The first feeling of Penthesilea, when disillusioned, is of revulsive anger at a kind of betrayal.
Its efficacy depends upon the revulsive effect which follows a local destruction of tissue.
Dry cupping, in its simplest form, was said to act as a “revulsive” or “derivant.”
In cupping for revulsive purposes, one cupped on a distant part to relieve excess of blood in the affected part.
Cold affusions and shower baths have been employed for their revulsive and sedative effect in mania.
The injected water dilates the constricted portion of the gut and arouses a revulsive impulse to expel the invading water.