From Reading #522-2 (F 43) given on 6/24/30:
"Are sand packs beneficial?"
(EC) "Be beneficial, if they are not taken for too
great a period of time. Every other day should be
sufficient for these, ten to fifteen minutes for such
treatment. Wet the body, but cover in dry sand."
Reading #5475-4 (M 50) given on 7/07/30:
"How often should sand packs be given?
(EC) "Dependent upon the weather and upon the
reactions of the body to same. Not when the sands are
damp or wet, are they well for the body."
Reading #2504-8 (M 64) given on 6/23/30:
"Would you advise sand packs [for 2504]?"
"Too much of a stimuli to the capillary circulation,
for same. May sweat in the SUN, but wouldn't cover the
body with the sand. Too heavy for the heart
Reading #340-12 (F 42) given on 05/26/30:
"Would you advise sand packs for this body?"
"No. Now, the differentiation between conditions of
this kind and sand packs: WATER - water or salt water
baths would be VERY good; not sand packs - for sand packs
are to stimulate the capillary circulation, and are more
for the EXTERIOR forces - while we are to STIMULATE a
circulation that is INTERNAL."
Reading #3838-1 (M 42) given on 2/18/31:
"Would some other climate better suit body than at
Perry Point, Maryland, upper end of Chesapeake Bay?"
"The more sunshine, or the more activities that may
bring the better condition. As soon as weather permits,
as we would find in the present surroundings, sand packs
would be the MOST beneficial - that that carries radium
Reading #2597-5 (M 61) given on 7/26/29:
"Which is best for full recuperation of body,
northeast United States or Virginia Beach?"
"Virginia Beach would be where they could set more
of the applications as to meet the needs of conditions
for the physical forces of the body, in radium as may be
obtained in sand packs - which carry both the gold and
the iodine and for the appliances that may be applied to
the body that would aid in alleviating these conditions
as seen in the thyroids."
Reading #758-18 (M 8) given on 5/24/30:
"How often should sand packs be given?"
"About every OTHER day. ...In administering sand
packs, first there should be chosen that of dry sand -
and preparations made for same, see? Then the body should
be wet with sea water, by dampening same - or wading into
same - being wet all over - then covered in the sand, of
course not the face or the mouth, or eyes, see? Eyes
should be kept well shaded during such treatments, and
for ten - fifteen to twenty minutes such should be given,
with the dry sand - see? Then, IMMEDIATELY after same the
body SHOULD be drained off - or bathed off - and REST,
see? for fifteen to twenty minutes, at LEAST, SO THAT the
body has the OPPORTUNITY to RESPOND TO those vibrations
set up; for the pulsation is EQUALIZED by such
Reading #421-4 (F 21) given on 8/11/31:
that sand packs, or sand baths be taken. These will be
helpful and beneficial for the iodine as may be obtained
by absorption, through being wet with sea water and
immediately covered in DRY WARM sand; not wet - but dry,
warm sand, for fifteen to twenty minutes; following same
by a fresh bath and a spirited rubdown along the
Reading #357-1 (F 31) given on 06/16/33:
"Keep in the
sunshine a great deal; this is helpful to the body. Also
sand rubs, sand packs, would be well. This increases
capillary circulation. Wet the body in salt water, cover
in dry sand for twenty minutes - it's a good