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Cuts and Bruises

The "Cross Training" Support Program ® was developed by Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac as a multi-layered health system for healing. This great resource is for those looking for a sensible and rational easy-to-use guide to the best researched alternative therapies. Developed and referenced from the foremost experts on nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, exercise, homeopathy, healing touch and the metaphysical arts, this program allows one to use an "across the board" methods in health and healing.

The following maladies are all situations that can be helped with Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes, Crystals and/or Homeopathy. These "Complementary Therapies" are the 'cross training program' of Alternative Medicine and is only a jumping point in the healing process. You may access other modalities at the menu bar to the left.

*Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, or prescription of any kind. The decision to use, or not to use, any information is the sole responsibility of the reader.

Cuts and Bruises

Cuts result from injury or incisions to the skin. Superficial cuts and wounds heal naturally and require little treatment. They sometimes can result in scarring if they are extensive or are not properly cared for.

First, stop the bleeding. When a small cut occurs, allow it to bleed for a minute, which actually cleans out any dirt or bacteria, naturally. Then clear the area of blood, elevate the wound above the level of your heart (if possible) and apply direct pressure on the cut. When a large cut or wound occurs, stop the bleeding immediately by elevating the wound above the level of your heart (if possible) and applying direct pressure. Any extensive blood loss should be treated by a doctor immediately.

Clean the wound. This is important to prevent infection and to decrease the chance of permanent discoloration, or scarring. Wash the area with soap and water or just water if soap is not available in the moment. Your own saliva contains many enzymes, which kill bacteria. Use it to clean the area if soap/water are not available. The object is to dilute the bacteria in the wound and remove debris. Also, if you don't remove stones or sand from the cut, they can leave pigment under the skin, which acts like a tattoo. Gently clean your cut twice a day.

Disinfection is necessary, pour 3 percent hydrogen peroxide into the wound, let it foam up, repeat, and pat dry with a clean piece of gauze or cotton.

Yunnan Paiyao is an excellent Chinese herbal powder, which helps to stop bleeding, close the wound and decreases scarring. This patent formula alone helps the flesh regenerate and prevents blood stasis and infections, which could lead to scarring. It can be used externally and taken internally as well!

Tetanus shots are not necessary for open cuts that bleed, only for deep, non-bleeding puncture wounds. Medical attention is imperative for cuts caused by rusty objects, deep punctures and wounds that bleed heavily.

Bruises are the result of damaged blood vessels under the skin. As blood leaks from the damaged vessels, the skin can turn blue/black (bruising is down to the bone), green (bruising is down to the level of the tendon), and or yellow (bruising is more superficial to the muscle level). You may often see a combination of these colors. as well.

First, to minimize swelling, pain, and bruising after an injury, always apply ice or a cold compresses to the injured area as soon as possible and keep them on for 15-20 minutes for most of the first twelve hours, with occasional breaks to prevent excessive chilling. See also Sources of Relief.

Western Medicine is limited in the treatment of bruises. Eastern medicine has wonderful herbal applications, which decreases bruising time and pain. See Chinese Medicine below.

Second, apply Trauma Liniment and massage into the bruise. Follow this by taking 2 Trauma Pills a day for two days.

Third, if the bruise is felt but not seen, this is considered deep bone bruising. Massage a Black Ghost Oil into the area instead of Trauma Liniment.

Bruising after traumatic injury is a normal body response. It is only when bruising occurs often and from very minor (often unnoticed) trauma that a problem may exist. While easy bruising is usually not a cause for concern, people who experience this problem should consult a physician to rule out more serious conditions that may cause bruising. If you suddenly begin to bruise easily, you may have a problem with blood clotting.

Medical causes of easy bruising sometimes may be diagnosed from a few blood tests conducted by a doctor. More often, however, no clear cause for easy bruising is found. Bruises look like areas of blue to purple-colored skin that may turn yellow to dark brown over the course of a few days. The conventional treatment is to manage any underlying medical condition, such as liver or kidney disease, blood disorders (e.g., hemophilia, platelet dysfunction, thrombocytopenia, leukemia, and multiple myeloma), connective tissue disorders (e.g., scurvy, Marfan's syndrome, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), or the use of blood-thinning medication (e.g., aspirin and Coumadin�).


Traditional Chinese Medicine:

One of the strongest areas in Chinese Medicine is that of trauma remedies. Cuts, bruises, lacerations, sprained joints and pain are just some of the daily problems, which can pop up unexpectedly.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest, continually practiced, and professionally administered health care system in the world. It is a documented medical system spanning over 2,500 years based on comprehensive philosophies, rational theories, clinically tested and empirically verified by over 100 generations of highly educated practitioners. Chinese Medicine is a total system of internal medicine which is comprised of a diagnostic procedure based on signs, symptoms and treatment styles including acupuncture, herbal medicine, exercise, diet and meditation. It's foundation is based on the principles of balance; the interdependent relationship of Yin and Yang. Through this balance, health is achieved and maintained.

Herbs are the "medicinals" in holistic healing. Chinese herbs are specifically used to create a decoction or "tea" and is a very powerful part of healing dis-ease. Herbal decoctions may also be given in "tea pills", tinctures, granules or as an external patch, compress, or bath.

Chinese Medicine: Trauma Remedies

Trauma Liniment

"Die Da Jiu Liniment", which literally translates to "hit fall wine" is the NUMBER ONE remedy for bruises, contusions, sprains and fractures. This formula was developed centuries ago in kung fu schools to treat bruises and injuries due to injuries that would occur during daily practice. Soak a cotton ball and press this herbal formula into the skin where ever trauma to an area has occurred. Bruises, contusions, sprains, shin splints, repetitive motion injuries and fractures, (which needs a proper doctor's care after a break), can be treated with amazing results. This herbal formula, which has been decocted in alcohol, has been prepared with safe and effective herbs to move stagnation of energy and blood that occur after injury.

Trauma Pills

One of two patented formulas, Liangcai Xin Die da Wan (Tieh Ta Wan) is the internal counterpart to Trauma Liniment. Taken in tandem with the lotion, these pills strongly breaks up blockage of blood and fluid due to trauma. It moves accumulation, which sits in the area of the injury, preventing blood from congealing in the tissue.

Yunnan Paiyao

Treating open wounds correctly is the best way to prevent scars from occurring. This patent formula alone helps the flesh regenerate and prevents blood stasis and infections, which could lead to scarring.

Valuable first-aid remedy for internal and external bleeding, traumatic swelling, insect bites, nosebleeds, open and infected wounds, ingrown toenails, spider bites, post-surgical healing, prevents scarring, stops bleeding, disperses stagnant blood, disinfects and stops some pain. Commonly used for excessive menstrual bleeding, severe menstrual cramps, ulcer bleeding, carbuncles. Take capsules both internally and externally by opening a capsule and sprinkling the powder directly into the wound.

Herbal Ice

Herbal Ice "San Huang San" is composed of three cooling Chinese herbs that reduce inflammation while dispersing congealed blood and fluids. This is the single most useful herbal poultice for your first aid trauma kit! This is most helpful for immediate sprains, strains, turned ankles, muscle pulls, twisted wrists or severe contusions. Where ever you would use ice, this should be substituted right away.

When an injury occurs, blood will stagnate in the muscle tissue and often does not reabsorb back into the system. The blood can congeal and harden, adhering the muscle fibers together and blocking normal circulation in normal areas, creating pain and stiffness. Applying ice, can exacerbate this injury in the long term.

"San Huang San" Herbal Ice is in a Vaseline base and should be gently massaged into the injury morning and night. Wrap lightly with gauze and cover with an ace bandage (not too tight). Clean the area before re-applying.

Tendon Lotion

This combination of warming herbs is best used for chronic conditions or old injuries such as tendonitis, which includes tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, shin splints, old sprains or reoccurring problems made worse by cold and dampness. When heat makes your injury feel better, this is the formula for you. Massage this lotion into affected areas twice a day. This unique blend of Chinese herbs works deep down into the tendons to stimulate circulation!

UI Oil

This wonderful massage oil (pronounced "ooh-eee") is used for stiff, sore, overexerted muscles and joints that are worse with the cold and dampness. This oil is also great to massage into cold muscles before exercise to help them warm up and to prepare them for stretching and activity. This patent Chinese formula comes in a 1 fluid oz. bottle in a protective can.

UI Oil contains the light, warming aromatic oils of cinnamon, peppermint, lilac oil, and the tree resin "xue jie" also known as "dragon's blood" (a resin known for its ability to dispel congealing blood and relieve pain). The main ingredient is the warming herb "ai ye" or mugwort (folium artimisae). Mugwort's properties penetrate obstruction, activate local circulation and drive out cold.

Black Ghost Oil

This oil, also known as Hak Kwai Pain Relieving Oil is the most deep penetrating massage oil used for deep bone bruising that occurs in areas where there is thick muscles overlaying bones. This area is bruised and painful but shows no visible swelling or discoloration on the surface. This is the MOST effective oil for this type of injury because it contains very aromatic herbs and oils, which penetrate this kind of obstruction.

Plasters

Plasters are an easy, quick and fast acting medicinal application for pain and overworked muscles. Back strain, joint pain and even bone spurs can be treated with plasters.

Salon Pas Patches

External Pain Relieving Patches these easy to use, no mess, no fuss peel off patches are fantastic for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints! These patches contain a rich blend of menthol and camphor for stimulating blood flow and local circulation and help relieve pain. 40 patches per box. Great for muscle pain and soreness due to back strain, joint pain that is worse with cold and arthritis pain, which is better with warmth.

701 Plaster

Indicated for temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints due to simple backache, arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains. There is a combination of herbs in this plaster, which help to heal damaged muscles, tendons and ligaments. 701 plaster is used with remarkable results to help heal bone spurs, in areas not covered by thick muscles, including heal spurs and bone spurs in the shoulder area.

Hua Tao Plaster

This particular plaster is suitable for injuries which occurred 3-4 weeks ago and have stiffness and pain associated with it. This warming plaster helps impaired circulation and heals injuries that are cold to the touch, are sensitive to cold or for chronic injuries that are painful and achy in cold, damp weather.

Gou Pi Plaster

The strongest plaster available, these herbs are mixed with Pine Resin, which helps the other herbs penetrate more deeply through the muscle layers and tissue, right to the bone. This plaster must be heated befor applying. This is used to expel wind, dispel cold and dampness, quicken the blood and stop pain. It is used for conditions such as aching of the legs and back, spasmodic tendons, falls, sprains, trauma, sprain of the lumbar region, cold pains of the abdomen, dysmenorrhea, conglomeration and masses.

For more information on these products or to learn more about Chinese medicine, please go to: Chinese Medicine for Trauma.

Visit Your TCM practitioner for a proper diagnosis and treatment.


Herbal Remedies

Herbal medicine is a wonderful solution for pain and trauma injuries. Complications can arise when taking herbal medicine and allopathic drugs internally, which your doctor has prescribed. Great caution should be used especially if you are on blood thinners, diuretics or heart related medication. Consult your doctor with any questions you may have, before taking additional herbs or supplements, internally.

Aloe Vera is the best natural pain reliever. Apply the gel directly from an Aloe vera leaf to the cut or bruise. Re-apply every hour until the pain diminishes.

Arnica Suave is a rich blend of quartz silica, amber resin and the pain-relieving power of arnica in a special massage-in suave designed by Andrew for his practice and is a part of his new "Crystal Inspirations" product line.

Boswellia has unique anti-inflammatory action, much like the conventional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used by many for inflammatory conditions. Unlike NSAIDs, however, long-term use of boswellia does not lead to irritation or ulceration of the stomach.

Bromelain is a plant-enzyme. Bromelain is not actually a single substance, but a group of protein-digesting enzymes found in pineapple juice and in the stem of pineapple plants. Local swelling is the releasing of histamines in a localized area causes the vasodilation and increased permeability of blood vessels. A very effective treatment for severe bruises and hematomas. This enzyme is absorbed from the Gastrointestinal tract and is able to promote healing of tissue injuries. Take 200 to 400 milligrams three times a day, taken on an empty stomach (at least ninety minutes before or three hours after eating). Some individuals may develop an allergic rash from Bromelain; discontinue it if you develop any itching.

Calendula tincture can be taken under the tongue, as well as, added to body cream and can be applied to sunburn to soothe pain and help promote tissue repair. It is an anti-inflammatory and can help to repair of damaged tissues. The cream is applied three times per day.

Cayenne Pepper (Capsaicin) A cream containing small amounts of Capsaicin can help relieve pain when rubbed onto muscle pain and arthritic joints, according to the results of a double blind study. It does this by depleting the nerves of a pain-mediating neurotransmitter known as substance P. Although application of capsaicin cream may initially cause a burning feeling, the burning will lessen with each application and soon disappear for most people. A cream containing 0.025�0.075% of capsaicin can be applied to the affected joints three to five times a day.

Devils Claw: An analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Dosage: one to two grams, three times daily.

Ginger: An anti-inflammatory. Ginger has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory. Taking 6�50 grams of fresh or powdered ginger per day indicated that ginger might be helpful. Suggested Dosage: 0.5 to 1 mg of powdered ginger daily

Ginger Tea: Add one grated teaspoon of fresh ginger to a cup of hot water. Take two times daily.

Licorice root: An anti-inflammatory. Long-term use can elevate blood pressure and increase potassium loss. Dosage: one-eighth to one-quarter teaspoon of a 5: 1 solid extract up to three times daily.

Turmeric: An effective anti-inflammatory. Dosage: 400 mg three times daily; take on an empty stomach and combine with 1,000 mg of bromelain

White Willow Bark: Anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. White Willow bark has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. Extracts providing 60�120 mg salicin per day are approved for people with rheumatoid arthritis. Although the analgesic actions of willow are typically slow-acting, they last longer than aspirin.


Herbal Combinations and Formulas

Herbal tinctures are concentrated liquid extracts of the medicinal properties of herbs. Tinctures represent one of many different ways to prepare and use herbs. The terms tincture and extract are often used interchangeably.

Shake the tincture bottle well. As a dietary supplement, place 1 to 3 droppers under the tongue, or in juice or water as needed, 2-3 times a day.

Circulation Support: Hawthorn berries, Ginger, Angelica, Bayberry Bark, Hyssop, Prickley Ash bark, Cloves, Cayenne.

Infection: Echinacea, Yarrow, Myrrh, Goldenseal, Black Walnut, Marshmallow, Plantain & Cayenne.

Nerve Strength: Oatstraw, Black Cohosh, Scullcap, Avena Sativa, Pleurisy root, Catnip, Lobelia.

Night Cap: Valerian, Hops, Scullcap, Passion Flower.

Muscle Calm: Wild Yam, Black Cohosh, Crampbark, Scullcap, Angelica, Peppermint, Tumeric.


Aromatherapy Remedies

Aromatherapy Aromatherapy blends can help by preventing infection, speed healing, prevent scarring. Vitamin E oil can reduce scarring. Camellia oil can prevent the formation of keloids. Helpful, are essential oils of basil, clove, camphor, menthol, clary sage, eucalyptus, ginger, black pepper, lemon, pine, wintergreen and peppermint, rosemary oils and tea tree are all beneficial for cuts, bruises and pain management.

Basil: contains several antioxidants in its volatile oils that act just like some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and Celebrex. When isolated at high enough concentrations these oils worked as well as ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin in research trials.

Camphor is a white transparent waxy crystalline solid with a strong penetrating pungent aromatic odor. As an antimicrobial substance, camphor is readily absorbed through the skin and produces a feeling of cooling similar to that of menthol and acts as slight local anesthetic. In larger quantities, it is poisonous when ingested and can cause seizures, confusion, irritability, and neuromuscular hyperactivity. Found in our Muscular/Pain Remedy Blend.

Clove: this intense oil, most commonly used to relieve dental pain and infection, is also used to dissolve the eggs deposited by intestinal worms. It is delicious but overwhelming in both smell and taste. It is an antiseptic, carminative, warming, and very aromatic oil.

Eucalyptus: reduces pain, spasms and inflammation, and stimulates local blood circulation and the removal of waste products and toxins from the tissues. It is used to treat muscular aches and pains, strains, sprains, and other traumatic injuries of the muscles, ligaments and tendons. It also helps to reduce nerve inflammation and pain and is useful for the treatment of the various kinds of neuralgia such as sciatica. Eucalyptus reduces pain and inflammation due to chronic arthritic conditions. It also has a mild clearing and stimulating effect on the mind which helps to reduce fatigue.

Ginger: This rich, spicy oil so often used for nausea also helps normalize blood pressure either by raises blood pressure by restricting external blood flow, or lowers it by dilating surface blood vessels. This oil is warming and an antiseptic.

Menthol is actually a compound obtained from peppermint oil or other mint oils or made synthetically. Menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant qualities. It is contained in nonprescription products for short-term relief of minor sore throat and minor mouth or throat irritation. Menthol is also contained in combination products used for relief of muscle aches, sprains, and similar conditions. Menthol is often used with other ingredients such as camphor and eucalyptus for pain relief. Menthol is considered an antidote for many homeopathic remedies and should be avoided by people taking them. Found in our Muscular/Pain Remedy Blend.

Peppermint: acts as a muscle relaxant, particularly in the digestive tract, and it can also reduce the inflammation of nasal passages and relieve muscle pains. When massaged into the skin, peppermint oil plays an innocuous trick on the nerves: It stimulates those that produce a cool, soothing sensation and desensitizes those that pick up pain messages.

Rosemary: Studies show that this oil improves general circulation.

Tea Tree: has a wide range of topical applications and is commonly used to treat skin and respiratory infections. Surprisingly, the oil is active against all three categories of infectious organisms: bacteria, viruses and fungi. Tea tree oil is an effective treatment for many skin conditions, such as cold sores, the blisters of shingles and chicken pox, verrucae, warts, acne, large inflamed spots and nappy rash. It is also effective against fungal infections, such as ringworm, athlete's foot and thrush, as well as dandruff--a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis.

Utilize these blends of essential oils 3 times a day, morning, afternoon and night:

Angel's Mist Pain/Circulation Rub Remedy Blend

Angel's Mist Pain Massage Remedy Blend

Angel's Mist Pain Compress Remedy Blend


Nutritional Advise

Water should be a very important part of any nutritional program. Distilled water is best. 6-8 8 ounces per day. Water allows for the cleansing and free flow in the system.

Have dietary control over high fat, hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated and high saturated fat intake. These fats convert into a compound called prostaglandin, which promotes inflammation and pain.

Limiting the amount of fat to no more than 25 to 35% of daily calories is recommended to promote good health.

A low-fat diet also helps lower high total and LDL (the bad) cholesterol levels, a risk factor for coronary artery disease.

The type of fat consumed is important. There are three types: saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated.

Saturated fats are found in meats, non-skim dairy products, and artificially hydrogenated vegetable oils. The more solid the product, the higher the proportion of saturated fats.

Monounsaturated fats are found in olive oil and canola oil.

Polyunsaturated fats include omega-3 fats, contained in deep-sea fatty fish (such as mackerel, salmon, and tuna), and omega-6 fats, contained in vegetable oils. The ideal combination of types of fats is unknown. However, a diet high in saturated fats is known to promote coronary artery disease, and a diet high in monounsaturated or omega-3 fats is less likely to do so. Therefore, eating fish regularly is recommended.

Consider the Full Spectrum Diet, which includes: phytochemicals (5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables daily), 30 grams of fiber, flavinoids (found in red and purple grapes, red wine and black tea).

Eliminate: butter, all fried foods, margerine, red meat, shellfish, shortnings or tropical oils (such as coconut and palm oils).

Make soups using plenty of onions, garlic, green leafy vegetables, ginger, burdock root and tumeric root.

A diet that includes Flaxseed, flaxseed oil and fish oils contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and decrease pain. Omega-3 fatty acids help lower cholesterol, may help reduce the risk of irregular heart rhythms and may also improve certain factors, like high blood pressure.

Calcium and Magnesium can be effective for pain associated with muscle spasms. Take 500 mgs of each, two-three times per day.

Vitamin C and an equal amount of bioflavonoids has shown to be very beneficial for pain symdromes, especially low back pain. Take 1000 mgs of vitamin C two-three times per day, based on bowel tolerance.


Homeopathy

This medical system uses infinitesimal doses of natural substances to stimulate a person's immune system and body's natural defenses. Homeopathic remedies are named for the plant or animal ingredients they are made from. Homeopathy not only offers relief from temporary disorders but, can provide long term healing of a person due to its individual and "wholistic" approach. This often leads to a complete recovery from the dis-ease, as well as, providing an improved understanding of the patient's situation. This type of healing makes it easier and possible to avoid recurrence or relapses in the future and homeopathy stimulates the body's natural defense system by reestablishing normal immune system and cell functioning.

Traumeel Homeopathic Ointment is indicationed for injuries of all kinds (sports, accidents) such as sprains, dislocations, contusions, effusions of blood and effusions into a joint, fractures, etc; inflammatory processes and degenerative processes associated with inflammation.

Arnica 30c for overall pain and pain management, Arnica is the #1 homeopathic pain reliever. Take 30C every 2 hours, up to 6 doses, then 3 doses a day for 3 days.

Ledum Palustre for wound that feel cold and numb. Soothing feeling with cold compress. Take 6C every 2 hours, up to 6 doses, then 3 doses a day for 3 days.

Hypericum Perforatum Wounds with shooting nerve pain. Take 30C every 2 hours for up to 3 days.


Hydrotherapy

The mysterious and amazing healing power of water has been utilized for centuries. Water cleanses, refreshes and restores all life. We are always drawn to water. Be it a soothing fountain or majestic waterfall. Water is a carrier. It flows. It moves along the line of least resistance to find its way to the ocean where comes and goes in the ebb and flow of tides and waves. The appeal is inexplicable! We crave water, maybe because our bodies are made up of a large percent of it. Maybe beacuse we instinctively know how it can heal us.

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in any form, in the treatment of dis-ease. Hydrotherapy was used by the ancient Greek physicians. The use of baths for such purposes as well as for religious purification, personal cleanliness, and private or social relaxation dates from at least the time of ancient Greece. A German, Vincenz Priessnitz, popularized the use of spas in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, where they are still popular today.

Hydrotherapy has a number of uses. Warm water will relax spasm; thus, hydrotherapy has been useful in treating such conditions as muscular strains and sprains, muscular fatigue, and backache. Heat is often used in conjunction with massage or other manipulative or stimulative treatments, such as the whirlpool bath. Sitz baths (sitting in hot water) are effective in the treatment of many disorders. Water is also useful in physical therapy because patients who exercise in a buoyant medium can move weak parts of their bodies without contending with the strong force of gravity.

Take a cool bath. Fill the bath tub with cool water. Soak for 15-20 minutes. Afterward, gently pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Do not rub your skin or you'll irritate it further.

The following substances can reduce pain, itching, and inflammation:

*Mix 1 cup of white vinegar into a tub of cool water.

*Generously sprinkle baking soda into cool bath water.

*Sprinkle one cup of oatmeal (pulverized) into cool water.

Compresses are wonderful to relieve inflammation and swelling, pain and wound healing.

*Milk protein is very soothing. Mix 1 cup skim milk with 4 cups water, then add a few ice cubes. Apply compresses for 15 to 20 minutes; repeat every 2 to 4 hours.

*Oatmeal water is soothing to the skin. Wrap dry oatmeal in cheesecloth or gauze. Run cool water through it. Discard the oatmeal and soak compresses in the liquid. Apply every 2 to 4 hours.

*Moisten a cloth with Witch Hazel. Apply often for temporary relief. For smaller areas, dip cotton balls into the liquid and gently press it on the wound.


Managing Your Wounds

Keep the wound clean. Cuts and lacerations should always be kept clean and free of debris and bacteria.

Keep cuts bandaged during the day. This protects the wounds from external pollution, dirt and debris.

Apply natural sea salt. This great natural healer is one of the most Universal medicinals on earth. Apply salt water from the ocean or use natural sea salt and apply a teaspoon to a warm compress. Place on the cut or wound for 20 minutes, two times a day.

Prevent Scarring. Treating scars are often best as soon as the wound closes. A combination of some of nature's best scar treating herbs are combined in Andrew's Scar Therapy.

Pearl Powder is a wonderful, natural remedy for scar treatments. Apply one vile of pearl powder and mix it with your own saliva. You can also mix the powder in egg whites. These natural mediums are both an incredible source to mix pearl powder into. Make into a paste and apply to the cut.

The best way to cool down an acute flare-up is with ice. It will help reduce swelling. For best results, put an ice pack on the site of the pain 15 or 20 minutes. Do this for a day or two.

For bruises, keep the blood moving. Keep applying trauma liniment, two to three times a day.

Massage the area around the bruise as soon as you physically can, without enduring terrible pain. Massage for several minutes, twice a day.

Give yourself time. Time is the best healer. The way we train our thoughts also has extreme control over our pain.


Color Therapy

When you are balanced, you can more effectively fight dis-ease, rid your system of toxins, as well as, negative patterns. You can achieve balance through the vibrational remedy and application of color. Color inteacts with the human energy system in a unique way to stablize physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions.

Cuts and Bruises:

Blue: is one of the coolest colors in the spectrum and can be used for cuts and bruises. A cooling blue bath can be utilized to sooth the pain. Consider using blue light followed by green in order to speed up healing time.


Crystal Remedy Reference

Crystals have both piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties. This means that the polarities of the crystal will change when subjected to pressure or heat (even body heat from the hands). This will radiate energy from the crystal due to this reversal of polarities. It provides the transfer, storage and transformation of energy.

Offering a balanced energy field, energy modification, amplifies both energy and thought, clarity in thinking, and harmony and alignment with the chakra energy areas.

The Complete Chakra Kit stimulates the seven main energy sources which govern all the major organs and psychologically alters and clears the body's energy in order to allow healing to take place.

Trauma

Any type of trauma or invasion is considered an impact on our energy system that can have an effect on our overall "energy net" or aura. This can cause a distortion in our energy flow and function. Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a traumatic event. A traumatic event involves a singular experience or enduring event or events that completely overwhelm the individual's ability to cope or integrate the ideas and emotions involved with that experience. Physical trauma refers to a physical injury from a cut or bruise, accident or an event such as rape or war. These types of impact can have either subtle, subconscious effects or long lasting distortion to the psyche.

Crystals can soothe the mental/emotional impact that is associated with both psychological and physical trauma. It is important to remember that everything is energy.

Crystals grids are a great way to work with the energy surrounding us. They are reiki-charged stones that are laid out in particular patterns in order to "rearrange" our pattern of energy.

Gemstone essence or Crystal Elixirs are energy charged water or oil that takes the imprint or signature of a particular stone or stones and can be used as an essence, perfume or anointing oil. Consider using Carnelian, Quartz or Rutilated Quartz .


Book An Appointment with Andrew

Andrew Pacholyk has an extensive background in biomedical science and clinical training. Andrew has done massage, yoga and music therapy for over 15 years and brings his experience as an Acupuncturist and Herbalist to such health facilities as diverse as St. Vincent�s Hospital, The Body Center, New York Health Club, The Grand Meridian and his private practice, ProAcuMed Inc. in New York City. Andrew offers a safe and effective method with his diverse knowledge of the healing arts. Andrew is licensed in the State of New York and is accredited and certified by the National Boards in both Acupuncture and Herbology.

The Misson/Vision:

Andrew offers a unique and personal path in developing, understanding and incorporating the power of our belief system and your own inner wisdom in the healing process. Andrew works with:

* Functional and Orthopedic Testing

* Acupuncture and Massage Therapy

* Nutrition, Herbal and Chinese Botanicals

* Cupping, Moxabustion, Electrostimulation

* Mind Medicine, Belief Systems, Emotional Healing

Call Andrew at his office, ProAcuMed at 917 843 3623 or by email Make An Appointment NOW with Andrew

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