Chickweed Salve

November 2nd, 2006

Add about 1 pound of chickweed to 1 pint of Olive Oil. Heat for 3 hours in an oven set at 150 degrees. Strain and add 1 and a half ounces of melted Beeswax to the mixture. Stir mixture while it is cooling, as it will thicken. Place in a wide mouth jar and label. Great for healing cuts, burns, and abrasions.

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Healing Bruises

October 30th, 2006

Ingredients:

  • 3 teaspoons of dried Marigold flowers (Calendula officinalis)
  • 1 cup boiled water

Directions:

Allow the flower heads to steep in the hot water for 5 minutes. Strain. Allow to cool. Wipe the bruised area with the decoction, then cover with a bandage.

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Bite and Sting Poultice

October 21st, 2006

Combine the tincture, water and Lavender Essential Oil.

Add this mixture to the Clay, stirring slowly as the liquid is absorbed. The resulting paste should be tacky enough to adhere to the skin. Apply directly to bite as needed.

Store this remedy in a container with a tight fitting lid, so that the mixture will not dry out. If it does dry out, stir in enough distilled water to turn it back into a paste.

You must remember, though, that applying a poultice is only the first step in treating the bites and stings that might cause an allergic reaction.

Give anyone who is susceptible to the reactions half a teaspoon of Echinacea tincture every ten minutes.

You must remember though, that allergic reactions can have serious consequences. If you know someone is allergic to a bite or sting from a particular insect, do not depend solely on herbal first-aid… immediate medical attention is required. Wheezing, swelling and hives are all indications of a serious, possibly fatal problem that requires immediate medical attention.

Recipe from: “Herbs for Health and Healing” by Kathi Keville.

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First Aid With Tea Tree Oil

October 16th, 2006

Fact: Just about every Essential Oil has a beneficial action on the Immune System.

Sore Throat - Gargle with 1 or 2 drops in warm water

Colds and Flu - Add 4-8 drops to warm bath. Lavender is also a nice oil to use here. Swish water with hand to mix. Do not use more than a total of 4-8 drops of Essential Oils per bath.

Animal Bites - Wash and rinse wound, apply 1 drop neat(undiluted).

Cuts and Scrapes - Cleanse area, apply 1 drop neat (undiluted) Tea Tree.

Insect Bites - Apply 1 drop neat.

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End Sports Pain - Hypnosis Program

October 11th, 2006

Discover How to Raise Your Pain Threshold in Less than 21 days

Expert Sports Psychologist, Dr. Jack Singer, guides you through the same hypnosis based pain management exercises that he has used with elite athletes, including the Air Force Academy football team.

Injuries Can Slow You Down

Are you are being slowed down by nagging injuries and Chronic Pain? As an athlete, you know that the pain associated with old injuries is one of the greatest barriers to your success.

Being able to manage pain can give you a competitive advantage over those who do not know how to apply these valuable skills.

Even if you’re not an athlete, the feeling of physical pain can detract from your over all feeling of well being and can have negative effects on your work performance. It can also prevent you from sticking to a long term exercise plan. Sound familiar?

A Natural Way to Control Pain

Hypnosis is a safe, natural way for you to increase your pain threshold - ultimately reducing your need for medication. Professional athletes, Olympians, and those fortunate enough to have visited progressive pain clinics have been using hypnosis to manage their pain for years.

According to research done at the University of Iowa and published in the December 2004 issue of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, hypnosis can actually reduce activity in the pain network of the brain. Using functional magnetic Resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers were able to see that the processing of the pain signal through the lower parts of the pain network looked the same in the brain images for both hypnotized and non-hypnotized trials, but activity in the top level of the network, which would be responsible for “feeling” the pain, was reduced under hypnosis.”

What You Can Expect

When you’re feeling pain and are not performing activities that are doing any further damage to the area where you feel pain, this program will help you reduce this pain to a manageable level.

In many cases, the sessions in this program can virtually eliminate your perception of pain associated with activities that are not harming the affected area. This will enable you to train more effectively and perform without the distractions normally associated with pain.

Although Advanced Sports Pain Management is specifically designed to help athletes, it can help anyone suffering from Chronic Pain. These sessions will help with Arthritis, Headaches, and neck pain.

Think about it this way: if it is strong enough to help football players manage the inevitable pain associated with the game, it can definitely help the average person with the day to day discomfort associated with Chronic Pain.

How It Works

Chronic Pain is often caused by emotions connected to an injury. Tension, Anxiety, and worry are emotions typically associated with pain. In the first session you will learn to completely relax your body, especially the area where you are feeling pain.

This ability to completely release this Tension is the first and necessary step in achieving pain management.

The next session will guide you through a powerful method called substitution. This is the same method used in dental procedures to numb areas worked on without anesthesia. You will be surprised at how easy it will be to learn how to numb and cool the area of the body where you are feeling pain.

Finally, in the last and deepest session you will learn the ability to subconsciously control your pain threshold. You will actually be able to control the magnitude of pain sensations in a way that is similar to using the dimmer knob on a light switch.

Why This Program?

First of all, it works:

“Dr. Singer, you have touched my life in ways I would not have thought possible. Listening to your CD series not only eradicated my back pain, but it became completely healed (which the doctors said would only happen through surgery). I was back mountain climbing within a matter of a few short weeks! Thank you so much…you are the greatest!” –Richard Matta, Mountain Climber, Las Vegas, Nevada

Secondly, you will not find it anywhere else. Dr. Jack Singer created this program exclusively for The Hypnosis Network.

And finally, whenever you buy any kind of hypnosis program, you need to be very careful about its source. Hypnosis is an unregulated profession, and there are plenty of people out there selling hypnosis products of questionable value.

For instance, when you are researching someone who is practicing hypnosis, be wary of people who claim a “Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy.” There is no such thing.

Furthermore, if a person claims that they are a Clinical Hypnotherapist and will not provide you with any educational background information, they are most likely hiding the fact that they have no formal Education in a mental -health related field.

At The Hypnosis Network, every one of our therapists has a doctorate in a health care discipline. All are world-leading experts in their field.

Who is Dr. Jack Singer, and what are his credentials?

Dr. Singer is uniquely qualified to create this program for you. In addition to earning a Diplomate in Behavioral Medicine from the American Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Jack Singer, Ph.D., (Dr. Jack) maintains a special Certification in clinical hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Dr. Singer is one of only a dozen or so sports psychologists around the U.S. who has this Clinical Hypnosis Certification and is recognized by the National Institute of Sports as a Certified Sports Psychologist (CSP). The Institute also honored Dr. Jack as a Diplomate Mental Health Service Provider in the field of Sports Psychology. This honor is bestowed only on one-half of one percent of the Sports Psychologists who apply for it.

Dr. Singer regularly appears as a guest on sports talk radio and television shows around the U.S., including FOX Sports, ESPN, and the XTRA Sports in Southern California.

You Have Nothing to Lose Except Your Pain

We offer a full year’s money back guarantee on Advanced Sports Pain Management because we want you to KNOW that ordering from us is completely risk free. If you don’t think the results are worth the money you paid, simply ask us for a full refund on the purchase price.

Advanced Sports Pain Management is a 2-CD program:

CD1

CD2

  • Substitution: Numbing Pain Sensations
  • Self Hypnosis for Pain Control

Read more about Advanced Sports Pain Management.

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Balm of Gilead Salve

September 3rd, 2006

Place 1 ounce of the buds in 1 pint of hot Olive Oil and allow to simmer, covered, 3 hours. Strain and add 1 and a half ounces of Beeswax and a half Tsp of tincture of benzion to the strained mixture.

Test for consistency and place in sterile jar. This is a good salve to use on burns, scratches, and swelling injuries.

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Removing Ticks

August 27th, 2006

A School Nurse has written the info below — good enough to share — And it really works!!

I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where it’s sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.

Apply a glob of liquid Soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the Soap soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on it’s own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.

This technique has worked every time I’ve used it (and that was frequently), and it’s much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me.

Unless someone is allergic to Soap, I can’t see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor’s wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn’t reach it with tweezers.

She used this method and immediately called me back to say, “It worked!”

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Herbal Medicine for Cuts and Bruises

August 21st, 2006

Soothe minor cuts, scrapes, burns and Bruises � safely and naturally.

An estimated 80 percent of minor injuries occur at home. While some cuts, burns and blisters require immediate medical attention (see Red Flags), others can be effectively treated with simple first aid.

When stocking a first-aid kit to deal with these inevitable accidents, don’t overlook the many natural products that can speed healing and reduce the risk of infection. These include items you may already have on hand, such as Vitamin C, aloe and honey.

When the Skin is Broken

To treat minor wounds, it’s helpful to understand how the body responds to injuries. The skin, which is the body’s largest organ, has two layers � the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the thin layer (about five cells deep) that’s in direct contact with the environment; it is also host to millions of bacteria and other microorganisms. Ordinarily, these residents cause no problems, but that can change quickly when you suffer a minor wound that breaks the skin.

Beneath the epidermis is the dermis. When a wound tears the dermis, microorganisms from the epidermis invade and threaten infection, and the Immune System works to close the breach and kill the germs.

Blood vessels around the wound dilate, and extra blood rushes into the area, rinsing the wound and cleaning it. The extra blood also carries a small army of white blood cells that attack infection-causing microorganisms. This process causes inflammation � swelling, redness and pain around the wound. Cells injured by the wound die, but before they expire, they release a protein that triggers blood clotting, which eventually forms a scab that closes the wound.

After about 24 hours, other white blood cells release Proteins that stimulate the repair of injured blood vessels and the creation of new skin cells and collagen. Sometimes the process is less than perfect, and collagen forms where you should have skin, resulting in a Scar.

Wounds also can get infected � in this case pain and inflammation can persist or increase, and pus, made up of dead bacteria and white blood cells, may ooze from your scab. However, if all goes well, minor wounds should heal completely, and the simple remedies below can help speed that process.

Heal with Vitamin C

No matter what kind of wound you have, taking Vitamin C can help, whether you get it from fruit juice or from Supplements. Low blood levels of Vitamin C slow healing, while high levels speed formation of new skin cells and collagen, according to Dr. Melvyn Werbach, author of Nutritional Influences on Illness.

Studies conducted on Vitamin C date back to the 1930s, and recent research has confirmed these effects. In a 1996 study, British researchers gave bedsore sufferers standard care plus either a placebo or Vitamin C (500 milligrams twice daily). After one month, the average sore areas shrank by 43 percent in the placebo group and 84 percent in the vitamin group.

New York City-based nutritionist Shari Lieberman, co-author of The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book, suggests getting even more Vitamin C � 5,000 to 10,000 milligrams per day if you have a large wound or burn. However, large doses of Vitamin C can cause diarrhea. If this occurs, reduce your dose.

Other research suggests that Vitamin E and zinc also promote wound healing and reduce the risk of scarring. As wounds heal, Lieberman recommends a daily dose of 400 to 800 International Units (IU) of Vitamin E and 30 to 50 milligrams of zinc.

Reduce Your Stress Level

Emotional stress impairs Immune Function. So it comes as no surprise that stress also interferes with wound healing. Ohio State University researchers studied 26 women, half of whom were stressed by caring for spouses with Alzheimer’s disease.

The researchers inflicted identical minor puncture wounds on all the women, then treated them with an Antiseptic (hydrogen peroxide) and tracked the wounds as they healed. Healing took significantly longer among the Alzheimer’s caregivers (49 days versus 39).

However, effective stress management accelerates wound healing. Researchers at Southeastern Louisiana University worked with 24 people who had their gallbladders removed. After the patients emerged from surgery, half received standard care, while half were given audio tapes containing a relaxation program.

A day later, the relaxation group showed less Anxiety, lower blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol and less inflammation from the surgical incision.

Any relaxation program can help, including Meditation, Yoga, tai chi, visualization exercises or listening to music. (For more on reducing stress, see Running from Bears, Mother Earth News February/March 2005.)

Herbal Healing

A number of Herbs can be safe and effective for aiding your skin in healing.

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) makes a tasty, calming tea. The oils in this herb are also anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial and promote skin regeneration. That’s why Germany’s Commission E, the government panel that judges the safety and efficacy of herbal medicines, recommends the herb for wound healing. Make a strong tea using 1 heaping teaspoon of flowers per cup of boiling water. Steep until cool. Apply using a compress.

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) contains allantoin, a compound that helps heal wounds. Dr. James Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy, suggests applying fresh, washed and bruised leaves directly to wounds as a poultice, or applying Comfrey as a paste of powdered leaves. (You could also try skin-care products that contain Comfrey, available at health food stores.)

In recent years, Comfrey’s reputation has suffered because it contains compounds that can cause liver damage when ingested. You shouldn’t ingest this herb, but there’s no danger in using it externally for wound healing.

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) has been used for centuries to help heal wounds, and Commission E also recommends Calendula for wound healing. Brew a tea using 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried flowers per cup of boiling water. Steep until cool. Apply using a compress, or mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of tincture in a cup of water and apply.

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) has been used to heal wounds in India for centuries. It’s no wonder: The Asiatic herb’s acid stimulates collagen synthesis. Gotu kola salves are available at some health food stores and herb shops, or you can apply a compress containing tincture, liquid extract or tea. For tea, use 2 teaspoons of dried leaves per cup of boiling water. Steep until cool.

First Aid Basics

Follow the steps below to handle common household injuries:

Care for Cuts

The bleeding from cuts usually stops by itself. If not, apply direct pressure until it does.

Immediately wash cuts carefully with Soap and water.

Apply Antiseptic. Doctors often suggest iodine, Antibacterial ointments and hydrogen peroxide, all available at pharmacies. Aloe, Tea Tree oil and honey, however, are equally effective natural alternatives.

The gel inside Aloe Vera’s fleshy leaves is best known as a treatment for minor burns, but it also helps treat cuts. In fact, aloe became medically prominent more than 2,000 years ago when Alexander the Great’s army used it as a treatment for battle wounds.

Modern researchers have identified several reasons why aloe gel spurs wound healing: It has Antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral compounds that help prevent wound infections. It also has immune-stimulating and anti-inflammatory compounds, and it stimulates collagen synthesis and skin regeneration. Aloe contains Vitamins C and E, plus the mineral zinc.

“Most household cuts and burns occur in the kitchen,” San Francisco-based family doctor Anne Simons says. “Keep a potted aloe plant in yours, and you’ll have fresh gel handy whenever you need it. Just snip off a leaf, slit it open, scoop out the gel and apply it.”

When British explorer Capt. James Cook first arrived in Australia in 1777, he found the indigenous people treating wounds with crushed Tea Tree leaves (Melaleuca alternifolia). The oil in Tea Tree leaves is a powerful Antiseptic.

“I use Tea Tree oil on wounds,” Duke says. “It’s as good as any nonherbal Antiseptic.”

Ancient Egyptian medical writings advised covering wounds with honey.

Recent research shows they were onto something � honey has potent Antibacterial action. British researchers cultured all the bacteria that commonly cause surgical wound infections and then placed two drops of honey in each petri dish. Honey treatment substantially inhibited most bacterial growth.

Another option, according to Dr. Richard Knutson, an orthopedic surgeon in Greenville, Miss., is to use a paste made from granulated sugar and water. Sugar also helps prevent infection and speeds healing.

Beat the Pain of Burns

Cool it. As quickly as possible, run cold water over minor burns, or use an ice pack. Place a few ice cubes in a plastic bag wrapped in a cloth (or use a commercial cold pack). Apply for 20 minutes, then wait 10 minutes before applying again.

Flushing with cool water is especially important for chemical burns caused by drain, oven and toilet cleaners. Flush the area with cool water continuously for 15 to 30 minutes. If the chemical container is available, read and follow the first-aid instructions on the label.

Pacify the pain. Doctors recommend aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil). A natural alternative is White Willow Bark (Salix spp.), which contains pain-relieving compounds similar to aspirin.

Commission E endorses White Willow Bark for treatment of pain. For a decoction, soak 1 teaspoon of powdered Bark per cup of cold water for eight hours. Strain. Drink up to 3 cups a day with honey and/or Lemon. If you’re sensitive to aspirin, do not use willow � the herb may upset your stomach.

Apply aloe. Aloe first came to modern medical attention in the 1930s, with a medical journal report that the herb helped heal burns inflicted by radiation treatments. In 1995, Thai researchers treated 27 people with second-degree burns with either aloe gel or petroleum jelly under gauze dressings. The average time to healing in the petroleum jelly group was more than 18 days. In the aloe group, it was about 11 days.

Spread on honey. Indian researchers treated burn victims using either a standard dressing or one soaked with honey. The honey group’s burns healed twice as quickly (nine days versus 18 days).

Herbalists and aromatherapists Kathi Keville and Mindy Green, co-authors of Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, suggest placing a few drops of Lavender oil on burns or mixing three drops each of Lavender oil, Tea Tree oil, Chamomile oil and Calendula oil, and applying the mixture to the burn.

Don’t break blisters. When burns cause blisters, it’s tempting to pop them, but doing so risks infection. If blisters break on their own, wash the area thoroughly with Soap and water, then cover with gauze soaked with honey, aloe, Lavender oil or Tea Tree oil. Wash the broken blister and change the bandage and dressing once a day.

Banish Your Bruises

Bruises are red, Blue or purple marks on the skin. Around the eyes, they’re called Black eyes. Bruises occur when a fall or blow leaves the skin intact but damages the capillaries beneath it. People bruise more easily as they age because skin capillaries become more fragile.

Apply an ice pack as quickly as possible. Ice reduces pain and swelling. Do not take aspirin or use willow Bark � they are anticoagulants and prolong bleeding.

Take bromelain. This enzyme is abundant in pineapple and has anti-inflammatory action. Bromelain is available at health food stores and supplement shops (chewable varieties of bromelain Supplements taste delicious), or you can eat more pineapple.

If Infection Develops

As wounds begin to heal, pain, tenderness, redness and swelling should subside. If they persist or get worse, the wound is infected. Minor infections can be treated safely at home by washing with Soap and water, soaking the affected area in warm water and applying aloe, honey, Lavender and Tea Tree oil. But if symptoms continue � especially if pus begins oozing � see a doctor.

� Michael Castleman is the author of The New Healing Herbs, a scientific investigation of 100 plants used in traditional Herbal Medicine. Visit www.mcastleman.com for more information.

RED FLAGS

Consult a physician promptly for:

  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding, or those with jagged edges that won’t come together. You may need stitches.
  • Wounds that contain dirt or other foreign material you cannot remove. The wound should be professionally cleaned.
  • Any burn over an area larger than your hand (except sunburn). Burns that produce extensive blistering, or any blister more than 1 inch across.
  • Any human or animal bites that break your skin. Animal bites carry considerable risk of infection.

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When to Use Hot, When to Use Cold

August 15th, 2006

Richard O’Brien, MD - American College of Emergency Physicians

First�-aid rules for injuries can be confusing. Here is the lowdown…

Cold reduces inflammation. Apply cold to acute injuries, such as a newly sprained ankle or a pulled muscle.

Heat improves Circulation. It’s best for Chronic Pain, such as from tight muscles or a sore back.

Alternate heat and cold if you have soft� tissue damage and/or stretched ligaments, such as an ankle sprain. Heat aids in restoring range of motion.

Apply cold for 20 minutes per hour as desired for the first 24 hours.

The next day, apply warmth for 20 minutes per hour as desired. Caution: Don’t apply cold for more than 24 hours or warmth for more than 72 hours.

If inflammation continues beyond 72 hours, see a doctor.

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Aromatherapy For Muscle Sprains

August 2nd, 2006

Here is a recipe from “The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy” by Valerie Ann Worwood that you can try for a leg sprain:

“For overstretching of the ligaments in the legs, use an ice pack 4 times a day for 20 minutes at a time. Afterwards massage with the following:

Dilute this mixture in 2 tablespoons of Massage Oil

After 48 hours change to hot compresses, on which you have placed 2 drops each of Rosemary and Lavender. Between treatments Keep the leg wrapped with an elastic bandage and periodically massage the whole of the leg from the ankle to the thigh.”

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