Later I bought whole boxes of ripe peaches.
– Here you go! Your food is served, I said
– You can start at one end of the box and eat your way through it to the other end. Then you get another one.
Then I started a kind of pump massage on her leg.
I tried to pump blood out into the diseased tissue.
I also put her on the edge of a table.
From the phonograph came a marching tune.
– Swing your legs, I told her.
And why is that?
Well, I remembered what I did in winter when I was a child.
When I came in with frostbitten hands, I would slap my hands around in the air, till the blood did flow into the fingertips.
I thought: – When the patient swings her legs, the centrifugal force will cause the blood to get squeezed out into the outer zones of the legs.
And I was right.
Within a short time her skin temperature got better.
The pain in the affected tissue got less.
Her general condition became better, and also her mood barometer rose several degrees.
It was summer.
We had a heat wave,
But with patients, who are that ill, you often see the phenomenon that they feel cold in the middle of the strongest heat.
I opened the three windows in her room, but as soon as I had left the room, she closed the windows.
To be continued …
This page is part of an ongoing translation of the Danish Book: Gigtens gåde er løst (the mystery of arthritis is solved) by Peter Laursen. The book was published in 1989 by the Danish publishing house Hellas, and tells the story of Alma Nissen, who for more than 30 years cured thousands of patients for amongst other things arthritis, psoriasis, asthma, pneumonia, herpes, gallstones and migraines with something as simple as potato soup and garlic, mild exercise, enough sleep and a lot of common sense. Through all those years Alma fought to make doctors put away their prescription pads and realize that drugs against arthritis are worse than the disease itself. The book – Gigtens gåde er løst – tells Alma Nissens story in her own words and gives us the solution, so we can help ourselves, when the medical establishment refuses to.
I think that this is one of those few books that really can have a huge impact on the life and health of the reader, and that’s why I translate it into English, so more people can get access to Alma Nissens wisdom.