A mere ache

One who has a mere ache:[1]

One who [is not even slightly sick but simply[2]] has a mere ache [in which there is no concern of danger at all and he has strength, and walks like a healthy person[3]], it is forbidden to do any [action which is recognizable that it is being done as a[4]] form of medical treatment for him on Shabbos even through a gentile, with exception to the ways that will be explained in Halacha 7 See there!

 

Summary- One who has a mere ache:[5]

It is forbidden for one to do any prohibition, even through a gentile. Thus even an action which involves no prohibition but is recognizable that it is being done for healing may not be done. Actions that are not recognizably done for healing may be done as will be explained.

Taking medicine: Is forbidden.

 

Illness Chart and their relative laws

 

Level of illness

Jew-Biblical

Jew Rabbinical

Gentile-Biblical

Gentile-Rabbinical

 

Medicine

 

Danger of limb

 

Permitted

 

Permitted

 

Permitted

 

Permitted

 

Permitted

 

Bedridden or weak in entire body

 

Permitted

[shinui][6]

 

Permitted

[Shinui]

 

Permitted

 

Permitted

 

Permitted

 

Tremendous pain

 

Forbidden

 

Permitted [Shinui]

 

Forbidden

 

Permitted

 

Forbidden

 

Slight illness

 

Forbidden

 

Forbidden

 

Forbidden

 

Permitted

 

Forbidden

 

Slight ache

 

Forbidden

 

Forbidden

 

Forbidden

 

Forbidden

 

Forbidden


[1] 328/1 and 20

[2] 328/20

[3] 328/1

[4] 328/20

[5] 328/20 and Halacha 1

[6] If no gentile is available.

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