In our traditional societies, today, of conventional medicine, people hear their doctor or veterinarian say this, but what does it really mean? Does it mean there are no more treatments conducive to your healing? Does it mean that there is nothing left in their plethora of pharmaceutical destruction to address your condition? Does it mean they’ve given up on you? Does it mean they are out of solutions? Is there really ‘nothing more we can do?’
Of course, there is always more we can do! Even if it’s just quality of life…the Earth is so vast and the number of plant species and chemical constituents that make them are endless. Which is the beauty of Mother Nature’s Pantry. If one plant doesn’t work, there are hundreds more to try and the possible combinations are too numerable to count. The synergistic effect of plants when combined is way more than most typical, doctors could even begin to comprehend.
Not only are the plant options innumerable, really, nowadays with postal services, one can access any plant from anywhere in the world. But the possible choice of mediums are countless~one can try Homeopathy, fresh herbs, dried herbs, tinctures, extracts, resins, essential oils, etc.
The method of application can vary greatly, different methods of ingestion varying from sublingual to teas to oils, etc. Topical application for direct absorption into specific areas, or Aromatherapy with numerous ways to diffuse essential oils ranging from atomizing, to vaping, to just adding a few drops to a spray bottle & enjoying direct inhalation that way.
Neither way is right or wrong, whichever resonates the most with you, whichever one brings the most relief, whichever is the most beneficial, is the one for you, regardless of what results others have experienced from similar methods. Often times, friends or ones we encounter in our everyday travels try to advise us when we open up to them. While their advice is well intended, it is often misdirected. Unless someone has really studied plant medicine, than their personal experiences really have no bearing on your options, because one thing did not work for them,, is absolutely no indication whether it will work for you, we are all different. With our own family history, background, environmental factors, diets, genetics, tendencies and preferences, what hasn’t worked for one, definitely has the possibility of working for another. Even for people who are in the same family…we all know how different people in the same family can be and you wonder how that can be when they all grew up in the same house?
When my husband had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma last year and we received the little booklet that goes along with chemo about your blood and what symptoms would indicate what feelings, for instance, low red blood count would mean you would feel sluggish and tired. I realized how when we feel certain symptoms it is because our body is lacking in something. Which usually always go back to something that Nature can provide. Do you need to boost your white blood cell count? Lower your blood pressure, increase your energy, increase your appetite? Fight infection? Improve circulation? Support a healthy metabolism? Detoxify? Absorb vital nutrients?
With just about any issue the body is experiencing, what is needed is to stabilize the body, so it is in a state of homeostasis in which the systems are maintaining stability, the next object is to detoxify, the body can only withstand so much before it starts experiencing difficulties in managing its normal daily functions. Limit exposure. With too many toxins being introduced, the body becomes stressed and under pressure, once you can stabilize it, with the proper nutrients and support needed, it is time to start slowly detoxifying to remove as many of those toxic components as possible. Drinking distilled water attracts impurities from within your body like a magnet and has cleansing properties to it. Often times, detoxifying and removing as many toxins as possible in the immediate environment can alleviate many symptoms. Rebuilding is a vital component in restoring energy and to support the growth of new cells. Getting enough rest in the dark, connecting with our Higher Power or God once a day and filling our bodies full of healing love and energy, plenty of exercise, taking vitamins, enzymes, mushrooms, juicing fresh organic veggies, drinking fresh organic smoothies and toning teas, restoring healthy flora in the gut, maintaining a healing atmosphere, are all ‘THINGS’ that we can do, that will not only give them more time, whether it’s a pet’s or person’s, but will increase their quality of life.
We are all going to die someday, we cannot ask to live forever, but we can expect our time here to be enjoyable. And if we are too sick to see the err of our ways, whether it’s where we live, what we eat, what we put into or on our body, what we surround ourselves with, what we don’t surround ourselves with, and if our doctors are too narrow to come up with anything that is helpful, then let this be the guiding light and the end of a dark tunnel, because there is always something we can do to better our time here and our quality of life!