Alternating Applications


from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

"The expression 'alternate hot and cold' is used... to describe treatments in which the duration of the cold application is from one quarter to one half that of the hot.. and in which three or more changes from heat and cold are made." Physical Therapy in Nursing Care, p. 72.

If very painful, use as a Revulsive i.e. one change, very hot to very short, very cold.


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