Cayce Health Database
The Edgar Cayce readings strongly
emphasize the need to establish and maintain proper body chemistry.
To this end, various medicinal compounds were recommended. Some were
commercially prepared (e.g., Atomidine), others were to be mixed especially
for each individual (e.g., the various valerian compounds). The
readings' profound respect for the body's biochemistry may be linked
to the conviction that glands are spiritual centers involved in the
continual recreation of the physical body through their hormonal secretions.
Therefore, the readings tend to rely on the digestive, assimilative
and glandular systems as a natural pharmacy for meeting the body's biochemical
needs. Only when these systems were drastically impaired did the
readings recommend "outside forces," such as drugs.
Generally speaking, medication prescribed
in the readings was intended to restore the body's ability to heal
itself, rather than to treat the illness directly. In this way
the body could maintain a state of health with few, if any, harmful
side effects. Typically , the suggested medications were directed
to the cause rather than the symptoms of the illness. However,
when symptoms were troublesome or life-threatening, he would draw
upon the full range of medicinal aids, including some of the strongest
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