Cayce Health Database
ORAL GOLD TREATMENT
[Note: This article comes from Meridian Institute
News, Vol. 3, No. 3, May, 1999.]
Gold is an element of many of the treatments in the
Cayce readings, especially those for glandular and nervous system
disorders. These disorders range from multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid
arthritis to Alzheimer's disease and depression. Typically, the readings
prescribe gold chloride for use in the "solution jar" of the wet cell
battery, a container inserted in the circuit containing a substance
whose vibrations were being carried into the body.
Less well-known are the more than 140 readings in which Cayce recommended
that the gold chloride be taken orally in very small amounts. Oral gold
was prescribed for the same diversity of illnesses as vibrational gold,
but less frequently. It appears that oral gold was a stronger medication,
but it is not clear why the readings recommend it less often. A typical
Cayce prescription was to prepare a one grain per ounce solution of gold
chloride (the same strength used for the wet cell), and a second solution
of two grains per ounce of sodium bicarbonate or sodium bromide. Once
or twice a day, the instructions were to combine one drop of the gold
solution and two drops of the soda solution in a glass of water and drink
immediately. There were many variations on this basic pattern.
In conventional medicine, gold-containing drugs are used primarily as
a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, and occasionally for other autoimmune
disorders. First introduced in 1929, these drugs contain gold in an organic
molecule with sulfur. One of these drugs, auranofin, can be taken by mouth.
These gold drugs, however, are often rather toxic. Side effects can range
from itchy skin to death from kidney or liver failure.
Historically, gold has been used much more widely. Gold chloride was
a component of the "Keeley cure," a well-known treatment for alcoholism
in the late 1800s (the Cayce readings recommend gold in the treatment
of alcoholism as well). Medical books from the late 1800s and early 1900s
mention gold chloride as a therapy for various conditions, sometimes identifying
it as a "nervine," a therapy for nervous system disorders. The first
edition of the Merck Manual, published in 1899, refers to gold chloride
as a treatment for tuberculosis and lupus, and to gold bromide as a treatment
for epilepsy and migraine. The Merck Manual also lists gold under aphrodisiacs!
Surprisingly little work has been done on the role of gold as a natural
substance in the body. The most interesting recent scientific publication
is a study by A. El-Yazigi, a researcher in Saudi Arabia. He looked at
the concentrations of gold and silver in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients
with brain tumors. He found that concentrations of silver were markedly
increased in patients with malignant tumors. Interestingly, though
there was no consistent relationship between gold and tumor vs. control
subjects, for the single patient with pinealblastoma the concentration
of gold was about twice the concentration for the controls or other tumor
types. Since the pineal has such an important role in the Cayce scheme,
it is worth exploring this finding.
While gold chloride is not commonly in use today, there are intriguing
reports of the effects of another form of gold, colloidal gold.
Colloidal gold is very fine particles of gold metal. Guy Abraham, a medical
doctor in California, has shown that colloidal gold can be an effective
treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, without the toxicity of the organic
gold drugs. In another study by Abraham and his colleagues, colloidal
gold was shown to be of use improving mental performance, leading to a
20% increase in IQ scores! This is certainly consistent with Cayce's emphasis
on the usefulness of gold in rebuilding the nervous system.
Two people have shared with us their experience using oral gold chloride.
One, a man in his 40s with depression, found that gold chloride made a
positive difference in his mood state, comparable to antidepressants.
Another, a woman in her 60s with essential tremor, a neurological problem,
experienced substantial remission with oral goldtherapy. In both cases,
discontinuing the gold treatment after a few weeks resulted in a reappearance
of the symptoms. Resuming the gold treatment led to improvement.
We are cautious about gold chloride at this time because of uncertainty
about the safety, but enthusiastic about the possibilities for healing.
In the very small doses recommended by Cayce (less than 1/20 of the typical
daily dose of gold for arthritis), there is probably little toxicity,
but nothing is known about the effects of long-term use. We would very
much like to hear about the experiences of anyone who is using oral gold
in the treatment of any disorder.
Abraham, G. E., & Himmel, P. B. (1997). Management of rheumatoid
arthritis: rationale for the use of colloidal metallic gold. Journal of
Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, 7(7), 295-305.
Abraham, G. E., McReynolds, S. A., & Dill, J. S. (1998). Effect of
colloidal metallic gold on cognitive functions: A pilot study. Frontier
Perspectives, 7(2), 39-41.
El-Yazigi, A., Al-Saleh, I., & Al-Mefty, O. (1984). Concentrations
of Ag, Au, Bi, Cd, Cu, Pb, Sb, and Se in cerebrospinal fluid of patients
with cerebral neoplasms. Clinical Chemistry, 30, 1358-1360.
Merck's Manual of the Materia Medica. (1899). New York: Merck &
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