Native Americans fashioned syringes made of animal bladders and hollow bird bones to inject medications, according to Technology in America: A Brief History. The technology didn’t show up in European medicine until the 1850s, when Scottish physician Alexander Wood began using needles to inject morphine to relieve pain. Native Americans are known for their understanding of medicinal plants. It is said that they began employing plants and herbs for healing after witnessing animals eat specific plants when they were unwell. To keep these plants from being overharvested, the medicine men used to pick every third plant they came across. Native Americans held a spiritual perspective on life, believing that to be healthy, one must have a sense of purpose and walk a righteous, harmonious, and balanced path. They thought that certain illnesses were life lessons that the individual needed to learn and that they should not intervene.
Use broad bandages to prevent movement at joints above and below the fracture (if possible). Support the limb by carefully putting bandages through the body’s natural hollows. Splint the wounded limb with a cushioned splint Padding should be placed between the splint and the natural curves of the Mercy Fracture and Dislocation Treatment.
- Manually repositioning a displaced bone in its joint.
- Immobilize a displaced joint with a sling or splint.
- A shattered bone is stabilized with a cast or brace while it heals body and firmly secure