True healing comes from the soul of anything. Therein lies true authentic thought and/or belief. As Americans, we may find ourselves trained to think and/or believe that true healing comes from Doctors. They may be helpful guides to certain places, but we may find ourselves mislead when it comes to true healing. We should really not gather together every single thing a doctor says and/or does and expect the result of following it to be true healing. One must look from within themselves for true healing and in doing so will find growth, truth and healing. Doctors can be very quick to prescribe pharmaceuticals for anything deemed an “issue” or “problem” or “diagnosis”. Pharmaceutical medications can have there own problems, which are often treated by the same or a new doctor with more pharmaceuticals. In our culture, what is seen as true healing comes from companies, and just overall views that are not necessarily healing. What I and my loved one Andrea(Anj) have done, quite naturally, is taken a different view on healing, by utilizing what the American medical system identifies as “alternative” approaches, that are different from their version of “treatment” and/or healing.
Somethings that very naturally heal come from the earth; the land on the planet we live, which have been used for some time in different cultures.
Herbs/plants called “Adaptogens” have been used medicinally in China for some years. To call an herb an “adaptogen” basically is explaining that the plant is something that helps the body adapt physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally etcetera. A plant must meet several standards in order to be identified as an adaptogen. There is a long list of many plants considered adaptogens that may help the body heal. I myself am in favor of a handful, all which have unique names. One in particular called “Rhodiola Rosea,” “meaning arctic root” in english, has been a plant used medicinally in China for many ailments. It has been known to replace a large percentage of psychiatric pharmaceuticals. There is actually a long list of medicinal plants used in Chinese medicine.
Well that’s that. Now there is something else besides pharmaceuticals that is being used for seizures in our culture called cannabinoids, which are prevalent in illegal street drugs (you know, “weed”) and also in legal “medicinal marijuana”, which is not legal in every state. Many don’t understand that there is a difference between marijuana and industrial hemp. Growing industrial hemp is legal to grow in many states now. Marijuana and hemp are related in that they are a similar species of plant. Over time the cannabis plant was cultivated for building structures, and making clothing, textiles and more, and it was also cultivated separately as a drug to get you high. The former has low levels of cannabinoids, however. Both plants are identified as separate plants, with separate names.
It is understood that putting any illegal street drugs at all in ones body will “get them high”, but one cannabinoid in particular called cannabidiol (cbd) is legal, registered as a dietary supplement, and used medicinally to treat seizures; eliminating the need for pharmaceutical medication for many patients who have epilepsy. This cannabinoid is one of few that is not psychoactive, meaning it will not “get you high”. CBD oil is pressed from the cannabis flowers of the hemp plant, with a 15% concentration of CBD. Marijuana comes from a different strand of the cannabis plant, which has a high concentration of THC. Look up “Stanley Brothers,” which is a company owned by brothers in Colorado, who have a product called “Charlottes Web.” This product was named after a plant, that was specifically grown for Charlotte Fig, a young child with epilepsy. I use Charolette’s Web for anxiety and will soon begin a treatment for seizures, although I’m still stuck with pharmaceuticals. Me and Andrea(Anj) would love to work our way out of using pharmaceuticals, without having seizures be a part of our lives.
Now, there are also things that you don’t have to put in you body for the purpose of healing. I’ll give you a few examples of that idea. Anybody that knows me and Andrea(Anj) knows that we have a cat named Prana. Prana is a Sanskrit word that when translated to English means “Life Force,” and I find that having this cat around is tremendously helpful with Anxiety or just emotional states in general. Animals seem to have a connection with everything. Some people use dogs, who can be trained to let its owner know when he or she is going to have a seizure. I guess what I’m saying, is that if you find a connection with any animal, you will benefit from following the path that leads you to spend much time with the animal of any kind. Most people find a connection with dogs, but any animal of any kind will help. I highly suggest getting close to an animal for healing.
Then there is Reiki (ray key), a form of Japenese alternative medicine. I cannot give any accurate explanation of this. I am blessed because Andrea (Anj) is in my life and the many benefits that come with it. Andrea happens to know a Reiki practitioner whom i work with weekly. I find many benefits from this healing technique from a different culture.
The bottom line is to trust only yourself, and forget what Dr. Whoever-The-Fuck tells you. Instead, search the whole pile of healing remedies and find one, or a few that fit you safely (sometimes meds are necessary), and gather your own box filled with things, that will help your own process of healing. I gave you a few of mine. If Dr. Whoever-the-Fuck’s idea for you fits, go with it. Do not think you have to. Also love heals. There is Spiritual depth to love. Also whatever you do, do not touch alcohol except to push it away from you if necessary, and do your best to stay away from all pharmaceuticals, especially those that are addictive. Instead, search and find something holistic that fits you. And get a dog. Get a cat. Watch the sunset. But Love, is above all else the most healing remedy you will find.