On-Going Chest Pain Is It Lung Cancer?

A Wee Panic In My Breastie

At the beginning of the year, when we had just so much rain, my lungs began to hurt.   This was also around the time when Saturn went Retrograde, and, unbeknown to me, that my son was suffering the effects of cancer which he suspected he might have.  It turned out that, as well as having tumours about the throat, he had a large tumour in the chest.

http://merrilynhope.com/roundup-herbicide-causes-severe-candidiasis/ Read this post also:  RoundUp weedkiller can cause chest pain and flu-like symptoms.

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So, while I was worried that I may have lung cancer, because of the pain in the chest, my son actually DID have cancer in the chest area.

He had the operation for thyroid cancer only several weeks ago.  His chest was opened up at the same time to remove the tumour there,  which involved an 8 hour operation.  We had no idea about the chest tumour until after the operation, but I think I may have sensed his problem on a psychic level.  It could be that I manifested chest pains in sympathy for his chest problem.  It seems interesting to me that my chest has healed since Saturn has again gone Direct, at the same time my son  had the operation which removed the chest tumour.

Since around January, which was the month my son made several visits to me before his thyroid cancer was diagnosed, my lungs had felt as if they were congested.  Saturn had gone Retrograde. There was an ongoing pain, but no infection came to dislodge the lump I felt was harboured there.   The feeling of suffocation was often with me, and I was often short of breath. I wondered about the health of my heart.

There was a very sore specific spot on the left side, deep within the chest, which the pain seemed to be radiating from.  It was the exact same spot which used to hurt when I was a smoker, which was the main reason I gave up the second-time around, around the age of 50. The first ‘give-up’ of smoking came when I was a young woman, expecting my first child. After that, I did not smoke for 25 years, until I succumbed again to the seductive habit. Giving up smoking the second time around, without a family to spur me into quitting, was very, very difficult. But eventually, I did it.

Back to 2012:  I was so concerned, as the pain was so severe at times, that I went along to the doctor to organize a chest X-Ray.  It was still a possibility that I could have developed lung cancer as a result of chain smoking not so long ago.  Anyway – I got the the X-Ray done, and was very pleased to find out the outcome.  It showed no sign of lung cancer, but the lungs were ‘hyper-ventilated’, to use the doctor’s term.

I don’t like X-Rays, because they are harmful in themselves,  and damage cell tissue.  I thought it  would be a good idea to  do just the one,  to see what the state of my lungs was like, establish whether or not I had cancer, and then get onto an intensive natural therapy of my own to restore the health of my lungs.
I decided that whatever the outcome, I would ‘go natural’. So –

Mainly Raw Food Diet:  Two grated raw apples eaten at one sitting, either in the morning, or as the main meal in the evening.  I cooked plenty of vegetable and mung bean curries, and ate these with a little rice.  Plenty of onions were used in the vegetable curry, as well as plenty of hot spices such as red paprika, ginger and chilli.  Onions are particularly helpful for all bronchial complaints. I ate carrots every day, since my friend Bernhard in Spirit had told me to use carrots daily, either grated raw, or cooked. I did not use any wheat, sugar, or cow’s milk during this time.  I cut down on coffee, but did not cut it out completely.  Soya milk substituted cow’s milk for the coffee.

Carrot and Apple Juice:  I went out and bought a new juicer so that I could drink at least one cup each of  carrot and apple juice per day.  I sometimes added celery or cabbage juice to the carrot juice.

Anti-Viral Remedies: The same day I got the X-Ray done, I went out and bought a whole lot of supplements to tackle the problem.  I bought a range of anti-oxidant products – Multi non-acidic Ester Vitamin C 1000mg – Fish Oil – Evening Primrose oil – and an olive-leaf preparation which had zinc and other minerals in it.  We are generally all short of the mineral zinc in New Zealand, because our soil here is deficient in zinc, and also selenium. These two minerals are very important for the health of the immune system, metabolizing food properly,  preventing cancer, and in keeping viruses at bay.

This olive-leaf mixture was recommended specifically as an anti-viral treatment. I felt I must have a viral infection, if I did not have cancer. I took the maximum dose which was recommended, and even had two or three doses on some days.  By the time I had finished this anti-viral preparation, the chest pain was almost gone.  I also took around 3000mg to 5000mg of the Ester C per day – for around two weeks, during the same period as using the olive leaf remedy.  I alternated the Vitamin C with the olive leaf during the day so that I would get maximum benefit from each. Then I reduced the dose of the non-acidic Vitamin C 1000mg, to just one or two tablets per day. On each day,  I also took one each of the fish oil and primrose oil capsules.  I continued pumping in all of these things for several weeks, until the olive leaf mixture ran out.  Then I relaxed the dose of everything.

After the olive leaf preparation ran out, I began a course of ginseng tablets, in combination with the Vitamin C, fish oil, and primrose oil treatment.

As well, I used a mentholated cinnamon and cedar preparation on my chest each night, with layers of wool, cotton, and a hot water bottle to cover the chest.  This was a Malcoom Harker remedy – but simple eucalyptus and olive oil would do just as well if you cannot get the Malcom Harker.

Homeopathic Remedies:  As well, I took homeopathic remedies to try and release the congestion in the chest.  I found that Thuja taken for one week, and then a week off, when I sometimes used Bryonia, was helpful.  On days when I felt exceptional grief or anxiety, for no apparent good reason at all, I took Arnica-Hypericum for a couple of days.  This helped enormously in alleviating that wierd sense of less which had come over me.

I also took, occasionally – say every 2 weeks – yes – you have guessed it – castor oil.  When I did not feel like taking castor oil, I sometimes used a tablespoon of Epsom salts in a couple of cups of warm water.  Something like once or twice a week, for several weeks.  I bathed the feet a few times in hot Epsom salts – about 2 tablespoons of salts to around a litre of water.

Finally, after around six weeks of this intensive treatment, the chest pain, which was on the left side, in the middle of the chest, and often radiating around to the back, disappeared completely.  Then, quite suddenly, I ‘came down’ with flu, which I welcomed as a cleansing process to end the cycle of bewing unwell.

It is interesting to me that the ‘cure’ of the chronic chest pain happened just after Saturn went Direct, which was just after my son had his operation, and we found out about his extra chest surgery.

I think that it was a virus in my lungs which would not budge without the vitamin, homeopathic, and herbal aids.
Of course, it is possible that the thing might have run its course alone, and I might have gotten better without the naturopathic aids.  But really, the thing went on for so many months I had lost count of how long I had had it, and was only concerned that the ‘wee panic in my breastie’ might be cancer.

I know several people who have had similar symptoms.  I think it is some fierce new strain of virus which has adapted itself so that it can remain in our lungs more or less permanently – unless we summon up enough vital force to conquer it.

Finally getting a real flu, with its accompanying high fever, threw off the last vestiges of this virus. The chest pain which has been there for months, has disappeared completely, and so has the strange and intense feeling of grief.  Praise God and my Angels for helping me to recover so well.  And Praise God and the Angels for taking care of my son and seeing him through his operation.

I am sure that on a psychic level, I was tuning into my son’s illness within his chest, and his anxiety and feeling of gloom, and that this was probably the main reason for my getting such a chronic and mysterious illness.

Saturn Retrograde, combined with my environment, the rain, the winter, my son’s condition, all played a part in this sore chest of mine, I believe. My flat is all concrete – concrete floor, concrete walls, and no sun, which makes it very damp during the winter.  These cold, damp conditions contributed to the persistent chest pain, I am sure.  Should I move?  Saturn is Direct again now.  My son is getting better. Summer is only just around the corner, with all those hot, sunny, languid days on the beach ahead. Mmmmm…..Roll on summer.

My friend Bernhard who is in Spirit tells me that it is still important to use his acupuncture points for weak lungs.  One very good one he has pointed out is on the wrist, just below the thumb.  You can reach this point by interlocking the two thumbs together, and reaching out with your forefinger towards the wrist of the other hand.  It will arrive at an indentation in the wrist which is the location of the Lung 7 point.  You do both hands for this point.  Hold the point for just 30 seconds.  Then stop for 30 seconds.  Then repeat on the same hand once more, for 30 seconds or up to a minute.  Then rest for a minute.  Then do the other hand, following the same procedure. Do morning and night.

Note about Cell Phones:  My son who got the cancer in the chest and in the thyroid, used to often carry his cell phone in the left chest pocket – right over the heart area.  This  happens to be  the same area where I was experiencing the pain.  I hope he is not still putting his cell phone in his shirt pocket.

Note On Fukushima Radiation:  Helen has just commented about the radiation levels in New Zealand at the moment.  This was in response to my post Radioactive Pollution in New Zealand From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.  I must say that I have wondered this myself.  Thankyou Helen for bringing this question up.  Unfortunately, our environment is probably going to be contaminated from the effects of this nuclear disaster for several years to come.  Radioactive pollution will be weakening our immune systems and causing all manner of mysterious symptoms and viral infections.

Read Merrilyn’s new post May 2013 entitled:  Homeopathic Arsen Alb For NZ Flu May 2013.  Also the one after that, entitled:  Homeopathic Remedy Arsen Alb For Flu Allergies Asthma.

Natural Treatments and Remedies For Scarlet Fever

Natural Treatments and Preventatives For Scarlet Fever

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There is an epidemic of Scarlet Fever in Hong Kong at present.  This strain of Scarlet Fever is proving to be very difficult to treat with orthodox medicine, as it seems to be resistant to the antibiotics, such as penicillin, which are commonly used to treat it.

This was reported on the BBC News website on the 21st June, 2011.

Before antibiotics were invented, other remedies were used to treat diseases such as Scarlet Fever.  People can get well without using antibiotics, though they can be a life-saver in some situations.  So –  since antibiotics are not proving effective in treating the new Hong Kong Scarlet fever, it could be useful for people to learn about some of the alternatives in treating  Scarlet Fever, especially if you live in Hong Kong.   Some of the best natural treatments and remedies, in my opinion, are: Homeopathic Belladonna,  Homeopathic Aconite, Blue Lighting, Vitamin C and Halibut Liver Oil.

There are some very good alternatives to using antibiotics in the treatment of Scarlet Fever.  However, if your child is sick, you MUST take him or her to the Doctor.  If there is a Homeopathic Doctor, or an Ayurvedic Doctor about, then all the better, but to the doctor you must go if your child is seriously sick.

You can then take the medicine which the doctor prescribes for your child.  Hopefully, you might have been given a Homeopathic remedy for Scarlet Fever.  But if you have been given an antibiotic, then you should use it.

Prepare Yourself Before Your Child Gets Sick: It is worthwhile doing some reading on Homeopathic medicine while you still have young children, who will get most of the childhood illnesses at some stage.  If you have learned the basics about Homeopathic Remedies, you will have an idea about what remedies to use if the need arises.  Check out Merrilyn’s basic list of homeopathic remedies:

List Of Homeopathic Remedies As Alternatives To Conventional Medicine

Often, I have found Homeopathy to be wonderful to fall back on, especially if your child suddenly becomes ill in the night.  You do not want to have to take your sick child out into the cold night, and doctors at that hour are hideously expensive, even if you could locate one.  Homeopathy often will work to abate the illness, before it sets in and becomes serious, which makes homeopathic remedies a very valuable thing to have in your medicine cupboard.

So – In case of an epidemic of Scarlet Fever, it is a good idea to get Homeopathic Belladonna to put into your medicine cupboard.

Homeopathic Prevention For Scarlet Fever: Belladonna is one of the prime Homeopathic Remedies for Scarlet Fever.  It is also a PREVENTATIVE, or  Prophylactic,  of Scarlet Fever.  If you have your Belladonna Remedy handy, you can begin giving it to your child when the first hint of a Scarlet Fever epidemic is on the rise, even before your child shows any sign of infection.

Hahnemann, who invented Homeopathy as we know it today, found Belladonna in Homeopathic form to be wonderfully effective in preventing instances of Scarlet Fever.  Sometimes children get just the mildest form of the infection if the correct Prophylactic is given before the infection begins.  Even given after the infection has started, the Prophylactic should help to reduce the fever.  Belladonna is the best preventative of Scarlet Fever, and one of the best remedies for treating it also.

Colour Therapy For Scarlet Fever

Whilst your child is taking medicine which has been prescribed for the condition, which may or may not be a Homeopathic preparation such as Belladonna, you can safely use colour therapy to speed up the process of healing.

Blue Lighting has the capacity to reduce a fever, reduce inflammation, and settle a restless brain and body.  Red is the colour of fever, and ‘Scarlet Fever’ indicates the redness of the skin which could be expected with a case of Scarlet Fever infection.  This is why you use Blue lighting to counteract the angry red of the Scarlet Fever infection.

Blue Ray Homeopathy: Actually, two of the best Homeopathic Remedies for Scarlet Fever, and many other feverish conditions, are Aconite and Belladonna, which both are Blue Ray medicines.

The Aconitum napellus has dark violet blued flowers.  The Homeopathic preparation of Aconite  is “a powerful nervous sedative and anodyne”, according to Edwin S. Babbitt, who wrote “The Healing Power of Color”. (p.37)  He points out that Belladonna, which is the main preventative medicine for Scarlet Fever,  also has an abundance of the blue colour.  The plant known as Deadly Nightshade, from which the Homeopathic Belladonna is made, has leaves which are a deep purple, with purplish coloured stems.  And this is ultimately why these medicines work to bring down a fever and reduce inflammation, because their blue ray soothes out the red of the infection.

Blue Light In Action: You will be amazed at how quickly blue lighting works to reduce and soothe an infection.  All you do is put your low wattage blue light bulb into the light socket near the bed of the sick child.  Leave it on, and go to check every half hour or so.  Generally, the infection will have abated after a couple of hours, in which case you can turn the blue light off for a bit.  But if the infection is very severe, then you may have to leave the blue light on for most of the night.

Note:  Blue light will not interfere with any medication your child may have been given. Homeopathic treatment will be enhanced by using some Blue light, as will orthodox medicines, if Scarlet Fever is present.  Blue light will only serve to hurry up the healing process.

Read More About Color Therapy: Edwin S. Babbitt’s book “The Principles of Light and Color” is one of the classic books on the healing power of color, and its proven applications.  This book is published by The Citadel Press, Secaucus, N.J., 07094.  My copy is a reprint 1967.

Vitamin C and Halibut Liver Oil

Halibut Liver Oil, or Cod Liver Oil, is of the Blue Ray, and it is very helpful in reducing infections and fevers. However, because of the recent nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, which has polluted our oceans with radioactive material,  I am reluctant to buy Halibut liver oil, or cod liver oil, and will not use this for some time.

These are great Vitamin supplements to have on hand in the case of any childhood infections.  Read the posts previous to this one for more information on these Vitamins.

See Merrilyn’s other posts on Homeopathy and Herbal Alternatives to Vaccination:

Reading these posts might be helpful if you have decided to forfeit those much-promoted and often dubious flu injections.

No Antibiotics For H7N9 Bird Flu Virus 2013 Human Killer

Homeopathic Remedy Arsen Alb For Flu Allergies Asthma

Homeopathic Arsen Alb For NZ Flu May 2013

Vitamin C Cures Swine Flu Case

Vitamin C and Cancer

Vaccinated NZ Girl Dies From Meningococcal Disease 3rd September 2012

Health Without Vaccinations Or Antibiotics

List Of Homeopathic Remedies As Alternatives To Conventional Medicine

Homeopathic Remedy And Herbs For Cholera


Save Homeopathy – Brief History And A Royal Horse Called Hypericum

Best Homeopathic Remedy For Whooping Cough And Croup

List Of Homeopathic Remedies For Ear Ache

List Of Complementary Homeopathic Remedies And Sequences

How Homeopaths Cured Some Cancerous Tumours

Doctors Used Homeopathy To Cure Fibroid Tumours

List Of Homeopathy Remedies For Shingles Herpes Zoster

Useful Homeopathic Remedies For Measles

Vaccination Alternatives and Homeopathic Remedies For Scarlet Fever

Scarlet Fever Outbreak in Hong Kong/Homeopathic Alternatives

Flu Vaccination Brought On Asthma And High Blood Pressure

Unicef Gives Vitamin A For Measles In Syria

Natural Treatments and Remedies For Scarlet Fever

Herbal Recipe For Cancer Doctor Uses Just Three Herbs

On-Going Chest Pain Is It Lung Cancer?

Homeopathic Remedy To Reduce Craving For Tobacco

Homeopathy For New Strain Of Avian Flu When Vaccines Don’t Work

Complete List of Gluten Free Foods for People with Wheat Sensitivity

Bio Dynamic Farming May Get Rid Of Radiation In Soil

Organic Solution To heal Radiation In the Soil

Peter Bacchus, who is a bio dynamic scientist, was in Switzerland just after a nuclear disaster.  I am not sure if it was the Japanese earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster, or the earlier nuclear disaster  at Chernobyl.   He wrote in to merrilyn’s blog  with the following information a couple of weeks ago. Go to the ‘Comments’ on merrilyn’s site to see Peter’s letter.

Peter said that a very tiny little report was put in the Swiss paper, on the back page, in tiny little print, which told of the varying degrees of radiation from day to day, following the Fukushima (?) nuclear disaster.  It seems that Governments all over the world have been minimizing the effects of the latest Japanese nuclear disaster, or, indeed, any nuclear disaster.  The workmen who died  in Chernobyl, trying to clear up the nuclear mess for the rest of the world, were given a memorial service only a few weeks ago, 20 years after the disastrous nuclear event which resulted in their lives being lost, as well as those of many others.

Peter said that sensitive people in Switzerland  got flu-like symptoms from the radiation in the atmosphere.

Silica Negates Effects of Radiation: Peter gives an encouraging story about nettles being used to help negate the effects of radiation in the soil.   Nettles (Urtica dioica) are very rich in Silica, a mineral which is essential for good health.  Cows refused to eat some areas of grass after the nuclear fallout had contaminated it.  Cut nettles – Urtica Dioica, were put beside the grass. The cows then munched up the nettles, along with the grass, quite happily.

Bio-dynamic Recipe for Revitalizing The Soil:  After the radiation had affected the soil noticeably, a special bio-dynamic manure was made to help reduce the effects of radiation in the soil.  This included crushed egg-shells, which are also high in Calcium and Silica, plus crushed Basaltic Rock.

Now, this is all particularly interesting, because nettles are extremely high in Silica, which helps the body to assimilate Calcium and make strong bones and teeth.  Silica also helps brain power, and is essential for maintaining a strong nervous system, as well as maintaining the immune system.

Sodium Bicarbonate To Detoxify Soil and People:

Bicarbonate of soda, or Baking Soda, has been recommended by some people to Help To Detoxify Humans and Animals After Radiation Exposure.

Sodium bicarbonate has also been used to negate radiation chemicals in soils, after the soil has been exposed to these poisons.  Sodium bicarbonate, the same stuff which is used in cooking to make cakes and muffins rise, is extremely useful in helping to normalize soils after poisoning, because its highly absorbent nature gives it the ability to draw out chemicals from the soil. Baking soda, or bicarbonate of soda, helps to reduce acidity in both soil, and human and animal life.