Make a poultice of onions by slicing them very thin (about 3/4 cup). Place in a skillet with hot lard (just enough to moisten). Simmer until onions are heated through but not brown. Put onions on cloth and place on chest. Make it as hot as tolerable.
Make a tea of black cohosh, elderberry blossoms, peppermint and boneset.
Mix 1 pint vinegar, 3 Tablespoons organic/natural soap, 3 Tablespoons lard. Soak cloth in mixture and lay on chest and back (as hot as can be tolerated), changing every 15 minutes for 2 hours. Wait one hour and repeat.