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Natural caducesHolistic, Natural and Therapeutic Treatments
from the Edgar Cayce readings
for some Common Health Concerns
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Health Issue

Possible Causes
(This list is not all-inclusive)

Nutrition

Physical

Mental/Spiritual

Other

Aphonia
(loss of voice)

Pressure on spinal nerve centers (thoracic 2 & 3)

Poor eliminations

Psychological factors

General diet

When eliminations are problematic, juices (perhaps citrus) until cleansing is underway

Castor oil packs

Epsom salt packs

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Hypnosis as last resort

Read specific chapters in John and Deuteronomy.

Stay in the open and be close to nature.

Asthma

Pressure on spinal nerve centers (lower cervical & upper thoracic)

Poor eliminations

Environmental & psychological triggers

Heredity

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Restrict sugars & starches

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Hydrotherapy

Castor oil packs

Atomidine

Calcidin

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

 

Breast Cancer

Chronic irritation

Poor eliminations

Injury (e.g., bruising)

Low vitality

Heredity

Stress

 

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Iodex and animated ash

Beef juice

Ultra-violet light

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Castor oil packs

Colonic irrigation

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

This is complementary to the conventional medical approach and does not require you to stop other forms of treatment.

Work closely with your physician in developing a treatment plan that is best for you.

Coronary Heart Disease

Liver dysfunction

Colon dysfunction

Pressure on spinal nerve centers

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily Restrict sugars & starches

 

Electrotherapy(radio-active appliance)

Massage

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Castor oil packs

Colonic irrigation

Laxatives (as needed)

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

Moderate daily exercise is recommended.

Walking is excellent.

Cystitis
(inflamed bladder)

Disturbances in the hepatic circulation (heart, lungs, liver, kidneys)

Infection

Sluggish liver

Pressure on spinal nerve centers

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Watermelon seed tea

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Massage

Castor oil packs

Colonic irrigation

Glyco-thymoline

Hot epsom salts packs on lower back

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

 

Depression

"lapse in nerve impulse" in the brain between gray matter and white matter

Glandular dysfunction

Toxicity

Psychological factors (especially self-condemnation)

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Fume baths

Massage

Electrotherapy

Castor oil packs

Colonic irrigation

 

Bibliotherapy -  Study Deuteronomy 30, John, 14, 15, 16, 17

Service to others

 

Walking or other moderate exercise is recommended.

Be outdoors in the open as much as possible.

Diabetes
(Type II)

Pressures on spinal centers (5-10 thoracic)

Disrupted nerve impulse to digestive system (particularly pancreas and liver)

Poor diet

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Restrict sugars & starches

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Colonic Irrigation

Jerusalem artichoke

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

Moderate exercise

Walk for at least several minutes do stretching exercise twice daily.

Dysmenorrhea
(painful menstruation)

Pressure on centers along the lower spine (12th thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccyx)

Disrupted nerve impulse to reproductive system

Poor eliminations

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water each day

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)  

Electrotherapy (Radio-active appliance)

Castor oil packs

Colonic irrigation

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

Sitz baths and hot Epsom salts packs over the lower abdomen and/or lower back for acute menstrual pain

Epilepsy

Adhesions in abdominal lymphatics

Trauma or  childhood fevers

Spinal injuries (particularly to the lower spine)

Pregnancy complications

Birth trauma

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water each day

 

Castor oil packs

Abdominal massage

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Hydrotherapy

Herbal tonic (mild sedative)

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

 

Hypertension

Poor eliminations in G.I. tract

Pressure on spinal nerve centers (lumber, sacral)

Disrupted nerve impulse to the large intestine

Backpressure to the circulatory system produces hypertension

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water each day

Electrotherapy

Massage

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Lemon juice

Castor oil packs

Colonic Irrigations

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

Moderate daily exercise is recommended. Walking is excellent.

Kidney Stones

Hepatic system (heart, lungs, liver, kidneys) incoordination

Systemic toxicity

Spinal injury

Dysfunctional attitudes and emotions

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water each day

Massage

Watermelon seed tea

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Turpentine stupes

Mullein stupes and tea

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

 

Migraine

Food allergies

Intestinal irritations

Pressure on spinal nerve centers

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Avoid foods known to trigger migraines such as chocolate

Colonic irrigations

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Castor oil packs

Laxatives (as needed)

Electrotherapy

Prayer and meditation for spiritual attunement to the Divine within

Moderate physical exercise each day (such as walking)

Multiple Sclerosis

Glandular deficiency associated with right lobe of liver

Inability to assimilate gold

Spiritual karma

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Seafood, carrots, and gelatin sprinkled over the grated vegetables

Electrotherapy (wet cell battery)

Spinal massage

Applied spirituality (kindness and consideration of others)

 

Muscular Dystrophy

Glandular dysfunction

Karma

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water each day

Electrotherapy (wet cell battery)

Massage

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Applied spirituality (kindness and consideration of others

Do regular exercise including general exercise (such as going for a walk) and specific exercises (as recommended by your physician).

Obesity

Diet (excess starches)

Poor eliminations

Glandular Imbalance

Nervous system incoordination

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water each day

Restrict sugars & starches

Grape juice before meals

Electrotherapy(Radio-active appliance)

Atomidine

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Steam/Massage

Colonic irrigation

Apple diet

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

Moderate physical exercise each day (such as walking)

Laxatives if constipation is a problem

Osteoarthritis

Poor eliminations

Chemical imbalance

Poor assimilations

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water each day

Massage

Atomidine

Epsom salts bath

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Castor oil packs

Colonic irrigation

Spiritual focus of caregiver as well as patient is important.

Moderate physical exercise each day (such as walking)

Parkinson’s Disease

Deficiency in glandular secretions

Nervous system incoordination

Toxicity (mercury poisoning, medication)

Infection

Basic Cayce Diet with emphasis on foods high in calcium

Electrotherapy (wet cell battery)

Spinal massage

Internal cleansing

Visualization of the results to be obtained during treatment sessions

Use of medications depends on response to the treatment plan.

Beef juice may be helpful for fatigue and general debilitation

Prostatitis

Infection

Aberrant nerve impulse from spinal centers to lower abdomen

Poor eliminations

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water each day

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Prostate massage

Sitz baths

Electrotherapy

Colonic irrigation

Castor oil packs

Fume bath/Massage

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

Occasional use of a senna-based laxative such as Fletcher's Castoria may be appropriate

Psoriasis

Pressure on spinal nerve centers (mid-thoracic)

Thinning of intestinal walls (leaky gut syndrome) 

Toxins from gut end up in skin producing lesions

Basic Cayce diet while avoiding red meat, fried foods, carbonated and alcoholic beverages, and nightshade vegetables

Hydrotherapy

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Herbal teas (slippery elm bark and yellow saffron)

Maintain an attitude of desiring and expecting to be healed is essential ("right thinking").

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Systemic toxicity

Poor eliminations

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance; no fried foods; meat should be fish, fowl, or lamb; vegetable juices; no carbonated drinks

Atomidine

Epsom salts baths

Massage with peanut oil

Internal cleansing (colonics and laxatives as needed)

Osteopathic manipulations

Prayer and meditation for spiritual attunement to the Divine within

Wet cell battery with gold may be helpful in some cases.

Beef juice may be helpful for general debilitation.

Scleroderma

Endocrine dysfunction

Poor assimilation

Incoordination between superficial and lymphatic circulation to the skin

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Electrotherapy (Wet Cell Battery)

Massage

Atomidine

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Keep optimistic. Pray often; seeing, feeling, asking, desiring, expecting  help from the Divine within.

Regular exercise each day based on your physician’s recommendations

Sinusitis

Pressure on spinal nerve centers (upper spine)

Poor circulation

Poor eliminations

Poor assimilations

Improper acid/alkaline imbalance

Environmental irritants

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Eucalyptus inhalant

Glyco-Thymoline

Atomidine

Electrotherapy

Colonic irrigation

Castor oil packs

Steam/Massage

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

 

Stroke

Systemic toxicity

Poor eliminations (especially in the colon)

Glandular dysfunction

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Electrotherapy (Wet Cell Battery)

Massage following electrotherapy

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Colon Irrigation

Strong emphasis on spirituality, particularly with regard to grace and knowledge prior to physical treatments

Moderate exercise such as walking outdoors in the open

The head and neck exercise for sensory system impairment

Tinnitus
(noise or ringing in the ears)

Pressure on spinal nerve centers (upper thoracic & cervical)

Systemic toxicity (often linked to liver and kidney problems) After-effects of cold or flu

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Head and neck exercise

Electrotherapy (Violet Ray Appliance)

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Colonic Irrigation

Castor oil packs

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

 

Ulcerative Colitis

Viral infection in colon

Improper digestion

Toxicity and hyperacidity in  colon

Pressure on spinal nerve centers

Basic Cayce Diet to keep proper alkaline/acid balance, including drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water daily

Ginseng herbal tonic.

Spinal manipulation (osteopathy or chiropractic)

Abdominal and spinal massage

Alum root for diarrhea

Abdominal grape packs

Review your ideals each day and apply them in your lifestyle.

 

Beef juice may be helpful for fatigue and general debilitation.

 

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