Creating Waves of Awareness
In our world, we can pick up a newspaper any day of the week and find reports of new medical findings, such as:
The New England Journal Of Medicine publication concerning a new Phlebovirus associated with severe febrile illness hints at the possibilities that viruses jumping species may happen; perhaps at this very moment. I don't know whether this type of activity has always happened, or if our meddling in the genetic pool with synthesized GMO's have triggered this ability.
Healers must examine the list of symptoms both in the individuals effected and the group of people. In this case, fever, fatigue, diarrhea, thrombocytopenia, and leukopenia were reported after tick bites in two men. The onset of illness began after 5-7 days. Everyone knows that Rocky Mountain Fever and Lymes disease spread through an infected tick. Scientists suspect Ehrlichia chaffeensis as the causal agent, but was not found on serologic analysis, polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) assay, or cell culture.
According to CDC the mostcommon diseases transmitted by ticks are as follows:
These puzzling febrile illnesses seem contrary to our natural world and understanding of these species. Our knowledge about infectious disease, vector dissemination and gene expression through scientific research has broadened. "Phlebovirus is one of five genera of the family Bunyaviridae. The Phlebovirus genus currently comprises over 70 antigenically distinct serotypes, only a few of which have been studied. The 68 known serotypes are divided into two groups: the Phlebotomus fever viruses (the sandfly group, transmitted by Phlebotominae sandflies) comprises 55 members and the Uukuniemi group (transmitted by ticks) comprises the remaining 13 members." ~ Wikipedia
With the spread of infectious diseases, such as malaria, encephalitis, hemorrhagic fever, Hantavirus and ebola, scientists attempt to stop these diseases in their tracks. But, if rapid mutation precludes laboratory discoveries to effectively find drug and vaccine solutions and cures, then we must look at other approaches.
Researchers investigate the phylogenetic relationships among members of the genus Phlebovirus (Bunyaviridae) based on partial M segment sequence analyses. These viruses cause clinical syndromes ranging from a short, self-limiting febrile illness to fatal haemorrhagic fever. We learned from the Cambodian mystery coxsackie viral illness, that use of steroids will kill the patient when used to reduce fever.
With global climate change, limited clean water supplies and increasing population in mobile societies, these viruses will proliferate. The Phlebovirus cause concern for public health officials and the World Health Organization. The virus can cause brief, self-limiting febrile illness to retinitis, encephalitis, meningoencephalitis and fatal haemorragic fever. And, sandflies can be found in southern Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Americas.
Ticks also spread Lyme Disease, the most common vector-borne disease reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers it to be the fastest growing vector-borne disease in the U.S.7, with an overall incidence of 7.9 per 100,000 population.
Tick Bite Prevention Measures:
Our universe of information keeps growing. We can utilize this news in profound ways to improve our world. We can think ego-centrically and think humans have the right and power to dominate over others; or we can live in peace and harmony with our surroundings.
As scientists continue to tamper with our natural world, we will see the push-back by all living organisms to stand their ground and endeavor to survive these attacks on their presence. They have built in instincts and programming to overcome obstacles and survive the millennia of changes from earthquakes, volcanoes, fire, flood, comets, changes in climate and even radiation. Only now they must contend with chemical, biological and gene†ic assaults. They will overcome. Do you doubt it? It's their nature to survive.
We can manage on earth with weeds, bugs, bacteria, viruses and disease only by recognizing that everything has a form, function and the ability to live in harmony. If we can turn the burr into velcro, we can learn from what nature has to offer. If we observe the cycles of epidemic disease, we can also see that certain plants, minerals and natural energies, such as sunlight, can provide protection. Nurturing our immune systems by improving life style provides the answer. But, these steps take individual intention, work, energy and time. Using our minds and intellect to build up our personal and group resources will enable us to survive. Finding our own artistic abilities and pursuing our passions will enliven us, motivate us and bring us closer together.
One approach to medical science dictates that to heal, we must tamper, reconstruct, fix and use our technological ability at genetic manipulation or chemistry to concoct new antibiotics or vaccines. These therapies hold promise, but extract a heavy financial burden on society, and take decades to see results.
The CAM approach, including homeopathy, takes the knowledge and wisdom of past medical sages and develops a deeper understanding and appreciation of our human nature interacting with our environment. We use the powers of observation, eye for detail, incorporation of mind, emotional expression, physical symptoms and community to better utilize the resources already available. Some people say, "If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it."
Homeopathic professionals throughout two centuries have painstakingly detailed human expression and catalogued drug effects, 'provings' or clinical trials, accidental toxic poisonings and observation in the encyclopedic "Materia Medica" and the rubrics in the "Repertory." These resources continue to evolve as our knowledge base expands. The gentle acting homeopathic remedies have never been recalled for side effects.
Dr Samuel Hahnemann presented the world with a blue-print for how to practice the medical arts and sciences. Many have advised practitioners to read this book annually as a ritual to reap a more in-depth comprehension of the basic principles of homeopathy.
Homeopathic principles guide us to seek out the etiology of any illness. Thus, if we realize the vector, either a tainted water supply, an insect bite, a bacteria, then we can find the remedies that target this.
Fortunately, homeopaths have numerous remedies documented and the art of individualization now begins. Understanding the specialized response pattern for an individual will help narrow down the choices for remedy selection.
And, furthermore, homeopaths work in partnership with patients to determine day-by-day the progress toward cure. They have the ability to gain feedback from patient observation on all levels, physical, emotional and mental; plus, utilize clinical lab reports and the physicians skills to check pulse, blood pressure, countenance, gait, handshake, physical build, and facial expression.
I hope this presentation has provided food for thought. My mission as an educator to spread 'waves of awareness' about the powers within each of us to heal and utilize natural medicine makes me curious about our world and concerned for how we care for the earth.
Reprinted from GreenMedInfo