W I N D H O R S E

Vitalist, Proponent of Self-Healing

ON  VARIOUS  HEALING  METHODS

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
-- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188

in my opinion, that means with knowledge and resource to sustain a healthy life.~Windhorse

PERFECT HEALTH~

Make for it a welcome warm place in your Heart

Health wants YOU!

Turn away from doubt!

Your God/dess wants your Perfection~

Being an Image of Him/Herself...

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

of health, abundance and happiness.

Energy flows where attention goes!

Put your focus on Vitality, Perfect Health and Happiness

Receive it!...it is always waiting for you!

Prepare a "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

This man proves my words!

www.phkillscancer.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl8Y8I_TsjI&feature=player_embedded

Candace Pert agrees with me!!!

(click on these)

So do Rupert Sheldrake and Bruce Lipton! 

and Gregg Braden

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 that! 

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, tuning 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.

Wholistic healing 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.

http://www.spiritual-endeavors.org/native/frank.htm 

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:

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 Netti works.

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 choose!!

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 our attitudes.

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 is eternal

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
expansion.

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

An 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.)

Complementary and 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.

What does complementary medicine and alternative medicine mean?

The terms "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 medicine?

The term "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?

Although CAM therapies vary widely, several themes can be traced through them all:

  • The focus is on the whole person -- physical, emotional, social, and spiritual.
  • Prevention of illness is a primary concern.
  • Treatments are highly individualized.
  • 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:

  • Alternative Medical Systems: built upon complete systems of theory and practice. Examples include homeopathy, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and Ayurveda.
  • Biological 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 electroacupuncture.
  • 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.
  • Mind-Body 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. medical system?

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 alternative therapies.

What is the Future of CAM?

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.

Resources

The following web sites are all available free of charge, without subscription.

Government sites:

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: Dietary Supplements

http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/supplmnt.html

National Cancer Institute: Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)

http://occam.nci.nih.gov/

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

http://nccam.nih.gov/

Directories:

Rosenthal Center: Information Resources

http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/rosenthal/CAM.html

University of Pittsburgh: Alternative Medicine Homepage

www.pitt.edu/%7Ecbw/altm.html

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Review Date: December 2002
Reviewed By: Jacqueline A. Hart, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Boston, Ma and Senior Medical Editor A.D.A.M., Inc.

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