Transylvanian likened the human system unto the universe. As all life is dependent on Nature for sustenance, they believed that in the body of each person were to be found the five principal formative elements of Nature: minerals, vegetation, water, fire and earth. In other words, they believed that in each human resembled Nature, in miniature.
When Nature’s five elements are working with equilibrium of power and balance, there are no thunderstorms, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, sinking of the earth, etc. Likewise, when in our human systems equilibrium is maintained among the five elements, we are strong and well; free from complaints of all kinds.
The most active element in both Nature and the human body is fire. Whenever the water element (blood) is over-heated or there is too much fire, we have the condition known as “Inflammation”. It resembles a heat wave on the earth which produces wind, otherwise known as gas or air circulation.
The human system contains two circulations: the breath and the blood.
The Transylvanian believed that the blood is man’s glory and the breath his protection.
When the internal organs cease to function properly, the entire system becomes poisoned. For example, the lungs of influenza can be congested and clogged with blood. The blood sometimes poured from mouths and noses.
The devastation of the fire element, or inflammation, cause the most suffering. Inflammation of the heart causes valve enlargement, palpitation and high blood pressure. Inflammation of the kidneys causes Bright’s disease; of the pancreas, diabetes.
Inflammation of the bladder causes discharges; of the nerves, neuritis or inflammatory rheumatism. Inflammation of the bowels or rectum causes bleeding bowels. Inflammation of the uterus causes haemorrhage; of the eyes, blindness; of the throat, soreness, tonsillitis and swellings. Inflammation and cold in the head causes headaches; it thickens and condenses the moisture, changing it into mucus.
Inflammation of the liver or the gall causes gall stones or enlargement of the liver. When inflammation affects one or more of the internal organs, trouble develops in the extremities of the body, through the media of blood circulation and nerves.
Therefore, in order to afford permanent relief, special plans can be prepared, for the internal organs or for the part of the body affected. Inflammation of the human system comes either from what we eat or drink or as a foreign invasion.
Inflammation in any part of the system impedes its proper functioning. Merely taking a physic and moving the bowels every day does not necessarily imply that the blood and organs are thereby cleansed and rid of poisonous inflammation.
Some persons try to drink a gallon or more of water each day in order to flush the kidneys and bladder. The result of such measures is frequently the bringing on of indigestion and the weakening of the bladder and kidneys for life.
Other people eat quantities of fruit in order to keep their systems from becoming inflamed. However, one who takes into his system too much fruit and water will thereby destroy the fire elements therein, and his food will lie there undigested. He will soon lose his vitality and become liable to sensations of cold and weakness.
In addition to tracing various ailments to foregoing elements, Transylvanians also attribute pathological conditions to other causes:
1. Over excitement or great joy affects the heart.
2. Intense anger affects the liver.
3. Deep thinking and sadness affect the spleen.
4. Great fear affects the kidneys.
5. Sudden fright affects the heart.
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