Cayce Health Database
OVERVIEW OF OSTEOPOROSIS
Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a
disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration
of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility
Osteoporosis is a major underlying cause of bone fractures in postmenopausal
women and older persons in general. A fall, blow, or lifting
action that would not bruise or strain the average person can easily
cause one or more bones to break in a person with severe osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a major public health problem.
Although all bones are affected, fractures of the spine, wrist, and hip
are typical and most common. The risk of developing osteoporosis increases
with age and is higher in women than in men and in whites than in blacks.
Its cause appears to reside in the mechanisms underlying an accentuation
of the normal loss of bone, which follows the menopause in women and occurs
in all individuals with advancing age.
Prevention of fracture in susceptible patients is
the primary goal of intervention. Inactivity leads to bone loss.
Some recent studies suggest that weightbearing exercise may reduce bone
loss. Modest weight-bearing exercise, such as walking, is recommended.
Strategies to prevent falls are important in elderly patients who may
fall frequently for a variety of reasons, such as from effects of drugs.
Specific environmental interventions can minimize home hazards that increase
the chances of falling.
Standard medical treatment for osteoporosis includes
assuring estrogen replacement in postmenopausal women, adequate nutrition
including an elemental calcium intake of 1,000-1,500 mg a day, and a program
of modest weight-bearing exercise. (National Institutes of Health)
EDGAR CAYCE'S PERSPECTIVE ON OSTEOPOROSIS
Edgar Cayce gave several readings for individuals
who fit the profile for osteoporosis. For example reading 1158-30
was given for a fifty-one-year-old woman who complained of "continuous
crunching of bones." Edgar Cayce noted her calcium deficiency and
recommended increasing dietary calcium in addition to a supplement containing
easily assimilated calcium. Also note the recommendation for a peanut
oil massage which was common for persons with joint problems.
(Q) Is there some element lacking in my system that permits
continuous crunching of my bones? If so, what? Can cracking
of bones be overcome? How?
(A) Calcium is lacking. This may be added by the diet,
as well as supplementing with the use of CALCIOS. Take just that
amount as would thinly cover a cracker each day for five days - once each
day. Then leave off for five days. Then take again for five
days. Repeat this procedure at least three to six times. We
would take it rather in this systematic manner.
Also when the hydrotherapy or masseur treatments
are taken, have a thorough body rub with Peanut Oil - especially in the
joints and across the rib area, and down the spine. (1158-30)
For a sixty-five-year-old woman suffering from a fractured
right arm near the shoulder, Edgar Cayce noted the "lack of sufficient
calcium" and prescribed Calcios as a calcium supplement:
While there has been a condition from the fracture,
still there is lack of sufficient of the calcium throughout the blood
stream to make a perfect union, or to remove the disturbance in the muscular
force as well as the tendon about the edge of the edge of the elbow and
through the muscular center or adhesive portion to the bone through a
part of the shoulder.
For a period of at least three containers of same,
we would take consistently the properties found in Calcios. Take
this once each day, about the quantity sufficient to spread over a wafer
or a Sunshine cracker. It would be preferable to take same in this
Reading 1736-5 gave further instructions for improving
systemic functioning for better eliminations, circulation, and assimilations.
A mild laxative, colonic irrigations, and a special diet were recommended
to help cleanse the system. To assist with the healing of the fractured
arm, a specific massage procedure was suggested which involved the use
of a saturated solution of salt and apple vinegar. The solution
was to be gently massaged into the afflicted shoulder and arm.
The salt and vinegar massage was also recommended
for a fifty-five-year-old woman with a broken wrist. In this case,
Edgar Cayce observed that there was a "lack of properties necessary for
replenishing in the system." Dietary recommendations for this woman
focused on increasing calcium and phosphorus. A glandular stimulant
(Atomidine) was also prescribed:
As we find, those adjustments from the accident
as indicated here are in a natural position; and unless by the use of
same or by the lack of the properties necessary for the replenishing in
the system of the vital forces necessary to make a perfect union, these
should be proper and alright.
We will find that taking small quantities of Atomidine
will be MOST helpful to the body; two minims (not more than this) in a
glass of water night and morning.
Also we find it would be well to have a great deal
of those foods that carry an abundant supply (though not an overabundance)
of calcium, also phosphorous.
Hence to eat the shell fish (PROVIDED these are
very fresh) will be most helpful. Use salsify; which may be prepared
already, of course, at this special season, and the vegetables that are
of the early SPRING nature; such as onions (the smaller kind), radishes,
peas. Of course, necessarily, most of these will have to be canned;
and are alright, provided not canned with benzoate of soda. These
should be a great portion to the diet. (243-19)
Based on these readings, here are some basic therapies
recommended for the treatment of osteoporosis:
- DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION: Use of an easily assimilated calcium supplement
such as Calcios is recommended. Atomidine may be helpful as
a glandular stimulant. Because Atomidine contains iodine, it
should only be taken under the supervision of a physician.
- INTERNAL CLEANSING: To assist with internal cleansing, hydrotherapy
(including colonic irrigations) and a cleansing diet of fresh fruits
and vegetables are recommended. Mild laxatives may be helpful
if constipation is a problem.
- MASSAGE: Peanut oil massage is recommended. For individuals
recovering from injury, salt and vinegar massage may be helpful.
- DIET: The Basic Cayce Diet is intended to improve assimilation
and elimination. The diet focuses heavily on keeping a proper
alkaline/acid balance while avoiding foods which produce toxicity
and drain the system. Essentially, the diet consists mainly
of fruits and vegetables while avoiding fried foods and refined carbohydrates
("junk food"). Certain food combinations are emphasized.
Foods containing calcium and phosphorus are also emphasized.
- MODERATE EXERCISE: Moderate exercise is an important aspect of
balanced living. Edgar Cayce particularly recommended walking
as a beneficial exercise. A daily walk after supper is a good
place to start.
- ATTITUDES AND EMOTIONS: The mental and emotional aspects of healing
are frequently discussed the Cayce readings. Particularly, an
attitude of desiring and expecting to be healed is important.
A positive mental and emotional attitude and can be created and maintained
by focusing on a high purpose (ideal) for being healed.
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