Friday, September 26, 2014

A way to make Mixtures (from the Bach Theory)

One of the best things I've read about Bach's work (and Homedes, who's the real deal - the best I've ever read for treating animals) is how to make mixtures.

I'm not sure if I've got it right yet, but there seems to be a way to make mixtures work. It is by using a remedy from the highest group to help the body absorb the information - in Bach Flower Remedies that is Chestnut Bud or White Chestnut from the Hippocastanaceae. This is a group that is the highest in the 38 remedies and the 'learning' remedy.

The equivalent in Homeopathy seems to be from the Umbelliferae - Hydrocotyle, etc. It is famous in Asia as a remedy that works on the Pineal Gland and the Crown Chakra. That's why even when they're dying they draw Hydrocotyle or Brahmi. I haven't used the others much, but Eryngium, Phelland. and Onanthe Croc seem to have a similar effect. I'm not sure about Conium, but it too seems to do something for the crown that controls the whole body below it (you know, the death of Socrates, etc.).

Homedes said that Bach wrote that no more than 7 remedies together to combine the energy 'information' the body and aura has to absorb, and to make Chestnut Bud one of those. Walnut of Juglandaceae also seems to have a similar effect, being for 'adaptation'. I would predict that Crab Apple, Wild Rose, Cherry Plum and Agrimony of Rosaceae have the same effect of unifying energies for animal use. Elm of Ulmaceae is also a very highly developed plant and might have the same properties. That's 8 out of 38 and Bach must have figured one of them will show up in every set of 7 making it safely drawn.

The other thing that I appreciate about Bach is how he limited the making of the remedy to just the flowers. Homeopathy uses whole plants whenever possible, which probably puts too much energy 'information' together for our bodies to absorb. It would be worth seeing if someone will bring that up and try to limit the use to just leaves or flowers, fruits or roots. Maybe the remedies that work better are those where there are these limits.

More later. Off to heal some kittens.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Animal Trauma - What I learnt from Kitpit

If there's a trauma - spinal injury or a head injury in particular -
1. it will create necrosis within 21 days in the areas affected by the damaged nerves. From the first you must give remedies to prevent necrosis -- Clematis in Bach Remedies (fall, contusion, necrosis, paralysis; Aesculus, Camphor 3x-10m, Hydrocotyle and Cicuta (so far) in Homeopathy.
2. Other than the appearance of deep fistulae along the course of the nerve, there will be partial paralysis or stagnation of liquids in the body -- Give Vine, Chicory for accumulations, retained fluids in Bach remedies from the start; Berberis 3, Camphor 3 (the only ones that I tried which worked) in homeopathy. Low potencies for this fluid.
3. Treat exhaustion - Olive, Chestnut Bud made Kitpit return to consciousness for a short time in the end.
4. Treat the miasm after a shock - as if a hidden shadow disease has broken out at the point of trauma and ripples across the animal's future. Treat it as if it is suppressed measles, pox or polio. Trauma is fertile ground for all parasites but especially those in the central nervous system. (I haven't been too successful at this - when I am, I'll fill it in.)
5. Don't relax if the animal is walking around within a few days. Kitpit looked fine after 2 days and I thought she was fully recovered -- there's always a fallout, so prepare from the first for it.
6. Homedes says 6 doses a day for Bach, so I don't see why not for homeopathy. Just stick to the lowest potencies and it shouldn't be too much too soon for the animals. It will prevent death in the weaker animals.
7. Treat fear. Bach was best for the fear remedies - Star of Bethlehem first, Aspen next, Cherry Plum, Red Chestnut and Rock Rose after in Kitpit's case. Maybe that's the sequence of fears.
8. Treat shock.I hate that I didn't do this. Mataji Narayani's Shock 200 Pills was drawn continuously but I didn't understand why since she looked fine and didn't use it. The breakup contains Ignatia, Opium, Arnica, Passiflora - wonderful remedies to protect the spine. I gave Arnica and Ignatia to Stripes after her fall from the tree when she could barely walk and she didn't have any necrosis and walks perfectly today. Poor Kitpit.

Those are all my regrets and mistakes. I wish I could turn back time!

Kitpit died today, RIP

My  little angel Kitpit died today. She was walking around and eating though she was getting dehydrated. The area around her anus was perforated from the spinal injury fall-out. This scared me enough that I allowed myself to give in to the need to get an expert opinion as my mother said.

Big mistake. The vet visit (and anaesthesia with the rehydration, rectal exam, ivermectin and antibiotics) was so harmful to her that it catapulted her into a coma like state. She came out of it once last evening and ate some fish and drank some water, then subsided into it again till death.

Clematis given at her solar plexus and Chestnut Bud at the base of the brain brought her out for about 15 mins.

In the end I gave her Rock Rose (when her breathing had slowed to about 1 breath per 10 secs, around the time I try to euthanize the distemper puppies) and that was her last breath. I'm so grateful to Bach remedies for making the end so easy - I think I'll use it again.

Still, it took another 15 minutes after her breathing stopped for her urine to void - which was surprising to me. I was still giving her Reiki and carrying her body around wondering how I could have saved her (and I could have, if I'd only remembered the long-lasting effect of spinal injuries) when her body went cold and she finally voided. That was surprising to me. It means that muscular control doesn't go at the point of stopping respiration. The body probably continues to use Chi for a while longer to stay alive, until it runs out of it.