Proximal Compress

Dr Kellogg

Dr Kellogg says...

Proximal Compress

An ice-bag over the trunk of the supplying artery (axilla, bend of elbow, groin, popliteal space) will lessen the local congestion (of inflammatory conditions involving deep structures of the hands and feet), as well of even better than an application to the whole arm or leg; while an application to the part alone might produce might produce collateral internal congestion. p 854


from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

Continuous cool to part and very cold between part and heart

Commonly use:

On the part trickle or pour water or use thin Cold Compress




from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...

A Cooling Compress or Ice Bag over a large artery to decrease blood flow beyond it.

Usually to the:

  • neck
  • femoral artery
  • bend of the elbow