- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Natural treatments for chronic health conditions part 2
More natural treatments to help treat chronic health conditions
This is the second part of a series im writing about natural health treatments for chronic health conditions. I will discuss many treatments in this part and in other parts, some I have tried myself, some I haven't. Results will vary for these treatments as a lot of these treatments are alternative treatments and haven't been studied or researched as much as some medications and other treatments.
In this second hubpage of the series I am going to discuss Hydrotherapy/Castor Oil treatment, homeopathy, oil pulling, meditation, binaural beats and revolutionary trauma release process.
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Castor Oil Treatment for chronic health conditions
Castor oil has been for therapeutic uses for hundreds of years. Castor oil packs is a specific hydrotherapy treatment (I will discuss hydrotherapy in a further hubpage). It can be applied externally on the skin or taken internally to help with constipation. I have used it myself on my abdomen which is how a lot of people with chronic health issues use it. It can help relieve inflammation as well as help with circulation, detoxification and can help with relaxation as well. It can also heal the digestive system and help with digestive issues such as constipation.
While there are a few different methods to using castor oil externally, the method I was taught by a naturopath (Dr. Elizabeth Bussetto in the portland, oregon area) is a simple, easy method. You can get castor oil online and can often find it in places such as Walmart as well and is rather inexpensive as well. In addition to castor oil you will need at least one flannel cloth (the bigger the better) to not only wrap your body but also to put on top of the heat pad/warm water bottle as a buffer/barrier.
While you can use a flannel shirt, whichever shirt you use will be ruined by the castor oil. Castor oil ruin clothes or bedding so use caution whenever you use it. You may need a towel or another flannel cloth to use as a protective layer on your bed to protect your mattress, sheets from castor oil. Typically it is done at bed time or when you are around to going to bed.
It can be done 4-7 days a week, or how often you need to use castor oil therapy. You start by taking a quick hot bath or shower that will warm up your body. After the bath or shower you dry off and apply a liberal coating of castor oil all over your abdomen. After applying the castor oil you wrap your abdomen with a flannel cloth. You can either heat up a water bottle or a heatpad to lay on top of your abdomen and flannel cloth when you lay down. You also need to lay down a towel or flannel cloth wherever you lay down. You may also need another towel or flannel cloth to put on top of the heatpad so you won't get burnt by the heatpad, especially if you plan on reading.
After about a week's usage you will need to clean the flannel cloth, towels or whatever you use to apply your castor oil. If your washer can handle it you can clean what you applied or use with the castor oil, with some clothes soap and baking soda. If not you can soak it in a container of mild clothes soap and baking soda (and lots of water). You will then need to wash it off and let it dry.
Also be sure to get a flannel cloth that isn't itchy (be sure to get cotton not wool), it will be unbearable to use when doing castor oil therapy, and will irritate your skin.
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How homeopathy helps
Homeopathy for chronic health conditions
Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnermann. It is based on his doctrine of belief of like cures like. Believing that a substance that creates or causes the symptoms of a disease can cure the disease.
Over time a lot of scientific research has been done on homeopathy with mixed results. While there has been a few positive studies, they are mostly inconclusive. It has risen and fallen in popularity over the years and today there are a number of licensed homeopathic practitioners. A company that produces a lot of homeopathic products, hyland's has a wide variety of homeopathic products.
Personally I've only used a couple different homeopathic supplements. I use one that has a mix of homeopathic bioplasma cell salts which I use in my natural electrolyte mix. From personal experience it does seem to help with migraines and headaches. For more information on my natural electrolyte mix check out: http://jheldt.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-make-natural-electrolyte-mix-AKA-MTHFRade
If you have a problem with fatigue, migraines or headaches you may want to experiment using the bioplasma cell salts (a mix which I will add an amazon product link below) by itself or in the natural electrolyte mix. I also believe it helps hydrate people with electrolytes as well.
Defeat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Sound Healing Self Hypnosis
This is a very special cd- it can aid you in your recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome naturally, using sound and words to help rebalance your mind and spirit! If you are currently taking medication, it would be unwise to stop suddenly; this cd is not a substitute for medication, but an additional aid, which can help you to recover your sense of balance, and lift your spirit!
This program not only uses words to help you heal, it utilizes special sound healing frequencies attuned to the Root Chakra, and a sound healing technique called binaural beats; to take advantage of these special sound frequencies, please use this CD with headphones.
Keep in mind, there are many different factors contributing to chronic fatigue syndrome, such as life stressors, past traumas, poor diet, allergies, and genetics. The hypnotic suggestions on this cd will help to address some of this. Try to address some of your biological imbalances by eating as healthy as possible, and seek proffessional help.
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The benefits of Oil Pulling
Oil Pulling for chronic health conditions
Oil pulling is a relatively new alternative treatment believed to have originated from ayurvedic medicine. I have only done it a few times and it does seem to help some. It can be done with either coconut oil or Sesame Oil. All you do is hold a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and swish it around for about 10-20 minutes. While there hasn't been much scientific research into oil pulling a lot of it has been inconclusive. It is supposed to kill bad bacteria in the mouth (like a natural mouthwash) but also help with detoxification as well.
Be sure to spit it out when you are done as well and not swallow it (which might also cause a gag reflex as well). Also be sure to not have a stuffed up nose or be congested as well. I would recommend coconut oil as it has a rather neutral flavor and is available online, at walmart and many grocery stores.
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Meditation: How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind
***How to Meditate Has Been Named One of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2013***
Pema Chodron is treasured around the world for her unique ability to transmit teachings and practices that bring peace, understanding, and compassion into our lives. With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan nun presents her first book exploring in depth what she considers the essentials for a lifelong practice.
When we look for a meditation teacher, we want someone who has an intimate knowledge of the path. That's why so many have turned to Pema Chödrön, whose gentle yet straightforward guidance has been a lifesaver for both first-time and experienced meditators. With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun presents her first book that explores in-depth what she considers the essentials for an evolving practice that helps you live in a wholehearted way.
More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind to embrace the fullness of our experience as we discover:
The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness
The Seven Delights-how moments of diffi culty can become doorways to awakening and love
Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises
Thoughts and emotions as "sheer delight"-instead of obstacles-in meditation
Here is in indispensable book from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over.
Part One: The Technique of Meditation
1. Preparing for Practice and Making the Commitment
2. Stabilizing the Mind
3. The Six Points of Posture
4. Breath: The Practice of Letting Go
5. Attitude: Keep Coming Back
6. Unconditional Friendliness
7. You Are Your Own Meditation Instructor
Part Two: Working With Thoughts
8. The Monkey Mind
9. The Three Levels of Discursive Thought
10. Thoughts as the Object of Meditation
11. Regard All Dharmas as Dreams
Part Three: Working With Emotions
12. Becoming Intimate with Our Emotions
13. The Space within the Emotion
14. Emotions as the Object of Meditation
15. Getting Our Hands Dirty
16. Hold the Experience
17. Breaking with the Emotion
18. Drop the Story and Find the Feeling
Part Four: Working with Sense Perception
19. The Sense Perceptions
20. The Interconnection of All Perceptions
Part Five: Opening Your Heart to Include Everything
21. Giving Up the Struggle
22. The Seven Delights
23. The Bearable Lightness of Being
25. Relaxing with Groundlessness
26. Create a Circle of Practitioners
27. Cultivate a Sense of Wonder
28. The Way of the Bodhisattva
The mind is very wild. The human experience is full of unpredictability and paradox, joys and sorrows, successes and failures. We can’t escape any of these experiences in the vast terrain of our existence. It is part of what makes life grand—and it is also why our minds take us on such a crazy ride. If we can train ourselves through meditation to be more open and more accepting toward the wild arc of our experience, if we can lean into the difficulties of life and ride of our minds, we can become more settled and relaxed amid whatever life brings us.
There are numerous ways to work with the mind. One of the most effective ways is through the tool of sitting meditation. Sitting meditation opens us to each and every moment of our life. Each moment is totally unique and unknown. Our mental world is seemingly predictable and graspable. We believe that thinking through all the events and to-dos of our life will provide us with ground and security. But it’s all a fantasy, and this very moment, free of conceptual overlay, is completely unique. It is absolutely unknown. We’ve never experienced this very moment before, and the next moment will not be the same as the one we are in now. Meditation teaches us how to relate to life directly, so that we can truly experience the present moment, free from conceptual overlay.
How meditation can help chronic health conditions
Meditation is a practice that has been around for centuries. Many religions as well as spiritual leaders have taught many different methods of meditation. There are many meditation techniques and practices to try. It has been studied and shown to help with chronic health conditions. It helps induce calmness, as well as help relieve anxiety. I also believe that in higher states of meditation it can help heal one's body mentally, spiritually and perhaps physically as well.
I have written before about meditation and different meditation techniques on previous websites I have run. It only needs to be done for about 10-15 minutes to be effective. I personally like to listen to relaxing, zen like music, sit quietly with eyes closed and do some deep breathing. If you are mentally capable of it (many with chronic health issues may have to work up to it), you can use binaural beats (which I will get to in a bit) to do meditation as well. The two most common meditation based binaural beats are holosync and hemisync. Holosync is primarily meditation with a few other uses. Hemisync has lots of different applications, not only meditation but other healing binaural beats as well.
Whatever method you choose you use, I find any form of meditation can be very beneficial for spiritual, mental and physical health as well. It can also help one deal with anxiety and create a mental buffer that can help those deal with the high levels of stress and anxiety, many in western societies experience.
Hemi-Sync Support for Healing
This unique restorative music collection, assembled from sound researcher and music producer Joshua Leeds' highly-acclaimed Essential Sound Series, features psychoacousticlly arranged variations of Tchaikovsky's String Quartet #1. Designed to support recuperation, healing, and enhanced well-being, Hemi-Sync® frequencies aid this process by moving you into a profound state of relaxation and helping to strengthen the mind-body connection. This soothing classical compilation is performed by the award-winning players of the Apollo Chamber Ensemble, featuring Lisa Spector, pianist. Length: 60 minutes. Other Metamusic® titles produced by Joshua Leeds are Baroque Garden and Masterworks.
How Binaural Beats work
Binaural beat applications for chronic health conditions
Binaural beats (or tones) are sounds caused by a physical stimuli. They were first discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove in 1839. In the 1970's they were studied more by Gerold Oster in the 1970's. When two slightly different frequencies are presented separately to each one of your ears, the difference induces a mental state correlating to the frequency range the difference makes up. For differences above 30 Hz your brain is able to perceive them as two different tones/sounds.
The frequencies of the human brain are below about 40 Hz. For example if a 315 Hz sine wave is introduced to one ear and a 325 Hz frequency into the other ear, the different which is 10 Hz would be the brain state induced in the subject's brain.
After study by Gerold Oster they were further developed upon by physicist Thomas Warren Campbell and electrical engineer Dennis Mennerich who along with Robert Monroe created a binaural beat self development technology by forming the Monroe institute (often referred to as hemi-sync). Since then they have been used for a variety of purposes, and a lot of different self help binaural beats and programs have been put out. The other huge binaural beat company is holosync which uses binaural beats for one specific purpose, meditation.
I personally use them to help me fall asleep as well as for anxiety and relaxation purposes. There has been a lot of different binaural beats products developed over time. For meditation and those products that take someone down to a low brainwave frequency it is done over time and once the binaural beat product is over the person comes back to normal consciousness/brain wave activity/frequency.
If you have the time on your hands you can also create your own binaural beats as well. This takes some time and some practice though. If you look it up online you will find many resources on how to create your own.
Healing Myself: A Hero's Primer for Recovery from Trauma by Gari Carter
If you are suffering from pain. . .If someone you love is suffering from pain. . .If you'd give anything to be able to overcome that pain, without drugs. . .If you need inspiration from someone who has "been there". . .This book is for you.
In 1982, Gari Carter's old life abruptly ended. A headon car crash destroyed much of her face. Ahead were almost ten years of operations that gradually rebuilt her jaws, cheekbones, nose, and gums. Ahead lay months of helplessness, pain, anxiety, and depression. Ahead lay overwhelming fear of pain. But ahead lay much more.
Healing Myself is the story of one woman's successful battle to rise above pain and despair. But it's about more than pain. It's about the elation she felt as she gained control of her suffering. It's about the lessons she learned from hard experiencelessons in patience, love, and proper priorities.
Perhaps most astoundingly, it's about her discovery of a series of commerciallyproduced audio paincontrol tapes that changed her multiplehour operations from ordeals to be dreaded into challenges to be met calmly and confidentlywithout anesthetics!
Ease Chronic Fatigue Self-Hypnosis: Binaural Beats Solfeggio Tones Positive Affirmations
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Active, busy or anxious thinking and active concentration, arousal, cognition, and or paranoia
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Naturogenix: Natural supplements and therapies for chronic conditions
- Naturogenix: Natural Supplements and Therapies for Chronic Conditions
Natural and oragnic supplements and therapies for those dealing with chronic health conditions such as mthfr, methylation defects, detoxification defects, thyro
Hemi-Sync De-discomfort CD
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Holosync meditation technology
- Holosync® Meditation Technology: Brain Wave Training for Relaxation, Prosperity, Love, Health &
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Hemi-Sync Super Sleep CD
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Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE): A revolutionary new method for stress/trauma recovery by David Berceli
This book explains many aspects of the trauma recovery process in uncomplicated language and uses basic concepts for the non-professional. It includes the ground-breaking, Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). These exercises elicit mild psychogenic tremors that release deep chronic tension in the body and assist the individual in the trauma healing process.
Revolutionary Trauma Release process cover
Revolutionary Trauma Release Process for chronic health conditions
The revolutionary trauma release process was a book introduced to me by youtube user Recovering Potsy (who just formed the youtube channel/website Resolve 2 Heal with her sister). It is a rather short book you can find on kindle, or paper back. You can also find a copy that just has the exercises in it. Its hard to describe without reading or doing the exercise themselves but I have found them to be very useful.
Through the majority of the book, the author writes about his experiences using these exercises to help heal traumatic experiences and life events using these physical exercises and teaching them to others. These exercises work to help release built up tension and anxiety in the body which is stored in our bodies when we experience traumatic events.
You start off by doing these exercise about every day for a month straight. You can then use them about twice a week to get rid of lingering anxiety, stress built in the body and if someone encounters new traumatic experiences. For those with chronic health conditions, there is often the trauma of dealing with and treating the condition but also outside judgement and criticisms.
The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process: Transcend Your Toughest Times by David Berceli
Life is stressful, anxiety provoking, and frequently traumatic. The result is that many of us are hurting, and often we are unaware of how deep our pain runs. These experiences aren't simply over and done with once they have passed. They each leave their mark, etched deep into both the psyche and the body. This affects how well we function from this point onwards. The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process shows what stress, anxiety, and trauma do to our mental wellbeing and physical health. Despite the uffering we experience in life, Dr. Berceli argues that even the most damaging events can become a pathay to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. The magic of The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process is that it can be utilized by anyone, any place on the planet. The process can reestablish a person's equilibrium, stabilize their life, and turn them to an emotionally healthy place.
Trauma Releasing Exercises Step By Step Video Instruction and Demonstration
Dr. David Berceli is a former monk who spent 15 years as trauma specialist in war zones and areas of natural disaster before leaving his order to establish Trauma Releasing Exercises within the professional and therapeutic community . Dr. Berceli developed these simple physical exercises to help individuals and groups recover from periods of horrendous stress and trauma. The exercises are revolutionary in their calming effectiveness, and ability to work across in all cultures , nationalities ,and religions. The exercises can assist in counseling or be used a self- help tool. Don't be fooled by the title of this DVD . You do not need to have experienced trauma to benefit from the technique. Anyone who is experiencing mental stress, excessive worry and even the feeling of financial trauma can use these simple exercises to enhance well being. If you are stressed and no matter how many times you talk the negative feelings keep coming back, these exercises are for you. In addition to explaining how stress, anxiety, and trauma affect our mental well-being and physical health, The Revolutionary Trauma Release DVD explains the body's amazing ability to permanently release tension by using this technique. By reestablishing our equilibrium, stabilizing our lives, and returning us to emotional health, the exercises allow us to enjoy a vibrant state of being. The exercises are easy .The DVD contains a step by step demonstration. The DVD concludes with interviews of individuals and therapists who are using the exercises with success and experiencing significantly greater well-being. Dr Berceli was recently asked by officials of the Chinese Government to bring his exercises to China to aid in trauma recovery in the recently devastated earthquake zones.