Wisdom remedies work by changing patterns in the body. These patterns can be psycho-emotional, but may also manifest physiologically. Not infrequently, physical patterns underlie psycho-emotional issues. Indeed, a valid discussion that is taking place all too rarely is whether there are psycho-emotional issues at all, or are all psycho-emotional issues actually just manifestations or effects of physical disturbances, irritations and imbalances. In actual clinical practice, I find myself continually on both sides of that discussion, with wonderful theories about the relationship between the two, but regularly seeing things that make me wonder if we have solved the question at all.
Regardless of the answer to the question at hand, the results of wisdom remedies are more than satisfactory, even though we cannot be certain exactly how they work. Often, a pattern is changed. Also common, a new behavior or pattern or awareness is installed by the use of the wisdom remedy.
Inflammation, likewise, has three aspects to it that could be called patterns and which seem to have a behavioral application to them. These are not the only three aspects to be considered. Indeed, all wisdom remedies, when correctly applied to the person needing each, will yield a decrease in inflammation as well. Individuals who are out of balance and poorly adapted, will certainly have excess inflammation.
Inflammation is at the heart of all disease processes today. Direct outcomes of systemic inflammation are on the rise as never before in recorded history. These outcomes are allergies and autoimmune diseases. Heart disease and cancer are also thought to be the outcomes of inflammation as discussed in other articles of mine. As for elegant aging, nothing is more worthy of the consideration owed to it than inflammation and avoiding it in diet, behavior and lifestyle.
The three aspects of inflammation discussed and answered here are:
- Distressed state of mind and heart
- Awareness of fears, and the willingness to face and ability to visualize them
- The ability to let go of hurt and move on
Each of these aspects has a physical expression. Perhaps, in fact, they are only physical conditions for which there is a psycho-emotional expression, rather than the reverse.
Wisdom remedies for these conditions can vary in each case, but I believe that the following remedial options are the most broadly and benignly accepted by pretty much everyone.
The first is rosemary. This is usually taken in larger doses, such as 5 capsules twice daily. This herb improves mood and helps take us out of our stories. It is very good to alter a distressed state of mind and heart. Rosemary is clearing to the thoughts and deeply healing to the body over time. It changes the state of the body and helps the absorption and use of nutrients because of it. As for distress directly, it is possible that no distress ever existed as an independent entity, but rather distress is a product more of what we think about a situation than the situation itself, no matter how obviously ï¿½badï¿½ it may appear. In this way, because rosemary helps take us out of our stories about ourselves, our lives and the world, it can be a tool for total alteration of a distressed state of mind and heart.
The ability and willingness to visualize our fears, to see them as they are and understand them instead of fear them is the second of the three components of inflammation, from a psychosomatic standpoint. Perhaps no herb expands the ability to see better than reishi mushroom. An extract from Mushroom Science Company is thought to be the best product in the country. 2 droppers full, 2 times daily for many months will effect a significant change. It is believed in many circles that if you take good quality reishi for a while, you will be a different person when you are done. Everything will appear with more present moment lucidity.
Finally, the ability to let go of hurt and move on is probably the most physically applicable of the three. This remedy will certainly have the effect of helping remove physical memory of injuries that interfere with normal and complete healing. This remedy is chamomile flowers. The tea made from chamomile flowers is drunk for this wisdom remedy (although the tincture is okay too). Two cups one time daily is the dosage. Camomile flowers have a faster effect than the other remedies, but must be taken long term in order to reach deep issues and blockages to the healing process.
It should be remembered that wisdom remedies will result in natural conclusions and choices that result in healing such that the individual, not infrequently, thinks it happened naturally and that they did it on their own. One way to view this is to see that they start to attract and be attracted to the right choices at the right times because a change has taken place. The only real way to know that this change is the work of the wisdom remedy is to look back in time to see that in the few months since starting the wisdom remedy, one has found answers sought for many years.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this article and this series on wisdom remedies.
Kal Sellers, MH