WILD WATERCRESS SOUP (Nasturtium Officinale)Written by Simon Mitchell
Watercress can sometimes be found in wild. In addition to containing high vitamin C content and antioxidant Beta-carotene, it contains vitamin E and is a natural antibiotic. It is sometimes used in complementary medicine to speed up body's detoxification processes.
Watercress is rich in Vitamins A and C, iron, iodine and phosphorus. It can be used in treatment of: skin problems bronchitis winter colds or flu liver or kidney fatigue sinusitis Watercress has been used as part of a holistic response to cancer of lungs, larynx, esophagus, prostate, bladder, uterus, stomach and intestines.
DANGERS: Watercress may cause cystitis in some people and its medicinal use is not advised for those who have a delicate stomach or suffer from acidosis or heartburn. Excessive or prolonged use can lead to kidney problems. Some doctors advise against its use during pregnancy.
Wild watercress often grows in streams inhabited by water snails which carry liver fluke. There is also possibility of bacterial infection. Eating wild watercress in a raw state is not advised for this reason. Cooking leaves for a short period removes dangers.
Also make sure that watercourse feeding stream in which wild watercress grows is free from industrial or agricultural pollution.
VIBRATIONAL MEDICINEWritten by Simon Mitchell
Vibrational medicine attempts to treat people with various forms of pure energy. The influence of alternative medical systems such as Chinese, Ayervedic or Tibetan medicine have led in part to development of machines that can 'image energy'. Heat energy imagers are an accepted part of our technology. We readily accept imaging heat, even though we can't see it, because heat is something we can sense through touch. With 'energy body' it is not so straightforward. Very few of us have experienced this for ourselves and there is apparently no sensory backup to tell us it is there.
Experiments in 'electro-acupuncture' and Kirlian photography have led to an energy map of body identical to that shown in traditional Chinese medicine. The meridian system is seen as an interface between physical body and energy body. Applications of resonant energy to meridian system promote healing in a number of dis-eases, by altering energy of 'root system' concerned in dis-ease. Much of this work seems to be 'undercover' and information and manufacture of equipment for treatments of this nature is actually suppressed through legislation.
The etheric body, acupuncture meridians, chakras and nadis and other multi-dimensional aspects of human are described by ancient schools of healing throughout world. Western medicine in its reductionist stance, ignores these aspects because they can't be studied under a microscope. Only now, at beginning of 21st century are some doctors starting to catch on.
Vibrational medicine interfaces with subtle energy fields that underly functions of a physical body. It is based on idea of resonant frequencies, similar to a tuned string on a musical instrument resonating with anything tuned to same frequency, or an opera singer smashing a glass by singing at a certain pitch. Some sciences and philosophies have recognised vibrational elements as an important part of universe. It is proving difficult to link these new sciences with dogma of Western medicine. Even as long ago as 1928 Thomas Sugrue recognised vibrational elements at work in human body:
"The human body is made up of electronic vibrations, with each atom and elements of body, each organ and organism, having its electronic unit of vibration necessary for sustenance of, and equilibrium in that particular organism. Each unit, then, being a cell or a unit of life in itself has capacity of reproducing itself by first law as is known as reproduction-division. When a force in any organ or element of body becomes deficient in its ability to reproduce that equilibrium necessary for sustenance of physical existence and its reproduction, that portion becomes deficient in electronic energy. This may come by injury or disease, received by external forces. It may come from internal forces through lack of eliminations produced in system or by other agencies to meet its requirements in body." Edgar Cayce (1928) from There is a River by Thomas Sugrue.