Peristaltic unrest was first described by Kussmal, and consists of increased peristalsis, which is attended by a gurgling sound, and often visible, as waves passing from left to right. The general health is not impaired; embarrassment to the victim is the only result. The treatment, as in most neuroses, consists in finding out and removing the exciting cause. Electricity sometimes proves beneficial.
The Eclectic Practice of Medicine, 1907, was written by Rolla L. Thomas, M. S., M. D.