Recently I came across a list of suggested items someone compiled that would be helpful for any Cayce-oriented traveler or for home use. While these “medicines” are recommendations from just one individual, perhaps you, the reader, may add or share your own experiences with any Cayce therapy that you find to be handy as a home remedy or for the trials of traveling. Here is the list of recommended supplies for a “Cayce First-Aid Kit”: apple cider vinegar, Atomidine [Atomic Iodine™], baking soda, castor oil with wool flannel pack, Cold Coin®, Glyco-Thymoline®, potato (old, organic, Irish), and salt. Following the list are a number of health concerns to apply these items along with a brief description of how or how much to use. These include:
“… for the sunburn [use] any application that would act as a balm, in the forms of some characters of oils that remove the fire from the affected areas-such as Glyco-Thymoline®.” (Cayce) When asked what “special combination [could] be used to prevent serious results from sunburn,” the response was: “There is no better than plain, pure apple vinegar!” (Cayce) Soak a washcloth or towel with full-strength Glyco-Thymoline or apple cider vinegar and place it on the area.
“…apply the heavy salt packs sprinkled or dampened with pure apple cider vinegar. The reaction of this acid with the sodium chloride [table salt] is to produce to the system a drawing from the glands and from the soft tissue of the body those poisons in the form of a perspiration…” (Cayce) The salt can also be moistened with the vinegar, making a thin paste, and massaged into the area.
“Apply a paste of baking soda with Castor Oil. Mix together and apply of evenings. Just the proportions so it makes almost a gum; not as dough but more as gum, see? A pinch between fingers with three to four drops in the palm of the hand, and this worked together and then placed on-bound on. It may make for irritation after the second or third application, but leave it off for one evening, and then apply the next-and it will be disappearing!” (Cayce)
To remove a mole one woman was advised: “The massage with the Castor Oil twice each day; not rubbing hard, but gentle massage around and over the place. And it will be removed.” (Cayce)
Place a piece of wool flannel soaked in warm castor oil over the liver/gall bladder area of the abdomen (right side) for one hour. Use for three consecutive days, then leave off for four days. Repeat the cycle for two more weeks, then skip a week. You may follow this cycle for two more weeks, then skip a week. You may follow this cycle until relief is obtained. Maintain heat with an electric heating pad or hot water bottle placed over the pack, protected by a piece of plastic covering the wool flannel. At the end of the third day take several teaspoons of olive oil (use sparingly is you have liver or gall bladder problems). Sponge off the [castor] oil with a weak solution of baking soda and warm water. Pray and meditate while under the pack. The packs were recommended for over fifty different ailments, some involving difficulties with digestion or elimination.
Styes, Tired Eyes:
Make a potato poultice by scraping an old Irish potato- matured, well rinsed, air dried, free from pesticides, no sprouts. Place the scrapings over the eyes, hold in place with gauze or a bandage, and leave on from ten minutes to overnight. After removing the poultice, bathe the eyes in a weakened antiseptic solution, such as Glyco-Thymoline. The potato poultice is used for a number of eye and vision problems, such as inflammation, infection, granulated lids, cataracts, eye lesions, and poor eyesight.
Carry a piece of carbon steel, called the Cold Coin®, in your groin pocket. “Do not take this as being something of superstition, or as something that would be a good luck charm – but if the entity will wear about its person, or in its pocket, a metal that is carbon steel-preferably in the groin pocket – it will prevent, it will ionize the body – from its very vibrations-to resist cold, congestion, and those inclinations for disturbance with the mucous membranes of the throat and nasal passages.” (Cayce)
“Use an equal combination of salt and soda, dampened, as a gum massage each day.” (Cayce)
“[Canker Sores] are from the acidity in the system… If there will be used a good alkaline antiseptic for the gums, such as Glyco-Thymoline, we find that this will aid in keeping the mouth fresh and clean.” (Cayce) “(Q) How can sores in the mouth and alimentary canal be relieved? (A) This, as we find, would respond better to those with Atomidine [Atomic Iodine™] than in any; this weakened in a solution, see, to be applied locally-and taken internally.” (Cayce) [Caution: Be sure to become informed about Atomidine before taking it internally; because of its high iodine content, it may be more detrimental than beneficial for some individuals.] In Dr. William McGarey’s “Commentary” in the Circulating File on Atomidine [Atomic Iodine™], he mentions a report by Dr. Harvey Rose delivered at the twelfth annual A.R.E Medical Symposium regarding “several hundred instances in which he used Atomidine and Glyco-Thymoline locally to canker sores of the mouth. The response was rapid and complete in well over 90% of the cases when the lesion was touched with a Q-tip dipped in Atomidine for 10-15 seconds, then flushed with Glyco-Thymoline.”
The remedy for this ailment would add camphor to the list of first-aid items. “(Q) Please give cause and treatment for corns. (A) Misfitting of shoe is usually the cause of corns. The best treatment is to use Camphor and Soda. Wet plain baking soda with spirits of camphor and apply nightly until the corn is removed. Then fit the shoe nominally.” (Cayce)
Other Remedial Uses
Remedies which others have found helpful but are not included in Cayce’s readings are the following:
Apply Glyco-Thymoline on the bite or sting; it acts also as an anti-septic for minor cuts and scratches, but this application is no longer mentioned in “Instructions for Use” that accompanies the product. Another recommendation is the castor oil/baking soda paste mentioned earlier under “Warts”.
…The Cayce readings refer to a number of causes for allergies: poor food combining, a highly acidic system, glandular imbalances, seasonal or cyclical changes, one’s imagination, psychological disturbances, “the manner in which foods are processed” (Cayce), “an irritation to the superficial circulation” (Cayce), and poor assimilation. In answer to the question, “What can be done to conquer the many allergies to certain fruits and vegetables that I am afflicted with?” the reading answered: “Cleanse the system! These arise from toxic conditions through the alimentary canal.” (Cayce) Cleansing the system may involve a multifaceted approach, using hydrotherapy methods as well as certain appliances [Radiac®] and getting spinal adjustments-the treatment would, of course, depend upon the cause.
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Elaine Hruska is a therapist at the A.R.E. Houston Spa and former teacher at the Cayce/Reilly* School of Massotherapy. This article is reprinted with permission by Venture Inward Newsletter, Virginia Beach, VA.