Dave, forced to give up his veterinary practice in 2002, has regained most of the use of his nerve-damaged right arm and hand by using the Baar® Wet Cell Battery. Eileen, faced with the prospect of Alzheimer’s, has staved off the disease by using the Radiac®.
Edgar Cayce’s readings suggested the use of two electrotherapy appliances, the “Wet Cell” and the “Radiac®,” and gave instructions as to how they might be built. The Wet Cell adds energy, and the Radiac® redistributes and balances the body’s own energy. Testing the healing appliances Edgar Cayce suggested was a family affair for Dave and Eileen Auxier. The association of the Auxier family with the appliances goes back more than 12 years. Dave, forced to give up his veterinary practice in 2002, has regained most of the use of his nerve-damaged right arm and hand by using the Wet Cell. Eileen, faced with the prospect of Alzheimer’s, which she inherited from her mother and her father, has staved off the disease by using the Radiac®. She also regained memory skills she had begun to lose. Eileen’s astounding record with the Radiac® has given her more than a decade of productivity. This is their story.
Dave and the Wet Cell Battery
David Auxier is a veterinarian. His love of animals and music makes life satisfying. His love of animals he indulges in his practice of veterinary medicine. His love of music he satisfies by playing guitar and banjo. In 2002, debilitating neuropathy of one arm forced him to give up both. A vital man dissolved into a man in pain, a man searching for answers that might alleviate the physical suffering and restore his joy in his guitar and banjo. Dave’s problem began with pain in the lower neck region. The pain grew worse over a long 10 years. His doctors prescribed pain medications. They helped for a while but eventually the medicine’s effects wore off. Medical science offered nothing except surgery. The surgery promised only a 0% success rate. “Bad things could happen,” the doctors warned. “Complete or partial paralysis could result.” These possibilities were not appealing, but life was so hard since the trouble with his neck began, Dave decided to take the risk. “Let’s go ahead with the surgery,” David decided. “I need to take the risk.” He wanted his quality of life back. For five-and-one-half hours David lay on the surgical table. Bone spurs were pressing on the spinal cord at two levels in the cervical area. Once the bone spurs were removed, the gaps were filled in with cadaver bones, titanium plates, and bone screws. Now everything was in place.
The procedure took care of the neck pain, but the 6th cervical nerve was bruised and damaged in the process, resulting in numbness of the arm, thumb, and forefinger of one hand. There was no pain associated with the condition at this point.
Dave’s arm and forearm were numb. Finally, the numbness subsided, but returned six months later. This time the pain was more severe. The “fix” had been only temporary.
The numbness persisted for six months and then disappeared. Six months later it reappeared with a vengeance, this time with numbness, intense pain, and sensitivity, especially in the thumb and forefinger. The neurosurgeon labeled it Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The nerves had not healed properly after neck surgery. RSD opened the door for paralysis, pain, and sensitivity.
Dave’s research revealed that RSD was not new to medical science, but poorly understood. Full recovery was a distant hope. In fact, David learned that about 80% of RSD cases get worse. Usually, RSD spreads to other parts of the body.
A new round of medications was prescribed. Most were ineffective for pain control or resulted in nausea. At this point, when all else had failed, Edgar Cayce came into the picture.
Eileen, Dave’s wife, was an Edgar Cayce speaker for various regional and national conferences and felt the Wet Cell would help her husband. She knew, however, that the idea had to come from him – he had to believe the Wet Cell would help. Her belief would not be enough.
From August to the end of October Dave hurt so badly he carried his arm pressed against his chest. His guitar and banjo sat unused in the corner. Day after day the pain took its toll. No veterinary medical practice, no music, and no incentive to do the things he liked to do.
When the fall leaves changed color in October, Eileen and Dave headed for an A.R.E. Retreat, featuring Ed Rocks of California, a college professor, as the presenter. Dave and Eileen were members of the Mid-South team, which hosted the conference. They had known Ed Rocks for three years and corresponded regularly during these years. They trusted his judgment. He was an ardent student of the Cayce readings, especially the health readings.
Dave was carrying his arm in a sling as they arrived at the annual October retreat in 2002. When Ed saw Dave’s arm in a sling and learned the nature of his problem, his comment was, “You need to be on the Wet Cell.” On the way home, Dave told Eileen, “I want to use the Wet Cell.”
“I just could not bear for anything to touch my hand,” David lamented. “I was ready to try anything.”
Eileen prepared the Wet Cell as directed, allowing it to sit for 12 hours. She began to implement other changes.
She introduced Dave to the Edgar Cayce diet and tried to determine the best time to use the Wet Cell. For quiet time the early hours before dawn were best. Eileen was not a morning person, but she would curtail her early morning sleep if it meant Dave would get better. At 5:00 A.M. Eileen got up and started the procedure. The house was silent.
Eileen placed the discs on her husband’s body with the loving belief that it would be healing. He awoke while Eileen positioned the discs, but promptly went back to sleep. His relaxed and peaceful mind worked to his advantage.
Two months after he started on the Wet Cell Eileen began to notice changes in Dave. He was not experiencing colds during the winter months as he had in previous winters. He didn’t fall asleep in his chair anymore. He could attend meetings and stay awake. At home and at meetings he was alert. His balding scalp sprouted new hair. His sleep was deeper. “I’ve never slept this soundly,” Dave declared, giving credit to the Wet Cell. “Healing comes in deep sleep,” Eileen commented.
With the diminishing of his hand’s sensitivity Dave thought about his music again. He lifted his guitar and flung the shoulder strap in place. He tucked his entire hand against the guitar’s familiar form. He heaved a grateful sigh. He could hold his guitar and banjo again. Now, perhaps a physical therapist could help him further on his road to recovery. Dave and Eileen sought the services of an experienced physiotherapist.
They sought another therapist, a newcomer to the field. She was willing to try. Because of the Wet Cell, Dave could now tolerate the therapist’s touch. For six weeks in physical therapy he tolerated the hot, moist packs, manipulations, and exercises. Prior to using the Wet Cell he could not have tolerated anyone touching his hand, much less manipulating it. Dave’s thumb and forefinger gradually became less sensitive to touch and less rigid. He tried to make a full circle with his troublesome fingers, and came close to touching them together. This meant he might be able to hold a guitar pick soon. Encouraging! The combination of physical therapy and the use of the Wet Cell seemed to be doing the job.
The sensitivity in the hand improved. He picked up the guitar again. Now, after the Wet Cell and physical therapy he could strum the guitar using his two-and-a-half good fingers. Maybe someday he would be able to do more. For now he was grateful he could use his thumb and the middle finger, which was only partially affected. This way he could hold the pick, although only for a short time. Sometimes the pick would sail across the room. His grip was weak but he continued to try. When his six weeks of therapy were over, he and Eileen continued with the Wet Cell.
Before using the Wet Cell, his thumb and his index finger were rigid. There was no way he could grasp a pick. As time progressed, he was able to move his thumb and forefinger toward each other. Closer and closer they moved, as the Wet Cell did its work. Finally the index finger and thumb began to touch. A few days later, he could make a circle with the two formerly useless fingers.
Today Dave has a new life not only can he play the guitar and banjo again, but he is performing in two bands.“I’m still not up to speed,” Dave chuckles, “but at least I have recovered enough to play.” Recovered enough to play means that he and Eileen can perform together again. Together they play and sing before groups, including their church’s Young at Heart gatherings. Dave also plays his four-string tenor banjo in a big band called the Swinging Seniors, which specializes in the popular music of the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s. In another style, Dave plays banjo in a gospel bluegrass band.
Three years have made a world of difference. Dave is beginning to reclaim his life. His hand is not yet pain-free and fully functional, but there has been dramatic improvement. Dave is not among the 80% of RSD cases that worsen.
Recently, Dave was involved in the Auxier family reunion, a four-day event held every five years in Paintsville, Kentucky. Major features of the celebration are two hoedown-style stage shows.
Dave’s hand problem started three years before this third reunion. He feared he would not be able to participate with his guitar and banjo as he had during the previous two reunions, but enough healing had taken place to enable him to not only join the band, but to accompany Eileen on some duets. Rehearsals were frequent and long. Dave was amazed that his hand held up in the strain. Before the event he could practice or play the guitar for only a short time before he had to protect his hand with the black glove he had become accustomed to wearing. The change in the condition of Dave’s hand didn’t become fully apparent until after the reunion as he reflected on the breakthrough. Thinking back, he remembered shaking hands with his ailing right hand, something he had been unable to do for almost three years.
The morning after returning home, Dave realized that his hand did not hurt as much as before. This continued for a full week, before regressing to the previous level of misery. Was the improvement caused by the extra use of the hand? Was it a result of the mental stimulation and excitement of the reunion? Was it the break from watching all the bad news of TV that may have influenced his attitude? Was it a confirmation that the Wet Cell Battery was helping him rejuvenate his body? Perhaps a little of all these! Whatever the reason, he is excited that this may have been an indication that better times are ahead. Those anticipated “better times” include a continued use of the Wet Cell. “We will continue to use the Wet Cell,” they say, “for as long as it takes.”
Eileen and the Radiac
Eileen was fulfilling a dream when the Alzheimer’s nightmare blasted into her reality. A fulfilling and productive part of her life was behind her. Her children were grown and her music had earned her a place in the hearts of the congregation where she served as choir director. Her years of teaching were now offering a new possibility for the future. With additional skills she could offer kindergarten-age children special programs to enrich their lives. She wanted their hearts to sing, just as hers had done all her life.Eileen Auxier thought she was doomed. Alzheimer’s disease had begun to wrap its tentacles around her life. She was on a slow descent into the pit of no return. At 51 years of age she was going to inherit early Alzheimer’s from her father.
The symphony of her life was about to stop when Eileen enrolled in a master’s degree program in Music Pedagogy for preschool children and reality struck a discordant note. In class she would listen to the instructions, start to take notes, and the information would disappear. Unlike forgetting and thinking about it later, it was gone.
What must she do? She was not about to renege on her commitment to get the Master’s degree. In order to get the degree she had to retain information given in class. Since she couldn’t take notes, she used a tape recorder. She could replay the lecture many times.
The tape recorder satisfied the immediate need, but she knew she must devise another way to deal with the inevitable Alzheimer’s. Medical science offered no help, but having been a student of Edgar Cayce for years (she was the first woman to hold the office of Chair of the A.R.E. Board of Trustees), she knew about the Radiac® – the six inch, royal blue pyramid with its flat top where two one-inch cylinders could be attached to its power source.
“I told my older Gunter brothers and sisters about it,” Eileen said. “Through the years I tried to acquaint them with Cayce, but they weren’t interested in Cayce or alternative medicine. The medical doctors enrolled them in research projects. When my siblings asked the doctors about Cayce and the Radiac® they replied, ‘There’s nothing to it.’”
The Gunter family‘s illnesses were distressing. Eileen watched them fall, one by one, to the inevitable Alzheimer’s. Her parents had eight children. From one parent, their father, they inherited early-onset Alzheimer’s, and the late-onset form from their mother.
Indiana University wanted to research the family in which both parents carried early- and late-onset Alzheimer’s genes. Blood samples were taken from all the family members who would allow it. Autopsies followed when death occurred if the “Family of Procreation” allowed it. Today, of the original 10 family members only Eileen and her younger brother, a retired United Methodist minister, survive. Their story is worth repeating.
Eileen watched her brothers and sisters travel a road toward the same destination. Her oldest sister, a second mom to her, died four years ago. When Eileen was six and entering the first grade, her sister was enrolling as a freshman in college. Eileen visited her sister often during her illness; one way Eileen could show her devotion.
Aricept, a recently developed drug for treatment of Alzheimer’s, helped her sister, but before she got its temporary reprieve, her sister hid her agony from her husband. She told Eileen she could cry buckets, but didn’t want to do that to her husband.
“I could see the Alzheimer’s look in her eyes,” Eileen recalls. After she moved to assisted living, her sister would forget when Eileen was coming and was surprised when she came to visit.
With the Aricept she could understand a lot of words. She could laugh but not communicate. The Alzheimer’s had robbed her of that skill. She could say only a word or two, or a sentence once in a while. The drug enabled her to sit with her husband and watch television, but it quit working after a period of time and she deteriorated. She did not live as long as her mother, who had no treatment whatsoever.
Eileen’s mother showed unmistakable signs of Alzheimer’s at 72. By her early 80s she had to be placed in an assisted- living home. The family could not provide the care they knew she needed. She no longer recognized her loved ones. In a nursing home she slept away most of her last 10 years.
Indiana University recorded as much as they could. Eileen’s father had early onset and although he died of a heart attack at 70, he had labored with Alzheimer’s for 15 years before his death. The man who loved to read and could remember measurements in his carpentry work, became one who no longer read and had to repeat again and again the measurements he had just taken.
“I didn’t start my Radiac® until about age 60. I was busy and this was an annoyance,” Eileen recalls. “But I started the Radiac®, because I knew that by 70 I’d be in bad shape otherwise. I was traveling, and teaching for Kindermusic International. I couldn’t take the Wet Cell since the Wet Cell can’t be moved. The Radiac® can be moved. The only restriction on the use of the Radiac® was that it must be placed in the sun every day. I was strong and healthy and the Radiac® suited me because it used my own energy. The Wet Cell generates an imperceptible but measurable amount of power and is stronger. Ed Rocks described the Wet Cell as the Radiac® on steroids.”Eileen started regular daily sessions with the Radiac®. She attached one electrode to one arm and the second to the opposite ankle, moving the electrodes around her body clockwise on consecutive nights. She was in no hurry. The readings say, “Be patient. You must be patient.” Patient meant months and years, not days and weeks.
Then came another disappointment. Eileen heard her younger brother Doyce search for a word. He could not remember the exact word he wanted. Eileen had experienced the same frustration herself. He tried to disguise his inability to retrieve the word by beginning the sentence again and substituting another word for the one that eluded him. Eileen’s heart crumbled. Her family history to date was dismal:
• Her father had early onset, obvious in his 50s. He died at age 70.
• Her mother had later-life onset, obvious in her late 60s. She died at age 90.
• Two sisters and one brother had early onset. They died at age 57, 64, and 67, respectively.
• One sister and one brother had later-life onset. Both died at 84.
When Eileen recognized Doyce’s symptoms she told him, “You know that our siblings followed the research route. I plan to use the Cayce Radiac®. You can do what you wish.” He replied, “I’m going to do what you do, sis.” Eileen has used Cayce’s Radiac® Appliance for 12 years to prevent Alzheimer’s. Two years after starting treatment she regained full memory capacity and is not showing any signs of Alzheimer’s at the present time.
Doyce started using the Radiac® at age 60, the same age that Eileen began. He was faithful to the sessions, taking them regularly and being sure to think positive and faith-filled thoughts when he was attached to the Radiac®.
He is now living in Tupelo, Mississippi, enjoying life after retirement from a 50-year ministry in the Methodist church.
Both appliances, then, were suited to the Auxiers. David needed the stronger infusion of power while Eileen and her brother Doyce Gunter profited from the Radiac®, which redistributed their own energy.
Today Eileen and Doyce are the only two surviving members of the Gunter family and the only two to follow Edgar Cayce’s advice. Eileen, Dave, and Doyce are doing well and plan to continue using the Edgar Cayce appliances that have served them so well.
The Appliances – Baar® Wet Cell Battery and Radiac®
The Radiac®, made of carbon steel, is connected to the body at the wrists and ankles and balances the body’s own energy whereas the Wet Cell adds energy to the body.
The Wet Cell battery generates a DC current weaker than a standard D battery. The current imitates the “electrical conditions” in the body, according to Cayce. This current passes through solutions recommended by Cayce and enters the body through two discs.
When imbalances in the body’s electrical system occur, illness comes. These appliances balance these energy patterns, which aids the body’s healing. The Radiac® is often seen as preventive; the Wet Cell curative.
Availability: Both the Baar® Wet Cell Battery and Radiac® appliances may be used by individuals and by healthcare facilities. Detailed instructions are available when these items are purchased from Baar Products, the Official Worldwide Supplier of Edgar Cayce Products, website: baar.com, or call toll free at 1-800-269-2502 and International calls to USA can call 1-610-873-4591.
Dr. Barbara Derrick can be reached at ABC Holistic Wellness Foundation, 204 Trestlewood Dr, Summerville, SC, 29483. Telephone (843) 821-6532.