Holistic Rejuvenation of Heart, Blood and Bone Marrow Function

One of the body’s most common responses to hidden or suppressed trauma is a steady decline in the quality of blood cells being made.

This is why people ‘age’ suddenly when they have a tragedy or loss that ‘takes the life’ out of them.

This situation can also be caused by actual loss of physical blood, starvation and deprivation over a long period of time (especially in the case of women) and various emotional situations.

The most common cause however is the person doesn’t WANT to live anymore if that’s the way life is. A fall in blood quality and quantity is very simply the life energy withdrawing and the body and psyche being in a state of waiting for something to make the person want to live again.

Nearly every person I’ve ever made medicine for who has had the combination of anemia, fatigue, lessened hair quality or hair loss, lessened bone strength, has been able to remember an event or string of events through which they lost their zest for life.

Not in every case, but often enough, for me to mention it here, this combination of symptoms comes with the person clinging to an illusion or delusion about something. Denial of a painful truth. It takes so much energy to hold up the burden of this big illusion, the poor person is just drained of energy and finds no energy left to do anything else.

Now every soul knows what they have to do for life to be acceptable again, to be free of energy heaviness.

But this often hides behind the noise of our conscious mind with our thoughts and worries loud all day and even all night long.

To reach the point where we can hear what our heart wants us to hear, there are many ways. Some walk, some run, some sleep. The thing to remember is, if you’re not getting there through your normal routine, you have to do something you’re not doing yet.

 

Awareness is Resolution – Feeling your Heartbeat

I have seen amazing healing happen through the power of awareness. Remember that the whole point of illness is to call our attention and awareness to a particular area of the body.

However painful, get brave and become aware of the weak zones. Energy flows where awareness goes.

In the case of weak blood making, the areas we have to give attention to are the bone marrow and the heart.

On a vibration and frequency level, they are the same, they get each other. They work together with blood connecting them, like two ends of an electric circuit. If the bone marrow feels something, the heart feels it and reacts and vice versa.

So here is a simple exercise to bring awareness to both of them. It is simple and you can do it anywhere, any time, once you’ve gotten used to it.

1) Breathe, relax and feel your heart beat. Put your hand on your heart and feel your heart beat if it’s the first time you’re doing this. When you have picked up your heart beat, then let your hand fall and continue to feel your heart beat from inside.

2) Feel the vibration of the heart beat in your liver, just beneath your chest on your right side, and on the left side, your spleen. Both of these play a big role in maintaining blood in the body.

3) Become aware of the report or echo of the heart beat coming from the bones, the center of the bones to be precise.
You can choose one particular bone or area, like the hands or the feet, or the skull, or you can feel a ‘surround report’, like when a gun goes off in the center of the valley and standing right there you get an echo from all sides.

Know that it is not mental awareness that’s the aim here but holistic awareness which is also physical and very importantly emotional.

The cells of our heart, of our bones, they have memory, they have feelings, they have hopes and wishes. When you become aware of them, you might become aware of deep disappointment, loneliness, pain, shock, grief that you didn’t know you had. These might be irrational, they might be from some situation you thought you left behind a long time ago.

Just give your feelings respect. And make time every day perhaps even many times a day to become aware of your heart and the report of your heart beat from the bone marrow.

Herbs to support Blood Function

There are three colors in the blood.

Hibiscus, Rosehips, Rhododendron, Cactus, Nettle, Strawberries; these all help the red part of the blood.
Herbal Treatments for Heart, Blood & Circulation

Milk thistle, Dandelion, Wheatgrass; these help the yellow part of the blood, the liver that is. Bitter herbs usually support the liver.
Herbal Treatments for Liver Support

Mistletoe, Violet, Echinacea, Fenugreek; these help the white part of the blood, spleen and lymphatic function that is. The spleen is stimulated by sweet things. Refined white sugar is bad for you, but there are so many other ways to have sweet in your life.

A little sweet, a little bitter.

You will find your self drawn to some or all of these, or other herbs. Have those as teas or as tinctures, or get me or someone who knows what they’re doing to make you a blend of extracts.

When you take herbal medicine for a condition, twice or thrice a day, not only are you providing your body the tiny amounts of particular nutrition it needs to heal from a situation, you’re also speaking to your own self in an ancient primal language that both your body and the more subtle parts of you, like your sub-conscious understands. It is all round, a powerful method of healing.

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How to Heal your Voice

Throughout history humans have used the nuances of voice to understand one another. We understand instinctively what we really mean by the little jumps and stops and changes in tone and pitch and volume of our voices.

My interest in the topic started back in school days when the school choir was competing in a big competition and we were all very careful to keep our voices in order through the months of practice for the big day. I noticed all the things affecting our voices, and very little was about catching a cold.

At one point in my life trauma made me unable to sing for years.

I found out that heart trouble and voice trouble go together.

To heal our voice, means to give our soul wings again.

To give our soul wings again, we need to get to the point where we feel we are beautiful again.

That important thing being said, while we’re waiting for that to happen, here are:

Three things to heal the Voice holistically

1) Normalize base body temperature

In my school days when I was part of the choir, I would stand with the other girls outside the door of the school hall where we would practice every morning at 8, waiting for the doors to be opened. In the chilly early morning we would try to warm up a bit and many would be pretty much croaking.

I learned then that body warmth affects the voice a LOT.

Those who have voice problems invariably have a problem maintaining a stable correct body temperature. It falls below normal because of trauma, or hormonal imbalance.

A herb that is excellent to help establish a stable body temperature in Mistletoe.

Yes, the same one under which some kissing ought to happen this month. It has to be taken long term though, as changing base body temperature is something that takes time.

Oh, you reading are under the Mistletoe right now, so mmmmmmuah. There you have been kissed. Merry Christmas to you too.

For men, to raise body temperature Nettle tea is great. It has to be had in small doses though as it can have a laxative effect.

For women (and men whose hands have gotten REALLY cold), the Pitcher Plant, or Drosera is an immediate pick-me-up.

Pitcher Plant - Drosera

Look at the beauty of this carnivore plant. It traps insects going in and contracts and chews up the insects with its sheer muscle strength. A whole lot of heat is generated through this process.. muscle heat. It’s very impressive.

 

2) Tone up the muscles

The voice is all about the muscles. From the heart which is a muscle, to the lungs which are muscle to the vocal cords themselves, to the tongue which again, is a muscle, it’s all about tone and strength and flexibility.

Exercises that build muscle strength and flexibility, the ability to contract and expand rhythmically, will not only drastically help your voice heal, but will do so many other wonderful things for the body.

Breathing exercises, just simple deep breathing, hold the breath as long as possible and then slowly releasing it, makes a big difference. Just practice deep breathing for about five minutes whenever you can through the day.

Exercise that traumatizes the lungs also traumatizes the voice, so it’s important to keep things peaceful and calm.

Then there is nutrition for the muscles.

It is easy to incorporate these into your schedule. They must be used for at least a few months, in small doses once a day at least.

Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto

This is one powerful herb for the muscles everywhere and therefore for the voice as well. It helps the muscle tissue let go of lumps of material they can’t use but are still holding on to because they don’t get enough nutrition when they need it. This makes muscle tissue smooth and functional insteaf of lmped up and rusty. It’s what you take, especially men, if you have muscles tired because of either lack of exercise or over exercise and lack of enough rest in the long term. Muscle refreshing and toning, I suppose is what sums up Saw Palmetto.

Black Cohosh or Cimicifuga Racemosa

Black Cohosh helps muscle tissue recover from trauma because of blood pressure and hormonal excesses and imbalance. If you have had trauma to the uterus, heart or lungs either through trauma (like hemorrhage, cardiac arrests, asthma attacks) or anything that made either of these organs go into an abnormal panic, Black Cohosh will help recover. If you have it as tea it will soothe the inner lining of the throat which is a nice thing if you’re after healing your voice.

Pearl Millet

Pearl Millet

This one has got the nutrition required to support the muscles in letting dead cells go and making new healthier ones. A spoonful of powdered millet a day makes changes that can felt in as little as a week. It increases muscle strength gradually but surely.

More about herbs to rehabilitate the lungs, the heart for voice function:
Rehabilitating the Lungs from Shock and Trauma
Herbal Treatment to Energize the Heart and Lungs
Herbs for Muscle Healing

3) Acknowledge what your voice is saying.

Voice is an expression of the soul. It has to be respected and listened to. Sometimes it’s easy to mentally understand what it’s saying by just listening to our voice with an open heart. Sometimes it’s not so easy. We have to learn to respect our Voice, and let it be. In every state we humans are beautiful. There is a right time for everything.

Nervous & Emotional Healing with Cardio-Restorative Herbs

I’m a veteran of heart problems having had cardiac insufficiency due to trauma since the age of 8 and actually had two cardiac arrests at the age of 19. I was told then that there was no chance of a normal life ahead for me. They said I’d live only with the help of drugs to keep my heart beating regularly enough, and things like having a baby would be at the risk of death, unlikely anyway as I wouldn’t be able to cope with the increased heart rate that’s part of sex.

My Great-Great Grandad John Waltham didn’t even hear me out when I started telling him all that. He put me on the path to healing my heart and in the process over the years I used what I’d learned to help others – people and animals.

I’ve learned that if someone has a problem with their emotions – whether their heart is broken by a tragedy or a loss, or whether they experience un-explainable sorrow, or whether they feel emotionless and blocked up – a common experience for those with depression, all these can be helped in big ways with herbs that have traditionally been used to support and heal the physical heart.

Of course, just as there’s no point filling up your car’s tank with fuel if you don’t actually turn it on and go somewhere, so there’s no point taking herbs for healing, if you don’t use that support to find out what’s troubling you emotionally and face it. I wish they’d taught us that skill in school or at home growing up – it would’ve saved so many such pain.

But coming back to the herbs. The following are some of my most favorite herbs that not only heal the heart, but help the nervous system frequency get back to normal and help the person emotionally.

St. Ignatius Bean – Strychnos ignatii


or Ignatia is considered first aid because it sort of shocks the heart and the nervous system (taken in a tiny dose of course). The resulting effect has been called similar to Prozac.

What it does is deliver a tiny shock that stimulates the body into reacting to the shock with natural calming and soothing processes.

Now if someone had actually shocked our physically heart, the body would respond to that with all our natural healing processes starting up.

But the need for botanicals like Ignatia arise when the ‘hit’ or the ‘shock’ is an emotional one, and we suppress that from our awareness for whatever reason. In that case, for a long while the tissues of our body hold the tension, the nerves around the tissues stay magnetized in a particular high-tension frequency waiting for relaxation and release.

If that does not happen in a timely fashion, the tension everywhere gets conveyed to the heart through the blood and the heart – a healthy one at least does try to make the person aware that something’s wrong.

The feeling of tightness in the chest, the feeling of the heart fluttering, the feeling of the heart beating faster, all these are not just things for people with heart problems, they are the every day experience of humans of all ages everywhere. They are part of our inbuilt life experience, to help us make sense of what’s happening with us, to show us the paths to take in life.

And they have powerful effects on the rest of our body as well.

But all that is numbed down if we have an attitude of emotional suppression.

And that’s when we need plants like St. Ignatius Bean, that TELL the heart, “You, Yes You”. And then deliver a much required SLAP.

It won’t replace actual emotional awareness, but it does make the body react bringing relief to the entire system at least in the moment.

Read more about how St.Ignatius Bean works:
Herbs to Demagnetize the Body for Cell Regeneration
Herbal Medicine for Vaccination Recovery & Side-effects

Lily of the Valley – Convallaria

Lily of the Valley causes a sort of spasm in the muscles of the body – remember the heart IS a muscle – because it gets the tiny little nerve endings on the muscles to change their frequency – a frequency brought on by trauma.

I have used it as first aid several times to relieve the pain after an emotional drama makes the nervous system and the heart all clenched up and tense and painful.

One drop of Lily of the Valley to 100ml of water, and that taken one drop, is enough to give considerable pain relief almost immediately just because of the relaxation of the nerve endings around the heart. Used with other heart support herbs it’s just wonderful altogether.

Cactus Grandiflora

Cactus stabilizes the nervous frequency and with it the heart beat.

Just like everything in nature moves to a beat, so our bodies move to the beat of our heart.

Imagine what would happen if in an orchestra, the conductor, the person who keeps beat so that the violins can play in harmony with the trumpets and the pianist and all the other players, forgets a beat or two, or just loses it and jerks about.

Cactus is medicine for the conductor of the music of our bodies and souls- the Heart. It soothes, inspires stability and calm.

You see the Cactus is a plant that doesn’t exactly grow in the most eay places to grow. A desert plant, it knows to wait. It feels the heat in the day without the drama plants from the temperate zones would go through, and it feels the cold desert nights just as calmly. When it has resources, it uses them frugally, storing up the rest. As if to prove that drama is not required to produce the most beautiful things, it puts out beautiful flowers and fruit that is food for living beings all around, just like those plants that grow with plenty of water and in rich soil. Such a wonderful gift to mankind, is Cactus, and such wonderful medicine for the heart and the whole body.

If you go through emotional extremes, Cactus will help you, it knows how to deal with extremes.

Rosehips

The Rose is about courage. Plain and simple. Physically, emotionally, everyone’s got a different experience, and there’s a lot written about the Vitamin C in Rosehips and all that. It all however comes down to one thing, it gives the heart and the body strength, and it gives the soul the feeling of being able to do what the person wants to do.

A lot of our emotional problems, depression and so on stem from feeling unable to do what we have to do to get where we want to get. It’s sad when a peson believes they just don’t have it in them to do what their soul longs to more than anything else. Life itself seems pointless unless we’re moving towards our dream.

Hawthorn or Crategeus

Hawthorn
Hawthorn

The Heart deeply and powerfully affects the hormonal situation in the body, influencing the balance (or imbalance) between male-female, hot-cold, active-resting hormones in the body.

Hawthorn helps those who have had trauma in the long term that has resulted in hormonal imbalance of any sort. Depression, inability to enjoy every day life, sexual deficiency, sensory deficiency, are all rooted in the heart’s not being able to play its role in the hormonal processes of the body well enough.

Hawthorn helps clear up blocked pathways, making blood flow easier. It balances flow of rhythm and circulation between the various compartments of the heart itself.

It strengthens the heart, toning its very tissue and with a stronger heartbeat so much in the body feels better already.

Both as first aid and as part of long term rehabilitation, Hawthorn is just wonderful.

Nettle – Urticaria

Nettle doesn’t have to be taken in big doses – which can have laxative effects – to support a heart that’s weak or inefficient because of sluggishness.

How does a heart go sluggish? A life of not getting enough real holistic stimulation can make the heart disinterested and withdrawing to the point of stopping responding to sensory stimulus even.

Our world is full of ways to stimulate the mind, the senses, the body, but these ignore the heart and the emotions for the most part. Exposure to this on a daily basis, leaving the heart behind, makes it withdraw and atrophy.

A whole lot of circulatory problems ensue which further cause all kinds of problems as so much in the body depends on the highways – the blood circulation.

Emotional stimulation – a life that you FEEL, that moves your heart, is the only LIFE really.

Nettle can support the heart in coming out again and from there you you have to be brave and let your self feel, and follow those feelings.

Lavender flowers – Lavandula Augustifolia

The connection between the heart and the brain is obviously one of the most important highways of the body. Tension and congestion here is bound to create trouble everywhere.

Lavender relaxes the nerves all over but especially in this area and therefore should be considered first aid for those facing problems stemming from deficient blood circulation to the head.

Most sleep trauma conditions, skin problems that are restricted to or most visible on the face and neck, scalp imbalances, chronic ENT issues that are emotionally or stress triggered are all helped by Lavender.

Herb Robert – Geranium Robertiana

This little flower grows in radiation hit zones because of it’s ability to maintain its own energy system independent of the surroundings. As such it is support in recovery from radiation induced sickness – nausea and the like.

For the heart specifically it is of great help in our times, as the Heart is affected by the frequency of every sorts of ‘radiation’ and a lot of what shows up as disinterest in life, the inability to taste well with the tongue, sluggish lymphatic draining etc. is the Heart’s needing a bit of a detox and comeback to regular frequency.

Passionflower – Passiflora Officinalis

Passionflower relaxes the nerves. It supports the various connective nerves of the body making life so much easier for the heart as it has to pump blood around.

Passionflower makes the environment around the heart to relax so the heart can relax too.

Best of all Passionflower helps break the habits our nervous system forms through stress, so for those who have had heart disease for along time, this can help break the habit of holding the heart muscle tight and cramped and furthering the problem.

Mistletoe – Viscum Album

The great balancer herb, and associated with romance around Christmas, Mistletoe balances the blood flow within the heart reducing the risk of a heart attack, reducing the risk of nervous breakdowns, emotional meltdowns and flare-ups and all that drama.

Think of it as a sort of buffering system. For those with atrial fibrillation and heart beat irregularity (arrhythmia), and ventricular disorders Mistletoe lends a sort of buffering so everything feels better almost immediately.

If you’re an emotional tight-rope walker, with great demands made on your heart every day, Mistletoe is the one for you.

Jujube – Zizyphus

This berry has all the nutrition the body needs for recovery from both short term and long term nervous and cardiac fatigue.

Tiredness of the mind, of the heart, and of the physical parts of us can be relieved in many ways, still this one is a cut above the others because it’s got a little of everything in a beautiful simple combination.

It’s just refreshing.