Personally I am not in favor of being diagnosed by someone with the label of an illness.
In our society today, it has become the norm for people to be diagnosed or labelled with the name of an illness. I have found that with many people, this sits like a weight on their shoulders, weighing them down heavily. There are few people that, when diagnosed with a major illness, have the strength of mind, followed by body, to go search out a therapy that can ease their symptoms, sometimes even get rid of their illness altogether.
Many doctors, I could say most doctors, look at the statistics of illnesses and know the usual progression of the disease. This is then placed on the patient's shoulders and installed into their mind. They 'think' there is no solution.
Most doctors do not have the time to research new techniques that are found since their years of studying medicine. They rely majorly on what they learned in medical school and the seminars given by doctors, to update them with medical solutions.
Medical solutions towards disease lean strongly towards drug therapy or surgery.
It is quick and easy for the doctor to write a script and quick and easy for the patient to take the pill. Sometimes this can be a lifesaver for many people and can get them out of a dangerous health crisis. Unfortunately, many drugs have unpleasant side effects.
A Passion for Good Health
It also takes passion for a doctor or a patient to probe and learn to find other methods that can be a good and sometimes better, and have no side effects, than relying on the medicine chest.
A disease diagnosis is a name given to a list of symptoms. There is a list of symptoms for Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes and autism etc.
The symptoms of these diseases overlap. Many illnesses can have brain fog, anxiety, sore throat, palpitations, difficulty breathing. A label accumulates these symptoms. Once a label is applied to an illness, the person is sent to a doctor dealing in that group of symptoms. It takes a brave doctor to look for a solution outside what is being recommended by his colleagues.
Very, very slowly, people - the patients - are starting to look for other answers as they do not like the outcome that has been given to them eg 'you will not improve anymore' or the side effects of the drugs given to them.
One such modality that has now been recognized by The American Academy of Pediatrics is Neurofeedback. It is a form of brain training. Good results have been documented with ADD, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety and traumatic brain injuries. They recognize it is as effective as medications for ADD/ADHD and rarely has adverse side effects.
Other modalities that treat many symptoms for varying diseases are
Light Therapy, Sound Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Homeopathy and Flower Essence Therapy.
If you look around you will find many people being treated with different modalities by mainstream doctors and by Complementary therapists. Don't be stuck with a label. Free yourself. Lift that weight by trying different therapies. Find the one that is right for you, one that eases your symptoms.
There is always an answer out there.
Go find it!
My philosophy about health is probably different to that held by many of you. I see the body as energy, not as physical therefore I like to treat it with energy medicines – homeopathy, flower essences, crystal healing, coloured light and aura soma. I have trained in the first four modalities.
Generally speaking I prefer not to use Western medicine as I feel that these drugs only mask what is really wrong with you. Sometimes they are needed and I have used it when needed. I prefer to get better slowly by improving my body and mind rather than take drugs to make me feel better. I feel that if I went along this track I would not learn anything.
When we go to the doctor to ‘make us better’ we are giving our power over to that person. I prefer to keep that power in my own hands.
I also am very aware of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and try to avoid it as I have been very affected by it over the years.
I have spent countless hours in research and like to share this information with whoever is interested.
With regards to health, I think the most important word in the language is Hope.
When you are searching for a practitioner, the most important skill that person needs to know is Listening.
Marsaru Emoto has studied water for many years. In his laboratory he found that he could see crystals form in frozen water. Moreover, the crystals in water changed under different influences. These influences can be spoken words, pictures or music.
This explains how the energy of flowers, crystals and other objects can have an effect on water. When Dr Bach started making water held essences of flowers and trees he was before the time when science could uphold his ideas. Now we know the truth of the essences and our faith is verified.
The subtle energy of Homeopathy can also be held in water. This energy very quickly absorbs into our body.
This short video will guide you through the journey of the knowledge of water.
Pure Distilled Water
Distilled water is mostly free from all impurities.
It is not so simple to make although it sounds easy.
How to Make Pure Distilled Water
Now doesn't that sound just so easy? Boiling the water is OK. The steam that arises from the boiling water is just extra hot water in another form. Collecting the steam? Well how do you catch steam? It tends to evaporate and we need to give it time to cool down again so that it can turn back into a form that we can handle.
This is where a distiller comes in just so handy. It is especially made with a big stainless steel tank for the water, and has lots of coils inside with a fan to cool the pipes (coils). As the pipes cool, the steam loses heat and becomes water again.
As it comes out of the distiller, the liquid is caught and bottled.
This is far easier than messing around with saucepans or kettles of boiling water. Safer too!
Differences between Normal Water and Distilled Water
Normal water has many impurities in it. It includes minerals, bacteria, chemicals and can also carry parasites. If you leave a bottle of water in the sunlight for an extended period you can see algae growing in the water.
With distilled water, all these impurities are left behind. They are not carried into the super heated steam therefore a bottle of distilled water will not grow algae.
Uses for Distilled Water
Distilled water has many uses:
Pure Distilled Water by Enhance you Health can be found at My Garden Treasures Ebay shop
This eBook takes a natural approach to improving your health, especially if you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). CFS is also referred to by different names around the world. It is called ME and Fibromyalgia and CFIDS.
Jacob Teitelbaum MD, a well known world expert on CFS, thinks that there may be many causes of CFS/Fibromyalgia. However the most important thing is for people to start to sleep well, control their pain, to start feeling healthy and be part of a community. Dr Teitlebaum had CFS himself as a young man and has specialised in treatment of the illness using a natural approach.
In my ebook I also use a natural approach to improving health. Medical men seemed to have no answers and I was left to myself to find simple, natural things that worked for me. I share this information in my ebook. I tell the story of my experience with CFS/Fibromyalgia. For a long time it seemed that I would not get better but gradually my health improved.
There are different levels of CFS. Some people feel tired for a few months, some are racked with pain in every nook and cranny, joint and muscle of their body and others suffer from prolonged sore throat, sinusitis and chest infections for months or years on end.
Here are some suggestions of different modalities you can try from crystal healing to flower essences to homeopathy to herbs.
You choose. It's your body, your life.
Fatigue is a symptom of an imbalance in your body or mind, or both. It is not an illness in itself. Fatigue can be temporary or chronic. Temporary means that it is short lived, maybe for hours or a day or two. Chronic means that it is around for a long time and does not go away. This may be for weeks, months or years.
People who are diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have long term fatigue, that is, chronic fatigue. This is an illness that encompasses a group of symptoms. These symptoms may be different for many people, however the over-riding symptom is fatigue.
For some people this fatigue can mean that they cannot work to the same standard that they did previously. For others it may mean that they can only get to work a few hours each day. Others people may have to give up work and can barely manage with general life. And there is the smaller group of people that are so fatigued that they cannot get out of bed for weeks, months or years.
If you are feeling fatigue it is a good idea to visit your medical practitioner to make sure that there is nothing major wrong with you. He/she can detect many things through blood tests these days. If they have no solution for you there are many other avenues that you can follow. But first you need an open mind.
Many people only look to Western medicine to cure all their ills. Many other people in western civilization seek out alternative modalities. Alternative modalities are also called complementary medicine or complementary modalities because they complement, that is, add to general medical treatment. Many people use only these forms of medicine. These modalities encompass the whole body and mind, and do not treat just the one or two symptoms that you might present with to a GP.
Alternative modalities generally prefer preventative treatment and work on strengthening the mind and body and not wait until something goes drastically wrong.
Usually these alternative modalities or treatments do no harm and help people considerably.
What do I Look for in an Alternative Practitioner?
If you decide to look for alternative treatment look for practitioners who have qualifications. Check who has given this qualification. It is also worth noting that there are some modalities where there is nowhere to get qualified. Sometimes you can get great relief from these people also. Use your discernment to decide. Even if the person is not qualified yet you here good reports about them or are getting relief from them, then why not keep seeing them? Why stop just because they do not have a piece of paper to hang on the wall?
Alternative Modalities for YOU to try
Many of these modalities may ease your fatigue. You need to find the right person that you can connect with.
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E-book Allergies and Chronic Fatigue A Natural Approach
An infection in the head can be a very nasty business.
Symptoms can include:
This photo illustrates what it is like when you have an infection in one side of your head. The red part is the infected side, the side with the heat.
Symptoms for this type of infection could include:
If symptoms are persistent seek medical attention. If this occurs in a child, definitely seek medical attention.
If symptoms are just starting and you catch it before it gets too bad you could try
Echinacea - a herbal remedy
Olive Leaf Extract
If symptoms persist seek medical attention.
The most popular natural toothpastes I sell in my online stores are Propolis, Vicco Olive Leaf toothpastes.
Today people are becoming increasingly aware of food they eat and the cleaning products they use on their body.
With chemicals in the environment abounding since the 1950s, we are constantly surrounded by them.
Today, more than ever before, cancer takes its toll on the community. It was a rarity in the 1930s to 1950s.
Commercial toothpaste is a product that has also been invaded by chemicals. It must make your teeth look whiter, It must kill the bacteria in your mouth and it must have plenty of froth and bubble. Then, of course it must come in attractive containers and sometimes the paste itself is even coloured, and be peppermint flavoured.
Well, I for one am prepared to go without most of this. I definitely don't want the chemicals, especially the dangerous ones. I don't need the froth and bubble. When was the last time that the air in a bubble of froth cleaned anything?
What I Look for in a Toothpaste
My preferences in a toothpaste are
How I found Out There was a Need for Natural Toothpaste
I sell a variety of things on Ebay. I started out selling plants, cutting and seeds from my garden. I have been into Natural Health products all my life and make my own Flower Essences, Creams, Herbal Tinctures and Homeopathic remedies.
After a few years with severe allergies and chemical sensitivities, I was buying Natural toothpaste from my supplier. I put some on my Ebay site along with my bottles and vials and suddenly the toothpaste became popular. As I say, I didn't set out to supply toothpaste. However if people need it I am happy to supply it.
Dropper bottles are very handy to store liquid herbal mixtures in. People with allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME and a host of other auto immune diseases find that they can often get little help from the conventional medical system.
Amber dropper bottles can be used for liquid herb, flower essences, distilled water, inks, and any potion y
Storing Liquid Herbs and Potions
Many turn to natural remedies to alleviate some of their symptoms. Storage of these is sometimes a problem. Where can you get the bottles, those little dropper bottles, to dole out small quantities of liquid. Easy handling in important. Safety is important. Safe storage of these precious liquids is important.
Herbs, flower essences, liquids and potions last longer in good condition when they are stored in brown glass bottles. These are called amber bottles in the trade but BROWN Bottles is good enough.
Using the Droppers
These bottles come with their own glass dropper. The dropper is clear with no markings on it. The droppers vary in length according to the size of the bottle. They hold 1-2ml depending on their size.
To get the liquid into the glass dropper, squeeze the red rubber bulb at the top of the dropper. This expels the air from the dropper. When you let the red bulb go the liquid will rise in the glass tube so long as the open end of the dropper is below the liquid in the bottle. Sometimes you need to squeeze and release the red bulb a few times to get the required amount of liquid in the dropper.
These droppers do not reach to the bottom of the bottles so to access the lower liquid, just tip the bottle to the side and the liquid will come closer to the dropper.
These bottles are used by naturopaths and homeopaths worldwide so you know you are getting the right bottles for your precious liquids.
These dropper bottles are not suitable for aromatherapy oils as the oil will destroy the red bulb. There are black tops made from nitrile which can be used for aromatherapy oils. Aromatherapy oils are usually dispensed from different bottles which I will explain at another time.
Homeopathy can help with acute grief or shock.
Situations can occur suddenly throughout our life that bring on a stage of acute grief or shock. We are left feeling our emotions are in shreds.
This grief can be brought on by a loved one dying, a car accident, being diagnosed with a severe illness, losing our job, or a major catastrophe where we are affected as in fires, tornados or flooding.
In times like these we need some extra help emotionally. We are fortunate that there are natural remedies that can help.
The energy of certain flowers or trees has been found to be of great help.
Rescue Remedy, a mixture of these essences or remedies can help allay the shock. It comes in different forms today. Rescue Remedy comes in a little dropper bottle from which we take a few drops under our tongue or in a glass of water, sipping it as needed. It also comes in pastilles and a spray and can sometimes be found in pilules similar to homeopathy pilules. A pilule is a little pill.
Survival Remedy is a different form of liquid energy. It is made from a synergy of flowers and crystals and has a profound effect on settling the emotions.
Ignatia is a homeopathic remedy that is a quick fix when we are in the turmoil of acute grief. A few pilules or drops taken every few hours for a few days can settle us down, bringing us back to equilibrium so that we can deal with the situation.
Arnica is a remedy that deals with shock, both physical and mental. It can help settle the emotions. If there is physical trauma, it can bring back blood flow to the area, helping to relieve bruising. Arnica also comes in herbal liquid.
Nat mur is a homeopathic remedy for grief that has turned into long term, deep seated grief.
It is a good idea to keep your favourite remedy readily accessible whether it is in your bag, the car, the bathroom cupboard or by the bed. So long as you know where to access it, it will be there when you need it.
I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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