Cayce Health Database
The blood and lymph are the main
circulatory systems of the body. Through these vital substances,
the body's cells are kept alive. Without adequate circulation
of blood and lymph, the body's tissues are starved and poisoned.
Thus, the processes of assimilation and elimination are dependent on
healthy circulation to nourish and cleanse the body.
Edgar Cayce commonly recommended several basic
interventions for assisting with circulation. Steam baths followed
by a full body massage were frequently prescribed to improve circulation
to the external portions of the body (and thus improve eliminations
through the skin). Manual medicine (i.e., osteopathy or chiropractic)
was also recommended to regulate the nerve centers which influence patterns
of circulation. Such regulation was sometimes recommended in cases
requiring improved eliminations in certain portions of the body.
For example, in cases of dementia where the nerve tissue in the brain
is toxic, increased circulation to the brain would naturally be a high
Daily physical exercise was one of the
most often suggested therapies for improving circulation. Walking
and swimming were two of the most highly recommended forms of exercise
for most people.
Cayce also described specific exercises
for morning and evening regimens. He noted that the upper body
was to be stimulated in the morning and the lower body in the evening.
These are natural patterns of circulation which can be assisted by
specific exercises. (See The Edgar Cayce Handbook for Health
Through Drugless Therapy, which illustrates "vertical" exercises
for the morning and "horizontal" exercises for the evening.)
Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis
or self-treatment. Please consult a qualified health care professional
for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health