Local Calorific

Dr Kellogg

Dr Kellogg says...

Local Calorific

...local calorific effects are indicated...(where) it is desired to quicken the functional activities of a part. Heat production is so intimately associated with all other forms of vital activity that it may be considered as a good measure of vital action in general. A subnormal temperature means vital depression whether general or local. By increasing the calorification of a part, we at the same time increase its activities in all directions... p 259


from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

Local heating effects of a strong thermic reaction

Used where any local activity is depressed and needs Stimulating

  • short, very cold or prolonged heat


To prepare for a cold application

  • heat
  • friction with cold water (colder than main treatment)