Showing posts with label Healing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Healing. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

31 Herbal Medicines Used by Native Americans

Herbal Remedies and Native Americans

Medical treatment using herbs has been recognized as being older than man's intelligence. Such herbal treatment has been seen in animals' instinctive use of plants to help cure certain ailments. For example, a dog hunted a special grass to eat when it has become ill, a mother bear has dressed a wound on her cub with leaves, and a horse lacking vitamins and minerals has eaten certain plants and bark from trees (Weiner,1972). Today people have continued to use herbs with medicinal chemicals daily, usually without realizing the values of such plants. Herbal tea, a popular drink, has contained fluoride, a chemical used in preventing tooth decay. Coca-Cola was originally based on an herbal remedy used for headaches. Aspirin was created from two plants: white willow and meadowsweet. Often, however, even with these examples, lack of knowledge has prevented health professionals and health educators from teaching or supporting herbal healing. Nevertheless, the World Health Organization has estimated that two-thirds of the world's population has 14
Herbal 3 depended on healing herbs for primary medicines (Castleman, 1991).

For thousands of years Native Americans have used herbs to, not only heal the body, but, also to purify the spirit and bring balance into their lives and their surroundings. Oral traditions indicate that they learned about the healing powers of herbs and other plants by watching sick animals. There are no written records of herbal use by the indigenous people of America prior to the first contact between Europeans and the tribes. However, this changed as Native Americans shared their knowledge of how to use nature's medicines with the new settlers.

While there were hundreds of herbs and plants used in Native American remedies, one of the most sacred was Tobacco, which was used healing numerous conditions, as well as in rituals and ceremonies. It was smoked pure and not mixed with any chemicals as it is today.

Another very important herb to the Native Americans was Sage, which was said to not only heal multiple problems of the stomach, colon, kidneys, liver, lungs, skin, and more, it was also believed to protect against bad spirits and to draw them out of the body or the soul.
I have listed 31 herbal remedies here hope you will add some useful herbal remedy information from this list to your library.

31 Healing herbs Used by Native Americans

1. Alfalfa:
Relieves digestion and is used to aid blood clotting. Contemporary uses included treatment of arthritis, bladder and kidney conditions and bone strength. Enhances the immune system.

2. Aloe:
A cactus-like plant. The thick leaves can be squeezed to extrude a thick sap that can be used to treat burns, insect bites and wounds.

3. Aspen:
The inner bark or xylem is used in a tea to treat fever, coughs and pain. It contains salicin, which also is found in willow trees and is the foundation ingredient for aspirin.

4. Bee pollen:
When mixed with food it can boost energy, aid digestion and enhance the immune system. If you’re allergic to bee stings you will most likely be allergic to bee pollen.

5. Beeswax:
Used as a salve for burns and insect bites, including bee stings. Intended to only be used externally.

6. Blackberry:
The root, bark and leaves when crushed and infused in a tea are used to treat diarrhea, reduce inflammation and stimulate the metabolism. As a gargle it treats sore throats, mouth ulcers and inflammation of the gums.

7. Black Raspberry:
The roots of this plant are crushed and used as a tea or boiled and chewed to relieve coughs, diarrhea and general intestinal distress.

8. Buckwheat:
The seeds are used in soups and as porridge to lower blood pressure, help with blood clotting and relieve diarrhea.

9. Cayenne:
The pods are used as a pain reliever when taken with food or drunk in a tea. Also used to treat arthritis and digestive distress. It is sometimes applied to wounds as a powder to increase blood flow and act as an antiseptic and anesthetic to numb the pain.
Could This All-Natural ‘Detox’ Capsule Have Extended John Wayne’s Life?

10. Chamomile:
The leaves and flowers are used as a tea to treat intestinal problems and nausea.

11. Chokecherry:
Considered by Native American tribes as an all-purpose medicinal treatment, the berries were pitted, dried and crushed into a tea or a poultice to treat a variety of ailments. These include coughs, colds, flu, nausea, inflammation and diarrhea. As a salve or poultice it is used to treat burns and wounds. The pit of the chokecherry – much like apple seeds – are poisonous in high concentrations. Be sure to pit the cherries if you’re considering this for any use.

12. Echinacea:
Also known as purple coneflower, this is a classic Native American medicine that is used to strengthen the immune system, fight infections and fever. It also is used as an antiseptic and general treatment for colds, coughs and flu.

13. Eucalyptus:
The oil from the leaves and roots is a common treatment when infused in a tea to treat coughs, sore-throat, flu and fever. It’s used to this day as an ingredient in cough drops.

14. Fennel:
A plant with a licorice flavor, this is used in a tea or chewed to relieve coughs, sore-throat, aid digestion, offer relief to diarrhea and was a general treatment for colds. It also is used as a poultice for eye relief and headaches.

15. Feverfew:
Used to this day as a natural relief for fever and headaches – including severe headaches like migraines – it also can be used for digestive problems, asthma and muscle and joint pains.

16. Feverwort:
Another fever remedy that also is used for general pain, itching and joint stiffness. It can be ingested as a tea or chewed, or crushed to a paste as a salve or poultice.

17. Ginger root:
Another super plant in Native American medicine, the root was crushed and consumed with food, as a tea or a salve or poultice. Known to this day for its ability to aid digestive health, it also is anti-inflammatory, aids circulation and can relieve colds, coughs and flu, in addition to bronchitis and joint pain.

18. Ginseng:
This is another contemporary herb that has a history that goes back across cultures for millennia. The roots were used by Native Americans as a food additive, a tea and a poultice to treat fatigue, boost energy, enhance the immune system and help with overall liver and lung function. The leaves and stems also were used, but the root has the most concentration of active ingredients.

19. Goldenrod:
Commonly thought of today as a source of allergies and sneezing, it was actually considered another all-in-one medicine by Native Americans. As a tea, an addition to food and a topical salve, it is used to treat conditions from bronchitis and chest congestion to colds, flu, inflammation, sore throats and as an antiseptic for cuts and abrasions.
New “Survival Herb Bank” Gives You Access to God’s Amazing Medicine Chest

20. Honeysuckle:
The berries, stems, flowers and leaves are used to topically treat bee stings and skin infections. As a tea, it is used to treat colds, headaches and sore throat. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

21. Hops:
As a tea it is used to treat digestive problems and often mixed with other herbs or plants, such as aloe, to soothe muscles. It also is used to soothe toothaches and sore throat.

22. Licorice:
Roots and leaves can be used for coughs, colds, sore throats. The root also can be chewed to relieve toothaches.

23. Mullein:
As an infusion in tea or added to a salad or other food, this is a plant that has been used by Native Americans to treat inflammation, coughs and congestion and general lung afflictions. It is quite common and you probably have it growing in your backyard or somewhere close.
24. Passion flower:
The leaves and roots are used to make a tea to treat anxiety and muscle pain. A poultice for injuries to the skin such as burns, insect bites and boils also can be made from passion flower.

25. Red clover:
It grows everywhere and the flowers, leaves and roots are usually infused in a tea or are used to top food. It is used to manage inflammation, improve circulation and treat respiratory conditions.

26. Rose hip:
This is the red to orange berry that is the fruit of wild roses. It is already known to be a massive source of vitamin C and when eaten whole, crushed into a tea or added to food it is used to treat colds and coughs, intestinal distress, as an antiseptic and to treat inflammation.

27. Rosemary:
A member of the pine family and used in food and as a tea to treat muscle pain, improve circulation and as a general cleanser for the metabolism.

28. Sage:
A far-reaching shrub across much of North America, it is a natural insect repellent and can be used for the standard list of digestive disorders, colds and sore throat.

29. Spearmint:
Used consistently by Native American tribes for treatment of coughs, colds, respiratory distress and as a cure for diarrhea and a stimulant for blood circulation.

30. Valerian:
The root as an infusion in a tea relieves muscle aches, pain and is said to have a calming effect.

31. White Pine:
Ubiquitous and the needles and the inner bark can be infused in a tea. Used as a standard treatment for respiratory distress and chest congestion.

If you’re an expert on herbal healing procedures i’m certain you can add many to this list.  natural treatments are well worth considering each from an historical and potentially practical factor-of-view. just make sure you become aware of them well and test together with your medical doctor before any use. Please feel free to leave comments about your thoughts and knowledge about herbal remedies and Native American herbal medicine. If you can refer a book or suggest anything that will help and support someone that would be great, after all we all are here to share our skills and knowledge and care and support each other.

Monday, July 31, 2017

All You Need to know About The Root Chakra & Opening your Muladhara

To watch the video please scroll down, we suggest to read before watching.

What is Chakra, and why should I care about it?

To learn about Chakras please click on the link and read the article "Introduction to Chakras and Energy Vortex". Overall in basic chakras are energy vortexes positioned on our body which means physical and energy bodies and to learn more about energy bodies please read the following article "The Human Energy System and Energy Bodies". Chakras are absorbing and projecting energy from inside and out which effect our physical, emotional and mental health. So that if we learn about each chakra and their achars to our physical, emotional and mental bodies and health then we may have a way to fix, heal and recover from difficulties.

Root Chakra - The First Chakra:

Root chakra or Muladhara is located below and around the genital area of body it covers some part of physical and energy bodies as well, and it is associated with color of red. each chakras has their own color and frequencies and vibration that they get effect and get affected by so if we eat, watch and play with more red color in our life it does direct link to our root chakra. The sound waves are vibrations and playing an specific note or frequency will affect corresponding chakra, and the frequency associated with root chakra is 396 Hz which in ancient solfeggio scale UT and playing it is known to release any guilt and fear also it helps to clear negative ideas and beliefs from subconscious level. The note G3 (Sol) in just intonation scale and tuning.

Properties Associated with Root Chakra:

Here are different properties and information associated with first chakra - The Root Chakra. It is somehow important to understand most of them to heal, feed and keep your chakra open and healthy, pay attention to psychological function which is Survival and self preservation, have you felt unstable, too worried about your position in life or financial wise, a worries that comes from nowhere and is unnecessary, that is a sign to balance and open your root chakra. I will provide some affirmations which is great to practice in the morning or evening before bed.

  • Sanskrit name: Muladhara - root support
  • Element: Earth
  • Color: Red
  • Shape: Square
  • Petals of the lotus: Four
  • Seed sound: LANG (Lam)
  • Vowel sound: O
  • Rights: To have
  • Endocrine gland: Adrenal cortex
  • Physical association: The skeletal structure, teeth, large intestine, kidneys, blood
  • Psychological function: Survival and self preservation
  • Identity: Physical identity
  • Developmental stage: Womb to 12 months
  • Challenge: Fear
  • Plane: Physical plane
  • Planets: Saturn, Earth
  • Deity: Brahma, Dakini, Ganesha
  • Mythological Animal: White elephant with seven trunks
  • Sense organ: Nose
  • Predominant sense: Smell
  • Incense: Cedar
  • Herb: Sage
  • Sephira: Malkuth
  • Tarot suit: Pentacles

Affirmations for Root Chakra:

  • I Love life
  • I Love and trust myself
  • I feel deeply rooted, or I feel deeply connected to earth
  • I am connected to my body
  • I am connected to all that is
  • I feel safe and secure
  • I am grounded, stable, and standing on my own two feet
  • I am grateful for all the challenges that helped me to grow and transform
  • I trust in the goodness of life
  • I am open to possibilities
  • Just like a tree or a star, I have a right to be here
  • I stand for my values, for truth, and for justice
  • I nurture my body with healthy food, clean water, exercise, relaxation, and connection with nature
  • I make choice that are healthy and good for me
  • I have what I need

Opening Muladhara Chakra and Activating your Root Chakra:

Choose a quiet place without distraction and extra noises that would interrupt your process, take a comfortable position which you won't feel any pressure of any kind and also can hear and see the video easily and clearly. We suggest that you use headphone or earphones for this purpose. Start with relaxing yourself and meditating before watching the video, very short and simple relaxation start with three deep breath and close your eyes, take a deep breath and hold for moments then slowly release through the mouth, count from 3 to 1 and by each count feel more relaxed, loose your facial muscles and jaw then your shoulders and so on, on the next count down feel the heavy and go deep, and tell yourself relax when you feel that you are losing focus or need to be relax, then make an intention of healing, opening and activating your root chakra, imagine a ball of fire under your belly on your root chakra cleansing and opening the flow of energy. then take a breath and slowly open your eyes, hit the play and listen and watch the video.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Mudra - The Healing Power of Your Hands

Mudra Power of your hand 

We know about energy and energy healing using hands and power that can be transfer by hand, and did you know  that your hands maintain an innate recuperation electricity which have been used for centuries?

Mudras are positions of the arms which can be stated to steer the strength of your physical, emotional and non secular frame. And sometimes people refer to them as Yoga of hands, although it is been used in yoga and meditation.

mudras had been used within the east for lots of years and were practiced by way of many non secular leaders together with buddha. nowadays, mudras are nevertheless utilized in yoga and meditation.

now and again we may additionally subconsciously vicinity our hands into Mudra positions without even understanding it and different times we can use them to help channel and stimulate recovery.

there are hundreds of mudras but right here are a number of the most common:

1 - Gyan Mudra (Mudra of Knowledge):

The tip of the index finger touches the tip of the thumb while the other fingers remain straight.
Benefits: Enhances knowledge, stimulates the pituitary and endocrine glands, increases memory, helps meditation, prevents insomnia, can boost mood and bring clarity.
Practice: Any time while sitting, standing or lying in bed.

2 - Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth): 

The tip of the ring finger touches the thumb while the other fingers remain straight out.
Benefits: reduces physical and spiritual weaknesses, can increase the life force, can help clear skin, promotes body functionality.
Practice: Any time.

3 - Varuna Mudra (Mudra of Water): 

The tip of the pinky finger touches the thumb while the other fingers remain straight up.
Benefits: helps to balance emotions and helps to retain water. Helps to relieve constipation and cramps. Can also help regulate menstrual cycles and hormonal conditions.
Practice: 15 minutes three times a day.

4 - Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air): 

The thumb wraps over the index finger while the rest of the fingers remain straight.
Benefits: helps to calm an anxious mind, soothe a strained voice and can help decrease stress. Can also help reduce impatience and indecisiveness.
Practice: 10 to 15 minutes, 3 times per day.

5 - Shunya Mudra (Mudra of Emptiness): 

The tip of the thumb presses the middle finger down while the rest of the fingers stand straight up.

Benefits: reduces dullness in the body and can also be highly effective for ear aches. Can help restore confidence and boost mental cognition.
Practice: 40-60 minutes daily or for an earache- 4 to 5 minutes.

6 - Surya Mudra (Mudra of the Sun): 

Bend the ring finger under the thumb while the rest of the fingers remain straight.
Benefits: helps stimulate the thyroid gland, helps to alleviate weight gain and reduces appetite, stimulates digestion, helps relieve anxiety and stress. Helps to guide you to your purpose.
Practice: 5 to 15 minutes, twice daily.

7 - Prana Mudra (Mudra of Life): 

The ring and pinky finger both bend to meet the thumb while the index and middle finger remain pointed straight up.
Benefits: improves the life force, helps to strengthen the mind, body and spirit, helps promote taking action, improves immunity and motivation. Helps enhance vision and reduces fatigue.
Practice: Any time.

8 - Apana Mudra (Mudra of Digestion): 
The middle and ring finger are bent under the thumb while the pinky and index finger stand straight up.
Benefits: helps to regulate the excretory system, helps detoxify and stimulates bowel movements. Helpful at relieving constipation and piles.
Practice: 45 minutes daily

9 - Apana Vayu Mudra (Mudra of the Heart): 

The index finger bends to touch the base of the thumb while the middle and ring finger bend to touch the tip of the thumb. The pinky finger remains stretched out.
Benefits: stimulates healing of the heart and helps physically protect the heart. Can also help reduce gas and heart burn.
Practice: 15 minutes, twice daily

10 - Linga Mudra (Mudra of Heat): 

Interlock the fingers of both hands but keep the thumb of the left hand pointing up. Take the right thumb and wrap it around the thumb so it touches the index finger of the right hand.
Benefits: helps to stimulate heat in the body, helps reduce phlegm and congestion, good for strengthening the lungs, helps to invigorate and balance the body.
Practice: Any time but do not over practice.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Understanding The Energy Healing

What we should now about energy healing.

In this article we are not going to talk about what is energy since we already done it in another post , so please for more information about energy and human energy bodies please read The Human Energy System and Energy Bodies article. It is good to know and accept that energy is neither positive nor negative, either good nor bad, Energy is energy, it can be in different forms and shapes or frequencies and still be energy. We as human beings like to label things so we can discourse about them or compare them. So the term positive or negative energy is not because the energy is bad or good, evil or light, in energy healing these terms are used to indicate when a healer uses energy flow to heal so that is called positive energy and when energy is trapped, blocked, discordant or disharmonious it can be referred as negative energy.
Energy healing has been used from very ancient times and civilizations both in religious practice and and healing.  Different beliefs may have some ingredient in how the energy works or who energy healing should be done. However, they all do the same and all are focused to balance the flow of energy in human body and between chakras, to open the flow of energy so that body will function in healthy shape. Some times because of emotions, accidents (physical or mental) not just physical body get affected also the energy body does get affected by these accidents and causes, and in these cases energy can be blocked or trapped in some part of body which will led to develop some sort of illness, discomfort of any kind. Studies how shown many people suffer from emotional pains, pains that feels physical but in the same time they have healthy physical body, these could be an example of energy being trapped. 
And now you may ask what is the role of energy healer, and how that helps to unblock negative energies and heal illnesses. Well we can put it in a very simple way, the healer is the connection and additional flow of energy (positive) which supports the block energy (negative) to start moving and flowing in a balanced way, in order to do this healing sometimes it is needed to flow in the energy and flow it out, And it is usually done by hands.  

Issues and conditions that can be treated by energy healing.

Energy healing can improve and heal variety of issues and discomforts such as emotional, mental, and physical like sadness, depression, discomfort, stress, anxiety, spasm, pains, dis-functioning organs, unbalanced health, and in some cases a lot more serious illness and issues. Remember our body is like a electronic circuit all the connections should be clear and well connected in order for electrons to move and every part functions correctly, a little disconnection may cause very serious issues that we cant even think of the reason could be so simple. Imagine drinking water is very good and healthy suggestion that all doctors do suggest to their patients however drinking of too much water will cause loosing minerals such as sodium and very likely ending up very ill and dead, in the same time consuming of salt, sodium , is not considered as a healthy choice and been told to avoid as much as possible, but body needs certain level of sodium to function correctly, Energy healing does effect the functioning of any part of the body that is in unbalanced mode, and that may cause another part to react differently therefore it may health an illness and discomfort that we could not even thought it can be healed. 

Learning about energy healing techniques.

I believe throw history we have heard and seen many types of energy healing either using hands or not. Mostly hands are used in energy healing, one of the well known energy healing techniques is Reiki which Reiki itself has different styles such as Usui Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Tibetan Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Angelic Reiki, and Rainbow Reiki. Remote healing,  Psychic surgery and Massage therapy are some other forms of energy healing as well, in energy healing either with touch or no touch energy can be transformed from a host to an other, however usually the healer is the connector rather than the source of the energy therefore the healer is not loosing any positive energy as a matter of fact they get more positive flow of energy because they are connected to universal positive source of energy. 

Simple techniques of energy healing that we do in daily bases.

Now we learn about energy healing I am sure every one of you would like to have hands on this ancient knowledge and use the benefits of our own abilities which we have been born and created with. You may have not been pay attention much and mean time have been using energy healing all the time, just remember how many times when something happened your parents hugged you and instantly you felt lifting a pressure out of you, or a touch make a pain almost gone or reduced noticeably. A loving word fixed you up instantly like you didn't had an emotional discomfort. Imagination and though of being and caring about someone how it helped them in a journey that you may have heard from soldier that they claim they believe it was because of their moms prayer and protection that this or that didn't happened to them. Well yes you have been already experiencing and using energy healing by instinct, and that is because this is who we are and that is what our body and mind is capable of, we are born to support each other and this is an other reason to proof that to ourselves. 
Now try these simple and quick techniques to improve your health and situations in daily bases.
When you have an opportunity to hug a loved one or anyone who you feel okay to just go for it and give it a sincere and loving both giving and receiving hug, remember energy needs to flow so be a giver and the receiver, feel and imagine the positivity flowing through you.
When you have some sort of pain or discomfort put your hands on the area and relax your mind, focus and imagine flow of the healing energy, and you will feel less pain almost instantly. This techniques does work very well if a loved one puts their hands on the area, simply because they sincerely wants to support you and get you out of the pain, and they may be much more in comfort and relax mood than you are in the pain, also they make a connection between universal positive energy and you.

Practice and study to be a healer.

I am sure many of you that have read all of this article have some interest on learning more about energy healing, maybe just to know more, or improve your life, or support others. To learn energy healing I always say there is no solid rule written on the stone although some practices believe that is not true and a healer has to go through some processes and follow some rules in order to heal and give healing. Well if you are interested on studying this subject in professional level and know about many discipline  and techniques then you it would be better to find a healing master and learn from them, nowadays there are many who called themselves masters so they can teach others and that is your choice to choose what to learn from who you learn, However, I invite you to explore your inner world your calling, instinct and feelings find it  in yourself without being thought, and when you have found what you have been seeking you can study different subjects and techniques from courses or healers. I recommend reading some books about energy healing, healing hands, healing code, and Reiki. Also online courses are very good source to begin with as well.