Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Rescue Equivalent in Homeopathy

I was curious about the closest equivalent in Homeopathy that we could make to the popular Rescue Remedy (from the remedies I have - I've deleted the remedies I don't have since I'm trying to cut down on my buying).

My findings validate a lot of what I've grown to love among the homeopathic remedies:
One combination would be Ranunculae (Aconite, Puls) + Rosaceae (Crategus)/Compositae (Arnica, Absinth)+ Ericaceae (Rhododendron) + Fagaceae (Kreosotum)/Coniferae (Thuja)/Liliaceae (Veratrum, Scilla). I've added Umbelliferae as a Rosace in the table, and there's no homeopathic equivalent of Impatiens though Ericaceae is closest to it.

All of these are plant groups that have been very powerful healers for homeopaths. No wonder Rescue has been one of the most successful remedies of all time.:)

I'm going to try this combo in various potencies, hopefully with some success. I've had a great deal of success with many in this individually, but think of how closely we can tailor this combination for disease! The greatest advantage seems to be in its capacity to cover the main chakras affected in trauma:

The Root/Crown connection in particular is so beautifully addressed by Cherry Plum and Rock Rose, in new and old plant families in the same chakra, so that it doesn't shock the system.

Clematis and Impatiens cover the Solar Plexus/Throat and Heart all at the upper chakra levels while only Star of Bethlehem goes lower.

Still, importantly and unusually, nothing is used to touch the areas violated by trauma - the usually torn solar plexus and the root chakras. This is peculiar, but makes sense: the upper chakras can heal these traumatized areas better than going directly to them and further disturbing their activity.

By controlling and stabilizing the waves of shock moving upward, you'll actually prevent the trauma from taking deeper hold on the living being, allowing the whole to heal it as a local event rather than a global one.

How very brilliant.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Weather system woes

Far from scattering and breaking down, the clouds have regathered and very close to Bangalore! It expanded a few hours ago giving me hope that it would scatter, but it's collected itself up again.

Hmmm. 3 - 5 days of rain, wetness and misery for my animals.:(

11:00 pm
Well, the storm died down by 11 pm and all the animals at home slept except for one kitten who sounds like a bad drainpipe - can't do much except distant reiki because she's too scared. And Ancient is a bit uncomfortable still, again can't do much for him until it all lets up. I've given him Rescue a couple of times but otherwise left him alone.

By 6 am the whole thing was moving into the Arabian Sea. Slowly.
Ok, here's it is gathering to move back in, but by midmorning it has moved out to the sea and northward on the land. I've renamed it "weather system woes" because it didn't develop into a true cyclone. It broke up too many times to gather that kind of force.

13/Nov: Here it is today at noon. Broken up and moving west and then north. For all the trouble it creates in the living beings' immune systems, it was relatively harmless - never reaching a true cyclone in either speeds (except in the tailwinds) or force.

This is the system that hovered around the Bay of Bengal for almost three days in it's move towards Burma, turned around and made landfall on our coast.

What is it that makes these so hard for the body to handle?
  1. First it must be the disruption of the body's ion balance - all clouds carry ions that draw an answering charge from the earth.
  2. The change in direction probably made it an electrical being as well - winds and their direction are just a representation of the earth's rotation (the winds north and south of India rotate anti-clockwise because of the earth's spin) and around us we've got a counter spin (clockwise) in the winds because the winds in the tropics are slower. So there's friction between these fronts at the latitude we're on, creating our storms.
  3. When the earth tilts, the problem seems to get exacerbated. So autumn and spring are two periods we have storms, the autumn ones being slightly worse.

Storm Cyclone: 7 Guidelines for Healing

The build-up was so rapid in the last 6 hours I saved the images of when the animals were at a peak of weakness, in terms of the moving swirl of air currents. This was 5 hours ago but the worst for the animals was when was when we were in the tail winds.
At this point the animals were just sleeping. Ancient was in a state of exhaustion, but not as bad as in the past. He ate a half a bun and slept. It was beginning to drizzle lightly.

This is just now, 7 am. The worst of the storm energy is dissipated. Kenchu is still itchy and a little restless, but the rest seem to be trying to get past it by curling up and sleeping. The cats are also calm.

The rapidity of the development and breakdown was a bit shocking to me - I've never really followed the weather with much interest over the last decade. I've tried various weather sites for temperature changes, barometric pressure, moisture and humidity, wind speeds, etc. But the weather sites are usually silly and inconsistent (can't blame them really - that's how the weather is:).

Even when I knew the animals were affected, I was more interested in learning about the remedies to use rather than the weather itself. I could get nothing as clear as these satellite pics to observe and learn from. Anyway, now I can share these ideas. It's all basically about depressing hot air.:)

Here's a wonderful mobile app "India Satellite Weather" that shares images from the same satellite. I found it last evening, much gratitude to Shahul3D for it.

 So I'm going to conclude that:
1. The body just prepares for storms and cyclones with inflammations and exhaustion.
2. The nervous system is the first to react - when the high winds begin thousands of miles away. At 700 miles or so, I begin to notice the animals are behaving differently. (A little late ...;) But there are visible behavioural changes ranging from excitation to deep depression in their mental state.
3. Then the mucus membranes show malfunction. This is the immune system cranking up. The eyes will be itchy and the mucus greenish and pus-like, sometimes caked solid in kittens and old dogs.
4. The first organ to react is the tonsils. The throat area takes up the task of defense usually with itching and a soreness for those with a diminished immunity. This is the point that dogs start hawking up mucus in little puddles and cats frothy hairballs. Below 700 miles though it goes on until the storm breaks.
5. The liver follows within 12 hours producing excess bile for some unknown reason - probably clearing the alimentary canal - (I puked up sweetish bile after a coffee and had a night of dysentry on Sunday for this Thursday storm!) when the storm is still around 700 miles away.
6. As the storm approaches, sometimes rapidly, the immune reactions can vary from earache and dizziness to headaches and sinus trouble; and total, uncontrollable skin itch to bedwetting; constipation, diarrhoea and dysentry; and epileptic fits in the body.Below 500 miles away. The tail winds cause this reaction.
7. Tat about 300 miles, the wind speeds pick up and drop lower to the surface, pressure and temperature change can be felt on the skin. This is the point when entire systems collapse. So the endocrine system pitches in last - gearing up to function as a whole during a time of crisis. (Epilepsy is a malfunctioning endocrine thing I think from the way it responds to Hydrocot. This is also the point at which the most idjut cats and dogs are mating, fighting and caterwauling in a last-minute attempt to leave genetic material behind. lol, I've seen humans sex-up just before storms in pubs and dancefloors as well, so idiot-behaviour is universal:).
When the storm is breaking within 50 miles and other animals are getting better, this is when the under-developed, unready animal dies.

So now I have the seven preparation stages which kill sick animals, but are actually protective to the microcosm as the macro environment changes catastrophically (potentially life-threatening). More to think through later - esp how to use remedies in coordination with this phenomenon.

[I've made my guides very happy by putting all this down - they've been after me to put it "out there" all week.:]

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Better but weaker building up to the cyclone

A possible cyclone in the Bay has been growing since yesterday and the animals are reacting.

But Ancient is not yowling in pain. The improvement with the combination (Echin 1m, Chel 3, Myristica 12, Kreos 12, Opium 30) seems to be a trade-off - he's weaker but avoiding the excitation of nerves which leads to exhaustion, organ failure and death. Maybe the improvement will continue if he survives past the cyclone. He eagerly licks up the remedy, even given in it's alcoholic purity, poor chappie.

If I can keep them all clear of the nervous excesses, the immune system should heal and *fingers crossed* lives saved through the effects of the worst of the weather conditions in a Bangalore street dog's life. And really, this isn't the worst - we're only in the tail of the whip-winds of the seastorm!

BUT, success is success: so far ... no epileptic fits, no yowls, no excitation, no death ... so GOOD!:D

(The problem with cyclones in this region is that they're anticlockwise. They drain the entire region of energy and pour it into the ocean.:)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Immunity for Animals from Storms, Cyclones

I'll start with the topic and then digress ... for a change!:)

Ancient is much better - not cured but able to stand up. The way to help animal through a cyclone or a storm, thunderstorm or severe weather condition that's driving it batty or into tragically weakened states of nervous, immunity-related collapse is to try the following mixtures keeping the moon cycle in mind:

New Moon to Full Moon: Gunpowder 3, Phos Acid 3, Ars Met 3, (Bismuth 30, Aur Met 200 not so freq.)
Full Moon to New Moon: Myristica 12, Chelidonium 3, Opium 30, Kreosotum 12, Echin 1m

The former helps the body flush out the pus or spent wbc from the wounds and heal them up, the latter helps flush what remains in the body out through the intestines and urinary organs. This cleanses the immune system.

When the immune system is clear, the nervous system gets a break and can relax. Or you can work it the other way and start with Rescue Remedy or some other stress-relieving Bach flower remedy and then use the flushes for the immune system. Either way should work, the first way is better closer to the storm.

Which brings me to how close a storm or cyclone has to be for our sensitive animals.

Recently I've been following the wonderful Insat 1B satellite images and the cyclone warning site to get an estimate of how far a cyclone should be for my animals to react. The last cyclone was in the Bay or Bengal over 700 miles away! But you could see the whipping trails of the clouds into the vortex as far into India as Bhopal and Arabian Sea over a 1000 miles away on the other side of Bangalore!!

My dogs were anxious, irritable, nervous, vomiting mucus, itchy, yowling, disobedient, hyper and aggressive depending on the dog. The cats were jumpy, over-excited, fighting, begging incessantly for food, limping and getting stuck on parapets, again, depending on the cat.
The crazy thing about animals is that they're so much more sensitive to earth changes than humans are. By that I mean that they know it's an earth-related change that's destroying them and we don't. All the animals that have died in the last year knew that I didn't have the remedies to heal them before their system broke down. I knew I didn't know enough to heal them, esp. the dogs and cats that died after Pummi (before that I always thought that if I found that one perfect remedy, that one 'personality' remedy, I'd be able to save them even at their last breath. And before that it was "if I only heal with my hands one more hour, s/he'll live" and I'd push myself to heal day and night to keep them alive.) It was only as recent as that that I realised that I should heal for the weather as the most dangerous of all the things breaking down their systems.

But all our bodies react the same way to the earth as the animals, even if we find a hundred different medical terms to describe it. For eg., two of my friends described the ailments in their resp. families/aquaintances during the same period of time, and they had the same reaction as Ancient or any other animal has to the weather:
1. One lady felt incredible pain in her back, went to the hospital and they found she had a slipped disc. She recovered enough to be able to sit up a few days later. (The period of her "slipped disc" and her recovery was the same as it was for Ancient who is also now able to sit up.)
2. Another girl took a pill and her whole body swelled up (got swollen?:) in an allergic reaction according to the doctors). She's in ICU now recovering. (The same time-frame as Ancient having edema around his ankles and feet).
3. A family member of a friend suddenly died after he collapsed. He had a stroke a few years ago. (Ancient was having tetanic/epileform spasms which arrested his breathing around the same time; he is weaker on one side of his body from the time I picked him up).

Each of these cases cost them lakhs of rupees in hospital stays, ambulances, treatments for just the same period of time that I was giving Ancient a packet of Good Life milk in spoonfuls with drops of Rescue and Gunpowder and Phos Acid.

They all recovered at the same time because the cyclonic storm/depression passed. The medicines just helped to get them through the period of inflammation, aggravation, necrosis or degeneration (disorganisation, if you will). There is no "cure" until the body system is "restored to order" (as Hahnemann or Kent would say!:)

The only way we'll know if it will recur is if there's another cyclone - to see if we have restored to order or at least reduced the disorder in the system that makes them react so violently. The set I've put together seems to restore order as we head towards the Last Qtr. I pity the poor animals and people who must once again resort to hospitals, doctors and financial stress for the next inevitable storm/cyclone as the monsoon retreats in it's usual turbulent style.