Providing treatment to illnesses and ailments which are not deadly:
The following chapter will discuss the various levels of illness that a person may have, and which level of prohibitions may be done in order to help treat them.
Medication in general, even if it involves no Shabbos prohibition in its form of treatment, such as swallowing a pill, is Rabbinically forbidden to be taken on Shabbos unless the form sickness is severe enough to allow it to be taken, as will be explained below within each category of illness. There are however certain forms of medical treatment which are allowed in all cases due to them not being recognized to the bystander as being medication. This matter will be discussed in Halacha 7.
This chapter will discuss the general levels of illness and their respective laws. Next Chapter will list particular medical symptoms and their respective laws regarding giving treatment on Shabbos!