Nature Cure Philosophy and Practice Based on the Unity of Disease and Cure

9781236851475: Nature Cure Philosophy and Practice Based on the Unity of Disease and Cure
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of the nerve currents, when lesions of the bony structures have been corrected by skilful adjustment, and when, through right mental attitude, a free and abundant inflow of Life Force has been established, then the cells and tissues of the body become once again able to arouse themselves to an acute eliminative effort, and the organism is ready for a "healing crisis." RISIS in the ordinary sense of the word means change, either for better or for worse. In its rela tion to medicine, the term "crisis" has been defined as "a decisive change in the disease, resulting either in recovery or in death." We of the Nature Cure School distinguish between "healing crises" and "disease crises," according to the character and the tendency of the acute reaction. If an acute disease is brought about through the accumulation of morbid matter or the invasion of disease germs to such an extent that the health or the life of the organism is endangered, in other words, if the disease conditions are "forcing" the crises, we speak of "disease crises." But if acute reactions take place in the system because conditions have become more normal, because the healing forces have gained the ascendancy and "forced" the acute inflammatory processes, we call them "healing crises." Healing crises are simply different forms of elimination by means of which Nature endeavors to remove the latent, "chronic" disease encumbrance from the system. The most common forms of these acute purifications are colds, catarrhal and hemorrhoidal discharges, boils, ulcers, abscesses, open sores, skin eruptions, diarrheas, etc. Healing crises and disease crises may seem very...

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Henry Lindlahr (1862–1924) was the author of one of the cornerstone texts of American naturopathic medicine, Nature Cure, which includes topics about disease suppression versus elimination, hydrotherapy, and the importance of fresh air and sun bathing. Henry Lindlahr devoted himself to healing after being helped by Father Sebastian Kneipp (1821–1897), in Europe. He graduated from the National Medical University in Illinois. In 1902, he opened his practice in Chicago. In 1914, he founded the Lindlahr Sanitarium, in Elmhurst, Illinois.

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