This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
A course of cold-water treatment, which is at first stimulating and afterward soothing, is useful in this affection. It generally stimulates the vital functions, promotes tissue-change and nutrition, invigorates the skin, and strengthens the physical and mental condition. Other kinds of treatment, however, are often more successful.