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Stiff Chill = Stiff Back?

I discovered this remedy a couple of years ago when my husband’s back froze.  To him, it just plain hurt.  When I asked for Heavenly Help with a remedy, they showed me a stone that was dark on the outside, red in the middle.  Luckily, I recalled that stone from a book, Twelve Jewels:  Gems in Homeopathy by Peter Tuminello [from which all images in this post are taken], and I already had the remedy on-hand:  Rhodonite 200.

I prefer to confirm psychic advice, so I opened the book and read through the relevant section.  It’s an interesting stone, Rhodonite.  In its natural state, it is covered in black manganese oxide, and this gives-off warmth:

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It also is indicated for tension in the back:

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Since that day, Rhodonite has been my go-to for back problems that come about after working outside in the chill, and it works wonders.  Of course, the sooner you use it, the better.  But it will work even if you’ve been struggling for some time–as long as the symptoms fit.

I usually put some in water, with each sip being a dose.

Here’s to an easier Winter for you and your back!

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Skin Oil

My skin oil is becoming a thing on its own, though I’ve mentioned it in my skincare and bites-and-stings posts.

This, though, is the thorough low-down on my combo.

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I purchase both ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs:
Organic Hazelnut Oil
Helichrysum Essential Oil

Recipe

My base recipe is one ounce bottles [that’s about 30 mL] with 20-25 drops [that’s around 1 mL] of helichrysum and the remainder organic hazelnut oil.  Here are some other breakdowns of that recipe:

4 oz. bottle of hazelnut oil + 4 mL of helichrysum essential oil [if you wanted to make a large batch and then dole it out from there]

5 mL roller bottle starts with 6 drops of helichrysum then top it off with hazelnut oil

10 mL roller bottle starts with 7-8 drops of helichrysum then filled with hazelnut oil

Bottles

SkinOilSetBagI originally made this recipe for my skincare regimen–it’s amazing at reducing blemishes and creating more radiant skin.  So, I always make the one-ounce bottles for the bathroom.  I have used both spritzer and pump styles, though always amber glass, and I typically get mine from Specialty Bottle.

Once I realized the usefulness of the oil, though, I began carrying it with me in a small amber glass roller bottle with stainless steel roller which I bought via Amazon Smile [I support Homeopaths without Borders with my purchases; who do you support?], though I see that Specialty Bottle is now carrying clear glass rollers with plastic rollers.  You can get them in lots of different sizes and other colors via Amazon, too.

Uses

I use it on just about any surface ailment, and almost always with at least some benefit.  The most profound benefits have been on blemishes, spider bite, mild scratches, and other people report benefits from other skin ailments too–especially the mysterious ones!

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Car Wash Your Chakras

If you haven’t cleansed your chakras lately, try this quick, easy, and wonderful method:

Ask Archangel Metatron to do it for you!

If it’s been a while, it feels like going through an internal car wash.  And, it feels oh-so-very-good.

I hope you enjoy it too–and that you then keep it up because you’ll see how simple it is to request, enjoyable it is to experience, and wonderful it is to live out.

 

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Diagnosis or Label: Must it be a choice?

You may know that I have selected, with my husband, to eschew diagnoses and labels–for the most part.

Sometimes, labels are helpful because they are succinct means of conveying a lot of information.  Sometimes that is exactly what we are trying to avoid when we don’t use them–a sense of individuality, of possibility.

On the other hand, a diagnosis is a tool.  It is a means of getting a picture of what you’re up against, what can be done about it, who might be in the same boat as you, how to find the best doctors and treatments to help you, how it might affect your family …

But you can see how that can be for the better or for the worse:  If the information feels limiting, it is.  You will need to reframe how you receive information and what you do with it once you have it.

So, for instance, you can ground and shield before you engage in information-gathering.  Ask that only helpful information reaches your heart and all else is discarded without effect.  If detrimental information reaches you unawares, ask that only that which serves your highest needs remains and all else is removed swiftly and completely.

Additionally, it can be helpful to remind oneself most assuredly that a diagnosis is a framework for understanding and optimizing your life in and through this situation.

It is an opportunity to discover relevant coping techniques, perhaps, while pursuing any healing that helps you reach your highest potential in life.

Moreover, a diagnosis is between you, God, and your doctors–your healers.  Make a conscious choice about how you present your afflictions so that you proclaim only what you know is true for you.

I find it handy to come up with an answer for questions, and for that I tend to stick with biological information:  “Her brain has trouble telling her arms and legs what she wants them to do,” is one example.

Most important is how you speak to yourself about it.  Chin-up, forward-moving self-talk will help you more than the contrary.

If, for instance, you were diagnosed with arthritis, you could write and speak and think and even feel about it in a variety of ways:

I have arthritis.
I am arthritic.
I am struggling with arthritis.
I suffer from arthritis.  [Oh, please don’t!]
I am afflicted with arthritis.

So how might you reframe this to honor your experience but also leave open the opportunity to heal?

Try this on for size:

Arthritis is a temporary part of my life which has given me the opportunity to learn, seek, and heal the deepest parts of myself and my heritage that has always been crying out for help.  I am listening now, and I am actively resolving anything and everything I am guided to heal.

Love heals anything and everything, so bring love to your language for everything, including all your pains and even your yearnings.

Thank you for showing me.

Another opportunity has arrived–pursue it wisely!

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Painful Ribs Prefer Ranunculus!

Here’s a quick tip–and you know those are rare from me!

If you’ve hurt your ribs and are using Arnica without getting the relief to which you are accustomed with homeopathy, try homeopathic Ranunculus.  It tends to work a charm!

And thanks to John Melnychuk, who first guided me to it years ago when my father fell from a ladder just before a long trip overseas!  Ranunculus spurred his body to heal itself lickety-splickety!

 

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Emotion Code

I was introduced to the Emotion Code by Sandra Seaman who migrated from homeopathy to Body Code, the more advanced professional method of the Emotion Code.  As impressive as homeopathy had been, Body Code was even more impressive to her because it seems to fly through layer upon layer very quickly.  As I am assisting her with her clients’ homeopathic needs now, I decided to get the Emotion Code book so that I could understand the method and how homeopathy might fit in with it.

The developer of the Emotion Code and Body Code has an interesting story himself.  Long story short, as a child he was cured of an ailment for which conventional medicine had left his family little hope.  Emotion Code is basically an outcome of that and, likely, his chiropractic training.

The essence of the Emotion Code is that if you can identify an [unresolved] emotion–and, ideally, its origin, where it has lodged itself to weaken your body, etc., you can clear the emotion.  The book includes methods for muscle testing to identify all of these aspects.  Intuition works, too!

Running the Governing Meridian with Magnetic Hematite
Running the Governing Meridian with Magnetic Hematite

Then, to clear the emotion, a magnet is run three times with just that intention down the Governing Meridian, which runs from about the mouth in a straight line up over the head and down the spine to the coccyx [tailbone].  Actually, his method is a little different but of the same essence.

Update:   Now, I clear using either my hands or a Vogel crystal.  I always start with prayer and run the meridian 10-12 times.  When I begin, I state the emotion/issue I am clearing, and  I say, “throughout space and time for all involved: all generations, all lifetimes.”

I use a handful of magnetic hematite to run the meridian.  I have found that some emotions require more than three run times.  And of course sometimes an ailment has more than one emotion attached to it.

The Body Code goes far beyond the Emotion Code in ways that I have not experienced nor do I fully know, but Sandra does, if you want to contact her!

Meanwhile, I see three highly beneficial uses even simply for the Emotion Code at home:

1.  When you’re in the midst of an emotion that is not serving you, clear it!  Not only does this bring you relief, it also prevents the emotion from staying with you unnecessarily.  Of course, you’ll still want to keep any lessons from your experiences, but anything that is not serving you can be cleared quickly and easily.  [I now am keeping a handful of magnetic hematite in my purse.]

As you know, I’m especially eager to teach children methods of maintaining health and connection to their higher purpose, and this is a very easy one to teach your kids.  If they cannot reach to run the full meridian, and they don’t have someone with them, they can run the magnet just over their head.  [Personally, I do that, then either start up again at the base or I drop the magnets down my spine.]

2.  Treat yourself when you know an emotion is at the root of an ailment.  We’ve tried it at home on ourselves, our cat.  The strongest factor I’ve noticed in using this at home is that if there is a dynamic which in homeopathy would be called an obstacle to cure, the Emotion Code treatment will help only temporarily.  And, just like in homeopathy–and life–if there are underlying causes, such as unhealthy habits, the Emotion Code clearing won’t ‘stick’ unless those unhealthy habits are removed.  So while you’re removing, remove the source of the unhealthy habits!

Homeopathy also can help with maintaining that support to your vital force, of course, and we can always ask for Divine help in overcoming any obstacle–we just have to follow the advice when it comes to us!

3.  The Emotion Code method can be useful for identifying the underlying issues that will help your homeopath or other practitioner help you resolve the health issue with which you are concerned.

Here’s to your health, and one more tool to achieving it in fullness …

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The Quick Six: Bites and Stings

The final bit of your Quick Six ensemble would be something to address bites and stings, which in fact is what brought my family to homeopathy in the first place.

The Remedies:

The most frequently recommended remedies for bites and stings are as follows:

Arnica – especially if there is bruising
Apis – especially for bee stings
Hypericum – especially when there is nerve pain
Ledum – for puncture wounds including bites and stings

Once again, I’d suggest remedies in the 6c – 200c range.  You can order a combination from some pharmacies, make a combination yourself [see below], or pick the one you feel you’re most likely to need and use that.  If you are going to do the latter, consider that both Arnica and Hypericum would be in your Cuts & Bumps / First Aid vial or spray.

Because I carry only Arnica [200c or 1M] on occasions when I can’t carry a lot, I had only that with me when my husband was stung on his palm by something mysterious in the ocean.  It helped for a few hours, but after washing the dishes that evening, he started experiencing pain shooting up his arm.  I recalled that pain moving up the nerve toward the heart is dangerous, so I urged him to go to the Emergency Room.  He was reluctant, so I pulled out some Hypericum 1M and dissolved it in a small glass of water for him.  After the first dose, the pain withdrew and localized again.  He took another dose during the night, and again another dose in the morning, and that was that.  Whew!

How to make a combination yourself:

Put the pillules that you want to include between two spoons and crush them.  Then stir them up, and voila, you’ve made a combination.

Use it topically:

Don’t forget that you can use this topically too.  Here’s a reminder on how to make a topical out of remedy pillules.  In fact, it was an inspired topical application of Arnica 200c to a massive mosquito bite reaction that taught me the wonders of topical homeopathics in potency.

Non-homeopathic options:

Plumeria:  If you are someplace where Plumeria grow, you can break-off a Plumeria leaf and apply the milk to the site as quickly as possible.  This works quickly and effectively, much to my surprise and relief!

Helichrysum Essential Oil:  I recently was stung by a spider [this kind].  It stung me quickly while running away, luckily, but it was hurting by nightfall.  I decided to apply some of my face oil [hazelnut oil with helichrysum in it] to it, and I was surprised that the spreading redness and pain had diminished by morning.  One more application in the morning, and voila, it was no longer uncomfortable.   I am pretty sure that I never applied a homeopathic, only the face oil.

Meanwhile, my daughter had 3 mosquito bites [she reacts big time!], one of which was not responding to our treatments [why, we don’t know!], so I decided to go back to my original … Arnica spray, then had the idea to add the face oil on top of it.  Voila, the swelling went down and the itchiness subsided.  I think I applied again that night and maybe again the next day before it was fully resolved.

Tried it again [Arnica spray + Helichrysum in hazelnut oil] on my husband, who caught it immediately after being stung and the results were complete relief immediately.

In looking into it, only Helichrysum [and Arnica, of course] are known to be helpful with bites and stings.

Now I keep some of my face oil in a tiny amber roller bottle in my purse.  I use it for a variety of skin complaints from scratches to stings.

To make a batch for my face oil dispenser, I put one dropperful of the Helichrysum [from a 1/2 oz. bottle] in 1 oz. of hazelnut oil [links above to Mountain Rose Herbs, where I purchase them].  If you buy the tiny roller bottles, I fill them all up and have them on-hand to give away.  People love ’em!

PREVENTION!

Homeopathics:  And finally, preventing mosquito bites.  Mozi-Q has come up with a homeopathic formula that prevents a whole host of bites [lice, ticks, mosquitoes …].  These are low-potency homeopathic combination tablets that you take half an hour before potential exposure and whose effects are expected to last a few hours.  The cool thing about the internal is that you have complete coverage [you can’t miss a spot] that remains through sweat, swim, sunscreen, etc.

Staphysagria is the remedy that prevents mosquito bites [Staphysagria is made from delphinium, and mosquitoes don’t like delphinium].  We have used Staphysagria 6x internally with success, and we also have used it topically for prevention [successfully, though they will find the spots that you miss if you’re in a mosquito rich area].

Other:  I have read and been told that liver tonics / bitters and vitamin B’s [like in nutritional yeast] are good mosquito preventatives.  Constipation also equals a sluggish liver, apparently, so regularity is important!

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The Quick Six: Immune Support

I’ve written a fair amount about immune support.  Most of us don’t care to fall ill, for some of us it is especially problematic, and for some of us some of the time it is especially problematic.

This remedy is included in the G4 Kit, now available in the shop. Click to learn more.

Constitutional homeopathic work typically takes people a long way toward a healthy immune system.  And if you have a really good match with your homeopathic remedy, you likely could simply take a dose of your constitutional if you feel something coming-on or avoid it with some simple support like vitamin C.  For this Quick Six kit, you might get a kit that holds a few extra remedies so you can carry your constitutional remedy with you.

For those of you just looking for a general immune supporter or a works-on-anyone-anytime kind of an immune booster, here are my suggestions for your Quick Six kit.

The Remedies:

Oscillococcinum.  Dana Ullman calls it the equivalent of homeopathic chicken noodle soup.  The manufacturer says it is for reducing the severity and duration of the flu.  I say it has helped us avoid the flu, particularly when taken in micro doses [a few granules rather than a whole vial] when you know you’ve been exposed to the flu.

How to:

I take one of these remedies [and give it/them] daily during exposure and/or when I can feel that I am fighting-off an illness.  As long as we stay on top of it and take other reasonable steps for optimal health [like avoiding alcohol, sleeping adequately, and avoiding sugar], these remedies have helped us stave-off illness surprisingly well.

If you’re using it preventively, you also can put it in water.  But if you are actively fighting off illness, I’ve found that it’s better to take at least half a dose, if not a full dose.

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The Quick Six: Major Injuries

This remedy is included in my G4 Kit, now available. Click to learn more.

Arnica is probably the best-known and most used of all homeopathic remedies.  I would guess that it is the remedy that most frequently introduces people to homeopathy.

And with good reason.  Arnica is kind of the if-I-were-stuck-on-an-island remedy.  So The Quick Six would be incomplete without a higher potency vial of homeopathic Arnica.

It is beneficial for a whole host of physical trauma injuries–and to prevent injuries, too [e.g., to reduce bleeding during surgery].

The Remedy:

If you–or the users of your kit–are less familiar with homeopathy, Arnica 200c would be adequate.  I stock a higher potency in my G4 Kit.

The Uses:

Arnica in high potency, such as what is in the G4 kit or even a 200c, is the kind of remedy that you take when you think you might need to head to an emergency room–or en route to the emergency room.  We use it for injuries from falls, blows…the kinds of injuries that cause swelling or bruising.

Arnica makes a great topical spray–prepare it as you would the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo spray [1-2 doses per 2 oz. of water] and use it for any surface injuries that make you think of Arnica.  We use the straight-up Arnica spray where an injury does not break the skin and is not in a nerve-rich area. By contrast, you won’t be surprised to learn that we use the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo where injuries break the skin, are in nerve-rich areas, and/or are expected to cause swelling or bruising.

I keep the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo spray in my purse, but both sprays at home.

The Arnica spray also could be used on tired muscles after a particularly long afternoon in the garden or dancing, for instance.

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