The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 386–401 | Cite as

A newer concept of arthritis and the treatment of arthritic pain and deformity by sympathetic block at the sphenopalatien (nasal) ganglion and the use of the iron salt of the adenylic nucleotide

“The dynamics of muscle tonus” PART IV
  • Simon L. Ruskin


1. A new concept of polyarthritis as a “sympathetic dystrophy” is presented.

2. The prevailing dystrophy could be designated either as arthro-dystrophy or musculo-dystrophy.

3. The correct rationale for treatment becomes clear and points to correction of sympathetic nervous system disturbances and energy inadequacies in muscle metabolism.

4. These disturbances are amenable to treatment through the sympathetic nervous system at the nasal ganglion, the use of the iron salt of the adenylic nucleotide (Ironyl), iron ascorbate, and the coenzymes of the B-complex and amino acids (Co-amino).

5. The disturbances hitherto considered as incurable such as arthritis deformans, Marie-Strumpell’s Disease, and advanced polyarthritis, have been sucessfully treated by this new therapy following the new concept. More recently longstanding poliomyelitis disabilities have also shown dramatic improvement under this type of treatment.


Peptic Ulcer Sympathetic Nervous System Sore Throat Nerve Impulse Muscle Spasm 
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  • Simon L. Ruskin
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  1. 1.New York

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