HYDROTHERAPY #2

1. MORE ABOUT HYDROTHERAPY (THEORY):
WHITE BLOOD CELLS ARE CALLED: LEUKOCYTES
White blood cells play a major role in the marvel of immunity. The greater portion of their complex design has not been discovered yet, but we know leukocytes are very active against many germs. A germ produces chemicals that acts as foreign substances (antigens) which stimulate certain white blood cells to intense activity. A special factory is built by lymphocytes to produce antibodies against the enemy antigen. This factory is build on the first encounter with the antigen, and fifty years later is still available. The time required to get the antibodies into operating the first time a threat comes from an antigen is much longer than on any subsequent encounter, as the construction of the factory requires time. The antibody locks onto the antigen and neutralizes it.

We have 300 trillion white blood cells formed, mature, and ready to fight powerful battles. They are on reserve at all times. On active duty are 60 trillion of these trusty soldiers circulating in your blood stream. Their number and the energy with which they attack an enemy can be stimulated by the simple remedies of hot and cold water applications, exercise, fresh air, sunshine, and proper rest and diet.

NEUTROPHILLYMPHOCYTEMONOCYTE

Shown above are three categories of white blood cells, each a specialist in the army of leukocytes, each possessing unique equipment which enables it to do its assignment. Neutrophils are infantry men and hunt down the invaders. Lymphocytes make special weapons to zero in on the enemy and inactivate his weaponry. Monocytes are the tank brigade to mop up after the battle has done its work. Approximately 800 trillion mature neutrophils are kept on hand at any time, (this is only a few of the many "miracles" of the human body as given to us by our Creator).

2. HOW TO TREAT A HEADACHE
Headaches are not of themselves a disease, but always the reflection of disorders elsewhere in the body. Bad health habits are one large cause of headaches. It is sometimes hard to find the cause of headaches, but persistent effort is worthwhile. At first, all habits should be simultaneously scrutinized and corrected if necessary, with an all-out effort.

The allergic headache is usually a dull ache over the forehead and cheeks. The migraine headache patient is often tense and meticulous. Attacks are precipitated by numerous factors including allergies, overeating, gastrointestinal upset, emotional stress, fatigue, and food containing any of the following: cheese, monosodium glutamate, cured meats, pressed meats and others.

3. PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
  1. Avoid all exposure to toxins (tobacco, licit or illicit drugs, caffeine or sweet drink, alcohol, etc.), odors, fumes, air pollution, rotting leaves, compost, cosmetics or perfume from some people are allergic ( sometimes without knowing it).
  2. Morning headaches often result from stale air. Air the bedroom and bed clothing daily. There must be circulating air each night in the bedroom.
  3. Keep the extremities warm at all times. Many people react to chilling of the extremities by getting an elevation of the blood pressure, which may contribute to headaches. Weather changes, especially cold air, can cause headaches in susceptible persons.
  4. Keep a strict regular schedule for meals, bedtime, and getting up time, elimination, study periods, etc. This is an essential point. Never eat even so much as a peanut between meals. Take only water or plain herb teas between meals.
  5. Take no heavy or rich food. Avoid too much protein which can give the protein "hanghover" or a ketosis headache. Use a limited quantity and variety of food at meals. Do not mix fruits and vegetables at the same meal. Do not eat food late in the evening. If supper is taken, eat only plain bread and fruit several hours before bedtime.
  6. All dairy products tend to be associated with headaches in some people. Also suspect as causes of headaches are wheat, chocolate, eggs, citrus fruits and juices, corn, onion, garlic, nuts, tomatoes, fish and peanuts. For six weeks, avoid known allergenic, constipating, or gas-forming foods: all food products of animal origin, all refined foods, all beans, apples, strawberries, and the nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant and bell pepper.)
  7. Check the intestinal transit time. Take charcoal (powder in water) or one tablespoon of sesame seed swallowed whole as a marker. Time how long the marker takes to completely clear the colon. Keep the time under thirty hours by using whole grains and raw fruits and vegetables.
  8. Practice deep breathing. Learn to maintain good posture while standing, sitting, walking, lying. Exercise from one to two hours out-of-doors daily.
  9. Take a neutral bath for thirty to forty minutes.
  10. Drink a cup of red clover or catnip tea at the onset of headache.
4. DEMONSTRATION: (PRACTICAL)
At the first sign of a migraine try the following procedure:
a. Seat the person in a chair with head hanging between the knees.

b. Apply a gentle flow of very cold water to the base of the skull, allowing it to flow forward through the hair over the scalp for thirty seconds. Catch the run-off water in a basin placed between the feet.

c. Allow the person to sit up promptly after the water pouring procedure. Elevate the feet on a stool. Direct a stream of cold water, under pressure if possible, to the plantar surfaces for 1 to 2 minutes. It may be poured over the feet if water under pressure is not available.

d. Repeat procedure every 2 hours if needed.

5. BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Thrash Agatha and Calvin, HOME REMEDIES, Thrash Publications, 1981, p.9.
Uchee Pines, HEALTH TOPICS, p.31,32.


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