Why aren’t More People benefiting from it?
By Linda Caputi, RN
Disbelief is an issue I’ve often run into when sharing information on alternative remedies. People will typically say, “If there are such good options out there, why haven’t I heard about them before?” or, “Why hasn’t my doctor told me about them?” as if doctors are even legally allowed to suggest unconventional approaches when they can be sued for not following the “gold standard of care”.
All anyone can do is point to books, research articles and testimonials and leave the rest for the individual to decide for themself. It’s helped that some celebrities and other people in the news have taken up the cause and spoken out about what a difference it can make, for example with cancer, to just change your diet – though very strictly at times.
Sharing the benefits of the wet cell battery, however, are more of an issue. Other than those familiar with Edgar Cayce, who has even heard of this appliance? Just try explaining that, for some, it has reversed the effects of multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease], and see how people look at you, probably doubting your sanity – or your motives, [see Resources]
When I tried posting on a few websites about the improvements I had experienced with the symptoms of muscular dystrophy and the role the battery played, I was accused of having a financial stake in selling it, being a charlatan, and worse; offering false hope.
Thankfully, Venture Inward, Edgar Cayce’s quarterly magazine, thought differently and published an article, which in a sense, I felt compelled to write because nowhere else was a door open that would allow this kind of testimonial to come out.
Through the years, due to the article, I’ve been contacted from people all over the world who wanted to know if it was true, if I was still alive, and if I was still functioning well. Yes, yes, and yes.
People dared to ask but, for the most part, didn’t commit. And surprisingly some who began -and started improving – didn’t continue!
A number of encounters come to mind as I think back to the people I’ve met who were dealing with neuromuscular conditions or their families. I think they reflect the same issue of disbelief plus other issues that are more complicated due to the nature of the remedies – remedies which are far from a “quick fix”.
One person I met was a woman who came into the library and spoke about her adult daughter back home with MS. I suggested looking into the wet cell battery but when she found out about the initial cost of the appliance and the monthly expense, she said her daughter wouldn’t consider it. She was saving up for an electric wheelchair. [The wet cell battery costs approximately $330 for the first month and $100 per month after that.]
Another woman with MS contacted the library. She had used the wet cell battery successfully for almost nine months and was very happy with her results and had stopped. Years went by, but after a stressful divorce she had a relapse. That’s when she called. She knew she couldn’t have her glass of wine and use the battery simultaneously but wanted to know how long she’d have to wait between drinks. This wasn’t a wise approach and I didn’t encourage her to resume the battery right then. From what Cayce had said, she’d be taking a risk of damaging her nervous system by trying to do both.
Cayce did not recommend the appliance as a stand-alone remedy for neuromuscular conditions, nor as something to be done by rote. Besides a healthy diet and a positive overall attitude, massage played a vital role in his protocol – along with meditation or reading uplifting material while using the battery for a quiet, healing period.
Generally, after a daily treatment with the battery, different combinations of oils were used to give a massage to the two specific areas on the body where the battery’s discs were attached – the abdomen and spine. A full spinal massage, which sometimes included the extremities, was also regularly recommended as well. This was meant to distribute the energy the battery introduced into the body and to “feed” and improve circulation to the undernourished and possibly atrophied muscles. Done properly, this could take at least 20 minutes by itself. If you include the time needed to prepare and apply the battery along with the massage, it can run into an hour and a half.
The person following the remedies would clearly need someone to administer the massage, either a family member or friend – or a paid assistant. Here lies the challenge. It can be costly hiring someone on a regular basis, and time consuming or even burdensome otherwise.
A local young woman, diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, purposely came into the library with her mother to meet with me. The woman’s symptoms had worsened, so after reading about my experience, she decided it was time for her to do something other than watch herself deteriorate. In particular, the steps to her upstairs bedroom were becoming a problem. She also wouldn’t drink any beverage at work, despite the long hours, because she found the restroom was so difficult to use.
We went over everything the remedies would entail, with special emphasis on the massage she would regularly require. She said she had already spoken with a friend who was a massage therapist and eager to help in her recovery. Her mother was also going to be involved in giving the massage when the therapist couldn’t. It sounded perfect.
The woman ordered the appliance and three months’ worth of supplies. When they arrived I went over to her home for moral support as she assembled the battery. Since the battery isn’t usable until 12 to 24 hours later, the next day I saw her once more as she did a complete session with the battery.
By then she had also purchased a massage table and arranged for her therapist to come over so I could demonstrate the spinal massage to her mother and therapist at the end of her first session.
It all went well except the therapist was a gregarious person who didn’t seem able to be quiet for any length of time during the massage. I didn’t know if it bothered the young woman, but it would have bothered me. After the therapist left, I asked if she was comfortable with her friend’s chatting during the session. She replied, “not so much” and that she would be speaking to her friend about it.
We kept in touch by phone and email and within 6 weeks she noted improvements in her gait and strength. However, things seemed to unravel when she needed to dismiss her therapist’s help, and difficulties at work arose. For some reason she also declined her mother’s offer to do the massage until another therapist could be found – maybe feeling it was too much of a burden to place on her. After such a promising start, I was sorry to later learn the young woman stopped the treatments.
The massage, in my opinion, can be the most difficult aspect of the remedies, not due to the difficulty of learning the technical side of it, but because of the stress the additional demands place on family dynamics – not even considering the stress of the disease itself. Someone has to be sincerely willing to give, and the individual has to feel worthy and be willing to receive.
A woman spoke to me about her mother, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, who had recently moved in with her and her family. The daughter commuted to work and her husband worked from home. Our discussion centered on how frequently the battery and massage had to be given to get results. I told her I wished I could tell her the magic number, but I didn’t know it.
Yes, you can try using the battery 5 days out of 7, or every other day, or only on the weekends – but that usually wasn’t the frequency Cayce recommended. In addition, once you combine the ingredients to activate the battery, after a month the mixture needs to be tossed out-whether you use it or not.
In the end, I proposed that if she and her husband could manage the battery 5 days a week with the massage following it, it would be a good compromise – giving the couple the weekend off to care for themselves.
The routine of the remedies can be a holy time but, as with most things, it’s what you decide to make of it.
A husband and wife from Pennsylvania came into the library. He walked slowly with a cane due to MS. However they were anxious to see what Cayce had to offer and after looking at the circulating file and research bulletin, they asked about the battery. We must have spent more than an hour going over details in the file and the different recommendations concerning the battery. [Circulating files are a selection of Cayce readings on the specified topic. Research Bulletins go into further analysis of the readings. A list of available topics is at: http://www.edgarcayce.org/circulating]
Right there is another issue confronting people. Other than the one and only reading on ALS, which everyone follows, there were variations in what Cayce would suggest for the same condition; variations in the strength of the battery, the solutions to use, the type of charcoal, the placement of the discs attached to the body, and the length of time for a treatment.
But back to the couple from Pennsylvania; the wife, who worked full time and appeared strong and healthy, was very eager to get her husband started on the appliance. She said she didn’t mind making some dietary changes, and understood she’d need to be giving him a massage after each session. We joked that when he was better, it would be his pleasure to return the favor. As they left, she promised to stay in touch – which she did.
For the first few months things went smoothly and she was excited to share that her husband was showing improvements. However she came down with a recurring bladder infection which sapped her strength, and she found she no longer had the energy for the massages, nor the finances to pay someone else to do them.
Another woman whose husband had muscular dystrophy called one evening. They lived in Canada with their young daughter and wanted to know what days I worked so we could meet in person and go over the remedies they had read about in the article. She intended on driving down to Virginia Beach with the family in a couple of days. She said she would also arrange for an hour massage for her husband at the spa – and that she and I could go over the spinal massage towards the end of it. This was a very organized lady!
They arrived on time with another couple for company. We were all glad to meet each other – though maybe for different reasons. Everything went according to schedule and when they left later that day, they seemed very optimistic.
During the first two months, the wife reported that her husband’s energy was returning and his depression had lifted. They were very happy about the positive changes but she explained they would have to stop temporarily the following month due to an extended trip out of the country. Their plans were to pick up where they left off when they returned – but from what I heard that never happened.
Life can seem to get in the way despite our best intentions, but consistency and persistency are crucial to succeeding with the remedies. “Choose ye life or death.”
Although the people, previously mentioned, did not receive the full benefit of the Cayce remedies involving the wet cell battery, there are others who have.
I was fortunate in a number of ways when I was faced with the challenges of using the battery almost 20 years ago. To begin with, I still had enough strength to be able to use the battery by myself. I had encouragement from people at the A.R.E., most notably Jeanette Thomas, Karen Davis, and a teacher at the massage school who arranged for a few kind and competent students to come to my home and offer their services at a discount.
I was also very lucky to have met David Atkinson in person. Jeanette had spoken about how he had been healed of ALS (actually, spinal bulbar muscular atrophy) thanks to the aid of the battery. After that, he regularly traveled around the country to speak to individuals and groups as a living example of the remedy’s success.
Mr. Atkinson wrote at one point: ” …at least 10 other people diagnosed with ALS, some in much worse condition than I was, have reversed their symptoms and are living active normal lifestyles today.” He became my inspiration.
It might seem easier to do nothing and allow the inertia and apathy that can come with disease to grab hold. But now you can’t say that someone didn’t tell you about a gift from the Edgar Cayce readings that offers the possibility of reversing the downward spiral that neuromuscular illness promises.
Start wherever you find yourself and if you stop, start again.
Want the healing so deeply you’re willing to do whatever it takes.
Yes, want the healing for yourself- but want it to glorify God.
For a 23-yr-old woman with scleroderma who was told to use the wet cell battery:
Do these, and keep the right attitudes. Know, as ye use the abilities to the glory of Him who doeth all things well, more is given thee…
(Q) Will they [my knees] ever straighten out?
(A) Will tomorrow ever come? This depends, to be sure, upon the responses, the desires – and then have you considered what you will do with them when they straighten out? Are they to be used for gratifying of self, or to the glory of God? These things consider also.
These are not to discourage – these are to ENCOURAGE. KNOW that all is possible in Him. 2154-7
The wet cell battery: such an amazing appliance but so underutilized.
About The Author:
Linda Caputi, a retired registered nurse, is on staff at the A.R.E. Library, and has been involved with the Cayce material for the last 30 years. She has researched, compiled, and updated many of the circulating files on both medical and non-medical topics, and is the author of the book, Epilepsy – Jody’s Journey: An Inspiring True Story of Healing with the Edgar Cayce Remedies. She is available for private consultations on Cayce and alternative remedies. Contact information; email@example.com
Baar Products manufactures the Edgar Cayce Wet Cell Battery. Dr. Baar, along with his technical team, is available for support before and after the purchase of the Wet Cell system. They also have an instructional DVD available on how to properly set up this battery. The following is a list of books they have on related topics:
- Multiple Sclerosis Book: An Adjunctive Therapy (#575)
- Radiac Book (#502)
- Parkinson’s Report (#530)
- Scleroderma Report (#531)
- Castor Oil Pack Therapy Book (#549)
- The Violet Ray Book (#543)
- Carbondex and Anidex Reference Manual (#701)
Association for Research and Enlightenment, A.R.E., Edgar Cayce’s organization, (800) 333-4499: http://www.edgarcayce.org
Defying Alzheimer’s, http://www.cayce.com/defyingalzheimers.htm
A Family Affair, http://www.cayce.com/BarbaraDerrickWetCellRadiac.htm
The Wet Cell: Overcoming MS, http://www.cayce.com/multiplesclerosishansen.htm
Parkinson’s Disease and the Mercury Connection, http://www.cayce.com/parkinsons_and_mercury.htm
Parkinson’s: “Like Lazarus, I’m coming alive!” by Jan Radtke, Venture Inward,
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