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an oldfashioned technique for applying long-term counterirritation to a part, usually a lower limb, in an attempt to encourage healing of a damaged ligament or tendon. A red hot iron is applied to an area of anesthetized skin and a pattern of holes of lines drawn over the area. The firing could be deep, point firing, or superficial, line firing. Enforced rest results because of the soreness of the part, but the benefits of this method of treatment are questioned.

firing irons
specially designed irons, including those for pin and line firing, to be used on a horse's limbs.

Patient discussion about firing

Q. Does anyone have an issue with fire log? Every time my neighbors use fire log, I suffer. What can I do? I moved to the West Coast, and realized people burn a lot of fire logs here. I seem to have developed an allergy to it. Every winter, I suffer when neighbors use fire logs. I can not go around the whole neighborhood asking them not to use it. I am wondering if there's any patient advocacy to prohibit the usage of fire logs? I am sure there must be a lot of asthma patients who have the same problem with mine? If we regulate smoking, why can't we regulate fire logs?

A. I found some info like this.

I wish there's a regulation. If the healthcare cost is an issue for the government, they can reduce emergency visits due to asthma, by regulating fire logs.

Q. How do you tell the difference between chemical burns, and burns from fire? Please don't spare on gross words i would like to know everything there is to burns.

A. Here is a ton of info on both-

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If all your range training and practice has been from the "safety" of a firing line, where you don't move or gain distance from your target, you are programming yourself for failure.
I did my first Firing Line in 1983 and swiftly learned that if I left the studio cursing at what I hadn't said, it was my own fault.
Have a waiting line 12 feet back from the firing line.
The blast that the Japanese researchers measured came just five days after a massive flow of hot ash and debris from a dome collapse killed 43 people in Kita-kamikoba, a town directly in the firing line of the volcano's east-lacing vent.
s television show Firing Line is housed in the Hoover Institution Archives.
SCOTT LAWRIE will swap fighter jets for the firing line as Forres Mechanics aim for Scottish glory against Rangers.
The 28-year-old found himself in the firing line after failing to muster a single shot on goal in Saturday's 0-0 derby draw at Middlesbrough.
He is out of the firing line in the Premier League but not far enough away to be forgotten about.
We have had enough of our troops put in the firing line because of the Bush regime.
SHOPKEEPERS fear they could be in the firing line following a new law banning the sale of tobacco to teenagers under 18 .
This is the last call for shooters to Step Outside and join us on the firing line for the 2007 Shooting Industry Masters.
Obviously David (Moyes) is in the firing line all of the time, the players are out there in the firing line as well.