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THERAPY

ZONE

OR

H.

WM.

HOME

AT

PAIN

RELIEVING

D.

M.

FITZGERALD,
AND

F.

EDWIN
of

Author

"Alcohol

"

Its

"

Side

Stepping

Influence

on

111

Mind

LONG,
1917

Health

and

OHIO:

COLUMBUS,
I. W.

D.

M.

BOWERS,

Publisher

"

Body,"

etc.

1917

COPYRIGHT,

BY

I.

W.

LONG

CONTENTS.

x-

CHAPTER

Relieving Pain

I.

Pressure

by

15

CHAPTER
That

Aching

II.

Head

24

CHAPTER

Curing

Goitre

With

III.

Probe

32

CHAPTER

Finger

Squeezing

for

IV.
Troubles

Eye

CHAPTER
the

Making

Deaf

Hear

50

VI.

61

Birth..

Child

CHAPTER
Zone

Therapy

for

VII.

Women

76

CHAPTER

Relaxing

Nervous

VIII.

84

Tension

IX.

CHAPTER

Curing

Lumbago

with

Comb
(3)

21210

43

V.

CHAPTER
Painless

PAGE

93

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER

Scratching

Hand

the

X.

Stomach

Sick

for

XI.

Tonsillitis

and

Asthma

Fever,

Voice.

Sick

XII.

Specific

.......

White's

Experience

Therapy

Therapy

"

for

Food

for

Only

Thought
....

T42

............

Only..

Doctors

CHAPTER

138

148

XVII.

CHAPTER
Zone

129

XVI.

Dentists

for

"

"

XV.

......................

CHAPTER
Zone

Dissipated

was

CHAPTER
D.r.

"

XIV.

Tumor

Phantom

Coughs...

Other

and

CHAPTER
How

"

XIII.

Whooping

for

I2"

.....................

CHAPTER
A

............

CHAPTER

Curing

104

........

CHAPTER

Hay

PAGE

171

XVIII.

......................

186

INTRODUCTION

lives

of

THOUSANDS
diseases

from

of

dollars

have
of

health

of

and

by

their

the

among

headaches,
that

tends

physical
weaker

adjective.
a

of

to

dawn

laws

his

prevent

even

rarest

rugged-looking,

trouble;

80%

For

or

care,

for

treatment
are

those

taking

nervousness,

for
(5)

something

their

not

And

the

descriptive

directly under
medicine

some

something,

improving,

hope

will

chronic

efficiency.

justify

of

on

attaining completest

mental
than

more

of

or

is the

rheumatism";

kidney

and

Conditions
is

of the

neuralgia, constipation, or

physician's

form

might

situated,

health

most

of

or

power
sex

medicines,

Sympathetically catechised,

"touch

liver,

stomach,

Millions

of which

comfortably

The

being closely and


to

today

hygiene.

possessions.

admit

which

are

on

right knowledge

well-to-do, robust, vigorous


of

thousands,

lives.

much

"

been

ailment,

squandered

are

undertakers
saved

been

of

part

yearly

and

Even

small

annually

have

totally incapacitates them,

living only
doctors

could

preventable

some

partially or
of

which

Hundreds

prevented.
because

lost

are

should

be.

There

however.

humanity.

or

For

good

INTRODUCTION.

is

health

gospel

fetish.

It is

churches

magazines,

becoming

in

schools,

and

theatres.

gospel preached

"

made

being

papers,
news-

curate
Ac-

ology,
concerning sanitation, sexfood, clothing,exercise, sleeping,resting,

knowledge

and

all

is

Humanity

and

more

awakening

the

to

fact

that

ness,
sick-

large percentage of cases, is an error


Ignorance of the ious
body and mind.
injur-

in
of

becoming

disseminated.

widely

more

is

hygienic measures,

of

effects
methods

is

foods, drinks, habits

wrong

gradually being

Foremost

those

among

the

public

the

disastrous

the

medical

from

away

overcome.

The

itself and

The

is the

doctor

in

employed
golden

the

with

eggs

he

prisons

catches

for

suspected
disease
which,
even

would

in

net

him

if
a

geese

vein

with

the

segregates

if necessary
"

of

is the

the branch

of

Gain.

sively
impres-

that
he

lay

his
his

cuts

other.

constructing
all cases,

"

one

or

"

contagious disease,
-

permitted
horde

"

is

most

Financial

hand, while

and

cases

and

sawing

of

tree

and

ignorance,

earth

killingthe
one

them,

ignorance,

philanthropist most

pocket-book's jugular
For

educating

noblest

on

industriouslyengaged

between

of

of this

consequences

profession
self-sacrificing
most

in

engaged

paths

fraternity.

and

to

spread broadcast,

ducats.

INTRODUCTION.

He

to

it that

into

the

sees

imported
which

would

every

typhoid

infected

give
case

whose

stamp

out

country

him

"

much

to

low

disorders

spreading of
practice. He traces
dirty barn,
that

counts

declining

has

sun

or

well

day

him

seen

possible typhoid epidemic

are

the

its ultimate

supply, and

water

spent

infectious

no

its

at

source

lest he
army

be

of

grave

dangers

right food

or

gluttons, and
of

the

at

teaches

bottles,and

in

public places; he
disease

Untiringly
during

the

fingers and
not

bugs

has

huge

the

to

as

the

eating

their

of

babies'

bay.

at

war

against spitting

Health

Ordinances

conceivable

every

method

might develop.
and

without
of

the

doctrines

of

few

filth,and

mosquitoes, ticks, and


-

the

against exposure,

whereby

of

or

sterilize

to

thereby keep

covering

to

"

time.

wrong

passed,

inculcates

unwilling

others,

overeating,

mothers

thunders
on

and

small-pox patients.

instructs

He

willing

"

kept horribly busy attending

He

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all

vaccinates

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the

intermission
blizzards

worst

cept
ex-

"

"

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flies,in their relation

hurls

Phillipicsagainst

insect

forgetting bed-bugs,

world

generally

lice, and

other

disease-breeding vermin.
He

extols

the

benefits

of

bathing, the

rich

re-

INTRODUCTION.

wards

of

fresh

air, exercise, and

the

relief

of

constipation.
In

fact, he takes

him

lies,in order

pride

in

teach

the world

to

all that

doing

to

within

do without

him.
Thanks

doctors,

to

and

plumbing

we

mastication

posture,

and

outdoors, deep breathing,poisons and

finding out

are

how

work,

to

We

colds
in

bad

teeth

play

and

sleep

warned

are

common

what

and

type"

as

Andalusian
The
"in

the

evil

the

or

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ities
possibil-

some

one

mindedness,
had, syphilis,feeble-

epilepsy, or

back"

and

beans,

or

"revert
the

life and

health

to

black

conservation

Only recently a president


inaugural

but

it in each

instructed

however,

made

Association

his

journal

Now,

get

pullets.

subject of
to

to

as

ancestry,

Mendel's

did

Medical

medical

has

"hark

to

air."

the

We

each.

cousin

drunken

subject of

American
the

one's

has, or

tendency

poise.

good health,

to

so

tobacco, and

who
a

do

measles,

against overweight, alcohol,

marrying

else's cousin

some

from

physical good

greatest

about

learning

are

has

one

issue.

in how
we

are

instances, diseases,many

address.
or

to
to

learn

of them

Hardly

voted
de-

being specifically

are

avoid

the

this theme

articles

more

We

of

is

disease.

how, in
most

grave

many

and

INTRODUCTION.

life-shortening,may
which.

conflict

and

so

For

Dr.

of
instructs

his

is

and

Otto

For

in

of most

of

I have

and
a

charlatan.

findingsof
And

so

in the

years
two

in

years

Hospital.

Throat

in

Vienna,

Politzer

where

he

Professor

and

medical

wherever

and

Dr.

medical

student.

No

methods
the

They

St.

for

many

member

of

years.

foolish,

they

seem,

may

the

Francis

competent

how

matter

vaporings
are

the

societies.

skillful and

been

active

an

FitzGerald

honest,

not

is

has
of

surgeon

American

trained

Dr.

FitzGerald

Dr.

throat

his

decidedly

most
or

the

ridiculous

how

and

University of

half

known

Hartford,

and

surgeon,

the

and

was

are

years

known

is able

He

he

read.

and

nose

how

us

guidance

served

He

Professor

to

are

Hospital

he

period

several

senior

coverer
dis-

that commands

one

and

two

Nose

Chiari, who

text-books

tell

his

of

graduate

spent

assistant

was

ment,
treat-

ous.
ridicul-

appear

is to

positionis

London

like

of

FitzGerald, the

H.

City Hospital.

Central

ures
meas-

themselves.

cure

Vermont,

form

to

patients, under

He

For

almost

as

therapy,

FitzGerald's

Boston

This, by

other

no

William

zone

respect.

the

with

simple

direction,to
Dr.

cured.

be

are

dreamer

calmly digested

scientific mind.

FitzGerald

is to

give

us

specific

10

INTRODUCTION.

details

of

things
This,
as

the

of

one

as

with

ing
perplexmedicine.

of

art

is

premise

teach

to

heal.

publicity

Because
and

mankind

and

the

physician's

prevention

owes

wonderful

most

connected

because
well

the

not

of

cure

as

an

disease

altruist,

concerning
is

but

as

he

duty

human

being.
EDWIN

Sept..

1,

1916.

F.

BOWERS,

M.

D.

NOTE.

PUBLISHERS'

THE

first

published

"Associated

''Every Week".
article
the
It

able

almost

urging

zone

remarkable

therapy.

was

claimed

that

we

few

and

by

without
influence
to

about

in

"

any

of

went

and

it.

Fitzbeen

troubles
I

saw

anesthetic

any
"

except

fifty practising

think

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ear

office

what

Dr.

therapy;

without

as

Hartford

who

zone

known

to

patients

therapy.

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Fitz-

believe

in

anesthetic
zone

Dr.

to

day

dentist's

been

did

nor

throat

saw

relieved

; and

I
a

operation performed

whatever

wrote

has

believe

not

readers

ago,

saw

on

healing,

I could

spent
I

goiter;

immediately
nasal

Barton,

Bowers

of

magazine

months

offices.
of

and

Magazines.

these

therapy,

zone

get

unannounced,

cured

the

introductory

Bruce

article

system

for

Gerald's

of

this

Frankly,

could

Finally,

Mr.

Dr.

year

publish

to

me

Gerald's

editor

in

itself:

explains
"For

the

by

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Magazines",

Sunday

comment

book

articles

special

as

Accompanying

this

was

this

comprising

chapters

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the

tracted
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gesic
anal-

Afterward

physicians

in

12

PUBLISHERS'

various

all

kinds

of

others

will

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Dr.

of

application

letters

ailments.

articles

these

percentage

people

who

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in

articles

the

in

people

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they
the

We

help

in

of

office.
number

the
mon
com-

regarding

from

therapy

out
with-

criticism

slightest

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if

cent.,

per
to

way

If

it.

sufferings

ten

every-day

second,

this

the

even

the

even

pains

life, they

relieve
will

be

justified.
do

therapy;
people

chairs

dentists'

of

disregard

to

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to

pains

first, from

zone

prepared

are

of

explain

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use

relief

various

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serve

common

amply

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and

advance,

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physicians;
to

of

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by

sources:

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success.

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the

file in

on

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two

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for

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zone

have

allay

to

even

article

in

it

using

are

Their
first

who

country

cases,

childbirth.
This

the

and

therapy

zone

of

of

parts

NOTE.

not

but
have

possibly

the

know
we

been
be

do

full

that

know

helped

by

of

explanation
a

it, and

great
that

zone

many

nobody

harmed."
THE

EDITOR.

Diagram
Both

right and

Each
on

the
The

and

and

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the

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respective

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line.

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naso-

in

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and

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are

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Zone

in

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ear

body

of

body.

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each

side

one

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represents
the

hard

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ear

tongue

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combined

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in

are

4.
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The

line

on

of

part

tongue,

five

zones,

line

on

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sides

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numbered
anterior

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of

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upper

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antero-postcriorly

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thru

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respective

thru
in

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the

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in

zones

respective

zones

as

respective

FIG.

(13)

as

anterior

zones.

indicated

by

passing

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represented
zones.

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the

by

line

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Diagram

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numbered
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on

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of

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that

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view,

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member,

part

surface

whereas

on

the

side of the

one

body

of

Center

represents
of the body.
the

tongue

illustrating
called
the

the

palm

foot.

(14)

is

the

arc

the

line

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what

of

left sides

posterior

under

Zones

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right and

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FIG.

of

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hand

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the

CHAPTER

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PAIN

illustrator

NO
seat

of

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both

hands
Nor

war.

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to

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this

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measures,

for

magnetism,
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of

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to

by

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its

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of

of

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animal

tenderly,

if not

in

dark

tall

left

prevent

the
(15)

flow

hand

the
a

the

in which

state

back

or

relief,

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brunette
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know.

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manipulation

place

pain

of

carelessly

door

soothe.

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venous

or

believe

of

with

where
any-

made

of

accumulated

collision

pain

several

we

the

details.

part

when

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by

moon,

side-board,
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the

fact

soothing

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over

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attempts

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hands,

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think

ever

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with

PRESSURE.

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picture

boy

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injured

blood,

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the
of
face
sur-

pro-

16

ZONE

duce

that lurid discoloration

"black

as

and

Dr.

calls

"blocked

means

that

which

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inhibit

the

shock,"

the

of

about

the

nerves

brain

the

transmission
In

other

ning
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we

the

to

brain

words, the
station

telegraph

accident, because

the

block,"

wires

the

down.

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Dr.
this

Crile, and

knowledge

to

solution

around

shock

prevent

from

leading

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the

course

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surgeons

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or

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be

to

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ations,
oper-

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nerve

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to

upon

brain.

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But

out

or

to

And

bony

applied upon
of

location

only

will

the

is strong

it relieve

enough

frequently produce
to

any

And

the

we

this is

zone

jured,
in-

eminence
zones

sponding
corre-

injury, will

tend

pain.

not

pressure

the

over

which

reason,

only yesterday.

pressure

relieve

another

Pressure

analgesia.

will

is yet

there
found

have

to

"nerve

or

place can't tell the central

anything

injury

land,
Crile, of Cleve-

to

injury.

of

seat

by pressing on

injured part

knowledge

hurt

W.

George

prevent

or

euphoneously

the

applied over

what

produces

known

blue."

Also, pressure

the

THERAPY.

pain, or

even

an
a

pain,

and

but

long enough

analgesia,or
condition

if the

of

it

bility
insensi-

anesthesia

18

FIG.
to

THERAPY.

ZONE

the

3.

"

finger

Illustrating
joint.

method

of

applying

anterior

and

posterior

pr

RELIEVING

the

had

he

doctor

PAIN

right finger in
advised

was

to

finger (See Fig. 4),


This

the wrong

instead

the

sides

the

of

top and

the
tom.
bot-

pain disappeared

minutes.

in two

This

has

therapy

pressure

advantage
pain relief,inasmuch

any

other

method

of

has

been

proved

that, in

opiates,when
tends

zone

to

this

conditions
to

expect

the

relieves

secure

of

cause

seemingly

the

it

as

to

pain,
And

no

this

would

one

therapeutic, or

any

over

wise
pain it like-

originates.

cause

where

an

contradistinction

pressure

remove

where

matter

in

of

The

grip.

the

press

done, and

was

19

PRESSURE.

BY

not

curative,

results.
For
with
horse

instance,

I recall

of

case

breast

tumor,

fairly good-sized nodes, as large as


This
chestnuts.
lady had made
ments
arrangeto be operated upon
geon
by a prominent surin Hartford, but had
postponed her operation
of the holidays.
few
weeks
account
a
on
two

Meantime

with

pressures

elastic
relief

had

she
a

been

way,

was

this

lady

(See Figures
the breast
pain
quite complete.
"

returned
and

operation. Upon

to
to

her

17

which

After

surgeon

and

5),

and

make

to

depressor

tongue

bands
of

instructed

with

for

the

relief,by the
a

for

few

weeks,

further

complete arrangements
examining, however, the

amination
ex-

for
sur-

20

ZONE

FlG.

joint.

4.

Illustrating

method

THERAPY.

of

applying

lateral

pressure

to

the

finger

RELIEVING

found

geon

the

he

expressed

he

saw

tongue
the

of

the

exit, as
of

the

This

of
and

fibroid
of

important

pressures

to

to

while

And
cancer

can

are

many

tale

as

on

the

center

the

no

be

her

result

happy
floor

the
of

regular

she had

enlargements,

this

similar

the

tice
prac-

first

thumb,

nothing

else

more
infinitely

means.

neck, arm-pits,

rapidly

"before

physician

any

made

joints of

the

And

do.

Lymphatic
the

her

made

finger,whenever

justifiedthe

than

made

patient next

squeezing

second

these

patient, and

unvarnished

plain

tumor

under

saw

directly under

mouth,

tongue.

The

as

chronicle.

result

who

that

operate,

"

disposal of

this

uterine

small

the

at

are

old wives'
"

to

This

surgeon

regard

may

an

in size

unwilling

as

treatments.

pressure

after,"

who

himself

reduced

so

completely disappeared

name

and

growth

21

PRESSURE.

BY

necessity for operating.

no

since

has

PAIN

claims

are

cured

by

in

relieved, and

painful glands

groin, yield

or

pressure

zone

cases

as

made
zone

which
the

than
to

even

do

the

in

more

tumors.

effect that

therapy, yet
pain has been

patients freed

from

there
pletely
com-

the

necessity of resorting to opiates. And


also entirely
the growths have
few
cases

further
in

disappeared.
The

growth

of

interest

in this

work

is most

22

FIG.
in

THERAPY.

ZONE

the

5.

"

method

Showing

first, second

and

third

of
zones.

"rubber-banding"

the

fingers

for

trouble

RELIEVING

PAIN

using
had

scores

never

even

FitzGerald

Dr.

encouraging.

who

but

seen,

instructions

through

articles

my
I

have

in the

of

out

with

complete

their

patients.
of

friends,

be

must

lengthening

short

catching.

I, for

those

who

may

these

methods

multiply.
one.

and

this

Therefore,

own

the

now

let Dr.

better

hope

is

FitzGerald

now

day,
and

doctrine

circle

health

good

that

numbers

and

who

human
continue

and

upon

the

the
and

helpful
it their

make
race.

of

practice

increase

ever

big idea,

more

and

or

of

means

making
learn

the

danger

the

the

of

of

adoption
be

to

to

in their

their

may

the

are

especiallylay-

themselves

the
for

the

may

inclined

be
upon

For

from

every

and

The

lives and
one,

there

absolutely no

of their families

members

patients,

themselves

to

among

with

disagreeable results,

that

methods

legion.

is attended

method

suggestion

laymen,

and

households,

own

some

preaching

are

secured

of their

satisfaction

the number
who

relief

physicians, osteopaths

dentists, using these

women,

ing
express-

some

hundred

and

And

the

believe

to

two

written,

magazines.

reason

upwards

for

from

through following

or

have

appreciation

other

physicians
their practice,have
patients they have

letters from

of

their

and

in

therapy

zone

23

PRESSURE.

BY

We

shall

argument.

CHAPTER

THAT

ACHING

time

next

THE

of

HEAD.

have

you

sensation

"pain-deadener,"

tar

the

through

of

top

attempting

of

nerves

coal

II.

to

with

the

stead
in-

paralyze

the

opiate, or

an

the

push

headache,

headache

It's

head.

out

surprisingly

easy.

It

better

or,

requires

merely

still,some

(See Fig. 6),


firmly against

possible

as

for

there
watch.

the

be

that

from

due

the

cause,

few
Tis

mouth,

of

"

nearly
it

hold

the

by

ache

is

tensive,
ex-

thumb

the

"cover"

to

as

and

"

if the

position

so

as

minutes

neuralgias,

to

bowels,

poison
or

or

completely

usually

subside

of

from

purely
toxic

constipation,

to

eye-strain,

tumors,

the

and

not

five

to

face
sur-

aches.

Headaches

origin,

the

necessary,

"applicator"
area

of

metal

knife-handle

battleground

three

shift

to

roof

of

thumb

your

broad

end

the

as

the

from

press

you

smooth,

the

under

It may

metal

that

or

some

under

this

lying.

Many

nervous

absorption
or

ism,
alcohol-

specificorganic
pressure

within

minutes.
as

easy

as

(24)

patients

cure

26

ZONE

their

neuralgic

or

their

first and
the

of

Their

for

"

the roots

the

this

whether

upon

aches
headIn

manner.

their

use

right
they

left

or

right

are

treating others, they

the

use

under

pressing firmly

attack"

front

the

palate

relative's

pain.

the
to

"

of

in

ringers,

"points of

of

from

attacks

they

In

second

seat

roots

and

depending

"

left-handed.

or

friend's

headaches

own

thumb

their

or

own

THERAPY.

pain

for

"

of

junction

the

in the back

of the

frontal

hard

the
ache
headsoft

and

of the head.

right upper

molars

Or
those

to

molars, if the pain be in the

left

upper

teeth

from

extend

may

region of the temples or the side of the head.


results should
be expected
Only temporary
if the pain is due to
or
even
complete failure
costiveness,eye-strain,or some
persistentorganic
condition
here
the severity of
although even
the attack can
usuallybe modified.
In those
excited
headaches
by dental operations
relief can
almost
invariably be secured.
-

"

"

Dr.

Thomas

familiar

with

pain
the various
almost
in

their

of

J. Ryan

curing

"zones"

uniformly
patients

practice the

York,

therapy (the

zone

and

New

results

disease

affected
cure

in
are

this
even

science

by

manner.
more

others
of

lieving
re-

pressures

by pain

headaches

and

or

in

disease),

or

neuralgias
In

medical

miraculous.

THAT

of

One

therapy

the

worst

of

She

years.

had

specialistsin

nerve

several
a

of

amount

she

had

for

the

suffered
three

prominent

most

had

also

condition, owing
headache

other

sulted
con-

heart

Her

experts.

antipyrin and

zone

than

East, and

European

by

had

more

all the

to

dangerous

very

who

lady

been

treated

yet

cases

that

was

27

HEAD.

persistent headache

from

in

ACHING

was

the

to

powders

taken.

located
most
pain was
generally in the
forehead, and during the height of the attacks
Her

extended
It

if

worse,

she

as

indeed, it

by sleep
"

after

anything,

sleep

top of the head.

the

as

relieved

not

was

far

as

up

such
able

was

eliminated

eye-strain as

headaches

are

almost

to

This

get.
for

cause,

fact

eye-strain
after

better

invariably

quate
inade-

and

poor

was

night's rest.
Every

in the

organ

body
and

thorough overhauling,
held
into

the

fort.

"pain
and

all been
verge

The
in

the

still those

diagnoses

most

headaches

settled

down

habit."

Christian
cure,

So

received

had

Science,
of

most

the

tried, without

of suicidal
afternoon

hysteria

"

her

magnetic

faith

healing,

modern

medical

fads

had

success.

She

was

on

she

was

almost

the

melancholia.
I first

pain

her

saw

was

so

acute.

For

when

28

ZONE

telephoning

for

told

take

not

"mask

to

the

close

in

first and

teeth, held
and

the

the

her

hard

was

free

in

proved by

the

of

Headaches

or

minutes.

two

inch

further
the

piece

then

back

on

for

pressure

much
of

as

work

justifiedin

was

so

an

that

doing

that, for the first time

fact
when

her
to

him
the

under

in

fluence
complete inabsolutely

the
was

over

sometimes

that

who

husband,
make

the

proper

within

and

there

accompanied

were

now

more

than

joints on

it may

be

week

had

further

This

relief

year.

frequently respond
the

pressures

no

neuralgic headaches.

persisted for

exerted

front

left hand,

the

stepped back,

pain returned,

report from

has

right hand

pain.

her, just where

attacks

washed

incisor, or

opiate, this lady

an

instructed

the

her

repeated

except

years,

when

for

viewing

That

from

minutes.

him.

of

diagnosis.

my

rigidly with

head

might,

three

of

palate, and
two

pleases

fingers of

roots

Releasing her,
artist

the

question her,

to

finger tips an

my

another

confuse

and

been

they might

as

"

second

pressed firmly

moved

opiates

any

had

antisepticsolution,placed the tips

an

against

she

appointment

stopping

hands

of the

her

symptoms,"

Without
my

THERAPY.

the

to

thumb

necessary

to

pressures
or

fingers,

"attack"

it

THAT

from

the

inside

ACHING

of

point of vantage
As

case,

Los

head

other

some

affected.

zone

of how

pain

be

can

squeezed

the

fingers,a typical
reported by Dr. George Starr White, of
Angeles, California, may be helpful.

lady
the

on

the

from

or

nose,

in the

illustration

an

of

out

the

29

HEAD.

suffered

from

top of her
than

more

through

doctors, who

had

had

consulted

eral
sev-

"coal

tars,"

her

given

hypodermics,

persisted for

had

She

weeks.

headache

severe

very

head, which

three

opiates,and

the relief

but

was

only

was

templated,
con-

temporary.
White

Dr.

told
took

but

firmly pressing
the

fingers
"

frontal

regions

locate

was.

She
use

you

under

over

the

her

for

half

time

same

her

engaging

her

condition.

he

asked

and

up,

Then,

if she

her

just where

hand

therapy?"

mental

the

pain

said, "Do

after

blinking

minute, she added:

"For

I've
weeks, except when
of narcotics, the pain is
the influence

first time

been

diffused

hesitated, looked

perplexedly
the

with

began
third

minutes

three

hands, and
and

being
the

what

first,second

concerning

about

would

the

at

"

of her

hold

on

of

nothing

pain

in conversation
After

her

in three

entirelygone."
Dr.
these

White

finger

told

her

pressures,

to
at

have
the

repeat

someone
same

time

em-

30

ZONE

THERAPY.

phasizing

that if she

method

come

to

But

the

time.
of

He

has

condition

same

For

zone

back.

be cleared

not

may

failed to get relief from

in

from

up

not

the

her

seen

the

this
since.

patient

same

point every

same

instance, if the pain is in the second

the

forehead,

at

time

one

we

stop

may

it

by "attacking" the forefinger. The next time,


that
however, pressure
finger might not
upon
have
the slightesteffect,and we
would
have
to
the

to

go

tongue

results.

only

Another

from

the

aluminum

an

the

seat

Now,

of

the

or

time

nose

not
to

to

its

so

have

consistentlyteaching
how

if

get sick.

successful

for

many

the

patients and

our

Why

not

teach

them

they

means,

their

of

public

this teaching

carry

harmless

themselves

been

years,

only logicalconclusion, and

sick, cure

get

on.

how, by perfectly safe and


may,

be

to

by pressing the teeth of


the skull,above
below
or

on

physicians

mouth

might

we

and

"

of the

or

"

comb

pain

roof

minor

ments
ail-

?
It would

add

marvelously

health, happiness, and


headaches,
zone

spreading

economic

the

were

cured

knowledge

efficiencyif
kept

and
of

total of

sum

could

for instance, which

therapy

the

to

how

to

all

be cured

by

cured

by

keep

"

them

cured.
We

feel certain

also

that

the

medical

profes-

THAT

sion,

soon

as

opportunity
safe

and

and

pain.

is

harmless

for

antipyrin

or

and

informed

generally
will

also

longer

the
of
of

noblest

welcome

relieving

doing

away
to

tablets

worthy
self-sacrifice.

of

the
of

advantages

resorting

phenacetin

crusade

ing
concern-

eagerly

method

And

31

HEAD.

promulgate

to

necessity

is

it

as

therapy,

zone

This

ACHING

and
their

headache
with

the

dangerous
powders.

highest

truism
al-

CHAPTER

CURING

GOITRE

of

ONE

the

afflict

Goitre

is

of

the

or

with
as

heart's

later

Many
no

In

in

one.

and

of

the
the

knows
Because
in

roid
thy-

the

enlarged,
down

ducing
pro-

the

on

or

other

more

the

assigned
which

prevalence

mountainous
(32)

tainty
cer-

nervousness,

in
nr'n-

the

to

is

there

of

certain
its

in

the

also

from

pres-

due

eye,

'a

to

circulation.

been

of

for

eye-balls,

globes

for

of

as

"exopthalmic"

form

the

local

whether

"

irregularities

this

have

causes

one

goitre.

discomfort.

developing

behind

disturbances

state

150

pulse of

protrusion

pressure

which

knows

one

becomes

case

action.

marked

but

the

running
and

no

general

and

Frequently

ute,

swelling

distressing

apprehension,

type,

this

effect

an

is

"

is

"

low

swelling

seems

neck.

Associated
cause

in

progressively

unsightly

an

which

one

increase

the

on

that

disorders

and

"

condition,

becomes

gland

front

rapidly

PROBE.

obstinate

most

general

WITH

humanity

be

to

III.

for

goitre,

is the
in

rect
cor-

land
Switzer-

regions,

where

34

ZONE

toxins, works
when
the

thyroid

overtime

that

the

ultimately produces
microbic

the

origin

which

the

autopsy

table

and

the

microbes

have

not

been

to

But

what

interests

most

is that

successful

into

discharged

cause
be-

been

the

"

brought
in

the

to

quantity

ficient
suf-

symptoms.

and

discourages those
is known,
cause

treated
that

flicted
afthe

unknown.

more

even

these
there

conditions

circulation

either

was

secreted

thyroid extract

enough

not

or

is of

disease

the

quite unlikely

found

grave

general supposition

much

it is called,

pathological laboratory,

is

have

men

is

if the

treatment

Medical
the

these

cause

with

overcharged

that

have

glands

with

"

goitrous symptoms.

contend

when

ing
know-

not

working

thyroidism, as

clinicians
"

is

system

This

extract.

Other

job, and

the

on

quit,keeps right on

to

result

THERAPY.

by

the

on

too

and

thyroid

gland.
So
dried

they
and

gave

pulverized glands

diminished
doctors

thyroid tablets, made

the

intensity of

knew

that

functioning

powers,

brothers

on

gland

and

supply

from

would

tend

in

If,

the

the
to

of

sheep.

the
was

that

the

If, these
the

symptoms,
deficient

furnishing

glands
restore

from

of

the

our

in its
an

ditiona
ad-

woolly

thyroid

ficienc
de-

us.

the

other

hand, thyroid medication

ag-

CURING

the

knew

iodine

iodide

about

do

potash

glandular system, and assist


of this extra
thyroid secretion.
If the

gland

there

worse,

ligating or
diminish

still grew,

"tying

the

out)

made

was

considerable

the

the

elimination

symptoms

came
be-

alternative

of

of the

to

Or,

organ.

generally effective,

more

"

of

lobes, in order

the

secreting power

operation

an

the

remained

radical,yet hardly

more

in order

"

in the

and

off"

Hence

condition

active

more

with.

of its combinations

some

of

stance
sub-

thyroid

more

to

in

35

PROBE.

physicians figured

what

generally as

bring

to

he

administered
"

had

patient already

than

they

WITH

condition, the

the

gravated
that

GOITRE

extirpating (cutting

portion

of

the

of

body

the

thyroid.
This,

as

may

the

from

much

so

consequences

and
Not

the
of the

mental

infrequently the
of

an

individual

inches, or

So,
most

with

on

serious

very

considerable

danger.
from

operation itself,as
operation

entire
may

nature

be

the

upon

of

condition

apparently simple procedure


cubic

is

imagined,

fraught with

operation,and
Not

be

the
and

patient.
tion
disposi-

changed

of

chologica
psy-

removing

by
a

the
few

less, of tissue.

the whole,

goitrehas

been

bugbear

"

angle. Yet,
unsatisfactory from
every
the proper
applicationof the principlesof

36

ZONE

THERAPY.

therapy, goitre

zone

forms

of

conditions

many

Almost

from

the

from

pulse

two

swollen

thirty cases,

writing,

shows

weeks.

in

14|

actual
face

is

no

with

visual

these

all

matters

of

man

cases

which

simple
"

and

two

ceptions,
ex-

case

ure
meas-

as

many

reduced

was

three

days'

who

this

is

method"

demonstrations.

data

did
very

not

this

(See Figures 7

of doubting
possibility
of

are

patients the
in

in

these
be

may

in

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pages,

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the
as

the

by

any

of the

two

seen

fairlyinterested.

explanation for the non-relief

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mal.
nor-

than

tape

these

inches

detailed

original patients and


medical

to

with

in less than

accomplishments
of

the

photographs accompanying

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8.)

and

more

The

cure.

chapter speak for themselves.


and

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discharged, or

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inches

13
The

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very

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well

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favorably

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first treatment,

eight months

to

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most

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the

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and

exopthalmic

we

the

including

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improve
conclusive

under
to

treatment

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CURING

GOITRE

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PROBE.

37

38

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CURING

with

GOITRE

the method

from

The

the

goitre would

influencingthis
this

lady

to

zone

that, after this

all other

it is

gynecologist and

appropriate treatment,

tions
condiI sent

quite certain
will, under

she

is removed,

tumor

Hence

removed.

were

her

produced

goitre zone.

yield until

not

out

fering
patient suf-

This

in the

of these

carry

was

tumor.

pathologicalcondition

One

to

other

39

PROBE.

refused

uterine

an

workings.

cases

treatment".

"home

its

and

non-benefited

two

WITH

from

entirelyrecover

her

goitre.
Reid

Dr.

of

han

White

Kellogg

and

Providence,

R.

of

City, and

of

number

I., Dr.
Dr.

Angeles,

Los

reported

that

favorable

results

in

Mournigof

medical

the

Starr

George

Plank

other

have

they

Thomas

Dr.

Kansas
have

men,

uniformly

same

treatinggoitre that

have

we

here.

Dr.
which

have

been,
to

had

has

Kellogg

that

note

lady suffering from


of

the

womb,
was

Dr.
cases

cleared

Mournighan
eight of

"

variety

"

all

progress

no

up

his

teresti
Il is in-

by

has

which

improving

proper

also
were
or

also,

cases,

slighterosion

made

of

one

all of

cases,

being, cured.

are

or

dozen

of

until

the

neck

this

dition
con-

local treatment.

reported
of the

on

fifteen

exopthalmic

discharged

as

ered.
recov-

40

ZONE

In

THERAPY.

treatinggoitre by

(See Fig. 9),

the
in

dipped

cotton

point

"impulse")

is

the

posterioror

back

wall
the

wall

in various

"spot"

exact

wall

of

the

Special

"

10.

"

Dr.
be

White's
used

probe

used

definite

sen-

for

attacking

the

posterior

Therapy

sation

is felt in the

or

without

cold, or
else

just

as

of the

mild

of

well

like

for

an

Zone

times
Some-

goitre.

it may

Or

tickling,or

pressure

repeated three

electricity.

region

this is "metallic".
of

Electrode

Post-Nasal

Uni-Polar

with

May

done

until

almost

Post-Nasal

for Zone

Therapy.

This

determine

soon

this

on

SCO.

nasal

Uni-Polar

Electrode

or

sure
Pres-

pharynx.
down"

to

nasopharynx.

Dr. White's

PlG.

in

increase

to

seem

spots "low

probe),

to

of

type

is

of the

Ek.HflROY

9.

probe,

passed through the nostrils

little practicewill

(a

FIG.

which

(these

water

the

is made

of

thin

wrapped
little alcohol, spiritsof camphor

camphor

or

therapy

zone

be

tion
sensa-

electric

rent,
cur-

pain.
is held

for

four

times

by

the

several

daily.

minutes
It

can

patient himself,

be
if he

42

ZONE

their

to

their

dentists

teeth

Also,
the

be

of

and

it

"

it

cases,

be
For

the

relieved

of

as

of

one

deal

can

curable.

these

operate

probe,

few

give

exerted
shall

the

with
be
the

grave

rubber

in

only

to

be

and

the

next

chapter.

have

the

had

invariably
we

are

ond
sec-

tory
unsatisfac-

almost

instruments

and

be

first

physicians

conditions

bands,

results.

the

and

puzzling

said

ically
log-

may

undoubtedly

can

on

which

many

satisfactory

show

most

now

And

therapy

is

goitre
in

that,

if

that

note

of

likely

strain

eye

we

conditions

to

to

pressure

fingers,
So

for

looked

to

causation

pressure

"

by

here

quite

seems

effects

treatment.

strain

eye

of

overhauling

interesting

be

may

thorough

commencing

may

theory

true

for

when
it

THERAPY.

need

straight
patient's

to

steel
gers.
fin-

CHAPTER

FINGER

IF

your

eyes

pain,

leave

them

open,

index)

third

must

be

zone,

rule

surfaces,
second

as

of

result

of

shows,

and

muscles

are

times

"cut

due

will

minute

in

necessary

where
if

course,

of
to

only

"focus"

the

the

eye

muscles

eye

upon

strain

else

or

has

ronize
patbeen

strain

is

of

eye

properly adjust
(43)

this

flicker

the

"movie"

hundreds

for

cure

is the

little

the

entertainments,

house

imbalance

strain

contracting
to

lieve",
"re-

say

at

that

and

relieve

eye

as

lower

first

the

minutes,

attempt

the

these

of

of

attendance

an

screen,

out"

sides

fact

finger

and

upper

if the

and

if

But

Understand,

the

(or

into

over

middle)

five

For

expanding

Of

be

the

first

embrace.

the

within

to

out."

result

digital

on

and

the

extend

(or

on

or

"

Occasionally,

and

constant

too

movie

"cut

second

strain.

eye

flickering
to

the

"cure".

not

is

apart

as

of

hands.

pressure

well

prefer

you

knuckles

far

fingers will,

pain

the

both

lightly

them

if

in this

included

general

of

set

are

eyes

the

of

TROUBLES.

EYE

close

the

tightly

fingers

the

FOR

SQUEEZING

squeeze

the

IV.

the
this

the
it

faulty

44

ZONE

THERAPY.

focus

by reinforcingthe
supplementary one made
But
the

for

for

the

of

of

the

firm

first and

over

pressure

second

tinued
fingers,con-

minutes, will

several

with

eye

glass.

relief

temporary

joints of

lens

usually give

results.
strain

Eye

the control

and

muscle

of the

If

the

muscles
and

wail

make

wearied
the

it follows

so

entitled

to

strain

the

condition

that

"Yes,

say

eye

nerves

known

pathize,
sym-

by raising a

skepticis legitimately

therapists cure

zone

you

by squeezing fingers or
is

primarily

patient has
and

know

why

fingers.
Also, I
of eye

would

second

pains

you

that

frequently
is being attempted,

what

to

as

one,

as

doesn't, until his pain is 'relieved,

any

in the

idea

no

toes, but

nervous

it by suggestion."
reallycure
This, notwithstanding the fact

should

one

"suggestion"
to

want

omit

or

pressures

and

they accomplish.

and

to

squeeze

recommend

urgently

fingers to try
squeezing the thumb

what

imperfectly.

the

fact

nerves

of distress.

And

the

If the

function

muscles
are

largely under

are

system.

nervous

fatigued, the

are

tire

any

"mental"
over

the

liever
be-

response

first and

help this condition


little

his

finger,and

by
see

FINGER

of

strain
"I

our

is

imagination

or

"

would

ask

them

an

consider

to

of

membrane

irritating and
known
It

yet
such

of the

is

conjunctiva

lids

and

"

that

affliction

annoying
crucial

clear
does

therapy
conditions

eye

which

lids.

dissipate and
zone

pert, prominent,
"

and

extremely

mind

merely suggested.

eye

be considered

might
to

and

the

granulated

as

the

the

stye

certainlynot imaginary, nor


Also inflammatory conditions
"the

of

error

resolutelydetermined

and

45

TROUBLES.

EYE

accepting-the extreme
position of
friends, and admitting that all eye

However,
some

FOR

SQUEEZING

of

test

tions,
condi-

these

up

just this.

as

nation
imagi-

For

sties

conjunctivitisand

completely relieved by pressure


exerted
the joints of the first and
upon
second
finger of the hand corresponding to the
involved.
In sties the relief is frequently
eye
lids

granulated

complete in

are

one

conditions
of

the

three

treatments

Also,

times

soaked

relieves

the
be

with

itching

mucous

camphor
and

give

to

for several
around

flammat
in-

branes
mem-

necessary

week

fastened

bandage

fingers,and

of

it may

eye

In other

treatments.

two

or

weeks.

the

index

water,

congestion

of

quently
frethe

eyes.

Favorable

troubles, and

results

are

usually

almost

without

routine

in these

employing

any

46

ZONE

other

unless

the

therapy

are

"

zone

reasons,

it

"

compresses,

To

is it,so

far

there

usual
with

will

I know,

is

nothing

the

One

patient

treated

without

medical

men,

local

first
an

opiate

several

"

first and

fact

that

And

this

nerve

optic

"

imaginary,
with
not,

nor

him.

As

afflicted

one

complete blindness.
neuritis
second

nerve

in

have

using

The
That

no

by making
fingers,and

where

"

who

mind,

by

it enters

other

and
of

form

was

she

after

accepted

treatment-

the

treated

not

done

relief

pressures

twice

slept without

she had

been

competent

antiseptics. Yet

woman

night

had

several

conventional

immediately

something

weeks.

optic

or

optic

dental

by tellingthe patient

to

on

goes

benefit

almost

day.

in addition

admit.

the matter

applications,no

made.

were

received

followed

acid

boric

bone.

jaw

methods,

state

not

treated

the

inferior

lower

hot

measures,

the

cured

cured

over

pressures

no

of

as

have

we

use

experimental

use

might

decidedly

optic neuritis

over

thing, whether

Yet

to

immediately

is most

"

for

indicated

inflammation

neuritis

that

well

exclusive

pressures.

doctor

is, that

of the

desired

still farther

go

every

other

facilitating treatment,

results

be

might
or

the

to

the

For

measures.

however
of

THERAPY.

the

taking
before

in

FINGER

complete
within

about

of her

cure
a

week, and

six months,

of
her

FOR

SQUEEZING

there

condition

been

the

tion
expiraof

return

no

symptoms.
For

the

benefit

add

that

like to

of
in

strain, conjunctivitis,

treating eye
made

generally, pressures
(see

Fig. 11)

(where
the

on

skin

the

about

I would

that

also
the

frequently

as

trouble

eye

the roots
In

be

with

if

some

or

lead

the

eye

teeth

by

ing
see-

was

fect,
per-

inflammatory
infection

an

to

from

anything

cure

And

it stands

constitutional

are

alcohol;

or

of the

poisoning, or

spinal lesion,which

causes

importance of

condition

trouble, permanent
these

troubles.

in eye

to

its
son
rea-

patient persistsin poisoning himself

tumor,

some

the

teeth.

removed.

impoverished

has

of

the

caused

coffee, tobacco,

brain

in

materially in bringing

chronic

some

permanently

must

that

of

of the canine

order

cause

be

may

division

second

emphasize

probe,

membrane

influence

condition

blunt

margins

mucous

assists

favorable

muco-cutaneous

the

and

nerve,

conditions

eye

with

joins the

nostrils) affects

opthalmic

an

the

I should

readers

physician

sties, granulated lids,and

brought

was

after

now,

has

47

TROUBLES.

EYE

or

blood,
an

organic

is the basis

relief will

removed

suffers

or

not

from

injury, or
disease

or

for his eye

follow

corrected.

or

from

unless

48

ZONE

Non-Electrical
A
the

is

THERAPY.

Applicators Useful

ordinary surgical clamp which

an

in Zone
be

can

Therapy
used

for clamping

tongue.
B

is

is

This can
be used
ordinary eye-muscle retractor.
an
intermittently retracting the posterior pillarsof the fauces.
a

wall
D

is

special type of nasal


of the nasopharynx.
regular palpebral
retracting the

probe' used

retractor

which

for

attacking the

can

be- used

soft palate, especiallyin

the

for

terior
pos-

for intermittently

region

of

the

fossa of Rosenmtiller.
E is a regular flat applicator bent up at one
about the throat and .fauces. It can
be used as
for the posterior wall of the oropharynx.
F
or

toes

is

an

ordinary

aluminum

either at the tips

or

comb

about

FlO.

the

11.

used 'for

joints.

end.
a

This

pressure

is

useful

applicator

attacking the fingers

CHAPTER

MAKING

the

with
the

of

hearing

Or

squeezing

this, after

the

it is the

with

the

that

nine
or

of

the

of

ten

chronic

ear)

Yet

experience

out

can

of

tooth,

surface,
be

the

or

the

materially

would

follow

ring finger,

or

And

ring finger.

world's

cases

of

improved
(50)

greatest

is

such

physicians,

principles of

congestion
be

wisdom

the

by

and

north,

scientifically accredited

failed.

practice

the

by pressing

result
of

of

the

on

can

that

can

the

to

other

every

specialists, had
For

joints

who

man

upper

ear

similar

administered

method,

the

on

corresponding

toe

the

yond
be-

quite

canals

believe

adjacent

upon

labyrinth

to

jaw

that

and

ask

to

behind

the

the

benefited.

the

of

afflicted

thus

one

semi-circular

west,

dangerous

more.

internal

probe

angle

keeps

reason,

the

blunt

is

outlandish

the

and

east

it

seems

describe

bound

or

south,

at

it

pale of

minutely
ear,

For

acquiring

course

HEAR.

DEAF

knowledge

thing.
from

Of

THE

much

TOO

V.

from

the

familiar

therapy,

zone

otosclerosis
of

fact.

the

ening
(thick-

membranes

25%

to

90%.

MAKING

that

And,

deafness,
of

larger number
left at

the

ear

in

with

of the

the

of my
is

ear

of his

them

the

hearing

certain

and

to

the

hearing
This

in the

the

almost

It may

two
men

detail

may

then

better

their

or

three

than
ing
instruct-

by

lint,or

down

hard"

minutes, repeating
times
these

cause

or

the last tooth

"bite

several

cured

the

daily.
patients

side

to

involved,

well.
serve

I to
exact

be easier

to

our

purposes,

cite

manner

few
of

by

way

of

specificcases,
treatment.

It

put the teaching into practical

application,following exactly the


outlined.

quently
fre-

more

did

he

ring finger on
as

of

between

space

for

illustration,were
and

no

edge
knowl-

has

of absorbent

"wad"

medical
on

geography

methods,

merely academic,

procedure

"work"

dentists,

acquaintance, whose

this substance

Some

the

these

angle of the jaw, and

this

as

even

have
specialist,

ear

patients.

tuck

to

handkerchief,

do

an

astonishing results.

materially improved

and

is any

about

out"

"trying

dentist

upon

noises,"

in

almost

are

much

so

does

as

hesitation

and

If there

methods

know

not

twenty

be relieved

can

practitioners,osteopaths

do

One

"ear

and

it.

General

of

51

HEAR.

ears

cases.

all,these

improve
who

DEAF

in the

ringing

catarrhal

or

THE

treatment

52

ZONE

wife

lady, the
brought

having
method,

tried

therapy

would

For

to

of

an

deafness.

unsuccessfully
constrained

was

this

the

angle

and

the

jaw

surfaces

gum

soft

forward.

stimulates
is most

in

Fig. 6

may

the

last

tooth

well

as

"

After
hear

from

the

After

small

few

ear,

more

and

"stone
after

deaf"

inch

having

country
A

and

young

church

visited

ear

This

away

the

so

hear

after

being
and

thirty years,

"all the noted

left.

hearing

could

she

for

ness.
deaf-

inch

from
her

treatments,

in that

it

patient could

one-half

wonderfully improved that


whisper with the right ear.

the

zones," and

catarrhal

this

one

all the

behind

of the "ear

fork

the

found, powerfully

treatments

tuning

right

and

"stretched"

particularlyin

two

used),

biting surfaces.

as

I have

the circulation

left.

the

be

instrument

an

This,

helpful

nothing

cotton-tipped

palate (see D, Fig. 11), and

gently

zone

carefully "covering"

"

sides

"

heard

stiff,curved

addition, I hooked

In

what

little with

very

between

lying

of

accredited

"see

patienthad

probe (instrument shown


area

doctor,

The

every

to

cently
re-

do."

right ear,
stimulated, with

the

specialist,
was

ear

for

me

thirtyyears

with

THERAPY.

aurists'in

this

abroad."
soprano,

of

member

choir, suffered

leading

ford
Hart-

progressive loss

in

finallybecame

hearing, which
make

to

received

She

aurist's

"tucking"

of

wad

discovered

been

wisdom

(ithas

solid rubber

bite

her

having

back

space

before

especially immediately
recovered

company,

had

I have

have

to

the

forciblyupon
times

daily
"

or

girl had

and

hearsing.
repletely
com-

able

was

to

traveling concert

much

tive
remunera-

more

positionshe resigned.

date

kind

one

been

with

position very

the church

than

hearing,

engagement

an

of

her

since

of

singing

this

weeks

few

in

gives

eraser

it,repeating the procedure several


In

ployed
em-

consisted

surgeon's gauze

that

tooth, and

accept

organ

that

to

This

results) in the

better

even

the

on

wife, supplementing the

treatment."

"home

by

"sing

to

either

similar

treatment

the

on
same

with

her

as

quartette members.

the other

or

harmonize

pitch," or

the

pronounced

so

impossible for

it almost

53

HEAR.

DEAF

THE

MAKING

or

of deafness

possiblyfiftycases
another, almost

all of which

materiallyhelped.

afflicted with
otopatient, a minister
sclerosis (this supposed thickening of the membranes
of the inner
ear) for twenty-five years,
One

could

barely hear

After

jointsof

loud

working
the

degree, upon

third
its two

for

talking.
five

minutes

(ring) finger,and
neighbors, it was

upon
to

found

the
lesser
that

54

ZONE

the

reverend

of this it was

proof

close

kindly

you

He

could

gentleman

hear

whisper

feet away.

twenty
As

THERAPY.

whispered

window

the

above

from

immediately

rose

him

to

head?"

your

his

"Will

chair, and

"obliged."
A
been
ear

New

York

physician had

unsuccessfullytreated
(the right) for the past
famous

most

aurists

in

Paris, Berlin, Dresden,


of medical
at

time

one

cent

per

could

With

Doctor

Kellogg

sixteen

New

the

left

"close

ters
cen-

had

treatment

twenty-five
this

ear

the

London,
other

least

at

one

by

years,

and

had

in

York,

case

patient

up."

volunteered

something," using

who

deafness

Vienna,

voice

loud

Reid

Dr.

this

made

for

learning. X-Ray

worse.

hear

relative

this

"show

to

for

case

the

stration
demon-

purposes.

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friend

the

the

exerted

teeth

for

pressure

of the

comb

from

comb

the

on

five

tongue

the

floor

minutes

of

the

on

the

mouth,

and

then

then

stood

more,

additional
The

depressor

on

hard
for

the

his

minutes

finger tips of

patient'sleft hand, (see Fig. 12).

used
on

Barkis, being willin', our

his trusty aluminum

took

pocket and
with

like

Doctor,

He

then

palate, and

six

tongue

or

seven

for

an

five.

Doctor

ten

feet away

from

his

MAKING

relative

and

voice.

The

left ear,
Our

in

anterior

attempt

time,

the

as

failed

had

was

inches

on

of

posterior aspects

clock

distant

that

tone

with

the

second,

from

this

of
the

ear

this.

within

and

and

and

zones.

specialists
minutes

ten

deep

influences
fifth

However,

away,

his ear,

bones

fingers

third, fourth

"biggest"

foot

the

other

merely

was

the

of

tips

the

on

treating

of

upon

and

made,

work

to

method

one

Pressure

generally.

patient heard
three

ordinary

an

spoken.
started

then

illustrates

and

Europe

in

patient insisted

This

"

of

waste

word

every

conditions

seated

12.

him

to

55

HEAR.

patient distinctlyheard,

The

FIG.

both

talked

pupil

hand.

DEAF

THE

watch
he

the
the
held

further

56

ZONE

able

was

to

the

ear,

words

repeat
the

During

away.

left

THERAPY.

in

this

So

the

canal

was

his

right

cotton,

the

by

rather

feet

two

with

tightly plugged

wedged

finger.

with

experiments

was

still further

spoken loudly

cian's
physi-

conclusive

test.

forty-nine, deaf

lady, aged

six

years

who

had

old,
studied

applied
other

to

was

on

and

"

comb

side

one

to

of her

lips

conversation,

This

she

she

asked

car

if the

said

bell

time

lady
They

her

arms

not

dumb

was

to

came

not

in

one

to

laugh

deaf

was

later

days

her

in

the

cry

doctor

street

conductor

it for the

and

"

hear

great

they

about

with

deaf.

could
a

But

way.
or

hear

to

few

when

In less than

parents

night, which

this

both

were

either.

both

able

hearing

was

"Crank."

first

life.

in her

One

She

doctor

the

again.

with

rang

the

whispered
A

riding

always

pulled the strap.

she

cian
physi-

put

friend

her

to

"Wizard."

friend

the

side

was

specialist

she

later, being then

ordinary
time

When

the

"

she

hand,

one

whispered

minutes

Twenty

office of

therapy.

zone

the

to

came

since

most
a

the

band.
hus-

baby

decidedly

in

was

ment
fortnight'streat-

the

baby

satisfaction

don't

it.

But

her

know

cry
to

every

them"

yet whether

05

ZONE

of

hearing,

origin

in

THERAPY.

middle

or

condition

pathological

some

their

trouble, have

ear

of

these

teeth.
It may
of

the

be of interest
effective

most

is

or

thereabouts

here

Fig. 13.)

the

Any

bands

To

illustrate:

of

well

requested permission
doctor's

the

the

of

degree
a

of

course

the

cure

medical

in

that

trouble

"

the

ear-ache

mittently
inter-

by pressing
could

and
which

treatment

ing
attend-

therapy,

zone

examine

to

vention
con-

ear-ache.

versed

pressure,

ear

is

zone

physicians

finger nails, he

blood

this

over

severe

fingers,alleging
on

five minutes

recent

of the

one

physician present,

for

possess

particularly so.

During

complained

we

one

spring clothespins and

been

West

that

tip of the ring finger. (See

manipulation

have

in the

cures

fastened

effective,but hollowed-out
rubber

also

note

ear-ache

spring clothespin
on

to

estimate

perhaps

might

if not

gest
sug-

nently
perma-

caused

by

the

side

an

abscess.
The
the

afflicted

The
fourth

extended

doctor

circulation

dozen

or

reacted,"

squeezed

man

finger, raised

settle back

hand

on

of

ear.

therapy

zone

the

the

finger nail,
times, "to

more
as

the

he

said.

see

After

tip of
and

the

let it

how
three

the
or

MAKING

FIG.

pins

for

13.

the

"

Showing
relief

of

THE

method

pain

and

of
to

DEAF

applying
desensitize

59

HEAR.

hollowed
the

spring

out

teeth

for

dental

clothes
ations.
oper-

60

ZONE

four

minutes
did

ear

you

The
his

It

does

anything

ear

say

that

that

in

that

and

darned

so.

felt

amazement,
"You

said,

don't
cured

you?"

works

are

?"

foolishness

and
is

yet

common,

it

beneficent

and

"works."

And

helpful,

and
For

encouragement.

troubles

trouble

blank

head,

which

Doctor,

way,

the

you

up

silly,

seem

the

giving

his

do

deserves

more

"By

looked

ear-ache,

my

is

shook

ears,
to

said

say

Doctor

mean

and

he

THERAPY.

seem

deafness

to

be

and
ing
becom-

6.

CHAPTER

PAINLESS

method,

ANY

it may

labor

operations

or

is

midwives,
be

may

"pressure"
A

and

method

number

of

of

in

be

to

To

who

have
in

analgesia
rheumatism,

the

the

bounds

not

be

And
to

difficult

it is

or

that
For

from

pain.
results

reported

rant
war-

promises

pressure

had

of

put

child
it

it to

its

might

be

and

other

broad

conclusive

employment,
responsible

every
(61)

case

it will

event,

there

is

no

test.

danger

and
for

in which

lieving
re-

within

quite

any

of

ful
pain-

entirely

seem

In

sure
pres-

relief

the

even

or

"

childbirth

in

in almost

in

and

neuralgia,

possibility.
to

with

experience

absolutely harmless,

mother

baby."

zone

mitigating

pains
of

relief

in the

experiences,

dentistry,

lumbago,

affections,
"

out"

womankind.

to

those

further

there

"trying

have

of

cians,
by physi-

Therefore

laity.

inducing

that

believing

boon

by

less

consideration

worth

render

to

women

upon

physicians

that, if confirmed
us

the

well

something

be, calculated

of

worthy

improbable-

how

matter

no

seeming

ordeal,

an

CHILDBIRTH.

no

dication
in-

"blue
it has

62

ZONE

been
or

tried, labor

more

The

has

instead

"

methods

utilized

by

medical

of

one

about

found

be

to

thumbs

the

inches

best)

surface

to

required, altho

are

devised

which

(see Fig. 16)

the hands

to

include

both

some

aluminum

of

soles

clamp

from

surfaces

feet

the

instruments

has
be

can

been

fingers and
sharp or

the

all the

are

may,

have

length
and

the

press

who

(broad

clench

be

can

be remote

to

in

to

they

women

combs

against (see Fig. 15),


that

by

even

"

that

simple

so

(see Fig. 14),

over

edged

retarded.

Two

four

six hours

accelerated

of labor, chance

attention.

combs

been

are

any

in their hour

THERAPY.

been

now

fastened

and

all

on

zones.

It is

applied when contractions


begin, and is kept
until delivery is composition intermittently
pleted.-

in

Rubber
and

"index"

To

bands, bound

toes, also

relieve

expulsion of

around

afford

the

aluminum

"bristles"

comb,
most

strokes

these

half

hour.

Dr.
one

of

R.
a

be
But

the
T.

gratifying help.

after-pains and facilitate


afterbirth,it has been found
with

are

great

the

"stimulating" strokes,
brush,

the

or

the

effective.

given
they

from

assist

the

teeth
of

It may
ten

of

wire

require

minutes

wonderfully

the
that
the
hair
that

to

one-

in

tracting
con-

uterus.

H.

number

Nesbitt, of Waukegan,
of

physicians

who

111.,is

have

had

PAINLESS

FIG.
back

of

14.

the

"

This

body,

shows

affecting

63

CHILDBIRTH.

of

method
all

the

zones.

treating

lumbago

and

pains

in

the

64

ZONE

THERAPY.

used

these

on

ip'plicators and
ittached
Foot
o

of

to

the

the

bed

patient,

dur-

edinZon_

'herapy (or Sciatica


having the patient
y
the

nd

foot

"hang

he

rope"

he

hand.

on

over

to

with

FIG.

15.

66

ZONE

THERAPY.

practicalexperience
childbirth.

He

"During

sends

the

the lectures

with

of Dr.

explained

and

by

of

means

the

by

organs

been

Starr

White.

magnetic meridian
Dr. White, which

of

of

means

which

"

I have

otherwise

when

occurs

turned

from

North

West).

Dr.

White

also

therapy.

He

expected

wished

anesthesia
"As
Dr.

asked

them

he

concerning

this work.

to

attend

in

confinement,

so

many
last

like

to

what

years

I have

that

the

zone

present

If

in

night

been

zone

I told

hour

doing
to

called

was

be my

I feel

practice of

he

specialpoints

some

I intended

so,

delivery.

'call' every

Last

of

East

to

suggestions

night's experience
start

South

expected would
as

"tension"

demonstrated

me

gave

one

undiagnosible.

or

with
a

enables

soon.

some

expecting

was

able
remark-

properly grounded

case

in connection

White, and

my

White

of the doctors

if any

confinement

give

to

this

In

(a

in the

changes

patient is
or

attending

helpful series, Dr.

diseases

diagnose

This

port:
interestingre-

exemplified biodynamic diagnosis

discovery
to

very

George

interestingand

most

analgesia

this

past week

in

pressure

last

case

this work

retire.

From

if I should

as

medicine

all

over

again.
"The

woman

delivered

was

primipara

PAINLESS

(one who

had

had

never

of

therefore, because
and

tissues, has

67

CHILDBIRTH.

child

before, and

who

rigidityof the bones


difficult labor), small in

the

more

stature.

"When
mother

beginning

was

of

complained
administer

find
foot

the

pain,

feet with

nothing

with

time

edge
I

else.

of

generally

of

I exerted

foot

three

for

mother

told
her

gave

about

hands

both

"As
afraid

did

there

have

not

advancement.

no

was

uterine

any

fifteen

later, I found

minutes

inches

fifteen
head
about
of the
thumbs

of

the

one

or

two

the

In this way
of

the

foot

each

time.

The
feet

the

and

with

then

the

on

the

tarsal-metatarsal

the

or

within

waited

about

found

the

pressed again for


each foot, the edge

sole of

I exerted

ten

head

examination

on

minutes
on

then

was

great

my

about

the

pain, I
To

her

outlet.

vulva.

file being
over

examined

the

minutes,
at

toes

over

on

pressure

surprise, when
two

the

pain whatsoever.

no

she

the

that

me

at

at

the

this pressure

minutes

top of

the

on

metatarsal-phalangeal joint, (where


join the foot).

the

on

big file,as

pressed

thumbs

the

and

began pressing

the

the

nervous

very

which

at

and

began,

be

to

chloroform,

soles of the
could

contractions

severe

pressure

file,and

foot, and

my

joints as

fore.
be-

on

pressure

the

sole

on

the

68

ZONE

dorsum
foot

of the

and

five

or

foot

half

it back

joining

made

steady

coming
minutes

pounds
told

did

she

and

"Another

this

fatigue

and
A
with

child

pain

mother

ever,
pain whatborn.

was

bad.'

so

is that

did

woman

not

perience
ex-

generally felt, and

than

usual.

I account

and

thus

fatigue

to

was

progress

mother

both

doctor

supplements

this

equally ridiculous or
depending upon our viewpoint.

several

1/2

avoided."

was

others

brevity
own

is

that

at

remarkable

inhibited, the

was

Massachusetts

"

three

vents)
principlethat pain inhibits (preof the birth, and tires the child.

the

on

steady,

more

shoulders

in"

any

is not

is very

active

more

was

the

as

and

child

the

It

rectum).
Within

born, the

was

progress

But

(the

"weighed

said, 'This

point that
the

for

perineum

head

believe

not

and

the child

the child

and

the

experience

not

could

laughed

after

Within

appearing,

manner.

which

"

about

born, crying lustily. The

was

"

me

She

child

the

and

the

normal

the

vagina

progress,

foot.

was

each

doing
lasted

each

to

preserve

the

in

out

last pressure

the head

to

tissue

thumbs,

my

minutes

minutes

ten

held

with

The

separately.

one

THERAPY.

and

"

accuracy

I quote

the

case

tionary
revoluTo

sure
in-

Doctor's

words.

"Case

1.

Multipara (a

woman

who

has

had

PAINLESS

previous confinements)
labor

previous
laceration
her

first child.

"When

labor

aluminum

combs

with

them,

combs

four

were

roughened

the

called at four

babe

had
that

This

when

was

"There

had

she

There

two

Fig. 14),

pressure

upon

and

the

that

thumbs

These

zones.

length

so

had

slightly

lateral

could

(or

tively
effec-

more

been

able

patient

only 15

for

one

ported
re-

pain.

severe

delivered.

and
to

bed

only

5 :05, and

at

The

in

exhaustion

no

I'll be

arrived

m.,

born.

head

the

was

a.

been

previous labors,

believe

given
in

third

in

been

just

minutes.

her

the

with

stimulated.

be
"Was

and

ends,

of

surfaces

side)

inhibitingpains, particularly

inches

the

on

had

womb)

was

strong

first,second

in the

the

shown

(as

make
of

Had

she

hold

view

est
Short-

forceps delivery.

one

to
to

of

commenced

instructed

and

hours.

(neck

Also

of four.

mother

"

eight

cervix

of

69

CHILDBIRTH.

following, as

she

get

laughingly, 'I

said

this

up

with

afternoon,

Doctor.'
"The

afterbirth

deliverv

seemed

to

be

stimu-

lated, and
backs
She

the

of the
became

stroking,and
through

the

pains

controlled

with

hands

relaxed

the
and

by stroking
of the

teeth

finallyfell asleep and


night
"

from

drowsy

perfectlyfree

the

combs.
this

slept almost

from

pain.

70

ZONE

"Case
This

2.

Primipara, thirty-seven
had

woman

womb

which
the

is tilted

"She

for

also

box,
of

to

she

tard
re-

required

dition,
and, in ad-

pressures,

with
she

low
shal-

rough-edged

pressed firmly with

the

feet.

hours

afterbirth

to

which

upon

"Four

seemed

labor, for

the comb

provided

her

stroking

of

(a

uterus

delivery.

used

was

which

back),

old.

years

retroflexed

badly

advancement

five hours

soles

THERAPY.

after

pains,
method

which

and

"There

three

responded

equally

she

had

sharp

controlled

were

before

give complete
were

delivery
described.

the

by

This

seemed

satisfactoryrelaxation.
other

well

to

all of

cases,

which

by

treatment

zone

analgesia.
"It

should

be

added

inhibited, there
the

strength
Dr.

I.,has

Thomas

been, for

staunchest
had

of

seemed
the

of

pain and

two

my

was

in

R.

Providence,
years,

of the

one

methods.

He

has

experiences

and
irregularities,
of

cure

pain

diminution

no

of

successful

female

goiter,deafness,

Dr.

than

more

the

contractions."

Mournighan,

advocates

practice of

be

to

uterine

phenomenally

relief of

that, while

conditions

in the

in

in the
eral
gen-

medicine.

Mournighan

has

also

had

almost

uni-

PAINLESS

successful

formly

childbirth.
"Case
Suffered

"She
her

of

her

as

attacks

This

if

became,

her

life,

I instructed

distance

from

entire

instead

could,

she

as

the

tip

thus,

"

connection.

zone

the

vomiting

of

becoming

almost
tomed
accus-

anything,

susceptible

more

even

effect,

its influence.

to

"When

she

edged

box

of her

feet

to

came

in the

term

bed, for her

I also

on.

tied to the bed

placed
to

post, which

she

feel

This,

pain

relief

analgesia

by

assisting in
traction
the

box

the

"

of

mechanics

the

upon
as

zone

the

sheets

condition

she

expressed

"When

the

and

second

stage

of

sheet,

and

well

as

pulled

to

her

made
feet

on

require, and,

comfort
labor

by

as

She

pressed

it, 'got great

soles

certain, helps

labor.

seemed

the

with

gripped

during pains.

rough-

press

her

provided

upon

as

trfe

at

it, thereby losing its beneficial

to

age.

family physician

hard

as

controlled

and

immediately,

vomiting

care.

my

'attacking'the

see,

of
Her

under

the

of

years

checked.

tongue

procedure

she

nineteen

cases.

her, fearing for

were

her

one-third

you

of his

attacks

abort

to

bite

few

in

analgesia

zone

pregnancy.

finallycame

to

about

from

furious

wanted
the

with

Primipara,

from

beginning
unless

results

I quote

1.

71

CHILDBIRTH.

from
came

it.'
on"

72

ZONE

that stage where


"I

made

strong

my

thumbs

toe

and

than

in

She

almost

"Case

2.

had

Mother

had

bad

which, however,

had

"I
of

had

her

gave

which

There

being

shovel

with

no
a

the

forceps this

time

delivery as
know

it

ever

seems

were

fifteen

formerly
hours

to

the

edges

to

over.

press

covered
the
soles

coal

pains
of

to

as

came
befeet

her

of this.
was

10

delivered

J pound boy

"

"

without
as

clean

saw.

but

crazy,

will, practicallywithout
who

to

cervix,

the

file,so

thumb

press

of

"

She

last child

her

combs, the

handy I
towel, and, when

she

tion."
exhaus-

child.

of

box

hours

out
with-

compelled

With

with

the

less

skillfully
repaired.

nicked

sharp edge

"Within

"I

been

in

the last three

been

laceration

let her

severe,

against

births.

for

them

roughen

with

aluminum

two

had

of labor

having

in these

the

peculiarly struck

was

time'

own

of

away

aged forty,ninth

'the devil's

forceps

she

came

complete absence

four, the attendant

use

delivered

was

feet, sinking

articulation

afterbirth

The

slightestpain.

the

or

the

chloroform

to

the

over

over

joint.

five hours.

had

generally resort

pressure

well
foot

the

by

THERAPY.

pain,

in labor

any

method

stimulate

for

from

complete delivery
"

that
women

twelve

in many

to

in-

74

ZONE

Dr.

G.

"Mrs.
half

McK.,

months;

35; pregnant
Placenta
multipara.
in which

child

in

1915.

when

try it

being

was

for

out
a

the

in

however,

first time

quietly placed

three

inch

each

at

the

on

first

precedes
5, 1915, cu-

This

lecture

case

while

to

this

on

use

instructed
if she
ment
were

felt any
was

foot,

did

new

one

little

with

intend

not

method, but

tell

pain

the

frequently as
a

smile

and

to
a

large
others

the

ments
instru-

ready,

chloroform,

me

immediately
The

detail

general anesthesia,

an

use

whatsoever.

in every

of

eighth

around

to

luctant
re-

tell her,

not

around

one

carefully to

conducted

under
her

back

her

in

patient. She

felt

elastics,an

joint,and

did

we

curring
oc-

course

similarlyin pairs.
"After
fifteen minutes, preparing my
in the meantime, I told her we
were
and

7,

Dec.

uterus),

woman,

going

was

wide,

the

experiment.

the
I

of

White's

nervous

very

method
Fitzgerald'spressure
to
being discussed, I decided

Dr.

analgesia

and

praevia (a

Dec.

99, pulse 80.

Dr.

during

toe

out

Temperature

Denver,

four

the afterbirth

delivery),aborted

(scraping

rettement

Colorado,

Denver,

age

condition,

grave

the

of

Murray Edwards,
peculiar interest :

is of

of

THERAPY.

as

and

curette-

though
as

pain, she always

negative reply.

she

tioned
quescame

PAINLESS

"We

in

about

the

passed

started,

she

as

and

have

strain

method

in
I

Now,
few

hundred

be

may

in

well

there
the

are

will, do

analgesia
well

be

taken

foolish

sensible

of

procedures

and

"

in

or

score,

their

but
summer

things

the

we

by

claim

the

hand,

placed
where,

foolish

And

if

for

it, it

lifted

among

by

extreme.

equally

medicine.

what

gently
class,

few

this

women.

that

foolish
other

many

practice

the

way.

sound

may

of
of

upon

indicates

erally."
gen-

tell

summer,

case,

working

operations

make

the

on

its

to

typical

letters

that

we

forward

employment

contend

not

swallows

this

All

Yet

in

undoubtedly

presence

the

do

of

the

and

labor,

to

as

sured
as-

when

looking

scores

attending

successes

than

consider

misgivings

no

patient

finished

better

placental

the

when

nervous

This

similar

In

much

was

anesthetic.

while

and

joking,
felt

she

of

teacupful

minutes,

ten

time

me

the

fully

removed

tissue

75

CHILDBIRTH.

right,

out

the
it

zone

may

of

ultra-

belongs.

ZONE

IN

the

THERAPY

eternal

be

that

the

usual.

connection

of

the

thanks

that

from

her

of

tongue
would
could
She

(a
be
stand
did

some

mine

to

make

tongue

the

strong

depressor

appropriate),

more

and

of

to

come

of

letter

girl.

never

wrote

me

menstruated

in

instructed

ago,

broad

shown
far

by
of

handle

pressure

as

One

within
(76)

five

minutes

in

Fig.

back

as

was

the

upon

17
she

gagging.

it without
so,

not

time.

yet

however,

time
take

has

young

had

who

was,

and

tablespoon

this

commonplace,

form

mother,

daughter,

patient

of

mother

right,

positively

are

for

that

to

applications.

other

does

the

and

in

unique

as

become

cases

is

things

work

the

in

The

months,

ten

in

came

either.

saw

they

yet

striking

most

its
it

things

been

attention

my

the

has

one

of

zone

satisfaction

of
is

if

especial

some

therapy

would

there

wrong

It is

most

And

startling.
after

in

of

Many

things

fitness

zone

as

of

women.

eternal

For

WOMEN.

offer

not

to

FOR

radically

did

particular help

as

fitness

something

therapy

state

7.

CHAPTER

men-

ZONE

THERAPY

FOR

struating profusely, yet


discomfort.
In
pain or
which

had

feared

FIG.

17.

the

the

slightest

several

twenty-eight days.

that

decline, could

without

months

intervened, she "came

since

regularly every
who

77

WOMEN.

her

not

Tongue-pressor

daughter
refrain

Electrode.

May

be

The

mother
into

going

was

from

around"

writing

used

with

me

or

a
a

without

electricity.

most

heartfull

letter of

patient,through
do

for her

appreciationfor

instruction, had

my

daughter.

I call this

what

been

my

able to

good preventive

medicine.
Painful

menstruation

yields like magic

to

(dysmenorrhoea),
the

potent

pressure

also
of

78

ZONE

THERAPY.

probe applied to the posterior (back) wall of the


But

pharynx.

of

majority
in the

the

quite

cases,

back

tongue

thighs, preceding

or

with

pressure

finger on

the

the

line and

will almost

uniformly give

broad,

the handle
This

should

be

patient'shead

lower

physician

or

officiate in this,as
the

use

The

focus

may

be

turned

for two

or

on

three-

the median

held

the

end

line.

rigid,and
that

patientmay

the

stronger
have

to

of

the

not

be

the

family
inclined

of force.
be

held

firmly

be relaxed

and

slightly. Or

the

rotated

side

from

for

two

point

the

instrument
to

side,

at

intervals.

patients who
or

or

spoon

tongue

member

it should

changed

minute

Many
of

Then

the

It is well

should

pressure

of

to

if this

But

be used.

be

requisiteamount

minutes.

one

should

the

to

and

male

some

depressor

large

may

applied

made.

be

can

pressure

to

brush

jaw supported,

on

left of same,

tongue

of

handle

back

index

pharynx

for the purpose.

tooth

of the way

quarters
The

of

the

struation,
men-

relief.

rough-surfaced

(see Fig. 17) is best


is not
available, the

pain

the

of

right and

the

to

For

during

or

tip
of

posterior wall

the median

effective.

as

in the

are,

pressures

three

this treatment,

days
are

are

each

obliged to go
month, after a

completely relieved

to

bed

course

of

all

ZONE

THERAPY

distress.

Indeed,

they

"coming

It

were

first and

thumb,

patients are

are

exerted

fingers of

this

work.

factors

hands
of

one

practice is

well

the

directlyafter

even

the

on

both

And

in the

usually quite as

they

as

knew

hardly

that pressure

second

comforting

these

sick."

helps materially in
most

79

WOMEN.

of

some

be added

might

FOR

next

the

the
that

ing
morn-

most

cessful
suc-

treatment.

Occasionally
back

of

the

hand,

of

the

thumb,

to

the

wrists

tongue

first and
has

"

induced

seldom

of

tongue

it is

follow

better

the

fingerpressures

these

during

yet I believe

these

that

pressures,

of

ticularly
par-

pregnancy.

abortion

might

It would

months

to

depend

be
upon

for treatment

the comb

or

sounded, cautioning

treatment.

tongue

far

early months

quite conceivable

drastic

the

miscarriage

the

the

But

as

of

be

during

far

successful.

pressures,

the

region

uniformly

should

use

the

results.

heard

these

by

the

on

fingers as

best

most

comb

thoroly

warning

against
For

metal

second

given

are

I have

of

note

of the

use

"combing"

pressures

While

being

the

of

zones.

Also, if there is
menstruation,

severe

avoided.

In

these

the

of

the

backs

too-profuse and
tongue
conditions

hands

with

pressures

too-

frequent
should

gentle stroking
a

wire

hair

be
on

brush

80

ZONE

the

or

of

teeth

results.

And

the

far

by
and

metal

this

resorted

While

THERAPY.

to

to

to

hemorrhoids

than

afflicted

habits, tight lacing, and


make

drinking
costive

habit
of the

I mention

for

them

in

that

are

constipation

Their

sedentary
to

through

turn,

veins,

water

the

piles.

causes

the treatment

hemorrhoids

and

for

given

ment
engorge-

because

subjects here

constipation

with

tion.
abor-

women

repugnance

hemorrhoidal
these

fidently
con-

peculiarly susceptible to

which

"

with

men.

are

be

may

yet

women,

best

given

threatened

prevent

generally

more

has

procedure

same

confined

not

comb

painful

ical
is ident-

suppressed

or

menstruation.
The

in

results

constipation

constipated

knew
of

what

the

the
her

it meant

bowels.
of

tips

thereby
Then
minutes
Her

the

bowels

grip

this

pain

tongue

in the

and

fingers
into

the

was

manner

moved

of

so

tongue

more

within

never

seat

with

putting
partly

as

pressure,

drastic

all
to

and

treatment.

firmly pressed
before

one

movement

chair

thumbs,
"

of

who

years,

natural

grasped

be able to stand

the

fifteen
have

to

She

her

strength

desensitize

for

stances
in-

some

I know

absolutely astonishing.
woman,

in

are,

for

nine

described.

fifteen

minutes

82

THERAPY.

ZONE

If

will

evolved

remotely
efficacy.

is

therapy

zone

and

amaze

for

the

used

in

delight.
of

treatment

approximates

zone

this

the

manner,

For

these

therapy

no

sults
re-

method

disorders
in

yet
even

point

of

CHAPTER

RELAXING

PERHAPS
know

or

when

teeth

enough
teeth

to

and

shoes.
do

start

the

blood.

and

double

do

these, and

inevitable

things,

scientific, and
We

they

produce

similar
water

done

that

to
or

of

and

If you

nerve.

examples

of

stop
this

their

bite

hard
their

in their

up

this ?

and

They

apparently

instinctive

are

knows

and
ness.
busi-

her

continue

or

follows

because

inhibition

"

injection

the

for
as

they

pain-deadening,

solution
think

do

to

tension, because

analgesia,

and

sink

automatically,

anesthetic

some

do

shall

nerve

which

toes

they

and

and

pain
form

their

they

But

angry,

clinch

Others

Nature

involuntarily

when

they

natural

because

because

have

relieve

Sometimes

other

many

have

yourself.

over

suppose

you

You

physical pain,

lip.

hands,

it.

people who,

many

their

Why

them

control

suffering- great
into

do

not

may

splendid

you

TENSION.

NERVOUS

you

such

8.

into
a

of

sensory

moment

it is called

many
"

will

recur.

One

of
was

the

interesting,

most

that

of

young
(83)

from

school

our

point,
stand-

teacher,

sub-

84

ZONE

THERAPY.

ject to catalepticfits,who,
fits coming

her

all the
the

weight
time

same

Often

those

stepped

on,

she

could

"

the pressures

and

severe

It
a

chronic

in time

in the

condition

in

the

"

that this

duce
pro-

the young

by

up

fact of relief

patienthad
and

conditions

these
remedial

proper

also

of accommodation

When

eye.

measures

ceased.
in many

stances
in-

her

"inhibiting"the right-sidedzones

dicated
in-

the

possible

the

cause

followed

having

of

source

painstakingly examining
zones

would

right ovary,

correction, the catalepticattacks

The

firmly.

prevent all except

or

of the muscles

right

cleared

wrist

In this way
up

of

one

attacks.

irritation

strained

and

if notified

subsequently found

was

were

right

to break

sudden

on

felt

right toes with


the left foot, at

the

for her.

managed

woman

she

her

on

throw

grasping

near

when

of her

And

trouble.

the

in

organs

condition

was

by
these

located

and

therapy

has

finallyovercome.
So,
an
are

as

immense

and

respond

obtainable

to

cured

proper

pressures

"

conditions

"

skilled medical

the most

anywhere

permanently

effects,however,

significant.Many

conditions

nerve

failed to

diagnosis zone

Its curative

value.
valuable

most

gravest

and

of

means

"

by

have
the

been

of the
which
ment
treat-

completely

applicationof the

properly made.

RELAXING

recall

writer's

NERVOUS

very

cramp

condition.

accompanying

This

was

"

lady

harassed

form, she
write

than

more

of the

account

on

wrist, and
could

no

needle

have

operated

nearly deaf
comb

depressor

brought

about

vated
aggra-

time, until,
of the arm,

desist.

and

She

threaded
it

she

than

"

She

also

was

using

back

the aluminum

of the hands

four

five

or

and

of

daily employment

for

to

or

pen,

trouble.

ear

and

finger tips,and

tongue

to

with

treatment,

the front

a
a

aeroplane.

an

most

at

up

sewed

middle

months'

across

the

on

from

less,
Sleep-

forced

was

have

wreck.

twitching

picked

have

let alone

Several

and

pain

ligent
intel-

hold

to

minutes

fingers,she
more

"

could

few

alert and

in their

unable

was

"

neurasthenic

nervous

"nerves"

by

neurosis

unusually

"

physicaland

of

case

grave

"

85

TENSION.

the

minutes,

complete change in the patient's

condition.
It relaxed

the terrible

particularlymarked

was

spine
"

enabling

thoroly rested
writer's

cramp

number

of

and

the

This
a

hearing
has

to

also

was

in the

also

were

which
of the
awake

morning.

completely cleared

conditions

The

up.

corrected,

improved quite 50%.

was

resumed

since

privatesecretary

"

along the course


sleep at night, and

refreshed

and

other

lady

her

tension

nervous

"

her

positionshe

occupation
was

forced

as

by

86

ZONE

illhealth
and

relinquishmore

to

writes

now

And,

had

and

two

at

stretch, without

hold
able

arm.

can

now

do

to

ago"

and

needle

sew

no

years

of all,she

steadilyfor two
disagreeable effects

can

feel

been

not

than

in the hand

thread, and

up,

she
she

hours

convincing

most

only pick
but

for

of the cramp

return

any

THERAPY:

thing
some-

"

for

years"

three

or

from

not

hours,

this

inine
fem-

debauch.
A

peculiarlysatisfactorycharacteristic

these

is that

cases

the

apparent

after
Another
shoulder

than
to

unable

he

For

had

the two

been

of

paroxysm

of

clamped

the

the

higher

arm

months

six

previous
it in

carry

brought

arm

agonizing pain.
spring clothespins

fingersof

left there

At

of

expiration

than

his

of the

hollowed-out

on

and

arm

more

obliged to

(see Fig. 13), and


the

in

raise

to

slightestmovement

number

were

more

it is immediately

than

neuritis

of

been

treatment

even

the treatment.

the shoulder.

about

after"

(brachial neuritis) for

sling.The

is

improvement

"morning

case

had

years

the

in all

the

affected

for twelve

this time

the

arm

minutes.

clamps

were

removed.
The

patientgingerly took
and

after
with

minute

it,moved

or

it

his
two

arm

from

its support,

menting
spent in experi-

freely up

behind

his

NERVOUS

RELAXING

head

and

it behind

swung

87

TENSION.

his back

in

sweeping

motion.
It

subsequently found that this man


reduced
osteopathic lesion,which was

was

had

an

Dr.

Reid

Kellogg,

treatment"

well

of

and

"

of

few

weeks'

minute

five

moderately tight rubber

ends

the

consisting

"

of

after

and

the

he

fingers
"

remained

has

for

so

by

"home

tions
applicaaround

bands

reported

also

himself

as

than

more

ten

months.
For

sciatic neuritis
with

the teeth of

made

upon

the toes

when

made

upon

severe

on

made

When

we

emphasize
of

the

are

the

on

the

of

effective

pain

than

is most

should

be

the foot.

the

also be

(See Fig.
leg pains also, the
pressed.

subjectof sciatica,I might

importance of

condition

sures
pres-

steel comb

leg pressures

(sole) of

top of the foot should


While

more

deep

or

fingers. When

front

the

much

of the

the ball

that

aluminum

an

are

the

the back

upon

18.)

it is found

of

the

careful

wisdom

tion
examina-

teeth.

For

found
this to be the
have
frequently we
trouble.
origin of the sciatic nerve
Another
interestingcase, successfullytreated
fering
sufwith clothespins,was
that of a young
man

very

from

hand

tremors,

insomnia, and

ous
nerv-

exhaustion.
He

had

his

finger tips clamped

daily

for

88

ZONE

week.

Then

three

days.

further

no

and

THERAPY.

three

times

After

the

trouble

with

apparently

was

eighth

slept like

relieved

of

had

he

treatment

tremor,

of

intervals

at

more,

all

baby,

nervous

symptoms.

FIG.

18.

treating

We
a

"

three

zones

set

in

of

back

the

on

it

of

times

degree

the

leg

have

him

overcoming

by

patient has

the

clinch
minutes

This

teeth,

the
at

time,

produces

relaxation, which
nervous

sciatica

or

body.

and

helpful, if

daily.
of

rheumatism

treating

hands, for several

four

exaggerated
helpful

method

of teeth, to

also the
or

found

have

good

and

Showing
five

all

an

is most

conditions.

90

ZONE

FIG.
side
taken
open

19.

of

Patient

"

patient

the
mouth

which

it

teeth

for

was

this

seventy-two

jaw,

tongue,

was

and

not

brought

about.
under

of

years

pharynx.

unable

indicate

patient

THERAPY.

to

only
Dr.

open

relaxation

J. W.

pressure

Two

age

days

his

mouth.
of

Hogan
anesthesia.

the

with

carcinoma

before

this

The

folded

jaws,

painlessly

but

the

extracted

of

left

picture

was

hands

and

method

in

eighteen

NERVOUS

RELAXING

drugs

for

pain,

even

in

malignancy.

TENSION.

91

92

ZONE

body

of

five
It
all

minutes'

readily

can

the

One

of

have

to

will

teach

the

principle

to

will

as

are

hygiene

or

And

bottles.
and

life.

be

as

now

the
then

breadth,

the

cises
exer-

wholesale

the

Americans

before

of

many

of

zone

plied
ap-

domestic

of

sterilizing
will

therapy
as

boon.

universally

principles

well

practices
and

practice

that

prove

that,

familiar

as

to

Anything

should

and

zone

that

things

certain

principles

stimulated

on

relax.

this

do

exercises,

sound.

to

feel

therapy

how

kind.

this

fact

important

is

them

the

years,

human

the

from

with

be

successful

most

learn

Therefore

depth

And

of

stages

these

by

would

are

the

proves

of

body

condition.

last

energies

how,

seen

the

practiced

the

exercise

be

in

zones

normal

scale

their

recuperate

fifteen

to

in

apparently

men,

exhaustion,

THERAPY.

to

the

add

baby
to

length

the
of

CHAPTER

LUMBAGO

CURING

is

THERE
overtime

mental

offers

ordinary
broken
And

leg, a
the

and

Therefore,

be

able
On

this
of

one

these

hot

basis

mud

the

successful.

therapy

Lumbago,

tooth.

than
a

afflictions,

must

no

it is for

methods

for

Naturally
the

are

more

nor

an

treating
it is

not

salicylates,
having

teeth

apology

for

medicine.

rule, responds
(93)

considered

be

must

plasters,
is

lumbago,

cures

goods."

Neither

porous

this

as

except

"

abscessed

similar

or

conditions.

And

thing
any-

its sisters-in-laws,

to

that

valuable

most

baths,

most

up

an

therapy

zone

obstinate

pulled.
zone

sciatica,

our

always

boils, or

to

sciatica.

"deliver

to

imagination

than

gather

anything

rheumatism,

have

we

encouragement

healing

thing applies

same

rheumatism

of

crop

we

symptoms.

could

we

that

our

less

psychological

or

For

lumbago.

work

to

faction
satis-

substantial

being told,

it with

lumbago

COMB.

and

having

have

providing

Also,

solid

without

don't

we

WITH

in

know,
it, and

IX.

very

quickly

and

94

ZONE

kindly
the

to

office "all doubled

their

in

firmly

which

has

third

purposes.

The

the

and

first

second

Some

third

the

hands

measure

and

results

best

from

ten

may

be

between

the

it

and

surfaces

trouble
This

and

on

may

the thumb,

spending

first

the

that

the

fingers are
on

of
the
seem

the

to

begin

first,second
up

five minutes

the
-

wrists.

the

on

always

hands

prefer

gradually working

"

pains anywhere

legs.

the

on

also between

enthusiasts

tips of
"

Remember

(back)

dog-

pressed

are

for

"web"

the

finger,and

fingers

of the

the

continued

on

for

as

first,second

get the

to

is

such

and

hands

Occasionally

therapy

zone

good

results

finger.

operations on
palms

the

be

also

work

best

stores

of this

thumb,

minutes.
to

wend

affections

bird

order

In

and

comb,

teeth

the

should

pressures

thumb

for

of

fingers.

necessary

and

us

kindred

of

palms

surface

twenty

and

given

and

in most

on

palmar

to

"

out

rejoicing.

procured

combing

to

come

straightened

are

dull-pointed aluminum
be

the

which

treatment

one

attacking lumbago

may

any

up"

way

weapon

common,

of

in

homeward

The

Cases

therapy.

zone

frequently

"

THERAPY.

palmar
to

back,

the

hands

front

of

rather

the

be

surfaces

attacked

and

the

and

fingers

top

for
or

for

or
body, arms
confusing at first,

LUMBAGO

CURING

little

but

are

commonly

are

reallythe

the

front

known
front

there
the

of

These
in

zones

if firm

right

pressure

elicits

hand

in the hand,
of

pain

found

be

where
If

these

third

sensitive

gently
force

of

the
In

is

usually
Some

for

the

on

palmar

of

surfaces

third

the

plained
com-

pain will usually


this holds

found,

are

good

the

throughout

areas

stance,
in-

For

body.

and

zone,

body.

by

mencing
com-

gradually increasing
toleration

pressure,

be

can

the

lished.
estab-

developing this toleration,the lumbag


relieved.

from

the comb

in

lumbago.

weeks, had

treatment,

painful

patient has already

results

perfectlyamazing

without

was

and

sensitive

most

of

is concerned

pain

the

to

in his back, such

in the

feet.

extra

are

pain through

more

if the

with

comb.

sections

other

hands

frequently

that

note

correspond

areas

the

palms of the

The

which
the

of

soles of the

the

what

why,

correspond

feet.

the

areas

pressures

back

top, and

95

COMB.

clear

the

interestingto

found

are

make

as
or

of

top

or

It is also

zone

will

thought

correspond with

hands

to

WITH

been

method
One

able

to

arise

entirely relieved

and
of

walk

pain

minister
to

even

after

assistance, was,

been

of treatment,
case,

unable

have

turn

ported
re-

ticularly
par-

who,
in bed

twenty-minute
unaided.
and

He

discomfort

96

ZONE

within
and

few

hours, and

around."

Relief

first treatment,
cause

of

which

had

This
of

recall

persistedfor

more

than

had

that

been

able

stand

to

for

waiting

in the

ante-room.

into the

office,his hands
from

and

relieved

from

the
his way

benefit.
weeks

combs

and

told

minutes,

while

"combed"

wrist.
after

himself

after

to

being brought

thoroly

received
"

Hot

to

patient

completely

He

the

by

as

this first

entirely

similar

which

he

ment
treatwent

rejoicing.
results

These

form

This

were

following day

months.

erect.

finger tip to

pain.

case

for many

After

expressed

the

to

transient

fifteen

or

straightened out

treatment,

know

ten

three

been

double, and

them

He

the

recent

even

aluminum

two

pressure,

follows

recommended

except

squeeze

by

be

any

almost

given

was

'"up

practicallyevery

specialists,had

bent

not

taken

could

Springs, without
had

always

able

was

almost

was

day

next

lumbago.

the

treatment

He

the

apparently irrespectiveas

gentleman

most

THERAPY.

of many

scores

practically

are

of

patientsthus

uniform.
cured

with

comb.

equally good results follow from


spring clothespins on the
fastening hollowed-out
Sometimes

tips of
the

zones

fingers (Fig. 13), corresponding to


Or
in which
the lumbago holds forth.

the

98

ZONE

about

minutes

ten

had

he

"This

and

"on

out

back

he

without

What

pain.
bands

the

He

the run."
and

said:

I've gotten
in thunder

do

to

ductor
con-

chair.

laughed

in six weeks

little rubber

those

his

leave

to

went

came

blew, and

is the first time

moved

or

the whistle

suddenly

straightened up
When

THERAPY.

with

up

have

lumbago,

anyway?"
The

doctor

train

volunteered

than

information

the

is concerned

lumbago

fish."

by

have

leaving

"so

no

far

feeling
be

can

cated
dupli-

will

study the zone


apply the simple

2), and

the

as

more

results

the

trainman

the

that

these

who

one

1 and

(Figures

And

any

before

man

afterwards, and

hours

two

this

saw

charts
technic

outlined.

Naturally, in sciatica,and in
rheumatism, the results have
For

favorable.

hip joint dislocation.


famous

bone

sciatica

result

cases

cured

some

medical
In

be

claims

from

with

as

the

twist,

comb,

or

of

one

or

joint
formly
uni-

so

be

may

that

certainlyis

due
most

our

all

of

cases

of

subluxation
not

to

of those

true

or
by
by electricity,

measure.

treating sciatica

given

side

Indeed,

or

been

not

sciatica

surgeons

hip joint which

the

articular

"hip

particular attention

area"

the sciatica. This

of the hand
means

on

must

the

that the

same

palmar

CURING

of the

surface
of

hand

the

of the

But
is

ring

using

the

same

In other
feet

the

like threads
smooth

rope

of

"

In
are

no

gross

use

for

of combs.

hands.

the

in the

zones

fornia,
White, of Los Angeles, Cali-

invented

in

mechanical

of

is attached

16 and

battle,and
for

the

the

or

end

ten

wood

deep
A

screw-

heavy,
plement
this im-

of

patient uses

five

for this

hard

18).

each

to

of

with

length, cut

(see Figures

articular

device

piece

it with

minutes

at

a
a

times

several

maneuver

rough-surfaced, home-made
results.

rheumatism,

pathological changes

joints,splendid results

in the

and

manner

in the hands.

zones

might give equally good


acute

sciatica

soles of the

same

described

the

to

daily. Possibly any


device

in the

as

long, strong pull


time
repeating

"edge"

relief for

rapid

comb

Starr

five inches

palm

the top of the hand

by "attacking" the

consisting

purpose,

about

the

as

words, by manipulating the

has

the

"combed."

areas

George

99

COMB.

well

over

up

most

corresponding

Dr.

little finger and

side, as

thoroughly

the best and

"

for

and

that

on

usually secured

feet

WITH

palm, running
be

must

LUMBAGO

It should

have

there

where
or

stiffening

followed

be remembered

that

the
the

same

the
on
corresponds with the shoulder
side,the knee with the elbow, and the ankle

with

the wrist, etc., and

hip

area

pain

is often

overcome

100

ZONE

THERAPY.

quickly by attacking corresponding parts

more

with
One

old

of both
for

lady who

suffered

hands, and

relief
the comb

the

over

And

(Fig. 12).
thereafter

half

dozen

tips of

her

she

without

the

joint was

of

it touched.

have
knee
Two

minutes'

well

as

as

the

seemed

soreness

then

hadn't

the

without
this

doctor

say

the

at

what

of

the

doctor
his

to

patient
-

being

was

flexed

be

(bent)

tempted
at-

fectly,
per-

whatever.

specialtyof treating

had

we

The

the knee, and

of heat,
has

bottom,

lieved
completely re-

of the

means

that

to

testing the joint

could

makes

and
electricity,

him

toe,

vanished.

have

in this work,
hear

big

upon

pain

any

painful jointsby
and

the

slightestidea
knee

knee

bear

not

right leg

the amazement

to

the

"

As

and
to

arthritis

the top and

on

began carefullybending

surprise,and
who

tip of

pain,

hypnotic.
right

could

the

thumb

question.

pressure

the

on

usual

man's

he

plete
com-

with

gonorrheal

bend

To

of the

out

was

sleep

sleep soundly

to

This

that

painful

so

able to

fingers and

of her

use

reported recently.

was

joints

treatments

able

was

interestingcase

very

been

not

the

opiate, experienced

an

after

terriblyin

had

who

without

weeks

stimulation.

or

pressure

were

all the-

light,mud

baths,
of

great

deal

much

gratifiedto

cases

he

had

perience
ex-

ever

CURING

treated

he

LUMBAGO

all his

tried

this man's

be

avail; yet

zone

able

lous
miracu-

that

he

had

alleviate

to

flex the

to

knee,

therapy, applied

about

brought

so

treatment

to

zone,

seem

stated

of

and

pain

the proper

further

He

101

COMB.

anything

methods

without

but

had

never

this.

as

WITH

almost

at

immediate

results.
As

demonstrating

therapy,

and

little corns
and

rheumatism

than

of the
on

the

the

zone

growth
to

This
with

comb

in which

had

formerly

was

completely

valuable

aid

time

again

and

headache

which

in

pain

where

located.

was

made

were

the

finger corn

four

Within

that

me

pressure

I have

relieved

and

irritated

was

the

seen

little boy with

corn

therapy
pains as

by clearing up
by

actual

foolish-sounding as
A

callous

he

days

cured.

this reminds

And

place

sleep

to

small

pressures

forth.

held

unable
a

had,

arm,

thumb, corresponding

the

and

the

on

and

had

his left

removed,

was

He

pain.

tip of

from

patient,suffering from

weeks, been

three

zone

interesting

very

left shoulder

in the

account

on

case.

of

aches

great
is

here

grow,

may

more

how

showing

instructive

for

peculiar phase

a
cause

it may
an

work.
far
the

zone

the

headache

For
as

away

large pugnacious
of

is

doctor

cupied
oc-

corn,
"

seem.

aggravated

case

of

"wry

102

ZONE

neck"

THERAPY.

had, for months,


him

give

neck

of his teeth
teeth

is

(which
all the

youngster

look

to

with

fine

direct

(always
neck)

merely

zones),

was

sand

I cauterized

support.

in wry

cautery

slept upon

up

and

of

wry

the

running

the

to

necks

condition

in

and

bags

of the

platinum point

of

ulating
stim-

days

this

way

few

around

well

as

as

ever.

Other

cases

readily

cleared

fingers on
the

on

zones

proper

throat,

of

palm

or

Most
than

medical

that

all these

This,
the

told

Galen
told

astronomers

We
the

remember,

you

scientists

spoke in
fourth

aerial

and

the tongue.

stopping longer
it, will affirm

ridiculous
what

and

absurd.

contemporary

Harvey,

and

also

what

Galileo.

similar

strain

of radio

dimension, wireless

erudite

claim

Travels

volved
in-

of the

of the tongue

about

was

and

side

the

activity,
telegraphy, and

navigation.

Many
might

are

as

appropriate

posterior wall

under

think

to

things

of

without

men,

seconds

two

the

quite

cotton-tippedprobe

surface

the floor of the mouth

on

been

hand
a

the

on

the under

on

the

with

by pressing

or

have

by combing

up

the

neck

be
or

that

of the

members
zone

therapy

interesting
Munchausen's

if

and

found

medical
zone

in

Romances,

sion
profes-

analgesia
Gulliver's
but

that

LUMBAGO

CURING

emphatically

be
Yet

every

to

we

stand

knows

on

103

COMB.

in

medical

that

ature.
liter-

an

not
can-

egg

end.
medical

this

standing

are

place

no

one

every

made

on

egg

end

day.

And

is

there

intelligent

no

man

doctor,

simple

have

they

For

WITH

and

or

cannot

helpful
For

it

doesn't

in

reason

let

woman,

world

the

alone

likewise,

do

into

methods

even

require

why

gent
intelli-

any

and

any

put

practical
faith.

these

cation.
appli-

CHAPTER

THE

SCRATCHING

HAND

of

MANY

with

if

Also, that
the

back,

of

the
But

not

things

drop

it will

thus

are

Were
tooth
ice

'tenor

If

their

you

never

would

in
are

upset,

and

boat

say

of

one

you

metal

the

the

down
back

the

these

reason

these

actions,

in the

first

and

sneeze

zone.

rub

or

"

we

wisdom

the

over

zone

sneeze.

nosebleed.

uninterruptedly

heard

of

these

"pish,"

and

look

for

the

the
nose

the

even

that

the

arm

whose

next

yourself

comb.
(104)

you

with

around

keeper.

sincerity, I would,

and

those

things,

informant's

your

all earnestness

urge

by

fourth

ear,

had

trepidation

Yet,

the

ways.

probably

some

or

zone

pursue

of

that

with

teeth

metal

check

cheek

our

is in the

would

the

of

the

press

against

function

normal

third

our

on

ice

know

us

press

which

"

bleed

you

to

we

of

is because,

stimulating

are

piece

frequently

of

many

cold

piece

press

neck,

we

usually stop

can

ened
threat-

are

we

and

sneezing

we

we

or

if

that

lip tightly against

that

fingers,

STOMACH.

SICK

FOR

know

us

upper

the

X.

time
with

stomach
you
a

is

board
wire

hair

if

easily
a

train
brush

106

ZONE

FIG.

21.

When

"

in

best

our

the

to

had

only
the
with

(it
dry

was

epipharynx.

and
lines

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vice

months
side

of

with

constant

neck

in

applicator

and

varied

glow

These

versa.

anesthesia.
later.

relaxed

sensations

Note

Patient

the

through

neck
pressure

constantly

anesthetized,

absorption

of

growth.

to

from

of

this
on

and

mouth

(see

patient

therefore

of

zones

free

pressure

cent

the

with
to
nose

and

urated
sat-

and

accurately
extremities
followed

immediately

fingers

of

moistened

mouth,

to

and
mouth

relaxation

per

the

pressure,

the

almost

are

in

painful

through

twenty-five

of

some

the

open

pencil

zones

quickly

numbness

or

with

largement
en-

months,

speedy

treatments)

also

aporopriate

responds

could

induced

four

nine

for

months;
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from

strengths
the

patient
of

three

by

exceedingly

and

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the

1913),

9,

inoperable,

hard
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to

difficulty.

absolutely

in

able

for

great

(January
and

stony

was

food

throughout

sensations

of

with

acid

solution,

patient
cancer,

been

not

cotton-wound

trichloracetic

traces

England,

solid

any

this

saw

pronounced

had

and

slightly,
neck

New

She

taken

first

neck,

in

men

touch.

not

the

THERAPY.

Fig.

22)

involved
from

by

fourteen

keeps

irritation,

SCRATCHING

FIG.
her

first

22.

"

treatment.

FOR

HAND

Photograph
After

of

three

patient
years

in

SICK

Fig.

improvement

21

107

STOMACH.

seventeen

still

months

continues.

after

108

ZONE

brush,

but,

the

with

as

results

deep

pressure

nails

or

the

room

with

If he's

And,

of

up

his

the

The

for

the

the

little

is restless

baby

the

backs

eat

this may

sickness

of

his

hands.
him.

"working,"
see

off work.

try the

reasons,

the
over

of

feet, and

or

sufficient

stomach

clined
in-

the

quiet

is

will knock

and

down

of

the

and

finger

instead

and

up

"tummy"

yourself

on

comb,

relaxes.

his hands

on

morning

be

resort

instead

family,
the

head

with

from

to

safer

the

these

hands

severe

latter, if

too

to

than

pressures

backs

the

on

pressures

the

yields

pregnancy

it is much

nausea

For

tongue.

deep

to

and

hands,
this

produce

brush

while

dope.

control
to

the

yell murder,

to

same

quite uniformly
of

and

"tummy"

"banging"
of

the

much

too

thing

dose

hair

time

pressures

soon

same

the

of

teeth

him, scratch

had

some

how

the

next

If, however,
try

metal.

slippered constitutional

doing

favorable

most

with
of

these

finger nails,

scratching stimulates,

double

to

the

that

wires

Also

of

use

If

comb.

the

pressures,

the

Remember

the

with

scratch

the

follow

of

teeth

available

not

are

with

or

THERAPY.

try and
it would
on

the

drastic, might

miscarriage.

Also, while

it isn't

exactly

zone

therapy,

it

SCRATCHING

be

might
salted

HAND

of

chair

it

morning.
chewed,

of

so

soon

handful

keep

their

of

eating
the

correct

tion.
indiges-

bowl

of

beds, and

it

mence
com-

awake

they

as

in

the

thoroughly

popcorn,

help pacify

to

seems

help

to

mine

right alongside
eat

to

that

note

sickness, and

car

patients

109

STOMACH.

to

tendency

pregnancy,

Many
on

has

SICK

here

interesting

popcorn

nausea

FOR

otherwise

the

bellious
re-

stomach.
Zone
in

therapy
and

nausea

gastric

and

It has
in

the

other

these

in two
had

had

food

(the

fed

course,

Dr.
on

pressures

both

less than

hemorrhages
of this

treatments,

the

others

of

for

two

passing through
stomach).

the

They

these

patients

months
the
had

no

"

pylorus
been, of

rectum.

used

over

the

the

hands
a

ful
painthree

Two

posterior (back)

fingers of
In

by

orders.
dis-

stomach

cured

condition

the

Kellogg

the

used

of

indigestion,

has

Kellogg

months.

acute

only

not

successfully employed

in ten

whatosever
exit

of

dangerous

Reid

one

three
an

with

Dr.

cases,
or

been

in

distressing symptoms

malady.
of

also

all forms

even

gastric ulcer,

and

but

vomiting,

catarrh

valuable

are

pressures

dozen

probe (Fig. 9), low


wall

of the

thumb,

with

the

treatments

down

pharynx,

first and
aluminum
these

and

second
comb.

patients

110

ZONE

able

were

and

retain

to

of
To

the

their

that

that

for
It

his

have

of

base

And

now

should
world's

it

on

to

wants

health

help
and

come

tickle,
up.

happiness.

before

even

retired
slave

the

to

that

throat

the

how
and
Which
sum

and

could

vomiting

increase

and

attention

"

discovered
the

to

"

in

"

want

benefit.

dutiful

ditions
con-

grave,

banqueter

areas

have

we

also

by

tongue

English

reverse

when

definite

medical

knowledge

in

only

apparent

the

evolve

may

most

skilled

tickled

the

subsequent

value

were

when

days

throat

touching

the

cases

current

halcyon

stomach,

anyhow,"

without

been

the

who

any

"

has

those

entire

is of

received

weeks

many

the

matter

these

had

they

into

of

therapy

"don't

emphasize
that

minds

zone

taken

cure.

the

that

by

own

disabuse
idea

food
conduct

practically

course

THERAPY.

to

be

put
it

keep

at

duced.
in-

the

down

discovery
total

of

the

CHAPTER

HAY

IF

ASTHMA

FEVER,

the

United

and

all

chapter

catarrhal

read

feel

cataclysms,

the

from

and

carefully,
"

Association,

suffer

who

directed

as

Fever

Hay

individuals

"

TONSILITIS.

AND

States

fever, will
this

XI.

then

apply

of

ravages

will

sure,

hay

these

fully
beauti-

be

lessened.
For

for

message

has

therapy

zone

entirely relieved,

not

of
have
this

victims

red-eyed

none

know

can

"

misery

except

"

if

mitigated,

what

of

dreds
hun-

those

who

real

relief

is.

Nobody
fever,
know

knows

and,

It is
from

the

that

mucous

what
the

hay-

causes

textbooks,

they

method

definite

any

repeated

"colds"

result

"

the

in

tissue

dams
and

membranes,
Cm)

of

generally
tion
irrita-

chronic

followed

membrane,

(or hypertrophy)

thickened

in

from

regarding

infection

dust

thickening
This

certain

it.

possible

of

for

judging
less

even

relieving

blood

the

And

them.

been

It has

hay-feverites.

peculiar

and

especial

an

of

the

the

tissues.

circulation

presses

by

upon

of

the

112

ZONE

delicate

So

the

with

of

nerves

them, which

THERAPY.

the

irritation
of

nerves

thereby irritating

nose,

the

throw

nose

An

settingup
causes

thereby causing
if

more

it is

membrane

Which

is

is

pollen

similar

develop
horses

or

It is

my

also

of

the

those

from

the

hay fever, the

of

action

conditions

it will

pollen.

cases

the odor

that

of roses,

cats.

that

hay-fever patients that


not

care

had

one

alignment,

all the

have

ever

an

dreds
huncome

absolutelynormal

an

bony

were

spurs,

and

inflamed

lining,or

membrane

condition,

of

bones, cartilages twisted

turbinate

mucos

taliate
re-

causes

susceptiblethat
true

Invariably there
proper

nerves

that

call

however,
significant,

of

of

so

the

to

probably

the pressure

pressure.

really

readily respond

the

lished,
estab-

disturbing the circulation,

physiologicalconflagrationwe
mucous

is

For

irritation,and

still further

Then,

circle.

vicious

nerve

by

irritation

inflammatory

acute

nose.

hands

both

up

despairing moan.

under

be the last straw.

to

proves

other

some

truding
proout

thickened

ical
patholog-

usually requiring surgical

one

interference.
So
or
mucous

any

if you
other

have,

or

expect

have, hay fever

condition

abnormal

membranes,

to

see

of

the

nasal

specialistand

have

114

ZONE

that the pressures


effect upon
At

the

forced
This

THERAPY.

have

immediate

an

abnormal
time

same

usually has

conditions

the upper

the

against

teeth

lip should

with

ful
power-

in this
be

zone.

firmly

first

the

finger.

effect upon

discouraging

most

and

sneezing.
Pressures
back
the

with
of the

wall

and

nose

of

physicians,

the

tipped probe

may

to

the contact
A

the

be

dipped

be

transmission

if the

of the

dissipated.
of

of

of

center

also

been

and

held

minutes

cotton-

will lend

the

the

"punch"
this

with

In

other

impulse

nerve

tongue

however,
to

what

the

is

partly

hibited
in-

that

patients

at

quently
first fre-

the

has

fairly well "forward,"

most

at

more
use

sents
re-

words,

helpful, if pressed
firmly several times a day for
or

probe

depressor, covering the

tongue

found

to

acid,

irritation.

caused
use

The

instruments, the effect

rapidly accustomed

The

of

hands

patient,by coughing,

It is fair to say,
become

the

mucous

in trichloracetic

in connection

feature

presence

to

seems

in

results.

agent, which

is that

the

the

upon

give,

nose,

junction of

inside

as

the

on

impulse.

curious

therapy

well

as

quickest

pungent

some

(the

pharynx

mouth),

membranes

or

cotton-tipped probe

time.

tongue

In

down
three

fact, it is

depressor

in almost

pedient
ex-

all

HAY

and

throat

nose,

condition

any

ASTHMA

AND

stomach

troubles

FEVER,

occurring

115

TONSILLITIS.

in

in

or,

"

"front"

the

fact,

of

the

body.
The

wearing

or

moderately tight rubber

thumb, first and

the

upon

of

fifteen minutes

(or less, if

purple) repeated
also to

second

fingers for

the

several

bands

come
finger tips be-

times

help materially. Indeed,

ten

daily,seems
physicians

some

that

they get their very best results by


the bands
as
tinuously
conhaving their patients wear
as
possible,removing them
only as
required to prevent blood stasis,and then replacing
them
again.
report

Pressures
the

over

fingers
Three

toes

or

or

finger

the

four-minute

the

excellent

pressures

with

times

given satisfactoryrelief

Always
nostrils.

the breath
If

night, strap
thin

the

should

mouth

it shut

with

in

second
results.
num
alumi-

an

of the thumb

several

thumb

first and

given

all surfaces

on

finger and

thumb,

have

repeated

"

and

daily

hay

"

first
have

fever.

be taken

persists in

through the
opening at

isinglassplaster cut

in

strips.

The
of

with

joints of

comb

also

exerted

treatment

the

that

of

of asthma

respiratory
hay

passages

and

other

is very

affections
similar

fever, excepting that, instead

pressing the tongue,

more

generally the

floor

to

of
of

116

ZONE

is

the

mouth

the

impulse

bronchial
for

is thus

results

three

in the

of

morning

and

I made

beneath

time

the

of the

years

of

pounds, and

Also, she has been


her

to

packing

seek

"wheezing"
heard

clear

directly
first

was

relieved

all

pain,

and

shortness

this

of
of

breath.

she

treatment

gained

sleeps through the night.

now

enabled

completely

tinue
discon-

to

he had

suffered

asthmatic
made

all arrangements,

his trunks, to retire from

health

the

bronchial

severely that

Also

region.

of adrenalin.

use

Another

lady --for

this

"

at

tongue.

five minutes

months

fifteen

bronchial

the floor of the mouth,

on

root

in three

two

fifteen

sensation"

the "metallic

where

tightness,hoarseness,
In

injectionof

pharyngeal wall,

the

on

into

probe

Within

relief

sole

Her

ing
be-

solution, practically every

pressure

the

lie down

to

night.

reflected
the

little

been

sleep she secured

chair.

hypodermic

point "low down,"


used

in

have

unable

little

adrenalin

as

"

patientsufferingwith

been

what

propped

consisted

drops

had

years,

taken

was

in asthma
One

asthma

this purpose

"direct."

more

of miraculous.

short

for

manipulated

of the

Some

THERAPY.

on

the

was

so

across

Riviera

or

pronounced
a

in
that

twenty- foot

so
even

business

and

Egypt.

His

he
room.

could

be

This

gentleman
senior

of

surgeon

leaving

pressed

under

the

on

St.
the

floor of

made

third

of his tongue

strong

four

or

informed

postponed

his

Sullivan,

Hospital,

the

to

see

with

the

on

man

and

entirely

was

had

he

first and

depressor.

tongue

this

trip abroad,

cotton-tipped

pressure

that

us

patient'smouth,

with

treatments

well, and

F.

country.

probe, and
In three

D.

Francis

of the tongue,

the root

zones

Dr.

by

117

TONSILLITIS.

AND

advised

was

before

me

ASTHMA

FEVER,

HAY

indefinitely

"was

back

going

work

again."
Zone
therapists have
chest cases
that painting
to

the

on

third

of

one

the

holding

hard

as

that

minutes

best

as

member
at

the

in

surfaces

throat
with

tongue
for

of

all 'methods

between

time, three

by

consists

comfortably
the
or

clear

until

up

and

teeth, throat
as

cases,

frequently
some

iodine

about

in

one-

defect

the
in

biting

for

teeth

four

which

be borne,

can

times

Also, it is well carefully to examine


of the

and

helpful.

help himself

patient may

the tongue

lower

is most

back

way

But
the

and

upper

found

eral
sev-

daily.

the

pharynx

dition
con-

in asthmatic

asthma

does

these

organs

not

is*

remedied.
A

twelve-year-old girl of

physician'sdaughter,
technic

in

zone

has

therapy.

my

acquaintance,

developed considerable

Only recently she

re-

118

ZONE

lieved

the

pain

of

THERAPY.

bad

of mumps

case

spring clothespins to
third

fingersof

until the

vinegar

as

is

In tonsilitis

crucial

it enters

considerable

skill to

called),so

this advice

probe

situated
Yet

much

fourth

the

sides

acquaintance
to

in their

curing

"First

with

of

pressure

should

it is

doctors

only.

fingeron

pillars(membranes

the

the

and

depressor

tongue

certain

been

with

of

on

his

of

Boy

especialref-

coughs

and

other

also find it valuable

Injured"
the

minister

teaching

boys

the

that

third

second,

tongue.

that

The
to

requires
(as

the

tonsil).

themselves

Aid

It

foramen

really for

at

nerve,

accomplished merely by

has

readily understand
zone

the

me

ailments.

common

is

of

of

doctor

every

dental

therapy methods,

zone

'erence

this

using

this reminds

Scouts

find

joints

fingers,and

.And

jaw

be

may

extreme

my

of

trol
con-

mouthful

bone.

the

anterior

the

in front

squeezing
the

of

back

her

low
invariablyfol-

almost

also be made

may

on

test.

inferior

the

over

pressure

Pressure

demonstrated

results

good

and

quite purple.

by taking
gargle. This, as

quite a

point where

first,second

condition
a

ing
fasten-

hands, leaving them

lady proudly

the

over

knows,

her

finger tips became

little

The

both

the

by

work.

analgesic effects

be effective

in the camp,

can

of
as

well

ASTHMA

F"VER,

HAY

in

as

AND

home,

the

in

or

119

TONSILLITIS.

the

dead-of-night

emergency.

therapy

Zone
the

every

useful

opens

up

experimenters

more

one

and

will

know

marvelous

tremendous

we

just
it

is.

how

field.

have

the

tremendous

So

sooner

and

CHAPTER

XII.

CURING

all

WE

of

SICK

remember

the

Moliere's

plays

has
For

of

bane

his
hard

could

as

eases

also

slowly

up

throat

He

tendency

led

was

the
throat

in

circulation

the

bound

foreruns

be

even

which

was

more

He

(120)

is

grasping

and

of

he

the

as

says,

voice.

It

cold.
from

serving
obof

massage

otherwise

the

improving
muscles

from

invariably
reasoned

hence,

it

gling
wrig-

beginning

beneficial, internal
so;

which

the

practice

releasing

cold.

this

and

condition,

massage

should

and

effects

stimulating

lieved
re-

This,

frees

abort

adopt

to

beneficial

the

case)

to

years,

by

borne,

tension, and

gifted

pulling

side.

to

the

throat,

speakers,

side

from

been

cence
reminis-

of

handkerchief,

had

verdant

inflexible
and

tounded
as-

application.

comfortably

be

it

has

in

he

number

one

was

Sorrentino,

for

vocalists

firmly

tongue

This

Umberto

"tight,"

who

that

universal

has,

tenor,
the

life.

almost

an

instance,

Italian

the

all his

prose

in

gentleman

learn

to

talking

VOICE.

the

(in

that

if

his
ternal
ex-

massage

"wriggle."

122

ZONE

SIGNOR
the
on

by

noted
the

stimulating
govern

of

his

By

friends

the
the
of

UMBERTO
relieves

who

tenor,
tongue.

pressure

outside
vocal

what

THERAPY.

"tight"
the

on

lateral

cords)
promised

SORRENTINO,
throat
anterior

aspects

Sorrentino
to

be

of
has

serious

making

by

third
the

of

fore

relieved
throat

traction

strong
the

tongue,

fingers (which
himself

conditions.

and

and
tinctly
dismany

these

do

the

the

be

certain

of

voice

due

clergyman's

throat

sore

whose

soprano

lost
of

her

up

to

mouth
the

of

roots

the

"prodded" intermittentlyfor
minutes, with
the

tip of

agent,

the

for

Marked

to

after

"

also

consisting
of
center

hours.

tongue

of the
In

teeth,

was

fifteen

of

cotton

on

pungent

some

creasin
stated, of in-

for

observe

to

carried
in

the

first treatment.

cautioned

voice, except

treatments

singer

in

followed

however,

the

use

and

"response."

improvement
was,

tongue,

The

before

as

floor

period

dipped

was

The

incisor
a

of

completely

was

probe.

purpose,

nerve

She

The

metal

probe

the

the

two

the

in

as

case

the

lower

in loss

or

"

strain.

directlyunder

"

would

practicesalmost

register

long-continued

through

results

I remember

upper

alcohol

or

strain

or

these

"

relief.

invariably give

probe (see

huskiness,

irritation

to

the

satisfactory.

and

of hoarseness,

cases

their

"impulse"),

(to increase

sure
pres-

beneath

mouth,

spiritsof camphor

in

Fig. 6), dipped

In all

the

cotton-tipped metal

more

123

VOICE.

addition, apply firm

of

floor

with

tongue,

far

in

things and,

on

SICK

CURING

not
a

to

moment

the

or

effect.

out

"home

ments,"
treat-

five-minute

firm

tions
applica-

depressor (see Fig. 17)

tongue.

tempt
at-

This

addition, she

was

done

squeezed

every

the

the

on

four

sides

of

124

ZONE

her

thumbs.

THERAPY.

This

action, especiallyif

by digging
side

of

the

the vocal
the

chord

vocal

had

thumb

the

finger nails
which

"

zone

chords.

Within

her

inner

specificeffect

three

completely recovered,
to

the

distinctlyin

is

area

has

"

into

panied
accom-

and

this

days

able

was

upon

lady

to

turn
re-

company.

Zone

instances,
therapy has, in innumerable
restored
lost as the
as
speaking voices that were
Lost Hope.
Indeed, it is of common
occurrence
have
to
a
clergyman, a lawyer, or a business
who
has become
man
aphonic (voiceless) from
other vocal strain, come
long dictation,or some
in zone
to the specialist
therapy, unable to speak
above
a
whisper, and within a half hour go his
rejoicing practicallyas "good as new".
way
This, by applicationof the probe on the floor
"

of the

mouth,

used

all of

the

on

pressures

and

on

pressures

which

thumb

procedures

troubles

times
some-

fingers,any

be

can

and

successfully
in the

woman

in

curing

lief
re-

these

in their

family.
Respecting the finger

the

and

man
or
intelligent
their own
troubles, or

by any
of

borne

the tongue,

in mind

that

would

be

useless

thumb

jointsif

it is necessary
involved.

particular zone
to

the

it must

pressures,

make
cause

to

For

the

on

instance, it

pressures

of

work

be

throat

over

the

trouble

should

happen

third, fourth
for

invoked
It

of

patient

who

day

at

for

had

nice

The

night

He

contraction

even

open

his

of the

jaws

information
his

was

following

He

had

nothing

had

muscles

condition

the

that

had
Of

it

was

the
he

had

enough

course,

as

not

floor
was

shown

he

of

the

to make

leafy

bossy

dells

shades
"all in".
He

he

he

he

had

couldn't

tellige
in-

presented

late lunch
knew

last him
not

him

and
an

the

them.

since

treat

mouth,

provided with
how

to

could

possible to

petitioning relief.

eat

then

spot

communicate

day before, although, whether


he

ideal

was

when

noon

to

in

whisper.

through

himself

held

the

hero

our

let alone

"

all

off

purposes.

speak above

such

the

that, when

was

fallingfast

couldn't

This

But

meeting.
sylvan glades, and

were

an

was

and

on

air

consequence

cases

been

have

what

accomplish.

Convention

built for acoustic

not

were

speaking

must

open

bowers, the

will

experimental

School

grove

be

to

remarkable

alone

been

Sunday

This

grove.

earlier

have

zone.

perfectly

pressures

The

tonsil.

fingers would

relief in this

the

125

VOICE.

congested

fifth

and

finger

One

of

be

to

is, however,

these

SICK

CURING

on

on

or

not,

week.

open

his

by

pressures

the

tongue.

So

comb,

and

aluminum

pressures

it

the

the back

mouth
on

of his

126

ZONE

hand,

extending

wrist, and
his

At
the

the

irritation

of

of

the

of

muscles

relaxed

relieved

the
he

that

extent

an

comfortable

given

was

the

carrying

lunch.

ing
Returnmade

were

Deep

Three

well

as

the
well

be
in

the

"plucking"

include

throat

most

is
them

congestion they are,


useless, but actually harmful.
condition

frequent
most

back

of

he

sang

in

the

muscles

cause

of the voice
the

Where

troubles.

active

very

used,

the

fingerson

inflammation
to

and

afterwards

helpful procedures.

or

pressor
de-

ever.

with

throat, and

of

and

tongue

home

took

the

on

tongue,

combing

days

as

massage

also

he

weapon

the

the

with

treatment

also

out

instrumentation

underneath

mouth,

hands.

the choir

had

and

such

to

he

nostril.

This

might

this time

jaw

conscientious

are

left to

twenty-five minutes.

office,
specialist's
pressures

Also, he

of the

finger,and

"

through

the

the

to

probe (see Fig. 9) on the wall


the probe being introduced
pharynx

the

thumb

padded

floor

his

had

and

the

with

for

the

fourth

in his throat

out
to

the

expiration of

tension

went

from

up

to

over

devices

own

THERAPY.

of

of

routine

Where

vocal

it

ures
meas-

there

course,

generally associated

tion
irrita-

extensive

not
as

box

only

not

ills,and
with

is

con-

is

gested throat,

SICK

CURING

127

VOICE.

quite impossible to

Also,
"stuffy" nose.
get a perfect vocal resonance

if the

membranes

of

with

"cold"

congested
The

and

of

with

nose

curing

remark,

that

the

the

and

least

work

probe
The

saliva

is

of

be left in each

The

back

Also,

of

one

this

several

nostril
and

influence
other

or

of

ing"
"ironthis

quite

able.
remark-

add
to
might be well here
are
useless, except temporarily
to

exposure

this event,

of

horde

sneezers

alkaline

an

on

ditions
pathological con-

is sometimes

nose

from

forth

it

atomizers

In

curative

catarrh

the

here

nose.

gently moved

nasal

to
covered
un-

for

time, for the tonic "penciling" or

to

chronic

ers.

the

irritatinglubricants

steel should

effect.

after

is

I may

And,

patient'sown

in the

minutes, and
time

and

them

probe, using

steel for this purpose.

best

swollen

are

catarrh.

or

method

quickest
the

nose

do much
to
finger pressures
conditions, but perhaps the surest

these

"pencil"

the

it is

and

tongue

relieve

or

that
as

"

coughbe

antisepticmay

of value.
But

the constant

secretion

of

the

coating
film

of

oil

"

washing

membrane,

mucous

over

which

away

of

the

of the natural
or

air passages

prevents

the

natural

the

petual
per-

with
secre-

128

ZONE

tion

from

being

THERAPY.

natural

is

For

it

tends

forms

all
them

use

provoke,

to

of

and

then

for

"

function

normal

before

night

at

arising,
it

and

retiring,
the

time

probe

and

late
Stimu-

only.

used

sound,

or

in

condition

tion
instruc-

the

morning

instead

of

on

.making

chronic.
It

wouldn't

sickest
befall

But,

and

one

with

fact

that

who

must

little
the

to

sick

depend
patience,

principles

things
it

upon

of

is

voice

and

an

zone

dence
evi-

affirmative

get

disheartening

most

of
"cinch".

difficult

be

the

to

short

petuate
per-

should

none

physician's

with

cure

and

catarrh,

and

perpetrate

under

except

"

injurious.

distinctly

"

for

of

one

that

intelligent
therapy,

the

can

living.
plication
ap-

it

is

130

ZONE

If the

of the various

savants

the

throughout
in

THERAPY.

attempting

country

discover

to

cough, asthma, goitre,and


therapy

it will be

"

cure

of other

score

successfullytreated

conditions

"

really sincere
for whooping

are

tions
institu-

research

by

zone

put this method

to

easy

ditions
con-

to

the test.
If

do

they

themselves

not

I will

experiment,

the method
show

and

on

one

that, in from

one

with

steel

effectivelyand

be

or

may

gentlemen. I
offer, which,
good faith

or

to

do

in the

onstrate
demcases,

dozen

ments
treat-

cough

interest

of

can

This
of these

than

is made

emphasize,

and

attention

more

no

the

overcome.

the

worth

can

and

half

make

hundred

one

probe, whooping

be

York

permanently

not

may

New

to

come

to

care

the

make
in

perfect
and

humanity

science.
The

remarkable

most

discovery

is very

ness.

For

this

about

this

matter

cough,
time
has

we

are

pressed

(that

space

the

when
the

of

the

its

which

its

hoary-headed-

we

come

to

think

relief

of

antiquity. From
of man,
humanity

finger

spreads
and

brand-new

its

memory

second

mechanical

with

struck

part of the mouth


or

frequently

reason,

antedating

of

feature

throat

larynx (a continuation

in

its

from

out

up

of

pharynx
the

into the

the

back
nose"!

pharynx),

SPECIFIC

for

the

the

handle

131

COUGHS.

FOR

of

loosening a dry cough or to


facilitate expectoration.
All
since
there
grandmothers, ever
were
grandmothers, have put their fingers in babies'
throats
relief in croup.
Some
of
to give them
the wisest
of these grandmothers
used
to press
purpose

in

tongue,
cause

of

order

associated
Our

for

the tongue
a

secretion

with

old-time

reason

the

cure

we

"

diaphragm
the
This

the

(the
zone

is the

For, when

the

found

have

we

vault

firmly with

wall

or
a

all

of

cause

in

which

the

in these
of

the

the

trouble
which

tingling,or

cold, which

the

hold
of

fluenci
in-

nates.
origi-

we

cure

nates
cough that origirespiratory
cases

if

pharnyx,

the

pressed
large as
nostrils,

results.

sensation

is transmitted

as

tube.

spots in

that

cotton-wrapped probe,

"reflex"

and

"

the

contraction

be

For

grasp

long pull,

comfortably passed through


definite
gives the quickest and most
can

same

hiccough) by

principleby
any

the

together, haul

the

or

tions
condi-

we

with

spasmodic

whooping cough, or indeed


in any
portion of
But,

has

tongue's length

to

the

cough.

hiccoughs

pull

in

mucous

hiccougher, and

offending member
it there

for

of

part

beginning cold,

of

its existence.
of

back

dry, metallic

cure

pull, and

strong

abort

to

profuse

the

on

spoon

of

pain,

along

the

132

THERAPY.

ZONE

FIG.
-both

23

Anterior
"

surfaces.

quarter

of

tongue

coated

with

tincture

of

iodin

FlG.

Fig.
or

24

23)

benefit.

mouth

It

the
is
of

teeth

and

is

place.
several

reaction

easily

teeth,

will

also

divided

the

speedy

gums.

in

as

demonstrated

often
into

absorption

is

indicating

chest

where

but

zones.

of

of

matter

that

produce
ten

the

sensations,

these

does,

absorption

complete

patient

The
zones

experience

This

body.
by

over

patients

after

minutes

taken

has

reaction

Few

Four

"

the

of
the

it

when
the

illustrations

These
from

inner

of

sensation

the

experience

firmly

the

entire

compressed
for

body,
the

indicate
surfaces

heat

pronounced.

over

entire

(see

iodin

the

most

extend

fact,

of

is

patients

all

tongue,

relaxation

toxins

133

COUGHS.

FOR

SPECIFIC

of

the

bility
possi-

neglected

134

THERAPY.

ZONE

nerve

this contact,

by

zones

by the patient to

traced

irritation

the

slightlyraising

By

the exact

end, this influence

business

mathematical

almost
desire

of

of

precision

probe,

contact

the

on

directed

be

can

the

the

to

with

area

we

influence.

to

When

the exact

practicewill
automatic

"spot"
make

soon

the

"

If it does

thumb

appropriate

throat
this

brought

not, pressure

finger

or

and

"

finding of

but

"

pressed

should

The

afterwards

is

the

pressure

minutes.

for several
"lame"

the

spot where

handle

thereby altering its point

and

definitely

originate.

to

seems

be

can

"

be

this almost

firmly
feel

may

off.

upon

the

relieve

the

bear

will

held

slightly

passes

soon

to

little

"lameness."
In
of

experience

an

whooping

cough

from

failure

the

therapy.

This,

truly said

of any

few

very

relieve

cough

or

"

have

we

form

yet

than

more

cases
seen

of
can

a
zone

be

of treatment.

only

treatments

any

not

application

believe, is

other

hundred

several

proper

the most

even

with

necessary

are

aggravated
cough which

of

case

to

ing
whoop-

originates in

in that zone.
respiratory passage
In other words, a tubercular
cough,

the

its

cause

of

the

in

lung

lesion
would

on

not

the

extreme

respond

to

which

has

right or

left

pressures

in

SPECIFIC

middle

the

reflected
other

from

would

these
success

most

famous

pressures

painted

above

in

zones,

here

as

can

the

almost
effort

of

the

if

the

not

the

back, is thoroly

way

tincture

with

the

up

tends

to

zones

cough.
the

nostrils

surgical operation, very

rapid

effective

and

application of

part of the tongue,

front

iodin.

of all those

probe through

so

of

iodin

the

function

like

much

materially

very

from

the

of

use

follow

the

with
the

some

woman

or

attend

below

keeping

though

"

"will
on

and

the normal

too

seems

made

third

irritation

If the

pressures

and

assists

about

mild

interested

second

was

specialist.

for

stimulate

first and

"

would

as

tongue,

The

to

intelligentman

sometimes

It

the

respond

Any

same

good

in

not

described.

apply

cough which
congested liver, or from

fail to

135

COUGHS.

Likewise

zones.

organ

FOR

firm
and

results

pressures

on

the

floor

of the mouth
Also
worn

directlyunder the tongue.


moderately tight rubber bands should be
and
first fingers of both
the thumbs
on

hands
times

for
a

day.

with

strong

over

the
If

five

or

This

with

with

of the

should
the

minute

might

pressure

bridge

there

ten

be

cough

supplemented

the

finger.and

cougher's
frontal

a
"

be

intervals, several

very

also

thumb

nose.

headache

ciated
asso-

frequent symptom

136

if the
time

the

"

has

cough

the

to

THERAPY.

ZONE

where

One

the

be moved
This

and

the

do)

not

am

to

was

be
the

begin.

things

(although
it may

at

eyes

remarkable

most

up

shall

minutes, right

ends

nose

of

length

any

nose.

several

anything

at

the

yet done

has

therapy

for

the

of

of

root

very

for

should

thumb

finger and

pinched gently
place

persisted

zone

prised
sur-

cure

forty-year-old cough, originating in a tracheal


(or wind pipe) irritation. The patient received
with

treatment

one

wall

pharynx.
ment,
experienced relief after the second treatand continued
to improve until,at the expiration
of three weeks, she was
discharged as

cured.

of

Another

the

and

thumb

This
she

had

had

in

my

made

bridge

of rubber

fingers of

been

bands

both

of

ciated
cough assolieved
instruction, re-

with
the

the

nose,

around

the

finger
and
by
thumbs

hands.

lady reported the following morning


enjoyed the first night's sleep she
more

and
cleared

bronchial

pressures

the

over

wearing
first

by

has

cough.

lagrippe, under

herself

there

months,

patient with

with

the

15

after

Now,

return

and

the back

on

of the

She

no

probe -(Fig.9)

up.

than
most

five

nights, and

annoying

headache

that
had

that
had
sistent
per-

also

CHAPTER

HOW

PHANTOM

TUMOR

the

June

LAST
of
the

summer

convention

on

the

baffled

that

the
the

among

men,

gathered

there

from

some

might

found

who

She

was

well

be
a

nourished

from

and

the

She

cause.

The

slightest

was

impossible.

passed

down

night.
A
to

healthy
ten

been
mental

touch

her

This
human

days

without

without

water

and

physical

Her

of

the
her.

of

glands

matory
inflam-

the

can

torture.

(138)

five

pain.

had

water

preceding

day
Fri-

night.
exist
This

water.

for

of

drop

Wednesday
being

come
be-

Swallowing

agony.

since

neck.

had

unknown

old,

the

suffering great

even

East,

healthy, apart

front

some

It

scientific

help

other

and

caused

throat

before

thirty-fiveyears
the

was

Not

was

hundred

could

through

dents
resi-

the

physicians.

all parts

in

thyroid

enlarged

local

on

23d.

June

apparently

large swelling

Manifestly

of

two

about

woman

of

brought

was

evening

Weirs,

at

One

colony

condition

hoped

was

convention

Dental

Hampshire

Winnepesaukee.

the

serious

DISSIPATED.

WAS

New

held

Society

Lake

14.

from

had

woman

days,
Her

seven

suffering

physician

in-

PHANTOM

the

sisted,as

only

operation

an

dozen

consultation

of

to

heart

in the

might

this.

life,that
The

once.

had

an

her

been

half

called

There

was

intubation

the

"

which

gullet,through
passed, pending

be

in

some

of relief.

possiblemeasure
The

at

in

perform

tube

food

and

water

saving

performed

concurred

left but

insertion

of

means

physicians who

more

or

nothing

be

139

DISSIPATED.

TUMOR

racing along

was

at

hundred

one

all the
fiftybeats a minute, and there were
with
peculiar symptoms
usually associated
the whole
Inasmuch
as
thyroid disturbances.
trouble
had
most
developed in a week, it was
goitrous.
unlikely that the condition was
As it was
ciated
assoprobable that the trouble was
cided
with
the thyroid,a physician present deit could
be
to
therapy, because
try zone
sults
reapplied instantly,and promised immediate
and

if successful.

Calling
pressure

one;

over

of

the

the

dentists

first

to

joint of

grasped the other thumb.


was
apparently foolish, treatment
three

signs

of

softened.
touch
The

on

minutes.

relief.
She
her

doctor

The
The

could

This

maintained
to

lines

her

without

the

simple,

patient began

drawn
bear

strong

thumb,

one

doctor

for

make

on

show
face

shrinking

the

neck.
sent

for

glass of water,

and

held

140

ZONE

it to the
which

pain

swallowed

the

first

"It is the
she

She

patient'slips.

she
"

THERAPY.

with

drop

most

took

sip of

much

in five

water,

and
difficulty

days.

delicious

thing

swallow

about

tasted,"

ever

whispered.

She

able

was

her

glass upon
continued
within

glasses of

time

she
and

water

rubber

band

The

placed
Fig. 5, and

was

night's sleep

the

since

of

hour, and

an

drink

to

malted

she

four
A

milk.
her

over

were

pressures

able

glass of

third

about

was
a

in

shown

joints,as
first

first attempt.

intermittentlyfor
that

light

to

thumb

enjoyed

inflammation

her
had

developed.
The

morning

next

almost

entirely

she

that

reported

relieved.

she

swelling

The

was

was

hardly perceptible,and she could bear reasonable


discomfort.
the
over
glands without
pressure
in swallowing.
In a few
She
had
no
difficulty
she

days

the

With

relief of

unconsciously
condition

the
of

thyroid
the

of the

and

vasomotor

of blood

through

there

"

"

had

no

consciously

lows
necessarily fol-

the constricted

or

lymphatic glands

other

ductless

nerves,

the

tension

nerve

exerted

relief in either

has

and

trouble.

of the

return

or

fully recovered,

was

which

blood

the
or

gested
con-

ducts,

glands,

and

also

control

the

flow

vessels.

PHANTOM

TUMOR

action,

This

results
in the

doubt,

no

which

whether

"

for

accounts

and

glandular
due

to

the

has

therapy

zone

of

treatment

141

DISSIPATED.

ous
marvel-

produced

circulatory

nervous,

eases
dis-

physical

or

causes.

In

the

lump

comes

there

is

than

famous

"globus
in

up

speedier

no

she

for

pressure

relaxation
with

this

lump
The

in

of

relaxation
the

nails.

suggestion

But

wire
if

Or,

scratch

soothing

will

zones

hard
this

Almost

diate
imme-

follow,
of

disappearance

the

or

preferred.

finger

as

the

and

great

throat.

combs

merely

all the

them

of

maintain

minutes.

several

hands

and

pressure,

treatment

the

take

big

hysteric-

an

squeeze

that

"

effective

Merely

the

bear

can

of

-more

hysterical individual,

as

if

throat

or

therapy.

zone

the

if

the

hystericus"

the

hair

brush

of

these

none

of

back

It

will

be

employed,

the

available,

are

with

hands

help materially,
using

the

used,

be

may

of

the

course,

in

voice

manner.

the
not

concerning

results
as

what

are

rapid
is

"

quite
if the

as

effective

patient

being attempted.

has

"

no

though
alidea

CHAPTER

WHITE'S

DR.

of

ONE
Angeles,

in

why

these

effect

of

stall
as

large

that

sacral

her

incision

tie

'twitch', around
(142)

But

got

to

them

so

to

realize

of

one

large

(near
her

put

Finally
a

severe

ments
experi-

For

and

legs
had

body.

region

success,

the

on

not

hint.

tie

we

zone

pierce

to

I did

pain.

window,

the

and

produced
able

me

into

and

I observed

obtained.

gave

tion
por-

Course.

current,

was

were

foreign

suggested
called

small

Lecture

that

tried, without

the

extract

Tesla

Los

bio-dynamic

experimenting

feel

not

into

glass

narrow

operate,

the

fingers,

backed

We

while

D., of

therapy
his

world,

the

M.
the

zone

in

ticians
diagnos-

in

reproduce

current

animals

of

tail).

and

horses

piece

he

ago,

results

on

men

years

the

needles

detailed

by giving

with

my

of

experiences

to

if not

discoverer

as

able

White,

his

few

shock

Starr

"

and

America,

diagnosis.

anesthetic
that

thoro

of

anesthesia
"A

EXPERIENCE.

most

George

Cal.,

method
of

the
in

is

15.

the
into

could

we

be

made

one

of

to
our

slipper-noose, which
the

horse's

'nose.

He

WHITE'S

DR.

made
it

this 'twitch' out


the horse's

on

The

result

hind

legs and

did

realize

the sacral

as

At

zone.

do

take

to

to

minor

region

other

remember

horse's

the

to

man

hold

I made

altho

horse

hands

'theycould

on

stand

I heard

Dr.

therapy.

always used

and

same

occasion

pigs on

to
periment
ex-

my

that, by putting

animals

did

was

not

well

so

do

minor

take

seem

some

chloroform.
their

rough

teeth, or

substance.

anything.'
William
H. Fitzgerald explain

Then

I realized

that

therapy, although

zone

known,

operations

no

patientsclosed

their

zone

had

would

who
the

"Later

have

surgeons

always

clinched

the

in the

are

noticed

have

anesthesia,

zone

nose

cows

anesthesia

individuals

have

we

did

we

not

it.

"After

spending
I met

severe

the

pain.

seeing

Almost

we

nose,

any

"Also, before

know

operate.

glass, the

the

the

and

times

the

on

experience

Then

to

tightly,and

used

we

operations on

'twitch'

on

it

Then,

out

that

now

farm, and
a

I told

put

rope,

flinch.

not

"I

between

minutes.

three

thin

started

we

again, tie

on

incision

deep

and

abdomen.

my

or

piece of

collision

put the 'twitch'


it for two

of

nose,

was

143

EXPERIENCE.

at

irontal

few

dinner

headache.

days

with

Dr.

gerald.
Fitz-

lady

who

had

Obtaining

her

per-

party,

144

ZONE

mission

to

the

upon

within

try

'cure',I exerted

new

thumb,

five

THERAPY.

first and

minutes

had

second

fingers,and

headache

the

similar

pressure

had
in

success

peared.
disap-

treating

toothache.
"I

called on
New
York
a
shortly afterwards
had
of my
physician who
previously been one
pupils,and asked him if he knew anything about
zone
therapy. He said he did not, but had read
it in

about
'it must

of

some

all

be

there
I laid

minutes
his

and

several

pins

them.

other

any

she

the

pins and

staunch

believer

"At
and

several

of

elsewhere,

these

the

in

pupil
the

had

an

made
found
of

cheek, and

the

his
of

'stuck

put

feeling
in

pin

she

up.'

his face.

was

I withdrew

He

is

now

anesthesia.

lecture

our

zone

three

out
eyeballwithhis
stickpin from

wife, and

so

sterilized

We

through

him

much

Within

touch

called his

how

his

his

his

the

held

see

face, without
bear

saw

methods, and

observations.
contract

his

He

horrified when

it into

not

zone.

on

took

pushed
into

hook

thought

then

trying to

was

button

could

He

in his muscles.

was

flniching.

cravat,

journals, and

imagination.'

fingers,pretending
resistance

the

courses

in

opportunity
some

that
eye

finger zones

very

Chicago
to

show

interesting

light would
that
to

had

the

been
same

not
tacked
at-

de-

146

ZONE

and

cancer

with

in

55 years

her

This

was

told

that, until

us

of

means

had

not

For

more

than

no

when

"When
had

zone

diminished

would

before

improvement

she

whether
but

endurable

to

do

we

know

method

had

used.

growth
until

treatment,

it

palpation

by
saw

any

her

graph,
photoand

the

therapy will ever


that it is making

the unfortunate
of

she

was

began treatment,

zone

by

opiate.

certainly remarkable.

was

this case,

"Several

this

treated

size of the

the

lady

without

anesthesia

lady

from

rested

recognized except
the fingers). I also

taken

know

had

sized

The

said

be

not

(feelingwith

not

this

saw

diagnosis.

some

she

now

-the bio-

analgesia, she

zone

without

years

side

ordinary

an

began being

pressure

the

unyielding.

and

lady,

on

this

as

teresting
in-

most

By

cancer.

and

opiates, and
I

as

she

two

two

saw

growth

months

slept for

zone

practice. One,

therapy

zone

had

hard

very

of

carefully
therapy

mind, the results

my

large

as

and

He

confirmed

method,

orange,

pain

his

of age,

growth

taken

to

neck, diagnosed

dynamic

nary
extraordi-

some

the value

to

mention.

warrant
cases

of

had

of them.

conditions,but,

achieved

about

has

some

reference

any

in these

and

tumor,

successes

avoids

THERAPY.

do

cure

life

victim.
used

have

my

pupils

for

operation

on

the

turbinate

gerald
Fitzand

WHITE'S

DR.

other

nasal

obstructions,

(childbirth)
in

all

of

three

or

such

failures,
manner

some

due

doubt

with
the

by
Then

us

basis

wonderful

by

as

for
and

Better

be

the

collated

accurate

helpful

principles."

no

only

on

quires
re-

huge
servers.
ob-

competent

results

application

may

will

It

out

of

pus

failure

results

tried

number

large

paths'

growth,

experience.

more

for

'zone

again,

Or

jority
ma-

reason

the

tumor,

method

good

it

not,
the

JBut

of

blocking

technic.

faulty

that
and

doubt

obstruction.

come

scale,

results

will

ten

therapy.
no

as

"

or

to

is

of

out

zone

There

condition,
be

obstetric

upon

gratifying

most

cases

to

will.

in

as

them.

respond

the

well

as

with

cases,

"Two

seems,

147

EXPERIENCE.

will
of

these

furnish

most

CHAPTER

ZONE

THERAPY

MAINLY

THERE

of

used

by

doesn't

wish

seeming

thing

of

is that

him

in

attempting

make

the

comparatively
Also,

three,

to

toleration

dentist's
the

over

the

gums

badly

press

is

as

the

over

or

ferring
con-

permitting

by

valuable

time

sufferings,

and

is

"

and

patient's

scaling

or

work.

less

likely

which,

having

the

to

or

my

tooth
(148)

of

force

to

mind,

for
after

cocaine

extracted.

much

numb

to

hurts

the

which
It's

"slap"

inject

tooth

exerting,

hard

finger,

nose,

"

all the

easier, and

thumb

of

roots

minutes

more

capable

and

"

other
An-

she's

cavity preparation

is established,

operator

barrassing
em-

painless.

four,

quicker

of

the

foolish-

thinks

her

alleviate

the

patient.

minutes'

ten

in

such

dentist

the

is that

himself

herself

not

are

"

One

pain-racked

or

to

ordeal

therapy

put

zone

pain-relieving

suggesting

upon

five

spend

to

the

dentists.

patient

the

favor

his

to

call
zone

to

position

why

reasons

we

properties

generally

dentist

as

"

DENTISTS.

FOR

four

are

analgesia

more

16.

gas

the
cone

around

almost

as

ZONE

THERAPY

There

MAINLY

is yet another

uniform
led

to

of

zone

three.

"bank"

by previous
to

under
But

he

this

of

top
do

until

limit
do

shall prove
I would

Also,
use

in

not

pretend

the

wisdom

pieces in order
tooth, while we
into

broach

nerve

remains, and
other

content

why.
to

be

it is

to

and

root

have
But

studied

is

there

do

We

stance,
in-

strated
demonDr.

Society by
the

canal.

jaw

bone

impacted

an

unable

no

relieve

possible,for

cut

strumen
in-

sharp

nerve.

remove

are

or

desensitized.

that

time, when

some

experts
know

be

Dental

Mass.

Sears, of Hartford)

all to

operate

analgesia,to

remove

To
three

to

thirty-fiveminutes, (as

work

before
.B. A.

off.

to

to

most
al-

might

head

with

test

part

explain why

to

he

attempt

zone

to

operation.

pressure

emphasize

here

attempting, with

to

may

the

if it is desired

pain

not

puncturing

work

the

fidently
con-

painlessness,

the

victim's

dentist,

tempted

certain

to

his

not

only, and

extract

of

commenced

lift the

minutes

patient of

analgesia,

when

be

gesic
anal-

sufficiently

words,

might

successes,

assure

zone

obviate

In other

on.

The

not

are

pressure

which

however,

reason,

partiallyjustifiesthe previous
results

149

DENTISTS.

FOR

to

But

thrust
the

fact

pathologists and

these

problems,

for the present,

we

must

we

be

ences.
guided by dearly-bought experi-

150

ZONE

There

is

just what
Dr.

M.

Dr.

Wm.

known

degree
W.

of

Everett

M.

tellingin advance,
is assured.

analgesia success
of
of

J. Hogan,
results

of

way

Maloney,

successful
Dr.

no

THERAPY.

with

Providence, R. I., and


Conn., claim

Hartford,
80%

about

of their

cases.

Cook, of Toledo, Ohio, writes

easilysuccessful in 75% of his cases.


Dr. Thomas
formly
York, is quite uniJ. Ryan, of New
successful
in desensitizingthe gums
for
While
other
dentists
treatment.
pyorrhoea
that

he

range

is

down

on

to

even

to

probably

are

this,although it
fine technic

the

hurting

have

of

the

various

when

fingers,especiallywhere
the

are

time

dentist
and

used, there
devoted

or

to

is
the

his assistant

promise"

"

and

no

of

pain

has

points.
the

over

clamps

the

ing
attempt-

nerve

made

are

pressures

operation
he

case

creasin
in-

without

the

analgesize his unresponsive

Next,
bands

the

operation plus

nerves,

them

In which

him.

the

gradually

than

more

convince

dental

anesthetize

to

for

First,it requires

gently, and

patient
hurt

exist.

find the

to

pressures,

to

or

reasons

difficult to

be

may

and, by commencing

pain

of successes,

definite

very

dentist that such

average

might

50%

as

zero.

There

low

as

or

rubber

tendency to skimp on
finger squeezing. The

will

give

let it go

the
at

job
that.

"lick

They

THERAPY

ZONE

don't
to

MAINLY

sufficient time

use

the

learn

apply

in

serious

for

However,
who

the

cavities
of

the

other

in

deposits

in

the

by

of

fingers

those

mitigate

I would

country,

exerted

"cover"

the

both

sure
pres-

joints of

joint,using

thumbs

pletely
com-

and

purpose), will

this

the

ticular
par-

that

better

for

and

patients

do

hands

some

the

the

would

quite control

or

do

tartar

say

over

sensiti
de-

to

of their

million

quired.
ac-

dentists

for

and

pyorrhea,

assistant

of

so

in

(the

thumb
to

in the

pain

incisor

the cuspid teeth of the side


'occasionally
to the finger being squeezed.
let the

Never

provide

you

bands
to

knowledge

learning how
sensitive
teeth, or

assistant

an

really

properly
relations, and

necessarilypainful scaling of

throughout

and

force

time

teeth

benefit

benefit of several

the

the

the

way

interested

be

may

the

and

zones

take

151

DENTISTS.

sufficient

or

accomplish anything.
And
third, they won't

to

FOR

the

for

make

enough

the
to

cuspid

the
and

him

with

this

he

himself,
wide

rubber

cannot

be

trusted

long enough

pressures

less
un-

or

clamps

as

purpose,

for

or

strong

accomplish satisfactoryresults.

Pressure

joint of

patient do

responding
cor-

exerted
first

over

the

finger will

bicuspid

teeth.

first

control
The

or

pain

second

second
in the

finger

152

ZONE

is related
third
for

the

to

THERAPY.

must

also

pressure

upon

(or ring) finger

this

words,

and

fore-finger,middle,
will

hand

control

employed

that

is

there

in

abscess

the

thumb,

ring fingers of
bicuspids

side

either

on

the

of

the

and

median

the

either
in

correspondingly pain

incisors, cuspids and


molars

be

the

region.

other

In

sometimes

molars, but

two

vicinity

of

the

two

line, providing

great inflammation

no

the

no

or

corresponding

teeth.

Occasionally the
it it necessary

case

to

"control"

the

to

also

use

in

finger,and

zone

teeth, to get the best results


to
"

the

as

use

the

both

fourth

and

over-laps,in

third
fifth

the

the

finger next
of

case

which

wisdom

it is sometimes
and
zones

the

little

merge

visable
ad-

finger
in

the

head.
A

very

successful

method

practiced by

some

extraction
be
must
particularlywhere
is to grasp
done
the offending tooth as near
with
the apex
of the root
is practicable,and
as
for
and
firm
the thumb
finger make
pressure
minutes
three, four, or more
by the watch.
This
usually produces a degree of anaesthesia
half hour, although pressure
lasting about one
time.
if necessary,
be reapplied at any
can,

experts

"

"

"

Other

dentists and

oral

surgeons

get excellent

154

ZONE

dental

where

nerve,

of

groove)

the

Also
inferior

half

of

the

of

inferior
The

and

on

the

from

low
be-

doctors

the

it exits

usually

thesia.
anaes-

finger

(called by

the
end

better
of

anesthetize

that

instrument

(the

excellent) upon

this

nerve.

these

applicationof

proper

"focus", prefer

to

an

is

excavator

dental

oral

the

where

will

blunt
an

fail to

(or

ramus

jaw.

the

handle

with

tooth

operators,

use

the

jaw, gives good

nerve,

foramen)

Many
to

lower

bicuspid

mental

it enters

pressure

dental

the

THERAPY.

be

of

immense

value

not
principlescan-

to

the

dentist

in their

surgeon

toothache

and

daily practice. In
neuralgia, in removing

lieving
re-

posits,
de-

in

extracting teeth, and in fact in most


dentists
called
are
painful operations which
to perform, this pressure
technique should
upon
dentists are
invaluable, as many
learning
prove
day.
every
And
further, the application of these principles
will inevitablyencourage
public interest
the
will materially diminish
in dentistry, and
total of pain and
sum
suffering that humanity
.

is called
"and
now

upon

to

Indeed, it is

endure.

highly gratifying among


analgesia to
using zone
"

"

patients
"

those

upon

whom,

many

have

because

common

dentists
sensitive
of past

ex-

ZONE

THERAPY

and

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FOR

155

DENTISTS.

nerve-racking experiences, they


dreaded

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shall

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never

tor,
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say

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than
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FIG.

26

Pressure
with

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anesthetize

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pressure

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156

ZONE

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to influence, do

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traveling man.

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ZONE

THERAPY

MAINLY

FOR

157

DENTISTS.

condition, chieflyaffectingthe incisor teeth.


the
teeth

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his victim

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the
the

158

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FlG.

pressing
left

hand,

27
the

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Patient

lip

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directly

indicating

THERAPY.

the

opposite,
area

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between
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index

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THERAPY

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in

section

DENTISTS.

of

the

anesthetized

159

area

160

ZONE

teeth

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THERAPY.

length,

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and
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hours
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illustrating,
of neuralgia, another
treatment"
case
As

of

many

"

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how

conditions

painful

"home
of

Dr.

162

ZONE

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years,

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the

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method,

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in their

preserve

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and

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suspected, for a thorough

even

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to

relation

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within

manifest

tion
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practicallyevery

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disease

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THERAPY.

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THERAPY

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healthy teeth
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occlusion,

functioning-of

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163

DENTISTS.

in their normal

roots

chain

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FOR

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dental

165

DENTISTS.

his
nerve.

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THERAPY.

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167

that

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after

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his

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weight,

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the

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DENTISTS.

FOR

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had

gums

MAINLY

THERAPY

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gain

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or
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ap-

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168

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FIG.
after
the

the
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has

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nerve.

THERAPY.

left

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170

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17.

CHAPTER

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172

THERAPY.

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of

where

the

bones

will also extend

the anterior

all surfaces
or

the

on

surface

responding
cor-

the pressure

of the great

surface

body

be

least, and

Should

analgesic
the

may

at

on

the thumb.

or

front

first

pressure

the upper

to

anesthetic
the

the

temporarily

overcome,

permanently, by

of the

toe,

of

part

any

will

effects
to

fronto-

the

join
across

of the

tend
ex-

on

top of

the chest
first

zone

ZONE

the

of

side

THERAPY

of

made

the
the

on

effects

often

index

finger.

Should

under

surface

will

extend

along

thumb,

sole of the foot and

body and

head

also

suture;

in that

surface

thumb,
index

and

thumb

side

or

also

of

the

leg,thigh,

above-named

of

end

the

the

terior
pos-

and

arm

side

the

the

of

the

the

or

extensions

first

or

zone.

toes

side
will

toes

the

of

toe

fingers or

fingers or

boundaries

great

entire

Lateral

zones.

and

sure
pres-

affect

pressed,
nostrils,lips

zones

to

ears.

limited

of

amount

by

produce

pressure

with

or

with

thumb

aluminum
be

with

contact

or

the

any

compressed,

zone

momentary

cautery,

anesthesia
over

pressure

surface, in any

may

in

down

zone

tips of

transverse

established

with

the

on

thumbs

lateral

mere

and

thumb

the

on

individual

on

the

toe, the

zone

of the

the

will control

pressure

control

and

first

frequently

pressure

of

Firm

and

back

be

pressure

first

to

thumb

finger.

Firm

tip

the

of

the

zone

the

across

the

to

of the great

the back

up

175

ONLY.

and

and

arm

DOCTORS

FOR

the

result.

same

combs

momentary,

protractedcontacts

or

if
are

may

often

resistant
and
the

bony

often

the

galvanic

sharp-pointed
or

be

plicator
ap-

finger-nail,will

Contacts,

especially
pointed instruments,

frequently repeated, but


often

necessary.

176

ZONE

Prolonged
similar
and

becoming

fingers

Pressure

ankles,

leather

often

useful

zone

or

nails

of

knees

and
in

resisted

by pathological processes

the

or

zone

other

zones,

words,

if

pain

is

and

elbows,

are

individual
are

pressures

elsewhere

in

excited.

abscess

an

tended.
in-

wrists

an

is sometimes

there

thumbs

elastic,metal,

If these

zones.

but

Nature

of

overcoming pain
of

the

fingers,toes,

the

on

hair

method,

method

bands

the

as

in

group

with
on

well

as

the

likelythe

are

aluminum

an

popular

with

pressures

cloth, or

with

pressure

is fast

comb

THERAPY.

or

In
some

as
inflammatory condition
present,
middle-ear
often aggravates
trouble, pressure

active

"

stimulates

the

pain

usually however,
Zone

factor

pus

ears,

Pain

"

anywhere

quickly by

more

with

cautery
the

mouth,

pressure
at

corresponding

the

toe

What

pressures

applies to

or

roots

zone

may

with

an

certain
zone

may
one

or

It

tarily.
momen-

reason,

great

in other

pharynx, epipharynx

finger and
often.

in any

contact

of

conditions

particularlyin
appendix, ovaries, or

processes

pain

this

has, for

pressure

disclosinghidden

the

overcomes

diagnostic

endeavors.

renewed

to

in

value

come
bein

inflammatory
of teeth, the
organs.
be

overcome

applicator,or
out
points through-

or

and

in

the

but

the

zones

nose;

be relied upon
zone

applies to

very

all.

178

ZONE

these

give

to

THERAPY.

delicate

results

Pressure

of

parts
believe

of

natural

the

body.

of

fine

of

edges
curative

of the

guardians
The

heat

all bones,

in the

is

body

Pressure
the teeth

or

innermost

and

their

out
through-

the-

tion
applica-

therapeutic, or
the bones

through

treated.

Naturally,

is less marked

contact

or

the

as

the anterior

on

affects the anterior


sections

the tissues

corresponding

sections.

posterior surface
surface

of

the

surface

the

surface

of the

teeth

bones

in the

tissues

of

the

to

same

of

greater

in the

zones

Pressure

treated, and

zones

to

same

of the

surface

of the bones

of bones, and

less extent

the

bones

approached.

in the anterior

of

the

from

waves

zones

therapeutic effect

extent

affect

effect is disseminated

tissue

of the

teeth

occlusal,

the biting
on
point cautery contact
teeth, are
dispatched through the

the
of

centers

and

the

the

upon

practicallyevery bone in the body. We


that the teeth, being the most
accessible,

the

are

contact

or

biting, edges

the

be

subjectsmust

responsive.

very

or

the

or

contact

affect

the

on

terior
pos-

tions
posterior sec-

greater

or

in the

zones

less
responding
cor-

sections.
An

asset

occlusion
of

the

of

generally recognized

not
a

natural

patient to

relax

set

of

teeth

in

is the

practically
every

normal

ability
part of

ZONE

the

lower

minutes

teeth.

in any

anesthesia

even

occlusion

of

in these

and

section

of

the

body,
be

teeth

for

This
should

if it does

in the
this

teeth

individual
have

You
warts

zones

or

have

and

other

is not
may

well

as

not

the most

or

be
If

brought
prived
be de-

one

logical
patho-

overcome

fourth

fifth

and

naturally applies
or

been

for rheumatism

Toe-nails

should

group

of

zones

the

to

where

zones

hardly believe that offending corns


tory
inflammawhere
bitten finger-nails,

processes

proving such

at

extracted.

been

would

reason

teeth, for instance, his

relieve

prevent,

restricted; and

various

molar

minutes

why
all possible,

one

preserved, if

of

group

three

or

and

occasionally
through firm

already exist.

not

conditions

or

and

least

occlusion

two

frequently

may

zone,

two

is at

be

of the third

ability to

for

of the upper

induced

may

normal

why

about

the

zones.

all the teeth

any

179

ONLY.

pain

manner

throughout

zones,

or

DOCTORS

all surfaces

on

In this

be relieved

is

FOR

--

body through firm, biting pressure


three

or

THERAPY

or

be

to

taken

section
afifect
distant

neuritis, but

of the individual
a

be

of, for health's

care

of

we

finger-nailor

(under

daily

are

case.

must
finger-nails

and

section

the

be responsible

excited, may

stimulation

parts of the body.

zones.

respected
sake,

There

toe-nail
or

as

that

pressure)

180

ZONE

THERAPY.

Also, it might be of interest here


while

enough

murder.

This
of

means

lapse of
made
and

equal parts
irritabilityan

of

after

time,

bodily

the

tion
condi-

weakness

physical and

actual

"

only by removing the


words, by relievingzone
sure
pres-

relieved

spiritualfatigue
"

in other

"

is mild

ensues,

of

of

up

nervous

pressure

There

toes.

appreciable length

an

much

too

by all who, by
shoes, foolishlyapply constricting

their

to

good,

that

note

testified to

be

can

new

pressures

is

pressure

to

inhibition.

Tight belts, corsets,


similar,or

even

influence
of

the

nerve

only

not

the

glands, blood

upon

undue

the

also

but

zones,

will

develop

effects,inasmuch

worse,

embraces

collars

or

their

as

irritation

fluence
constrictingin-

vessels

internal

and

organs.

All

zones

obstructions
if there

be

extremities
or

surfaces

pain

be

repeated
to

in the

one

or

anywhere
relieved

more

pressures

or

in the

the

not

pain

moments

overcome

to

gas,

in

zone

lieved
re-

If the

only, and
it,it is safe
abnormal

some

pus,

be

or

resistant

on

affected.

zones

is due

irritation, as

necrosis, etc., somewhere

pressure

few

do

instance,

it may

zones,

by

for

For

and

head, chest, abdomen,

quite overcome

that

irritation

from

get the best results.

pain
in

assume

pressure

to

free

be

must

impactions.
or

group

of

THERAPY

20NE

which

zones,

We

DOCTORS

FOR

"

demands

medical

181

ONLY.

ference.
surgicalinter-

or

repeatedlycalled upon for the theory


of zone
therapy. Many theories are interesting
but not
conclusive, and rather than be obliged
to retract
theories,we are not going to advance
are

them, except

very

at the
superficially,

clinical facts.

It is certain

in the

are

medulla
but

control-centers
has

stimulated, as

I believe

stimulation.

than

that

that

Some

of

expense

it is shock
theorists

been
more

have

suggested,
often

pointed

that "these functions


perhaps rightly,
may
be carried out by the pituitary
body (a ductless
gland at the base of the brain) through the
multiplenerve
paths from it."

out,

We

know
state

"a

which

where
that

know

we

induce

prevents
from

impulse

nerve
zone

that

the

pressure

when

this

is

state

of inhibition

the transmission
brain

of the

throughout
brought to bear.

the

"

inhibition

of

We

irritation

is

continuous, many
follows
flow
The

pathologicalprocesses
pear.
disapcertain that lymphatic relaxation
We
are
the lymph ^stimulated
and
to
pressure,

normally

in its channels.

"that
by Dr. Bowers:
inasmuch
there are
as
ultra-microscopicbacteria
"bacteria
the highestnot 'seen
through even
than
powered lenses, it is more
likelythat in
ultra-miscrothe light of this work
there are

theory

advanced

"

182

ZONE

scopic

connections

nerves,"
Let

THERAPY.

analogous

contain

may

those

to

elements

some

we

of

call

bility.
plausi-

the

physician or the dentist,who ascribes


these phenomena
to
lieve
suggestion, attempt to rean
aching, left incisor, for instance, by
pressing the little finger of the right hand of his
patient,or exercise his persuasive powers
on
a
of either
throbbing molar by pressing the thumb
hand.
He
will find himself
against a stone
up
wall, so far as results are concerned, for only by
the proper
on
zone
or
exerting proper
pressure,
for an
adequate length of time, will the
zones,
pain disappear. Anticipating such contentions,
the merest
hint at suggestion, we
and
to avoid
from
have
giving many
purposely refrained
even
patients any idea that we were
ing
contemplatthe first and
the relief of pain, and
only
from
the patient. He
been
suggestions have
will tell that he experienced pain in his jaw, eye,
.

small

of

made

was

and
Have

you

will
done

on

his

anything

before

fingers, teeth,

ask, "where

Pathological conditions
nose,

shoulder

back, knee, foot, or

has

to

the

relieve

from

or

sure
pres-

where,
else-

pain gone?

it?"

irritation

in the

tum,
epipharynx, pharynx, mouth, vagina, recbe responsible not
noying
only for anetc., may
local
manifestations, but for obscure

ZONE

THERAPY

FOR

--

pathologicalchanges
of

the

body;

traced

through
There

zones.

condition

is

that

not

large proportion

can
zone

usually

be

group

of

or

existing pathological

an

cannot

sections

remote

course

individual

an

183

ONLY.

in the most

their

and

DOCTORS

at

least be

be

cured

relieved, and

by

therapy.
how
it is that the physiThis shows
cian
necessary
should
and surgeon
be capable of diagnosing
and
treating disease in all parts of the body,
especiallyif his practice be limited to the country,
he

where

the

"clear

to

the

specialistor

free

be

therapy

Zone

of

the

pressure

or

contact

Diagnosis

from

body,

in the relief of

the

of the

cause

of

zone.

indicates

you

overcome

of the

If
that
the

right index

his

disturbance

zones

the

he

has

should

be

or

and

the

tion.
irrita-

co-relation

of

in which

manner

certain

to

of

group

is effective

zones

disease.

or

of
or

pain

be worked

may

through

any

patient complains

with

dentists, for,

the

also

pain

case

obstruction

upon

quite perfectlyover

and

that

up,"

demonstrates

all parts

consult

pathological condition

not

must

zones

zone

to

results,all parts of the

secure

part

unable

does

referred

out

be

may

specialists.If
treated

can

right eye

pain by

is

is excited

of

pain,

is involved, and

pressure

finger,it

or

zone

on

the front

absolutely certain
by congestion

or

184

ZONE

irritation

in

if

it

of

the

to

exist

be

the

anterior

finger

in

section
look

to

necessary
index

THERAPY.

the

for

of
the

to

relief

the

surface
is

cause

of

but

zone;

palmar

section

posterior

the

the

certain

zone

or

zones.

have

We

of

human

ills,
of

knowledge
glad

been

use

of

and
it

in

we

the

and
of

work
the

to

afflicted

to

all

to

and

surgery,

who

as

treatment

asset

an

gratuitously

dentists,
relief

it
and

it

in

helpful

consider

medicine
offer

to

surgeons,

it

finding

but

panacea,

this

suggested

never

our

have

physicians,
can

humanity.

make

CHAPTER

FOOD

FOR

delivered
solar

Corbett

boxing

ring with,

he

is

doctor
of

of

has

Gunmen,
that

if

placed
of

is

the

"pit

and

most

brain.

"

of

and

the
tressful
dis-

And

now
tions
connec-

the
an

also

of

angle

the
is

tappee

know

jaw,

of

this

comparatively

be

usually

appreciable

knowledge

subject

cover

everybody's

"bouncers"

for

combat

mighty

nerve.

the

or

the

Corbett's

functions

and

"tapped,"

General

academic

period
weighty

recent

"

as

is reckoned.

And

the

Japs,

jui jitsu, have

certain

nerve

in

their

shown

in

their

that, by

terminals,
(186)

or

of

knowledge

uncanny

exemplified

anatomy,

nerve

in

de

time.

time

the

temple,

hors

they

in

the

pneumogastric

lightly

even

it is

intimate

with

pugilists,

the

the

Mr.

nerves

an

knows

the

laid

to

perhaps

connection
every

that

in

punch

demonstrated

group

which

Fitzsimmons

famous

whatever

except

"

stomach"

the

upon

satisfaction

Robert

plexus

James

there

THOUGHT.

"Professor"

WHEN

that

18.

upon

proficiency

pressure

upon

plexuses

of

FOR

FOOD

nerve

could

groups

they

except

murder

do

that

there

and

under

prior

certain

the

after

the

acorns

with

It

tablet
that

neck

pressure

by
anesthesia;
would

transmission

great
mickle

upon

surgeons,

but

were

could

one

no

wake

oaks

and

again

from

mickle

Halstead,

operating

was

under

"

cocaine

little
makes
than

more

upon

man

anesthesia, as

found, however, after the

all the

anesthetic

this

However,
of the water
the

experience

patient got
was

message
may

enough,

injectioninto
tract, and

nerve

of the

the

or

of
may

he

tion
opera-

painlessly completed, that


assistant,had forgotten to put
in the syringe.

water.

blocked

This

aware

in the

tried

patients

William

was

been

the pressure
had

been

consciousness.

that

how

ago,

rupture

moon-stricken

sterile

jaw,

fact

how

and

years

had

So

the

Professor

thought.

cocaine

of

the

to

showing

grow,

dozen

they

operation.
as

muckle,

the

were

discovery

that

Also,

of

have

centers

nerve

angle

discarded, owing
guarantee

thing
every-

industrio
sufficiently

temporarily suspend

the

to

almost

Perhaps

were

they

years

fact, their methods

In

victim.

many

are

will

do

to

persevering.

Indeed, for

which

able

are

this, also, if they


and

187

THOUGHT.

the
the

was

for

the parts,

inhibited

the

pain.
not

have

given

ZONE

Dr.

Crile

the

THERAPY.

clue

his

to

important discovery of
event,

learned

we

human
to

about

one-sided
with

after

learning

noticed

and

five

thumb

with

has

can

either

with

also

helped.

For

be

and
wrist.

catarrhal

third
These

free

of

case

this
that

with

catarrhal
ways

sneer.

several

finger,and
cases

appendicitis by

comb

high

as

his

as

that

For

in the

appendicitis is
three

up

of

cases

cured
the

over

carried
were

wall

the back

apparently
a

and

infantile

after

on

in

from

don't

boy, showing him


identical thing.

in unorthodox

exerted

pressures

and

"

foot, don'i scoff.

appendicitiswere

catarrhal

kick

now

(or front)

foot

cane,

probe

daily

of the

photos

doing just

It may

that

twice

improvement,

"

pharynx,

shoulder

without

from

side

lift her

now

that

years

top

years' standing

treatment

the

second

can

tells you

paralysis,of

of

the

on

decided

walk

another

months'

tells you

pressures

hand, favoring the

floor

doctor

doctor

comb

five months

If

the

time

the

I wish

point

through

not

any

about

new

sixty-nine,suffering for

weeks

act

are

aluminum

the

of

block," but, in

this is the

paralysis,made

an

the

we

"

some

of

woman

two

and

"

vastly

it yet.

So, if

of

"nerve

something

But

body.
emphasize

interestingand

as

by
first,

far

diagnosed

several

as
as

competent

FOOD

medical

FOR

including pain

symptoms,

Burney's
several

of

and

has

been

Mc-

over

interim, treated
In ten

lines.

same

apparent

an

after

now,

of the

return

no

classical

turbance
digestive disthree times daily

the

was

And

cases.

the

pressure

the

along

weeks, there

all three

there

in

and

home

at

two

to

on

treated

were

days,

themselves

days

all

point, vomiting,
They

for

showed

They

men.

189

THOUGHT.

cure

six months,

condition.

And, speaking of appendicitis,it is interesting


to

that

note

and

if

after

returns

certain

demands

case

thing,as
in the

fast

short

immediate

all

is

true," is

it

from

the

the

your

progressive

your

finger nails together, and

have
from

you

and

the
same

numbers

him

Also, if he tells you

to

use

first

dropped
time

some

tell you
scratch

of

wire

to

rub

front

the

ing
fall-

cure

be repeating
his

stopped

"

hold

and

applicable and

he may

because

what

else.

thereby

and
they did
leaving its moorings.

told

This

So, if

should

arms,
"

as

sage.

doctor

and

only

was

old

hair, don't laugh


to

morally
that

things

when

as

hands

and

anywhere

pertinent today

of your

be

can

observed, appliesto abscesses

which

lipsof

pressure,

operation.

teeth, tonsil,or

that

zone

present,

injunction to "prove
to

by

time, we

is pus

before

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started

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earlier.

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on

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motions

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minutes

of

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in

in all the

chair, and

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to

of ridicule.

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of

relieves

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pain

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why

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palms

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we

also

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be

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suffered

THERAPY.

fault

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three

intentions

or

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excitation, and

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our

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venting
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throes

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solace,

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vessel.

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in

are,

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comforting

producing

quieting

and

of

despair,

him

supplying

191

THOUGHT.

of

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the

clasp

FOR

effect

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in

addition

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analgesic

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with
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or

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and

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and

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press

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theremony
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envelopes