THE TREATMENT OF LOW BLOOD
Frederick Erdman in his book The
Treatment of Low Blood Pressure states,"There
are two kinds of high and two kinds of low pressure."
If the arteries relax too much, at first the blood
pressure falls, but if the heart is strong enough it
may sooner or later begin to work harder and the
extra heart action may push the blood pressure up
very high. This, however, is a deceptive indication
because the arteries are still relaxed."
These hypotension patients
may be injured by any of the methods of treatment
generally used for hypertension. In regular hypertension
the arteries are overactive and require heat and
massage to calm them down, not cold.
Some people believe that the
stimulus described herein is too simplistic to
accomplish anything, but it really works. Try it!
Some symptoms of hypotension:
low blood pressure for many years
chronic low blood person who suddenly develops high
Poor circulation in hands and feet
worse after a nap instead of rested
feeling tired after a full night's sleep
handle hot temperatures well
baths leave you tired and physically drained
- the rate of circulation and, therefore, the rate of
recuperation is retarded in proportion to the fatigue
thinking may be foggy and concentration difficult
may fail to raise your blood pressure
The list goes on but these are some of
the main symptoms of hypotension. DO NOT use the
following treatment if you have normal blood pressure or
have high blood pressure (hypertension) because it
will make it worse!
Following is a list of dangerous
treatments for people with low blood pressure:
If the blood vessels of the body as
a whole are too much relaxed, injury may result from:
Electric pad on the stomach or spine
"rest cure" - blood pressure has been
observed to drop considerably below normal after just
a five-minute nap!
altitude - the relaxing effect of sea level will add
to the low tension and undermine the strength. Cool
breezes and swimming may help to counteract the
effect of the low altitude.
types of warm enemas and colonic irrigations
that is too warm - may in a few minutes
"relax" the abdominal vessels and cause
many nervous symptoms, even fainting or nausea
Strenuous exercise - may overstrain the already
blood pressure produces the worst possible
circulation of blood and therefore the poorest
nutrition of the brain. As a result, any degree
of nervous or mental distress or disease may result.
In some cases a patient may be prostrated by the
effort to read a few lines or to concentrate for a
Many "relaxed" people, as their strength
failed, have been accused of laziness or lack of will
power, whereas their most desperate efforts have
produced only increased prostration.
Anything that shocks the system/arterial nerves
"relaxes" arterial tone and lowers blood
pressure, such as, surgery, traumatic news, plunge in
a very cold lake, overwork and resultant over
fatigue, many strong foods and medications
may fail to raise the blood pressure simply because
the rate of the flow of the blood may be so low that
insufficient nutrition reaches the tissues
"The most serious aspect of this
low tension condition is the fact that if any treatment
happens to leave a patient with a sufficiently poor tone
of the arteries, he may gradually run down for years, and
finally develop some organic disease. Low tension,
which is the real cause, is rarely suspected. As the
patient becomes worse, the resulting symptoms usually
receive all the attention, and nothing is done for the
failing circulation that may be the cause
of all the symptoms." Frederick Erdman in The
Treatment of Low Blood Pressure, Page 6
In Shafer's Physiology, Page
80, it says, "A hot bath diminishes
and a cool bath increases the blood pressure."
The use of heat for hypertension and
cold for hypotension is thus justified.
In Leviticus 17:11 we find, "The
life of the flesh is in the blood."
A.T. Still, one of the greatest
authorities on this subject, said, "The
reign of the artery is supreme."
Both Green's and Howell's Physiologies
sum it up, "A tissue functions in
proportion to its blood."
Frederick Erdman in his
book The Treatment of Low Blood
Pressure, copyrighted in 1939,
people survive the wrong treatment for years and may
even seem to be better for a time. But this is
because the heart rises to the emergency to save
their lives and is thus greatly overworked."
The knowledge for treating
"relaxed" people has been known for many years,
yet no one seems to care about it! Many doctors say that
if your blood pressure is low that's okay! It's
NOT okay! How far can a car travel on four flat or
partially flat tires?
For top performance, blood pressure and
the rate of blood flow must be normal�not low
or high! To have the best rate of flow the pulse should
be between 60 and 72 and the blood pressure should be
around 120 systolic and 80.
There is no need to make a plea
as to the importance of the circulation.
For example, the rate of the flow of
blood to the thyroid determines the health of the
thyroid; likewise, the lining of the intestines, the
strength of the lungs, hair, eyes, etc. As to the thyroid
gland, we may have excessive secretion producing hyperthyroidism
or lessened secretion producing hypothyroidism. We
may also have congestion of the lining of the intestines,
or of the lungs, which contribute to colitis, asthma, TB,
etc. One of the most disturbing symptoms which results
from congestion of the lining of the stomach and
intestines is an excessive formation of gas--carbon
dioxide gas which is normally distributed throughout the
stomach and the intestines which is responsible for the
formation of excessive gas.
With the importance of the circulation
in mind, it is necessary for us to normalize the
circulation as quickly and constantly as possible. There
are some people who have a normal circulation. These are
well people. There are others who have one of two types
of abnormal circulation, i.e., those with what we call
arterial hypertension (high) or arterial hypotension
(low) of the arteries.
There are, in the spinal cord, two
types of nerves controlling the arteries--the
vasoconstrictors and the vasodilators. These control the
muscles of the arterial walls. They produce a pumping
action along the walls of the arteries. It is possible
for one of the types of nerves to be stronger than the
other type. If the vasodilators are stronger than the
vasoconstrictors, we have a condition called hypotension
(low blood pressure). If the vasoconstrictors are
stronger than the vasodilators, we have a condition
called hypertension (high blood pressure).
Anything that will relax tension would relieve high blood
pressure. Most medication and most physical treatments do
this, and the people with this problem are receiving help
on all sides. Approximately seven out of ten persons are
in this hypertension class.
Our particular concern is for those who
have hypotension, or low blood
pressure--those in whom the vasodilators are
overbalancing the vasoconstrictors. Anything that relaxes
tension makes them worse. They are the people who
are on the search for help, diet being the chief source
of their efforts toward health.
The Erdman Method of treatment has
the answer for this condition. Anything that will
increase the circulation to the spinal cord will improve
the function of the spinal nerves, which, in turn,
control the tone of the arteries, intestines, and
skeletal and motor muscles.
The use of cool applications along the
spine and muscles of the back (regulated by the
compressibility--not rate--of the pulse) forces some of
this blood into the spinal cord where the nerve cells
lie. Therefore the nourishment of the nerve cells is
increased. Then stronger nerve impulses will pass over
the spinal nerves to the arteries (our first concern),
the gastrointestinal tract and the motor and skeletal
Anything that improves the circulation
will help restore vitality to every organ and gland or
muscle and nerve tissue.
Erdman Clinic in Pennsylvania uses cool
treatments extensively and is highly recommended for
severe cases especially those with serious diseases.
Visit their web site at www.erdman.org.Dr. Jackson, who worked there many years ago,
loved to get babies treated! Usually the shock of coming
through the birth canal leaves their arterial tone very
"relaxed." She also said, "I LOVE to treat
'colic' babies; the largest artery goes to the
For those who cannot go to the clinic
in Pennsylvania, there is a simple treatment you can do
yourself at home and costs absolutely nothing. All you
need is an all-metal kitchen knife and the instructions
and charts included in this section.
Rate of blood flow
Many diseases have been cured by restoration of the
proper flow of blood throughout the system.
Frederick Erdman in his book The
Treatment of Low Blood Pressure states, "Why not
emphasize the depression in the circulation as being the
actual disease instead of giving all the attention to the
terminal local tissue changes that must inevitably result
from a depressed circulation?"
Many diseases are the result of poor
circulation. How can any great progress be made in
the prevention of disease if the factor on which
one's vitality depends receives so little attention?
All people, regardless of the state of
their health and whether or not there are heart
complications, can be said to fall into one of four
classes, according to the existing tension of the
arteries and of the stomach and intestines. It is vital
to know which class one is in before trying any physical
Class A: Those having a
general lack of arterial tone - low blood pressure
Class B: Those having "relaxed"
arteries in one or two areas of the spinal cord
Class C: Those who have hypertension
Class D: Those having a normal tone of the
This web site deals
with Class A and Class B only.
Treatment for Class A
your blood pressure and the rate of your pulse.
Observe particularly the amount of pressure required
by the finger to obliterate the pulse. This is the
most practical test of the compressibility of the
pressure does not indicate the arterial condition.
"There is one invariable symptom
when hypotension is present in any one or all the
areas. The right pulse is always compressible. In
other words, if the patient has hypertension, the
right pulse is always stronger than the left. When
there is arterial hypotension, the right pulse
is always weaker than the left." Mabel C.
Jackson, D.O. in The Control of the Circulation.
Hypotension is an inherited
condition but when properly treated is not passed on to
the next generation.
STEP 2 - In this step the
spine is divided into three sections:
area from the base of the neck or top of the
shoulders down to two inches below the lowest point
of the shoulder blades, i.e., the ninth dorsal
segment, is classed as the "upper third."
This is referred to as the "head area."
area from the tenth dorsal segment to a line
connecting the top of the hips is classed as the
"middle third" and relates to the upper
torso and arms.
"lowest third" extends from the line at the
top of the hips to the end of the spine and relates
to the lower torso and legs.
patients need treatment in all these areas, some in
two areas, others in only one.
Most patients stay with Class A
treatment until their blood pressure is in the normal
range, then they work on specifics by proceeding to
Class B. Some people go from Class A right to Class D
(normal). This stage of diagnosis depends entirely on
the compressibility of the pulse
Following are the instructions
for using the Class A chart:
should be a minimum of four minutes between strokes
but can be any length of time after that. You can
take all day if you need to do so. It will still
as many times per day as necessary to keep your blood
pressure in the normal range. In time you will only
need to do it once in a while.
After a year or so you may be able to stop
altogether. Many people stay normal once they have
kept it normal for a period of time.
CONSISTENCY is the key. Never quit completely until
you are sure everything is
blood actually heals the damaged cells in the body.
you may find that many of your disease symptoms will
disappear. As your blood heals destroyed cells, your
health will also start improving.
Stroke 1: Using the cool
handle of a regular metal kitchen knife, stroke lightly
downwards (coolness does the work, not pressure!)
from the neck to the waist directly on the spine. (If
you are doing it by yourself, you may go half way
down from the top and then go half way up from the
waist. Just make sure you cover the distance from the
neck to the waist then wait three or four minutes
before doing the next stroke. It is not necessary to
undress. Just slide the knife handle down from the
top, or up from the waist, next to the skin.)
NOTE: Do NOT refrigerate the knife.
That makes the knife too cold and causes the artery to
constrict instead of pump. Keep the knife on the kitchen
counter or table-top. It should feel cool but not cold
enough to cause tensing or shivering.
Stroke 2: Stroke downwards
from the neck to bottom of shoulder blades (about
1/2" from spine) on the left side and
then finish by stroking downwards (or upwards) on the
right side from the bottom of the shoulder
blade to the waistline (about 1/2" from the
Stroke 3: Repeat stroke 1.
Stroke 4: The opposite of
stroke 2. Stroke downwards from the neck to bottom of
shoulder blades on the right side and then
finish by stroking downwards (or upwards) on the left
side from the shoulder blade to the waist.
Stroke 5: Repeat stroke 1.
Stroke 6: Stroke downwards
from the waist to bottom of spine on either side of
This completes one treatment. Print and
post the Class A chart where you can see it to help you
remember what to do. Do it regularly for best results.
Treatment for Class B
Following are the
instructions for using the Class B chart:
Once you have your blood pressure in
the normal range, you can start working specifically on
areas of problems with the "relaxed" arterial
tone. This treatment is more involved because you have to
make a more thorough diagnosis of the problems involved.
your blood pressure.
your pulse rate from both wrists and compare. If the
right pulse is weaker than your left, continue.
If your right pulse is stronger
than your left pulse and your blood pressure is
normal, your need not proceed further. Just keep
using the Class A chart whenever your blood pressure
starts to fall. In time (usually 6 to 18 months) it
should stabilize and stay normal for long periods of
NOTE: You must
give yourself TIME to improve circulation, restore
cells, correct symptoms. People
"degenerate" for years from lack of proper
blood supply to the cells. Don't expect to be cured
in a few days or weeks.
STEP 3 - Locating the
upper third of your spine is the "head
area." You will know when the head area has had
enough "cool" strokes. You may get a slight
headache, slight cold or sore throat, pressure on the
top of the head or congested sinuses. Stop stroking
the upper third and those symptoms will clear up.
point you will switch to the Class B chart. Your
downward strokes will start at the bottom of your
Follow the chart as you did for Class A,
noting that there are only four strokes in Class B.
Stay with Class B as long as the compressibility of
your pulse rate keeps improving. Class B is for those
with problems in their torso or extremities. When you
no longer have problems in the upper half of your
torso but still have problems in the lower half, then
you need to proceed to Class C. There are only two
strokes in this diagram.
Treatment for Class C
Following are the instructions for using the Class C chart:
Series C is for those who have problems
below the waistline such as in the bowels and
intestines. Just follow the chart for as long as you
need help in this area.
helps tremendously for those with constipation and
colitis. Stop using this treatment once things are
normal. You can always use this treatment again if
Constantly check the
compressibility of your pulse after each treatment
series. When your right pulse becomes the strongest,
and your blood pressure is still okay, you are normal
and should start feeling better. In many cases, such
as with Fibromyalgia, many people are completely
healed over a period of time. Be sure to read the
enclosed testimonials on this web site.
Consistency is the key. You must
keep up the treatment on a regular basis and
constantly monitor yourself to catch any negative
Eat well and include alfalfa, iron,
calcium and Vitamin C in your diet.
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