Treating High Blood Pressure
The Edgar Cayce readings take the view that, to be healthy, we must live a harmonious and purposeful life. We should balance our life between mental and physical activities, taking extreme care to give consideration to those involving circulation, assimilation, rest, and elimination (C.A.R.E.).
Briefly, circulation includes exercise, massage, and adjustments; assimilation addresses our need to eat nutritional foods and supplements in balanced combinations with proper amounts of water; rest includes setting aside enough time for recuperation, relaxation, and recreation; elimination includes not only a proper dietary program but also specific applications of high colonics, certain natural laxatives (sufficient daily fiber is an example), steam baths, and other forms of hydrotherapy.
Some of us do not consistently and persistently apply that which we know to do, and thus we can become less than well or even ill. In most cases, when we become ill or suffer from complicated physical conditions of long duration, we look for a quick cure--a cure that is not always beneficial to the entire body. But can we do something "alternatively" that will help? Something less invasive to the body than physical or chemical surgery that will balance the systems of the body?
Often, before we become acutely ill, our bodies tell us something is wrong. We are not carrying on in an efficient manner. We may be overly tired, lack motivation, or even have specific signs of acute illness.
My wife, Nikkie, who applies many of the physical practices in the Cayce readings' C.A.R.E. description, also takes her blood pressure regularly. To her dismay last spring she discovered that both the systolic and diastolic pressures were unusually high. (The diastolic numbers were consistently above 100 in the 115 to 120 range, and systolic numbers were about 40 to 50 points higher.) Nikkie felt some dizziness and had an accompanying headache. This went on for a few days. Our daughter, a physician in residence, suggested procedures for monitoring her blood pressure and the need to seek medical assistance locally if symptoms could not be reversed using the Cayce therapies. She said, "This is too serious to mess around with." We listened, but hoped the Cayce suggestions would work.
We wanted a more permanent cure by treating the underlying causes of hypertension. Believing that balancing the body's system influences the ongoing quality of our life and has a considerable effect on healing longstanding and difficult bodily conditions when applied specifically, Nikkie read about the therapeutic regimen outlined in the Cayce readings for healing hypertension.
The readings described hypertension as an improper equilibrium of the circulation. The therapy regimen strongly suggested a balance between the circulatory and nervous systems. These systems that had kept Nikkie healthy were being adversely affected by many factors, including attitudes and emotions.
Nikkie then followed the readings' advice and designed the following plan: (1) develop a right attitude (physical, mental, spiritual); (2) design a specific treatment protocol for treating the hypertension symptoms; (3) promote equalization of the circulation and stability of the nerve forces by treating the underlying causes of the hypertension; and (4) use preventive measures for the avoidance of future occurrences of high blood pressure.
Provided with choices, knowledge, and great determination, my wife proceeded with patience, persistence, and faith in carrying out the treatments. She put her trust in Cayce's "higher wisdom" and controlled her fears and negative thoughts.
The readings about hypertension suggested that she start the day by eating one half a lemon upon arising, taking a long walk, and then finishing with eating the other half of the lemon. (The lemon had the effect of alkalizing the system.)
Nikkie then used the radial appliance, assembled by Dewey Transformational Technologies of Virginia Beach, Virginia, by attaching the negative lead to the umbilicus and the positive to the ankle for 30 minutes. The appliance resembles a battery formed of carbon steel which becomes electronized by ice water and then partakes of the same vibrations which form the human body. The appliance, according to reading 18004, "produce[s] that equilibrium in the human body to relieve any tension as is caused in the deficiency or over proficiency of any electronic agent ..." It acts as an equalizer only to the same degree that normal rest generates recuperative powers in the body. The action, then, is preventative rather than curative except insofar as the body assists through its mental forces, appetite, and other rebuilding forces.
Then Nikkie had a massage with special emphasis on the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth dorsal areas and coccyx area of the spine. The massage had the effect of relieving disturbances to those areas which have a direct influence on nerve plexuses and ganglia controlling blood pressure and hepatic circulation, according to the readings.
The results were startling. After the first application of this therapeutic regimen, the diastolic number dropped into the 80's and the systolic into the 130's in the sitting position. (Measurements were also taken in the standing and lying positions at least four times a day.) The blood pressure readings increased by the end of the first day. At the beginning of the second day, Nikkie's blood pressure was 144/90 in the lying position and 147/100 in the sitting position. She began the same procedure as the previous day and by midmorning her blood pressure was 136/88. It elevated slightly on the second day but not as much as the first day. Each day the blood pressure readings became more normal for Nikkie, and now she has a blood pressure systolic reading in the low 120's and a diastolic reading in the low 70's with no dizziness or accompanying headaches.
Amazing! These therapies found in the readings really work! Nikkie chose to use an unconventional therapy that balanced the blood circulation and stabilized the nerve forces. Combinations of diet, right thinking, exercise, nerve stimulation through massage, and vitalization of the entire system were used to achieve these results.
This article was taken from the January/February 1998 issue of Venture Inward and has been used by permission.
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