This inflammation of the nerves is a common and debilitating condition that might affect any region of the body, especially that area that is most involved in your daily labour. Nerve cells are sensitive to a lack of Vitamin B-1 and the growth of consumption of the essential matter (provided for in the Fountain of Youth Cocktail) often is all the treatment needed for neuritis.
Unlike arthritis, neuritis is not caused by infection. And unlike rheumatism, neuritis does not confine itself to joint areas, its home lying anywhere throughout the body’s nervous system. It is now widely realized that neuritis is frequently induced through worry, fear and despair. This is another instance of the inseparable relationship between mind and body. The treatment for neuritis may therefore start with a better understanding of the individual and his place in Nature’s pattern.
The dull throbbing pain that lingers night and day, intensifying during periods of cold and damp, is a deadly enemy of man and a direct product of modern man’s flight from nature. Improper diet, lack of sufficient sunlight and a body which hasn’t been hardened by Nature’s agents are largely responsible for rheumatic problems.
It’s vital to differentiate acute rheumatics or rheumatic fever from the common ailment known as chronic rheumatism or simply, rheumatism. While rheumatic fever can cause chronic rheumatism, it is by no means the sole cause. The pain of rheumatism comes without fever and the affected joints need show no outward sign of this disease, but are generally stiff and cold.
Rheumatism is apparently one of the most deeply rooted of all human ailments. I haven’t seen a case of chronic rheumatism set on the path to recovery in less than three months. And this only with the most stringent maintenance and self-control on the part of the individual. However, those months were well spent, as anyone that has been relieved of the pains of rheumatism can attest.
N. S. was a prosperous farmer in his mid-fifties experiencing chronic rheumatism. The pain of his ailment had forced him to give up but supervisory work upon his farm, and this after nearly forty years of constant and agreeable work. The discontinuance of his life’s work was as much a mishap for N. S. as the pain that had caused it, for he was a man devoted to his job. Retirement at his age wouldn’t only have been wasteful and hard for him, it would have meant an early departure for a man of his vigorous and enthusiastic existence.
First step in helping N. S. was taken at the dinner table. He was placed upon a mild and completely non-stimulating diet. All spices were removed and pork was strictly prohibited. Special attention was placed upon an increased consumption of green leafy vegetables and tobacco, tea and coffee were removed from the patient’s living habits.
Sun-bathing, particularly the bathing of the affected areas, was prescribed. Steam baths were a daily requirement followed by a brisk wet rub of the full body (never permitting the over-heated body to become too fast cooled). The complete pack was applied whenever pain was severe and the patient was allowed to stay within the pack for two hours. Following this and a thorough drying of the body, affusions were implemented. The sensitive areas of N. S.’s body could not withstand the pain of direct affusion, and for that reason the jets were implemented in a place immediately surrounding the center of pain.
Zone therapy was partially successful in relieving the patient’s pa ip and was implemented quite simply. A steel comb was held by the patient in that hand corresponding to the side of his body in pain. By clenching his fist so the teeth of the comb bit deeply into the palm of his hand and holding this position, N. S. managed to overcome his pain on repeated occasions.
Air-baths and frequent wet rubs were mostly responsible for hardening the patient’s body to the effects of changing temperature, so often the immediate cause of rheumatic pain. But the combination of all these managed, after three months, to bring complete relief to N. S. My last view of him came a few years ago as I drove away from his New Jersey farm. There, standing on the floor of his barn, Farmer N. S. was pitching huge pitchforks full of hay high into the hay loft of the barn. I would call that complete recovery.
This condition is frequently mistaken for arthritis, because, like the latter, rheumatism settles in the joint regions of the body, making great pain and distress. Unlike arthritis, rheumatism is not accompanied by some body infection. Further research indicated that during these months the consumption of citrus fruits and fresh salad vegetables was at a critical low level among many men and women. In this way, the first knowledge of a link between rheumatism and Vitamin C deficiency was encounter.
The rational diet can prevent rheumatism. However, the correction of this condition is more involved. Nightly warm organic bathrooms (8o°) and warm compresses (heating pad) will stem the pain almost immediately. Sun-bathing is particularly favourable in rheumatic conditions.