The Genetic Miasm Tuberculinum

 

“Cough, hack, wheeze, cough …”  It can start like this, or with a sore throat, or with a sniffling nose.  No, it doesn’t show up in July, it comes right around December 21st just when your buying your free range turkey for the holidays.  The telltale sign that Tuberculinum has you, or your family, in it’s grips with it’s gripe is that the fever will be high at about 103.8, with a sudden onset.  It may be accompanied by sore throat, shivering, persistent headache deep in the forehead, yellow/green mucus from the nose, dizziness and significant constipation.  The ears may be ringing with tinnitis and the pain will be acute with a sticking pain that radiates right down into the teeth.

Dr. John Henry Clarke, M.D. described the bronchial symptoms in depth as:

Chest. Sensation of pressure in chest.?Heat in chest (M).?Sticking pain in chest, esp. at the apex of l. lung.?Sensation of constriction in the præcordial region.?Pains in both sides of chest going to back.?Pains in l. side.?Sticking in side.?Nightly pains on chest.?Sticking pains: in lungs; in l. side, pains between scapulæ.?Aching in side in night.?Sticking pain in chest, on r. and l. side.?Sticking pain in l. side in morning and afternoon.?Sticking pain in lungs when laughing.?Pain in axilla, esp. when elevating arm.?Sticking pain: in lungs with cough and palpitation.?Pressure in chest, sticking pain an both sides of chest, in back.?Palpitation, caused by deep inspirations, aching in back with pains under ribs.?Pains in subclavicular region with cough.?Sticking pain in l. lung.?Pain from clavicles to throat.?Pain in apex pulmonis radiating to axilla and arm.?Sticking pain in chest and in back, < from every movement.?Pain in l. lung to axilla.?Pain on l. side going to back.?Pain in l. apex and in region of the spleen.?Severe pain in back, in axilla and arms.?Pains in l. side, must take deep inspiration.?Bronchitic sounds in both lungs (W C).?Dulness r, apex (L B).

As you can see a lot of bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma can be wrongly diagnosed, prescribed antibiotics, just to come back the following year with a more virulent expression.  Tuberculinum must be cured on the sound basis of natural law to be eradicated outright.  My daughter’s riding coach used to suffer annually in precisely this way until we addressed it once and for all by using Heilkunst principles.

It is interesting to note that the patient always feels better up in the mountains in a pine or cedar forest as this helps to clear their lungs so that they can breath more easily.  If you lived a few hundred years ago, when Tuberculosis was an even more prevalent infectious disease, you might be sent to a sanatorium up in the mountains in Europe in order to recuperate.

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There is also another aspect to this Genetic Miasmic disease that produces chronic constant symptoms and that is “the state of mind.”  They will be the type of person who is yearning; yearning to travel, yearning to fall in love, yearning for fulfilment in some way or another.  The movie “Amelie” is a great rendering of a Tubercular state of mind.  Also, your child may exhibit unusual bouts of rage, vindictiveness, and belligerence towards yourself and others while in a Tuberculinum state.  In our Materia Medica, it is written that the child may break the mother’s favourite vase or other article of value right in front of her out of defiance.

ADHD-like symptoms are also frequently anchored to Tuberculinum.  They can’t keep their mind on one subject for more than a few moments.  They will drive their parents and educators crazy as they’re seemingly ill focussed in every sense imaginable, sabotaging every effort at a defined trajectory.

When Jeff Korentayer was speaking to his patients this week about some of the historical aspects regarding Tuberculinum  he brought up the point the this disease was often referred to as “consumption” a couple hundred years ago. Interesting as the state of mind of the Tub. sufferer will often over consume, yearning for another gadget, article of clothing, cell phone or car.  They’ve let go more of their spiritual nature and replaced it with many golden calves termed consumptive consumerism.

Of even further interest, Jeff describes how Tuberculinum was the prevalent disease at the turn of the 19th century when the industrial age set in.  Think of London and all the coal burning, smog and fog.  It was hard to breath, folks had a lot of lung-related afflictions.  Also, moving into the city meant a profound separation, a definite cutting off from nature with a deep longing for open vistas and fresh air.  This was also the dawn of the romantic period when humanity was longing to connect to her inner nature through art, poetry and romantic science.

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This also happens to be the time when Dr. Samuel Hahnemann discovered the principles of Heilkunst, researching and writing about this romantic science in his groundbreaking book the “Organon Der Heilkunst” which literally means the “The Whole Medical Art.”  In there he describes the physicians highest and only calling and the true participation of the nature of the patient, the state of mind in illness, true participatory discernment and the eradication of disease.  He also defined the qualities for health as not only the eradication of symptoms, but that the healthy individual will avail themselves of their spiritual life’s purpose when whole and hale.  Hahnemann moved countless times with his many children, sometimes more than once in a year which leads us to believe he might have nimageseeded the nosode himself.

In the clinical portion of my studies back in 2003, my mentor, Patty Smith told a story of serving patients in the States who also moved annually.  It was a real bone of contention with their children.  After giving them the Tubercular nosode, they never moved again, finally feeling satisfaction with their current domain and geography.

I also served a woman years ago in 2004 for chronic headaches.  As per usual, we went through her sequential timeline and then started hitting each of her Genetic Miasms.  When we hit Tub., her headaches completely dissipated.  However, the other surprising part was that she also suddenly quit her very successful job as a head hunter, went to Paris, France and attended Cordon Bleu Chef School.  She came back home to open her own cooking school.  She’s felt utterly fulfilled in her work every since.

My hope is that we’ve depicted more clearly for you the symptoms and state of mind for Tuberculinum. Here are two other Blogs on the same if your interest is piqued:

A Different Kind of Love Story by Jeff Korentayer

Heilkunst Diagnosing; Where’s That Bloody Off-Switch? by Allyson McQuinn

 

The Physician’s Home Pharmacy

Over the time that you’re in Heilkunst Treatment, you’ll no doubt hear me speak of one healative natural remedy or another when acute issues flare up.  I decided to go through my home pharmacy and itemize all of its content for you so that you can ascertain what might be of benefit to you and your family.

As you no doubt know, these supplements aren’t going to cure your chronic illnesses, but will help to support your healing power while you’re en route to a deeper cure through your Heilkunst treatment.

While I’ve included images of the types of products we use in our own home, it is only a suggestion, as your local health food store may carry different brands.  The principle behind the supplement is more important than the brand that you use.  For a more comprehensive First Aid Homeopathy course, see our Webinar here.

  • Solé Brine –  is a miracle remedy derived from Himalayan Rock Salt that you prepare yourself.  Taken internally, it washes away infectious matter, keeps the body’s pH level at a healthy alkaline, and if bathed in, can eradicate skin issues.  See more details here.  

 

  • Vitamin D3 Liquid Drops – If you can sunbathe for 20 minutes per day year round, chances are you won’t need a Vitamin D supplement.  However, for us, the winter months in Canada are dark and we need about 2,000 I/U a day to get our Vitamin D, in order to keep our immune function high and maintain healthy bones and teeth.

  • Vitamin C – helps regenerate healthy tissues and is high in antioxidants for promoting optimum immune function, prenatal, cardio, skin and ocular health.  Every morning, our smoothies contain a teaspoon of Vitamin C powder.

  • Kindervital:  This is an awesome supplement that I suggest for both children and the elderly.  Due to the fact that it comes in a liquid, it is naturally more easily absorbed into the system promoting health in those that may have a greater challenge deriving it from whole, raw organic foods.  

  • Homeopathic Tissue Salts – Schusseler’s Cell Salts are a homeopathic mineral supplement, in low dose, that helps to build healthy bones and tissues in children.  They can help with teething simply by the breast-feeding mom taking them or dissolving one in water, or crushing one tablet into whatever your child is eating.

  • Probiotics – are stellar at keeping the gut flora at a healthy level in order to be able to fight off any flu bug or infection that may seek you out as a host.  If I’ve eaten or drank something that doesn’t wholly agree with me, I’ll double up on my probiotic intake for that day and I feel much better knowing that I can combat any adversary that tries to take up residence in my gut.

 

  • Iodine – The body no longer produces its own iodine, but it still requires it for healthy thyroid function.  Foods like dried seaweed and fish and seafood, particularly cod, contain high amounts of iodine and will help with fatigue and when weight loss is difficult.  To ascertain if your iodine level is sufficient or not, paint a 1 inch patch on the inside of your arm before bed with external use iodine.  If the patch is totally gone by morning, you may need to supplement with Lugol’s to bring your levels up to their normal function.  Ask your Heilkunst Practitioner more about this at your next session. Also, selenium is a necessary co-factor to assimilate iodine, which you can get from a couple of Brazil nuts daily.

 

  • Zinc – is vital for healthy vision, hair, nails, skin, smell, appetite, healthy enzymatic activity and immune function.   Zinc is the “happy” element that helps to calm and promote healthy levels of serotonin that keeps you feeling youthful.  Zinc promotes wound healing, protein synthesis, blood sugar control, weight loss and protection against yeast infections.  It also promotes mental alertness as well as sleep.  Zinc is not stored by the body and is depleted by alcohol, sugar consumption or sweating with working out.   You can easily test for zinc shortage by taking “The Zinc Challenge;” if the liquid tastes like water, you need zinc, if it tastes awful/medicinal, your levels are fine.  Supplementation should be considered with no taste or somewhere in between.

  • Fermented Foods – Personally, I’m crazy about fermented foods, thinking of them as regular supplements and pure pleasure.  I make our own raw goat’s milk kefir that goes into our shakes every day.  I also make Kombucha which is fermented black tea and raw cane sugar, which get’s completely consumed by the resident “Scoby”,  rendering a fizzy probiotic drink that easily replaces soda pop any day.  I also make kosher salt fermented dill pickles which we all love.  All raw fermented foods are considered “super-foods”,  supplying high levels of orgone energy (the stuff of life), cultured nutrition and gut healthy flora.

 

  • Coconut Oil – The health benefits of coconut oil include stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, diabetes, HIV, cancer, dental care, and bone strength due to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.

 

  • Calendula Cream with Neem – Calendula is a homeopathic remedy derived from pot marigold (calendula officinalis) and is a premier healative for cuts, diaper rashes and eczema.  Neem is derived from the crushed seed of the Neem Tree and is high in Vitamin E and is also anti-microbial to promote healing.  Rhus tox. derived from Poison Oak is also the homeopathic remedy we use for rashes or eczema where there is much itching.

 

  • Aloe Plant – I have a couple of aloe plants in my kitchen window in case of burns or scalds.  Cantharis is also the homeopathic remedy for burns.

 

  • Nin Jiom Cough Syrup – On the rare occasion someone gets a cough or cold in our home, we’ve traditionally used Nin Jiom Cough Syrup and Ricola Natural Herb Cough Drops.  Eucalyptus essential oil (blended in a carrier oil) on the feet of your child can help,  as well as a vaporizer, with natural mint essential oil added near the steam vents, in their their room at night if the air if dry.

  • Essential Oils – I love my essential oils and while I have a whole shelf full of them, I’ll elucidate on a couple of my favorites here. I’ve already promoted the use of eucalyptus and mint when any one of us is suffering with cold-like symptoms, cough, or even just feeling kind of down that day.  I will put pure, natural mint oil in my water on my desk as it is a good pick-me up encouraging feelings of well-being in my clients.  I use lavender on my feet at night or on my pillow to help me transition easily into sleep. Rose is a great essential oil for anyone who is suffering a loss, sadness or disappointment.  Rubbed on the chest, it can do wonders.  Balsam is one of my personal favorites as it reminds me of camping in the forest with my Dad when I was a kid.  I find it so grounding, and calming and I will often rub it on my feet before settling into bed for the night. Keep in mind, most essential oils should be diluted into a carrier oil (olive oil is ideal) and not used full strength on the skin.

  • Bach Flower Remedy Kit (especially ‘Rescue Remedy’) – While we have access to hundreds of flower, tree, bush and sea essences world wide, ‘Rescue Remedy’ contains a few choice flower essences to help with shock or trauma in first aid situations by shifting the state of mind.

    • Impatiens: For those who act and think quickly, and have no patience for what they see as the slowness of others. They often prefer to work alone. Teaches empathy and understanding of and patience with others. We’ve found it very fast-acting in alleviating an impatient attitude and lowering stress.

    • Star of Bethlehem: For trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Teaches the ability to recover from traumas and to integrate them into the present life.

    • Cherry Plum: For those who fear losing control of their thoughts and actions and doing things they know are bad for them or which they consider wrong. Teaches trust in one’s spontaneous wisdom and the courage to follow one’s path.

    • Rock Rose: For situations in which one experiences panic or terror.

    • Clematis: For those who find their lives unhappy and withdraw into fantasy worlds. They are ungrounded and indifferent to the details of everyday life. Teaches one to establish a bridge between the physical world and the world of ideas; may foster great creativity. Is also used to bring clarity and alertness to the present moment.*

*Description and image source here: http://www.bachflower.com/rescue-remedy-information/

 

  • Arnica and/or Traumeel Cream – is a great salve to use on contusions or just sore, bruised, tired muscles, ligament, tendon or joint pain.  Because it contains Arnica, never use where there is open skin such as cuts or abrasions as it will cause it to fester. Calendula cream is more suited for that.

  • Homeopathic Remedies – While we have over 4,000 remedies at our disposal just because we’re in the biz., you would do well to either purchase a small kit from Helios as pictured below or start to accumulate some remedies as you go.

  • Arnica Montana for bruises

  • Rhus Tox for itchy, flaky rashes and joint pain

  • Ruta Grav. for tendon pain

  • Belladonna for high fevers with quick onset and sun burns

  • Calendula for cuts and abrasions

  • Aconitum for shock and thoughts that the patient may die

  • Apis for bee stings and swelling

  • Urtica Urens for stinging nettle-like rashes

  • Drosera, Spongia, Hepar Sulph and Rumex for coughs

  • Chamomilla for fussy babies who may be teething

  • Sol and Glonium for sunstroke

  • Bryonia and Natrum Mur. for headaches over the eyes

  • Homeoventalin for asthmatic symptoms

  • Tensor Supports:  We are a family of athletes.  My daughter rides horses competitively and my son is a Parkour aficionado.  We have tensor supports for wrist, knee, ankle, and neck just for intermediary support in the face of strains.

 

  • Experience Bowel Cleanser –  On occasion, it is prudent to cleanse the bowels with trusted herbal tinctures or to actually have a colonic with a trained professional, due to the fact that there can be 5-7 lbs of accumulated toxins in the colon that need to be cleansed from the body, especially if qualifying yourself for detox.  See here.

 

  • Clove Bud Oil – Over-the-counter teething gels are not FDA approved and can numb a baby’s gums and throat, potentially affecting breathing and swallowing.  Clove Bud Oil works just as well to numb the area.  See Mommypotamus’ full recipe here (do not use clove oil full strength on the gums).

 

 

Here’s the link to the book on Amazon that expands on these few remedies here:

 

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Solé Brine

 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

~ Mathew 5:13-16

 

Salt has always had a high value for our health and as a commodity.  In the ancient world Roman soldiers received their wages in salt.  The Greeks considered salt to be an essence of the Divine.  At one time Mosaic Law required that all offerings to God presented by the Israelites contain some form of salt (Lev.2:13).  When Jesus spoke to his disciples letting them know that they were “the salt of the earth,” they understood it to mean that they were very high in value.  While the universal importance of salt is now cloaked in hearsay and allopathic mystique, we know that individuals advised to go on a low sodium diet suffer greater risks of heart disease and diabetes.  All iodized salt should be banned outright as it is completely stripped of minerals and actually harmful to our health.  It is time to build the true value of salt back into our diets and here is the why and how of it!

 

Solé Brine (pronounced So-lay)

 

 

Did you know that most folks are deplete in minerals?  If you think of your bones, like the superstructure of a building with all the tissues, organs and skin draped over it, you want to make sure that this scaffolding is supporting you for about 100 years or so.  The reason we’re deplete is because most of us don’t drink water from brooks or streams that have picked up minerals on the way to your hand pump in the yard for almost 100 years.  The other reason is that our foods are also bereft of proper minerals required by our bodies, given that our soils are stripped.  Ross Bishop states, “A 1999 study from the University of Wisconsin found that three decades of the overuse of nitrogen in farming has destroyed the soil’s fertility, causing it to age the equivalent of 5,000 years in 30 … For the amount of manganese you used to get in 10 green beans you would have to eat 300. You have to eat 11 bowls of spinach to receive the same amount of copper that you used to get in one bowl. To receive the same amount of iron in one tomato prior to 1945, you would have to eat 1,938 tomatoes today. Carrots used to have 10,000 IU of beta-carotene, now they have less that 70. Wheat used to be 40% protein, whereas now it is less that 10%. It goes on. . .”  Even our bread is no longer stone ground, where minerals used to be baked right into whole grain goodness.

What is a modern person supposed to do?  Well, we can supplement 84 minerals from a whole super food from a place on earth that still does not have any recorded pollution of any kind.  Bio-available minerals from a Solé Brine solution derived from Himalayan salt is an ideal source, even showing the most amazing results in dark field microscopy.

 

Dark Field Microscope Analysis

 

In a dark field microscope analysis done on 3 groups of individuals in December 2002 and January 2003, it was observed that the solution created some amazing alterations to the blood as you can see below.  The simple test entailed taking a drop of blood from a person and analyzing it, then feeding a teaspoon of brine solution with a glass of water to this person, and 30 minutes later, repeating the blood test.

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The “before” pictures clearly show clumped blood, the “after” pictures show a more fluid blood, with more space between the blood cells, a healthier blood. (Source: http://www.breathofsalt.com/brine.htm)

Benefits of Drinking Brine

 

– The brine supplies the body with 84 minerals that the body can store and utilize over a period of up to 24 hours.

– It can raise the pH balance to a healthy alkaline level closer to an ideal 7.2.

– Solé can help to “sweep away” the sediment associated with arthritic deposits, kidney and gall stones.

–  When the body has its resources met, it is less likely to have negative cravings for harmful foods.

– It can help to cleanse tissues, muscular, organs and skin congestion.

Solé (So-lay) is named for the supersaturated solution of water and Himalayan crystal salt. It is made up of the primal properties of pure solar light energy of these pink rocks immersed in water.  In essence, a liquid materialization of captured sunlight!  “Sol,” from the Latin for sun, is literally fluid light energy captured in a mason jar for your ultimate benefit.  After 24 hours, the positive ions from the mineral rocks surround the negative ions of the molecules of water and then alternatively the negative ions of the salt surround the positive ions of the water molecules in a polaric dance, resulting in hydrolysis (a chemical reaction in which a compound reacts with water to produce other compounds).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This whole new chemical structure really isn’t salt or water anymore, creating a whole new vibration that our body wholly assimilates for its own use to heal inflammation, setting an example of primal whole health for our entire organism.  It’s like hitting a reset button! Our organism remembers the primordial nature of our fluid, light imbued creator in a teaspoon.  The vibratory frequency of the Solé reminds us how to structure our anatomy after a healthy bio-chemical model; a balanced and oscillating being in homeostasis respecting its inherent polarities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this reason, Solé brine is best taken on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning so that there are few other influences in the body.  Just one teaspoon of brine in pure water at this time will also promote regularity, as you may find yourself keen to eliminate stool within 30 minutes of taking your morning dose.  Some folks need to work up to the one teaspoon, even starting with a drop as the vibratory frequency is that powerful, especially in organisms that are more challenged with a greater need for healing.  Within minutes, the whole stomach and intestines are stimulated, affecting digestion and metabolism as conductivity is increased in the body, ultimately affecting circulation and eliminating excess toxicity and inappropriate mineralization in joints.  The salty brine allows your body’s currents to flow in freedom as intended.

 

Balance the Body’s pH Factor and Get Rid of Heavy Metals

 

 

 

The Neutralizing Effect of Salt

“The healing properties of salt are also known in allopathic medicine. The largest and oldest salt works in Europe occupies the royal salt mine of Wieliczka, Poland, just 7.5 miles outside of Krakow. Here, a hospital was carved out of the expansive salt mountain, seven hundred forty feet below the surface, specifically for asthmatics and patients with lung disease and allergies. Several thousand patients have been successfully treated in this hospital. The healing rate is astonishingly over 90%. Recognition of the healing effects of salt chambers has influenced the construction of a similar underground spa located in the salt mine of Berchtesgaden in Germany. The therapeutic benefits of long-term residency inside the healing salt chambers are allopathically acknowledged. The healing effects were originally thought to be related to the purity of the air within the mine’s chambers. However, if it was only a question of the purity of the air, why was the air in the cave so healthy, and the air above-surface so unhealthy? One cause has been determined. Our houses are charged with electromagnetic devices, such as TVs, stereos, computers, microwave ovens and the basic electric currents running through our walls. And, when not at home, we hold cell phones to our ears while driving in our cars and walking through our daily lives. This electro-smog causes an excess of positively charged ions that disturb the balance between the positively and negatively charged particles. Further, it creates an excess of positively charged, chemically unbound particles in the air. Only thirty seconds on a cell phone are enough to open up our blood-brain-barrier, a natural barrier that protects our brain from toxins, for eight hours. A Swedish study showed that ninety percent of the women who used a copper-T I.U.D. as their birth control method, while simultaneously using cell phones, developed uterine cancer; the cause being that the I.U.D. functioned as a transmitter and receiver of unnatural, dissonant vibrations.” (Source:http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/sea_salt.htm)

Not only is the brine helpful with the pH balance in the body and preventing most diseases such as Cancer, it is also a natural chelator, releasing harmful heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead and the calcified deposits contributing to arthritic complaints.   It will break down the molecular structure of any unwanted matter, just as it will remove hard calcium build up in cooking pots or a teapot.  The salt even creates a chemical reaction, replacing the bad with the good through a process of metabolising unwanted islets of cell organization in the body (as illustrated in the images above), helping to digest unwanted stored foods when you’re converting over to the foods that are right for your blood type.  The unwanted protein structures are eliminated through the the urogenital system.

 

The Healing Power of Brine

 

 

Every human organism is different and at varying levels of health.  When first engaging with a whole superfood such as Solé, you are taking into your body life energy that can have a powerful effect.  For those who are suffering more armoring and a more protracted state of disease, please be mindful by starting slowing with just a drop of brine in a cup of water and then working your way up to a teaspoon in a cup of water over a period of time. WARNING: While brine baths have a positive effect on many ailments, they are also demanding on your circulatory system. Please consider your age and your health. If you suffer from weak or poor heart circulation, are pregnant or have any health problems, always consult your health professional first.

The Recipe For Making Solé Brine Solution

 

 

We make ours in a small to medium mason jar with a plastic lid (the metal lid will rust over time).  Place 3-4 rock chunks (Health Food Stores can order in, or you can buy them right off of the internet) in the jar, and cover with pure spring water or properly filtered well water. Tap water with chlorine or fluoride is not recommended in any form.  To obtain a supersaturated solution, add enough salt that some of the solid chunk remains, unable to melt anymore.  At this point, you’ll know that the the liquid hasn’t any molecular capacity to absorb anymore of the salt within a 24 hour period.  Your brine is now ready.  Start with one drop in a cup of water first thing in the morning at least 15 minutes before you have breakfast.  As the salt diminishes, you can add more salt rock and top up with water.

 

Suggested Applications

 

Brushing Your Teeth:

Solé brine works wonders also balancing pH in your mouth, helping to attend to the cause of unwanted bacteria that contributes to canker sores, bad breath and bleeding gums.  Let us know, and we’ll go after the root issue with curative homeopathic medicine.

Sore Throat Gargle:

Place up to a teaspoon of the solution in a cup of water, as if you’re preparing your brine, and gargle until your throat feels better. Rinse and repeat about 3-4 times over the course of a day.

Sinus Bath In Your Neti Pot:

Sinus congestion can be helped immensely by running brine solution through them.  Just prepare the brine as you normally would to drink, fill your neti pot and run through your sinus cavities.

The Brine Bath:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I use a brine bath for any kind of skin affection, bug bites, joint or muscle pain.  I exercise about an hour six days a week and I use my baths to relax,  help strengthen my immune function and detoxify.  In order to maximize the effect of the therapeutic salt bath, you need to ensure you have the right concentration of salt to water in order to obtain the maximum osmotic exchange.  For about 100-200 litres (27-32 gallons), at least 1kg (2.2 lbs.) of natural salt is required.  Also, the bath’s temperature should be as close to 37 degrees (97 degrees Fahrenheit) as possible.  Plan to stay immersed in the bath for about 20-30 minutes.  During this time, the body will reach the same salt concentration both inside and out, a primal prenatal state liken to before birth.

This primordial ionic mineralization will stimulate natural cell growth in your living cell layers.  If you have any bio-energetic weak areas, the bath will help to balance the natural flow of energy, releasing the ill effects from any unnatural accumulation.  This is called homeostasis, which is the desired outcome.  Apparently, the detox bath can be compared to a 3 day fast, according to EMR Labs, LLC. (Source: http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/sea_salt.htm)

Due to the sodium chloride content, similar to a type of naturally safe chlorine, folks can use a hot-tub, pool, or even tub-bath that uses natural salt and be assured of it’s disinfecting properties.  EMR Labs, LLC recommends that detox brine baths are typically the most beneficial at the shift in moon phases, at the new moon, or at full moon, for optimal release of toxicity.

Brine Steam Inhalation for Asthma or Bronchitis:

Before Heilkunst Medicine, my son suffered repeated respiratory tract issues.  Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and ear infections plagued him during his young years.  During the winter months, when he was most affected, he was often seen kneeling on the floor in the kitchen over a hot pot of water with dissolved salt in it.  The solution requires about 10% salt per water volume and you can drape a cotton t-towel over the sufferers head for 10-30 minutes depending on the severity of the infection.  The longer period is required for the brine to capture and bind to the poisonous deposits in the lungs helping to produce a productive mucus that will be coughed to the surface to be excreted depending on the health of the individual.

Arthritis and Gout:

Treat the underlying cause using the principles of Heilkunst Medicine.  I wish I’d known this when I cared for an ailing uncle who had gout/diabetic feet with open sores, about 30 years ago.  Internally, follow the general directions above for ingesting Solé brine daily on an empty stomach.  Be sure to drink between 2-3 litres of water a day (2 to 3 quarts) over the course of the day to create a tide to wash away the mineralization and uric acid associated with arthritis and gout suffering.  You can also soak a cloth in pure brine solution (about 26%) and make a cold poultice, applying it to the infected areas.  It will sting, but it will work.  Wrap in a dry cloth to keep clean.

Osteoporosis:

Treat the underlying cause using the principles of Heilkunst Medicine.  Use the same general recipe above for Solé taking up to 1 tsp. in fresh spring water.  Be sure to drink 2-3 litres (2-3 quarts) of fresh spring water every day in order to create a tidal bore in the body, washing the inappropriate mineralized debris from the body.  You can also make a warm poultice with a concentration of the brine (at least 10%) and ½ oz of salt for every 4 oz of water.  As well, you can fill a cotton or linen bag with salt chunks and heat in the oven to 125-140 degrees F.  Remove the bag and apply it to your aching back, joints or bathe with them.  Water at body temperature (around 97 degrees F.) is perfect for this bath.

Open Wounds:

A poultice made of brine (brine poultice) – When dealing with a scrape or small open wound, dilute a ½ ounce of crystal salt into a ½ cup of water.  If you use too much salt, it will cause a disagreeable burning sensation.  Be sure to use only non-carbonated mineral water from a purified source to treat any open wounds.  Use a sterile gauze, soak it in the brine solution, squeeze some of the excess water from it and apply to the wound.  Wrap a dry cloth around while also taking some Calendula, either topically as a salve or orally homeopathically, and prepare to be amazed at the power of your healing.

De-tox, Flu and Fever Relief:

The idea behind these conditions is to promote sweating.

Dip a clean cotton shirt in a 3% brine solution – 2 Tbsp. (60 ml) of crystal salt diluted in 1 Quart (1 liter) of water. Soak the shirt thoroughly and put it on. Cover (wrap) yourself in a dry towel and lay in bed (covered with your blanket.) After about half an hour you will start sweating. You can support the effect by drinking a cup of Linden blossom tea. Stay in bed for 60 to 90 minutes. Take off your shirt and shower. Lie down for one hour to rest. This procedure is an excellent detoxification tool and activates the metabolism. The brine shirt shows excellent results with high temperature viral conditions. In such cases, it is better than the brine bath.”

Brine Soaked Socks – This procedure has a similar effect as the shirt but is especially helpful when you suffer from cold feet and gout. Soak a pair of clean cotton socks in a 3-5% brine solution – 2 to 4 Tbsp. of crystal salt diluted in 1 Quart of water. Wring the sock thoroughly and put them on. Wrap your feet in a dry towel. Leave it on for about one hour. Rest awhile after you remove the salty socks. (Source: http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/sea_salt.htm)

Psoriasis:

Be sure to cure the underlying cause using the principles of Heilkunst Medicine.  To promote healing, take the Solé brine daily as recommended above and also use the brine baths as illustrated above, unless you’re pregnant or have advanced circulation issues.

Herpes:

Use Heilkunst Medicine to cure the underlying cause of this persistent disease condition, as the pathic expression of the root cause will keep coming back until it is cured outright.  However, to support the healing/sustentive side, you can use a sitz bath with 26% brine solution in order to relieve pain from the genital blisters (or dip cotton swab in brine and apply it to affected area), in addition to ingesting the tsp. of brine in pure water daily.

 

Where does the Himalayan salt come from?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWAyA-69QqM

 

 

Homeopathic Mercury

This blog is part of a series; its original title was Homeopathic Mercury [Heilkunst Basics : University, 2nd Year (Mercurius)]

There are a number of therapeutic approaches in Heilkunst designed to address the problem of the false ego. Today’s exploration will be of the use of the homeopathic remedy mercurius in this capacity.

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known on the planet, and it is quite alarming to consider the implications for many people who have had it drilled into their oral cavity as part of their dental amalgams (fillings). It is the byproduct of many industrial processes, and is a common toxin found at measurable levels in our air, water, and food supply. It is a component of many common commercial products, including adhesives, antiseptics, batteries, commercial cereals, cosmetics, fabric softeners, paper products, and seafoods (especially tuna and swordfish), just to name a few.

Its toxic effects centre primarily in the brain and the nervous system, and produce many disease conditions related to the mental and emotional levels. Given our current discussion on the false ego, it makes sense that mercurius would be a remedy quite helpful in treatment, as the primary locus of the ontic organization is in the nervous system, and likewise, the false ego’s activity works at this same level. Mercury appears on the sixth row of the periodic table, which contains all the homeopathic remedies primarily concerned with the issue of autonomy.

Remember that the law of similars will generally work on the basis of such a match between a given disease process, and a toxin or poison which produces a similar effect. The negative influence which mercury has on the nervous system, including symptoms of twitches, or other more significant impairments to our basic co-ordination are also related to the fundamental negative blockage which the false ego creates in our system.

The mythological god, Mercury, ruled over commerce as well as thieves, which is a fascinating connection to think of in terms of our mediation on the function of the false ego, and how it works through the world on manipulative terms. Making “a deal with the devil” is something which the false ego, and not the true self, will engage in.

Mercurius is characteristically very elusive, and difficult to connect with in terms of a natural social relationship. At the extreme end of this would be the total withdrawal, and non-communication status of an autistic individual, who has often been very much affected by some form of mercury exposure.

In general, mercurius is a remedy used for a broad variety of issues related to the identity (as in true versus false), particularly where it is either weak or confused. There is a great deal of changeability or instability in this disease state, as would make sense in terms of the false ego which is always adapting opportunistically to its surrounding environment, rather than being guided more surely by an inner principle of self.

Emotionally, mercurius is highly sensitive, and will perceive slights or criticisms which may not exist in an objective sense. For this reason, amongst others, it is very difficult to form a true relationship with someone in a mercurius state, or at least one which goes past the outer surface.

Homeopathic Constitutional Types : Lachesis

The sixth and final phenotype I’m presenting is Lachesis, which is a remedy prepared from the venom of the Bushmaster snake of South America. If you can imagine the rapid physiological changes and emotional storm which occur after someone has been bitten by a poisonous snake, you’ll start to get a sense of the intensity of the characteristics of the person in this phenotype. Lachesis has a very highly charged energy which is seeking a discharge in one way or another.

They key emotional themes of this remedy include guilt, jealousy, and envy, which all contribute to its highly charged state. One of the most well known characteristics of Lachesis is an intense loquaciousness, which, at its worst, becomes an incoherent rambling from one unrelated topic to another, without any room for anyone else to get a word in edgewise into the ‘conversation’. There was a patient I once had, who I asked “so, what brings you here?” at the beginning of her first visit, and that was the last thing I said for the next 90 minutes! The good news was that I received an excellent account of her life history, and had all the information I needed to give the first set of remedies to her.

Taking up the image of the tongue of the Bushmaster snake, we can learn some of the key characteristics in the remedy. Not only do they use their speech as a means to try to discharge their own pent-up energy, but like the snake’s tongue, they can use their speech as a sudden attack, lashing out with cutting remarks. The Lachesis personality seems to have an instinct for sensing another’s weakness, and strikes out with intent to seriously wound. In fact, as the physical pathology of the remedy progresses, one of the characteristic symptoms is for the tongue to tremble when it is protruded.

 

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They can live in a state full of passionate jealousy, and will be a very intense force to be partnered with in a romantic relationship. On the flip side, there is sometimes a much more introverted presentation of this remedy, who is much more quiet, and dwelling in their own feelings of inferiority and lacking self-esteem. This is the polarity that makes up both sides of this remedy.

There are a number of characteristic symptoms at the physical level, including sore throats which have pain upon swallowing, as well as issues with the circulation. They will have the tendency to “sleep into an aggravation”, meaning that during the first part of the night, they can be suddenly awoken by an asthma attack, or from a nightmare. All forms of discharges give them tremendous relief, whether it is the excessive talkativeness I mentioned above, or a physical discharge such as the beginning of their menstrual flow. They will have a tendency to be afraid of or squeamish for snakes.

The Flu, Colds, Ears, Nose, Throat, Fever … Oh My!

 

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Well, it is that time of year again.  We are getting calls on our Clinic line for help with the flu, colds, ear infections, sinus infections, sore throats and fevers.  So let’s say you give us a call, worried about your aching bones, wondering whether you have a simple 24 hr. bug or something more serious.  What should you do?  Well, the answer to that question is different for everyone, but I’ll tell you what I do for myself and for my patients.

The first thing I do is relax, and take a quick scan of myself and my regimen, which incidentally, is the first jurisdiction of Heilkunst Medicine.  Do I need more fluids, what has my nutrition been like lately, did I get caught in a cold wind or draught?  This line of questioning may lead me to drink more pure water, do a mini-cleanse for a day on lemon juice, cayenne and maple syrup to purge the nastiness from my system, or give myself Aconitum for getting caught out in that wind or rain.

If my cold-like symptoms starts with a series of sneezes, I’ll generally start by taking 3-4 doses of vitamin C.  If my throat is sore a dose of zinc (I love the chewables) can work almost miraculously.  I also love peppermint or Eucalyptus Essential Oil on the bottom of my feet (the latter not recommended for babies) and I’ll heat the kettle, grate some fresh ginger, squeeze a lemon and add about a teaspoon of raw unpasteurized honey to my small 3 cup teapot.

If I pay close attention to my body’s signals, I can generally nip it in the bud with basic regimen to augment my already strengthened immune system. Here are some great ideas for immediate aid and also some preventative measures to institute to build a healthy immune function here.   I have saved myself from engendering a more complicated cold or flu with a simple hot bath with epsom salts and an early night on many occasions.  However, if these sustentive measures don’t resolve symptoms, and a fever or vomiting sets in, it may be time to look into medicine.

This is the second jurisdiction of Heilkunst medicine and it is when I hit the books.  We wrote a more comprehensive guide for our patients based on some of the suggestions above called The Natural Home Pharmacy and one very comprehensive piece for children called The Natural Home Pharmacy For Children.  These resources can be very helpful whether you’re trying to find one quick fix for your suffering or you’re wanting to study this art and science of homeopathic or Heilkunst (whole art of healing and curing) Medicine.

Using resources such as these, I will begin to narrow down the symptoms.  If it is a fever with intense heat, of the head and face, but the body is cold then I know that the homeopathic remedy is Arnica.  If the heat is intense, and the face and ear are bright red and the fever came on quickly around midnight, the remedy is Belladonna.  If the liver is enlarged with intermittent fever, then it needs Nitric Acid.  Generally, we’ll use a 200CH or a 1M.

Often we can discern the medicine that is right for us by piecing together, phenomenologically, what has been going on in our lives.  Anthroposophic and Orgonomic therapies are the third jurisdiction.  That big word starting with “A” in the last sentence literally means “the study of man”.  At Arcanum Wholistic Clinic we pride ourselves in being Sherlock Holmes and Watsons when it comes to identifying the cause of symptoms as expressions of a deeper disease process.  It is our ultimate responsibility to source out the aetiology or cause for the flu, cold, ear infection, sinus infection, sore throat and even fever.  Sometimes these issues are easily explained given the seasonal predisposition to the genetic miasm afoot.  As an example, Malaria lurks at the beginning of November throwing up symptoms that look very much like the flu accompanied by fever, aches, and delirium are all part of its tale of woe.

On occasion, the cold can be indicative of unexpressed grief, a sinus infection, too, can be telling of unexpressed need for additional support, and a sore throat can be just a front for something needing to be expressed, like a secret or some kind of resentment.  Sometimes even just voicing it to yourself can be enough to tip the scale of consciousness in your favour.  The reason we want to source out the cause is to lower the incidence of re-infection and to allow for the remedies to wholly complete their resolution for cure on your behalf.  Sometimes my stuck little state of mind will block the full resolution of the disease.

For example, a child with a Pulsatilla-like cold will have thick yellow mucus, be whiny and clingy and suffering some dizziness.  We can provide the correct remedy, a cool room (a patient in a Pulsatilla state will prefer cooler open air) for example, but if that child’s basic needs for affection are not being met on a daily basis, then the chances they will re-infect with the same symptoms or worse, start to develop others.  Also, if the patient has a sore throat, but has not been able to express that she desperately needs to tell her husband that she is no longer happy in the marriage, chances are the symptoms won’t be wholly eradicated until the environment is addressed and more conducive to her health and well-being.

The problem with symptoms is that you can run, but you can’t hide – and for the ultimate success of curative remediation, we need to be accurately hooked into to all three jurisdictions of Heilkunst medicine, as outlined above.  If we try to nail it just with medicine alone, it is a bit like a tricycle trying to operate effectively with only one wheel.  The back end will leave significant tracks in the dust and it will be tough to make it to your destination.  Believe me, I know.  I’ve tried it!

If you are looking for preventative treatment for any of these ills, this is the area we speicialize in – give us a call.  We have every medicine to prevent any flu either created in the past, present or future.  With bioenergetics, there are no limits to what we can effectively treat on the basis of law, like cures like.  Also, let us know if you would like us to come out to your home and teach a class on basic Homeopathic prescribing.  We can also do a tele-class via teleconferencing.  Jeff or I will gladly come out if you can gather 7 – 10 people together for a couple of hours and we’ll happily teach a course specifically on seasonal afflictions such as colds and flus in-person or remotely.