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LOVE HEALS

LOVE HEALS, RIGHT?
What if you didn’t have any love coming from outside yourself? What if you were all alone in this UNIVERSE, completely ALONE, and ill.
Seriously ill. What then?

That is when the real work comes in-again. Self-love on a regular day is a necessary practice for healthy relationships, but what about when you have no relationships and you know you may not survive this one?

Hopefully, if this is your situation, you have already done the work. Then you have a chance because you have the tools, and you’ve been using them regularly.

Because I will tell you it takes a very strong person to handle this situation. You need a very large toolbox, a big knowing of how strong you are, and hopefully an unwavering faith.

You will have to use all of your tools in earnest, constantly, and you will have to stay disciplined enough to not fall into victimhood (which most assuredly will make your health decline further). Can you do it? I don’t know if I would be able to do it but I’ve come close enough to get a taste of how hard it would be.

This is yet another reason we study, we fill up our heart with self-love, and we gather all the tools we can. The path of healing is not an easy one, nor is it finite.

With All My Love, I urge you to fill up your Spiritual toolbox!

Homozon- The Power of Oxygen

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Oxygen is the most life-sustaining element. We cannot live without it and disease cannot survive in its presence. (if you don’t know this already, where have you been?)
If you are ill in anyway, I strongly recommend you read this article in its entirety.
I came across this product while I was not well. I did not exactly know what was going on with me but I knew it wasn’t good. I felt that my life energy was literally draining out of my body, and I was pretty sure that if I went the Western medicine route I would be worse off and missing pieces and parts of my body that I know are vital to my health and well-being.

So, as a researcher that is what I embarked upon: finding a natural and logical solution without harsh chemicals or removal of certain systems of my body. It was an incredibly tough, long, scarey road but I made it back to vital health without drastic medical interventions and I still have all my pieces and parts. I thank God and those angels that were willing to speak with me on the phone, explaining and encouraging me all the way.

Somehow (ie. the Universe) I came across this product I had never heard of and began researching it in earnest, from reading tons of articles, to understanding the chemistry, to talking with people that have made disseminating information about this product their life’s mission. It is called Homozon and was developed apparently by a doctor and my favorite physicist of all time, Nicola Tesla, back in the 1900’s.

The basics of how and why homozon would cure essentially anything is this: If you flood the body with AVAILABLE oxygen, disease cannot remain. The idea is that any form of disease cannot continue to exist in an oxygen-rich environment. It’s all about a chemical process called oxidation (or oxidation-reduction as my chemistry professors beat into my brain). So, again, the idea is that if there is disease in the body it can only be there because there is a lack of available oxygen. Nascent oxygen. I’ll let the experts take it from here for awhile:

OXYGEN-THERAPY IS THE BEST DETOXIFICATION

Dr. Otto Warburg, the only person in the history of medicine to win the Nobel Prize twice in medicine (nominated three times) found that any cell deprived of 50% or more of its Oxygen turned cancerous! Because, the true cause of all disease is cellular degeneration and death the end result. Keeping the body and its components, the cells, in top working order is imperative.

There is no better way of detoxifying the body and thereby the system, organs and cells of the body than through enhancing the oxidative/reductive mechanism or as Dr. Warburg said, to literally “FLOOD THE BODY WITH OXYGEN.”

The most efficient Oxidizing agent known is Ozone. More than 100 years of scientific study and practical usage has brought this conclusion to the minds of many scientists, industrial experts and health care practitioners. Whenever true Nascent (free, available, active) Oxygen releasing preparations have been used properly in the treatment of disease, the results have been astonishing. However, Nascent (free, available, active) Oxygen in its gaseous form cannot be easily brought into the alimentary (digestive) tract for optimizing health; it can only do so if bound to other substances (minerals, water, etc.)

What Is Oxygen – Its Origin – Its Action?

Oxygen is the most important element of life. We find this life-giving element as molecular Oxygen in the air. A healthy body can inhale and transport enough Oxygen to maintain itself in good repair.

But, due to an ever increasing lack of, destruction of and polluting of the Oxygen (as well as food and water) in our environment, we see disease and suffering on the increase. An ailing body often cannot make use of Oxygen efficiently through inhaling either normally or artificially because in most cases the necessary biological carriers (minerals, nutrients, blood factors) for it are lacking.

Subsequently the Oxidation process falls short and acute. Chronic and incurable ills result. Fasting would allow the Oxidation of disease matter, but fasting is limited as molecular Oxygen cannot Oxidize quickly enough to eliminate all disease causing impurities or foreign matter (toxins).

Therefore in order to succeed, we need other Oxygenating or Oxidizing methods to eliminate the cause of disease. We make use of Oxygen in another form using other channels than the respiratory tract. Since the real cause of disease is located in the digestive tract and its organs, we therefore must deliver the purifying natural agents directly to the alimentary (digestive) tract.

Starting the detoxification or purification directly from that point, enhances the creation and circulation of normal vital fluids. Only, if the passages are clean, their composition pure and perfect, can we then expect a normal working body or that state we call homeostasis or health.

Oxygen-Therapy-Blass© and its basic preparations releasing “Nascent Oxygen” within the body

These Laxative and Anti-Laxative Alkaline Compounds are not poisonous medicines but life-giving and supporting elements. Oxygen is the most important element of Life. Everybody should be aware of this fact. It is the source of life and through Oxidation the universe is maintained. We find this life-giving element as molecular Oxygen (02 or 2 atoms in 1 molecule) in the air (about 21% by volume) and a healthy body can inhale and transport enough to maintain itself in good repair.

THE DISCOVERY OF OXYGEN-THERAPY

A German Chemist discovered and perfected a preparation which proved by practical tests, to be not only a purifier of the alimentary tract but also to release Nascent (free, available, active) Oxygen that follows the channels of the vital fluids. In fact, this Nascent (free, available active) Oxygen is carried by the life circulating fluids throughout the whole body. This enables the ailing body to help itself back to a purified state and a restoration of normal Oxidation. A private, proprietary process is used with alkaline earths to obtain these compounds.

The chemists who discovered these compounds found Oxygen could be bound together by electrical discharge to form Nascent or Singlet Oxygen. Unlike the O2 that we breath. Nascent Oxygen is O1, O3, O4, O5, O6 etc. up into the O20’s. It is Nature’s most active purifier and destroyer of bacteria, germs, parasites and worms. In it’s Nascent (free, available, active) form, it is the most powerful Oxidizing agent known and available for healing purposes. Over the last 100 plus years nascent oxygen has been found to be effective in many applications from industrial and municipal water purification to blood purification and full health optimization at home and abroad.

So, back to my personal experience with Homozon: It comes in a white powder that you add to water. then you follow it with lemon water. This lemon water apparently pops off the Magnesium, allowing the body to be flooded with nascent/singlet (aka highly available oxygen). You are flooding the body with natural, available oxygen directly to your digestive system. Be sure you have time to be at home to do this because it is rather dramatic in its effects. Homozon will completely liquify your stool. Know this ahead of time, and know that it is not pathological diahrrea, which pulls fluids from your intestines and results in dehydration. It liquifies your stool through a healing biochemical process, which DOES NOT cause dehydration and is perfectly safe. Your body will, through the digestive tract, rid itself of toxic “crap” of previously unknown and rather shocking “stuff”.

There is no doubt in my mind that Homozon saved my life. As I said, I really had no idea what was going on with my gut but I instinctually knew it was bad. My digestive tract was not working properly at all, I had massive bloating and three pinpoint areas of extreme pain. I won’t go into detail but within the fist few weeks of taking maybe a teaspoon of Homozon/day, it flushed out what I’m sure was many years of “stuff” out of my digestive tract. My digestive processes eventually became clear and normal, my energy revitalized, and the pain disappeared. It took several months and was not an easy or comfortable process for me. It took a lot of “guts”, but one thing I am sure of is that I took 30 years off the age of my gut and probably added many healthy years to my life. I am very thankful to be able to say that I am extremely healthy today and have been for a couple years now!
~Here’s to Healing Naturally!~

Dark Night of the Soul

If you have ever experienced a dark night of the Soul, you know it. There is no doubt in your mind. And congratulations! You made it! You are still standing and I am certain that you are more formidable than ever!

If you are going through the dark night of the Soul, I am sending you Big Love, high vibrational healing light, and all of the encouragement and support I can muster- and I can muster a lot! because I have been there and it is indeed the darkest and scariest place I or any of us have ever been!

When you are in the midst of it for your Soul’s own personal reason, know these things: it is a very long, very arduous and very frightening journey. It is also temporary although it absolutely does not feel that way. It feels like it will never end, it feels like there is no way out, and it feels like there is no way you have the strength, fortitude, or perserverence to make it through to the other side.
I am here to tell you that you do.

Another thing about the dark night of the Soul is it is a SOLO journey. I don’t care how many people are there to love and support you. It is an inside job, and it rattles everything inside of you. Every piece of everything- every experience, every memory, and even some things you don’t understand or can’t remember. It shakes you like you have never been shaken before.

Very scarey stuff for sure…very scarey. But you can do it. I promise you can. Even if you don’t think so. At the moment you are reading this going through it, I am hoping that knowing that somebody else made it through and believes you can too, helps in some small way. I applaud you for having the courage to face it and damn everything that thinks it can stand in your way of success!

~You Got This.~

Herbal versus synthetic drugs

Since I will be writing about plant-based medicines I thought I would start with this article explaining the difference between plant-based medicines and synthetic drugs.

I have listed where to find the full article. Below are some excerpts regarding the differences between herbal and synthetic drugs and some reasons why people are finding herbal remedies much more appealing.

J Nephropharmacol. 2015; 4(1): 27–30.
Published online 2015 Jan 1.
PMCID: PMC5297475
PMID: 28197471

Herbal versus synthetic drugs; beliefs and facts

Herbal therapy is a holistic therapy, integrating emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Life style, emotional, mental and spiritual considerations are part of any naturopathic approach. The use of herbs does not generally involve “drug” actions or adverse effects. Although medicinal plants are widely used and assumed to be safe, however, they can potentially be toxic.

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Where poisoning from medicinal plants has been reported, it usually has been due to misidentification of the plants in the form, in which they are sold, or incorrectly preparation and administration by inadequately trained personnel.

About 8% of hospital admissions in the United States of America are due to adverse or side effects of synthetic drugs. Approximately 100,000 people each year die due to these toxicities. It means that the killed people in the U.S. by pharmaceutical drugs are at least three times more than the killed by drunken drivers.

Each year also thousands of people die from supposedly “safe” over-the-counter drugs. Deaths or hospitalizations due to herbs are so rare that they are hard to find. Even, the National Poison Control Centres of the United States does not have a category in their database for side or adverse reactions to herbs .

The mechanisms by which the herbs generally act are not established, however, most of medicinal plants possess antioxidant activities. The plants have been shown to effective by this property is various conditions including cancer, memory deficit and Alzheimer, atherosclerosis, diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases. Antioxidant activities of herbal medicines are also effective in reducing the toxicities of toxic agents or other drugs.

The herbal medicines contain a lot of different compounds which some of them have great complexities. Plants substances such as polysaccharides, mucilages and tannins may modulate and modify the effects of “active components”.

It has been shown that the whole plants extracts cannot be mimicked by administering purified and isolated constituents of the herbs.

The sciences believe that the whole plant is greater than the sum of the parts which reflects the inherent conservatism of the medical establishment.

Acceptance

ACCEPTANCE
Kubler-Ross writes: “Acceptance is often confused with the notion of being “all right” or “OK” with what has happened. This is not the case. Most people don’t ever feel OK or all right about the loss of a loved one.

This stage is about accepting the reality that our loved one is physically gone and recognizing that this new reality is the permanent reality. We will never like this reality or make it OK, but eventually we accept it. We learn to live with it. It is the new norm with which we must learn to live. We must try to live now in a world where our loved one is missing.

In resisting this new norm, at first many people want to maintain life as it was before a loved one died. In time, through bits and pieces of acceptance, however, we see that we cannot maintain the past intact. It has been forever changed and we must readjust.

We must learn to reorganize roles, re-assign them to others or take them on ourselves. Finding acceptance may be just having more good days than bad ones. As we begin to live again and enjoy our life, we often feel that in doing so, we are betraying our loved one.

We can never replace what has been lost, but we can make new connections, new meaningful relationships, new inter-dependencies. Instead of denying our feelings, we listen to our needs; we move, we change, we grow, we evolve.

]We may start to reach out to others and become involved in their lives. We invest in our friendships and in our relationship with ourselves. We begin to live again, but we cannot do so until we have given grief its time”.

“It has been forever changed and we must readjust” is my favorite part here. Nothing will ever be the same. That’s for sure. What we once thought was a permanent, a staple in our lives, is not and never will be again. Boom. Swallowing just got really hard.

A hard concrete truth. Nothing you can do about it. It’s just the way it is. The permanency of it slashes us to pieces, but what are we to do? We go on. We engage. We keep saying yes.

Do we ever forget? Hell no we don’t . We can’t. It is now part of our personal history. But do we want to keep our personal history? That feeling of being a victim? Again, hell no! This is where I found gratitude seeping in. Gratitude for that time we had with them or that.

Gratitude that we had that experience of relationship, of love, of success. And perhaps hopeful that we will find more of that. Maybe in a different way- probably in a different way.

Hope. So many songs written and sung about that beautiful emotion- how it keeps us going, keeps us breathing, keeps us entertaining the thought that there just might be something good in front of us.

And there is- I promise you, there is.

~Peace & Blessings~

“Where It Hurts Ain’t Where It’s At”

I was recently reminded of the famous quote from bodyworker Ida Rolf (inventor of the Rolfing system of bodywork): “Where it hurts ain’t where it’s at”. She was referring to the idea (and indeed the fact) that where the pain in your body is is rarely the location of the problem.

Odd idea for us Westerners (well most of us). We are taught to believe that if the knee hurts, the knee is the problem. There is some damage there, and only there. However, oftentimes (most times) this is not the case. Allow me to demonstrate.

I recently injured my knee. As a bodyworker and especially as a Bowen Therapist, I understand the concept of the actual problem being elsewhere. So, I go about investigating where the problems may be surrounding my knee pain and dysfunction. But I was in pain and that kind of distorts your thinking, so I became too focused on the knee.

I reached out to another bodyworker, who like me is really and truly interested in what is going on in there (there being the entire body). What he found is that every muscle, tendon, ligament, and retinaculum from the hip to the bottom of the foot was involved causing the knee to be out of alignment and in serious jeopardy.

Now that I have had all that worked on (and let me tell you it’s intense!) the knee is without pain and much more stable. Understand this people! It will keep you from having unnecessary and unproductive surgery! And it will return you to normal activities with normal function and no pain!

~Thanks Aaron! Great Reminder!~

An Intelligent Discussion on Medicines (Natural and Pharmaceutical)

My go-to medicines are natural, meaning they are plant-based so they don’t come with the side effects that pharmaceuticals do. First, let’s talk about why pharmaceuticals have side effects and what to look out for when considering the use of essential oils or other natural remedies. I found this article from Biologist Vieri Failli to be very educational:

Biologist Vieri Failli explains the details.
Undoubtedly necessary, pharmacological treatments have often undesired secondary effects. That much is true in any field. Cold remedy makes you sleepy, sinus decongestant makes your heart race and even aspirin can cause serious side effects including bleeding and gastric ulcers. Why are medications having such side effects?

The body is an immensely complex structure built from chemicals that must be regulated in order to function smoothly. Molecules such as hormones usually make these adjustments and if something disturbs them, as for example during a disease, medicines often work by taking the place of one of the body’s regulating chemicals to readjust the balance.
However, it is not so simple.

Unfortunately, two things complicate this ideal picture. First, the body often uses the same chemical to regulate more than one process. This means that a medicine might readjust one balance while disturbing others that would normally not need retuning. The drug prednisone for example turns off inflammation, but also raises the blood levels of sugar and causes thinning of bones.

Secondly, medicines are not always as discerning as we would wish. This means that the medicine may alter other unrelated molecules at the same time. For example, the drug amitriptyline is commonly used after spinal cord injury to manage neuropathic pain by acting on serotonin receptors. Amitriptyline however, can also cause blurred vision, dry mouth and constipation by blocking acetylcholine receptors, lower blood pressure by affecting norepinephrine receptors and produce sleepiness and weight gain by binding to histamine receptors.

The following is a rightful warning about herbal medicines- they ARE medicine! So if you are taking prescription medications, you should check with your physician or pharmacist about potential interactions.

Biologist Vieri Failliany goes on to say that many patients and even some physicians wrongly assume that herbal medicines are harmless since they do not come with a drug label that contains a long list of potential side effects. In fact, many such products, including aloe vera, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, garlic and green tea, can interact with conventional cardiovascular drugs and lead to serious adverse reactions.

Since these remedies are “natural”, their potential dangers are not considered the same way they would be if they were “real” medications. For many reasons, patients tend not to disclose to their doctors if they are taking herbal remedies, including fear that their doctors will not approve or that they will be told to stop them. This is the reason why it is important to disclose as much information as possible while setting up any medical treatment.

One size does not fit all- This is important too!

An astonishing aspect of medications is that their effects vary greatly from person to person. This is true for the desired effect (for example as painkiller) but mostly for the side effects. One person may have little to no side effects, while another may have severe or troublesome problems that make the medicine intolerable. This surprising effect mostly accounts for the genetic variability of each individual, in which regulated mechanisms can be slightly or dramatically different.

Another aspect comes from the problem of drug interaction. A given medication has the potential to interact with other molecules, which could either be another medication that the patient is currently taking or simply compounds found in the food or beverages. This interaction can boost the positive effect of a medication while in some cases it can potentially increase the undesired side effects. By considering the variability of response and the fact that millions of people are using a medication over several years, the list of observed side effects can become horrendously long.

Biologist Vieri Failli’s article helps us get the big picture. This is a very complex subject and the two most important items Dr.Vieri Failli mentions, in my opinion, is (1)that one size does not fit all, and (2) it is vitally important that if you are on any medications at all, you should discuss the use of natural supplements with your doctor. We all need to be responsible for our own health and safety!

Ok, so that being said, I have used natural medicines, supplements, and food for my health and wellbeing for a very long time. I have been my own lab rat. My own petri dish so-to-speak. And by doing so, I have learned much. I am one of those people that if there is a side effect to a medication, I will most certainly have it- in spades.

That is what initially led me to grant myself the permission to be my own guinea pig. It has not been an easy or straightforward journey to say the least. But it works for me.

On this journey of healing yourself from whatever ailment, you MUST first educate yourself first and foremost. For many people, this is a daunting task. For me it is not. I am a researcher. Always have been, always will be. There are always different ways of looking at things. There are always alternatives, whether the change be a change in thinking or a change in approach. Nobody has all the answers- you just delve into it and decide what resonates for you, find out what works for you. If you should need some help in deciphering what essential oils may be beneficial for a particular ailment, let me know if I can help!

~Here’s to Your Natural Health~

PAIN

PAIN IS EXHAUSTING. Chronic pain is even worse. It robs us of the joys of life and makes us wonder if we will ever feel vibrantly alive and happy again. I have been there! And I can certainly empathize with all of you that are going through it right now.

My work addresses musculoskeletal and nerve impingement pain in all its forms. Back pain, joint pain, all forms of nerve impingement whether it be sciatica, tennis elbow, plantar fascitis, or TMJ just to name a few.  When it comes to these kinds of problems in the body nothing, and I mean NOTHING, works like the form of Bowen Therapy that I practice.

Nobody knows better than I do as a practitioner in the USA that this work deviates completely from the Western understanding of how the body works. Here in the US if the knee hurts it is the knee that is the problem. And the answer is to address the knee. This is an example only, simply to demonstrate a point. So the knee is treated.  An MRI probably happens. A diagnosis is made,  There is deterioration in the knee. The knee needs to be repaired.  Maybe physical therapy is recommended- again targeted at the knee. Physical therapy does not resolve the issue and you end up in an orthopedic surgeon’s office to determine the options. Surgery is typically the answer. So you get arthroscopic surgery to repair some damage. Or a total knee replacement is recommended. When surgery and rehab are completed, you find yourself having other problems: either the pain has moved to the other knee or to a hip. You see where I am going with this: one problem becomes another and another and more surgical interventions are recommended. And the saga continues seriously affecting your quality of life.

What if the knee wasn’t the problem? Could it be that the knee is just taking the brunt from some problem somewhere else in the body? This is where Eastern and western medicine go in different directions. Western medicine looks at the body as compartmentalized pieces and parts. If the knee hurts, it’s the knee. It is not looked at as intimately connected with the rest of the body. The idea that a problem in the neck can serve to disturb the function of the knee is ludicrous. From an eastern view although all parts are connected intimately- one part serves another regardless of how far apart they are. So, with this in mind- yes, a pinched nerve in the neck can and may well affect the knee (or other distant areas of the spine).

In Bowen Therapy (which was developed by an Australian Osteopath that studied acupressure and Meridian theory, Thomas Ambrose Bowen) one learns just how intimately widely distant areas affect each other. For instance, connections in the jaw and just under the jaw are directly connected with the opposite end of the spine- the coccyx or tailbone. Western medicine does not recognize this. I like to use the analogy of a wet towel being wrung out and clamped at both ends. As long as the clamps are on the remainder of the towel remains twisted. Releasing those clamps, the rest of the towel (or spine) can unwind. Therein lies the “magic”. Release both ends of the towel (ie spine) and the whole thing unwinds! Nerve impingement is released,  bones and joints are allowed to move to their neutral position, function is restored, and pain is no more.

The other beautiful thing about this work is once it’s done, it’s done! Maintenance is always a grand idea. but once the dysfunctional pattern is eliminated from the body (and we have visual and tactile assessments for this), it is done! There is no need for weekly (or more often) treatments.  Given the proper signals in the proper locations, the body most readily responds.

This is what I do and it is my passion! It is brilliant remedial medicine and I thank my mentor physician Graham Pennington in Australia for enlightening me and showing  me how to help people restore form and function and live happy lives everyday.

God Bless.

Case Study #5

I chose this case because it turned out to be quite complicated and took me more sessions than is normal- 6 total. Usually done 1 week apart sessions are unique- whatever presents the day of the session is what we address, This case showed me how the same symptoms can be caused by widely varying distortion patterns in the body:

60 yr old female client was bed-ridden with severe “sciatic-type” pain after traveling on business. She had had 2 knee replacements in which during  one surgerygthe quadriceps was cut through to pull the hip down,

The first session assessment showed left short leg with symptoms appearing not only in hip and leg but opposite shoulder pain as well. Patient had severe pain on standing.  During treatment knees showed no response until more lateral palpation was done. In addition, palpation of right mid deltoid showed significant adherence. Appropriate maneuvers were employed.

On the second session different areas of the shoulder showed problems and were treated as well as ankles. pelvic, and knees.

The third session the client reported pain less, hip better, but pain in ankles.. No sciatic type pain. The client showed tonal symmetry. The shoulder pain had moved to the anterior deltoid. Appropriated protocols were employed including ankles and knees.

The fourth session included more ankle work. At this point there was no sciatic type pain and the client was moving around more comfortably for short periods of time.

The fifth session included 1/2 hour deep tissue massage for continuing shoulder restrictions.

At the sixth session the client presented with no pain and complete functionality- able to walk and resume normal activities including tennis. A final “tune up” session was performed and the client has been totally functional and pain-free since the, – checked 5 months later.