Cool constitution, a cold region, great pain,
Bathing, sexual intercourse, youth and old age,
Long illness, heavy drinking, and eating - if you are in one of
Or if you are nauseous, then phlebotomy is not good for you.
What should you do when you want to be phlebotomized?
Or when you are bloodletting or when you will have blood let?
Ointment, drink, washing, bandages, and movement
Should be kept well in mind.
Phlebotomy cheers the sad, calms the angry
And helps cure madmen.
Make the wound rather large, so that quickly the vapors
May escape, and blood come out more abundantly and more freely.
When blood has been taken out, stay awake six hours,
So that the vapors of sleep will not harm your sensitive body.
To avoid damaging a nerve, do not let your wound cut deep.
After being cleansed by blood, you should not eat immediately.
You should avoid all milk products,
And refrain from drinking after phlebotomy, keep away
From cold things, since cold is bad for you.
While in this condition, avoid walking outside during cloudy weather,
Raise your spirits by walking outside in good weather.
Rest is appropriate for all, and movement could prove harmful.