The Palming Cure - Better Eyesight, January 1920, Editor: W. H.Bates, M.D.

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    One of the most efficacious methods of relieving eyestrain, and hence
    of improving the sight, is palming. By this is meant the covering of
    the closed eyes with the palms of the hands in such a way as to
    exclude all the light, while avoiding pressure upon the eyeballs. In
    this way most patients are able to secure some degree of relaxation in
    a few minutes, and when they open their eyes find their vision
    temporarily improved.

    When relaxation is complete the patient sees, when palming, a black so
    deep that it is impossible to remember or imagine anything blacker,
    and such relaxation is always followed by a complete and permanent
    cure of all errors of refraction (nearsight, farsight, astigmatism and
    even old sight), as well as by the relief or cure of many other
    abnormal conditions. In rare cases patients become able to see a
    perfect black very quickly, even in five, ten or fifteen minutes; but
    usually this cannot be done without considerable practice, and some
    never become able to do it until they have been cured by other means.
    When the patient becomes able after a few trials to see an approximate
    black, it is worth while to continue with the method; otherwise
    something else should be tried.

    Most patients are helped by the memory of some color, preferably
    black, and as it is impossible to remember an unchanging object for
    more than a few seconds, they usually find it necessary to shift
    consciously from one mental picture to another, or from one part of
    such a picture to another. In some cases, however, the shifting may be
    done unconsciously, and the black object may appear to be remembered
    all alike continuously.

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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Zetsu has long ago reached the level where he/she/it is nothing
    more than the online equivalent of one of those psychotic homeless
    people who stands on the corner, SHOUTING Bible passages, to ...
    nobody.

    What a pathetic little creature.

    Almost SURELY the illegitimate love child of Otis Brown (and ... who
    else?? Desperate people DO do desperate things....).
     
    Neil Brooks, Jun 17, 2009
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