completion of Treatment
- End treatment with a lukewarm shower. Then have patient rest 1/2 hour at least.
Thank you to Andrew for compiling and typing up this procedure.
from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...
- Hot and Cold Abdominal Pack - almost never-failing remedy
- apply 20min before a light meal of patient's choice and leave on for 3½ hours after the meal
- apply for 2 meals a day
- Granny Smith apple eaten with skin on, before rising in the morning. Place on bedside table the night before.
- Alternating Constipation and Diarrhoea
- Anal Spasm
- Bowel Obstruction
- Decreased Peristalsis
- Dilated Colon
- Dilation Vomiting
- Excessive Peristalsis
- Faecal Accumulation
- Foul Tongue
- Gas Distension
- Gastric Crises
- Gastric Exhaustion
- Gastric Hypersecretion
- Hepatic Inactivity
- Inactive Gastric Glands
- Inactive Intestinal Glands
- Intestinal Catarrh
- Intestinal Ulcerations
- Insensitive Rectum
- Irreducible Prolapse
- Liver Dysfunction
- Loss of Appetite
- Low Motility
- Morning Sickness
- Mucous Stools
- Mucus Morning Vomiting
- Peristalsis - Excessive
- Peristalsis - Decreased
- Poor Carbohydrate Metabolism
- Poor Intestinal Digestion
- Rectal Spasm
- Slow Sugar Breakdown
- Torpid Liver