Amenorrhea. That the high frequency current when applied through the vagina sometimes has an emmenagogue effect has been noted by several authors. As the current determines an increased amount of blood to the area treated, its employment in absence of the menses would appear reasonable. The technique is the use of the insulated vaginal tube for seven minutes, three to six times a week, and in connection with, the application of a spark to the lower part of the spine for from three to six minutes. Another method is to use the bi-polar Tesla treatment two or three times a week.
Arteriosclerosis and High Blood Pressure. This is the regime recommended by two German specialists: “Two cigars daily, separately. Coffee, three-fourths milk, or dekafa. Chocolate. No tea. No Turkish baths. Swimming all right. Horse-back riding; slow horse. Slow golf. Automobiling all right. No stairs; no strain; no hurry.
Asthma. The treatment of asthma may be by vacuum tube applications so that a powerful effleuve or fine sparks will fall upon the chest.
The vacuum tube should be used with as sharp a spark as the patient will permit and is conveniently applied through the underclothing. Mechanical vibration is especially useful in connection with high frequency. A cure should not be expected.
Brain Fag. “Brain Fag” has come to represent a condition just one step removed from complete nervous prostration. It is common in business men. The favorite prescription has been a complete change of scene, such as a sea voyage. This treatment is not always possible, and much may be accomplished by the use of high frequency currents, ozone, and mechanical vibration.
Fissure (Anal). So many reports of successful results in anal fissure have been made that there seems to be no doubt of its efficacy. It has always been my opinion that as much benefit was derived from the stretching of the parts as from the healing effect of the current.
Gray Hair. I discovered, accidentally, the action which these currents have in restoring the natural color to gray hair. The chief drawback to the treatment is that it may have to be kept up for months and months.
Seminal Emissions. For nocturnal emissions sparks to the lower part of the spine are advised, followed by a seven-minute treatment of the seminal vesicles by means of the rectal tube.
Readers who’ve been with me a while know I used this illustration a couple of years ago but I couldn’t resist raiding my own archives for this post