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Female Hysteria - Ancient Medicine for a Modern World
Female hysteria has been a known issue since ancient times. In ancient Greece it was described in the gynecological treatises of the Hippocratic corpus, which dates from the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Plato's dialogue Timaeus tells of the uterus wandering throughout a woman’s body, strangling the victim as it reaches the chest and causing disease. This theory is the source of the name, which stems from the Greek word for uterus, hystera.
Women suffering from it exhibit a wide array of symptoms including faintness, nervousness, insomnia, fluid retention, heaviness in abdomen, muscle spasm, shortness of breath, irritability, loss of appetite for food or sex, and "a tendency to cause trouble". Women with physical or emotional symptoms such as headaches, emotional instability, melancholy, aggression, depression, feeling lower abdominal heaviness, muscle pains and other discomfort should consider this treatment as these symptoms have traditionally been considered linked to the reproductive system of women.
In our new film, "Paroxysm", we are exploring the traditional treatments for this now-ignored disease. Our goal is to document known methods for treatment, get testimonials and promote these treatments as general practice for the benefit of all women everywhere. Although we have primarily organized this effort as a documentary film, it is currently being promoted as an art film to the film industry.
We are currently seeking women to participate in the film and take part in what we think will be the new industry standard in the field of female hysteria. We will be accepting just a few new participants each month for this film series. If you are female and are 18 year old or older and would like to participate in this film, contact me through this site and I will have one of my interns contact you about our current opportunities.
Laura Briggs - The Race of Hysteria, publsihed in The Johns Hopkins University Press, discusses the cure for nervousness, which is often characterized as an illness caused by "overcivilization", is easily corrected through regular treatments that induce hysterical paroxysm.
HARRY PROSEN M.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, and Chairman, Psychotherapy Section, Canadian Psychiatric Association demonstrates that frequent female hysteria treatments cures customary frigidity in women.
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