Thursday, November 20, 2014

An old homeopath agrees with me.:)

The cyclone died down, the wind died down, and we're all better. Amazing and frightening. How the hell does one treat conditions that actually begin thousands of miles away?

I was explaining this theory to my mother and she said that our old family homeopath, the late great Dr. Hanumanth Rao (who's been gone over 20 years now) used to tell my grandmother that her condition would ease "once the depression in the Bay of Bengal passed".

Imagine that! He was a fantastic healer, a passionate homeopath who used just one remedy for all cases that he kept secret until he died (I think it might have been a nerve remedy of a tubercular miasm). Then he left it to his wife and daughter who couldn't see the value in it.

He treated my grandmother for neuralgic migraines that incapacitated her for days. The only thing we knew of his healing system was that he'd give a very high potency, one dose a month in the mouth and he'd advice against bathing and coffee for 3 days after. A very traditional Hahnemannarian.

Well today the cyclone 1200 miles south of India has passed and so has my diarrhoea and the dogs' discomfort.

Some Storm preparation for animals

I'm currently having very severe dysentery with the cyclone in the Indian Ocean, so this post is ironical.:) Still, Ancient is better so I'm assuming I'm doing something right.

I realise that there are things we can do to prepare for distant storms and cyclones, especially when the winds are very painful for the nervous system of the animal which leads to immune malfunction.

The thing that shocked me is that the storms need not be even close. The current cyclone is stationary over the Indian Ocean, about a 1200 miles away! It's the whipwinds around it that are signal some approaching disaster to the immune system. If the immune system is compromised, then we have these issues of dogs going haywire physically and mentally.

The nerves:
The use of Hypericum is something I've recently come across for this problem. I've started to add it at 10m and it appears to help a few of the animals because it helps their nerves. Other nerve and spinal remedies can be tried - I used Aranea during the last of the monsoon rainstorms. Now its just dry cold winds so I think we should try Rhododendron (haven't yet). Asterias worked well during the storm over the Full Moon period now it doesn't trigger at all. The big surprise this time has been Agaricus - maybe because it's headed for the New Moon. Agaricus 3x is helping Ancient's nerves so much through this storm, he's sleeping peacefully everytime I give him Reiki with that remedy. Other nerve remedies might be useful too - I've yet to test them out.

The lymphatic system:
Hardened or swollen glands are a typical sign that the immune system is blocked up and too full of some toxins to behave normally. I check for the glands around the dog's collarbone. If it's swollen or non-existent, the animal will over-react to the weather. The next thing to go is the muscle and then the bone. The skin seems to be the last to go, maybe because it works with the kidneys rather than the intestines.

The remedies I've reached for in the last moon cycle have cleared the pus out of the system. Hepar Sulph, Acid Phos, Ars met and Aur met worked well in the NM to FM cycle; Myristica in the FM-NM cycle. I haven't found many yet for this, but I've found something in Electrohomeopathy that specifically addresses this problem. More on that soon.

The digestive system:
The best way for the pus to leave the system is through the intestines: Opium, Chelidonium, Clematis, and other intestinal cleansers should do that job. Liver remedies might also help since it washes out the blood of toxins.

Dewormers that I've always rushed to use are just too wrong for the job - the worms are helpful when your system is out of whack, so removing them just increases the load on the body. Just leaving them alone while the system clears out is a good idea. The same with maggots, fleas, mites and ticks. Leave them alone - they're doing a good job of cleansing!:)

The order of healing is very important, I realise. In the last cyclone-far-far-away, I had dizziness and vomiting. This distant cyclone, I have dysentery. I think of this as an improvement - the direction of healing is downwards which is healthier than it going up to the brain and spine. I guess we can only expect healing to be slow since the immune system moves slowly. But today as my skin prickles in the sun and I know it's better than the dizziness and stuffed ears I had last month!

Ancient has less dizziness this time too, no epileptic fits and his pus filled joints seem to be healing. The legs that were just a mass of wounds is coming around with pink new skin. He still limps and his muscular system seems to be collapsed and confused. He crashes into things and falls as if unable to hold himself upright - that may be from his nervous system having to do an aboutface and not knowing how to direct his body after being stressed for so long. I hope it all comes together and he walks a healthy walk one day - he's still got amblyopia in one eye and cataract in the other the poor thing.

His recovery thus far is extraordinary to me - a miracle. I couldn't see this day coming when I picked him up. Or when he had epileptic seizures with his arrested breathing. Or even when the maggots were deep in his foot and I could see the necrosis around the bone. I just stepped from one remedy to another with a kind of blind faith that Reiki was picking them right. The only different things I did was that I gave many, many more doses than Ive given at any time in the past. And I've given mixtures and combinations without guilt a la Bach!:)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Intuitive craziness

I really hate the 'intuitive healer'. i.e., people like me.:) I know a lot of them, being in the healing tradition of both Reiki and spirituality. I run a mile from them, whenever possible.:p

First of all, they're undependable - since their knowledge has no strong foundation in either logic or repetition, it can be classified under 'whims and fancies'. This week they're 'into' gems, so they'll recommend gems to everyone, the next week colour therapy, and everyone around them needs red. They're annoying for their lack of memory and follow-up, the real butterflies of the spiritual new-agey socialites. They 'feel' this is right, and you're not allowed to question it.

Secondly, they're full of half-knowledge and a mish-mash of acquired wisdom. This guru said this, that book said that. Interesting enough for conversation - but really, can you heal with that? It's like how I'm so excited over every new remedy I read about, but the next remedy will inevitably come by to excite me anew.

Third, they're anecdotal. "She came to me with blah-blah and within 2 sessions all her blah-blah disappeared". Well, the problem is, it most likely won't happen again, ever, in her lifetime or yours. Much as I love homeopathy for it's precision and it's documentation, there's too much anecdotal recounting of the individualized treatment. In this, my intuitives and the homeopaths are the same. "I gave one dose of this and her problem cleared up within hours" ... is no guide to treating anyone but the 'her' in this case. The rest of the points apply to homeopathy too - half-knowledge applied, and unfounded basis for treatments (with the 'intuitive genius homeopath' myth).

The lack of success of healing, both in Homeopathy today and Reiki stem from these ingrained behaviour patterns which are almost meshed into it's history. You can pass down nothing but personality patterns that new homeopaths can mimic, pretend to, aggrandize themselves with.

Such a waste of time.

I'm crazy enough to be intuitive myself, have spiritual guides to work with, but as much as possible I try to keep my learning and sharing rational. I have dabbled in all these negative traits enough to know how bad they are for healing as a whole.

The way forward is to learn from across healing traditions and methods. Apply the best of each - but with some strong reasoning behind it. Something that can be verified or refuted, accepted or rejected by others who follow in the same path.