from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

For the nervous, use Sedative effect to relieve local pain

For chronic non-inflammatory pain use Revulsive, Alternating Applications or heat

For acute pain use Derivatives and moderate cold

Strong circulatory reaction as quickly as possible to prevent fatigue


from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...

Local Sedatives

Extreme hot and cold are essential.

Pain, in inflammations, is caused by congestion and high vascular tension putting pressure on nerves. This congestion can be treated and the cause of the pain removed by...

  • Heat - Derivative ie. blood taken to skin or away from part
  • Cold - use proximally, reducing peripheral blood flow

Alternating Applications - Fluxion - use extremes