Cayce Health Database
EDGAR CAYCE ON THE CAUSES AND TREATMENT OF
Edgar Cayce discussed the causes
and treatment of asthma in over 160 readings. While recognizing
the variability of the illness as it manifests in each individual,
several patterns were noted with regard to causation and treatment.
Here are some common themes followed by typical excerpts on asthma
from the Cayce readings.
SPINAL NERVE CENTERS - Pressure on spinal nerve
centers was a common etiological factor in the Cayce readings on
asthma. In particular, the upper thoracic (dorsal) and lower
cervical nerve plexus were implicated. The locations of these
nerve centers are also called the brachial and cardiac plexuses. (5687-1,
5682-2, 5445-1, 4393-1, 4281-17, 4153-1, 3906-1, 3661-1, 3634-1,
3634-2, 3537-1, 3211-3, 3046-1, 2542-2, 1047-1, 861-1, 674-1, 656-1,
595-1, 227-1, 90-1, 85-1)
TOXICITY - Poor eliminations were cited as a causative
factor in several readings. Circulating toxins can irritate the
lungs triggering an asthma attack. (5630-1, 5445-1, 3863-1,
3290-1, 1268-1, 112-1)
- HEPATIC SYSTEM INVOLVEMENT - Problems with the liver and kidneys
were noted in several readings on asthma. Edgar Cayce’s description
of the hepatic system includes the liver, heart, and lungs as organs
of the "upper hepatic circulation." (5630-1, 5616-1, 5445-1,
4393-1, 1867-1, 1536-1, 911-1)
- DIET - Certain foods were emphasized as causative factors.
Sugar, starches, and pork were mentioned as contributing to asthma.
Generally speaking, acid-producing foods were viewed as problematic.
(5004-1, 4810-2, 3661-1, 3290-1, 3053-2, 1047-1)
- DISTURBED CIRCULATION - Primarily, increased circulation to the
lungs was cited in numerous readings. This was often linked
to pressure on the spinal nerve centers which regulate blood flow
to the lungs. (5682-1, 5639-2, 5630-1, 5445-1, 4281-17, 3211-3,
3127-1, 2542-2, 674-1)
- GLANDULAR DYSFUNCTION - Glandular dysfunction was sometimes noted
in readings on asthma. (2102-3, 1413-1)
- LYMPHATIC SYSTEM INVOLVEMENT - The lymphatic system was occasionally
mentioned in cases of asthma. (5192-1, 4393-1)
- ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS - Environmental factors such as climate,
pollen, and pollutants were mentioned as causative factors in numerous
readings on asthma. (5556-1, 5192-1, 5004-1, 4996-1, 4029-1,
3661-1, 3542-1, 3359-1, 3331-1, 2040-2, 1047-1, 911-1, 656-1, 161-5)
- PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS - Attitudes and emotions were mentioned as
contributing factors in some cases of asthma. (4029-1, 3359-1,
2102-1, 1529-1, 978-1)
- HEREDITY - Heredity was mentioned in one reading on asthma.
- SPINAL ADJUSTMENTS - Directions for relieving pressure on spinal
nerve centers were given in many readings. Most often, osteopathic
physicians were recommended. (5192-1, 3634-1, 3634-2, 3331-1, 3127-1,
3109-1, 3046-1, 2542-2, 2102-1, 2040-2, 1867-1, 978-1, 595-1, 161-1,
90-1). A specific technique for treating acute episodes was also described.
- DIET - Corrective diet was suggested in many readings for asthma.
Restricting sugars and starches, and fried foods while increasing fruits
and vegetables were common recommendations. (5682-2, 3331-1,
- INHALANT THERAPY - Various formulas for inhalants were commonly
recommended as antiseptics for the respiratory system. (5682-1,
4281-17, 3127-1, 978-1) Inhaling apple brandy fumes from a
charred oak keg was recommended in a few readings for asthmatic conditions.
- CALCIDIN - Calcidin is calcium iodate. During Edgar Cayce’s
era, Calcidin was available as an over-the-counter medicine for the
treatment of respiratory problems. Most often, it was prescribed
for relief during exacerbations. (5556-2, 2040-2, 1867-1, 978-1,
- INTERNAL CLEANSING - Improving eliminations to decrease toxicity
was recommended in several cases of asthma. (3331-1, 1413-1,
- EXERCISE - Mild exercise was recommended for some individuals with
asthma. (5630-1, 5468-1, 5192-1, 2742-1)
EXCERPTS FROM THE CAYCE READINGS ON ASTHMA
5687-1 F 5
Now, these are conditions as we find them in this
body, , we are speaking of: The blood supply in the system
is deficient both in quantity and quality, especially, in the rebuilding
cellular force or the red blood cellular force of the circulation, the
overstrain both from conditions in the body from nerve and from organic
conditions as is produced. The nervous system - overtaxed, especially,
at times these hard spasmodic conditions of breathing is shown or exhibited
within the system proper...
In the organs, themselves, we find the effect to
the throat, larynx and bronchials, one of continual irritation more or
less - sometimes a great deal more than at others - for there is in the
4th and 5th dorsal region a lesion causing the friction and reflection
of the nerve and muscular forces about the circulation as produced through
this portion of the body, a lesion being formed and producing pressure
on the bronchials and lungs giving the asthmatic condition to the body,
see. The overtaxed, the weakened condition of blood and nerve forces,
then poor assimilation of foods taken, the body becoming toward the anemia
condition from poor elimination.
5682-1 F CHILD
These, as we find, in the advanced stages of same
- which has existed for almost a cycle, or more than six years, or nearly
seven - in the advancing there have been those pressures created also
in the cerebro-spinal system, that prevents a normal flow of blood supply
to the lungs and bronchi, and an asthmatic condition is a result of same.
For the asthmatic condition, have those properties
made into an inhalant, as this:
To 4 ounces of pure GRAIN alcohol (not 85%, but
pure grain alcohol - that's a 190%, or 190 proof), add:
Eucalyptol, or Oil of same.......................20 minims,
Oil of Turp, or Rectified Oil of Turp..........5 minims,
Tolu in solution......................................40 minims,
Benzoin, Tincture of..................................5 minims.
Keep in a container at least twice the size, or
an 8 ounce bottle with a glass cork. Shake solution together and
inhale Deep into the lungs and bronchi two or three times each day.
5682-2 F CHILD
In those for the relief of those inclinations in
the brachial centers, and that as causes more of the lung pressure and
bronchial tickling, or asthmatic reaction, these - as long as relieved
or aided by the inhalants - will be well to keep handy and to be used
when there is an inclination for these spasmodic reactions to occur.
These are, as seen, of the antiseptic nature, and will aid the system
through this absorption by the inhalation of fumes and vibrations of same
to clarify the blood and lung tissue, and to relieve those spasmodic conditions,
or the tendency of the tissue to become over full from these pressures.
As we will find, with the proper adjustments in the dorsal - upper dorsal
and cervical area, and the general treatments, these will - with the age
and development - gradually disappear....
In the matter of the diet, beware that there are
not too much of greases or of sweets. Starches, to be sure, at times
will affect the asthmatic condition, but we would give these as an outline
- though they may be changed occasionally for the satisfaction of the
appetites and for the developing body:
Mornings - citreous fruit juices preferable to the
pulp of the citreous fruits themselves, though this may be taken occasionally,
and rather than adding sugar to same add pinches of salt until palatable,
and preferably use the IODIZED salt in same. This may be altered
with rice wafer or whole wheat toast, or Zwieback, with butter and honey,
preferably honey in the honeycomb, with milk if desired. At
other periods there may be given cereal, and preferably such as carries
more of the necessary elements in the vitamins; as in oatmeal use the
steel cut, and as is cooked for a long period of time and altogether cooked
with its own steam, NOT cooked in open pan or boiler. As double
for three to five hours this should be cooked. If of the dry
cereal, the puffed wheat or puffed rice, or puffed corn - these are all
well preserved as to their vitamins, but do not use cereal and the fruit
juices, or citreous fruits, at the same meal - but they may be altered
Noons - sandwiches that carry lettuce, tomatoes,
with a salad dressing, and milk - or those easily digested, but do not
give at this meal any jams, preserves or the like; preferably as much
green vegetables as possible, under the circumstance. There may
be used the yolks of eggs, but not the white, in sandwiches. Hard
boiled and mashed and mixed with dressings, but not with any acid dressing
as of vinegar or acetic acid, or pickles. It would be well at this
period for the body to take a small dose of olive oil, just before the
Evenings - all of the green vegetables that are
well cooked, and a little amount of fowl, fish, liver, tripe, or the like.
No hog meat, and especially no fats. (There may be prepared with
the noon meal, or lunch, the shredded breast of fowl with the sandwich,
or the like, but no ham, or the like). At the evening meal there
may be also taken buttermilk, if fresh, or the Bulgarian milk.
All of these would be well.
5639-2 F 50
(Q) What relation is there between the different physical troubles
(A) These have been explained, in how the various conditions
affect the body in the different ways. As is seen, the effect upon
the heart's action, the tendency - or attacks of the asthmatic condition,
the inclinations for the fever or the reaction to the pollens - these,
as has been given, are varied conditions, and where conditions rather than
causes have been treated the effect has been - while an allaying in one
direction - an affectation in another direction. Hence that as given,
that correcting those conditions existent in the cerebrospinal nerve centers
from which radiate those depressions, causing the overflow of blood supply
to the system in its various conditions, as in asthmatic conditions and
the over sympathetic conditions, producing the hay fever - the use of
the pollen-antigen, as has been given, and these all worked together with
the correction, would relieve
these and separate or change the effects as produced in the body.
Why not DO that?
5630-1 M 38
Bronchia and lungs are near NORMAL, though these
fill at times WITH the blood forces in system, that makes for a congestion
- and, if allowed, must become asthmatic in its activity in system...
Pancreas and liver show more the effect of the conditions
and the disturbed forces as seen in the body. Especially in the
right lobe of the liver is seen the inactivity as to the normal forces
for the body, as is indicated throughout that of the hepatic circulation
- especially in kidneys, these make for those distresses as come in the
form of the acid from the system, being of an auto-toxic nature, brings
to the extremities those conditions as make for distresses in the muscular
forces at times, and must eventually turn into that that would be of the
nature as to cause greater distress.
(Q) What exercise should body take?
(A) Not too strenuous, as indicated, in the beginning.
The body should rest, physically and mentally, in the beginning. Then,
the outdoor exercise may be good - provided it is not over done.
5616-1 M ADULT
In the physical forces of the body of , there
are strains on the body that so affect the physical functionings that
the organs respond in too high a tension. Such as is seen in the
blood supply of the system, which is full - strong, even rich in its elements
and in the various portions of its functioning; yet some of the mental
strains have been so overtaxing, and some of the physical taxation so
nerve racking as to allow for the TEMPORARY over-activity in the pressure
as is produced in the heart's action. Not an organic condition;
PURELY that of nerve tension, with an unbalanced equilibrium in the activity
of the eliminations as are set forth in the system. While the eliminations
are in ONE manner very good, yet they do not COORDINATE in their PROPER
way and manner.
Hence we find the restlessness is at times a tendency
of the inactivity of the eliminations as would come through a nominal
or normal activity of the hepatic circulation. Hence the liver in
its functioning - in attempting to adjust the condition - PUMPS, as it
were, to the system, that of such a fullness as to cause high pressure
in the upper portion of system. This, as understood, were it to
remain for a great length of time, would produce such a condition of plethora
- even in the modified form as existent with this body of  - increasing
so much as to cause then ORGANIC disturbance, either of the upper hepatic
circulation; that is, the liver, with the spleen and its activity to heart's
action, or so increase the activity of the heart ITSELF as to be detrimental
and produce smothering spells, followed in THIS case by asthmatic tendencies;
for the plexus involved in the nerve system is that of the secondary cardiac,
or that as associated from the 4th and 5th dorsal plexus. Hence
those fullnesses as occur to the head, with the dizziness, and the fullness
5556-1 F 63
(Q) Is this climate suitable for this body?
(A) It suits the body for the asthmatic condition, and is hard
on the body for the arthritic condition; yet this climatic condition is
better than cold or extreme heat. Higher altitude, but near the
same climatic condition, would be better for both. Though WE would
give, as has been given, for the present surroundings.
5556-2 F 63
Keep up also, WHENEVER necessary - or whenever the
condition is chest shows any tightness - those of the Calcidin tablets,
see? taking one at the time. May be several taken in one day,
or may be only one or none, according to the FEELINGS of the body as respecting
the asthmatic condition.
5468-1 M CHILD
(Q) Any special diet?
(A) That, that is blood and nerve building. Exercises should
be as much in the OPEN as may be had, without subjecting the body to those
irritants that at periods cause depressions.
5460-1 F 32
As for the asthmatic condition, this produced by
the irritation from the pressure produced in the secondary cardiac plexus
region, than from a condition in the bronchi and lung itself. The
condition in the bronchi being the result of deflections in this region
of the 3rd and 4th dorsal center, and the irritation as comes from such
a reflection in the blood supply.
5445-1 M 37
IN THE NERVE SYSTEM we find the greater distress,
for with the activities of the body physical, the nerve centers and the
nervous SYSTEMS - not system, but SYSTEMS - are as the carriers on, or
the incentives for the activities as are exercised in the system.
Now, we find in the upper dorsal region a condition wherein there is an
impingement, which - being in its position, with that of the secondary
cardiac plexus - brings to those PORTIONS of the system that of the filling
of the lungs without proper amount of air being capable of being taken
into the lungs themselves, or an ASTHMATIC effect. This being, in
this PARTICULAR case, more of a BRONCHIAL asthmatic than a LUNG asthmatic;
for these come in conjunction with the nerves of the trachea, or the prongs
to the bronchial tubes themselves, yet the heaviness is often felt in
the lungs. This produced rather from the effect of the lack of oxygen
in the system, or of the blood itself, except under stress or strain,
being oxidized, or the proper amount of the carbon begin thrown off, or
carbon dioxide as is thrown off from the lungs themselves. Hence
a source of infection, but - as has been seen - not the WHOLE source of
pus forming; rather the effect of a condition, and an aid to that which
PRODUCES the distress. Naturally, the blood supply not being oxidized,
or not being carbonized with the oxygen for the system, makes for the
tendency of distresses, or as starvation to the system as to resuscitation
in the blood supply. Hence the low pressure. Hence the low
activity or tendency in red blood cells. In the reflexes from this,
we find conditions in the cervical which are reflex, and naturally the
sensory system - the eyes, the ears, the feeling, the taste even at times,
become in a manner accentuated; that is, super-sensitive to odors, super-sensitive
at times to the eyes, causing distresses - then tendency of the lachrymal
ducts to fill, to cry easily, or irritation in eyelids and throughout
the whole of the sensory system. Roaring at times in the ears. These
are indications, NOT causes. To treat these is to make more accentuated,
rather than being a curative nature; for where tissue has become inflamed
form a reflex condition, too easily do we call on nature to supply an
abundance of curative forces in the blood circulation, that makes for
an accentuation, or a greater distress than nature would build had we
treated the cause and not the effect...
Digestive system, as is seen, shows disorders more
from an over acidity. Naturally the liver and the spleen become
involved in the conditions, for these remaining torpid in their activity
form for the system something of toxic forces throughout the body.
Hence the condition as has existed.
5360-1 M 56
Yes, we have the body and those conditions which
have long been a part of the constitutional disturbance to the body.
For, as we find, there was, in the early experience in this plane, an
injury which caused a lesion which brought about inflammation first, later
adhesions or strictures in the area of the bronchi and larynx and thus
a bronchial asthmatic, or bronchial condition in which colds, or heat
and cold, or undue excitement may bring on paroxysms of disturbance through
the lungs. These, with the nature of the properties as have been
administered from time to time, have caused a disturbance through the
digestive or assimilating system and eliminations.
5192-1 M 12
As we find, there are disturbing conditions.
These have to do with those activities in the respiratory system, of the
bronchi and trachea, especially as related to the lymph and emunctory
circulation, because of conditions existent in the nerve forces from pressures
in cerebrospinal system. These, produce, then, an overflow under
any disturbance from pollen or various forms of gas or of pressures from
atmosphere, and these bring about an asthmatic reaction in trachea and
bronchi. There exists in the brachial center, from a condition existent
from the periods of gestation and presentation a subluxation and a lesion
which causes the bronchi and larynx to become expanded under the conditions
As we find, if the body would be kept under the
correct atmospheric pressures, and thus climatic conditions in such as
Arizona, it would bring a varied or bettered condition. This only from
the pressure, but with the corrections osteopathically made of conditions
in the cervicals and the upper dorsal, or through the brachial area of
the dorsal centers, there may be corrections that may eliminate the sources,
with these changes which we will indicate...
Do have regular exercise in the open.
5004-1 M 24
As we find, there are disturbances preventing the
normal balance, especially at times through the body. These have
come from adhesions and lesions in the bronchi and larynx, producing bronchial
asthmatic reactions in the body.
We find that these come from a pleural conditions
which existed in times back when the body was very young. First
there was caused this strain where there are the lesions. Thus with cold,
congestion, being overheated or getting too cold, there is brought on
an asthmatic spell. Certain foods - as sweets or certain pollens
cause the same character of reaction.
(Q) Will I ever be cured of asthma?
(A) This depends upon whether the measures are taken in regard
to the climatic changes and the adding to the system of those things that
may take away the lesions. But it will require long periods.
4996-1 F ADULT
(Q) Does climate have any effect on her condition?
(A) More in the waters than in the climatic conditions.
These, of course, make for those depressions - as for the asthmatic forces,
or those repressions in the RESPIRATORY system - but this is not ORDINARY
asthmatic force - see?
4810-2 F ADULT
Yes, we have the body here. We have had this
before you see. Now we find there are many changes in this body
since we last had it before us here. Those conditions in the bronchials,
in the lungs proper, and the effect as this condition has on the pulmonary
organism itself, is varied a great deal on account of atmospheric conditions
as well as the effect that has been produced in the circulation by the
change in vibration reached through the conditions brought about in the
blood. Also that of the organs themselves. Other portions
of the body give as much distress at times as does the asthmatic condition
in the throat and lungs proper. Much of the condition in the bronchials
and lungs is produced by the diet the body takes. Hence we have
through the pneumogastric, with the cardiac expression to the lungs in
the circulation, as is carried through the arterial forces from the lungs,
becomes overcharged by the pressure produced down the canal itself in
the end of the stomach proper, see. The cardiac end. This
produces much of the distress to the body. No sweets should be taken
for this reason, no meats of the nature of pork or of hog flesh, see.
Rather that of the green vegetables or fruit diet, carrying more acids
that will become the form of alcohol in the digestive forces to carry
out in the system that of vital forces necessary in the blood to meet
the conditions in the system. And use the inhalations as directed,
and not substituted portions as has been done in some of that taken in
the system, for in this was the change made; that of the change was as
this. For this is what should be used as the inhalant, see:
To 8 ounces of grain alcohol add
Canadian Balsam.....................20 minims or drops,
Benzosol (and not the substituted as has been used but Benzosol).1/4
Rectified Spirit of Turp............20 minims.
4588-1 M 7
In the NERVE SYSTEM we find that that may be termed
as the seat, or the causes of disorders or distresses. While we
find the body a DEVELOPING, a GROWING body, yet we find in the cerebro-spinal
system there are impingements that prevent the normal flow of blood to
the head, especially to the central nervous forces of the nasal cavities,
the antrums, the eyes - THAT portion of the system - where the eyes are
shown to be as out of alignment, the impingement has, does produce the
irritations, the inability of the body to FOCUS properly in eyes.
In the affectation same produces in the soft tissue of the face, prevents
the normal and nominal eliminations from the system, see? leaving
those conditions to become as impediments in the soft tissue in nose,
in antrum, in the face itself. So much vitality in a developing
body has prevented this from becoming LOCALIZED, except at times when
cold or congestion arises, when we have trouble with throat, trouble with
lungs, trouble with breathing, and depressions; and we must sooner or
later come to a general debilitation, with an asthmatic effect - which
occurs at times in the condition in the present.
4527-2 M ADULT
Now, we find the physical conditions in this body
in some respects are better than when we had it before. We still
have in the upper dorsal region that impingement that produces the condition
of spasmodic contraction through the lungs and bronchials, and with this
contraction or relaxation in the system beyond the normal condition of
the body this trouble or asthmatic condition gives the greater distress
through this portion of the body.
4393-1 M 43
IN THE BLOOD SUPPLY, here we find there is that
which NOMINALLY would be called of little disturbance, yet were the activities
of same classified there would be found that the metabolism and katabolism
of the system was disturbed through the elements that are lacking, or
over-predominant in the blood stream itself. This condition produces,
then, rather the impoverishment to functioning systems, or produces an
over-abundance of other elements in other functioning organs that produces
disturbance in that organ or portion of the system, as is seen in the
manner in which the respiratory system responds to the functioning of
the organs of the hepatic circulation. While there are no evidences
of disorders IN the respiratory system, other than that of the impoverishment
which produces IN the lung area that of a FULLNESS, that does not become
oxidized as proper in the functioning of the system, this makes, then,
burdened conditions in the liver and spleen, as well as for the kidneys
themselves. This is rather, that there is the necessity that the
liver AND the kidneys FUNCTION nearer in coordination, that there be
no disturbances in the ORGANIC functioning of the organs. While
the disturbance in the present is functional in nature, are these allowed
to remain without the creating within the physical organism that which
will produce or keep a more even balance, or a better coordination IN
the hepatic circulation, there must arise no only FUNCTIONAL but ORGANIC
disturbance in the organs of the hepatic circulation. Hence
the lymph and the emunctories of the hepatic circulation are those involved
in the present...
(Q) What causes asthma and hay fever?
(A) Those pressures in the upper dorsal area, and the condition
in the blood stream - as for elements that make for proper coagulation
and elimination in the respiratory system. With the correction of
INTERNAL conditions, and the correction of those subligations in the dorsal
AND cervical, this should be ridded from the body, and all ASSOCIATE conditions
where irritation to muco-membranes are affected by any outside influence;
for unless a body is able to build resistances within the system (which
is lacking in this one, particularly, as has been outlined), it BECOMES
susceptible to cold, congestion, or those effects of an overflow in some
portion of the body.
4281-17 F 9
(Q) What can be done to relieve the asthmatic condition?
(A) Relieve that pressure as is produced in the 3rd and 4th dorsal
region. This will relieve the condition. Also use the inhalant,
which would be in this proportion: Do not use this other than when
there is cold or congestion. Remove it preferably by removal of
the pressure, osteopathically, in this region, so we change the blood
supply to it. But when necessary, use the inhalant, in this proportion
To 4 ounce of pure grain alcohol, add:
Rectified Creosote.................5 minims,
Rectified Oil of Turp.............5 minims,
Canadian Balsam, or Balsam of Fir...5 minims,
Tincture of Tolu in Solution.......1/2 ounce.
Keep in a container twice the size of the quantity,
with a glass corked container. Do not shake solution other than
when ready to be inhaled. Inhale both through nostril and through
the mouth, into the lung. This will relieve the tendency to cough;
also the asthmatic effect in the bronchials, see?
4252-1 F 45
First there should be that of pure apple brandy,
as would be kept in a CHARRED container - not of any other but a CHARRED
container, at least two quarts of same in a container twice the size of
the quantity, and so arrange that this being kept near a fire will produce
fumes above same, and same may be inhaled into the throat, bronchials
and lungs, at least twice each day - not a solution, only that gas as
is thrown off by evaporation from same. This will act as a healer
for the lungs, the throat, the larynx, and the whole system. Also
a stimuli for the blood supply as will be carried into the system by this
4153-1 M CHILD
(Q) The condition to medicine is called 'Asthma'.
(A) The condition as exists is of prenatal condition with that
of the predisposition of the inebriety of the body before gestation and
during same. The condition as is produced in the dorsal region produces
the pressure in those portions of the body. Build the system as
to overcome these with that stimulation necessary as we have given, we
will overcome these conditions.
4150-1 M ADULT
The pressure as produced in the upper dorsal, you
see, produces the asthmatic condition. The condition as is produced
in the pancreas is from properties as taken, and the first abrasion, or
the first fracture caused in the body, brought on the asthmatic conditions.
We must correct these in the spine, if we would correct the asthmatic
conditions, taking at times, when this is severe, the medicinal properties
of Calcidin, may be taken until relaxation is brought in the bronchials.
Not take medicine for the condition but medicine should be taken of this
kind for the spasmodic condition as arises. This should be given
frequently until the relaxing comes. One tablet Calcidin (5 grains)
dissolved in water should be taken every thirty minutes until relaxing
comes. Calcidin, composition Iodine Calcidin. It both acts
with the respiratory system and does not give the reaction to the blood
supply, save as an active principle. It doesn't react to the heart.
4055-1 F 59
As we find, there are disturbances which arise from
a strain and a subluxation caused in the area where the muscles of the
scapular or shoulder blade coordinate or work with the nerves of the sympathetic
and cerebrospinal systems in the upper dorsal and lower cervical areas.
Thus there is caused a slowing of the activities of the central nervous
system to the organs of the chest, or the bronchi and larynx and also
in the areas of the soft tissue - as the mastoid and sinus areas of head
and face. Thus a temperature is caused or a form of rose fever,
or slight fever, that produces that irritation in the bronchi and larynx
causing the cough.
Also there is the shortness of breath, and with
the activities of walking especially climbing stairs or descending stairs
there is asthmatic reaction.
Here we find that the correcting of the conditions
in the upper dorsal and cervical areas could preferably be done by the
osteopathic or neuropathic applications of massage, and the applying about
once a week of the short wave heat through the areas.
4048-1 M 42
(Q) What can I do for the hay fever and seasonal asthma?
(A) Do these things that we have indicated. For these will
correct the subluxations, by the massage along the whole cerebrospinal
system, that causes the disturbance. Then with the changes wrought
in the vibratory forces of the body, relief from all of the disturbance
would or should come.
Do keep in the open when it is practical.
Do use the body or exercise, though do not strain the body.
4029-1 F 55
As we find, if the environment would be changed
for this body, especially for some six to ten weeks to such an environment
as Arizona, the body would be able to return to these environs without
disturbances of the asthmatic nature or the spasms in the bronchi and
trachea, the lungs and other organs; provided the mental activities are
kept in much better accord.
(Q) What produces the asthmatic condition?
(A) The incoordination between the cerebrospinal and sympathetic
nerve system in the brachial center or the upper dorsal, and the pressures,
the mental attitude - all of these have their part. Thus the change
in the atmospheric pressure as well as the environs will be necessary
if there is to be brought any semblance of a balance between these two
systems of the body.
3906-1 M 12
If these disturbances are corrected pathologically
in the early developing years, so that those pressures apparent in the
areas from the 9th dorsal to the 1st cervical are corrected, we may allay
oft those bronchial-asthmatic reactions that take the life and breath
from the body.
3863-1 M ADULT
IN THE BLOOD SUPPLY, in this we find the effects
of the greater distraughtness as is produced in the system by the varied
conditions as are brought about in the various portions of the body -
as is seen in that condition as is produced in bronchials, larynx, lungs
at times; as that as produced in the nasal cavities; as is shown in the
digestion - all of these are effects of an abnormal condition existing
in the body, and these effects are as the results of this condition existent
and produced or shown in the blood stream, through the change of the condition
existent in same, by the cause of non-elimination in its normal way and
manner. Hence most of the conditions that have been applied to the
body for betterment have been found to be effective only in part, for
rather the effect than the cause has been treated in the physical forces
of the body. In the effect produced, then, in the blood supply,
we find there forms of that as may be called a congestion in the tissue
as separates the various portions of blood stimulus to the tissue in the
body, see? or a catarrhal condition, as is seen in the various passages
in system where the fluids of the system are distraught at times - as
in case of digestion, as in case of that as is produced in the form of
asthmatic condition to the bronchials, lungs, nasal, eyes, and the effects
are as of such disturbance in the mucus producing portions
in the various organs.
IN THE NERVE SYSTEM, in this we find the real seat
or cause of the trouble. In certain centers, then, along the cerebro-spinal
system, we find there are deflections that have caused improper incentives.
With these deflections, there has come this congestion. With congestion
there was brought about these poisons left by non-elimination setting
up in tissue in the form of this non-eliminated poison and producing this
catarrhal condition in the system. In the centers, as seen, these
are the 2nd and 3rd and 4th dorsal, the 4th and 5th cervical - the 2nd,
3rd and 4th dorsal being the greater trouble, for through these we find
reflexes as come to the lungs through that of the reflexes to the cardiac,
or secondary cardiac plexus. Also with this cardiac plexus there
comes the disturbance as is seen through the activity of the system in
the plexus of the pneumogastric and the hypogastric. Hence the varying
conditions as exist in the digestive system, and with this over taxation
in the digestion, the liver and kidneys show a small amount of irritation
by inflammation to the mucus producing portions of the system - as is
effective in the functioning of the organs through the various times.
Hence we find a debilitation throughout the system, yet not such as to
prevent the normal functioning of the body in its abilities, mentally
and physically - yet ever hindered by a dread, a disturbance throughout
3661-1 M 60
These as to being helped will depend upon many factors.
And if the body would find real help, these must be considered as a part
of the whole condition. As there are scars from hindrances that
have long existed in the body, from these deflections where pressures
in the upper dorsal and through the cervical have prevented the proper
circulation through bronchi and trachea, these have made for a thickening
of the walls of tissue. Thus when there are changes of pressure
in atmosphere, or when there are certain characters of foods taken, when
there is the least cold or that which produces an unbalanced chemical
condition in the body in the acids and alkalines, we find that there are
recurrent spasmodic reactions through those areas where these scars or
hindrances have been produced from this deflection. It is called
an asthmatic condition, or asthma.
3634-1 M 2
As we find, there are improvements in many ways
through the body. The tendencies for the conditions through the
bronchi and trachea have been improved. But we would every few months
have a series of at least three or four adjustments, and as indicated,
we will so adjust the body that in its growth those tendencies for the
bronchial asthmatic reaction and the susceptibility to colds, through
the pressures upon the sympathetic ganglia in the upper dorsal and through
the cervical area, will be materially aided.
3634-2 M 3
(Q) What causes the attacks of asthma?
(A) As has been indicated, a condition in the trachea and bronchi
from pressures in the brachial center. This has been given.
These are being corrected. Don't get overanxious and do other things
or that which will hinder what is being done by the osteopath.
3542-1 F 50
In the circulation we find there are indications
as to how there are disturbances in the trachea and bronchi, that form
what is commonly termed bronchial asthma. This plethoric condition
existing there is irritated by the passage of air to the lungs themselves.
Thus when there is the breathing in of any of those elements that float
in the air, whether it be gaseous or any particles of dust, it produces
irritation that causes coughing - which further irritates the general
condition of the body.
3537-1 M 7
We would take this developing body to [Dr.] Taylor
... and have the neuropathic treatments, correcting those subluxations that
exist in the coccyx and the lumbar areas, in the 2nd and 3rd dorsal, and
in the 3rd and 2nd cervical. And we will be rid of those tendencies
towards the bronchial asthmatic condition.
3359-1 M 25
Here we find the bronchi and trachea at variance
to cold and heat, also at variance to anger or disappointment. For,
a bad cold or anger will give the body just as severe attack of asthmatic
condition in trachea and lung as anything else.
3331-1 F 36
Also we would have corrections made osteopathically;
not merely corrections as of moving segments but including a massage so
as to cause the activities of the sympathetic and the emunctory centers
to coordinate, and not leave this spasmodic reaction of nerve energies
to the areas. These will be from the 6th dorsal to the base of the
brain. Ordinarily, the application is from the 1st cervical down.
Here, begin at the 6th dorsal and - on either side of the spine - work
up. And you won't do it all in just two or three minutes.
There should be given time for the corrections, as pressures are made
in the various segments on either side, and include those areas at those
segments especially of
the 4th, 2nd and 1st dorsal, 3rd cervical, 2nd cervical, and 5th cervical,
and just about in the order given should there be the reaction to these
to the nerve supply - that, of course, carries the reaction to the bronchial
tubes of the trachea and the upper portion of the lungs. With
any change of atmospheric pressures these change, - with even a little
cold as from a draft, dampness of feet or some such, and bring on these
paroxysms of asthmatic reactions. Hence do have these corrections...
(Q) Is there an organic condition exists that creates this asthmatic
(A) Naturally such paroxysms cause a strain on the heart, as
well as causing - from those things given - poor eliminations and slow
activity of the liver and the kidneys. But these are not organically
affected; though they are sympathetically or reflexly involved.
With the type of applications carried forward as suggested here, these
should gradually adjust themselves.
Do keep good eliminations, even a little excessive.
The vegetables or the character of vegetables indicated should aid in
3290-1 F 69
These, then, are the conditions as we find them
with this body: The blood supply indicates a toxic condition through
the system from poor eliminations...
(Q) Suggest remedy for asthma, sinus and bronchitis?
(A) As just given. The massages, the Fume Bath and the
correcting of these. But lose some of these disturbances of
pressures by the fleshy portions in the body.
3211-3 M 55
There are subluxations in the second and third dorsals.
These deflect the circulation of nerve supply, and thus the blood to the
bronchi and trachea. This causes a bronchial asthmatic disturbance.
3127-1 F 26
As we find the disturbance here - there have been
such expansions in the bronchi and trachea as to cause, from any excitement,
a spasmodic or asthmatic reaction to the breathing or to the activity
of the arteries that carry the blood into the lung area...
(Q) What connection is there between either or both my hay fever
and sinuses, with my asthma; what can be done to correct these?
(A) Well, all of these are associations with the lymph circulation,
and with this engorgement these naturally cause - from the sinus - a general
disturbance; as also does the hay fever.
Using an inhalant will also be helpful for the body,
prepared in this manner:
To 4 ounces of grain alcohol add, in the order named:
Oil of Eucalyptus....................20 minims,
Rectified Oil of Turp................5 minims,
Compound Tincture of Benzoin.........15 minims.
Put the solution in an 8 ounce large-mouth bottle
or prepared so that two vents may be made through the cork with glass
tubes inserted with corks. Several times during the day and especially
during the spasmodic condition of the asthmatic reactions, shake the solution,
remove the corks and inhale into the throat and nostrils.
3109-1 M 2
(Q) Will there be a tendency towards asthma and hay fever in
(A) Not if the osteopathic corrections are made properly along
the spinal column, so that the whole of the lymph circulation is changed.
3053-2 F 11
(Q) Why is she now having such severe attacks of asthma?
(A) The diet! Keep away from those things that are sweet,
or those combinations causing acid in the stomach itself.
3046-2 F 44
(Q) Could there be a disturbance in the rectum or vagina which
is causing the asthma? (I only ask this question because I have
had several people tell me about the doctor in Kansas City who treats
asthma from that part of the body.)
(A) There could be disturbances, but this is not the source -
as we have indicated. The source is in the upper dorsal and through
the lumbar and sacral areas. Do as outlined for the better conditions
for this body.
3046-1 F 43
There has long been a subluxation that exists in
the upper dorsal and cervical areas. This has produced a form of
activity through the lungs as to produce an asthmatic condition.
We would have osteopathic adjustments to alleviate,
very gradually, the subluxations in the 2nd and 3rd dorsal, and in the
2nd and 3rd cervical. We would stimulate this area first, before
making the corrections, and make these very gradually; else we may bring
on a very SEVERE attack of the asthmatic reactions through the bronchi
2782-1 F 51
First, in the blood supply, - this we find with
a tendency towards an acidity; that at times brings such disturbances
to the adrenals as to produce pressures upon the sympathetic nervous system,
in such measures as to cause lesions along the cerebrospinal and sympathetic
nervous system junctions.
Thus in throat, in head, in the mucous membranes,
there are produced spasms of irritation, or at times in the bronchi and
larynx the feeling as of a burr or a distinct disturbance to those areas.
These, then, as indicated, are reflexes; though
these may cause such disturbance - by this unbalancing in the chemical
forces of the body-functions - as to cause even an asthmatic reaction
- by the form of lesions produced, unless these conditions are removed.
2742-1 M 23
Because of the hereditary forces there is NOT the
NECESSITY of, or there should not be entertained that as a necessity of
weakened lungs or of asthmatic tendencies. But the conditions in
the physical structural forces, and the reactions in the present, may
bring ABOUT such conditions IF THERE ARE NOT MEASURES TAKEN TO ELIMINATE
THE SOURCES OF THESE TENDENCIES towards the weakened conditions in the
First, - have some specific time each day, when
at all practical, for exercising in the open. There is little better
than the general setting-up exercise, - walking, golfing, rowing, swimming
and the like; and as much of such as may be had in the experience of the
body would be most beneficial. The forms of specific corrections
we would have, - such as may be made by Saxmann. While these need
not be wholly osteopathic, neither should they be merely or entirely chiropractic;
but there should be specific corrections made in those areas from the
4th and 5th dorsal to the 1st cervicals, with some specific made - during
the periods - in the lumbar and the sacral. In these there should
be periods. Take a treatment every three days, or three times a
week if practical, for some two or three weeks. Then leave off for
ten days or two weeks. Then take for another week, leave off for
two weeks. Then take for another week to ten days. These should
correct those tendencies, provided the outdoor exercises are maintained
as much as practical.
2542-2 M 3
There are the tendencies in the cervicals for hindrances
to the proper circulation, by a subluxation; which tends to give an asthmatic
condition in the larynx and trachea. These need correction osteopathically.
Have at least three or four corrections, and these would not be bad if
given during this period when there is the stimulation necessary for the
reduction of cold and the reducing of temperature.
2245-1 F ADULT
Yes, we have the body here. (Give special
attention to the asthmatic condition). Now we find there are some
abnormal conditions in this body that produce the asthmatic condition,
and we have the effect that this condition has produced within this system.
The affect is to the nerve forces, the functioning of the organs, the
lungs themselves and bronchials and the effect produced in the circulation...
(Q) Mr. Cayce, when did  have the fall that caused the
(A) The asthmatic condition has been the development from the
condition the fall produced, which was when the body was about five or
six years old, you see.
2102-2 F 27
Put a teaspoonful of Compound Tincture of Benzoin
and one-half teaspoonful of Oil of Eucalyptus in boiling water, as in
a croup cup, so that the fumes may be inhaled by the body.
This will relax the lungs from this severe attack
of the asthmatic reactions in the present, and not be too hard upon the
lungs or the heart or the digestive system.
2102-3 F 27
We find another condition that concurs with the
very nature of the disturbance is that there are the more severe paroxysms
of the contending influences in the bronchia, the trachea, and the nerves
of the lungs, and the asthmatic reaction, at or following those periods
of elimination - or the excess activity of the glandular forces...
(Q) Are glands of internal secretion involved?
(A) Every gland is involved, where so much of the lymph and emunctory
circulation is involved, - as in ANY long standing asthmatic reaction.
2102-1 F 27
While the body suffers from the effects of asthmatic
reaction, from the bronchi and the lungs, we find that the applications
for the effective activity upon the system have produced many disturbing
forces that at times become a great aggravation to the conditions.
But, to meet the needs of the conditions under the
While we will have periods when there will be quite
a reverting to old conditions, and some periods when a great deal of relaxation
will be needed, we will find that if the sources of the conditions - or
the causes - are carefully considered, and the applications followed which
we will indicate, we will gradually get rid of a great deal of the trouble,
- even under the existent conditions.
First, - know that the attitude of the mental self
has much to do with the effects created; just as the self finds that overheating,
overeating, overanxiety, anger, and conditions of any nature that work
the body up to a state of exhaustion, produce a great deal of disturbance
to the body; just as there has been builded into the mind of the
body that there is the effect from, or as of the body being allergic to,
so MANY things that are really helpful and necessary, if the corrections
will be made properly!
These, then, as we find, are the basic causes of
the condition; and if there is the DESIRE for the POSITIVE positive position
of same, have same X-Rayed!
There is in the 1st and 2nd and 3rd dorsal a subluxation
INTERNALLY, or downward; and this has for a long period produced a pressure
upon the trachea, and the tubes to the lungs themselves. This irritation
causes the spasmodic reactions to the body-forces, and causes the quickening
of the circulation in the attempt for the superficial activity of the
nervous system to replace, or to give sufficient vent to the openings
into the lungs for the oxidization or purifying of the air.
This must necessarily be relieved. It is of
such long standing that it will require several series or periods of the
adjustments; not merely those that may be had by the chiropractic aligning
of portions of the cerebrospinal system, but rather those that may be
had in the OSTEOPATHIC manner, with the use of relaxing of other portions
that will aid in correcting the tension in the areas, - as in the areas
from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th lumbar, as well as the upper dorsals and
through the cervicals.
We would take these as a regular thing; twice a
week for four weeks, - leave off four weeks; then take again twice a week
for four weeks, and leave off four weeks. Continue in this manner
for at least six to eight to ten such rounds of taking same.
2040-2 M 50
It is the form of pressure that causes the phthisis,
or asthmatic reaction, and is producing hardships upon the circulation
from the lungs to heart, to liver.
For the asthmatic reaction, take CALCIDIN - in this
manner: Dissolve two or three one-grain tablets in an ounce of warm water,
and keep this warm - not by heating it, but by keeping it in a warm place,
you see. Stir and take a teaspoonful of the solution about three
times a day. Stir it thoroughly before taking the dose, but keep
warm - and keep covered.
(Q) Any specific directions for the osteopath?
(A) Correct those as indicated, - the subluxations in the upper
dorsal. These will be found as indicated; subluxations producing
pressure, and becoming the contributory cause to the phthisis or asthma.
1867-1 F 50
Rarely, then, have the lower lobes of the lungs
themselves been expanded sufficiently to carry the full flow even of the
QUANTITY of blood through the body for its purification; thus again causing
congestion through those areas in the hepatic circulation, both upper
and lower, as to produce the spasmodic reaction in the bronchi and larynx
and at times the whole of the respiratory system - when there is an unbalancing
or an excess acidity...
These, through the supplying of the nerve energies
to portions of the system, produced a condition where the spasmodic reactions
as in the bronchi and lung cause the asthmatic reaction.
(Q) When the asthmatic attacks come, what should be done to relieve
(A) Take Calcidin, - this dissolved in a little water, - one
to five grains in an ounce to two ounces of water - this kept warm and
a little bit sipped every fifteen to twenty minutes - will allay as well
as relieve disturbances.
But if these [spinal] corrections are made AS INDICATED,
the attacks should not come. It is understood, to be sure, that
the impulses to the bronchi are received from the upper dorsal and through
the cervical areas of the cerebrospinal system; but these are SECONDARY!
IF those lesions in the coccyx, sacral and to the 9th dorsal are removed,
then those applications for the adjustments through the upper portions
will become almost the NORMAL adjustments in themselves!
(Q) Does the doctor in Canada really cure asthma?
(A) About one in ten, yes, - where there are the needs for the
corrections upon those portions of the body producing pressures, he relieves.
Where these have become those conditions that are constitutional, and
are dependent upon organs' activity, no.
All of these are taken into consideration with this
individual body,  - in that we have outlined here.
Do THESE, and we will find the relief desired.
1794-3 F 46
Make pressures upon the coccyx end of the spine
to the left and then to the right, but at the same time holding a pressure
at the center from which the larynx obtains its impulse for the circulatory
forces as well as the nerve supply. This will be found to relax
the system from the asthmatic reaction.
1536-1 M 29
These then cause the disturbance, and without correction
may eventually cause not only
constitutional asthmatic reflections in the bronchi and lungs but may
also cause a deflection in the circulation between the liver, the lungs,
the heart and the hepatic circulation; or a FUNCTIONAL disturbance of
1529-1 M 62
(Q) Is the source of my frequent asthmatic attacks purely physical,
or partly from interference from other entities?
(A) As we find, if there would be release given of a physical
or mechanical nature [via osteopathy?] in the upper dorsal area, we would
find MUCH of the ability of self then released so as to throw off this
more and more - and not become so SENSITIVE to indecisions in others.
1413-1 F 20
This disturbance while deep-seated, and is primarily
a constitutional disturbance, may - with consistent and concerted effort
- be eradicated from the system; both that which produces the asthmatic
condition and the disturbance in the superficial circulation - that is
a part of the asthmatic condition - the eczema.
But there must be, as was once given, a purifying,
a clarifying of the blood stream; as well as the relieving of the pressures
in the cerebrospinal system that produce a disturbance that makes for
the condition in the bronchi and larynx, as to cause the asthmatic condition
in the respiratory system. For these conditions, as has been experienced
at times, vary; and that which has been applied that eases the one (the
asthma) works a hardship upon the abrasions in the bodily forces, or causes
an aggravation to the lymph circulation through accumulations of poisons
that would allay those portions of the bronchi and larynx that relieve
the asthmatic reaction.
Hence it may be seen from these very conditions
that, while these are in the NERVOUS REACTIONS of the body, it is a mechanical
or structural pressure to a great degree that is the primary cause of
the asthmatic condition; and the combination of disturbance to the glandular
system, the accumulations of poisons in the body, the incoordination of
the superficial and the deeper circulation, that aggravate and produce
the abrasions in the superficial circulation...
When there is the spasmodic reaction of the asthmatic
condition in the respiratory system, during the period of the manipulations
and the taking of the Atomidine as indicated, we would also take six drops
of the Atomidine in a tablespoonful of water - SIPPED! This may
only be done once in six to eight hours, but let the reaction of IODINE
take place in the system; for this iodine (the Atomidine) is to CLEANSE
the system and to make for glandular reaction that has been deterred and
submerged, and will be ready for reaction when there is the release in
the cerebrospinal system of nerve pressures (which will produce at times
some very disagreeable experiences in the asthmatic condition as well
as the other disturbances, which are a part of same - but these pressures
must be removed). So when there are the spasmodic reactions that
produce the asthmatic condition, take at such a time six minims of the
Atomidine in a tablespoonful of water; this sipped, not drunk but sipped
- and swallow the saliva as produced by the effect of this in the mouth.
Take this large dosage, however, only when there is such an oppression...
Owing to some of those things that have been given
as sedatives, there is the inclination for a slowing through the colon
of the eliminations; and poisons arise there, which at times produce very
disturbing conditions, both to the circulation and the blood stream as
well as to the respiratory system.
Hence it is well that colonic irrigations, or preferably
enemas, be used sufficient to keep the eliminations a little above normal.
Take them body-temperature; not too high but sufficient to cleanse the
colon. A saline solution is preferable; that is, a heaping teaspoonful
of table salt to half a gallon of water; with occasionally a pinch or
a quarter teaspoonful of baking soda added. These should be well
dissolved in the water that is body temperature. A Fountain Syringe
is preferable to any force enema apparatus. These will also make for a
relieving when there are the disturbances to the body from or through
the respiratory system.
1268-1 F 50
Bronchi and lungs and larynx are very good considering
the poor circulation. But the heaviness of breath, this does not
arise alone from the heaviness of body but from pressures that produce
a tendency towards an asthmatic reaction in overexercise - as climbing
steps, or long walks or overexcitement. Thus the body becomes subject
to cold, producing - from a general toxic force - overacidity. This
is the unusual in some respects for the general conditions...
The body should make for the use of colonic irrigations,
preferably the Tyrrell's Elevator we would find would be most excellent
for this body; though there may be used the Fountain Syringe or Fountain
irrigator that will cleanse gradually, not all at once, the colon.
If these irrigations are taken every day or every other day for a period
of a week or two weeks, and then left off for a few days, then begun again,
this will be found to be most helpful. Use a saline-soda solution
when such is done. Do not have water greater temperature than that
of the body. Proportions for these for this body would be to each
half a gallon of water put a heaping teaspoonful of table salt and a level
teaspoonful of baking soda. Thoroughly dissolve same before it is
1047-1 M ADULT
This, then, is of that nature in the blood supply,
in the nerve system, in the organ itself, of the asthmatic condition.
Or there are periods when there is the swelling of the tissue in the throat
and in portion of the lungs, when there is caused a very labored breathing
- as it were - from or by the body.
In the lung forces: Here we find, in the cerebrospinal
system there is in the dorsal area a subluxation that has gradually -
through the impulse created there - impoverished the flow of the blood,
or impulse. Not so much the blood; at times this overflows, but
this produces then - by this lack of impulse - a spasmodic reaction of
an asthmatic nature, either from cold or heat, too much sweets or too
much of pollen or dust, too much of any of those influences that will
make for an attack upon the sympathetic systems through the mucous membranes
of the throat and nasal passages and to the bronchi and larynx and lungs.
978-1 F ADULT
As to the functioning of the ORGANS themselves,
we find there has been the slowed circulation through the nasal passages
and to the frontal portion of the face itself, through pressures that
have been indicated for sometime back in the upper dorsal and through
the cervical area. This slowed circulation has produced the effect
of a catarrhal condition in the antrum, in the nasal passages, in the
soft tissue. Thus, with the reactions of the atmospheric pressures
- or from cold or congestion, there is produced the swelling that causes
the lack of the bronchi and larynx to ALLOW the circulation to pass through
in a normal way and manner. Thus there is caused a disturbance in
the bronchi and lung area. For without the flow of the air through
the passages, the slowing of the circulation in the upper portion of the
lung and in the left trachea especially, there is produced a congested
area. And until there is a relaxation, spasmodic reactions are produced
in the breathing...
In the digestive system we find sympathetic reactions
and the lack of the proper balance in the gastric flow to produce the
proper activity in the glands as related to the thyroids and the mucous
membranes. For with the increase, or the attempt of the flow of
supply to the disturbed forces, there has been produced a drain upon the
lymph circulation. Hence from coughing, the reactions from the spasmodic
conditions, phlegm rises from the throat, from the trachea, even from
the lung itself at times. This is an overflow of the LYMPH that
is lacking in those elements in the digestive forces of the body...
First we would begin by having prepared an inhalant,
in this manner:
To 4 ounces of pure grain alcohol, in a 6 to 8 ounce
container with glass stopper (or the screw cap, provided it is not metal
but rather of the bakerite, or a cap of such nature), add - in the order
Oil of Eucalyptol....................20 minims,
Rectified Creosote....................5 minims,
Compound Tincture of Benzoin.........15 minims,
Rectified Oil of Turp................10 minims,
Tolu in solution.....................40 minims.
Shake together, then remove the cap, and inhale
the fumes (not taking the properties, but inhale the FUMES); first through
one side of the nostril, then the other. Then shake again, and inhale
the fumes DEEP into the lungs through the mouth; just the fumes that arise
from shaking the solution, you see, for these gradually disintegrate.
Inhale these early of morning or late in the evening, or WHENEVER there
is the tendency for the spasmodic conditions; for these are the times
when more reactions occur.
The reaction is antiseptic, and is to ALLAY irritation,
to prevent the swellings that occur by the
inflammation being disturbed in the body. Also it is to allay
those tendencies for the catarrhal reaction and this drying that occurs
at times, while at others it becomes - as it were - very wet; asthmatic
Also for the spasmodic conditions that arise in
the system, we would take - especially - those
properties found in Calcidin. Take internally a one grain tablet
once or twice a day. Have these on hand and take regularly at such
And we would prepare a solution to be taken internally,
prepared with Calcidin. Dissolve five grains of Calcidin in an ounce
of distilled water. Keep it warm; shake the solution together and
sip it occasionally; a quarter to half a teaspoonful every two, three
to four hours. This will overcome these spasmodic conditions when
they arise, from cold or congestion or from excitement...
We would also begin with some corrections osteopathically,
or chiropractically; making for perfect alignment in the upper dorsal
and cervical area.
Take these adjustments about two weeks. Then
rest by leaving them off a week. Then take them two weeks again.
Then rest three weeks. Then take two weeks again. Then rest
a MONTH. Then take for two weeks again, see? This is so the
body may make for the corrections in the normal way and manner...
(Q) Please outline a specific diet.
(A) As indicated, hold to those things that are alkalin in their reaction.
Not too much of sweets, not too much of starches; but rather those
things that are well-balanced and those special foods as indicated should
be a portion of the diet from day to day. This is better than just
saying do this or do that. Keep a well-balance; knowing that the
alkalin reacting foods are PREFERABLE for the body; for they prevent acidity.
And acidity is irritating to the blood flow, hence irritating to those
tendencies existent in the areas as outlined...
Keep the body - or keep the MIND, and it will keep
the body! - in a constructive manner. That is, think the pleasant things,
even when the outlook may be the darkest. Do not allow the little
things that are hindrances make for irritating, or to hurt the feelings.
For naturally the body is sensitive to feelings of others, through the
overflow of those activities in the sympathetic system. But know
that God IS! Know that He protects those who put their trust in
Him; that what is necessary will be supplied thee if ye will keep joyous,
keep happy, keep IN that way of CONSTRUCTIVE forces throughout!
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The change that may be seen in this is, specifically,
that those odors which carry NOT any pollen will affect the body as readily
as the activities in pollen or such conditions surrounding the body, and
at ALL seasons or times there is a tendency for easy irritation to the
membranes that would eventually - if these are not corrected - produce
a form of asthmatic condition that would be even harder to combat, once
set in system as a constitutional effect, than is that which is known
as hay fever, or rose fever, at the present...
Digestion is very good, save it is super-sensitive
from the amount of the plasm necessary in the metabolism of the body for
the creating of sufficient fluids to be supplied in the lymph circulation,
and this makes super-sensitiveness to certain foods that are of sugars
carrying a high percent of the principles that make for activities
in the respiratory system, or that are necessary for the creating in the
equilibrium those balances necessary for the accumulation of the plasm
that makes for coagulation. Hence a torpidity of liver, with often
a tendency for constipation - or the lack of the necessary peristaltic
movement for the eliminations, especially through the colon area; and
with these pressures produce an effect upon the lower portion of the hepatic
circulation, or through the glands above the kidneys, producing an over
amount of the eliminations in the bladder itself. Not an organic
condition, or bordering on same - for this only comes at times, but is
a reflex condition of the pressure existent in the upper dorsal area.
861-1 M ADULT
We find in the NERVOUS SYSTEM as related to the
blood supply that which may be said to be the cause of the existent condition,
for the disturbances have been in the body for some time; and to give
the causes is to reach to that in times past when there was an accident
or an injury in the upper dorsal area that makes for, and has made for,
a pressure upon the nerve forces that REGULATE the flow of blood supply
and nerve energy through the brachial and bronchi and upper portion of
the lung area. This pressure has gradually builded into the system
until it has become a portion of the body. And the asthmatic reactions
that occur when there is cold, overheat, overtiredness or a reaction to
the system, are the effects of this center in the 3rd and 4th dorsal area
of producing a pressure upon he system in such a manner as to prevent
the proper flow of energy, or so producing in the bronchi itself a filling
up, not allowing the air to pass into the lungs in a proper way and manner,
making for the heavy breathing, for the change in the respiratory activity,
changing in the heart's activity.
When there are the recurrent conditions of the spasmodic
reaction, or the asthmatic reaction, we would take a grain of Calcidin.
Preferably, if these are severe, dissolve five grains of Calcidin in an
ounce of warm water; keep warm, and when there is the asthmatic reaction
take a little sip of same; a quarter teaspoonful every hour or less until
the body is relaxed.
674-1 M 11
(Q) What causes the difficult breathing and smothering spells
(A) The heavy circulation. Asthmatic condition, produced
by the pressures in the dorsal areas as we have indicated.
656-1 M TEENS
In times back there was produced a subluxation in
the upper dorsal area, which - with the deflecting of the nerve
impulse - gradually created a tendency for the increasing of tissue in
such measures as to deflect nerve energy at times, and so become susceptible
to atmospheric pressures, cold, congestion; which in turn effects - through
the sympathetic and imaginative forces of the nervous system - the bronchi
and lungs, thus producing an asthmatic condition, or a wheezing and a
shortness of breath.
595-1 M ADULT
As to the NERVE SYSTEM, here we find what may be
termed the cause or the seat of the disorder. In times back - seventeen,
sixteen, seventeen (this winter) - there was a distress that was brought
on by a germ, or "flu", or deep cold, that with a subluxation already
existent which made a tendency in the direction produced a slowing of
the circulation through the bronchi and through the larynx. This,
then, through the slowed circulation, tended to make for a plethora there,
when there were almost those reactions of a form of pneumonia, or inflammation
of the lung itself; but the high temperature, the slow blood supply, formed
a lesion or a clot, or a thickening of the tissue in the bronchi itself.
Hence we have with excess of heat, or with a pressure from even disagreeing
properties for digestion, or that requiring the circulation to be drawn
to other portions of the body, that which produces spasmodic asthmatic
conditions in the bronchi itself. This makes for a filling of the
tubes and a shortening of the breath, and slowing still farther the circulation
through the lungs in the lower portions (and upper portion on the right
side), and - causing the distresses and the deep circulation in attempting
to fill - makes for a breath that makes for panting, requiring that something
will allow the passages for the air into the lungs to be excited to such
an extent as to reduce this plethora or fullness that is caused there.
When there is an asthmatic spasmodic reaction, we
will find that the inhalation of properties combined in this manner would
be MOST beneficial:
To 4 ounces of pure grain alcohol, add - in this
order and quantity:
Eucalyptol, Oil of................20 minims,
Rectified Creosote.................3 minims,
Tincture of Benzoin.............15 minims,
Rectified Oil of Turp............10 minims,
Tincture of Tolu in solution...20 minims.
Keep this in a container at least twice the size
of the quantity, or a 6 to 8 ounce container with a glass cork, you see.
Inhale the fumes, when this solution is shaken together, deep into the
lungs and bronchi 2, 3, 4 times each day. Of course, this - as any
condition - might be overdone, but take 3 to 4 deep inhalations whenever
it is necessary - 3 to 4 times a day. We would also take at such
periods a grain Calcidin tablet, which will alleviate the lung activity
and make for better conditions in the system.
Also at times, not always - but when the condition
especially is bad in the evenings, or when there is damp weather, or when
there is the tendency or the approach of storms or the like - we would
use the pure APPLE brandy; not Apple Jack nor cider, but BRANDY - apple
brandy. A small quantity of it. Or, to 4 to 6 ounces of same
add 1/2 ounce of Rock Candy. Shake this together until it is dissolved.
Do not take at a dose more than a teaspoonful, or a good swallow - which
would be 2 teaspoonsful. Never more than that much, and let it go
down VERY slowly, see?
Now, as to the CORRECTIVE measures that will alleviate
There should be about ten or twelve chiropractic
adjustments made in the cerebrospinal system, especially in the 3rd and
4th dorsal center; and make the adjustment from the RIGHT side.
Necessary, of course, that a little massage be given through the cervical
area at such an adjustment.
After these treatments; that is, several months
afterwards, or until the condition begins to improve; we would use the
electrically driven vibrator, using the cup applicator directly on the
body over the whole of the cerebrospinal system. Then take the ball
or the little hard applicator and apply from the 9th dorsal to the base
of the brain on either side of the cerebrospinal system itself.
Go down on the one side, then go down on the other; but let these come
FROM the head toward the central portion of the body, bearing rather hard
- or making a DEEP vibration, see?
Be mindful with the diet, that there are not those
things that will tend to make for irritation to the respiratory system
or the bronchi itself; that is, never too much of the tuberous nature
of vegetables, and no hog meat - save there may be taken a little crisp
bacon of mornings at times, but NO hog meat! If meat at all is to
be taken, it would be principally fish, fowl, mutton or the like.
Never fried meats. If beef is to be taken, let it rather be in the
form of the juices of same - that is, with stews and the like, see?
More of the leafy vegetables, and not too much of those that are of the
too great quantity of starch; though corn may be taken in moderation,
especially the roasting ears if they are BOILED - not fried, but boiled!
Then the corn may be cut off the cob and prepared in that manner for the
body, or it may be eaten off the cob. But the mastication of the
food for this body should be the greater principle. Chew any mouthful
of food at least fourteen times. Even in drinking water, CHEW it
- or masticate it at least three or four times. That is, sip it
- let the activity of the glands in the mouth mingle well with the water;
not gulping it but sipping it gently.
And this will bring very great relief to the body.
With the end of the chiropractic adjustments given in the area specifically
as outlined, also begin taking Atomidine; never more than three minims
in a glass of water, and sip this water as well as all the other that
is taken. This dosage may be taken twice each day, before the morning
meal and just before retiring.
227-1 M ADULT
As to the pressure, normal at present, subnormal
at other times, again above normal when the stress comes to lung force
in spasmodic or asthmatic conditions as arise at times. In throat,
lungs, larynx and bronchials we find with this pressure or lesion at seventh
dorsal the excess through sympathetic to the throat, larynx and bronchials,
and the asthmatic effect to lung cell, though not organic condition in
either of these.
161-1 M 11
(Q) What can be done to cure his asthma and rapid, painful, breathing?
(A) We are doing all of that here, if we will apply these conditions!
for the manipulation is to raise these portions where the pressures are
produced, see? so that the DRAINAGES come off from the system in
their proper relationships one to another. This removes the strain
as is caused in this region - the manipulation - raising of the lungs
to produce for same drainage IN the system.
161-5 M 11
(Q) Is Virginia Beach the proper climate for his asthmatic condition?
(A) Virginia Beach is a good climate for ANY condition, provided
there are set up the proper vibrations. A HIGHER altitude, or home,
is a BETTER, in the PRESENT conditions.
112-1 F ADULT
Now, these are conditions as we find in this body:
In the blood supply, which is limited for the condition and is weak, tending
toward anemia, though not anaemitized - anemic wholly, - poor elimination,
often poor assimilation. So the weakness to the whole system becomes
a thing apart, and to the entity, when taken by the psychological forces,
the effects become all over the system, affecting the organs and the whole
body throughout. In portions of the system we find this being
produced, that is, that which causes it; not an entire auto-intoxication
or toxins absorbed, but rather of the impure form of toxins or alcoholic
forces formed in the system and producing toxins from these, as we find
this through the PEYER'S gland or the PYRENIAL [Peyerian?] gland.
is the effect that this circulation has in portions of the body where
it goes to be clarified: that is, through the veins carrying this
to the lungs for the clarification, there is often produced an open plethora
condition in the lungs, when the body from the bronchials and from the
lung force suffers from the condition produced there; rather a toxin from
the system producing asthmatic conditions. Then at times through
portions of the body there is poor digestion at times. Of course,
with the bad assimilation, the nervous system through many of the centers
becomes overcharged with this same toxin in the system, as is apparent
through that of the cardiac plexus, producing also a reflex to the cardiac
end of the stomach and all of the forces of the cardiac, and to the secondary
cardiac plexus, also to those of the lumbar region, so that at times the
body suffers even from pains across and through the lumbar region. These
are rather reflex than direct, being of the nature that is produced by
the nervous system itself.
90-1 M ADULT
To assist the lungs, the bronchials, the larynx,
to overcome that asthmatic condition as appears from time to time, use
tablets (5 grains) Calcidin, see? Let these dissolve and swallow
same, as they dissolve in the mouth, see? or this may be dissolved and
taken as a dose, or it may be taken internally, see? This will reduce
the irritation. These may be taken every few hours, when it's necessary,
but, as the manipulation and the adjustments are made, these may be gradually
reduced, as the diet is kept with same, and we will build the system,
else, if these corrections are not made, we MAY find such depressions
in the heart's action as to produce acute conditions in the heart's action,
or in the lung and heart's action, through the coronary artery, see? Do,
then, as we have given. Ready for questions.
(Q) Is there any organic trouble with the heart?
(A) Purely the reflex condition as is seen from this pressure
produced through the secondary cardiac plexus, and through cardiac plexus
proper, and with sedative overcharging the blood supply, through hypogastric
and through the arterial circulation, see? Not an organic - rather
the effects of conditions, though it may become organic, is this kept
up, for this reduction, see? in the body, resistance, the vitality
being run low, is the effect of the system trying to adjust itself and
of those conditions applied to the body to adjust heart's action and to
overcome the asthmatic condition. The sedatives for the lungs increase
the heart's action, and that as has been given for the heart's action
has been detrimental in the REBUILDING centers in blood supply and through
the whole system, for, as we see how that with segmentations in the dorsal
region, as given - 5th, 6th, 7th, 4th, 3rd, see? This affects directly
the heart's action through the pulmonaries, producing irritations from
the first segmentation in the 5th and 6th vertebra to the lungs, and to
the bronchials, see? Then, with the stimulation of circulation,
and the relaxing of the lung proper, through inhalation and through the
taking of properties to overcome this, we draw up, as it were, the diaphragm,
in attempting to pump the blood through, see? Now, when we relax
these conditions, we must diet the body so that this condition will not
be crowded into the system. Keep eliminations open, liver acting
well. Do not overload the kidneys, for sugars will, you see. So
will stimulants as coffee and tea, etc., see? These may be taken
in moderation. No heavy meats, but rather that of whole wheat, cereal,
fruits, such as those, see? and it will take, as is given, thirty-six
to forty-two (36 to 42) such adjustments, which should be given every
other day at least until these are corrected.
85-1 F ADULT
IN THE NERVE SYSTEM, in the cerebrospinal nerves,
we find in the region of the 4th, 5th and 6th dorsal there has been at
times back a lesion produced by subluxation of one of the dorsals themselves.
The subluxation has in part been alleviated. While the strangulation
to the sympathetic nerves of the secondary cardiac have not been relieved,
this produces the choking as is produced in the bronchials and larynx,
and the asthmatic condition as produced in lungs proper. This then
becomes reflexly to the bronchials, throat and lungs. At such times
we find the blood surcharged. As given, at such times we find the
other organs of the system become involved before or after through their
cycle of functioning, as is produced by the overtaxed condition in the
system. In the functioning of the nerve portions of the body from
this, we have times when the breathing in the lungs becomes of a strangulated
nature, producing the inability of the correct vibrations in their functioning.
Hence the blood becomes choked, fullness of flesh to face, the spasms
of asthmatic conditions being produced under such strain.
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