SOUL HARMONY CENTER IS NOW OPEN

HEALING WITH NATURE

SOUL HARMONY CENTER IS NOW OPEN

There are many ways to help the body heal. We all know about using herbs and vitamins. Recently we have also seen advertisements for color therapy to be used for skin conditions. We have machines that emit electrical impulses that stimulate the cells of the body to heal and in the future we will see more and more personal devices that can be obtained to assist with the body’s healing processes.

The Soul Harmony Center was developed to address those esoteric ways that are here now and may be coming, in an effort to assist the body’s ability to heal itself. At the moment it focuses on using Light and Sound in various ways. There is a bio-electro-magnetic healing bed that you can lie under where LED colored lights are focused through a series of crystals that have been filled with minerals which can help the body re balance its energies returning to the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

 

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Another technique is Pranic Healing – a form of cleansing the energies of the body as taught in the Phillipines by Master Choa Kok Sui. Machines are now capable of seeing where the body has accumulated unhealthy energy and this method of healing focuses on simple removing the energy and replacing it with clean, healthy energy. Colour therapy is also used also in Pranic Healing. This form of healing is now becoming more mainstream as you can see on you tube when a CBS broadcasting station reported about it:

Other equipment used are tuning forks, crystal singing bowls, vogel crystals and etheric balancing crystals made for us by Tibetan Monks. It is most interesting to work with the many ways of addressing healing as shown to us from various countries and peoples around the world. Do they work? Of course, everything works once you understand how to do it. There is science behind all of these ways of dealing with the body’s energies. It is not mystical, or spooky, or shamanistic. Sound, Light and Colours have a direct molecular effect on our cells and from the results we have been getting, we think it has a place in helping the body heal its maladies. These techniques have a direct effect on our ‘life force’ energy which we have come to understand from Asian medicine.

If you wish to learn a little more, see our website: www.soulharmonycenter.org – Side effects are minimal (if any) in these alternative ways of addressing health and healing, and in fact you can learn to do these for yourself and your family. If you wish to try these methods for yourself, or to take courses learning Pranic Healing, or Tuning Fork Applications(next fall training) let us know.

Donna Rae, at the Natural Healing Clinic (403) 526-5700.

Healing with Nature Light Therapy

Donna Rae at the Natural Healing Clinic.
Phone 403-526-5700
Twenty-five years ago when I was studying to become
a Wholistic Therapist and Herbalist, I learned about using
light and color to heal the body. Our esteemed teacher
was Dinshah Ghadiali who was successfully using colored
lights in the 1920’s to heal many disorders including severe
skin deterioration. At that time in the U.S., the FDA rose up
against Ghadiali, arresting him, and taking away any
equipment anywhere that used lights to heal. Even after
his death, his family was still in court sorting out this
horrendous act that he did.
Both NASA and the U.S. military have been involved
with light therapy treatments for decades using
treatments for astronauts and military. And to my
surprise, watching television a few weeks ago, a
commercial showed a young boy shining a colored light
on his face to clean up his skin rash.
Light frequencies and even low level lasers do have a
wonderful effect on the cellular system and thank
goodness we are coming out of the dark ages when it
comes to accepting alternative healing techniques.
At the clinic we are interested in anything that works
whether it is vitamins and minerals, herbs, homeopathy,
lights, lasers, sound, crystals, biofeedback, magnets,
meditation, prayer. Eventually the world will catch up and
realize that these are safe and effective ways of restoring
health. It is a slow catch up though, isn’t it.

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Helicobacter Pylori

DONNA RAE
NATURAL HEALING CLINIC
(403) 526-5700

The following has been extracted from our wholistic clinical library for your convenience.

Helicobacter Pylori

This is a bacteria that finds its home in the crevaces and irritation of the stomach lining. Once it is embedded in the lining, ulceration can occur (stomach ulcers, peptic ulcers).

To avoid the problem in the first place:

• When under stress take Slippery Elm capsules or tablets daily to heal the lining of the stomach.

If you get an H. Pylori infection:

• see our clinic for a homeopathic remedy

• use Manuka Honey from Australia – 1 teaspoon three times a day

• use garlic capsules

• drink 2 cups Thyme tea daily which also kills the bacteria

• herbs that help: thyme, garlic, cinnamon bark, licorice, gentian, mahonia

• If you have low stomach acid, take bitters before meats, or digestive enzymes such as Bromelain.

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CURE FOR THE INCURABLE

CURE FOR THE INCURABLE
Dr. Christopher’s gave us this remarkable “Cure for the Incurables”
This has been used for multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, stroke, deteriorating bones, curvature of the spine, locked arthritis joints, tumors and cysts.

Dr. Christopher says “We accept lots of food into our bodies, but only that which has been properly assimilated can be utilized for rebuilding and repairing cells and malfunction areas. Proper assimilation is acquired by “drinking the solid foods and chewing the liquid food”. We should thoroughly chew the sold foods, mixing saliva with them until the food becomes a liquid; then we drink it. The liquid foods must be swished (or chewed) in the mouth, then swallowed. The saliva thoroughly mixed with the foods is the key that opens up the doors of digestion. Without mixing saliva with the food, the balance of the digestive juices are not activated for good assimilation. By properly chewing we can raise this to 40-45%. The balance is generally cellulose or indigestible fiber. We receive far better health, and also save money. Food is one of our largest expenditures and if we can get 4-6 times better assimilation and use 4-6 times less food, we are saving money.

FIRST WEEK OF WHOLISTIC AID (for old chronic condition, not acute one requiring emergency treatments)

1. Drink as much fresh carrot juice as desired. Drink by chewing an 8 oz glass or more each hour during the day for 6 days of the first week.

2. Drink one cup or more of slippery elm gruel each day (any consistency). To make, take the powder and mix enough liquid to form a paste, then thin it to consistency. Add a little honey if you like.

3. One cup or more of comfrey leaf or root tea each day.

4. 20 minutes before or after drinking the juice, tea or gruel, you may drink as much steam distilled water as you desire.

5. One cup or more of this cell building tea:
6 pt oak bark 3 pt marshmallow root
3 pt mullein herb 2 pt wormwood
1 pt lobelia 1 pt scullcap
6 pt comfrey root 3 pt walnut bark (or leaves)
3 pt gravel root
Soak combined teas in distilled water: 1 oz to pint of distilled water, then soaking 4-6 hours, simmer 30 minutes, strain, then simmer liquid down to 1/2 its volume.

6. One cup three times a day of red clover combination as a blood purifier. This is same type formula used by Hoxsey for years:
Red clover Blossoms, Chaparral, Licorice Root, Poke Root, Peach Bark, Oregon Grape Root, Stillingia, Prickly Ash Bark, Burdock Root, Buckthorn bark.
Take 2-3 capsules 3 times a day. Suggested to take kelp or dulse with this combination. (sold under Natures Way as Red Clover Combination.

7. Each day, with some of the liquid being used, take the 2 or more #00 capsules of herbal bowel aids:
Barberry bark, cascara sagrada (2 pt), capsicum, ginger, lobelia, red raspberry leaves, turkey rhubarb root, fennel, golden seal. Wild Rose LBT3 is very close to this.

8. Take two or more capsules 3 times daily of this herbal nervine:
Black Cohosh, Capsicum, Hops, Ladies Slipper, Lobelia, Scullcap, Valerian, Wood Betony, Mistletoe. There is one under Nature’s Way called Ex-Stress that is close to this.
Cure for the Incurable 2.

9. Take 2 or more pancreas aid capsules 3 times daily to assist bowel:
Golden seal, uva ursi, cayenne, cedar berries, licorice root and mullein (sold as PC under Nature’s Way)

10. Take 2 or more calcium aid capsules 3 times a day:
6 pt horsetail grass, 3 pt oat straw 4 pt comfrey rt and Lobelia. (silica in horsetail grass converts to calcium). Sold under Nature’s Way as “Ca-T”.

11. First 2 days massage body with castor oil, using clockwise circular motion from top of head to bottom of feet, working toward heart.
Next 2 days do same with olive oil.
Next 2 days do same with wheat germ oil.
(castor oil goes into blood stream, cleans and flushes the skin, aids in removing mucous and toxins from inner body; olive oil feeds and rebuilds muscles, flesh and entire system; wheat germ oil is high in Vit. E, healing and rejuvenating).

12. On 7th day rest, no foods, herbs or juice, only steam-distilled water (as much as desired).

13. SUNBATH nude immediately after massage. Two minutes on front and 2 minutes on back first day. Each day add 2 minutes front and back. In 6 days you will be up to 12 minutes front and back. Don’t sit in sun between 11 – 1:00. If cloudy, use sunlamp.

14. BATH. Before the bath dry skin brushing towards the heart. Then each day have hot bath followed by cold shower or tub. Use no soap unless it is a good biodegradable body cleanser.

15. CLOTHING. Wear natural fibers. Use natural cloth to strain herbs also.

16. FOMENTATIONS. Use herbal fomentation each night for 6 days of the week. Cover head, down spine to end of tailbone. Make cap fit down to ears (use cotton or wool skull cap), stitch flannel strip 4-5″ wide down back over spine. After wetting fomentation cloth with B F & C (#5 above), so not too drippy, cover it with plastic over head (shower cap), and a strip down over the spine. Moisture will go into the body, not the bedding and mattress. Fomentation down back can be held into place with sweat shirt and shorts.

17. With an eye dropper insert into each ear at night 4-6 drops oil of garlic and 4-6 drops of herb Tincture: Blue cohosh, black cohosh, blue vervain, scullcap and lobelia in equal parts. Plug ears with cotton. Do 6 days a week, 4 – 6 months or as needed. Good to aid poor equilibrium, failure of hearing, aiding motor nerve.

18. Do reflexology on feet 3 times a week (every other day).

SECOND WEEK.
Same as first except:
– use apple juice(bottled or fresh, not canned or frozen) instead of carrot juice.
– use the 3 oil massages, sunbaths, reflexology, fomentations. With the sunbaths, add 2 minutes front and back onto the final total of the last week.
– don’t be alarmed if on fasting day there are cleansing crisis occurring.

THIRD WEEK
– repeat except use grape juice instead of apple (not canned or frozen, bottled is o.k.)

FOURTH WEEK AND ON
– rotate the carrot, apple, grape juices
– if desire more solid food, add one solid meal each day of vegetable salad. If you wish dressing use fresh olive oil, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, honey, grated fresh onion, garlic, herbs.
Cure for the Incurable 3/

You may have low heated grain (small serving) using whole uncracked grain (wheat, rye, millet, buckwheat, barley or whole oat groats) and soaking it with distilled water. Soak in place where it won’t sour, up to 20 hours depending on hardness of grain. Then low heat in stainless steel or pyrex double boiler for 10-14 hours. Use food thermometer, do not allow temp to rise over 130F. This raises the acidity from pH5 to a 7pH which is easily assimilated.
Chew thoroughly before swallowing.
Later all the lentils, beans, harder seed types with longer soaking and more low heating can be added. Potatoes, steamed or slow baked using skin and all are good.
Use no salt, sugar, eggs, meats, bread, milk or milk products.
In short time you will find the hidden hunger leave by using these foods. Cravings will disappear and you will feel a cozy, unbloated, satisfied fullness.

OTHER:
Breathe deeply from diaphragm into upper lobes of lungs.
Walk or jog barefooted on lawn to get rid of static electricity in body and allow new electrical vibration to come from atmosphere.

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Relief For HEADACHES

NATURAL HEALING CLINIC
470 8th St. SE, Medicine Hat (403) 526-5700

HEADACHES

First, try and determine what the cause of the headache is. Here are the main causes:
* Constipation * food sensitivity
* Eye strain * emotional stress
* Reaction to drug * recent accident
* Misalignment of neck, spine or cranial bones * poor circulation to head
* Too much exposure to sun * reading too much
* driving car too long * low blood sugar
* High blood pressure * alcohol consumption affecting
* haven’t had a coffee or caffeine hit in a while * virus affecting
* breathing in toxic fumes * toxic colon (lack of proper bowel movements)
* Food sensitivities bothering * sinus congestion

Some Hints as to the cause of your headache:
Where:
* if the headache is at the lower back of the head, it is usually a misalignment of the neck. See a chiropractor for an adjustment.
* if you the pain is behind the right ear, suspect gallbladder problem
* if headache is behind the eyes, suspect pituitary gland, or eye strain.
* if headache is in forehead, neck or back of head, suspect tension is cause (tension headaches last 2-6 hr and usually have consistent tightening around head, sometimes in neck and shoulders). Can use peppermint oil on temples, do what will relax you.
* If headache is only on one side of the head, suspect it is a migraine (migraines last up to 3 days, usually indicated by throbbing). Migraines are usually irritated by light noise, nausea. Sometimes massaging temples helps, taking extra magnesium or valerian root tea.
* if the pain is on the front of the face, suspect kidney/bladder problem
* if the headache affects one-half of the head: try taking manganese, pituitary concentrate, B Complex, trace minerals and chlorophyll
* if headache is in and behind one eye or the side of the face, intense like a hot poker, consider it may be a cluster headache, and these often are very painful, may be season or occurring night after night (cluster headaches last 30-60 minutes). Avoid alcohol, look for triggers.
* if you the pain is on top of the head or you feel like the head is going to explode, suspect a food allergy, suspect one or more of the five foods you crave the most.
* if the pain is on the right side of the face, suspect the stomach as the culprit (digestive)
* if the pain is in the lower back of the head, it may be a lack of potassium
* if feeling queasy, headache is over eyes, cleanse liver and gallbladder
* headache pain in back of head when you wake up may be due to high blood pressure
* headache pain at top or sides of head: this is the liver-gall meridian and may have something to do with those organs
* headache with stiff neck and fever – get checked out by medical establishment for meningitis
When:
* if the headache occurs upon arising, then wears off during the day, suspect hypothyroid (low functioning thyroid)
* if headache occurs more in the afternoons, it could be reaction to foods eaten at lunch, or reaction to drug medication. Calcium could also be a factor.
* if you get headaches 3 hr after eating, suspect hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
* if the headache is in the evenings, it may be parasites, but get checked for tumors
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Other:
* if you have skipped a meal, it is a good chance it may be low blood sugar causing the headache.
* a dull type headache may be due to lack of iodine – take 2-3 caps of dulse or kelp every morning
* if you are dizzy as well, it may be low blood sugar, or circulation to the brain or you may have had a recent accident
* if feeling “puffy”, headache could be caused from water retention
* Hormonal changes such as menstruation, ovulation or birth control pills have also been known to cause headaches.
* Often the trouble is candida albicans. Try a yeast free diet for several months and take a fungal cleanse.
* If you have a constrictive/vice like headache, try using niacin or gingko biloba or blessed thistle to dilate blood vessels. You will respond well to warm or hot cloths on the face and head that encourage blood into the area to counteract the constrictive nature of the headache.
* If you have a dilating headache (feels like head is exploding), you will want to use herbs that help to constrict such as St. John’s Wort, or feverfew. If you use feverfew you need to take it every day, always. You will respond nicely to cool cloths on the head and face that help constrict the flow of blood to counteract the dilating action.
* if headache is sudden, agonizing: get checked for bleeding/hemorrhaging in the brain.

HELPERS:
Even a 1/2 glass of wine can give a headache if the body is imbalanced. Sugar products are often another culprit
Most headaches will clear up if you cleanse the bowels and eat a mono diet for several days of very plain whole type foods like salad, fruit and brown rice.
If you suspect food allergies, eat brown rice for a few days or do juice fasting, then add foods back on to the diet slowly, one at a time to determine the offender. The most common food sensitivities are: chocolate, cheese, cured meats, sugar, food dyes, milk.
Get lots of fresh air and drink lots of pure water.
Many headaches have been completely stopped by taking an enema, cleansing the bowel of the toxification.
Many people are sensitive to weather changes and barometric pressure changes.
If headaches are severe, it often indicates excess type conditions. If headache is dull/annoying, it often indicates a deficiency.

Herbal Help:
If vaso constricting (head in vice), use vaso dilators: Gingko, Periwinkle, Blessed thistle. Warm cloths. Try a Marjoram essential oil compress.
If vaso dilating (head exploding), use vaso constricting: Feverfew, St. John’s Wort. Do not use gingko!. Cool cloths.

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AMALGAM REMOVAL

AMALGAM REMOVAL

There are very few dentists that have been trained in the proper removal methods of mercury fillings. The dentist should be trained in the methods of Hal A. Huggins who has written “It’s All in Your Head” regarding the toxicity of fillings. Here are some details regarding fillings:

1. Here is the array of dental filling materials that are used:
Copper, mercury, nickel, chromium, palladium, aluminum, molybdenum,
Fluoride, formaldehyde, hexane, hydroquinone, phenol, styrene, strontium, toluene, urethane.

2. AMALGAMS Mercury enters the body from fillings, as a vapor that is released from the filling, especially when hot food/drink is taken into the mouth. When amalgam is introduced to the body, usually total white blood cell count will increase, suggesting your immune system considers mercury an invader. Indeed, dentists are instructed in the proper methods of handling the toxic mercury waste when it must be disposed of. Removing the amalgams and crowns always raises the exposure levels and although the water squirting from the drill can help reduce the level, the amount required to really subdue the toxin level would render the dentist not being able to see what was happening.

3. GOLD CROWNS They can contain anywhere from 5-80% gold. The nice bright color is the copper included in the material. Copper is as toxic as mercury. Nickel, a known carcinogenic, but cheap, started being used about 1976 in most of the crowns. In order to improve the casting qualities of nickel, beryllium, cobalt, chromium, molybdenum and aluminum was used. These crowns almost always display a negative electrical charge.

3. ROOT CANALS Root filled teeth are not always healthy objects to have in your mouth. The actual filling material in the pulp chamber is not usually the problem, although certain products do contain toxic ingredients. When a dentist thinks of “sterilizing” the canal where the nerve used to be, they do not normally conceive that what they are really doing is sterilizing a column of air within the tooth. Rarely is the root structure of the tooth really sterilized by normal procedures.

4. BACTERIA. Finally in the year 2000, most measures are being taken to reduce the amount of bacteria present when fillings are being done. The dentin tubules that form the dentin itself are about 3-4 microns in diameter and the bacterial are only one-half micron is size. In a sealed tooth, as in the case of a root canal tooth, there is a greatly reduced amount of available oxygen. Instead of dying, these trapped bacteria change from oxygen processing bugs into bacteria that can live in the absence of oxygen. The production of bacterial waste exposes to you treacherous toxins. Neurologic conditions are the most frequently seen disturbances but many other conditions can occur.

5. BONE INFECTIONS. There is growing evidence that much of our later deterioration and disease may be caused by simple bone infections caused at the time of having our dental work done. Any time teeth are removed, or the bone is drilled into or subjected to exposure to air or toxins, there is the potential of future problems. How much of our later bone, breast, prostate cancers where initiated by deep, bone infections, slowly manifesting over decades of the person’s life. Dr. Hal Huggins research has found that although not all root canal teeth have been found to be infected with toxins, 100% of the cavitation’s tested so far, demonstrated the presence of toxins.

Removal:
• Amalgams must be removed in the proper sequence.
• A rubber dam must be used when removing the amalgams.
• The dentist should test you to find out what your body will accept as the new filling
• Taking Vitamin C before or after dental procedures helps mercury be eliminated from the body.

Ionic calcium is helpful for root canals and cavitation’s (minimum of 100 g of calcium chloride is needed, don’t use calcium dolomite, bone meal or oyster shell. Vit. B12 should be avoided. Do not have massage on the same day as dental work, but it is beneficial the day before and after.

Detoxification: C flush takes two days, usually feel tired after. Take 1 level tsp (4 grams) Vit C powder in 2-4 oz juice (must be tomato, peach nectar or apricot but NOT orange or grapefruit juice), every 20 min. until diarrhea occurs this rids the bowels of some of the mercury contaminated bacteria. Doses of acidophilus, esp. bifidus after the flush is beneficial. 10-16 grams of Vit. C is usually adequate but some require 20-40 grams. Some find doing the C flush three weeks in a row, then stopping for 3 weeks and then starting again, has a beneficial effect on parasites.

Other help:
Selenium binds with mercury, allowing body to detoxify.
Homeopathic Mercury preparations can help.
Green algae helps bind Mercury and calcium poisons.

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Warts

NATURAL HEALING CLINIC
(403) 526-5700
The following information has been extracted from our clinical library for your convenience. The Natural Healing Clinic does not diagnose disease.

WARTS

CAUSE:
Warts are caused by a virus called Human Papilloma Virus. There are many strains and types of this virus, which can manifest as different types of warts. To get a wart, you must come into contact with the virus, either directly by contact with an infected person, or indirectly by contact with an infected surface such as the shower floor or towels, toilet seat. The virus needs to penetrate your skin (usually through cracks or breaks in your skin which is most easy through the feet (plantar warts) when they are moist or cracked or through bitten fingernails where the skin is broken. Your immune system should kick in and destroy these invaders, but clearly this is not always the case and if you have warts, it is an indication that the vital energy and immunity has been compromised.
TYPES: There are several types of warts: COMMON PLANTAR FLAT GENITAL. It is rare (but not impossible) to get plantar, flat or common warts from another person, but genital warts are very contagious due to the type of skin and any type of friction that may occur in the area.

Genital warts may take a year or more to develop after being infected. Other warts may take anywhere from one to 4 weeks. Because of our immune system it has been known that warts can disappear over many months to years (children are more common than adults to heal on their own).

COMMON WART (Verucae vulgaris) usually occurs on fingers, near the nails, backs of the hands, especially where the skin is broken. They are usually rough and scaly and raised. They can be in groups and so may take on a rough cauliflower appearance.

PLANTAR (Foot) WART is found on the bottom of the foot and bottom of the toes in the weight bearing areas. They are usually flat but can develop a thick skin covering called hyperkeratosis. Because of their positioning, they can be painful to walk on. They have black dots deep inside which are actually dried up capillary blood vessels. These can be difficult to get rid of and usually require a smothering method to finally be successful.

FLAT WARTS (Verrucae planae) are smaller and smoother, about 1-3mm in size. They can be flesh colored to a light tan color and are only slightly elevated above skin surface. These can grow abundantly 20-100 at the same time, anywhere. In children they are common on the face. For men, they are common in the beard area,
and for women they are commonly found on the face or legs.

GENITAL (Condyloma acuminatum) happen on the genitalia (penis, scrotum, vulva, vagina, cervix, around the anus, or inside the rectum. They can be small and flat to large and thick. They are usually soft and coloring is anywhere from pale pink, to tan, to brown. They can be single or clusters of soft cauliflower-like growths.

These warts are extremely painful, irritating. The genital wart virus rarely causes warts on the hands or feet, but can cause warts on the mouth and this type of wart can be transmitted from one partner to another through sexual activity. An infected mother can pass on the infection to her newborn baby during delivery causing
damage to the newborn. Two of the types of Papilloma Virus have been associated with cancer of the cervix and genital area. Women with genital wards can have pap tests every 6 months to assure themselves of no cancer activity. Keep the area dry. Use blow dryer to dry the area after a bath. Do not rub or irritate the area.
Wear only cotton underwear (it breathes better). Do not have intercourse.

PROTECTION:
• do not walk in public areas without foot protection
• don’t share towels, washcloths, or footwear with other people (even family members)
• avoid contact with warts on other people, or on other parts of your body
• avoid using the same file or nail clipper on warts as you do on your healthy nails
• avoid biting your nails, especially if you have warts near your fingernails
• don’t pick at warts. Picking may spread the virus. Perhaps cover the child’s wart with an adhesive bandage to discourage picking.
• wear condoms during sexual intercourse to prevent contact with or the spread of genital warts

Don’t ignore growths or changes in your skin. Warts are almost never cancerous, however HPV 16 and 18 have been found in some cases of cervical cancer, rarely other female genital tract cancers. It is extremely rare for the HPV virus to be recovered from a wart-like cancerous growth on a finger or toe. Suspicious warts in suspicious location such as the female genitalia can be biopsied to rule out skin cancer.

Warts do not need to be treated, they can spontaneously resolve without, but this can take many years and most people want them gone as fast as possible. If you can get rid of them, it also reduces the risk of further spreading.

Here’s some ideas to get rid of various types of warts:

METHODS OF ERADICATION:
Cryotherapy – using liquid nitrogen, they are frozen, causing a blister and are usually resolved within 10 days.
Limited scarring. Cryotherapy can be painful, not well tolerated by children. Success is variable.

Blistering agents: Such as Canthacur, applied to the wart. Within 2 days a blister or scab appears and a large part of the wart will peel off. The treatment is repeated every 1-4 weeks until the wart is gone. This is painless, and well-tolerated. The downside is that it can cause the central wart to disappear, but lead to the formation of a donut-like rim of warts around the area treated.

Topical: Topical agents are available at stores such as aspirin which can be taped to the wart. There are preparations that come in the form of adhesive patches that are worn daily, and solutions that are painted on and then covered with a tape. Home remedies such as taping the inside of a banana skin onto the wart, fall into this category.

Duck tape: This is actually more effective than cryotherapy. The person usually wears duct tape for 6 days, then removes the tape, soaks the wart, files it with an emery board or pumice stone, then reapplies a new tape 12 hours later and repeats the process for up to 2 months. The duct tape may cause some minor skin irritation,
but it can be quite effective as it actually smothers the wart right down to the root. Probably won’t be able to use it for genital warts, but works well for plantar warts on the sole of the foot and on hand warts etc.

Topical retinoid: These are drugs used to treat acne such as Accutane. They can also be used to treat warts.

Tretinoin (Vitamin A acid) can be used in a cream solution applied 1-2 times a day. Small type warts may respond with this type, but success rate is not very high and there may be some irritation to the skin from the formula.

Topical cytotoxic agents: 5-fluorouracil, podophyllin and podofilox fall into this category. They kill skin cells.

Conydline has been used quite well for genital warts and it comes with a good handout from the manufacturer.

Surgical: First the skin is anaesthetized, then the wart is cut out. This is painful and will leave a scar. It is best reserved for only 1-2 warts. If any part of the wart is left behind, the surgery won’t be successful.

Intra-lesional bieomyclin: a cytotoxic anticancer drug such as bieomycin is injected superficially into the wart.

Electrodessication: Burn the wart with an electric current after first injecting them with a local anesthetic. High rate of scarring but this is useful in treating genital warts. The burned warts are either left to fall of or scraped off.

Laser therapy: A focused monochromatic beam of light is used to vaporise the warts. Usually a CO2 laser is used after local anaesthetic is given. High risk of scarring and not guaranteed to be any more effective than other treatments.

Immune Therapy:
(a) Topical allergen applied to the skin which causes an allergic contact reaction at the site of the wart. Used are diphenylcycloproprenone, Squaric acid dibutyl ester, or Dinitrochlorobenzene. Medical literature boast 85-90% success. Most common is the Diphenylcycloproprenone (DPCP) ointment.
(b) Topical Imiquimod (Aldara) is an cream immune response modifier. It stimulates the body’s own natural wart fighting immune system messengers called cytokines. It is approved for genital warts but can be used on other warts as well. It is used 5-7 times a week at bedtime and then covered with waterproof or duct tape to help it penetrate more effectively. It can be combined with salicylic acid preparation. It appears to be the Medical Doctor’s second most successful treatment.
(c) Yeast proteins: Injection of small amounts of non-living yeast proteins into the wart causes the body to send immune cells to destroy the yeast protein and in the process destroy the virus too.
Candida antigen injection: Candida antigen is part of a common yeast organism (most common one is Candida albicans). The Candida antigen is used for common warts and medical literature boasts of a 70-75% success rate. Side effects are flu like symptoms. This cannot be undertaken if pregnant, infected with HIV, if you have had an organ transplant, immunosuppression or generalized dermatitis.
The injections are painful and several are needed over a period of time.
(d) Systemic medications: Cimetidine (Tagamet) are taken by mouth with the aim of stimulating the body’s immune system to eliminate the wart virus. It does appear to help some people and may be worth trying.

Folk Remedies:
(a) Tape an aspirin to the wart. The aspirin will literally eat the wart out. Do for 9 days. Aspirin actually burns the wart out.
(b) Use bloodroot salve on the area, held with a bandage. Change daily for 3 days. In 10 days the wart will fall out. This can be painful as it eats out the bad tissue.
(c) Tape the inside of a banana skin to the wart. Some say this works within a couple of days, some say it takes a month or more. Some just have tried to rub the inside of the banana on the wart each day.
(d) Some have used tea tree oil on the wart daily over a period of months with success.
(e) Some have dabbed on food grade hydrogen peroxide twice a day over a period of months with success.
(f) Also treat yourself for Candida, and Parasite infection.
(e) Use Castor Oil topically on the wart each day, cover with a bandage.
(f) Smother the wart with bandage that doesn’t breath (or use duck tape). This works well with plantar’s warts. It may take a while for it to die. Another is to paint the wart with clear nailpolish, making sure it never cracks open allowing air to the wart. Elmer’s Glue has also been used to smother the wart successfully. Another person successfully used thick vaseline daily which works well on the face and parts that don’t get touched. Smothering can take up to 3 months but often works much faster.
(g) Crush a garlic clove, place directly on wart, cover with bandage for 24 hr. Blisters will form and warts will fall off in about a week.
(h) Mix salt with iodine, apply for 10 days.
(i) Herbs might work. Aside from bloodroot, breaking off the dandelion stem and putting the milk from the stem on the wart several times a day can cause the wart to shrivel and die within a week or so.
(j) Put moist table salt on the wart, cover it with a bandaid. This will take a month to work.
(k) Grapefruit seed extract might work for you. Put a little drop on the wart. It will get red and usually fall off.
(l) A compound of chalk and olive oil or castor oil work. Some just use castor oil each day and get results.
(m) Finally one person told us to rub your first morning saliva on the wart each day, you can rub it back and forth with your teeth, making sure the saliva gets right into the wart.

Homeopathic Remedies:
* Thuja is often used for warts. It is most successful in children but some adults have also used it successfully.
* Causticum is another homeopathic often used successfully.
* There is a program we use at our clinic for treatment of genital warts to help them to not come back again. The treatment takes about a year, and has been quite successful.

Now for reality. We have said that there is an immune problem with warts. You can take preparations and kill them, cut them, smother them and do whatever is needed to destroy them – but don’t forget the messenger just delivered you a message: your immune system is not up to scratch. Take the time to rebuild the body’s cellular defenses with good diet and vitamin/mineral supplements. Avoid all denatured foods and chemicals.
Have yourself tested for deficiencies, toxins, food sensitivities, weaknesses and take the time to correct the underlying cause.

Here’s a list of nutrients that can help:

50 mg B complex 3 times daily for cell multiplication
4000-10000 mg Vit. C as an antiviral
L-Cysteine (amino acid) as sulfur source
100,000 IU Vit. A (beta carotene) for 1 month, then decrease to 50,000 IU for 1 month and then to 25,000 IU.
Normalizes skin and epithelial membranes
400-800 IU Vit. E. Can also apply locally to common warts.
50-80 mg Zinc to increase immune
Multiple vit/min.
2 caps acidolphilus/probiotics in the morning and again in the evening for 3-6 months
Swedish Bitters was used by Maria Treben with success. Take with each meal to help the digestion.

Eliminate sugar, refined carbos, red meats and processed foods from the diet.
Avoid foods laced with chemicals.

The skin is very much connected with the kidneys, so make sure the kidneys are working well. Warts are an indication something is out of balance so cleanse the body’s organs and eat a healthy diet, adding supplements for any deficiencies. Do a parasite cleanse as well as a fungal cleanse to give the body more ability to defend
itself.

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ULCERS

DONNA RAE
NATURAL HEALING CLINIC
(403) 526-5700

The following has been extracted from our clinical wholistic library for educational purposes.

ULCERS

STOMACH ULCERS: Duodenal and Gastric
It is the breakdown in the integrity of the lining of our gastro system that causes most ulcers. This is a major problem in North America.

Dr. Michael T. Murray advises that the two highest used drugs for acidity and ulcers is Tagamet and Zantac. They have a combined sale of over 4 billion dollars worldwide. These drugs work very well, but the relapse rate is 92% because the drugs have failed to fix the underlying problem.
Calcium carbonate antacids as in Tums or Alka-2, produce a ‘rebound’ effect on the gastric acid secretion and may cause kidney stones. The sodium bicarbonate antacids of Rolaids, Alka-Seltzer, BromoSeltzer etc. tend to cause systemic alkalosis and interfere with heart and kidney function. Most often used are aluminum-magnesium compounds of Maalox, Mylanta, D-Gel etc. which may cause calcium and phosphorus depletion as well as possible aluminum toxicity or accumulation of aluminum in the brain.

DIET:
High in fibre
Avoid: smoking, alcohol, coffee, salt, aspirin, spicy foods, cow’s milk. Absolutely no coffee (not even decaf), black tea, liquor, tobacco, soft drinks
Include in diet: Avocados, millet, rice, bananas, potatoes, squash, yams, broccoli, carrots, raw goat’s milk, yogurt, cottage cheese
If bleeding ulcers you may have to resort to baby foods
Eat small frequent meals

DAILY SPECIFIC SUPPLEMENTS (in addition to regular good nutritional supplementation):
25,000 IU Vitamin A (inhibits formation of stress ulcers, helps maintain integrity of mucosa)
400 IU Vitamin E (inhibits formation of stress ulcers, helps maintain integrity of mucosa)
1000 mg Vit. C (for tissue repair, antibacterial, antiviral)
500 mg Bioflavonoids (reduces production of histamine which can form ulcers)
25 mg Zinc (increases mucin production, protects against ulcer formation)
Evening Primrose Oil or Flax Seed Oil

BOTANNICAL:
Cabbage juice: 1 litre per day in divided doses for peptic ulcers. Cabbage juice increases the amount of protective substances that line the intestine.
Fresh Potato juice mixed with 1/2 water
Aloe Vera Juice and Papaya juice together
1 tsp cayenne 3 times a day in caps or in water.
De-glycyrrhizinated licorice (2-4 380 mg tablets between or 20 minutes before meals. Dosage should be continued for 8-16 weeks depending on response. Instead of blocking stomach acid, deglycyrrhizinated licorice stimulates the body’s natural defense mechanisms that protect agaisnt ulcer formation.
Slippery Elm lozenges soothe the lining of the gastro tract. Marshmallow root is similar but more available on the market.
Aloe Vera juice or gel
Royal Jelly
Manuka honey – 1 teaspoon twice daily kills H pylori bacteria in the stomach that can lead to ulcers
Combining 1/2 payaya juice and 1/2 aloe vera
Other herbs: essiac combination, slippery elm, comfrey, camomile, fennel
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OTHER:
Identify and eliminate or reduce all factors implicated in the development of peptic ulcers: food allergies, cigarette smoking, street drugs esp. aspirin and non-steroidal analgesics, other prescription drugs are often at the bottom of the problem.

Incorporate effective stress reduction plan, once done, supplement diet with those nutrients that heal and prevent ulcer recurrences (Vit. A, E and Zinc)
Must have creative outlet: dancing, painting, writing

WARNINGS:
Aspirin is a gastric irritant, damaging the lining of the stomach. Worsened with smoking.
Antacids should not be used for peptic ulcers. The calcium carbonate antacids (tums, Alka-2 etc) produce a rebound effect on gastric acid secretion, may cause kidney stones. Sodium bicarbonate antacids (Rolaids, AlkaSeltzer, Bromoseltzer) have a tendency to induce systemic alkalosis and interfere with heart and kidney function.
Antacids that are aluminum-magnesium compounds (Maalox, Mylanta, Digel) may cause calcium and phophorus depletion as well as possibly causing aluminum toxicity or accumulation of aluminum in the brain.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used for arthritis and other types of inflammation have been implicated as potential sources of severe stomach problems.

HERBAL FORMULAS:
Robert’s formula: dosage would be 1/4 to 1/2 tsp or 1-2 capsules between meals 3 times per day: Equal amounts of:
American cranesbill (Geranium maculatum)
Cabbage (Brassica oleracea)
Marsh mallow (Althaea officinialis)
Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva)
Okra (hibiscus esculentus)
Echinacea angustifolia
Goldenseal (hydrastis canadensis)

Ulcers on any part:
4 oz burdock root
1 pint comfrey mucilage
Boil comfrey root briskly for 15 minutes; strain and return liquid to clean vessel, reduce to 1 pint; when cool add the comfrey mucilage, shake well together until mixed, sweeten with honey, keep in a cool place. Dosage is 1 wineglassful – 1/2 teacupful 3-4 times daily. Apply saturated on lint or cotton, keep moist and change often (do not allow to dry before removing).
This remedy has also cured many cancers, bad cases of syphilis, and skin diseases.

Ulcerations (stomach, intestines, bladder, genito-urinary organs, mucous membranes) – gleet, gonorrhea, gastric and chronic catarrh, purulent ophthalmia:
2 oz cranesbill root cut
4 oz goldenseal root
4 oz echinacea root cut
8 oz glycerine
Soak herbs for 6 hrs in 3 qt distilled water, bring to boil, simmer 30 minutes. Strain, return liquid to cleansed vessel and reduce by simmering to 1 1/2 pints. Let stand till cool, add glycerine (1/2 pint), shake and mix well together, bottle and keep in a cool place. Dosage: 1 tsp – 1 dessertspoonful in water 3-4 times daily.
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Skin Ulcers

Use decoction of oak/white oak/white oak bark as a wash and bathe 3-4 times daily (dilute for open sores); also a fomentation may be wrapped around the affected part and covered well with flannel.
Encourage the ulcer to drain, pull out that stuff by using a cabbage or potato poultice or a clay pack.

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HEADACHES

NATURAL HEALING CLINIC
470 8th St. SE, Medicine Hat (403) 526-5700

HEADACHES

First, try and determine what is the cause of the headache. Here are the main causes:
* constipation * food sensitivity
* eye strain * emotional stress
* reaction to drug * recent accident
* misalignment of neck, spine or cranial bones * poor circulation to head
* too much exposure to sun * reading too much
* driving car too long * low blood sugar
* high blood pressure * alcohol consumption affecting
* haven’t had a coffee or caffeine hit in a while * virus affecting
* breathing in toxic fumes * toxic colon (lack of proper bowel movements)
* food sensitivities bothering * sinus congestion

Some Hints as to the cause of your headache:
Where:
* if the headache is at the lower back of the head, it is usually a misalignment of the neck. See a chiropractor for an adjustment.
* if you the pain is behind the right ear, suspect gallbladder problem
* if headache is behind the eyes, suspect pituitary gland, or eye strain.
* if headache is in forehead, neck or back of head, suspect tension is cause (tension headaches last 2-6 hr and usually have consistent tightening around head, sometimes in neck and shoulders). Can use peppermint oil on temples, do what will relax you.
* if headache is only on one side of the head, suspect it is a migraine (migraines last up to 3 days, usually indicated by throbbing). Migraines are usually irritated by light noise, nausea. Sometimes massaging temples helps, taking extra magnesium or valerian root tea.
* if the the pain is on the front of the face, suspect kidney/bladder problem
* if the headache affects one-half of the head: try taking manganese, pituitary concentrate, B Complex, trace minerals and chlorophyll
* if headache is in and behind one eye or the side of the face, intense like a hot poker, consider it may be a cluster headache, and these often are very painful, may be season or occurring night after night (cluster headaches last 30-60 minutes). Avoid alcohol, look for triggers.
* if you the pain is on top of the head or you feel like the head is going to explode, suspect a food allergy, suspect one or more of the five foods you crave the most.
* if the pain is on the right side of the face, suspect the stomach as the culprit (digestive)
* if the pain is in the lower back of the head, it may be a lack of potassium
* if feeling queasy, headache is over eyes, cleanse liver and gallbladder
* headacahe pain in back of head when you wake up may be due to high blood pressure
* headache pain at top or sides of head: this is the liver-gall meridian and may have something to do with those organs
* headache with stiff neck and fever – get checked out by medical establishment for meningitis
When:
* if the headache occurs upon arising, then wears off during the day, suspect hypothyroid (low functioning thyroid)
* if headache occurs more in the afternoons, it could be reaction to foods eaten at lunch, or reaction to drug medication. Calcium could also be a factor.
* if you get headaches 3 hr after eating, suspect hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
* if the headache is in the evenings, it may be parasites, but get checked for tumors
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Other:
* if you have skipped a meal, it is a good chance it may be low blood sugar causing the headache.
* a dull type headache may be due to lack of iodine – take 2-3 caps of dulse or kelp every morning
* if you are dizzy as well, it may be low blood sugar, or circulation to the brain or you may have had a recent accident
* if feeling “puffy”, headache could be caused from water retention
* Hormonal changes such as menstruation, ovulation or birth control pills have also been known to cause headaches.
* Often the trouble is candida albicans. Try a yeast free diet for several months and take a fungal cleanse.
* If you have a constrictive/vice like headache, try using niacin or gingko biloba or blessed thistle to dilate blood vessels. You will respond well to warm or hot cloths on the face and head that encourage blood into the area to counteract the constrictive nature of the headache.
* If you have a dilating headache (feels like head is exploding), you will want to use herbs that help to constrict such as St. John’s Wort, or feverfew. If you use feverfew you need to take it every day, always. You will respond nicely to cool cloths on the head and face that help constrict the flow of blood to counteract the dilating action.
* if headache is sudden, agonizing: get checked for bleeding/hemorrhaging in the brain.

HELPERS:
Even a 1/2 glass of wine can give a headache if the body is imbalanced. Sugar products are often another culprit
Most headaches will clear up if you cleanse the bowels and eat a mono diet for several days of very plain whole type foods like salad, fruit and brown rice.
If you suspect food allergies, eat brown rice for a few days or do juice fasting, then add foods back on to the diet slowly, one at a time to determine the offender. The most common food sensitivities are: chocolate, cheese, cured meats, sugar, food dyes, milk.
Get lots of fresh air and drink lots of pure water.
Many headaches have been completely stopped by taking an enema, cleansing the bowel of the toxification.
Many people are sensitive to weather changes and barometric pressure changes.
If headaches are severe, it often indicates excess type conditions. If headache is dull/annoying, it often indicates a deficiency.

Herbal Help:
If vaso constricting (head in vice), use vaso dilators: Gingko, Periwinkle, Blessed thistle. Warm cloths. Try a Marjoram essential oil compress.
If vaso dilating (head exploding), use vaso constricting: Feverfew, St. John’s Wort. Do not use gingko!.

Cool cloths.

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