Wisdom remedies function to change patterns, including behavior, stress, emotional and thought patterns. Perhaps they may even help with spiritual patterns. They can fill gaps in the connections in one’s consciousness. Wisdom remedies, at least when used as wisdom remedies (some have strong medicinal actions also in different dosages), are not strong medicines and affect gradual or sometimes sudden shift in consciousness.
It is possible to use wisdom remedies as wisdom remedies for any physical condition. Here is the protocol:
1. Look for a pattern in all, or many cases of the particular condition
2. Match the condition with the wisdom remedy that alters that pattern in a healing way
Using this plan, it is relatively easy to use wisdom remedies for healing almost anything. We understand today that all illnesses contain a psychosomatic component, where the thinking and emotional state of the individual affect, allow or perpetuate an illness. The psychosomatic involvement may vary, but here is a powerful awareness that allows truly holistic practitioners to enter the healing process with any individual at a level that is best suited to that individual.
In other words, it is important when undertaking to help someone in a healing process to recognize where that person’s primary needs lie. Do they need more state of mind help? Perhaps more state of heart or more state of body? When a healthy state is entered and maintained, health will be manifest, regardless of the obstacle presented.
So, per request, I am applying this protocol to wisdom remedies for asthma to see what we find there.
I do not pretend to know what every asthma person is thinking, but those I have observed have what I call an expansion or freedom stress. This means that when they have to breathe hard to do more or when they are faced with expansion into new territory that is frightening for them, they may be very prone to asthmatic attack or even other bodily function alteration or loss.
Having observed this pattern, I looked through my list of wisdom remedies and found a good fit in one remedy that probably helps anyone in some way, which is rosemary. I also found a more specific (and narrow) use in red willow bark.
Rosemary improves mood, helps you let go of your story and is very supportive, so that you do not seek support/security elsewhere (meaning in familiar habits). This process happens slowly, but very surely. Most wisdom remedies work very slowly. Over a period of many months we experience a change of character in some positive way. Where rosemary is unique, is that you can take more of it so that it supports the liver as you go. 3-4 capsules 1-2 times per day is often used, though a half dropper of a tincture one time daily is enough.
Red willow is an herb that creates warmth and flexibility. It is a bitter tonic medicinally (meaning it is cooling) but as a wisdom remedy it keeps warmth well distributed throughout the body so that isolated stressors do not shock the body. The creative flexibility the herb bestows to the individual helps with many types of illnesses and behavior patterns that come on with warning, indicators and situations. Patterns that come on with warning or indicators or in certain situations give time for adaptation, or for potentiation (out of fear, the person getting the asthma attack, for example, actually makes the attack worse).
Two droppers full of the tincture of the inner bark or buds, 2 times daily, works very well. The two herbs should not be taken at the same time or mixed for optimum results.
These herbs should not be considered like a physical treatment for asthma, but as wisdom remedies to improve psychological and emotional states and patterns, which then affect the physical body and its responses.