Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Animals, weather and other problems

I've been struggling, as you all know, to help dogs resist weather, moon cycle and season change - that's what this blog has been about.

I was confident I'd find the solution in homeopathy with the help of Reiki, but along the way I recently realised that my homemade diet was inadequate in many ways, so I got into fortifying with nutrients. I'm hoping that with that base covered, I'd be able to pinpoint what they need in homeopathy to heal completely.

The moon cycle has been by far the easiest to understand. It's simply regular enough to pin down.:) Also, I've spent a lot of time on it. The nutrients too fall quite easily into the cycle - the electrolytes around the peaks of full and new moon, the nutrients building around the full moon cycle and the detox stuff around the new moon cycle.

Seasonal change too can be slightly overcome with magnesium and a bunch of plant remedies, at least, the fall to winter, winter to spring changes so far.

The weather has been the hardest.
Zinc and Copper certainly have a role in alleviating their suffering - Magnesium seems to increase it (paramagnetic!:).

Surprisingly, or maybe not, I think the AgNPs I used has helped them. Yesterday I used a bit of a splash rather than a teaspoon, and the slightly larger quantity seems to have helped them. I need to see if AgNO3 is even better since that's what they actually draw in Reiki rather than Arg met. The Castor oil might also have helped as I've used it, mixed with turpentine oil, flaxseed oil and rice bran oil. Iodine might have helped too. But I can't make out, since I've done it all in one go.

I really have to take it one at a time and not pile solution on solution. I just get too worried about them to take it slow - I want them all better all at once asap. Unscientific and also not very helpful to the greater number in the long run.

Castor oil again

I'm understanding a bit more about how castor oil works. Apparently this Ricinoleic acid is a rare fatty acid, omega 9 and unsaturated, that works on the lymphatic system. Maybe it is toxic in large doses internally, but externally supposed to cure all.

There are three convincing things for me to like this remedy - 1. I read that this is the same fatty acid in ergot (secale) which the dogs draw a lot of (but I don't give since my cats are always pregnant); 2. They draw Ricinus as well, so there is an energy need for this oil. 3. I particularly like a couple of explanations of how it works on payer's patches and therefore digestion and what could happen if you didn't use it (edema), especially combined with this lymphatic diagram.

I've watched one dog, Kenchu, through many stages of the disease before his skin went black and his hair fell off - all the way from the time he was a puppy. I knew it was edema, but I didn't know that the lymphatics were the cause of edema. Now it seems almost obvious that the fluid must be lymph, but at that time I used to think ... plasma, water, etc.

I also saw how much it hurt him to digest food, now because I understand vaguely about the payer's patches, I understand why those two went together.

The diagram itself gave me great hope - Kenchu's body first thickened and blistered between his shoulderblades, an area of lymphatic drainage and nodes (collateral subcapsular?). Icy's began from around his lower back and spread down the sides of his abdomen (he nuzzles his stomach and cries). Again the diagram accurately records these areas as lymphatic regions. I've seen many dogs have a hard lump in front of the hip which connects to the spinal cord. I used to think it was a toughened muscle - now I'm thinking it might be lymph nodes. Icy used to have it, and he'd have a peculiar walk where the leg wouldn't move smoothly - it must have been from the spinal fluid not transmitting signals right.

You can see in this manual with directions how the spinal cord is somehow involved in the lymph system as is the abdomen for the final drainage.

"When castor oil is absorbed through the skin, several extraordinary events take place. The lymphocyte count of the blood increases. This is a result of a positive influence on the thymus gland and/or lymphatic tissue. The flow of lymph increases throughout the body. This speeds up the removal of toxins surrounding the cells and reduces the size of swollen lymph nodes.

As toxicity is reduced, the pH of the saliva becomes less acidic, indicating improved health. The Peyer's patches in the small intestine become more efficient in their absorption of fatty acids, which are essential for the formation of hormones and other components necessary for growth and repair." from here.

I've half-heartedly tried it before (on Sonu, when she was dying of cancer), but this is the first time I'm giving it a serious shot. At first I applied it with turpentine, which reduced its stickiness a bit, but now I'm mixing that combo with rice bran oil and flaxseed oil to thin it further. This seems to be a better combo to apply - more free flowing, and the dogs don't seem to mind it. (They didn't mind the castor oil in all its sticky glory either, for that matter, but this makes me less reluctant to apply it.:) Also it brings the omegas -3, -6 and -9 to the body.

More later.