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Primitive Physic: or An Easy and Natural Method of Curing Most Diseases - John Wesley 03



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Agrimony is used in Bach flower remedies - the keywords for prescribing it are 'Mental torture' and 'Worry, concealed from others'!  It is contraindicated for hypersensitivity to plants from the rose family, so we have used the activities depression and anxiety for 'lunacy'.

Vinegar - we have been unable to ascertain why vinegar is recommended other than the known effects of  acid/alkali balance and the blood

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) is a psychiatric treatment that applies a small, pulsed electric current across a patient's head. Low intensity and pulsed.

It has been used to help treat  anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress.  It is also known by the names of electrosleep therapy; Cranial-Electro Stimulation, and Transcranial Electrotherapy.  In 1972, a specific form of CES was developed by Dr. Margaret Patterson, providing small pulses of electric current across the head to ameliorate the effects of acute and chronic withdrawal from addictive substances. She named her treatment "NeuroElectric Therapy (NET)".

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Primitive Physic: or An Easy and Natural Method of Curing Most Diseases - John Wesley

151. Lunacy.

Give a decoction of agrimony [flowering herb] four times a day:

Or, rub the head several times a day with vinegar, in which ground-ivy leaves have been infused:

Or, take daily an ounce of distilled vinegar:

Or, boil juice of ground-ivy with sweet oil and white wine into an ointment. Shave the head, anoint it therewith, and chafe it in warm every other day for three weeks. Bruise also the leaves and bind them on the head, and give three spoonfuls of the juice warm every morning. This generally cures melancholy. The juice alone, taken twice a day, will cure.

Or, electrify:

The source of the experience

Wesley, John

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