A fifteen-year-old girl was taken to Marian Brockway, a cooperating doctor, with a serious skin problem associated with constant pruritis; she had been under the care of various specialists her entire life. Her therapy program included a strict diet avoiding meats, milk, dairy products, cereals, starches and sweets. She was given saffron tea regularly, and was treated with manipulations. Three months showed no improvement. The parents, at the suggestion of their doctor, called the A.R.E. Clinic. We suggested the addition of elm water (slippery elm bark in water). Another five months passed with several flare-ups, but then a gradual improvement was noted. Now, after another year of continuing the same regimen, the mother writes that “our daughter is now able to lead an almost normal life and is so much improved.”
In the circulating file on Skin: Pruritus (Itching), there are several readings on the problem this young lady was experiencing. One man had been suffering constant, severe itching for many weeks. The causes were enumerated as a thinning of the walls of the jejunum due to lack of proper “reactions,” and the resultant condition was contamination of the blood supply as it coursed through the walls of the small intestine. This in turn brought about a disturbed circulation and a subcutaneous irritation interpreted as itching. In other words, it was a problem with eliminations. For this person a dietary regimen, small quantities of olive oil by month, local applications, and osteopathic adjustments were recommended (437-7). In another reading, the first two paragraphs explain a causation of itching. This twenty-four-year-old man complained of intractable itching most of the time.
As we find, there are those disturbances in the chemical processes of the body through the lack of proper eliminations or drainages being set tip through the whole system, so that poisons which should be carried off through the alimentary canal, or through the activity of the kidneys and bladder are at times eliminated through the respiratory system.
These, by those activities through the body cause chemical changes; and these have been made for pressures in the segments along the spine where minor lesions have formed, especially in the areas from the first of the dorsals, or first the third cervical, then through the upper dorsal and the area of the ninth dorsal … (5157-1)[† March, 1974, Volume 9, No. 2, page 81, Copyright © 1974 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.]