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Physician's Directions for Renulife Treatments
Noble M. Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D., D.C.L.
Noble M. Eberhart, M. D.,
Ph. D., D. C. L.
Formerly Head of the Dept. Of
Physiological Therapeutics, Medical
Dept. of Loyola University. Formerly
Professor of High Frequency Current,
Illinois School of Electrotherapeutics.
Formerly Head of Dept. of Electrotherapy,
Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery.
Formerly Attending Physician Cook County
Hospital. Formerly Professor of Electrophysics,
Post Graduate Medical School, Chicago. Etc.
RENULIFE ELECTRIC CO.
Renulife (Violet Ray) Generators
The treatments specified in the following pages were written by Dr. Noble M.
Eberhart – A high authority on this subject.
It is important that instructions be followed literally and the course of treatment
persisted in faithfully.
Naturally the chart does not include all diseases or symptoms in which High
Frequency Electric treatments have been used.
For a more complete treatise on high frequency currents and their uses we refer
"A Working Manual of High Frequency Currents"
by Dr. Noble M. Eberhart
Handsomely bound, 320 pages, with over 60 pages of illustrations. Price $4.00
each – postage 10 cents.
You may order this book through Renulife Electric Co., if you desire.
RENULIFE ELECTRIC COMPANY
Rivard at Warren
Renulife Treatments Remove the Cause of Disorders
Due to the primary action of Renulife (violet ray) Health Generators increasing
circulation, charging the blood with health-giving oxygen and nutrition – not
only the symptoms of the disease in the forms of aches and pains are relieved,
but the cause is removed.
Increased circulation dissolves and carries away poison and inflammation; increased
oxygen and nutrition build up and restore functions to normal.
|Where Headaches Occur
Headaches at A or B are congestive or frontal eye trouble; or frontal sinus or
nasal disease may cause the ache at A. Also such pain may come from disordered
stomach. A-B from constipation; C from anemia or bladder disease; D-E from disorders
of middle ear, or of throat, eyes or teeth; E from nervousness, spinal irritation
or female trouble.
Location of Vital Organs
Renulife Applied at These Vital
Seats is a Most Effective Agent in
Restoring Normal Functioning
Treating at Nerve Centers
Showing spinal nerve centers of various
organs of the human body
In the spine are centered nerves radiating to every part of the body. This
is roughly shown in the accompanying illustration.
Chiropractors treat entirely upon the spine to relieve ailments in any part
of the body. We have found also that Renulife treatments on the spine are very
beneficial in addition to regular local treatments; for instance, if indigestion
is present, in addition to the direct treatment of the stomach region, there
should be a thorough going over the middle back at the point marked 4 on the
accompanying chart, or if headache is to be treated, as well as going over
the forehead or the place where the pain is, treatment should be taken at the
base of the skull just where the nerves to the head and neck connect with the
spine. This treatment brings nutrition and nourishment to the nerves and helps
them to alleviate the trouble. In like manner the proper nerve center should
be treated for any ailment, as well as local application. This indirect application
will prove of much benefit in treating organic disorders.
In all nervous trouble, including nervous breakdown, neurasthenia, insomnia,
nervous debility, neuritis, etc., and also for building up the body generally,
treatment should be taken particularly well over the entire length of the spine.
Where a quieting or sedative effect is desired, treatment should be in direct
contact with the body with a medium current; where a stimulating current is
desired, or where it is necessary to eliminate pain, sparks should be applied
or treatment taken through medium thick clothing with a medium strength current.
Instructions for Operating Renulife Violet Ray Health Generators
Connect plug of Generator in an electric light socket. It can be used
with either direct or alternating current. Turn on the switch at the
light socket. Insert Electrode in hard rubber handle at the end of the
cord. Turn the Adjustment Knob on the top plate of the Generator to the
right, or clockwise, until the vibrator spring starts to operate. The
farther you turn on the knob the greater the strength of the current.
Should the current not come through the electrode immediately hold the electrode
in the hand for a short time to warm it up.
To shut off current turn Adjustment Knob to the left until the vibration ceases.
The Adjustment Knob is not a switch – it does not shut off the electric
current, but simply regulates the amount of current delivered by the Generator.
As soon as through using, therefore, turn off the switch at the lamp socket.
Should the Generator stop while the current is still switched on, be
sure to turn off the electric light switch before commencing to adjust
the controlling knob, or you may damage the Generator.
To get maximum strength from the electrodes always hold the end of
the handle nearest the cord. If you hold the hand near the tip of the
rubber handle you lose efficiency.
Always insert electrode with a straight push. Do not twist. Remove with
a straight pull. Do not twist, either when inserting or removing.
Never use the Generator when in a bath tub or when grounded by means
of a radiator, electric fixture, water pipe and so on.
Never use the Generator on the scalp when hair has been treated with
a tonic containing more than 40 per cent alcohol or other inflammable
substance. The spark may set it afire.
Do not oil the Generator under any circumstances. It needs NO oil.
Should the generator get out of order, send it to the factory for repair. We
will not be responsible for instruments that have been tampered with either
by the purchaser or others.
No Sparks from Electrodes
Should an electrode at any time not give off a spark when the Generator
is operating the fault is with the electrode. This is caused by air getting
into the electrode, and destroying the vacuum. It may even be cracked,
though the crack may be so small as not to be visible.
We suggest that you write us at once saying exactly what is wrong. This may
avoid the necessity of returning the Generator to us for repair.
All electrodes are made of glass and are vacuum tubes, and while we exercise
great care in their manufacture we cannot guarantee them definitely for a specific
period. You will find however, that Renulife electrodes are unusually well
made and very durable.
Powder the Body
To allow free movement of electrodes over the body apply talcum powder
over the surface of the body to be treated or spread over it a thin cloth.
How to Operate Renulife Ozone Generator No. 25
These Generators are packed with nose piece attached. You will notice
a small glass piece, like a funnel, which is for inhalations through
The nose piece may be removed from rubber coupling and the mouthpiece inserted
in its place. Place the rubber bulb on the glass tip at the lower part of the
barrel of the Generator.
Place one teaspoonful of Pine Needle Oil in the upper chamber, by detaching
the nose piece and using funnel. This quantity of oil will last for a considerable
Then insert the stem of the Ozone Generator in the handle of the Violet Ray
Generator, same as any other electrode. Hold the barrel chamber of the Ozone
Generator firmly in left hand. Do not hold by the black handle. When holding
by the glass barrel it causes sparks to jump from the inner vacuum to the outer
wall – thus creating the ozone. Turn on the current, and work the bulb
with the right hand.
This forces the ozone into the upper chamber, where it is filtered through
the oil. A pleasing, purifying, powerful healing agency is the result.
Follow these directions carefully-and regularly. Do not slight the
treatments where a course of treatment is recommended, but persist in
regular use exactly as directed.
One single application of Renulife violet ray Health Generator Treatment, while
it may give relief, should not be expected to prodnee a permanent cure.
Care of Electrodes
While the Renulife High Frequency current is in itself germicidal,
still certain rules of cleanliness and asepsis must be followed. It is
necessary to cleanse the electrodes and where the s a in e electrode
is used on different patients, it is also necessary that it should be
sterilized. For this purpose, it should be kept immersed when not in
use in a jar containing a solution of carbolic acid or lysol of a strength
of two ounces of the carbolic or lysol to a pint of water. Before using
rinse off the solution in hot water and wipe dry.
When the surface of the body is being treated, the electrode should be kept
moving back and forth. If the directions call for contact keep the electrode
in direct contact with the body. Where loose contact is specified, keep the
electrode just barely touching the skin – or wrap the electrode in a
handkerchief or a piece of chamois or linen.
When an electrode is used in an orifice of the body such as the vagina or the
rectum, it should be lubricated with vaseline or other unguent.
When one-fourth inch spark is specified, turn the adjustment knob on the generator
so that the electrode will throw sparks when held one-quarter inch away from
the body -and no farther.
When one-half inch Spark is directed adjust the knob so that the sparks are
thrown off the electrode when held one-half inch away from the body – and
Strength of Current
A mild current is when the Generator is just operating, and a strong
current is when the adjustment knob is screwed in completely.
A medium current, is when the adjustment knob is screwed in about half way.
In all cases use a current which is tolerable. Stronger currents can be used
after first few treatments.
Never insert or remove an Electrode from an orifice in the body while
the current is turned on.
Directions for Treatment
To arrest growth of abscesses, use electrode No. 1 in contact with the surface
of the body over the part affected and the surrounding area, using a strong
current for from seven to ten minutes, twice daily. Use enough current to get
the effect of the heat generated.
Use electrode No. 1 in loose contact and with a medium current over the affected
surface for from seven to ten minutes. A daily treatment is desirable but
every other day will suffice. Where large pustules exist, use electrode No.
14 and apply three or four sharp sparks to each pustule. The strength of
current is always regulated according to the toleration of the patient.
Where adhesions follow operations, or inflammatory conditions, use electrode
No. 1 with a strong current, keeping the tube in light contact, passing back
and forth over the area involved, for from seven to ten minutes. Twice a
day would be advisable but daily or every other day will suffice. Keep the
treatment up for a long time.
Furnunculosis (See Boils)
The same treatment may be used as given under (Anus, Fissure of). A cure should
not be expected.
Use electrode No. 1 with short sparks. Hold about one-quarter inch from the
body with a medium current. Treat hourly for from three to five minutes each
Treat around and on the goitre with electrode No. 1 or No. 4 in contact using
a strong current for five minutes daily. After this treatment, raise the
electrode about one-quarter inch and treat directly on the goitre with a
sharp spark until the surface reddens. If satisfactory results are going
to follow, evidence will be seen after fifteen or twenty treatments.
Use electrode No. 1 with a medium current and light contact over the affected
parts at first treating twice a day for five to seven minutes. Then gradually
increase the strength of the current and the length of the treatment. It
is frequently found that the first treatment will aggravate the pain but
the patient should not be discouraged. This is why the first application
is milder than the subsequent ones. The current when persistently used over
a long period of time will frequently also cause the absorption of gouty
deposits about the joints.
Use electrode No. 2 keeping it in constant motion over the scalp with a medium
current. At first five to seven minutes will be sufficient. It should be
used daily or twice a day if possible. If too strong a current is used on
the scalp it will cause headache from the determination of too much blood
or if too sharp a spark is used little tiny sore places may be produced.
The treatment of gray hair calls for great persistency. In cases where it
is due to poor circulation or where it is due to bacteria in the roots of
the hair, success will surely attend persistent treatment. There have been
many successful cases treated where it required six, twelve or even eighteen
months of steady use. An occasional case will not give results even with
long treatments. (See Manual).
In connection with the usual remedies, the inhalation of ozone from the Ozone
Generator two or three times a day, ten minutes each treatment, will be found
particularly valuable in the treatment of grippe. In addition use electrode
No. 1 with medium to strong current over the eyes, forehead, sides of nose,
spine and abdominal areas. Where the nose is discharging profusely, a small
electrode (No. 21) may be used for two or three minutes in each nostril.
Use medium to strong current with either electrode No. 1 or No. 4 for five
to ten minutes over the front and sides of the throat, especially using it
along the sides over the pneumogastric nerve. This treatment may be repeated
every two or three hours in acute cases with great benefit. In chronic cases,
daily or every other day will be sufficient.
Use electrode No. 21 in the nose passing it in one nostril and then the other
for from three to five minutes each with a mild to medium current according
to the toleration of the patient. The electrode is inserted as far as it
may be conveniently and the current should be turned off before it is inserted
and also again before it is removed. During the acute attack, a treatment
every two or three hours followed by ozone inhalations for ten minutes from
the Ozone Generator is the ideal treatment. A similar treatment used daily
for two weeks before the expected attack will very often avert the attack
or make it much milder.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
The treatment for high blood pressure is outlined under arterio-sclerosis.
The principle involved in using the Renulife High Frequency Generator is
to treat over the whole body area to bring the blood to the surface. Many
of these cases require treatment with the method known as auto-condensation.
Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
In low blood pressure, the spine is treated using electrode No. 1 or No. 15
and using as sharp a spark as may be tolerated. The sparks are passed up
and down the spine for five to ten minutes treating on either side of the
bony projection of the spinous processes. Stimulation of the sympathetic
and spinal centers in this manner causes elevation of the blood pressure.
In treating headaches which are of a congestive character, one may always expect
successful results. In those which are of toxic origin the success will depend
upon the discovery of the cause but even in those cases, relief will follow
local treatment. Electrode No. 1 with a medium to strong current in loose
contact over the back of the head and neck for three or four minutes then
over the spot where the pain is located. Keep the electrode moving back and
forth over this spot for five to ten minutes or even a little longer until
relief is obtained. In the Manual and in this booklet on page 3 will be found
a chart showing the location where pain is found and the causes which produce
pain at that point.
The treatment in heart disease is given according to the indication shown by
the blood pressure. When the blood pressure is high, treatment over the whole
body surface is called for or auto-condensation (See Manual). If it is low,
apply sharp sparks up and down the spine. In both cases, an application over
the solar plexus and over the heart area itself is usually indicated.
When piles become very much inflamed, the soreness and inflammation may be
removed by treating with the rectal electrode (No. 7) the same carefully
lubricated and inserted while the current is turned off and then the treatment
given for seven to ten minutes when the current is again turned off before
the electrode is removed. Still further relief is given by the application
of mechanical vibration ever the hemorrhoids. In some cases where great sensitiveness
exists the vibration will have to be given first in order to allay pain sufficient
for the introduction of the electrode. This treatment of course does not
cure hemorrhoids but takes away the pain and soreness. With No. 14 fulguration
electrode hemorrhoids may be destroyed.
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
This annoying and sometimes serious disease is greatly benefited by the use
of the high frequency current. Use enough current to obtain a one-fourth
to one-half inch spark applying the electrode in loose contact over the surface
or through a layer or two of gauze. Treat over the eruptions for five to
seven or even ten minutes also treating over the spine to reach the origin
of the nerves supplying the affected surface. Two or three times a day is
desirable. Also ozone inhalation
Hives and Rashes
Use electrode No. 1 over the entire surface affected employing a medium current
in loose contact. Treat for five or ten minutes daily or even two or three
times a day. If there is great itching, hold the electrode far enough from
the skin to get a fairly sharp spark which will give immediate relief or
treat through a layer or two of gauze or linen.
Treat with electrode No. 1 using a medium current over the back of the head
and neck for five minutes and then five or ten minutes more over the eye-brows.
Aggravated cases may require auto-condensation. (See Manual). If the treatment
can be given before retiring so much the better.
This annoying symptom may be relieved by using a strong current with electrode
No. 1 held one-half inch above the surface so that a shower of sharp sparks
strike the itching parts. After this treatment, which should be continued
for about one-half minute, use a mild current with the electrode directly
in contact for two minutes. Relief is generally immediate although very often
Infantile Paralysis (Anterior Poliomyelitis)
Use electrode No. 1 applying it daily or twice a day with sharp stimulating
sparks over the spine and over all of the paralyzed muscles. Use a spark
one-fourth to one-half inch in length. In connection with High Frequency,
interrupted galvanism and vibration are of great value.
Influenza (See Grippe)
Use the method given under Dyspepsia.
Treat through the closed eye-lid with medium spark for five minutes daily.
Also with the eye electrode in contact with the closed lid, allow the current
to pass for five to ten minutes. Many cases have been recorded where adhesions
of the iris were broken up by the use of the High Frequency current
Give the same general treatment as outlined under Hoarseness.
Follow the instructions given under Cervicitis.
Lithimia (See Gout)
Treat with electrode No. 1 through one-half inch clothing with as strong a
current as patient can stand. Treat over small of back and have patient assume
different positions until he or she can feel comfortable in any position.
One treatment is generally sufficient to stop the pain and a cure may reasonably
be expected with continued treatments.
Lupus (Tuberculosis of the Skin)
Treat over the surface with as sharp a spark as the patient will tolerate and
with the electrode raised away from the surface. Use it three to five minutes
or longer. Another method is to use the fulguration electrode No. 14 and
thoroughly burn the surface. After fulgurating, wait ten to twelve days and
then repeat if necessary.
Let patient hold metal electrode No. 3 in the hands. Then turn on strong current.
Massage in the usual way. Masseur will draw spark to the point desired. Always
turn off current before removing electrode from patient's hand. Patient should
not be in contact with any grounded object or metal.
Mild application of sparks through thin clothing along the spine to the back
of the head and neck and over the abdominal region, taking fifteen to twenty
minutes for the treatments daily.
Moles and Moth Patches
Treat with electrode No. 14 to fulgurate all moles and patches raised above
the surface of the skin. Burn them sufficiently to get penetration to the
skin level, then wait seven or eight days until resulting scab falls off
when further treatment may be applied if necessary. When the skin is discolored
but the surface is not elevated, it is usually useless to attempt to treat
by fulguration as it is impossible to burn deep enough to destroy pigmented
areas without leaving a pit. Occasionally these cases are benefited with
No. 1 electrode using a good strong current for five minutes.
Treat over swollen gland with electrode No. 4 in light contact or with electrode
No. 1 employing medium to strong current and treating for five to seven minutes
three times a day. Great relief is usually obtained.
Use general treatment over the spine, back and sides of neck and over the eye-brows
for ten minutes with electrode No. 1 keeping it in loose contact and employing
a medium current. Also hold metal electrode No. 3 in the hand for ten minutes,
with a medium or strong current. Great benefit comes from the use of ozone
inhalations from the Ozone Generator. This should be given for five to ten
minutes each day.
Use electrode No. 1 over the painful area and use as sharp a spark as the patient
can stand for from five to ten minutes, Treat daily or even twice a day.
A convenient way is to treat through the under clothing or through a layer
or two of gauze or linen. Relief should follow treatment in practically every
Treat over the painful area starting with a mild current and treating for from
three to five minutes a day or twice a day. Explain to the patient that such
treatment sometimes aggravates the pain at first as the nerves are so inflamed.
After a few treatments, increase the strength of the current and the length
of time up to about ten minutes. It is well at this time to raise the electrode
away from the surface treating through a thin layer of gauze or cloth. The
High Frequency current has proven especially satisfactory in neuritis when
persistently and intelligently used.
Treat with electrode No. 1 using as strong a current as the patient will stand
over the paralyzed muscles and also up and down the spine. Be sure to treat
only the paralyzed muscles Two treatments a day are advisable, the duration
of same being ten to fifteen minutes.
Piles (See Hemorrhoids)
Pimples (See Acne)
Use electrode No. 1 with fairly sharp spark over the eruptions for three to
five minutes three times daily.
Use electrode No. 1 treating over the chest and back with fairly strong current.
Keep the treatment up until the skin reddens showing the determination of
blood to the surface. Use it twice or three times a day in the early stages
in connection with other medical methods. In chronic forms, it is usually
necessary to employ ozone inhalations and then to have X-Ray treatment.
Post Fracture Conditions
Use a medium current over the affected area for five to seven minutes twice
a day. This will greatly aid in restoring normal conditions and in relieving
stiffness and soreness.
Post Operative Conditions
Treat as in the case of Post Fracture conditions over the area where operation
has been performed or combine this with general treatment up and down the
spine and over abdominal organs. In other words, a general tonic treatment.
Pruritis (See Itching)
Use electrode No. 7 with medium to strong current employing it through the
rectum to reach prostate for an average of seven minutes. It may be used
daily or twice a day in urgent cases. Be sure to turn the current off before
electrode is inserted and again before removing it.
Use medium to sharp spark over all of the eruptions, total time required will
depend upon the amount of tissue treated. Daily treatments are best and electrode
No. 1 is employed. Most cases respond to the treatment but it does not prevent
Electrode No. 44 is employed and is held directly in contact with the gums.
The current is turned on very mild and the treatment is employed all over
the gums around the affected teeth. Treatments daily or twice a day. If the
electrode is allowed to get to the tip of a live tooth, it will cause considerable
pain as this method is one which is employed to distinguish between live
and dead teeth. Keep the electrode as much as possible over the gums alone.
Use same technique as in Prostatic Diseases.
The High Frequency is employed in acute muscular rheumatism and the chronic
articular form. In the acute articular form it is of comparatively little
value. Electrode No. 1 is employed and the treatment may be given directly
over the skin with strong current (according to patient's toleration) and
treat until surface becomes thoroughly reddened. Treatments art preferably
given every day and cover the whole affected area. Renulife High Frequency
Liniment should be applied over surface before treating.
Use a sharp spark with electrode No. 1 over the area for five to eight minutes
daily. Hold electrode far enough away from the surface to get good sharp
In treating scars, it is necessary to use a strong current and a sharp spark
over the area four or five minutes daily. The idea is to destroy tissue by
what amounts to a mild fulguration. The treatment may have to be continued
over a considerable length of time and will not always be successful.
Use electrode No. 1 with a current strong enough to produce a spark of at least
half an inch, but keep the electrode for most of the time in contact with
the skin. Treat over the lower part of the spine first and then along the
course of the nerve, raising the electrode occasionally to get the effect
of the spark. Treatment may be given daily or twice a day for five to fifteen
minutes. Do not treat too long or too severely at first.
Same treatment as outlined under Dandruff.
When the frontal sinuses become inflamed or infected, great relief has followed
the use of electrode No. 1 with a medium current, in light contact over forehead
Electrode No. 1 is employed ever the area affected, with usually a medium strength
current for about five to eight minutes daily. It is desirable in many cases
to spread a layer or two of gauze over the surface so that the electrode
will not stick to the surface. The same result way be obtained by tying a
handkerchief over the electrode.
Use the High Frequency Liniment first and then with electrode No. 1 and a strong
current treat thoroughly for from five to ten minutes, two or three times
Use the same technique as that given for Hoarseness.
Where the High Frequency is used immediately a strong current is employed with
electrode No. 1 in direct contact with the surface. Use it ten minutes every
two or three hours. The High Frequency Liniment should be applied first.
In old cases raise the electrode to get sharp stimulating sparks.
See Barber's Itch.
Treat as outlined under Hoarseness, giving especial attention to the skin surface
corresponding to the tonsils.
Tinnitus Aurium (Ringing in the Ears)
Treat in and around the ear as directed under Deafness.
Some relief may be obtained by the use of the High Frequency in tuberculosis,
especially from sparks up and down the spine. The blood pressure being low,
this is indicated instead of treatment over the general surface of the body.
Real benefit follows the use of ozone inhalations from the Ozone Generator,
using it every three to six hours, for from three to six minutes. All of
this in connection with physician's usual treatment.
Use vaginal electrode for seven minutes daily or every other day. Lubricate
first and have current turned off before inserting and again before removing
Use fulguration electrode No. 14 with a quarter inch spark and cauterize thoroughly
so that the wart is burned a brown or brownish-white color. Then let it alone
for seven or eight days until it peels off. If not entirely removed, repeat
the treatment. The same method is used in various small growths.
Treat back of the ears and down the back and sides of the neck with electrode
No. 1 using a strong current and holding electrode directly in contact. After
continuing the treatment for five minutes, raise the electrode and pat the
surface treated for five minutes.
Apply electrode No. 1 from the finger tips to the shoulder and upper spine,
using a strong current with a sharp spark for five minutes twice daily.