W I N D H O R S E
VARIOUS HEALING METHODS
we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly
-- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188
in my opinion,
that means with knowledge and resource to sustain a healthy life.~Windhorse
Make for it a
welcome warm place in your Heart
Turn away from
wants your Perfection~
Being an Image
How can you
imagine S/He wants to look in a mirror
and view a
sickly self image? S/he stands with you in rays
abundance and happiness.
where attention goes!
Put your focus
on Vitality, Perfect Health and Happiness
it!...it is always waiting for you!
"table in its honor, unfurl your red carpet...strew flowers
upon the path
to your home, your heart and your mind.
TRUST in the
Diety or Energy that you claim to espouse...
ALL ELSE WILL
BE ADDED UNTO YOU.
Lift the waves
of doubt...shift your paradigm into a new world
proves my words!
agrees with me!!!
do Rupert Sheldrake and Bruce Lipton!
I have renewed my meditating practices and attended a retreat
where I saw many videos of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from his early teaching
days....this time I have felt the deepest impact of all for myself.
This morning (January 2, 2010) I awoke with the poem above on
my mind...I added it to this page, then went on You Tube to find a video I'd
seen...and there, at the very top of the page, was this other, fully
relevant one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyPJaxF1S4w
where Maharishi is explaining...and uses the same words...that
God never wants His Creations in His Own Image to suffer! This is what
Maharishi called "Support of Nature..." big time!
These days we are
blessed to have choice, if we are brave enough to explore the myriad of
modalities available. As
far as "security" goes, most people choose to go mainstream with
medical care. For some, having what we want and being covered by
insurance are two different things. Often, to have the Health Care we
want, we must pay out of pocket. I've been doing so for over 30
years. Sometimes that makes the decision
difficult. In any case, Prevention is
the BEST CURE!! In my opinion paying out of pocket for good preventative, maintenance
care and symbiotic methods of correction is more than worth it...and pleasant; non-invasive, to boot! No side
effects!! I've proven that for myself, the balancing of energies and
nutrition work. A growing number of people are discovering the truth of
that for themselves.
The body is a
self-healing organism what it gets the right assist. The first assist is to
leave the paradigm of fear behind! Expect health all year long, and enjoy just
Science is also
proving that what we call the "placebo" effect is more than just
fooling someone. Studies have shown that our attitude and beliefs play the
major part in our health and healing, and a person open to that can heal with
assistance of massage, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, energy work like Reiki,
Therapeutic Touch, Quantum Touch, Matrix Energetics and the vibrations of voice,
forks, singing bowls, herbs and Homeopathics. Healing Touch, Acupuncture, Nutritional,
Vibrational, (aromatherapy and homeopathy) Energy and Sound Healings comprise the major
categories of Wholistic Health.
includes and recommends self-healing practices such as exercise, meditation or
prayer, breathing exercises which oxygenate the blood and activate the lymphatic
system, cultivating and practicing a positive attitude and manner of speaking
and acting...because our cells grow out of "molecules of
emotion." Candace Pert, Lynne McTaggart, Carolyn Myss, Masuro
Emoto, Gregg Braden and Deepak Chopra are but a few of the wonderful teachers
who site proof after proof of this. Dr. Zhi Gang Sha and Master Guo, Richard
Bartlett, DC and Eric Pearl, DC demonstrate instant healing. If you haven't yet
discovered "Abraham" and "The Secret," "What the Bleep
Do We Know" and the point of just about every fairy tale ever told...the
most modern of which is "The Matrix," do look into them .. and
more! We ARE what we eat...and we ARE what we 'think!' We become
what we focus on, and create what we expect to happen.
He was a great
Medicine Man; Frank Fools Crow...a Lakota Sioux Holy
Man...one who was able to make rain. He could not have done that out of a
mind full of doubt and fear. I make a practice of
studying people who affect Healing; who are self-contained and practice their values. I recommend
stretching your mind
to encompass ideas you've never believed possible...then seek
proofs of their validity or falsehood in your experiences.
The decision is for you to make; and no matter what credentials a
professional has...they are still human and subject to their
own life challenges and sometimes rigid in their
paradigm. Knowledge that was once
secreted is now out in the open today...explore all
you can. We are in a
Blessed and tumultuous time and we can choose to be the change we want to see in
the world. Mohatmas Ghandi noted that it is really the only true
opportunity we have. Dr. Robert Sohn used to say, "Change is the only
Real." Modern science and the New Physics...Quantum Physics
are proving that once we do set our own house in order; we become able to effect
change in the world.
Just as a drip of
water at a time can eventually create a flood; so too, our attention or neglect
to things we may consider small will either deteriorate or build our health and
immunity. Every time we eat junk food...whenever we hear all those negative warnings we
listen to about this pandemic and that approaching storm, we compromise our
health and well-being if we have any but an attitude of knowing that events will
happen in life...and by caring for ourselves as best we can, we will likely
avoid or rally to the test.
Return to simplicity
and regain natural strengths that are the birthright of human beings!
Do you know what a netti
pot is? Here is a picture of mine:
Your pot needn't be fancy, nor the salt...just pure fine salt
so it melts
It looks like a
miniature "Aladin's Lamp." You can substitute a paper cup (not
waxed)...pinch one part of the rim of the cup into a small spout. Now,
here's what you do with it:
warm some pure
water; about 1/2 to one cup
1/8 tsp. Sea Salt into the water (I saw a video
that noted that the nasal passages are 1% saline solution and throat 3%..so
1 gram of salt was used to 1/2 cup (100ml) of water
pour into your
Netti Pot or paper cup
tilt your head
over the sink
insert the spout
into your uppermost nostril
open your mouth
and breath comfortably
pour the water
into your nostril as you tip the head forward and to the side.
the water will
exit through your other nostril
save half the
water for the other nostril
keep your head
forward over the sink for a few moments to allow your sinuses to be acted
upon by the salt solution
blow your nose
repeat on the
This is the best
preventative ... and the best cure for upper respiratory ailments...including
flu. If you clean the breeding grounds for bacteria, they can no longer
create dis-ease in you.
This is a great
video for a specific nasal
irrigator. I have no personal affiliation or knowledge of this except
it looks good.
This one shows
exactly how the traditional
There is an
Emotional Freedom Technique you can learn and practice for yourself...EFT
for short. Click EFT and watch the video. Health care can be free if you
The Merkaba signifies a
multidimensional "As Above So Below."
Merkaba is said to be our
Vehicle...indeed, to understand that all above is as all below causes a shift in
A tip of the hat to
you, Jeanne in Oregon, for
'digging' this up and taking the time to send it to me with a suggestion to put
it here. As usual, you are "right on!"
[AbeQuotes] Joy is what matters - Life
Hear the absurdity of this, humans say this all the time.
"To die in the prime of your life. What a waste, when they could have
stayed and suffered it out."
So, your entire medicine has moved toward, they call it prevention, but what
they mean is preventing death. And so, they don't mean maintaining joy,
they don't mean maintaining well-being, they don't mean living vitally.
They mean finding a way to embalm you before you die. Just keeping you
alive with whatever machines and mechanisms that we
need because LIFE is what matters.
And we say no, joy is what matters.
Life is eternal.
And any moment that you spend not in the peak of your life, we'd move on.
Now, don't go jump off buildings. Or do Whatever.
But understand that
you are eternal beings and that you need not ever decline.
YOU NEED NOT EVER DECLINE!
The universe is not set up for decline, the universe is set up for
So, we'll tell you the story again.
You are source energy.
You project yourself into this fresh, frisky body;
your fresh, frisky body has fresh, frisky experiences;
you launch powerful ideas of improvement, and the source energy part of you says
"Yes, this is me. I am this.
This is the
vibration of me.
This is the point of me that law of attraction will come to, and I'll
call the rest of me to it because it is so very much fun to be here."
And it's an eternal cycle.
And in ANY moment that there is a diminishment of that joy,...
it's because the human form has pinched itself off.
- Abraham-Hicks, Asheville, NC 10-22-2006
Introduction to CAM
What is CAM?
(this article is on Jandi's website...I
have copied it here, but encourage you to go find the tons more
good things featured on Jandi's superlative site. Read my
experience with Jandi's here.)
alternative medicine (CAM) is a term used to describe a diverse
group of healing systems that are not presently considered to be
part of mainstream medicine. The goal of conventional medicine is
to locate the physical source of a particular disease and then
remove it. For example, if a patient has some sort of infection, a
conventional doctor would probably prescribe a specific antibiotic
to kill the invading bacteria. CAM practitioners, on the other
hand, take a more "holistic" approach to healthcare.
They believe that health and disease involve a complex interaction
of physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental,
and social factors. In order to treat a disease or simply promote
good health, CAM practitioners treat the whole body by taking all
of these factors into account.
In the United States,
this holistic approach to health has been labeled
"alternative" for a variety of scientific, cultural, and
political reasons. In many cases it is very difficult to
scientifically test alternative practices, such as acupuncture, in
the same way that certain conventional practices, such as
medications, are tested. Although alternative therapies are often
based on hundreds -- in some cases thousands -- of years of
experience, the conventional medical community relies heavily on
scientific evidence (rather than clinical experience) when
evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a particular therapy.
For this reason, many alternative practices that have not been
thoroughly tested (or cannot be thoroughly tested) are considered
"unscientific" by modern Western standards. (even though
they get results unseen in the scientific methods! ~Windhorse) In addition,
many non-Western healing practices are not taught in United States
medical schools, available to patients in U.S. hospitals, or even
covered by health insurance in the country.
complementary medicine and alternative medicine mean?
"complementary medicine" and "alternative
medicine," although often used to mean the same thing,
actually have quite different implications. Complementary medicine
refers to medical practices used together with conventional
medicine while alternative medicine is used in place of
conventional medicine. An example of complementary medicine is the
use of hypnotherapy together with pain medications to reduce
anxiety and enhance relaxation in people recovering from severe
burns. Following a special diet rather than taking medications to
treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an
example of alternative medicine.
What is integrative
"integrative medicine" is often used interchangeably
with CAM, but it has a subtle and very important different
meaning. Professionals who practice integrative medicine blend
appropriate CAM therapies with mainstream medicine rather than
simply adding one complementary therapy (such as herbs, for
example) to a standard medical treatment. For example, an
integrative treatment for Alzheimer's disease may include a
combination of the following: (1) medications that increase
certain brain chemicals, (2) antioxidants (such as vitamin E and ginkgo
biloba) that scavenge free radicals, (3) changes in lifestyle
(such as walking programs and relaxation training) to reduce
anxiety and improve behavior, and (4) music therapy to bolster the
immune system. More and more Americans are becoming familiar with
the term "integrative medicine," and studies have found
that this blended approach to healthcare is safe and effective for
a growing number of medical conditions.
What are the basic
principles of CAM?
therapies vary widely, several themes can be traced through them
- The focus is on
the whole person -- physical, emotional, social, and
- Prevention of
illness is a primary concern.
- Treatments are
- Treatments are
aimed at the causes of illness rather than at its symptoms.
- Treatments are
designed to support the natural healing processes of the body.
Who is using CAM?
The barriers to
integrative medicine are beginning to fall -- or, at least are
becoming less difficult to overcome. Alternative healing practices
are increasingly being tested for effectiveness and safety in
well-designed research studies. The intermixing of diverse
cultures in the West are bringing once distant healing practices
to the forefront and more Americans are turning to integrative
medical care than ever before.
The movement toward
integrative medicine in the United States has been prompted by a
growing consumer demand for CAM services. A landmark study
published in 1993 found that more than one-third of Americans had
sought CAM therapies, that in 1990 they had made more visits to
CAM providers than to their primary care physicians, and that
consumers had spent more than 13 billion dollars out-of-pocket for
these CAM visits.
Studies suggest that
demand for CAM services continues to grow at a startling rate. A
2001 survey found that nearly 70% of Americans have used at least
one form of CAM therapy in their lifetime, making this
"unconventional" medical approach one of the fastest
growing sectors of American healthcare. Although herbs and
supplements are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), pharmacies across the country are
experiencing a tremendous surge in the demand for these
alternative remedies. From 1991 to 1996 alone, the demand for
over-the-counter natural remedies (including herbs and
supplements) doubled. In a 1996 survey by Landmark Healthcare,
more than 70% of HMOs reported an increase in requests for CAM by
their members. Most patients (56%) requested acupuncture, followed
by chiropractic (45%), massage (25%), acupressure and biofeedback
(21% each), hypnotherapy (8%), and reflexology (4%).
Studies also suggest
that U.S. medical schools may be warming up to CAM. As of 1998, 75
out of 117 (64%) U.S. medical schools offer at least one course in
CAM. In a 1994 survey, 60 percent of doctors reported recommending
CAM to their patients. Nearly half of the doctors who responded to
the survey acknowledged that they used CAM themselves. More and
more health insurance plans are also covering CAM, particularly
treatments such as acupuncture and chiropractic, whose safety and
effectiveness in the treatment of certain health problems has been
fairly well researched. A number of health plans now cover the
Ornish heart program, which has a basis in yoga and nutrition. All
of these changes in American healthcare point to the careful
movement—often with a healthy dose of skepticism—toward an
integrative medicine system that incorporates the most useful
therapies from the world's many healing traditions.
What are the major
types of CAM?
The National Center
for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) classifies CAM
therapies into five major groups:
Medical Systems: built upon complete systems of theory and
practice. Examples include homeopathy, naturopathy,
traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and Ayurveda.
Medicine: use of substances found in nature, such as herbs,
foods, and vitamins to promote health.
- Energy Medicine:
involves the use of energy fields to promote health. Some
forms of energy medicine (known as biofield therapies) are
designed to influence energy fields that are believed to
surround and penetrate the human body. Examples of biofield
therapies include qi gong, Reiki, and Therapeutic Touch. Other
forms of energy medicine (known as bioelectromagnetic-based
medicine) involve the use of electromagnetic fields, such as
- Manual Medicine:
based on manipulation and/or movement of one or more parts of
the body. Examples include osteopathy, physical therapy,
massage, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, and reflexology.
Medicine: uses a range of techniques that help boost the
mind's ability to influence bodily functions and symptoms.
Examples include biofeedback, deep relaxation, guided imagery,
hypnotherapy, meditation, prayer, support groups, and yoga.
What types of changes
in policy are happening in order to incorporate CAM into the U.S.
In 1991, under a
Congressional mandate, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
established the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) with an
annual budget of 2 million dollars to coordinate NIH research on
nontraditional health practices. Specifically, OAM was to evaluate
CAM practices, support CAM research and training, and establish a
CAM information clearinghouse for the general public.
In 1998 Congress
established the National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (NCCAM) to supersede the OAM. With an annual budget of
more than 68 million dollars, NCCAM's mission is to support basic
and applied CAM research and provide information to healthcare
providers as well as the public. Among other efforts, NCCAM
focuses on research that evaluates the safety and effectiveness of
herbs and nutritional supplements and their potential for
interaction with medications. It also evaluates other CAM
treatments such as acupuncture and chiropractic. NCCAM funds
several research centers outside of the NIH (to learn more about
the centers and their research agendas, visit NCCAM's web site at http://nccam.nih.gov/research/).
In July of 2000, the
White House announced the establishment of a White House
Commission on Alternative Medicine, designating the Chair and the
first 10 members. The goal of the commission is to develop a set
of legislative and administrative recommendations to maximize the
benefits of CAM for the American public. Going beyond the research
goals of NCCAM, the commission will set the agenda for the
education and training of CAM practitioners as well as provide
policy recommendations for the insurance industry coverage of
What is the Future of
There are many
encouraging signs that CAM is slowly becoming accepted into
mainstream medicine. For example, breakthroughs in CAM research
are frequently published in prestigious Western peer-reviewed
journals such as the Journal of the American Medical
Association and the Annals of Internal Medicine. Still,
there are real obstacles to the achievement of truly integrated
medicine. Some of these obstacles include cultural conflicts, lack
of scientific studies, and administrative issues. However, because
conventional doctors and CAM practitioners alike seek to create
safe, effective, and affordable medical treatment for all
patients, the integration of the best CAM into conventional
medicine may not be worlds away.
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