from Hydrothermic Remedies...
Treatment to cure must occur while the parasites migrate, this is when the patient feels chills etc
- Hot Enema then...
- two Fomentations to chest 3min each, while 2nd is applied...
- Cold Mitten Friction to the rest of the body in usual order finishing on chest and back
- Rest 1 hour then...
- Alternate Compress to spine, Hot 3min, cold 1min 2 changes then...
- Standing Hot Foot Bath with alternating Hot and Cold Spray to liver and spleen area, hot 12°C cold 6°C, for 20min then...
- vigorous Cold Mitten Friction 5min, patient sitting in Tepid Tub Bath, 24°C or for a weaker patient Cold Mitten Friction in bed.
For recurrent Malaria:-
- Take temperature every 15min at first sign of elevation...
- Therapeutic Fever to raise body temperature to 39°C
- Repeat whenever symptoms reappear and it will completely eradicate disease.
Malaria Treatment by Dr Paulson, Founder of Hinsdale Sanitarium, GC Bulletin 1907
50 cases in Michigan of Alternate day variety of malaria
Take temperature every 15min, on the first hint of a temperature increase...
- Hot Blanket Pack until profound perspiration, remove carefully
- Next day use Graduated Tonic Cold then the next day start taking temperatures again
- If correct timing 2 or 3 treatments of heat are sufficient, patient well in 1 week to 10 days with no side effects.
Malaria Treatment by H.F. Rand MD, Superintendent St. Helena Sanitarium
Life and Health, August, 1909
Contrary to most treatments of malaria using heat, he used cold to increase the number and activity of the white blood cells increase blood alkalinity.
- Cool Half Bath 10 hours before chill is due then
- Cold Mitten Friction (or stronger cold if patient is strong) every 2 hours in interval this either aborts the chill or decreases frequency.
- Continue treatment one week.
- If patient is weak begin with Cold Mitten Friction rather than Bath
- Therapeutic Diet
from Dr JH Kellogg's Prescriptions...
see also Remittent Malaria
General Method for Intermittent Malaria:
- Concentrate on suppressing the chills (cf. Remittent) and interrupt the paroxysms. This can usually be done by hydrotherapy, but if after 2 thorough efforts there is not a positive result then antiperiodic quinine dose (5-15grams) within the 6 hrs before attack. Large or repeated quinine doses are rarely needed.
- Prevent anaemia, blood changes and liver and spleen degeneration by:
- Continue treatment several weeks after paroxysms cease
- treat all Relapsing Malaria - hydrotherapy usually successful
To suppress infection:
- Cover patient, prevent mosquito bites
- Low Resistance
- Increase Leucocytosis - to destroy parasites - see Low Resistance - 2
- Enlarged Liver and Spleen
- Paroxysms see Chills
- See Typhoid Fever for many of the problems in Malaria
- Retention Fever (until chills have stopped then see Remittent Malaria)
- Profuse Perspiration
- Afebrile Interval
- Hypothermia - from the chills
- Relapsing Malaria
See Complications under Typhoid Fever
from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...
General Method for Intermittent Malaria
- Autointoxication - Aseptic Diet
- Cerebral Congestion
- Debility - in chronic cases
- Hepatic Congestion
- Enlarged Spleen
- Renal Congestion
- Splenic Congestion
- Toxaemia with
To abort threatened chill:
from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...
Graduated Tonic Cold avoid long heat
Must produce a good reaction, close in time to a chill
- copious Water Drinking before and after each treatment
1st Treatment: begin treatment 6 hours before chill is due and repeat every 2 hours until time for chill is well past
- Enema then ...
- Hot Foot Bath
- Fomentations quick and hot, when 2nd Fomentation placed begin ...
- Cold Mitten Friction cold and vigorous
Rest for 1 hour then...
- quick Spinal Alternate Applications then
- Alternate Douche (percussion) to spine, splenic and hepatic areas and legs - perform in Hot Foot Bath or Revulsive Shower
- hot Pail Pour to legs and lower spine if poor reaction then...
- cold Shallow Bath with rubbing 4-5min, 2 staff
In chronic cases:
- Bubonic Plague
- Complications of Acute Fevers
- Dengue Fever
- Fungal Diseases
- Glandular Fever
- Head Lice
- Infectious Mononucleosis
- Remittent Malaria
- Scarlet Fever
- Spanish Influenza
- Typhoid Fever
- Typhus Fever
- Undulant Fever
- Whooping Cough
- Yellow Fever