Methods Of Naturopathy
-- TYPHOID FEVER --
and Symptoms: Typhoid fever is a condition in which there is an
insidious fever, a typical course of temperature, marked abdominal
symptoms consisting of ulceration of the bowels, an eruption on the
skin, an uncertain duration and a liability to frequent relapses.
symptoms are headache, lassitude, a general discomfort, insomnia and
feverishness, particularly at night. In some cases there may be
nose-bleed in the early stages. The fever rises in the evening and has a
tendency to fall in the morning: the temperature of typhoid is typical.
Each succeeding day the highest and the lowest point tends to increase
till the disease has run its course. Skin eruptions tend to appear in
the sceond week and if care is not taken inflammation of the bones and
ulceration of the bowels may occur.
Typhoid fever, according to
naturopathy, can hit only that body in which there is accumulation of
toxic waste and other putrifying materials in the intestines. If a
system is healthy and free from toxicity there is no likelihood of
typhoid developing, even if the person is exposed to the severest form
Treatment: The Patient must be fasted
till the temperature has come down to normal. During this period only
water and orange juice in medium quantities should be allowed to him.
After the fever is gone and the tongue has regained its healthy hue, an
all-fruit diet should be given followed by boiled vegetables and
un-refined foods like wholemeal bread and unpolished rice.
Rheumatic fever - rheumatism accompanied by rise in temperature and pain
in the joints - is a serious disorder of childhood which has a tendency
to involve the heart.
An attack of acute rhematism begins with
chilliness or rigors, followed by feverishness and a feeling of
stiffness or pain in one or more joints, generally those of the large
size, such as the knee, ankle, wrist or the shoulder. The temperature
goes upto 103 degree F, the pulse is rapid, the tongue is coated and
there is loss of appetite and constipation. The attack may pass off in a
few days, but it returns with increased vigour and if it becomes
chronic, the inflammation of the membrane, the outer covering or the
muscle of the heart, may develop leading to serious consequences.
Sometimes, the temperature rises beyond 106 degree F endangering the
life of the patient.
Rheumatic fever is usually confined to
children and adolescents; among adults it usually assumes a chronic
form. If a child complains of pain in his joints, it should not be
ignored because more often than not, the pain is an indicatin of
The disease is in fact caused by the
over-eating of acid forming foods; the daily ingestion of meat and
demineralised starchs, refined sugar, fats and other unnatural edibles
flood the human system with impurities which come out in the form of
Treatment: The treatment for rheumatic
fever is fasting and keeping the patient on orange juice and water with
a daily enema. In addition, cold packs should be applied to the swollen
and aching joints. Whole body packs may also be necessitated if the
fever rises beyond 106 degree F as it is likely to.