Sometimes a gall-stone which has found its way into the intestine is large enough to block the bowel and give rise to intestinal obstruction which demands abdominal section.
No reliance can be placed upon massage in producing the onward passage of a gall-stone from the gall-bladder towards the intestine.
Amongst other places having a similar action are Marienbad, Franzensbad and Tarasp. The waters just mentioned contain free alkali as well as sulphates, and are employed more especially in cases of hepatic disorder, such as congestion of the liver, jaundice, gall-stone and diabetes.
Click here for answer This is gall stone ileus, a large pigmented stone having impacted in the mid ileum.