Relieving Pain by Nerve Pressure – Strength Magazine – May, 1925

Many of the things which were ancient history and regular routine to our grandmothers are the basis of some of the greatest medical discoveries of modern times. For instance, remember how effectively grandmother used to relieve croup by pressing her finger against the back wall of the baby’s throat? And how she used to soften that dry, ringing cough that was epidemic among the youngsters about every so often, by pressing with the broad handle of a tablespoon on the back part of the children’s tongues? Didn’t the phlegm loosen after this maneuver and didn’t those dry, harsh coughs clear up?

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas